Classic Car News » Nicole James https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:26:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.13 Rewind: 1955 Ford TV commercialhttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1955-ford-tv-commercial/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1955-ford-tv-commercial/#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:20:11 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99467 Read More

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(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

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Museums: ‘Long Night’ with Mercedes-Benzhttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-long-night-with-mercedes-benz/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-long-night-with-mercedes-benz/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:20:51 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=100302 Read More

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The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, holds a “Long Night” event March 25-26from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. The event begins with children’s activities that run until 7 p.m. and include interactive exhibitions where children can design and build cars along with tour the museum.

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Historic dragsters make Goodguys appearance at Scottsdalehttps://news.classiccars.com/historic-dragsters-make-goodguys-appearance-scottsdale/ https://news.classiccars.com/historic-dragsters-make-goodguys-appearance-scottsdale/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:30:53 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=100095 Read More

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Hundreds of classic cars made their way to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the eighth annual Spring Nationals car show, held March 10-12 and organized by Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Spring Nationals kick off the association’s 20-event schedule which stops in 13 states, each attracting a different array of vehicles.

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Pick of the Day: 1946 Ford Customhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1946-ford-custom/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1946-ford-custom/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:05:51 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=100035 Read More

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Goodguys Rod and Custom Association made a visit to Scottsdale, Arizona, last weekend for the eighth annual Spring Nationals car show. The event attracts hundreds of classic cars from Arizona and surrounding states.

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Goodwood celebrates vintage racing with Facebook Livehttps://news.classiccars.com/goodwood-celebrates-vintage-racing-facebook-live/ https://news.classiccars.com/goodwood-celebrates-vintage-racing-facebook-live/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:35:15 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99854 Read More

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The 75th Members Meeting, to be held this weekend at England’s Goodwood Motor Circuit, will celebrate cars that competed in the inaugural 1987 World Touring Car Championship and be broadcast through the ClassicCars.com Facebook page.

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Rare optioned Cord Westchester on Branson dockethttps://news.classiccars.com/rare-optioned-cord-westchester-branson-docket/ https://news.classiccars.com/rare-optioned-cord-westchester-branson-docket/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:15:07 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99603 Read More

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Sometime is the 1960s, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, salesman purchased the 1937 Cord 812 Westchester that is being offered during the Spring Branson auction, set for April 21-22 at the Branson Convention Center in Missouri.

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‘The King’ honored with all-star NASCAR panel at the Petersenhttps://news.classiccars.com/king-honored-star-nascar-panel-petersen/ https://news.classiccars.com/king-honored-star-nascar-panel-petersen/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:10:35 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99582 Read More

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The Petersen Automotive Museum plans to honor “The King” Richard Petty, on March 23 by presenting him with the museum’s Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Pick of the Day: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164Shttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1991-alfa-romeo-164s/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1991-alfa-romeo-164s/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:05:49 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99322 Read More

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I’ve taken a stronger notice of Alfa Romeo and have been following the Italian automaker ever since I had the opportunity to drive a 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider during Monterey Car Week in August. The Alfas that have caught my eye tend to be classic or very modern without much in between, but as I sorted through ClassicCars.com, I stumbled upon the Pick of the Day, a 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S.

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Museum launches campaign to see Red Baron take flighthttps://news.classiccars.com/museum-launches-kickstarter-campaign-see-red-baron-take-flight/ https://news.classiccars.com/museum-launches-kickstarter-campaign-see-red-baron-take-flight/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:30:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99302 Read More

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To commemorate the centennial of World War I, the Owls Head Transportation Museum has begun crowdfunding efforts to restore its version of the “Red Barron,” a 1917 Fokker Dr.I reproduction inspired by the airplane flown by Manfred von Richthofen.

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McCormick tops $5.8 million at Palm Springs salehttps://news.classiccars.com/mccormick-tops-5-8-million-palm-springs-sale/ https://news.classiccars.com/mccormick-tops-5-8-million-palm-springs-sale/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:10:49 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=99261 Read More

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McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction toped $5.8 million in sales with 304 vehicles sold during the company’s 62nd auction February 24-26 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Carlisle does nearly $3 million at Winter AutoFest salehttps://news.classiccars.com/carlisle-nearly-3-million-winter-autofest-sale/ https://news.classiccars.com/carlisle-nearly-3-million-winter-autofest-sale/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:20:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98983 Read More

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Carlisle Auctions did nearly $3 million in sales at its first event of the year, held last week as part of the Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida. The two-day auction sent more than 400 collector cars cross the block, as well as merchandise and memorabilia.

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New exhibits open this weekend, new museum to comehttps://news.classiccars.com/new-exhibits-open-weekend-new-museum-come/ https://news.classiccars.com/new-exhibits-open-weekend-new-museum-come/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:15:27 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98970 Read More

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A new museum is set to open in Rochester, New York, as part of a business expansion that will redevelop the surrounding area. The museum, dubbed the Rochester Auto Museum, will feature cars from the Bob Bartosiewicz collection.

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Pick of the Day: 1961 Chevrolet Corvettehttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1961-chevrolet-corvette/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1961-chevrolet-corvette/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:05:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98872 Read More

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The Pick of the Day, a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette listed on ClassicCars.com, is an excellent representation of the model year and earned 94.8 percent of the 4,510 points judged by the National Corvette Restorer Society, securing a Top Flight Award.

