collector cars

Hagerty Family Fun Fest brings analog fun to Ontario

Stayner, Ontario – On September 24th, in Stayner, Ontario, Hagerty held it’s first-ever Hagerty Family Car Fest in Canada, where more than 300 youth and adults were able to experience a variety of iconic classic and collector cars. “While technology is moving at hyper-speed, the Hagerty Family Car Fest gives families a chance...

AACA Museum offers assembly line ‘experience’

HERSHEY, Pa. _ The AACA Museum “Assembly Line Experience” is a new permanent exhibit that will help visitors see how automobile production evolved from one-at-a-time custom builds to mass production via the assembly line process. The display will challenge people to build on their own car, then build one as a...

A new beginning for an old legend

By Yvette VanDerBrink When the Lambrecht Auction was taking place the dealership was a major landmark. The building had been built by the Lambrecht family and was frequented by many in the Midwest for their Chevrolet car, pickup, and truck needs. This building also held secrets. Why did Mr. Lambrecht keep all his...

Because of a 1966 Chevrolet Impala

By Yvette VanDerBrink Today was a sad day for my husband and me. We buried a young, fellow collector. The guy that everyone loved, who cooked for everyone, and most of all, a great friend. When my husband and I were dating an act of fate landed us a new friend....

Can politics affect collector car values?

I think all of us can say that the election of 2016 was one that people will be talking about for years to come. I myself, was watching the election closely and what the outcome would be. Voters had strong opinions on both sides of the aisle with many opposing political views....

Octane – the Magic Bullet

  There have been rumblings about automakers suggesting that the octane in the gasoline be raised at the pumps. They claim it is in response to the 2025 U.S. government’s tentative mandate of 54.5 mpg required across entire fleets. I must admit that this is a pretty daunting task to undertake...

Preserve the ‘digital generation’ of classic vehicles

Many modern classics built after the mid-1980s face an uncertain future, unless the industry can safeguard the technology behind these vehicles – the so-called ‘digital generation’. FIVA (the international federation of historic vehicles) is keen to draw public attention to this very real threat, before it’s too late. Already, a number...

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale tops $20 million

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season April 1-3, generating $20 million — including premiums — in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. The multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41...

Jay Loves Cars

  With comedian Jay Leno planning his last Tonight Show for Feb. 6, the question has been raised about what he is going to do in the future. On one of my two visits to Leno’s collection back in the late 1990s, I asked him if he would ever consider coming...