I got a text message from a buddy of mine in Bowman, North Dakota, and he asked me if I knew anybody that would be interested in a 1964 Plymouth Barracuda. Naturally, I asked for some more information about it.
Now this buddy of mine is in his late 50s and he said his mom had a friend that had a daughter that had a ’64 Barracuda and she needed to sell it. Continue reading
Genevieve Gilmore knew her husband, Donald, would need something to occupy his time after his retirement, so she bought him a 1920 Pierce-Arrow that needed restoration.
It was a strange gift for a man who had never been a car enthusiast. But perhaps he’d just been too busy running the family department store and then a major pharmaceutical company that also was part of the family’s enterprises. Continue reading
The Benjafield’s Racing Club annually gathers for a one-off event, themed based on the home local of the club member who is that year’s host. This year the event was held at Jonathan Turner’s home at Bowcliffe Hall in West Sussex, England, where the theme was Yorkshire Buccaneer, complete with Yorkshire tea and Yorkshire Pudding.
Participants brought 41 pre-war cars — 25 of them Bentleys — and worth an estimated $45 million for a climb up Harewood Hill, a drive through Bramham Park, runs on the runways of an RAF base, and even laps around a go-kart track. Much of the rally was held on gravel roads. Continue reading
Hopefully you not only noticed but cast your vote in our weekly poll last week. Our question was: What are the best classic cars for winter driving? We offered 10 possibilities.
Even before we posted the question, it caused some interesting discussion within the staff.
A couple of us more elderly curmudgeons pointed out that back when today’s classics were just cars, we drove them year around and regardless of the weather. Sure, we may have bolted on a pair of “snow” tires, stuck a piece of cardboard in the radiator, checked the anti-freeze and changed the viscosity of engine oil (some might even have used an electrically heated dipstick). Continue reading
British auction house Coys says it has sold a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 for £825,000 ($1,015,370) and that it not only is “the first time a historic car has been sold directly on social media,” but is the largest known “in-app” purchase of anything to date.
The transaction also was the largest so far via Apple Pay and was done on the Vero platform. Continue reading
Sales at major collector car auctions hit $1.2 billion and 201 cars sold for $1 million or more between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, according to the 21st annual edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook, being published Thursday in Padova, Italy, by Historica Selecta. Continue reading
We often write about classic cars as rolling sculpture. Well, the newest vehicle at the Gilmore Car Museum truly is a sculpture, but since it is made of 12,000 pounds of bricks, it doesn’t really roll.
“Mom’s Favorite Car” is the name of the bas-relief brick sculpture that artist Paula Blincoe Collins has donated to the museum. Collins, who has done more than 200 brick sculptures, created the car for the recent ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Continue reading
Once simply the most luxurious of Hyundai cars, Genesis has become its own brand. For the 2017 model year, the “luxurious Genesis G90 flagship” and the “mid-luxury Genesis G80” come with the “Genesis Experience,” which Hyundai says includes an industry-best warranty with three years of 36,000 miles of:
Three motorcycles — a 1924 Croft-Cameron 996cc Super Eight, a 1948 Vincent-HRD 998 Black Shadow Series and a 1937 Brough Superior with sidecar combination – each sold for six figures over the weekend at Bonhams’ Autumn Stafford sale. The fall version of the twice-a-year auction of vintage motorcycles generated $1.91 million in sales. Continue reading