2015 Archived Articles

2015 Hilton Head Jamboree and Concours d’Elegance

Three events of the Hilton Head Motoring Festival: a Car Club Jamboree, Concours d’Elegance, and a car auction (hosted by Auction America) were held October 31 through November 1 on the Island. Here, some of the country’s finest collector vehicles were exhibited, either for show or for sale.  Read More.

2015 Goodguys Charlotte

The 22nd Annual Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte kicked off today under blue skies and warm 80 degree fall temperatures. This is the first of three days of “Full Throttle Fun” at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Classic vehicles, 1972 and earlier, will be showcased the first two days, and on Sunday, all vehicles, regardless of year, are welcome.  Read More.

2015 Hershey Classic

All roads lead to Hershey, PA for the annual swap meet and AACA car show. Billed as the sweetest classic car event of the year, the Hershey show is one of the biggest and longest running gathering of all-things-vintage in the country.  Read More.

2015 Duesenberg Thunder Run and Vintage Fly-In

When you look at a Duesenberg Model J, you don’t think race car, but this legendary automobile’s heritage is rooted in speed. In 1923, a Duesy racer became the first U.S. entry to win the French Grand Prix (Le Mans), and in 1924, 1925, and 1927, Duesys won the Indy 500.  Read More.

2015 ACD Festival: Year of the Duesenberg

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival, in its 59th year, once again welcomes car enthusiasts from around the world to Auburn, Indiana in a celebration of the history of the automobile. Formerly the headquarters of the manufacturing plant for this trio of classics, this small Hoosier town is now home of the one of the finest museums in the country.  Read More.

2015 ACD Festival in Auburn, IN

It’s obvious if you’ve ever attended the ACD Festival that planning for next year’s event has already begun before the current year’s event comes to an end. There’s definitely something for everyone, whether your interests lie with classic cars, swap meets, parades or antiques, you’ll find a little of everything.  Read More.

2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

The Pebble Beach Concours, which began in 1950, is one of the premier Concours in the world. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, so to compete, much less win, is a significant accomplishment.  Read More.

2015 Monterey Car Week:
Leading Up to the Pebble Beach Concours

The heritage of this weeklong car fest can be traced back to 1950, when a group of sports car owners who started a road race and Concours at Pebble Beach. Their enthusiasm for cars was contagious, because over the next 60+ years, the number of events has grown in number and diversity.  Read More.

2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup, Reno

The journey to the selection of the Barrett-Jackson Cup winner began on Wednesday by judging performed by renowned judges, Pete Chapouris, Bob Millard and Bobby Alloway. A total of 25 elite vehicles were chosen to compete for this coveted award by the end of the day on Friday, and were put on display at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.  Read More.

2015 Hot August Nights Reno

We’re here again for Hot August Nights in Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World.” One of the first things we plan to do is stop by all the Show-n-Shines to attempt to scope out which vehicles will be among the 25 that will be chosen to vie for the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup.  Read More.

2015 Hot August Nights Virginia City

The 2015 Hot August Nights event, which began its two-day kickoff in Virginia City and then will continue on to Reno-Sparks for another eight days of cruises, Show-n-Shines, Drag Races, Burnouts, and an autocross is in its 29th year of celebrating the classic car.  Read More.

2015 Goodguys Columbus PPG Nationals

The 18th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH wrapped up three days of “Full Throttle Fun,” with more than 6,200 hot rods, muscle cars, classics, and trucks in attendance. It was a veritable feast of color, chrome, innovation, creativity, and raw unadulterated power.  Read More.

Indianapolis Museum of Art Dream Cars

A special collection of concept cars will be on display at various art museums across the country this year. These automotive design masterpieces, appropriately named “Dream Cars,”, were built without compromise to production costs, practicality, or even the technology limitations of the day.  Read More.

2015 Raleigh Classic Auction

If you’re looking for one of those auctions where you can see hundreds of Detroit’s best classics, the Raleigh Classic auction, in the city by the same name, is the one for you. It’s as though all the “survivor” cars from the ’40s to the ’80s come together here to find a new owner.  Read More.

2015 Mecum Spring Auction Indy

Mecum wrapped up its 28th annual Indy auction Saturday night to an enthusiast group of spectators and bidders. Eight 1958 Corvette Fuelies, each decked out in the colors offered that year, were some of the stars of the auction.  Read More.

2015 Auctions America Auburn

Auctions America just wrapped up its 2015 spring event at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, where more than 700 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars, hot rods, and motorcycles were showcased.  Read More.

2015 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Traditionally held on Sundays, Pinehurst decided to stand out from the rest this year by holding their third annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on Saturday. Instead of having the car club show on Saturday and the Concours on Sunday, both were combined into one event on Saturday.  Read More.

2015 Spring Carlisle Revs Up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

It was full steam ahead for another exciting Spring Carlisle in Carlisle, PA. Although the first full day of this car show, swap meet, car corral, and car auction may have been a little cool, it was obvious the fun and the deals were just starting to heat up.  Read More.

2015 Goodguys North Carolina Nationals

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association added a new event, the North Carolina Nationals, to their 2015 calendar of classic car shows. Approximately 1,500 vehicles participated in the car show and car corral, held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Read More.

2015 Charlotte Spring AutoFair

The Charlotte Spring AutoFair wrapped up four days of clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and super classics at the Charlotte Motor Speeday. Keeping with its tradition, this combination car show, car corral, auction, AACA Meet, and Swap Meet had something for everyone.  Read More.

