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.
It has long been my contention that if you’re buying a coupe, you want the most powerful engine available. However, if you’re buying a convertible, you don’t need that much power. Hey, if you’re driving a convertible to the race track, it’s to spectate, not to compete. Convertibles are designed for top-down cruising, not for trail braking.
Thus when I knew I was going to take part in the ELK Charity Challenge, a legal-speeds road rally from Detroit to Lake Placid — and as long as I’d gone that far, when the event was over I’d continue on to Maine to visit a couple of car museums — I contacted Chevrolet and asked if I could borrow a new Camaro convertible for the trip. But I had one stipulation (who says beggars can’t be choosers?): I wanted the base version of the new Camaro, the one with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Continue reading
Fins & Family Haulers were the featured classes last weekend at the annual Cars ‘R’ Stars show held at the historic Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township, a suburb north of Detroit.
Packard’s proving grounds opened in the summer of 1928 with a world speed record of 148 mph being set on its oval test track. Today, most of what was the track has been replaced by suburban homes, but the timing tower and a short stretch of the track remain. Continue reading
Mecum Auctions’ inaugural MidAmerica Chicago motorcycle auction found new owners for 169 vintage and antique motorcycles last weekend and generated $1,309,043 in total sales. Continue reading
We’re still some two months away from the collector car auctions that will take place in mid-August on California’s Monterey Peninsula, but the auction houses already are battling for bidders’ attention. Consider: Continue reading
The Finest Automobile Auctions has announced total sales of more than $3.4 million for its inaugural sale at The Elegance at Hershey last weekend. A 1968 Lamborghini 400GT sold for $577,500 and a 1927 Bugatti Type 38A brought $440,000.