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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Christmas Story: A 1937 Oldsmobile and a Bar of Soap
For many fans, watching the 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story,” has become a holiday tradition. The movie chronicles the events leading up to Christmas for a family in the early 1940s. There are several memorable scenes, but one of my favorites begins with an Oldsmobile and ends with a bar of soap. Read More.
2014 Hilton Head Jamboree and Concours d’Elegance
The 13th Annual Jamboree and Concours d’Elegance were held November 1 and November 2 at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. eClassicAutos was once again onsite to bring our readers highlights of this two-day festival of cars. Read More.
2014 Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte
Another great car show is underway at the Charlotte Motor Speedway – the Goodguys 21st Annual Southeastern Nationals. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend — clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and thousands of colorful classic cars. We couldn’t wait to get started on providing you with a pictorial report of this great show. Read More.
Charlotte 2014 Fall AutoFair
The NASCAR guys are not at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of people converging on the track. What everyone is coming to see, is the 2014 Fall Charlotte AutoFair. This combination swap meet, manufacturer’s midway, car corral, car show has loads of activities for the entire family, making it a natural outing that everyone can enjoy. Read More.
Ferrari Wins Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours
In a week where the Ferrari marque could do no wrong. For 2014, a 1954 Ferrari 375 Scaglietti Coupe took home the Best of Show honors. Currently owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, this Ferrari is one of only five such examples in the world. Read More.
2014 Hot August Nights
Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada can be best described as a weeklong classic car party where there is always a new Show n’ Shine to see down the block at the next casino. Of course, that means plenty of hot rod cruising time on the street, which makes it fun whether you are driving or one of the multitude of spectators. Read More.
2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival: A Step Back in Time
eClassicAutos is in Auburn, IN this weekend for the 58th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival. This festival celebrates the history of the automobile, and is the venue for the annual ACD Club Reunion. Auburn is the perfect location for this event, since it is the home of the former headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company. Read More.
Unleashing the 2015 Mustang to the Streets
In December 2013, Ford Motor Company introduced the latest in six generations of its iconic Pony Car, the Mustang. Since then, 2015 pre-production models have been showing up in car events across the country, as Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary. Although there has been a lot written about the newest addition to Ford’s stable of Mustangs, there are still a few unanswered questions. Read More.
Goodguys PPG Nationals Columbus
Goodguys events are always much more than a car show, and as usual, they pull out all the stops at their PPG event in Columbus, OH, their biggest and most prestigious of the year. For three days, Goodguys packs in activities non-stop, such as Autocross, hot rod seminars, kid’s make-n-take model, a model and pedal car show, a bicycle stunt show, and live musical entertainment. Read More.
2015 Mustang: 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
Ford will offer a special limited-edition 2015 production-year Mustang. Only 1,964 cars will be produced, the same number of Mustangs in the first year. This GT fastback, with special performance and appearance features, will be an instant collectible. Read More.
Is a Classic Car on Your Bucket List?
It seems everyone has a story about a classic car they’ve owned or wish they’d owned. The car on your bucket list may be one you’ve regretted letting go, or it may be the special car you’ve always fantasized about someday owning. Read More.
Carlisle Celebrates 50 Years of the Mustang and 110 Years of Ford
You couldn’t ask for a more perfect weekend to celebrate the Mustang’s 50th and Ford’s 110th anniversaries — 80 degrees and blue skies, with just a few puffy clouds. All 150 acres of the Carlisle fairgrounds were filled with Blue Oval brands, but the headliner of the show – the Pony Car – populated the entire infield. Here are just some of the sights that made this a picture-perfect weekend. Read More.
Special Edition Mustangs Showcased at Carlisle Ford Nationals
A wide range of models have been built that have made the Mustang brand what it is today. Names like GT, Boss, Mach 1, Cobra Jet, and even Shelby have become synonymous with the Pony Car. But, there were also several limited-edition models, which were built to appeal to a specific regional sales area, or to fulfill a particular purpose. Read More.
