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’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

Dayton, Art Center invite Craftsman’s Guild to show exotic models

Some of the models created when future car designers were aspiring students | Larry Edsall photos
Some of the models created when future car designers were aspiring students | Larry Edsall photos

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

Milwaukee concours has a special ‘glow’

Cars on the lakefront at the 2015 Show & Glow event in Milwaukee | Mike Wiviott photos courtesy The Masterpiece
Cars on the lakefront at the 2015 Show & Glow event in Milwaukee | Mike Wiviott photos courtesy The Masterpiece

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