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Thunderbird Appreciation Day set May 21

WIXOM, Mich. _ Thunderbird owners will be showing off their iconic Ford vehicles in a first ever “Thunderbird Appreciation Day” May 21. The three large Thunderbird clubs; Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI), Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and International Thunderbird Club (ITC) are encouraging their members to take their Thunderbirds out, individually or in...

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SEMA Battle of the Builders premieres Feb. 6th

  DIAMOND BAR, CA — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6th at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great...

Eric Dahlquist, Jr. passed away

Eric Dahlquist, Jr., President of Pontiac’s West Coast PR firm Vista Group, died unexpectedly on December 24, 2016 from complications following open heart surgery. He was 79. Born in 1937 in Lockport, New York, Eric inherited his father’s fascination with all things mechanical, eventually becoming a contributor to Hot Rod magazine while attending the University of Buffalo, covering...

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Update on the Rhode Island Year of Manufacture Plate Bill

UPDATE: Rhode Island bill to require state to issue year of manufacture license plates Introduced     In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.  This year, a bill (H.B. 5068) has been introduced to require that the state issue...

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Montana single license plate bill considered on January 23rd

Montana Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Monday, January 23, 2017     Montana legislation (H.B. 213) to provide for the issuance of a single rear mounted license plate for motor vehicles that were originally equipped without a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a...

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81st AACA Annual Meeting

81st AACA Annual Meeting to take place February 9-11, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA Have you ever attended the AACA Annual Meeting before?  Then you know what a good time it is! The camaraderie of members, the celebration of our beloved hobby and AACA, the educational seminars, the trade show vendors and the special receptions and...

Part of the Arizona Concours scene at the Arizona Biltmore Resort - Ken Bryant

2017 Arizona Concours d’Elegance winners

PHOENIX — One of the world’s most-famous automobiles, a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, won Best of Show honors at the fourth annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the Arizona Biltmore resort. The handbuilt car, with prominent front fenders and a narrow aluminum body uniquely joined by rivets running along its fenders and down its...

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Magnum P.I. Ferrari up for auction this week

The 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole driven by Tom Selleck in the fourth season of the hit show “Magnum P.I.” will be auctioned this week (Thursday, January 19) as part of Bonhams’ Scottsdale Classic Car Auction. 1984 FERRARI 308 GTS QUATTROVALVOLE Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina VIN. ZFFUA13A4E0051941 Engine no. 00383 2,926cc...

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Chapouris made bold tracks through hot-rodding world

Famed hot-rod builder Pete Chapouris died Jan. 6 at age 76 following a stroke. Chapouris grew up in the California hot rodding scene in the 1950s and began building and customizing his own cars. In 1971, he went to work at  Blair’s speed shop and built a chopped ’34 Ford coupe that gained wide...

11-13 November, 2016, Avondale, Arizona USA
Joey Logano celebrates in victory lane 
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Atlantic City Auction & Car Show welcomes NASCAR Driver, Joey Logano

  Atlantic City – The Atlantic City Car Show and Auction will welcome Nascar driver, Joey Lagano to this year’s show. Eight-year NASCAR veteran, elite racer and future of the sport will be available for autographs and photo ops Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12 from 2-4 p.m. See Joey’s famous number twenty-two Penske Chevrolet all weekend long. You can also meet...