2016 Archived Articles

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2016 Fall Daytona Beach Turkey Run

There was plenty of V8 sounds coming from the Daytona Speedway over the Thanksgiving weekend, but it wasn’t from cars on the track. More than 6,000 classic cars and trucks filled the infield for the 43rd Annual Daytona Turkey Run.  Read More.

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2016 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and Car Club Showcase

The Hilton Head Motoring Festival (HHMF) began with the Savannah Speed Classic (see our coverage) and culminated with the Concours d’elegance on Hilton Head Island Two other events of the HHMF were also held at the at the Golf Club.  Read More.

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2016 Savannah Speed Classic, Hilton Head Motoring Festival

The Savannah Speed Classic, one of the headlining events of the Hilton Head Motoring Festival, was held October 28 — October 30 across the river from Savannah, GA. Here, we saw hundreds of historical race cars turn hot laps around the two-mile Hutchinson Island road course.  Read More.

2016 Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run

The Annual Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run wrapped up on Saturday, September 17, with awards being presented to the Top 25 entries, as well as special awards for the Ultimate Top 5. Classic cars were on display inside and outside the Convention Center, and hundreds of other classics were parked along the Strip.  Read More.

Long Beach Legend – 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster

When the 2016 National Street Rod Association (NSRA) rolled into Louisville for its annual flagship event, Street Rod Nationals, it attracted not only 10,000+ members with their cars, but also some of the best Pro Builds in the hobby. In the huge Exhibitor’s area, we saw many high-end custom builds.  Read More.

2016 National Street Rod Association Nationals

It was vintage car weekend in Derby Town USA, as 11,000 classics rolled into Louisville, KY for the 47th National Street Rod Association Nationals. The Kentucky Exposition Center was filled with colorful classics 30 years or older.  Read More.

2016 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte

It was full speed ahead all weekend for another great Goodguys event — the 23rd Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte. We put on our walking shoes, loaded up on sun screen, made sure our camera batteries were charged and ready to go, and began our adventure early Friday morning.  Read More.

8 Cars to Watch at 2016 Mecum Harrisburg

It’s a wrap! After three days of high octane bidding, Mecum closed the books on another successful auction. This, their third annual show at the Harrisburg, PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, brought large crowds each day to watch as almost 1000 vehicles and 300 pieces of road art crossed the auction block.   Read More.

Mopar Magic at 2016 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

Carlisle celebrated its 25th year of bringing Mopars to Carlisle, July 15 – 17, with a record number of registered cars and more than 50,000 spectators. This is one of the biggest years yet, because 2016 marks a major anniversary date for Chrysler.   Read More.

2016 Goodguys PPG Nationals

Now in its 19th year, Goodguys PPG Nationals is one of the biggest and most exciting car shows in the country. Here, more than 6,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks through ’72 will grace the fairgrounds at the Ohio Expo from July 8 through July 10.   Read More.

The 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner

The Ford Fairlane was produced between 1955 and 1970. The automobile was named after Henry Ford’s 56 room, Fair Lane estate in Dearborn, Michigan. By the time the 1958 model came to market, the era of car fins was in full stride. Bigger, weightier, and sportier than Fairlanes in the early ’50s.  Read More.

The 2016 Raleigh Classic

The Raleigh Classic, which opened its doors in 1996, is one of the oldest classic car auctions around. You won’t see TV networks or celebrity guests at these auctions, but you will see a multitude of well sorted out vintage rides that are high on originality, low on mileage, and in some cases totally unique.  Read More.

2016 Mecum Spring Classic Indy Features Muscle and So Much More

Mecum brought the muscle to their 29th Annual Spring Classic for five days in May. Among the stellar lineup of 1,500 vehicles that crossed the auction block, a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster with only 20,165 original miles, sold for $1.1 million.  Read More.

