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
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).
‘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.
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