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
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.
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
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.
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
The Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 3-5 in Pennsylvania, will celebrate a series of annivesaries:
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
Motorama-era car designers weren’t the only ones who were creating futuristic automotive dream machines. From 1930 through 1968, the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild, a competition for high school and college students, identified many of the stylists who would go on to work in the various automakers’ studios.
Craftsman’s Guild participants created 1/12-scale model cars of their own design. The best were rewarded with scholarship money that, for many, led them to professional careers. Continue reading
Dubed “de Plane” in the hit TV series Fantasy Island, the 1967 Grumman Widgeon used in the show is to cross the Branson Auction block, April 15-16, in Missouri.
Day-before car shows are becoming increasingly popular at concours d’elegance venues across in the United States. The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance has announced plans for its annual Show & Glow by the Lake event, scheduled August 27 at Veterans Park on the Milwaukee lakefront.
The glow has been part of the concours formerly was known as the Milwaukee Masterpiece. One thing that makes it unusual is that the entry fee not only allows a car to be shown on Saturday, but covers the admission for the driver and passenger to the concours on Sunday. Continue reading