Old Cars Weekly

RM Sotheby’s early stars in upcoming Paris sale

LONDON _ RM Sotheby’s will holds its fifth annual Paris sale on Febr. 7during the world-famous Rétromobile week (Feb. 7-11). Early consignments include a 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, offered from long-term French ownership. Known as one of the most successful of the Bugatti racing models, chassis no. 4394 was delivered...

Mecum Kissimmee to offer up 3,000+ cars

  KISSIMMEE, Fla. _ Mecum Auctions will return to Kissimmee, Fla., for the world’s largest annual collector car auction with more than 3,000 classic and collector cars set to cross the block Jan. 5-14. The mega auction with its massive car-show-style layout will be complemented by thousands of road art offerings....

Muscle car fans converge at Chicago’s MCACN ‘17

  The ninth annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (www.mcacn.com) at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. took place on Nov. 18-19. Some additions this year were seminars by legendary NASCAR driver Paul Goldsmith, a new motorcycle show; 20 unveilings of fresh restorations on cars ranging from an AMC SC/Rambler...

Car of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Impala

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 Scottsdale Auction to offer up Indy 500 racers

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers will line up two renowned Indianapolis 500 Racecars at its annual Scottsdale Auction at the start of Arizona Car Week on Wednesday, Jan. 17. On the menu is “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indy 500 entry, a 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indianapolis 500 Roadster, a 5th place finisher at...

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 an unprecedented second time. The museum previously won the inaugural...

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...

Amelia Island Concours to feature cars of ‘Big Daddy’ Roth

A full class of customs of “Big Daddy” Ed Roth will be featured at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 11. Ed Roth was a legend and an iconoclast. He created some of the most outrageous, reality bending customs of an era that thrived on American individualism run delightfully...

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...