A spectacular piece of racing history has been consigned for Bonhams’ January auction in Scottsdale: A 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider that was the factory team entry for the 1952 Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue reading
Since I was kid, my dream was to drive a classic Mustang. Three years ago, my dream was done.
This car, I made some things to be almost perfecto. I converted to disc brakes in rear, put in a new performance clutch, rebuilt the 289 engine to produce 550 horsepower, rebuilt the transmission, new radiator, etc.
A Lamborghini Miura formerly owned by entertainer Rod Stewart sold for £909,000 ($1,112,588) Saturday at Coys inaugural Classic & Sports Car Show auction in Alexandra Palace in London. The P400S model had been restored and upgraded to SV specification. Continue reading
Worldwide Auctions has announced that it is adding its gavel to Arizona Auction Week, with a sale of about 80 collector cars set for January 18 in Scottsdale’s Old Town district.
That will bring to seven the number of auctions that take place in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area during the annual old-car festival, more than any similar cluster of collector car sales in the U.S.; the Monterey, California, area hosts five auctions during Pebble Beach Concours week. Continue reading
Artcurial Motorcars’ 10th annual Automobiles sur les Champs auction in Paris featured 75 collector vehicles and $4.2 million in sales, led by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for $727,575 (including buyer’s fees). Continue reading
‘Pioneering Performance” is the theme for the Shell Oil Products US display at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Among the 25 vehicles in the display are a couple of customized Chevys — a 1960 Impala convertible and 2017 Camaro SS — the 1972 Ford Maverick “Project Underdog,” and one of the earliest and best-known of all customized rides, the 1911 Marmon Wasp that won the inaugural Indianapolis 500-mile race. Continue reading
The Bonneville Salt Flats is the coolest place on earth during Speed Week, when a marvelous assortment of racers vie to beat records in what seems like an endless variety of classes. One of the most fascinating facets of this top-speed motorsport is that so many of the teams celebrate vintage forms of hot rodding, from belly tanks to roadsters, that sprang up shortly after World War II.
The Pick of the Day is a street rod built to emulate the streamlining efforts from those early days, a custom 1930 Ford five-window coupe designed to cut through the air with a minimum of effort at a maximum velocity. As it is, the rod is more about dramatic flair than for racing at Bonneville, although one most certainly could run it on the salt. Continue reading
Stutz, American classics from the 1950s, hot rods and Utilities will be the featured marques at the 2017 Keels & Wheels concours d’elegance, scheduled for May 6-7. Continue reading
For the eighth consecutive year, a special day for celebration of the old car hobby has been declared – July 14, 2017 – by SEMA and its councils, which will again seek a Congressional resolution to recognize Collector Car Appreciation Day. Continue reading
Over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks, all pre-1972, will be showcased in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 18-20 for the 19th annual Southwest Nationals, the final Goodguys event of the 2016 season.