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Modified Madness debuts at Americas Car Museum

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America’s Car Museum to showcase Restomods in upcoming ‘Modified Madness’ Exhibit | America’s Car Museum Photos

Featuring “restomod” muscle cars from 1964 to 1972, “Modified Madness” is an extension of America’s Car Museum (ACM) current exhibit, American Muscle. The exhibit extension opens Friday at the museum in Tacoma, Washington.

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Pick of the Day: 1999 Shelby Series 1

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1999 Shelby Series 1

Restless and having been out of the limelight for too long, indefatigable automotive icon Carroll Shelby  dreamed of designing, building and distributing another car to recapture the hearts and imagination of American sports car enthusiasts. The legendary snake-charmer at 70 years old set out to create the vehicular version of the Loch Ness Monster, a rarefied machine known as the Shelby Series 1 as a follow up to his greatest production car, the Shelby Cobra.
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Auctionata’s ‘Porsche Only’ sale is Saturday

This 1977 935 racer and transporter are offered as a single lot | Auctionata photos
The 1977 Porsche 935 racer and1968 Magirus Deutz transporter are offered as a single lot | Auctionata photos

After selling only five of 28 cars (well, 27 cars and a 1960 Unimog 4×4) Tuesday at its Mercedes-Benz Only event, Berlin-based Auctionata moves to its Porsche Only auction Saturday, when 25 vehicles are scheduled to cross the block. Continue reading

Unique Corvair truck/boat prototype going to Mecum’s Kissimmee sale (or does this make it a sail?)

The Corphibian prototype is built with a fiberglass hull on an extended body | Mecum Auctions photos
The Corphibian prototype is built with a fiberglass hull on an extended body | Mecum Auctions photos

Just when you thought you’d seen everything, here’s a truly strange piece of Chevrolet history: the one and only amphibious Corvair pickup truck. Who knew?

The 1961 Corphibian, as it was dubbed by Chevy’s adventurous engineers, can drive to the lake, jump in and sail off into the sunset under its own power. While the little Amphicar from Germany is well-known among car collectors, the Corphibian never got past the prototype stage and has been pretty much forgotten. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Datsun 240Z

The 1972 Datsun 240Z looks remarkably clean with suitable upgrades
The 1972 Datsun 240Z looks remarkably clean with suitable upgrades

The Datsun 240Z  changed everything in the world of affordable sports cars. It offered serious performance, tremendous build quality and striking styling, all in a car that cost less than such sports-car competitors from Triumph, Alfa-Romeo, MG and Fiat. Not only did the 240Z perform at the dealership but also at the race track, with teams fielded by Peter Brock and Bob Sharp dominating SCCA racing.

The Pick Of The Day is this stunning silver 1972 Datsun 240Z located in Lutz, Florida, with an asking price of $17,995, which represents a very solid deal for the buyer, and I would buy this car in a minute if it’s half as nice as it looks in the pictures. Continue reading

Ray Evernham picked as grand marshal for Elegance at Hershey

The scene at The  Elegance at Hershey in 2015 at The Hotel Hershey | West Peterson / The Elegance at Hershey
The scene at The Elegance at Hershey in 2015 at The Hotel Hershey | West Peterson / The Elegance at Hershey

There are many impressive things you could say about motorsports great Ray Evernham: A successful competition driver who then worked with other notable drivers in IROC, served as NASCAR crew chief for Jeff Gordon’s team in winning three championships, built his own successful racing-management business, collected and modified a number of significant performance cars, leads philanthropy efforts and became famous as a broadcast personality.

But it would be something of a stretch to use the word “elegant” to describe Ray Evernham, he of the plaid flannel shirt, pickup trucks and engaging grin. Continue reading

Military ‘jeep’ prototype joins National Historic Vehicle Register

1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 joins National Historic Vehicle Registry | HVA photos
1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 joins National Historic Vehicle Register | HVA photos

The 1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy, the prototype for what would become known around the world as the U.S military Jeep, and later would spawn an entire automotive brand, has been selected as the eighth vehicle to be recorded in the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Historic Vehicle Register.

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