Dads and Doughnuts offers reduced car show registration, photos with the family, and monster truck rides to celebrate Father’s day, June 19, during the GM Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania.
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the Lane Motor Museum opens a new exhibit, “Macchine Italiane: A Tour of Italy’s Motoring Spirit,” to run May 26 through May 22, 2017, featuring over three dozen vehicles — race cars, motorcycles and bicycles that demonstrate Italian design and engineering from 1936-2012 with cars ranging from the Fiat 500 to the exotic Lamborghini Urraco.
Mopar fanatics will have much to cheer about as 30 vintage Hemis and at least 10 Dodge Vipers cross the block during Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction held May 17-21 in Indianapolis.
A pair of street-performance Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda hardtops from 1970 and a ’71, and a pair of ‘Cuda drag racers from 1971 and 1968, will lead the Mopar muscle parade, joining an expected 2,000 collector cars offered during Mecum’s flagship sale. One of the quarter-mile champs is valued into the seven figures. Continue reading
Not only is the 1972 Lotus Elan Plux 2S on the docket for the Historics at Brooklands auction June 11 in England the car originally delivered to Formula 1 racer Ronnie Peterson, but it was the first 130/5 to leave the Hethel production line with a five-speed manual gearbox, the auction company reports in a news release.
One day a year, Vauxhall, the British brand of General Motors, opens its Heritage Centre collection for public viewing. This year that day is June 12, when two anniversaries will be celebrated — 50 years since the first Viva HB drove off the Ellesmere Port’s production line and 30 years since the last Bedford commercial vehicle was manufactured. Continue reading
After a decade with RM Sotheby’s, much of it as the company’s auctioneer, Max Girardo is leaving to establish his own classic car brokerage, Girado & Co. In addition to being a car specialist and auctioneer, Girardo had been managing director of RM Sotheby’s European operations. The company’s Monaco sale is scheduled for Saturday during Monte Carlo’s historic grand prix racing weekend. Continue reading
Deriving treasure from trash was the business model of refuse-collection magnate Harold E. LeMay, whose enormous personal collection of cars and collectibles once held a Guinness Book of World Records title for the world’s largest.
“Lucky” LeMay’s automotive interests were broad and eclectic, which are reflected in the consignments at Lucky Auctions, a Tacoma-based classic car auction company founded by his son, Doug LeMay, and auto dealer Evan McMullen. Continue reading
After 55 years, the only South African Formula One racing car finally will compete in Monte Carlo after its acceptance for the Historic Monaco Grand Prix races this weekend. Continue reading
The fourth annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show, scheduled for May 21 in Gardena, California, celebrates 50 years of Shelby Performance with the anniversaries of the Ford GT, Shelby GT350 and Shelby Hertz cars.
Auctions America’s Auburn Spring auction posted $7.2 million in sales last weekend, a 40 percent boost compared with the same sale a year ago.
“The weather was certainly on our side for the Auburn Spring weekend, bringing record crowds and high energy across all three days of the event,” Megan Boyd, an Auctions America car specialist, said in a news release after the sale. Continue reading