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Eye Candy: Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars at Pebble Beach

Ten vintage two-man Indy racing cars from 1930-1937 drew attention Sunday at Pebble Beach | Larry Edsall photos
Ten vintage two-man Indy racing cars from 1930-1937 drew attention Sunday at Pebble Beach | Larry Edsall photos

Yes, the row of 16 Ford GT40s along the show of Stillwater Cove was amazing and awesome, as was the adjacent array of Delahayes. But what really revved my engine last Sunday at the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was the Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930-1937 class. Continue reading

Truck Nationals continuing growth under Carlisle Events

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Full show field at Carlisle Truck Nationals 2016 | Carlisle Events photos

Earlier this month Carlisle Events’ Truck Nationals experienced what organizers termed a “third straight year of event growth and a renewed passion for all things truck” with 1,704 trucks registered at the Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The attendance was the highest since 2003 and nearly broke the 2001 attendance record of 1,714.

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Eye Candy: Bob’s Monterey Car Week highlights

A 1912 Delaunay-Bellville omnibus careens across the lawn at Pebble Beach Concours | Bob Golfen photos
A 1912 Delaunay-Bellville omnibus careens across the lawn at Pebble Beach Concours | Bob Golfen photos

Monterey Car Week seems so overwhelming at the start. Great cars everywhere you look, too much to do, too much traffic – which is kind of ironic since most of the vehicle occupants are there to see cars – so many old friends to greet, and just the whole atmosphere of automotive overindulgence. Continue reading

Museums: The Drive Home II will start in Boston

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1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang | LeMay – ACM photos

A 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang from the LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, are set to take part in the museum’s second winter road rally, “The Drive Home: The Heritage Run.”

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Pick of the Day: 1912 Hupmobile Model 20 Runabout

The Hupmobile's tall wheels and short length gives it a sporty look
The Hupmobile’s tall wheels and short length gives it a sporty look

All the fine Brass Era autos shown at the Pebble Beach Concours whetted my appetite for a relic from the dawn of motoring. So here we have a Hupmobile, which might not be a familiar name today, but it was a leading brand back in the early days and through the 1920s, producing cars that were affordable yet distinctive.

The Pick of the Day is a 1912 Hupmoble Model 20, a two-seat runabout that appears to be in excellent restored condition, and which the seller says is “a distinguished Brass Era car that’s ready to leave here on a Saturday and win awards on that Sunday.” Continue reading

AACA Museum loses yet another executive director

Mark Lizewskie leaves museum | Ed Hyman photo
Mark Lizewskie leaves museum | Ed Hyman photo

Yet another executive director has left the Antique Automobile Club of America museum, which has announced the resignation of Mark Lizewskie effective August 23. According to the official news release, Dennis Beck, the museum’s accounting manager, will serve as acting general manager for an interim period. Continue reading

Bondurant school to teach autocross with new Fiat 124s, 500s

A 2017 Fiat 124 Spider painted in the Bondurant school colors | Bob Golfen
A 2017 Fiat 124 Spider painted in the Bondurant school colors | Bob Golfen photos

Autocross instruction will be offered at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Arizona, using 2017 Fiat 124 Spider sports cars and 500 Abarth coupes made available through the school’s partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The program was announced recently during Concorso Italiano in Seaside, California, the perfect place to show off Fiat’s reborn 124 – the original Fiat 124 roadster was celebrating its 50th anniversary at Concorso – as well as introduce the Italian-style performance at Bondurant. Continue reading

Mercedes making original-spec new parts for pre-war S models

Steuerradsatz für Benzindruckpumpe, nitriert, in Königswellen-Ausführung. Für Mercedes-Benz S, SS, SSK, SSKL (W 06). Nachfertigung von Mercedes-Benz Classic nach Originalspezifikation, 2016. ; Timing gear set for petrol pressure pump, nitrided, vertical-shaft version. For Mercedes-Benz S, SS, SSK, SSKL (W 06). Reproduced by Mercedes-Benz Classic according to the original specification, 2016.;
Timing gear set for vintage gasoline pressure pump | Mercedes-Benz Classic,

Restoring a pre-war Mercedes-Benz just got a little easier as Daimler AG has announced that its Mercedes-Benz Classic department will reproduce original-quality spare parts for such pre-war classics as the S, SS, SSK and SSKL. Continue reading

Petersen announces new exhibits, sets 5-year targets

1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic and a Rembrandt Bugatti sculpture | Larry Edsall photos
1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic and a Rembrandt Bugatti sculpture | Larry Edsall photos

In keeping with its mission of being an educational institution as well as a car museum, officials of the Petersen Automotive Museum shared details at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of upcoming exhibitions and of the museum’s five-year plan. Continue reading

Two museums to benefit from Leake’s Detroit auction

Sale of 1931 Ford Model A-400 will benefit CCCA Museum | Leake Auction photos
Sale of 1931 Ford Model A-400 will benefit CCCA Museum | Leake Auction photos

Two classic car museums will benefit from the sale of three cars at Leake Auction Company’s inaugural MotorCity auction scheduled for September 9-10 in downtown Detroit.

A 1931 Ford Model A-400 will be sold to benefit the Classic Car Club of America Museum while proceeds from the sales of a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 and a 1989 Cadillac Seville will go to the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum. Both museums are located on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in southwestern Michigan. Continue reading