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2019 Ford GT to headline Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction

2019 Ford GT with less than 25 miles

(May 12, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for an electrifying Las Vegas auction as it sets its sights on The Entertainment Capital of the World in June as the first public event in the all-new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Channeling the energy created during its recent Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson’s 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, is destined to be the hottest ticket in town, in the most talked-about new venue in the region, with early consignments that include an incredible Liquid Red 2019 Ford GT with less than 25 miles, which will be selling with No Reserve.

Motul launches new classic line of oils for collector cars from 1950-1999

(May 10, 2021) 
CYPRESS, Calif. — Motul, founded in 1853, has introduced its new Classic Line of lubricants that are specifically formulated to meet the needs of both established and emerging collector car markets. With vintage vehicles in mind, Motul’s Classic Line combines oils, detergents, and additives that the company has engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

Rent a classic car for any occasion at Weather Tech Raceway

(May 7, 2021) MONTEREY, Calif. — As a direct result of a successful partnership established in 2019, Monterey Touring Vehicles has reconfirmed its sponsorship with WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca by committing to a multiyear extension through 2023. Since first becoming involved with the iconic facility, Monterey Touring Vehicles has held a variety of rallies that feature paced parade laps around the track, became presenting sponsor for Laguna Seca Recreation Area’s Cars & Coffee events, and had tempting displays during both premier and community events.

Mecum Las Vegas motorcycle auction reaches $17.5 million in sales

1907 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank

(May 5, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — The 30th anniversary return of the Mecum Las Vegas Vintage & Antique Motorcycle Auction was held  April 28 through May 1, and results were strong for the event that has long held status as the world’s largest of its kind. The 2021 auction achieved overall sales of $17.5 million as 1,151 motorcycles changed hands in just four days, and with a total of 1,214 motorcycles offered at the auction, the sell-through rate equaled a hearty 95%, a remarkable achievement for a reserve-based auction.

Proving grounds torture testing convinced motorists to buy 1947 Fords

Braking distances were tested in wet and dry conditions

By Robert D. Cunningham
The Old Motor

(May 2, 2021) The Ford Motor Company introduced its first handmade, postwar Ford passenger car for the 1946 model year on June 2, 1945. The vehicle incorporated many leftover 1942 body parts. Decorative trim was nearly identical to the prewar vehicle except for a new massive, chrome-plated grille with red striping within the embossed accents.

BMX pro Damon Dayton's 150 Volkswagens

Damon Dayton and his wife, Rosie, in front of Dayton's 1966 21-window bus

(May 2, 2021) It’s hard to mistake Damon Dayton’s affection for Volkswagen: his garage is chock full of vintage Buses and Beetles, he has multiple Volkswagen tattoos, and his closet is packed with Volkswagen wares. “The Volkswagen love has been consistent throughout my entire life,” says the 48-year-old professional BMX rider and mechanic, who has owned some 150 Volkswagen vehicles through the years. “It’s a way of life for me.”

Volkswagen celebrates five colorful art cars from around the world

(April 16, 2021) Many museums and galleries remain closed due to COVID-19 — but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holiday for artists worldwide. On April 15, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, an annual observance is held to honor and encourage artistic creativity and expression. To celebrate this year, Volkswagen is featuring five artfully adorned cars that feature everything, from beads to paint to metalwork. Learn more about these creative, colorful cars and the compelling stories behind them.

Petersen Automotive Museum adds new vehicles to the vault

1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupe

(April 1, 2021) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has added eight new vehicles to The Vault presented by Hagerty, offering guests an updated tour experience. New Vault cars include a 1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupé, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro art car, 1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose,” 1960 Plymouth XNR Replica, 1982 Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.” car, 1948 Bentley Mk VI “New Look” Saloon, 1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet, and 1974 Dale Mock-Up.

Mecum Glendale 2021 auction records $42.3 million in sales

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe

(March 25, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions, outdid itself once again, setting a new record-high sales total for its Glendale, Ariz., auction. Held March 18-20 at State Farm Stadium, the 2021 auction reached $42.3 million in overall sales totals, a more than 14% increase over Mecum’s first auction in Glendale, which itself had been a record-setting event as the highest-grossing inaugural event in company history.

World’s oldest Aston Martin coming to Concours of Elegance

(March 22, 2021) LONDON — The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, will host the oldest surviving Aston Martin during its 2021 event at Hampton Court Palace in September. Aston Martin ‘A3’ was the third car ever built by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, and was extensively driven by the founders. This year, it celebrates its centenary.