Burt Reynolds and the Last Bandit Trans Am

The Charlotte Spring AutoFair wrapped up four days of clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and super classics at the Charlotte Motor Speeday. Keeping with its tradition, this combination car show, car corral, auction, AACA Meet, and Swap Meet had something for everyone.  Read More.

2015 Daytona Spring Turkey Rod Run

Approximately 55,000 spectators attended the 2015 Daytona Beach Spring Turkey Rod Run the last weekend in March, where 1,795 colorful classics (1,236 on the show field and 559 in the car corral) and 425 swap meet.  Read More.

Auctions America Kicks Off Their Collector Car Season in Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America began another exciting year of classic cars sales, with their annual event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In its 13th year, this three-day auction was held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Boward County Convention Center from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29.  Read More.

Galpin-Fisker 2015 Ford Mustang “Rocket”

Galpin Auto Sports has teamed with Henrik Fisker to produce “The Ultimate American Muscle Car” — A low volume carbon fiber coach built 6th generation Mustang with 725 HP. Featuring a wide body look and an aggressive styling, it is appropriately named the “Rocket.”  Read More.

Cowboy Cars at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance showcased more than 320 classics, which included Duesenbergs, Packards, Delahays, Ferrraris, rare Concepts, and historical race cars and motorcyles — just what you’d expect from a Concours.  Read More.

Replica Mustang Launched by Revology

Revology, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, is offering the latest driving and creature comfort technology, wrapped in the body of the original Mustang. Get this Mustang with a Ford-honored 1 year bumper-to-bumper warranty.  Read More.

2015 Amelia Island Concours – Celebrating SuperCars and Classics

Sir Stirling Moss was the Honoree of the first Amelia Concours in 1996, and now, two decades later, he had the distinction of being recognized again for his contributions to automotive history. The 2015 Concours, which has become one of the elite automotive events in the country, featured more than 320 classics.  Read More.

2015 Detroit Autorama Ridler

Chip Foose’s custom built 1965 Chevy Impala, nicknamed “The Impastar,” wins the Ridler Award at the 2015 Detroit Autorama. This makes the 4th time Foose has taken home the coveted trophy for the top hot rod build.  Read More.

2015 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

In its 9th year, the Boca Raton Concours, the second of more than 30 d’Elegance celebrations held throughout the year, has raised millions of dollars for a worthy cause, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. This year, Boca celebrated the Cadillac as its featured marque and the 50th Year Anniversary of the Mustang.  Read More.

2015 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island

RM Sothebys held their 17th annual auction at Amelia Island offering 99 collector cars for sale during March Car Week on the Island. This was the first auction under the new partnership with Sotheby’s. The classics on the docket included European exotics and American vintage vehicles.  Read More.

2015 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island

The run list for Gooding & Co. 2015 Amelia Island auction, which consisted of 85 collector cars, was heavy on European sports cars and classics, including Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguars. A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 took top honors as the highest sale, by bringing in $3 million.  Read More.

2015 Bonhams, Amelia Island

Bonhams auction house held its first Amelia Island sale during March 2015 car week. Eighty three rare collector vehicles from the Brass era to late model sports cars crossed the auction block. The high sales went to two America cars.  Read More.

Mecum Brings Another Super Show to Kissimmee

Mecum brought a select group of vehicles to Kissimmee from the Tim Wellborn Museum collection. Some top sellers were a 1969 Hemi Daytona, selling for $900K, a 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T, selling for $640K, and a 1965 Shelby GT350, selling for $445K.  Read More.

Barrett-Jackson Revs Up the Crowd on Saturday

It was standing room only at Barrett-Jackson’s Saturday night auction, when the super stars of Ron Pratte’s collection took center stage. Three of these headliners were a 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car, a 1950 GM Futurliner, and a 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake.  Read More.

2015 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR)

Larry Olson’s 1933 Ford Roadster won the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster trophy at the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show.  It was built at Bobby Alloway’s shop in Tennessee. Alloway set many trends in street rod building and his roadsters are famous. This one was stretched an extra two inches for a look and stance that is perfect.  Read More.

Shelby American Uncovers ’15 Shelby GT Muscle Car

Shelby American has just released its first upgrade to the Sixth Generation Mustang, the Shelby GT. It’s a 627 HP pony, with enhanced handling and styling touches to identify it as a special Mustang from Carroll Shelby’s stable. But this time around, Shelby American is giving buyers a lot more options to customize their car.  Read More.

The Most Race-Ready Mustang: The Shelby GT350R

The sixth generation Mustang, the S550, hasn’t yet reached its first year anniversary, and Ford has already added another thoroughbred to its line up, this time the ultimate track star. Along with the high performance GT model and the basic Shelby GT350 model, which was built to run on road courses, there’s a new kid in town — the Shelby GT350R.  Read More.

1951 Nash Sells at Barrett-Jackson – Finally!

We’ve been following this 1951 Custom Nash through multiple auctions and car shows across the country for almost a year. Up until this weekend, no one was willing to pay the reserve price, but now the Nash has a new owner.  Read More.

2015 Arizona Concours d’Elegance

On a beautiful January day, on the beautiful grounds of the Arizona Biltmore, 90 vehicles were showcased at the Second Annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance. Best of Show this year was awarded to a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K.  Read More.