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Pick of the Day: 1949 Studebaker Champion coupe

The 1949 Studebaker Champion wears the distinctive wraparound rear window
The 1949 Studebaker Champion wears the distinctive wraparound rear window

The original “push-me-pull-you” Studebaker coupe had car buyers scratching their heads when the wraparound rear window appeared in 1947 as a styling option. The common observation: you couldn’t tell whether it was going forward or backward.

By the time the Pick of the Day, a 1949 Studebaker Champion, came along, folks were accustomed to the unique backlight, and rear-seat riders appreciated the light and airy effect. Continue reading

British tracks plan three-event Can-Am vintage racing series

A McLaren M8C is expected to participate in Can-Am revival races | Silverstone photo by   Kevin Wood/LAT Photographic
A McLaren M8C is expected to participate in Can-Am revival races | Silverstone photo by Kevin Wood/LAT Photographic

In August, organizers of the annual Silverstone Classic vintage racing weekend announced plans to feature the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am Challenge Cup Series at their 2016 event. Now, four months later comes word that the Silverstone Classic’s pair of Can-Am races will comprise the final round of a three-venue Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge being organized by Masters Historic racing.

The earlier events will be held at two other historic British racing circuits, Brands Hatch and Donington Park Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor Towne coupe

1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor Towne coupe has concours credentials
1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor Towne coupe has concours credentials

How often are you going to find a classic car with concours credentials and an asking price of only $21,500?

But that’s the case with this 1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor Towne Coupe, which the private seller in St. Clair, Michigan, notes was invited to the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance a few years ago as part of a “special interest” grouping of cars with art deco design. Continue reading

Mercedes Legends club lets members drive variety of classics

Sindenfingen is the first in a series of Legends Clubs planned by Mercedes | Mercedes-Benz photos
Sindenfingen is the first in a series of Legends Clubs planned by Mercedes | Mercedes-Benz photos

So, you want to drive a classic car but don’t want the bother with its care or maintenance, or the cost to purchase it in the first place or even to insure it.

Well, Mercedes-Benz may have what you’re looking for. The German automaker’s Daimler Business Innovation department has launched its first Legends Classic Car Club of Mercedes-Benz — sorry, it’s based at MB HQ in Sindelfingen, Germany — but the plan is to roll out other such classic car-sharing clubs at various international locations. Continue reading

Bonhams lists featured European sports cars for Scottsdale sale

Zagato-bodied  1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata | Bonhams photos
Zagato-bodied 1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata | Bonhams photos

Turbos, Targas and Speedsters. 300 SLs. Italian stallions. Even a “Batmobile.” All of them will be among the German and Italian sports cars offered at Bonhams’ fifth annual Scottsdale auction, scheduled for January 28, 2016, at the Westin-Kierland resort.

While noting that it is still accepting consignments for the one-day sale, Bonhams listed many of the European sports cars already on the docket. Continue reading