2016 Auctions America Auburn

It was back home in Indiana as Auctions America hosted their annual Spring auction in the Hoosier state. Close to 500 American classics, muscle cars, exotic sports cars, hot rods crossed the stage in Auburn during the three-day event. Adding to the weekend activities was a Car Corral and an AACA Regional Meet, all at Auburn Auction Park.  Read More.

2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

More than 300 cars, including 100 Concours registrants and 200+ Fairway Club and other special display cars, took to the fairways at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the 4th Annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance.  Read More.

2016 Spring Carlisle

Kicking off Carlisle’s season of collector and classic car events, Spring Carlisle brings to its 150-acre complex, thousands of automotive enthusiasts every April to buy, sell, or just pay homage to all-things automotive. The five-day car corral, auction, and swap meet begins today, and will continue through Sunday, August 24.  Read More.

2016 Goodguys Nashville

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association hosted its Annual Nashville Nationals in Nashville, TN, May 13-15. The first two days of this three-day event welcomed rods, customs, classics, trucks, street machines, and muscle cars through 1972 vintage, and on the last day, Super Sunday, all American made and/or powered makes and models joined in the fun.  Read More.

2016 Daytona Beach Spring Turkey Run

This year’s Daytona Spring Turkey Run will feature an “Old Skool vs New School” walk down memory lane, where there will be an exhibit of muscle cars of yesterday, alongside those of today. Also, as in past years, you can expect to see thousands of vintage, classic, muscle cars, race cars and trucks.  Read More.

2016 Goodguys North Carolina Nationals

The state fairgrounds outside Raleigh, NC came alive with the sounds of straight pipe V8s, as classics and hot rods cruised into the complex. The first two days were open to 1972 and older classics, but on the final day (All-American Sunday), all-year domestics were welcomed to join in on the fun.  Read More.

2016 Bonhams, Gooding & Company, RM/Sotheby’s on Amelia Island: Let the Bidding Begin

Amelia Island is not only the home of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, but it also hosts several auctions during the week of the Concours. Here, Bonhams, Gooding & Company, and RM/Sotheby’s brings hundreds of collector cars.  Read More.

Mercedes-Benz 500K (Kompressor) Series Cars

Mercedes-Benz has a long history of finely-engineered automobiles dating back to the turn of the century. However, despite the company’s reputation for superior builds, they weren’t known for producing luxury cars. All that changed in the 1930s, though, when they introduced the Mercedes-Benz 500K Series, and began competing in the world market.  Read More.

2016 Amelia Island Concours Picking up Speed Entering 3rd Decade

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has grown at an amazing rate over the years. Beginning with just over 160 cars, and approximately 2,000 spectators, now more than 300 cars and tens of thousands of visitors come to this small island to share their enthusiasm for the automobile.  Read More.

2016 Carlisle Winter AutoFest

Continuing its tradition of hosting shows that capture the excitement and passion of car fans of all ages, Carlisle Events did it again with this four-day festival of cars, the inaugural Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, FL.  Read More.

2016 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

The 10th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance brought partly sunny skies, over 200 classic cars and motorcycles, and thousands of car enthusiasts to the manicured lawns of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The vehicles ranged from the brass era, to European elegance, to muscle car classics.  Read More.

2016 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

It may be snowing up north, but the car show season started early in Sarasota, FL. Cruzin to the Hop car shows, which are held in various locations on the gulf coast of Florida, hosted their latest show in Sarasota, FL on February 12.  Read More.

Classic Car Season: Barrett-Jackson, RM, Gooding, and Bonhams Kick it Off

More than six auction companies held their first events of 2016 during Auction Week in Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale, AZ. Whether attending as a spectator, buyer, or seller, this week-long event was a classic car enthusiast’s dream-come-true.  Read More.

2016 Mecum Kissimmee Auction: It’s Where the Muscle Cars Were

Mecum Kissimmee was an auction for the record books, as a top array of rare muscle cars were assembled for its kick-off event in 2016. Stats like 1 of 9, 1 of 5, and even 1 of 1 were heard again and again throughout this 10-day extravaganza.  Read More.