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ClassicCars.com offers free auction tours at Hilton Head Motoring Festival

Andy Reid conducting an Auction Tour at RM Auctions
Andy Reid conducting an Auction Tour at RM Auctions

If you are attending Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival this November you have a unique opportunity to  catch up with auction analyst, sports car expert and ClassicCars.com East Coast editor Andy Reid  at a free and exclusive auction tour of Auctions America. Continue reading

Pick of the day: 1939 Buick 46 S sport coupe

The Buick shows just over 54,000 miles on its odometer
The Buick shows fewer than 55,000 miles on its odometer

Here’s another rare survivor for Pick of the Day, a 1939 Buick 46 S with just 54,616 miles on its odometer. The stylish sport coupe is also an example of the graceful design trend that started toward the end of the 1930s, a brief pinnacle cut short by the advent of war. Continue reading

Mecum adds Las Vegas, Pomona to 2017 auction schedule

A street rod on the auction stage during Mecum's Monterey sale | Larry Edsall
A street rod on the auction stage during Mecum’s Monterey sale | Larry Edsall

Mecum Auctions is adding at least two events to its busy calendar for 2017, with a sale in Pomona, California, in February and in Las Vegas in November.

The Pomona collector car auction will occupy a new time slot for Mecum while the Vegas sale replaces the company’s Anaheim, California, event. Continue reading

London Classic Car Show adds historic motorsports exhibition

London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos
London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos

In only its third year, the London Classic Car Show is growing with the addition of a Historic Motorsports International exhibition joining The Grand Avenue and the Car Club Square at the ExCel exhibition facility in London. The show runs February 23-26, 2017. Continue reading

Carlisle Events schedules 28th annual Auto Mania

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Vendor display at 2014 Auto Mania | Carlisle Events photos

Set for January 20–22, 2017, Carlisle Events hosts its 28th annual Auto Maina event, a three-day automotive parts and memorabilia swap meet within the Agricultural Hall of the Allentown Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Eye Candy: Gilmore Car Museum celebrates 50 years

Cars owned by museum founder Donald Gilmore fill the main gallery for 50th anniversary | Larry Edsall photos
Cars owned by museum founder Donald Gilmore fill the main gallery for 50th anniversary | Larry Edsall photos

Genevieve Gilmore knew her husband, Donald, would need something to occupy his time after his retirement, so she bought him a 1920 Pierce-Arrow that needed restoration.

It was a strange gift for a man who had never been a car enthusiast. But perhaps he’d just been too busy running the family department store and then a major pharmaceutical company that also was part of the family’s enterprises. Continue reading

Sebring races bookend HSR’s 2017 schedule

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1979 Porsche K3 935 GTP at HSR 12 Hours of Sebring, 2015 | HSR / Chuck Anderson photos

The 2017 Historic Sportscar Racing season opens and closes with 12-hour races at Sebring. The opening event is March 15-18 and the finale is November 29-December 3.

For the first time, the Sebring finale will be preceded by the Classic 24 Hour event at Daytona. Continue reading

Jaguar’s legendary Norman Dewis, XJ13 race car in London show

Norman Dewis is known for his storytelling charm |  Classic & Sports Car Show photos
Norman Dewis is known for his storytelling charm | Classic & Sports Car Show photos

Legendary Jaguar test engineer Norman Dewis OBE will be honored at the Classic & Sports Car Show in London, where he will appear with one of the greatest Jaguar race cars that never raced, the mid-engine XJ13. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS

The Chevrolet Camaro is said to have just over 64,000 miles on the odometer
The Chevrolet Camaro is said to have just over 64,000 miles on the odometer

While most of the U.S. hunkers down for winter, the collector cars and motorcycles tucked away until spring, we in the Southwest are just beginning our driving season. For the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, the heat is gone and it’s time to put the top down and cruise.

And that’s how it is in Sherman, Texas, near Dallas, where the Pick of the Day, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible, is waiting on a car dealer’s lot. Blue with white stripes, the classic Camaro is equipped with the Rally Sport package and period-correct black-and-white houndstooth-insert seats. Continue reading