collector cars

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 team within 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 trades and hold...

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. We were going...

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. But could the...

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 seeing a road...

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 of isolated initiatives...

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 states across the...

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 to the Iola...

Superstorm Sandy: A Hurricane & the Hobby

After 12 long years, the Vintage Car Club of Ocean County finally fulfilled its dream of opening a car museum in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Sept. 15. Less than three weeks later, that dream washed out to sea, almost literally, when Hurricane Sandy came crashing into the United States’ East Coast on Oct. 29....