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1956 Ford Town Victoria had a selling point beyond the car itself.

Restorer and reader Marty Martino was looking to buy a 1956 Ford Town Victoria four-door hardtop as yard art, but we don’t think it wasn’t the Ford’s color combination, condition or patina that sold him — it was the relic … More »

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AACA’s Top 10: Club picks ‘Most Significant Antique Automobiles’

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The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) selected 10 vehicles it has determined are the most significant automobiles that have influenced American automotive history. More »

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LVAR salvage yard parks Model T’s to street rods

Displayed out front, this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS hardtop advertised for sale was a calling card to the yard. The Super Sport’s $3,200 price includes a factory tach, four-speed manual transmission and a clear title.

The pursuit of diversity has served Dan Barkley and his wife, Dee, well for 30 years as the operators of Little Valley Auto Ranch (LVAR) in Belton, Texas. The 10-acre property houses 500 vintage salvage vehicles, restoration shop and collector car sales outlet. More »

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Calling all customs, restos: Saratoga Auto Museum needs you

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NOMINATE YOUR CAR FOR our “RE-MADE IN AMERICA” EXHIBIT The Saratoga Automobile Museum is currently accepting applications from enthusiasts throughout the region who would like to see their vehicles featured in the upcoming “RE-MADE IN AMERICA” exhibit, set to run … More »

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Historic vehicles drive anti-ethanol message to Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joined by Congressional leaders and industry experts, members of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) participated in the “Fuel for Thought” Rally on Capitol Hill. The event raised awareness of the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on automobile … More »

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Mecum reaches new heights with marathon Kissimmee sale

In what was believed to be a record sale for a 1958 Packard Hawk at auction, this Hawk was sold at the Mecum Kissimmee auction for a hammer bid of $90,000.

Dana Mecum set out to hold the largest collector-car auction ever staged anywhere in the world, and after 10 days of non-stop action in Kissimmee, Fla., he met his goal. More »

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Kissimmee Auction Action: January 24, 2013

Unusual rides abound in Kissimmee, like this really sharp 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 “Thing” finished in Avocado Green.

Our auction reporter Phil Skinner is reporting live from Kissimmee, Florida… giving you all the auction action at Mecum’s huge sale. Check daily for updates!   Hard to believe that this the 7th day of the 10-day-long Mecum Kissimmee Auction … More »

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Custom cars are changing the auction landscape

The C1-RS had its picture taken a lot at the SEMA Show this year. Many hand-fabricated parts are made of aluminum or carbon fiber. The car was a hit and an award winner at the 2012 Milwaukee Autorama.

Rob Williams, general manager of The Auto Collections in Las Vegas, says that the highly modified ’67 “Eleanor” Mustang shown on lobby posters for the Las Vegas attraction is the most popular car it has ever displayed in its 31 years. It is the actual car that actor Nicolas Cage drove in the Touchstone Pictures remake of “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The modified Mustang symbolizes how the old-car hobby is changing today. More »

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Bear hugs: Teddys ‘drive’ vintage cars to hospital

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The Olympic Vintage Auto Club has been collecting and donating teddy bears to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale, Wash., for the past 12 years. More »

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