Barrett-Jackson has taken over Palm Beach, Florida, for their 14th annual sale. Being that its in Florida with warm weather and sunshine, I knew it was something I could not miss. Continue reading
So you’re going to be sightseeing in the nation’s capital and you want to be seen as well as see the sights. As of this month, you can rent a 1973 Steyre Puch Pinzgauer 712M to carry you and as many as 13 friends and relatives on your tour.
Don’t need a retired Swiss military troop transport? Well, there are 100 other collector vehicles — and the list is growing weekly — available across the country from Classics&Exotics, a sort of Airbnb created to help classic car owners benefit by renting out their vehicles while also getting potential newcomers to the hobby behind the wheel. Continue reading
This Saturday the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, features Cars & Carriages from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrating French coachbuilders from the beginning of the automotive age through the end of the 19th Century.
Chevrolet in 1962 wanted to celebrate its 50-year golden anniversary in style, so the General Motors Styling Department set out to produce a special-edition color scheme to mark the occasion. Continue reading
The month of May will be consumed by the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, fitting because the event long ago earned its title as “the greatest spectacle in racing.”
But before heading back to Indy, the racers were in Phoenix last weekend for another historic event, their return to a race track that was specially built for their style of competition. Continue reading
Bradley R. Farrell and his new The Finest Automobile Auctions stage their first sale Saturday. This inaugural event is an online-only auction featuring some 15 collector vehicles and a variety of automobilia, all available through the Proxibid online portal.
Farrell, who was chief operating officer for the inaugural Keno Brothers automobile auction in 2015, also has The Finest sales scheduled June 11 at Hershey, Pennsylvania, and September 17 at Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, and already is working on another online-only sale for July. Continue reading
Auctions America opened its 2016 collector car calendar by posting $20 million in sales last weekend at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale auction. The sell-through rate was 70 percent, and nearly 40 percent of the bidders were new clients for the auction house. Continue reading
A hot-rodded 1944 Mack fire truck street rod known as the Black Mack will be featured in a special display of firefighting vehicles April 7-10 at the Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
The firefighting display, presented by Vintage Fire Truck & Equipment magazine, includes a 1922 Ford that has served the Farmland (Indiana) Fire Department since it was new; a tiny Scat emergency truck designed to reach fires in crowded buildings; specialized fire units built on an International Harvester Scout and a Ford Bronco; and two trucks that served Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in the 1930s. Continue reading
The Mullin Automotive Museum opens its next exhibit, Cars and Carriages, a showcase of Belle Epoque-era French vehicles spanning the transition from horse-drawn to early automobiles, on April 9 at the Oxnard, California, museum.
Still aching for a drivable piece of Steve McQueen magic, but those million-dollar Porsches are a bit out of reach? Then take note: The vintage Chevrolet camper truck once owned and driven by the late film icon, and apparently the last vehicle he ever drove before his untimely death, is up for sale again.
The Pick of the Day is the 1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup with a hand-built camper shell that McQueen used regularly, which has been verified by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by McQueen family members as well as the California vehicle registration with McQueen’s signature. Continue reading