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Skydome to re-open Thursday at National Corvette Museum

Sinkhole repaired. Cars back on display. Skydome to re-open Thursday | National Corvette Museum photos
Sinkhole repaired. Cars back on display. Skydome to re-open Thursday | National Corvette Museum photos

‘When life hands you lemons” the headline reads on the news release from the National Corvette Museum, which on Thursday morning plans to officially reopen its Skydome as part of the museum’s annual Labor Day weekend anniversary celebration. Continue reading

Will ex-Veeck Duesenberg hit home run at Auburn auction?

1929 Murphy-bodied Duesenberg Model J has ties to major league baseball team-owner Bill Veeck Jr. | Auctions America photos
1929 Murphy-bodied Duesenberg Model J has ties to major league baseball team-owner Bill Veeck Jr. | Auctions America photos

Yes, it only makes sense to offer a sensational 1929 Duesenberg Model J for sale at an auction held during the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, Indiana. And this one is, indeed, sensational — a Murphy-bodied convertible coupe in a silver finish that makes the car appear to be glowing.

But while it was the photographs that caught my eye as I paged through the Auctions America Auburn Fall sale catalog, it was the words that really got my attention, especially when I read, “It is hard to imagine the effect that chassis no. 2168 must have had on its next owner, William Veeck Junior…” Continue reading

ClassicCars.com Makes the 2015 Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 108%

Phoenix, Arizona (August 2015) – ClassicCars.com is proud to announce that they have earned position #3166 on the 2015 Inc. 5000.

For 34 years, the Inc. 5000 has been an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important Continue reading

Auctionata sets online all-Ferrari auction

Short-nose 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 among cars on the docket | Auctionata photos
Short-nose 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 among cars on the docket | Auctionata photos

Germany’s online auction house, Auctionata, plans a “Ferrari Only” sale with 27 vehicles up for bidding on September 26.

In another twist on Auctionata’s format, the auction will be done with a split-screen — the auctioneer live at Auctionata’s Berlin studios while the cars will be shown live from an aircraft hangar in Munich. Continue reading

Cars and Coffee weekend at automotive museums

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Vintage Motorcycle Festival | Owls Head Transformation Museum Photo

Saturday, August 29, the Kansas City Automotive Museum in Olathe, Kansan, hosts a Cars and Coffee from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Later in the day the museum stages a Cruiseum Poker Run, starting at 3:00 p.m. with stops at the Carriage Houses of Johnson County, Goodyear, and KC Auto Gifts Accessories. The after party begin at 5:00 p.m. at the museum.

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Palos Verdes Tour d’Elegance registration open

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Participants in the 2014 Tour | Palos Verdes Tour d’Elegance photo

The Palos Verdes Tour d’Elegance seeks participants for the driving tour held in association with the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. The tour on roads on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on September 19 and is limited to 50 participants. Continue reading

Ultra-rare Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake heading to auction

The restored 1965 Shelby Cobra  Dragonsnake has just 19,000 miles on its odometer | Worldwide Auctions photos
The restored 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake has just 19,000 miles on its odometer | Worldwide Auctions photos

Only four Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnakes were ever built, destined for drag strips where they showed the same winning ways in a straight line that they had already shown on twisting road courses.

Cobra number CSX2472 was one of them, originally planned as a Shelby race team car but instead built to the unique specifications of a private owner in 1965. The fire-breathing Dragonsnake is indeed a rare high-performance Cobra and it goes to auction September 5 during Worldwide Auctioneers’ eighth annual sale at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum complex in Auburn, Indiana. Continue reading