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Pick of the Day: 1964 International Scout pickup

The International Scout has been lavishly restored into a showpiece
The International Scout has been lavishly restored into a showpiece

Vintage SUVs have become hot items for car collectors, especially 4X4s that hold the promise of outdoor adventure. The Toyota Land Cruiser has led the way, with such contemporaries as the original Ford Bronco and the International Scout pulling up close behind.

The Pick of the Day is a gloriously refurbished 1964 International Scout, the boxy little ute that pulled plenty of farmers out of the mud, helped legions of mail carriers slog through and conquered rough terrain around the world. Continue reading

BMW USA Classic sending 7 historic race cars to Monterey

BMW North America at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
BMW North America at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Seven historic race cars from the BMW USA Classic collection are to be raced at Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this week in Monterey, California. The cars are among over 60 BMWs participating in an event that will celebrate BMWs centennial.

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Commentary: Every picture tells a story, though it may be hidden

A black-and-white photo found in an antique store shows a proud young man with a Ford sedan | Courtesy of the author
A black-and-white photo found in an antique store shows a proud young man with a Ford sedan | Courtesy of the author

The other day I was rummaging around my favorite auto-themed antique store, Rusty Sprocket Antiques in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and came upon an item that jumped out at me.

At first glance, it was just an old 8 x 10 black-and-white photograph of a guy and his car. But there was something personal and intimate to this picture, something that alluded to a greater story behind its subject. Continue reading

The Finest adds another auction venue: Boca Raton Concours

Scene at the 10th annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance | concours photos
Scene at the 10th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance | concours photos

The Finest Automobile Auctions announced Thursday that it has added a third sales venue to its schedule and will stage a collector car auction in conjunction with the 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance next February 11 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club north of Miami, Florida. Continue reading

Enzo’s handwritten letter to be auctioned at Ferrari gathering

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Ferrari gathering in 2015 during Monterey Car Week | Barnyard photos

Cars and bikes aren’t the only things up for bidding during Monterey Car Week –- a letter handwritten in Italian by Enzo Ferrari is offered during a charity auction at the 19th annual Ferrari Owners Club gathering, “Welcoming the Prancing Stallions Back to the Corral,” to be held August 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Barnyard in Carmel.

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Museums: Performance driving class at Corvette museum’s track

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HPDE event at track | NCM Motorsports Park photos

The NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is offering a class called “High Performance Drivers Introduction” to provide basic preparation for driving on the race track, adjacent to the National Corvette Museum.

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Pre-war Astons celebrate Ecurie Bertelli’s 40th anniversary

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Aston Martin driven in Ecurie Bertelli’s 40th anniversary rally

Sixty-seven pre-war Aston Martins gathered from across Europe to celebrate pre-war Aston Martin specialist and parts manufacturer Ecurie Bertelli’s 40th anniversary last month at the company’s headquarters in Olney, England.

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Stunning 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster set for Gooding auction

The highly desirable 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster was designed by Jean Bugatti | Gooding & Company photos
The highly desirable 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster was designed by Jean Bugatti | Gooding & Company Photos by Mathieu Heurtault

One of the most-beautiful cars at Pebble Beach this year, a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, won’t be seen on the grass at the famous concours d’elegance but at the nearby Gooding & Company auction tent.

The Bugatti, which competed in Italy’s iconic Mille Miglia in 1932, is among the leading stars of the top-end Gooding auction. The sleek roadster, described as being in immaculate restored condition, naturally commands a towering price tag, in this case a pre-auction estimate of $10 million to $14 million. Continue reading

‘1,000 Horsepower’ is theme for Auctionata’s September sale

1957 Ferrari Ellena is star car for '1,000 Horsepower' sale | Auctionata photos
1957 Ferrari Ellena is star car for ‘1,000 Horsepower’ sale | Auctionata photos

‘1,000 Horsepower” is the title of Auctionata’s next collector car sale, schedule for September 10. The sale will be the first held in neighboring Austria by the Berlin-based auction company. Continue reading