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1937 Rolls Royce returning to Milwaukee Masterpiece show field

MILWAUKEE  — An eye-catching 1937 Rolls Royce, owned by Larry Klairmont, Klairmont Kollections, Chicago, Ill., is returning to The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance show field for 2014. In 2005, at the inaugural Milwaukee Masterpiece, the Klairmont Rolls captured the first People’s Choice award. From 1936 to 1939, only 727 chassis were constructed by...

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE, would have been 150 years old on this day.

Happy Birthday, Sir Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today celebrates 150 years since the birth of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE. A modest genius that referred to himself simply as a ‘mechanic’, Royce had a simple engineering philosophy – the pursuit of excellence. Born into humble beginnings on March 27, 1863, Royce was the...

This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is the latest in a long line of vehicle donations in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Petersen Museum to preserve LA legacies

LOS ANGELES – The Petersen Automotive Museum recently received two outstanding vehicles to add to its world-class collection of more than 400 vehicles. “Double Dozen” a hand-built roadster whose design is based on a 1933 Ford, and an immaculate 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III are the latest in a long line of vehicle donations...

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On exhibit: Gilmore explores Dust Bowl, Depression and drives

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. – The images from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s are haunting – long lines at soup kitchens, farms buried by dirt and gaunt faces peering out from dilapidated autos piled high with their only possessions. But that is only part of the story. While desperate families...

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Princess Diana’s charity work continues through her car

VOLO, Ill. — The Volo Auto Museum has a special collection called Treasures of the Vault that is available for viewing as part of their trolley tour that runs every Saturday and Sunday. These are cars that were owned or used by the rich and famous. One of the well-known cars in the collection...