pre-war

The Portland Art Museum to host streamlined auto and cycle exhibit

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Portland Art Museum announced The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibition debuting at the Museum in Summer 2018. Featuring 19 rare streamlined automobiles and motorcycles, The Shape of Speed opens June 16 and will be on view through September 16, 2018. The concept of streamlining has fascinated people for...

Luxurious Lagonda built for nobleman

Old Cars Weekly archive – August 28, 2008 issue By John Gunnell   Frederick and Alberta Berndt’s 1938 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe is a luxury car outside, inside and under the hood. It was originally built for a titled nobleman in Como, Italy, but it didn’t always get “royal treatment.” It...

The John Lewis Collection Auction

  Amazing & Rare Pre-War Trucks & Cars Collection Oklahomans are a determined, tough bunch, and John Lewis was no exception. Growing up during the 1930s John saw first-hand how it took determination and shear will to survive. His Momma worked hard and saved what she could while raising John and...

Modern, prewar and Street Rods at Mecum’s Dallas auction

The car-collecting hobby is one of varying ideals and motivations. There are those who procure classic cars as potential monetary investments. Collectors will fill their garages with examples that are essentially viewed as stocks ready to be sold at peak market maturity. There are others who take a more reverent approach...

Gilmore Car Museum turns 50

The Gilmore Car Museum’s upcoming “The Donald Gilmore Classic” will feature Pre-War Vehicles, 1896-1942 just like the cars Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. This new show will be held May 21 and be part of a year-long celebration commemorating the Gilmore Car Museum’s 50th anniversary. Special awards will be given foroldest car, furthest driven,...