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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1988 Lamborghini Countach 500 Quattrovalvole

CaptureEditor’s note: This is the eighth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered with a reserve during the second annual Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction is this 1988 Lamborghini Countach 500 Quattrovalvole. The car was originally ordered by collector Joe Nastasi and comes finished in Fly Yellow and white. Additionally, it features a factory rear wing and a rearview camera.

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GM’s hometown car show spreads across Michigan

One-owner '79 MG Midget, Flint-built '62 Buick Special convertible and '95 Camaro convertible in downtown Clare, Michigan | Larry Edsall photos
One-owner ’79 MG Midget, Flint-built ’62 Buick Special convertible and ’95 Camaro convertible in downtown Clare, Michigan | Larry Edsall photos

Though not as well known nationally as the Woodward Dream Cruise, in a dozen years, Back to the Bricks has become a five-day automotive celebration and cruise-in staged on the brick-lined downtown streets of Flint, the city north of Detroit where Billy Durant started General Motors and the city where the original batch of America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvettes, were assembled.

For the eighth year, Back to the Bricks has become more than just a Flint event. This month, more than 200 cars have cruised into seven Michigan cities on the Brick’s Heritage Promo Tour. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

This rare 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T will be offered during the second annual Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction with reserve. is powered by the original Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1932 Hudson roadster

1932 Hudson Roadster | Barrett-Jackson photo
1932 Hudson Roadster | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered with a reserve at the second Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1932 Hudson roadster was recently discovered and has undergone a Murphy-inspired full and complete restoration, returning it to its 1932 Paris Auto Salon-show specification.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

1970 Plymouth Superbird | Barrett-Jackson photo
1970 Plymouth Superbird | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered without reserve at the second Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction is this 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

CaptureEditor’s note: This is the fourth in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered at the second Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction, this Cadillac DeVille convertible has undergone a full frame-off restoration and features full Eldorado trim.

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Bookshelf: Rainy day memories with the Davidsons

A vintage Harley-Davidson parked in the rain at the family get-together | William Hall photos
A vintage Harley-Davidson parked in the rain at the family get-together | William Hall photos

Every now and again, weather interjects itself into the best-laid plans of the vintage motorcyclist. Experienced riders know to take the hint; oftentimes the universe is aligning a different experience, and a sudden downpour is merely the suggestion that one should be open to the unexpected.

Such was the case while attending a recent event held by the Badger Heritage Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Heavy rain was predicted all day, but I still obligingly attended because I knew the organizers would be there working hard, rain or shine. Besides, most antique motorcyclists are a plucky bunch (“Weather? Hell, that’s the least of my worries.”) Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1947 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup

1947 Dodge Power Wagon | Barrett-Jackson photo
1947 Dodge Power Wagon | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered without a reserve at the second annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction is this 1947 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 convertible

1966 Chevrolet Corvette
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Convertible

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold June 21-24 during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction.

Offered without a reserve during the second annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is the final year of the first generation and as such represents the ultimate in refinement for the earliest models. Quite simply, it’s a car that runs as strong as it looks. Continue reading