Drive Toward a Cure is the name of a non-profit rally alternative aiming to combine cars and camaraderie for weekend driving events while raising money to fight Parkinson’s disease. The first events are scheduled for the April 28-30, 2017, weekend in California, and drives in Europe and the southeastern U.S. already are in the works. Continue reading
My father had three of these cars as I was growing up.
I remember his first Mark III being a pale yellow with black interior and vinyl roof. I must have been about 4 or 5 years old, which would have been 1970-71. Continue reading
Each year, a major British car magazine gets a private banking firm to underwrite a judging panel to select winners of the International Historic Motoring Awards, which honor the best of the best in the industry that most of us simply consider to be the collector car hobby.
Not only did Americans do exceptionally well in the 2016 award distribution, but, in an unprecedented move, the judging panel presented the lifetime achievement award not to a person but to a place — the Bonneville Salt Flats. Continue reading
Jeffrey E. Bliemeister is returning to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum as executive director of the institution in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Bliemeister was the museum’s curator from early in 2003 through November 2011.
Bliemeister, which starts his new position December 12, succeeds Mark Lizewskie, who left in August. Lizewskie became general manager of D.L. George Coachworks, a restoration facility. Continue reading
The monthly Hagerty Market Racing dropped for the fourth consecutive month in November, though the 0.02 slip was very small. Nonetheless, the classic car insurer and value-tracker reported in its news release that the drop “continues the gradual slowdown we have seen since May 2015.”
The preliminary mid-November rating is 66.89, subject to adjustment when national economic figures are released at the end of the month. Continue reading
Full-size Pontiacs were redesigned for the 1963 model year with a pair of vertically stacked headlamps at either end of the grille and parentheses-style tail lamps at the back. With the overall styling getting more squared lines, the overall look was longer and lower.
Pick of the Day is a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, being sold by its private owner, who notes the car has traveled only 82,056 miles since new, including being driven last year from Atlanta, Georgia, to Edwards, Colorado, “with no issues.” Continue reading
2,000 Wheels has the sound of a Mecum Auctions mega event. All at no reserve sounds more like Barrett-Jackson. But , , which is Italian for 2,000 Wheels, is an auction scheduled for November 25-27 by RM Sotheby’s, which says this sale will be the largest of a single private collection in European history. Continue reading
All of the factory 1940 woodie wagons were four doors, but Jody Sauls of Cowboy Customs in Clinton, South Carolina, decided to make this one a two-door Ford.
I watched him while he was building it. I was in his shop one day and a pallet of lumber straight from the saw mill was setting on the floor. One month later, I went in and the body was built and in paint. Well, I said in paint. When Jody built the car, there was some differences in the color of the wood and Jody decided to stain the wood almost black and he painted the rest of the car black. Continue reading
In Japan and in Germany and Italy, automakers have stunning museums that celebrate and share their histories and heritage, displaying not only vehicles but other corporate artifacts. In the United States, not so much. Continue reading
One of Britain’s “Holy Grail” motorcycles has returned home sold for
£275,000 ($341,700) at H&H Classic auction this week at Donington. The 1938 Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide was built by Ted Hampshire and at one time was owned by Alan de Cadenet.
The bike, one of only 78 produced between 1936 and 1939, was discovered recently in a “job-lot” collection in Japan. Only 50 of the Series-A Rapides are known to still exist, H&H Classics reported. Continue reading