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‘Navigatin’ to Nashville’ tour with Goodguys

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Cars on tour | Goodguys photo

To kick off the Goodguys 11th Nashville Nationals, the rod and custom association has provided two starting points in Tennessee for “Navigatin’ to Nashville,” a one-day road tour May 12 to lead participants to the show which runs May 13-15.

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Panoz Motors featured at inaugural Atlanta Motoring Festival

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Panoz Esperante’ at 2015 Soft Open | Atlanta Motoring Festival photo

Panoz Motors, founded in 1989 just outside Atlanta, will be the featured marque for the main event Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance at the Chukkar Farm Polo Club in Georgia.

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Steve McQueen celebration expands with inaugural car rally

The Steve McQueen Rally benefits the Boys Republic school for at-risk youth | Russo and Steele photos
The Steve McQueen Rally benefits  Boys Republic school for at-risk youth | Russo and Steele

The inaugural Steve McQueen Rally, sponsored by Russo and Steele auctions, will honor the late iconic actor and motorsports enthusiast and benefit his favorite charity. It gets started May 14 in Malibu, California, for two days of scenic Southern California driving.

The vintage car event is part of a McQueen celebration that continues June 4 with the ninth annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show at the Boys Republic, a private school in Chino Hills, California, that helps troubled teens through residential education and a guidance program. All proceeds from the rally, car show and a commemorative dinner June 3 will go to Boys Republic. Continue reading

Ford Bronco, VW van popular among ClassicCars.com searchers

1957 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1967 Ford Mustang continued to reign as the most searched-for vehicle on ClassicCars.com in April, though the state of the current collector car market showed in the fact that the number of searches for that and for other leading cars dropped off from previous months’ levels.

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Anniversary celebrations set for Silverstone Classic

Some of the cars scheduled to participate in the 50th anniversary parade | HSCC photos
Some of the cars scheduled to participate in the 50th anniversary parade | HSCC photos

Britain’s Historic Sports Car Club celebrates its 50th anniversary with a 50-car parade July 31, the final day of the Silverstone Classic vintage racing weekend. To demonstrate the breadth of the club’s offerings, plans call for at least three cars in the parade to represent each of the HSCC’s 16 championships and series.

Thus the parade will include single-seater formula cars, sports and GTs, touring cars and even entry-level vehicles from the historic and ’70s road sports and classic clubman groups. Continue reading

Six prized Ford, Shelby race cars from Jim Click collection slated for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

One of motorsport's winningest Shelby 289 Cobras will cross the block in Monterey | RM Sotheby's
One of motorsport’s winningest Shelby 289 Cobras will cross the block in Monterey | RM Sotheby’s photos

A spectacular group of six competition Fords and Shelbys from the famed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection has been announced by RM Sotheby’s for its annual Monterey, California, auction in August during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week. Continue reading

Could this be the start of the ultimate restoration project?

Alan Travis draws a crowd of students as he shows his vintage vehicles | Larry Edsall photos
Alan Travis draws a crowd of students as he shows his vintage vehicles | Larry Edsall photos

We are not the first to report that the good news is that the bad news is wrong. In this case, the bad news is that lots of aging collector car owners are fretting over the future of their vehicles. The lament is that the next generations aren’t interested in cars at all, let alone in the preservation or restoration or even the celebration of old ones.

But the good news is that there is growing evidence that young folks do care about cars, and that there are people working hard right now to spread that interest and to be sure that a large enough group of those young car enthusiasts will be equipped to preserve and restore cars for generations to come. Continue reading

Museums: Gilmore, California, LeMay Marymount offer Model T driving classes

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Part of the Gilmore’s Model T fleet | Gilmore Car Museum photo

In celebration of the Gilmore Car Museum’s 50th anniversary, and with the support of AAA, which celebrates their centennial year in Michigan, the museum in Hickory Corners is offering the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an authentic Model T Ford from the museum collection and drive it around the museum grounds.

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Coys sets docket for its Monaco auction

1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation car | Coys photos
1967 Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation car | Coys photos

Coys has announced the docket for its “Legend et Passion” auction May 14 in conjunction with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams also have sales scheduled during the Monaco historics weekend.

Coys sales features a 1968 Cooper BRM T86B works car formerly raced by Lucien Bianchi and Brian Redman, as well as an ex-Thierry Boutsen 1985/86 Arrows A8 Formula 1 race, a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car, and a 1973 March F3 763. Continue reading

Unknown Shelby GT350 ‘barn find’ headed to Bonhams auction

The 1966 Shelby GT350 remains as found after 40 years of secretive storage | Bonhams
The 1966 Shelby GT350 remains as found after 40 years of secretive storage | Bonhams

A secret “barn-find” 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, hidden away for 40 years by its original owner and unknown even to the Shelby American Registry, goes to auction June 5 during Bonhams’ sale in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Shelby will be offered “as-found” and without reserve by Bonhams, which values the fastback coupe at $80,000 to $120,000, which seems like a modest goal considering the rising values of GT350s in even the most-ratty condition. Continue reading