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College students save history of newest car on historic register

Students from College of Charleston did research on the Anderson | HVA photos
Students from College of Charleston did research on the Anderson | HVA photos

A 1920 Anderson, a model Six convertible roadster, has become the first automobile added to the National Historic Vehicle Register because of its local and regional historic significance, the Historic Vehicle Association announced. The HVA credited students at the College of Charleston in South Carolina for preserving that piece of history.

The car is one of only seven known survivors of South Carolina’s first automobile company, which produced 5,500 vehicles from 1916 to 1922. Continue reading

Bidders go berserk over dusty Porsche Speedster on Hilton Head

Stored in a Chicago area garage for 40 years, this Speedster soared beyond its pre-sale estimated value | Auction America photo by Teddy Pieper
Stored in a Chicago area garage for 40 years, this Speedster soared beyond its pre-sale estimated value | Auction America photo by Teddy Pieper

The dirty Aquamarine Blue 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster that went from more than 40 years of storage in a Chicago-area garage to Auctions America’s second sale at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival figured to sell for as much as a quarter-million dollars.

But bidding sped past that point until the car sold for $665,000 (including buyer’s premium) at the sale Saturday. Continue reading

Driven (briefly): A conquering Titan, plus off-road wagons 

The Nissan Titan Pro 4X won the Extreme Off Road category |  Mark Elias Media Services photos
The Nissan Titan Pro 4X won the Extreme Off Road category

(Editor’s note: Our staff recently did a series of brief drives — either around 30 miles on pavement or on a short but challenging off-road course — in several cars during the media day at the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards program held in the Phoenix area. Here are Bob Golfen’s impressions of four of the vehicles he drove during that program.)

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1914 Stutz Bearcat wins best of show at Hilton Head

Best of Show-winning 1914 Stutz Bearcat crosses the awards stand | Andy Reid photos
Best of Show-winning 1914 Stutz Bearcat crosses the awards stand | Andy Reid photos

A 1914 Stutz Bearcat owned by Brian and Trish White of Apex, North Carolina, won best of show honors Sunday at the 15th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, an event well-staged less than a month after a hurricane struck the resort area.

The best of show was chosen from among  a field of class winners that included cars such as a 1938 Peugeot Darl’Mat 402, a Delahye, a stunning MG Airline coupe and the winning 1914 Stutz Bearcat, which had been  flawlessly restored. Continue reading

Bonhams says cars rolling from auction block to Brighton rally

1904 Renault is top-seller at Bonhams' London to Brighton auction | Bonhams photos
1904 Renault is top-seller at Bonhams’ London to Brighton auction | Bonhams photos

Bonhams’ 13th annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run auction generated $1.5 million in sales Friday. Ninety percent of the lots sold, topped by a 1904 Renault Model U, Type 14/20HP, four-cylinder swing-seat tonneau going to a European bidder for £272,540 ($340,429). Continue reading

ClassicCars.com staff races back to the ’20s in Scottsdale event this weekend

The ClassicCars.com car created by Vintage Kart Company in Arizona
The ClassicCars.com car created by Vintage Kart Company in Arizona

ClassicCars.com is pleased to announce that not only has it partnered with the second annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale, it has   entered the race this weekend with a team.

The Grand Prix of Scottsdale is a celebration of the Jazz Age era  during the weekend of November 4-6, 2016. The  weekend features Jazz Age fashion, a Gatsby Lawn Party and, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., American-made vintage mini-racers from Vintage Kart Co. will race through downtown Scottsdale.

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New ‘Roadbook’ exhibit at Porsche Museum

Photodokumentation der Sonderausstellung "Roadbook" im Porsche Museum Stuttgart | 30. Oktober 2016
Porsche racecar on display | Porsche Museum photos

The Porsche Museum in Germany coordinates over 200 vehicle deployments a year, sending cars to more than 30 countries. As part of a new exhibit, “Roadbook. The Porsche Museum on the road around the world,” visitors will have the opportunity to see how the museum coordinates vehicle trips, appearances by celebrity drivers and preparing tours, in addition to some of the strategic and logistical challenges the museum encounters. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1963 Buick Riviera

The Buick Riviera is in remarkably good original condition, the dealer says
The Buick Riviera appears to be in remarkably good original condition

The Buick Riviera debuted in October 1962 to tremendous acclaim, its uniquely beautiful “knife-edge” styling – penned by General Motors stylist Ned Nickle under the legendary GM design director Bill Mitchell – still recognized as a milestone in automotive design (it was officially pronounced so by the Milestone Car Society). Continue reading

Historic 1952 Ferrari race car set for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

The Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider raced at the1952  Mile Miglia and LeMans 24 | Bonhams
The Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider raced at the1952 Mile Miglia and LeMans 24 | Bonhams

A spectacular piece of racing history has been consigned for Bonhams’ January auction in Scottsdale: A 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider that was the factory team entry for the 1952 Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue reading

My Classic Car: Jose’s 1966 Ford Mustang

Joe and his Mustang
Joe and his Mustang

Since I was kid, my dream was to drive a classic Mustang. Three years ago, my dream was done.

This car, I made some things to be almost perfecto. I converted to disc brakes in rear, put in a new performance clutch, rebuilt the 289 engine to produce 550 horsepower, rebuilt the transmission, new radiator, etc.
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