2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show
Thousands of Corvette owners gathered on this slightly overcast day in Champaign, IL to celebrate their hobby. This event is so much more than a car show — it is a reunion of family and friends, who meet every year to share their love for this iconic Chevrolet. Read More.
Mecum Brings Hemi Cuda and L88 Corvette to Auction
It isn’t often that you see one of these classic cars at auction, but at Mecum’s inaugural auction in Seattle a rare 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible and 1967 L88 Corvette will cross the auction block. Let the bidding begin. Read More.
2014 Indianapolis 500 Practice
Day 2 of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 98th running of the Memorial day classic. Although rain threatened, only a few drops fell and crews took advantage of the 6 hour of open track time to prepare for qualifications later in the week. Read More.
2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance
The field of 119 cars included celebrity cars, such as a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS stock car formally driven by Junior Johnson, the iconic Mongoose and Snake Hot Wheels drag cars, the 1963 Harley Earl Corvette, and Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS. Read More.
British Invasion in Pinehurst Village
On the eve of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, the Brits invaded the Village of Pinehurst. They brought their Jaguars, Morgans, MGs, Aston Martins, Austin-Healeys, and Triumphs. Even a few Bentleys rolled into this idyllic community. Read More.
The American Sports Car
Our love affair with the automobile is most apparent when it comes to sports cars. However, American two-seaters have had their ups and downs over the years. Here are some of the highlights — what succeeded, what didn’t, and what could have been. Read More.
2014 Charlotte Spring AutoFair
Spring is in the air, and it’s not just because of the long-awaited warm temperatures. What better way to kick off the new season than a car show? But, not just any car show. Charlotte’s Spring AutoFair, which is held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, is the biggest collector car event in the southeast.; Read More.
2014 Daytona Spring Turkey Run
The final day of the 25th Annual Daytona Spring Turkey Run brought bright skies and warm temperatures, along with an enthusiastic crowd of spectators anxious to participate in this celebration of classic cars. Read More.
Selling a Classic Car: It’s Not All Business
If you’re selling your car at auction, you may be in for an emotional roller coaster ride, particularly if the car you are selling has become an integral part of your family. Read More.
Classic Cars of the Chrysler Corporation
There are many examples of American automakers that have risen to greatness, only to eventually fail and disappear, like Duesenburg, Packard, Studebaker, Pierce Arrow, DeLorean, and Hudson. Read More.
Three Days of Classic Cars on Amelia Island
The seemingly endless days of winter are a distant memory if you were lucky enough to spend March 7 – 9 in Amelia Island, FL. These three days of paradise, which consisted of two auctions and one Concours, provided classic car enthusiasts with the opportunity to see some of the most rare, beautiful, and historically significant vehicles in existence. Read More.
2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance
Although February brought cold temperatures or snow to most of the nation, the Sunshine State lived up to its name by delivering blue skies and warm temperatures for the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Over 200 classic cars and motorcycles graced the show field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, where the cars weren’t the only stars of the show. Read More.
The Camaro Z28 Returns in 2014
Nothing excites the motoring faithful more than bringing back a legendary muscle car. The Camaro Z28, first introduced in 1967, was GMs road racing star and their competition for Ford’s Boss 302 and Mopars AAR Cuda. It returns again in 2014, after being absent from the Bow Tie lineup for many years. Read More.
The 1970 Super Boss 429: A Vietnam Veteran
At the height of the muscle car wars, Ford offered a limited number of Mustangs with the NASCAR 429 race engine. For insurance purposes, the motor’s horsepower was rated at 375, but its output was actually much higher, making it Ford’s big gun in the battle of factory cars that could be sold directly from the showroom. Read More.
Concours D’Elegance: Celebrating the Art and History of Automobiles
Fueled by a passion for vintage automobiles and a curiosity about the outrageous creations built by today customizers, car shows are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, virtually every weekend of the year, in almost any part of the country, you’ll likely run across a locally-sponsored car show or cruise in. Read More.
