Category archives: Concours & Events

What will be the fate of this Fast and Furious car at auction?

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1968 Dodge Charger used in Fast and Furious movies | Carlisle Auctions Photos

The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series, opens this weekend in theaters across the country. And just a week later, fans of the films will be able to bid on a screen-used car from the movies during the three-day Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Benedict Castle awards top concours news this week

The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors | Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance
The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors | Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance

The 1936 Mulholland Speedster and a 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 won Best of Show honors at the fourth annual Benedict Castle Concours d’Elegance in Riverside, California. Continue reading

Shomad, Mulholland Speedster earn spots in GoodGuys Top 12

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1957 Chevrolet Shomad Nomad | Goodguys photos

“Shomad,” a 1957 Chevy Nomad station wagon, built by A&M Deluxe Customs in Oregon, was awarded Goodguys 2017 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year in Pleasanton, California — a first for the builder and owner, Ron Maier — while Bruce Wanta’s “Mulholland Speedster” captured the 2017 Goodguys/March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award in Del Mar, also securing a spot in the Top 12. Continue reading

Trans-America endurance rally scheduled for 2018

Trans American brochure cover
Trans American brochure cover | ERA

The folks who stage the Peking to Paris vintage car rallies are coming to the United States in 2018 with a new Trans-America Challenge. The event starts May 27 in Charleston, South Carolina, and ends June 17 in Seattle.

In between are 8,000 kilometers, nearly 5,000 miles, of what rally director Fred Gallagher calls “a great wealth of terrain and stunning locations that have yet been untapped by historic rallying.” Continue reading

Former Avanti employees invited to owners group gathering

Avanti owners will return to South Bend for annual gathering with other Studebaker owners groups | Bill Panzica SportingShots photos
Avanti owners return to South Bend for gathering with other Studebaker owners groups | Bill Panzica SportingShots photos

There will be something very special about the annual Avanti Owners Association International meet scheduled for May 3-5 in South Bend, Indiana. Well, actually a couple of things, since the meet is being held in conjunction with the 53rd annual Studebaker Drivers Club Meet and the Antique Studebaker Club International Meet. Continue reading

Green Bay’s Motorama packs in a little of everything

Vintage cars are only part of the scene at the NEW Motorama | William Hall photos
Vintage cars are only part of the scene at the NEW Motorama | William Hall photos

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the smallest town to hold an NFL Football franchise, but it has one of the highest percentage of fans per capita. One could apply that same measure to the region’s car enthusiasts, who turned out in droves for the third annual NEW (North East Wisconsin) Motorama held at the Brown County Arena in the shadow of the Green Bay Packer’s Lambeau Field.

So, what is the difference between an “autorama” and a “motorama?” Apparently, a motorama celebrates anything with a motor in it, which in the Upper Midwest means classic cars, trucks, hot rods, dirt-track racers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, golf karts, tractors, trikes and a few things you just had to see to believe. Continue reading

Copperstate rally serves as shakedown test for Mexican road race

Spectators check out the Copperstate vintage sports car rally cars inside Tempe Diablo Stadium | Larry Edsall photos
Spectators check out the Copperstate vintage sports car rally entries inside Tempe Diablo Stadium | Larry Edsall photos

As if the thousand-mile Copperstate vintage sports car rally isn’t enough exercise for car, driver and passenger/navigator, for Rick Rome and his 1955 Kurtis 500 Swallow coupe, the 27th annual tour d’Arizona is just a warmup for an even bigger challenge this fall, in Mexico. Continue reading

Small but mighty, 1939 MG wins Flying Scotsman vintage rally

Supercharged 1939 MG TB on its way to victory in the 9th Flying Scotsman vintage rally | Endurance Rally Association photos
Supercharged 1939 MG TB on its way to victory in the 9th Flying Scotsman vintage rally | Endurance Rally Association photos by Gerard Brown

A supercharged 1939 MG TB won the 9th Flying Scotsman vintage rally last weekend, becoming the smallest vehicle driven atop the awards podium since 2011, when a Riley 12/4 took the title. Continue reading

Howey -In-The-Hills and its hyphenated hoot of a car show

A 1933 Harley-Davidson with package-truck sidecar among the many and various cars at the show | Jim McCraw photos
A 1933 Harley-Davidson with package-truck sidecar among the many and various cars at the show | Jim McCraw photos

The setting was as familiar as Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook, or St. John’s. A car show on a beautiful golf course on a sunny Sunday afternoon. But this wasn’t one of the big ones. Instead, this was a local annual car show held at the beautiful Mission Inn & Resort in the tiny community of Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida, the American town with more hyphens in its name than any other. Continue reading

Monaco ’57, electric-vehicle history, Coys sale on Essen agenda

1957 Monaco Grand Prix cars featured in special exhibit | Essen photo
1957 Monaco Grand Prix cars featured in special exhibit | Essen photo

A special exhibit recalling the 1957 Grand Prix of Monaco, another on the 135-year history of electric vehicles (1882-2017), displays of classic products by 25 automakers and a Coys collector car auction are some of the highlights scheduled for the 29th Techno-Classica Essen, which runs from April 5-9 in the Gruga Halle at Messe Essen, Germany. Continue reading