We may get a chance to see the impact of Brexit on the collector car marketplace — if any — when Coys stages a 140-car auction Saturday at Britain’s Blenheim Palace in conjunction with the concours d’elegance at the palace that was the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Continue reading
Turns out classic cars, vintage motorcycles, wooden boats, historic aircraft and antique farm tractors aren’t the only vehicles people collect and restore. In northern Indiana, there’s an entire museum of recreation vehicles, from old pop-up campers to vehicles especially created for the likes of Mae West and Charles Lindbergh.
The RV/MH Hall of Fame, Museum & Library is located just off the Indiana toll road at the East Elkhart exit. That only makes sense since the Elkhart area is the heart of RV manufacturing in the United States. Continue reading
Pick of the Day is a 1953 Packard Cavalier offered with only 71,831 miles since new, and with its exterior in original condition.
“During the mid-1950s, Packard needed to reinforce its identity as a premium luxury car manufacturer in the face of challenges from the Big Three,” the private seller from Trabuco Canyon, California, writes in the advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “With the ever newer car designs of the decade, the visual distinctions that had defined Packard were disappearing, interior luxury and performance were harder to express, and Packard management was regretting its decision to produce the entry-level Clipper series. Continue reading
The 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the 22,000-mile New York to Paris event in 1908 is the latest vehicle to join the National Historic Vehicle Register, the Historic Vehicle Association announced Thursday.
“The 1908 New York to Paris race was a daunting challenge given the lack of road infrastructure and state of automobile technology of the period,” Mark Gessler, HVA president, said in a news release in conjunction with the official ceremonies honoring the Thomas Flyer during The Great Race. Continue reading
The latest of sculptor Gerry Judah’s stunning central features was unveiled Thursday night at the kickoff of the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The soaring sculpture celebrates the centennial of BMW, the honored marque this year at the festival held at Lord March’s Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. Continue reading
Britain-based collector car auction house Coys has announced it will stage a “major classic and sports car auction” in conjunction with the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de L’Automobile) on October 8. Continue reading
Discovered by a company hired to remove everything from a property, the Costin Nathan racing car will be offered for bidding as a restoration project July 10 at H&H’s Chateau Impney Hillclimb sale in the British Midlands. The car had been hidden away for 45 years. Continue reading
‘Bar Harbor has been visited again by the deadly automobile scourge…” the Bangor News reported in 1908.
Scourge? Really? Continue reading
Paris-based Artcurial Motorcars has released the star cars for its auction July 9 at the Le Mans Classic.
Held every other year in conjunction with the vintage racing weekend at the full and famed Circuit de la Sarthe, the auction and various car shows are based at the Bugatti Circuit, a section of the longer 24-hour race course. Continue reading
The E-type may get the most attention, but it was one of four Jaguar models sold in the United States during the 1967 model year. The others were the 340 and the 420 sedans, the latter available as the 420 or the 420G, the G short for Grand Saloon.