1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe
For nine years after its introduction in 1953, the Corvette evolved from a relatively mild-mannered two seater, 6-cyclinder sports car to a serious performance machine on and off the track. Then, in 1963 the second generation Corvette, the C2, made a giant leap forward with the new Sting Ray design. Read More.
Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance
The 12th Annual Concours d’Elegance, which is held every fall on Hilton Head Island. This year’s Concours had a stellar lineup, including some special classes that were sure to be make you smile — a large display of beautifully-crafted wooden motor boats, a contingency of Micro Cars, and group of “Life is a Beach” cars. Read More.
5 Eye-Catching Cars
What better way to go to one of the many summertime cruise ins than in a car that reflects the carefree feeling of the season. Here are five of my eye-catching picks for cruisin’ the endless days of summer. Read More.
The Frog Follies: Street Rods and Jumping Frogs
The Frog Follies is a three-day event sponsored by the Evansville, IN Iron Street Rod Club. Beginning in 1975 with less than 50 car registrants, it has grown to an average of 4000 — the largest pre-’49 Street Rod event in the world. Read More.
Cars That Left the Showroom Too Soon
My favorite discontinued cars are often based more on emotion than logic, but I can't help wondering: what were they thinking? Here are five cool cars that left the showroom too soon. Read More.
Classic Tunes for Your Road Trip
Nothing can pass the time better than listening to music while on the road. Here are some of the classic groups that you shouldn't leave behind when you go on your next vacation. Read More.
Hurst Hemi Under Glass
Hurst Hemi Under Glass is the name given to a series of exhibition drag racing cars campaigned by Hurst Performance between 1965 and 1975. Featuring the legendary Chrysler Hemi engine mounted over the rear axle, the light front end lifted, enabling the cars to run “wheelies” the full length of the drag strip. Read More.
Shelby American: Creating the Collector Cars of Tomorrow
Whether you’re looking at the iconic Cobra Roadster, an enhanced Mustang, or an upgraded F150 Raptor truck, there is no mistaking the Shelby look. Shelby American makes owning your dream car easy. Read More.
In Search of the Last Hemi
The Mopar HEMI, arguably the most recognized engine of the muscle car era, is the epitome of raw horsepower. Its roots go back to WWII, when Chrysler engineers worked to develop more powerful engines for fighter aircraft. Read More.
The Dawn of the Porsche — the 356
Few car styles have endured the test of time, like Porsche’s original sports car, the 356. With its smooth flowing contours and distinctive roof line, the 356 was the dawn of the modern-day Porsche. Read More.
What’s Your Favorite Car
For auto enthusiasts, no one car (or truck) is everyone’s favorite. Your choice may be based on the car brand your parents owned, or it may be your first car, or it just may be that car that you’ve always fantasized about owning. Read More.
2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Almost 250 cars rolled onto the famous 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. Of these, only one could be crowned Best of Show. The winner was a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, which had the distinction of being the first American car to win in 12 years. Read More.
Woodies: Station Wagons with Flair
Woodies are growing in popularity and value in the classic car market. These rare and uniquely designed vehicles, with their contrast of wood against shiny metal, have an appeal that make them welcome in both museums and car shows. Read More.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
The Auburn Duesenberg Cord (ACD) Museum, located in the former headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn, Indiana, is a perfectly preserved time capsule of motor cars produced during the boisterous and turbulent late ’20s and early ’30s. Read More.
2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance
The field of 119 cars at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours included celebrity cars, such as a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS stock car formally driven by Junior Johnson, the iconic Mongoose and Snake Hot Wheels drag cars, the 1963 Harley Earl Corvette, and Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS. Read More.
Holman-Moody’s 50th Anniversary Mustang
The legendary speed shop, Holman Moody, is again teaming with Ford Motor Company to offer a limited-edition 2014 Mustang. This exclusive Mustang, of which only 500 will be built, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s first race victory in 1964. Read More.
