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Muscle Cars from Wickey collection to cross Mecum block in Seattle

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1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T |Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions

To make room for additional vehicles, muscle-car collector John Wickey is selling some of his cars at the Mecum auction in Seattle on June 5-6.

Wickey, a native of Lenthbridge, Alberta, Canada, has assembled a collection of original vintage muscle cars from GM, Ford and Chrysler produced during the golden age of high performance, as well as some over-the-top resto mods. Continue reading

Contest to choose nastiest Porsche 356 resto project

This backyard rust bucket Porsche 356 could be restored, Stoddard says | Courtesy of Stoddard
This backyard rust bucket Porsche 356 could be restored, Stoddard says | Photos courtesy of Stoddard

There was a time when the rusted hulk of an old car dragged out of the woods was worth nothing more than what the recycling yard would pay for scrap. No more. As values for desirable classic cars continue to climb, and demand strengthens, what once were considered hopeless wrecks have become solid candidates for restoration. Continue reading

Exotic supercharged Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet leads Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, Connecticut

The Bugatti Type 57C wears lovely cabriolet coachwork by Gangloff | Bonhams
The Bugatti Type 57C wears lovely cabriolet coachwork by Gangloff | Bonhams

One of the most successful models produced by Bugatti was the Type 57, created by founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, and introduced in 1934. With numerous body styles by renowned coachbuilders as well as the Bugatti factory, including such exotics as the iconic Atlantic prototype, the Type 57 is today the best-remembered of the French automaker’s illustrious pre-war road cars. Continue reading

Margaret Dunning, 104-year-old classic car enthusiast, dies during California auto rally

Margaret Dunning got a chance to sit in the Batmobile during the rally | Larry Edsall photo
Margaret Dunning got a chance to sit in the Batmobile during the rally | Larry Edsall photo

At dinner Friday evening, Margaret Dunning said that her bucket list was complete. The 104-year-old matriarch of the classic car community was in California to participate in the ELK Charity Challenge, a week-long driving event to raise money — tens of thousands of dollars — for three children’s charities, and earlier in the day she had visited Jay Leno’s extensive collection in Burbank. Continue reading