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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1983 Ferrari 512 BBI

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1983 Ferrari 512 BBI | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered with a reserve during Barrett-Jacksons Palm Beach auction, this 1983 Ferrari 512 BBI is finished in Rosso Corsa over black leather, and has just 65,770 kilometers, or 40,867 miles, on its odometer.

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Howey -In-The-Hills and its hyphenated hoot of a car show

A 1933 Harley-Davidson with package-truck sidecar among the many and various cars at the show | Jim McCraw photos
A 1933 Harley-Davidson with package-truck sidecar among the many and various cars at the show | Jim McCraw photos

The setting was as familiar as Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook, or St. John’s. A car show on a beautiful golf course on a sunny Sunday afternoon. But this wasn’t one of the big ones. Instead, this was a local annual car show held at the beautiful Mission Inn & Resort in the tiny community of Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida, the American town with more hyphens in its name than any other. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: Reggie Wayne’s 1967 Ford Mustang GT fastback custom

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Reggie Wayne’s 1967 Ford Mustang GT fastback custom | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered with a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this pro-touring Mustang GT is a monster powered by a 545cid V8 engine hooked to a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Jekyll Island show launches with an impressive debut

A vintage Riley among other two- and four-wheel vehicles at inaugural Caffeine and Octane at The Beach show | Andy Reid photos
A vintage Riley among other two- and four-wheel vehicles at inaugural Caffeine and Octane at The Beach show | Andy Reid photos

First, there was the Caffeine and Octane monthly car show, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. the first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, in Dunwoody, Georgia. It is a wonderful event attracting hundreds of cars and thousands of classic car fans.

Next came the Caffeine and Octane television show on Velocity. It is one of the most entertaining programs on the network and ticks all the boxes for what makes a good television show as it features fun on-air personalities — custom car and motorcycle builder Bryan Fuller, champion motorcycle drag racer Ricky Gadsen, and classic car collector, concours judge, restorer and all-around guru Skip Smith — as well as great cars and great stories about the cars and the people who own them. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 custom convertible

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 custom convertible | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered with a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this one-of-a-kind resto-mod Chevrolet Corvette comes equipped with a new GM high-performance LS3 500-horsepower engine and a new GM 4L70E automatic transmission with a full polished pulley system, billet Corvette valve covers, polished heads and air conditioning.

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What’s a Studebaker concept doing at the 20th annual BOP show?

Dale Sexton tells yet another person about his AVX, an Avanti-bodied Pontiac Firebird | Larry Edsall photos
Dale Sexton tells yet another person about his AVX, an Avanti-bodied Pontiac Firebird | Larry Edsall photos

For the 20th year in a row, owners of vintage Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs parked their cars on a sunny Sunday at the Scottsdale Pavilions shopping center, site the previous evening of the country’s longest-running weekly car show. Annually, the BOP show attracts rows of beautiful Buicks, outstanding Oldsmobiles, and pleasing and even powerful Pontiacs.

In recent years, a few groovy GMC trucks have been included, and this year some cool Cadillacs were invited as a test to see how things might go should the shows organizers — the 20th annual BOP show was hosted by the Desert Renegades Pontiac Club and the Cactus GTO Club of Arizona — decide to expand the event to officially include GM’s luxury brand in future years.

And yet, the car that seemed to be drawing the most attention was a prototype Studebaker. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: Lee Marvin’s 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible

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Lee Marvin’s 1968 Shelby GT500KR | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve during Barrett-Jacksons Palm Beach auction, this 1968 Shelby GT500KR was delivered in May 1968 to actor Lee Marvin.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro custom coupe | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Built to be driven and offered without a reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, this custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro provides the ultimate in classic-car looks, performance driving, and the reliability of a new car.

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Benetton F1 racer joins Bonhams’ Spa sale docket

Schumacher was among the car's drivers | Bonhams photos
Schumacher was among the car’s drivers | Bonhams photos

The Benetton B-191-02 car that was driven by Robert Moreno, Nelson Piquet and Michael Schumacher during the 1991 Formula One racing season is featured on the docket for Bonhams’ Spa Classic auction scheduled for May 21. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

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1970 Dodge Charger R/T

The Fate of the Furious will be released on April 14, the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. As anticipations builds to find out why it appears from the movie trailer that Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, has sided against his family, we are reminded of the key moments and memories shown since the original film made its debut 15 years ago.
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