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Auburn Auction Park schedules monthly Cars & Coffee

Cars & Coffee begins April  9 at Auburn Auction Park | Auctions America photo
Cars & Coffee begins April 9 at Auburn Auction Park | Auctions America photo

Auburn Auction Park is usually the site for Auction America’s big collector car sales — one in late May, the other over the Labor Day weekend. But starting April 9, the huge venue in northeastern Indiana also will be opened to all vehicles for a monthly Cars & Coffee show. Continue reading

BMW restored by Clarion to benefit Barrett-Jackson cancer fund

The 1974 BMW 2002 resto-mod wear European bumpers and sits on BBS wheels | Clarion Builds
The 1974 BMW 2002 resto-mod wear European bumpers and sits on BBS wheels | Clarion Builds

A sharp little 1974 BMW 2002 “resto-mod” that will cross the auction block during Barrett-Jackson’s sale next month in Palm Beach, Florida, has a lot of hope and promise riding on its short wheelbase.

The BMW coupe is the first project completed by Clarion Builds, a restoration initiative created by the Clarion Corporation of audio-system fame, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit cancer research at the Translational Genomics (TGen) Research Institute based in Phoenix. Continue reading

’63 Corvette Z06 Tanker heads up Mecum’s Houston auction

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank | Mecum Auctions photos
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank | Mecum Auctions photos

A multiple-award-winning 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tanker, one of only 63 equipped with a 36-gallon fuel tank, is among the top attractions for Mecum Auctions’ fifth annual Houston sale April 14-16. Continue reading

Series shows restoration of U.S. ‘Serial One’ Honda N600

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Tim Mings and the Serial One N600 | Serial One photo

After a decade of growth that made Honda the top-selling motorcycle manufacturer in the world, Honda set out to sell cars in the United States, entering the market in 1969 with the N600. The N600 was the first “mass market” car sold by Honda with production for the United States at approximately 35,000 by 1972.

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New British auction house has its best sale yet

Barn-found 1973 Aston Martin V8 sells for $90,825, nearly double its pre-auction estimated value | CCA photos
Barn-found 1973 Aston Martin V8 sells for $90,825, nearly double its pre-auction estimated value | CCA photos

With an 85 percent sell-through rate, Britain’s Classic Car Auctions had its best sale yet, exceeding $1.41 million last weekend at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. Continue reading

15th annual Carlisle GM Nationals set for June 17-19

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Camaro at 2014 Carlisle GM Nationals | Carlisle Events Photos

The Carlisle GM Nationals, a celebration in Pennsylvania of all-things General Motors, is set for June 17-19, a date change designed to allow attendees to celebrate Father’s Day on site among the various GM makes and models.

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Scottish ‘lochs and glens’ challenge vintage vehicles

American James Gately and his 1937 Cadillac is among the entrants in the 8th Flying Scotsman Rally | ERA photos
American James Gately and his 1937 Cadillac is among the entrants in the 8th Flying Scotsman Rally | ERA photos

The London-to-Brighton rally may be older and more famous, but organizers of the Flying Scotsman Rally noted that theirs is “the UK’s biggest reliability rally for vintage cars.” The event includes 700 miles of travel over the course of three days, and this year has drawn 110 entries from around the world. Continue reading

Mercedes bring top sales at both Bonhams auctions

The 'Stirling Moss' edition 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren | Bonhams photos
The ‘Stirling Moss’ edition 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren | Bonhams photos

Bonhams did its annual back-to-back auctions in different European countries last weekend with its sale at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany on Saturday and at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting at the British racing circuit on Sunday. Continue reading