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When being a car show judge becomes very personalhttps://news.classiccars.com/car-show-judge-becomes-personal/ https://news.classiccars.com/car-show-judge-becomes-personal/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:30:16 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98417 Read More

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It’s official! I’m a celebrity! At least when I arrived in Lakeland, Florida, for Carlisle Events’ Winter Autofest, I was asked to be a celebrity judge for the car show portion of the four-day event. Without hesitation, I said yes.

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Everything you never knew you needed at Winter Autofesthttps://news.classiccars.com/everything-never-knew-needed-winter-autofest/ https://news.classiccars.com/everything-never-knew-needed-winter-autofest/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:15:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98376 Read More

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A popular element of each Carlisle Event is the swap meet where vendors congregate to sell, well, to sell pretty much everything you’d ever need whether automotive or not. Spent just a few moments browsing the aisles and you will find everything you never knew you needed.

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Import Face Off series makes a stop in Arizonahttps://news.classiccars.com/import-face-off-series-makes-stop-arizona/ https://news.classiccars.com/import-face-off-series-makes-stop-arizona/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:15:05 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97645 Read More

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Gear heads flocked from all corners of Arizona recently to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix for a day of test n’ tune, drifting and a glittering car show, all part of the Import Face Off, an innovative lifestyle event highlighting non-domestic brands since 2001.

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Window shopping with Nicole at Carlisle’s Winter Autofesthttps://news.classiccars.com/window-shopping-nicole-carlisles-winter-autofest/ https://news.classiccars.com/window-shopping-nicole-carlisles-winter-autofest/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:17:35 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98265 Read More

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I have attended Carlisle Events Florida events before, but this is my first time experiencing the Winter Autofest, which includes the first Carlisle Auction of the 2017 event season.

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Packard museum offers special Fat Tuesday Dixieland concerthttps://news.classiccars.com/packard-museum-offers-special-fat-tuesday-dixieland-concert/ https://news.classiccars.com/packard-museum-offers-special-fat-tuesday-dixieland-concert/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:10:55 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98278 Read More

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National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, presents a “Fat Tuesday” concert and celebration  February 28,  from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Packard Dixieland Band conducted by Daniel Carioti and the museum will be decked out “New Orleans style” with cabaret seating during the concert.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Goodguys gear up for 8th Spring Nationals in Scottsdalehttps://news.classiccars.com/goodguys-gear-8th-spring-nationals-scottsdale/ https://news.classiccars.com/goodguys-gear-8th-spring-nationals-scottsdale/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:20:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97428 Read More

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The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 10-12, for its eighth annual Spring Nationals, the kickoff event to a 20-event national show schedule.

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Pick of the Day: 1955 Chevrolet 210https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1955-chevrolet-210/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1955-chevrolet-210/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:05:22 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=98192 Read More

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The Pick of the Day combines Chevrolet big-block power with classic American styling for a visually stunning custom creation built to perform on the street. Listed on ClassicCars.com, this pro-touring 1955 Chevrolet 210 has graced the cover of Super Chevy and was featured in Chevy High Performance, while the builder, Brent Jarvis of Performance Restorations, has been seen in Hot Rod, and Popular Hotrodding with other builds.

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We drive friendly Fiats at the Bondurant schoolhttps://news.classiccars.com/drive-friendly-fiats-bondurant-school/ https://news.classiccars.com/drive-friendly-fiats-bondurant-school/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:25:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97564 Read More

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Dodge Vipers line the entrance of the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. They seem ready to strike at any moment. Meanwhile, menacing Dodge Hellcats stare you down.

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Museums hold car shows this weekendhttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-hold-car-shows-weekend/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-hold-car-shows-weekend/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:15:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97788 Read More

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Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, holds its monthly car show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to attend or to show a car. Six awards will be given out and music will be provided by Tom’s Traveling Tunes.

The following weekend, the museum holds its monthly automotive flea market and car corral from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Carlisle Auctions adds a day to Spring, Fall saleshttps://news.classiccars.com/carlisle-auctions-adds-day-spring-fall-sales/ https://news.classiccars.com/carlisle-auctions-adds-day-spring-fall-sales/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:10:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97420 Read More

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Due to the increased popularity of the auctions that take place during select events organized by Carlisle Events, the auction team has added an additional day to its Spring and Fall events.

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Concours in the Hills is the casual concourshttps://news.classiccars.com/concours-hills-casual-concours/ https://news.classiccars.com/concours-hills-casual-concours/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97534 Read More

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Set on the lawn surrounding one of the world’s tallest fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the fourth annual Concours in the Hills has established itself as a casual event that bears little resemblance to the formal “white glove” affairs with which it shares part of its name.

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It’s Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgroundshttps://news.classiccars.com/photos-auto-mania-allentown-fairgrounds/ https://news.classiccars.com/photos-auto-mania-allentown-fairgrounds/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:10:24 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=97399 Read More

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Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest indoor –- and heated –- swap meet took place January 20-22 at the Allentown fairgrounds and featured automotive pieces, collectible items, and a farmer’s market.

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