Old Cars Weekly

Mecum Kissimmee to offer up 3,000+ cars Jan. 5-14

  WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will return to Kissimmee, Florida, for the world’s largest annual collector-car auction offering more than 3,000 classic and collector cars at Mecum Kissimmee 2018 this Jan. 5-14. Now in its 12th year at Osceola Heritage Park, Mecum Kissimmee will once again be the focus of the collector-car...

Musclecar fans converge at Chicago’s MCACN ‘17

  It was the ninth annual presentation of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (www.mcacn.com) at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. on November 18-19th and there was no letdown in the historical significance and entertainment value of this event, which features the best of the best year after year....

Car of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne

In the summer of 1968, I received my driver’s license and went looking to buy my first car. My dad took me to the local car dealership and they had a few cars sitting out back that weren’t too expensive. There was a 1958 Ford Galaxie and a black four-door 1960...

Worldwide’s Scottsdale Auction to offer up Indy 500 racecars

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers has confirmed that two renowned Indianapolis 500 racecars will join the grid for its annual Scottsdale Auction at the start of Arizona Car Week on Wednesday, January 17. Offered for sale is “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indy 500 entry, a 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indianapolis 500 Roadster,...

Simeone Museum wins ‘Museum of the Year’ award

PHILADELPHIA _ The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia — a collection of 65 rare and significant racing sports cars — has been selected as 2017 “Museum of the Year” by the Octane Awards (formerly known as the International Historic Motoring Awards) for a second time. The museum previously won the...

Carlisle Auctions wraps up 2017 season in Florida

  LAKELAND, Fla. _ With 2017’s Fall Florida AutoFest Nov. 11-12 signaled the end of Carlisle Auctions’ season. Over 400 consignments crossed the block spanning 100 years of production.   A 1964 Corvette went for $79,180 (including fees) to take top honors. A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T brought $72,225. Carlisle Events...

Chris Dyson added to speakers at Lost Speedways event Nov. 25

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY _ 2011 American LeMans Series driving champion Chris Dyson has been added to the Saturday, Nov. 25 Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dyson will join his team owner and father, Rob, in a discussion of the 200 mph Lola B0/86 Mazda-powered endurance racer they recently donated...

Goodguys Rod & Custom 2018 news and dates

PLEASANTON, Calif. _ For the first time in more than 20 years, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is raising the year eligibility for registered event participants. Beginning with the 8th Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 9-11 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Goodguys will open event gates to 1987 and earlier show...

Car of the Week: 1924 Dodge Brothers roadster

Story and photos by Brian Earnest Thanks to his grandfather, William Hupke had always been mostly a Dodge guy. About 10 years ago, his son William Jr. made sure pops was going to stay that way. The father-son duo wound up traveling from their Wisconsin homes to the Twin Cities in...