Charlotte Spring Auto Fair has Rash of Elvis Sightings
Elvis was in the house at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as impersonators, dressed in high-collared, rhinestone jumpsuits, took to the stage for an Elvis Presley tribute contest. In recognition of the King of Rock ‘N Roll’s connection to the Speedway, his 1956 Continental Mark II was also on display for the weekend’s festivities. Read More.
Memory Lane Museum: NASCAR Racecars and Memorabilia
For a step back in time, stop by the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, North Carolina. As well as significant pieces of NASCAR history, you’ll find a treasure-trove of blasts from the past, both big and small. Read More.
Cars With Star Personalities
Whether or not you’re a car enthusiast, most people can appreciate the important role cars have played in television entertainment. Undeniably, these TV car stars have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the show’s image. Read More.
1968 Shelby EXP 500: The Green Hornet
Fastback and convertible Shelby Mustangs are well known, but were you aware Ford also produced notchbacks, as well, using distinctive Shelby body parts? This body style resulted in one of the most historically significant Shelbys of all time. Read More.
The 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Despite modifications over the years, Porsche fundamentally remained true to its original concept. Here are some of the significant changes made over the years. Read More.
4 Rising Stars in the Classic Car Market
Some upstarts on the classic car circuit were most noticeable because of how they contrasted with the more highly-prized players. Now, they might be ready to break into the big leagues. Here are four of the rising stars in the classic car market. Read More.
An American Classic: The Auburn Boattail Speedster
When you think of high performance cars, you probably think of the muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s. But, did you know that there was a car in the ’30s that had it all. It was good looking, powerful, and its cool factor was off the scale. Read More.
Selling a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT350 at Mecum
Televised collector car auctions are exciting, but they don’t provide an appreciation for what happens behind-the-scenes, before the car appears on stage for bidding. Here’s some of what happened during the sale of a 1967 Shelby GT350 at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee. Read More.
1941 Willys: Star Hot Rod the 2nd Time Around
A longtime favorite of drag racers, the Willys has graced the cover of many hot rod magazines. The Willys coupe was one of the most recognized cars on race day, and the one everybody wanted to beat. Read More.
Classic Car Language 101: Understanding Automotive Lingo
“Car people” seem to have their own language, and understanding them may require an interpreter. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some car terms to get you started to understanding automotive lingo. Read More.
Vintage Steam, Electric, and Gas Cars at the Turn of the Century
At the turn of the century, three car power sources were being considered: steam, gas, and electric. Each had their own advantages, but ultimately gas was the power source of choice. Interestingly, today electric cars are making a comeback, but there’s a way to go before they catch up. Read More.
The best Car I Ever Owned
My Mach 1 Mustang has been, and will always be, my dream car. It holds a lifetime of memories, and after 42 years, I can still say, “It is the best car I’ve ever owned.” Read More.
Tucker Wins Big at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona
The Barrett-Jackson car auction, held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, was packed with bidders and spectators Saturday night as a field of dream cars took center stage. Many of the cars, such as the Corvettes and Shelbys, sold well into the six figures. Read More.
Burnout Contests: Crowds Love a Good Blowout
If you’re a thrill seeker who wants to prove you’re the best at burning rubber, a burnout contest may be just the challenge you’ve been looking for. The more noise and smoke you create the better, and if you keep going until you blow, you may get a standing ovation. Read More.
Hershey’s Fall Festival of Classic Cars
The sweet smell of chocolate — that’s usually what you’ll first notice when visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania. But, in early October, the main attraction will be the throngs of classic cars that converge in this small town, otherwise known as Chocolatetown, USA. Read More.
The Blue Ridge Parkway: One of America’s Best Drives
The Blue Ridge Parkway, which has been called “America’s Favorite Drive,” welcomes over 15 million visitors each year. Carved through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, the Parkway extends from the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains. Read More.