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AACA Museum, Inc. & Museum of Bus Transportation to merge

Change effective January 1, 2020   Hershey, PA – The AACA Museum’s Board of Directors signed an agreement to merge the Museum of Bus Transportation (MOBT) into the AACA Museum, Inc. This brings to a conclusion the process that began approximately six months ago. The MOBT will cease to exist as...

Carlisle Events kicks off its show season January 17-19

  CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events offers an event 9 out of 12 months, including a season opening weekend in Allentown Pennsylvania. Auto Mania, as it’s been known for decades, runs January 17-19 within the Agri-Plex building at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Auto Mania takes place within a singular building on the...

New online automotive auction house

Awesome Joe Auctions – FREE unless sold Wilmington, DE – December 2nd marked the official launch of Awesome Joe Auctions, the new online auction house for the modern enthusiast that offers a collection of modified, motorsport, classic, exotic, and other commodity autos for collectors, racers, and hobbyists. Developed by Andy Lally...

Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier sees over $10 million in sales

  Walworth, Wis — More than 2,700 lots of tractors, vintage trucks, signs and farm relics crossed the auction block at Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 6-9. The overall sales from the four-day, action-packed event, which featured 20 private collections, reached nearly $10 million with a 96% sell-through...

The Rambler Gallery to reopen on November 29th

After two months being closed, the Rambler Gallery at the Kenosha History Center will be reopened on Black Friday: November 29, 2019. The Kenosha History Center extends their heartfelt thanks to their members, patrons, community, and partners for their help in recovering from the effects of a historic rainfall. The Rambler Gallery...

Russo and Steele to hold charity gala in Scottsdale

Russo and Steele returns home to Scottsdale Jan. 15 through 19, 2020   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – For its 20th anniversary celebration, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is bringing back one of the most highly anticipated events of Arizona Car Week. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will hold the RS Gala on...

The 1-6 Collector Car Rating System demystified

If you have been around classic cars it is a sure bet you have heard those in the know refer to cars in 1-6 condition. What are they talking about? The often-copied 1-6 rating scale was the brainchild of Old Cars founder Chet Krause back in the 1970s. As vehicles began...

Q&A: December 5, 2019 Edition

Q. A couple of years ago I bought a 1973 Jaguar XJ-12 hot rod. It was a professional build back in 1998. It had been in storage for many years and still looks like new. I have been told that the frame was shortened and a 1986 XJ-6 body and interior...

Dodge offering a limited-production Challenger 50th Anniversary edition

  AUBURN HILLS, Mich./PRNewswire/ — Dodge is celebrating the golden anniversary of its iconic Challenger with the new limited-production 50th Anniversary Edition, shown for the first time at the 2019 AutoMobility LA.   “2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Dodge Challenger, one of the most storied muscle cars in history,” said Tim...