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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

‘Last’ Tucker, re-created ‘Blue Train,’ Porsche 906 among highlights for Auction America’s Fort Lauderdale sale

Tucker 48 was assembled from factory parts | Auctions America photos by Ryan Merrill
Tucker 48 was assembled from factory parts | Auctions America photos by Ryan Merrill

I need to say this up front: I really dislike re-creation/clone/tribute vehicles. Yet as I paged through the catalog for Auctions America’s upcoming Fort Lauderdale sale, I was struck by the really amazing re-creations that will be offered at the sale. And then there’s the Tucker (but more on that in a moment).

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Preston Evans to auction personal collection

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1938 Bantam micro car | Preston Evans Photo

‘I made the promise to my lovely wife that after 50 years of buying and collecting cars, motorcycles and mobilia, I would auction everything I have” Preston Evans said in a recent new release, adding that he wanted to spend more time with his family and let others share the joy that these many of the items brought him over the years.

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Classic is new name for Jaguar Land Rover heritage division

Jaguar's heritage becomes classic | Jaguar Land Rover photos
Jaguar’s heritage becomes classic | Jaguar Land Rover photos

Jaguar Land Rover has rebranded its Heritage division as Jaguar Land Rover Classic, which will continue to provide cars, services, parts and experiences for classic vehicles and their owners. Continue reading