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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...

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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...

images by Middle River Arts Photography © 2016 Courtesy of Auctions America

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...

Leno’s Piss’d Off Pete hot rod put in an appearance at the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Big Rig Show last August. Wonder if we can get the owner back to the Badger State for the Iola Old Car Show? (www.iolaoldcarshow.com)

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...

Although the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey still stands, the inside is devastated from mud and salt water damage following Hurricane Sandy. The building will have to be gutted and restored and the cars rebuilt or scrapped.

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....

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Miles of parts at Carlisle

Fall extravaganza now part of expanding Carlisle Events schedule Story and photos by Ron Kowalke For the 38th year, central Pennsylvania was the place to be for collector vehicle hobbyists in early October. Since 1974, Carlisle Events has staged its massive fall car show and swap meet at the Carlisle (Pa.) Fairgrounds, held this...