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48th annual Barrett-Jackson auction is for Mustang lovers


1965 pre-production Ford Mustang

(December 10, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is rounding up some of the best examples of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs to cross the auction block during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

A holiday homecoming — VW Beetle owner of 51 years reunited with 'Annie'

(December 8, 2018) HERNDON, Va. — Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif. — a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.” Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times, and Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work.

Rare models power Jasper52 European collector car auction


1975 Great London Taxi

(December 4, 2018) NEW YORK — Jasper52's inaugural collector car auction on Dec. 10 features a variety of outstanding vehicles — rally and track cars, supercars, touring cars and off-road machines. This groundbreaking sale includes cars located in Europe that were selected expressly for collectors in the United States.

RM Sotheby's to auction rare and iconic hot rods at Petersen Museum


1932 Ford Lloyd Bakan Coupe

(November 28, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host an RM Sotheby’s auction on Dec. 8 marking the first time the museum has been the location for an auction since its $90-million remodel in 2015. Topping the list of exceptional cars offered is an assortment of historically significant period-correct customs and Southern California hot rods, harkening back to the “Hot Rod Magazine” empire built by Petersen Founder and namesake Robert E. Petersen more than 70 years ago.

Overall sales total $25.2 million at Mecum Las Vegas collector-car auction


1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet

(November 21, 2018) LAS VEGAS — Mecum Auctions’ second annual collector-car auction in Las Vegas was deemed a success with $25.2 million in overall sales achieved as 667 vehicles hammered sold for a 75 percent sell-through rate. The results represent a 7 percent increase over last year’s totals.

Classic Auto Show to feature more than 2,000 vintage vehicles

(November 20, 2018) COSTA MESA, Calif. — More than 2,000 vintage vehicles and special displays by 80 Southern California car clubs, collectors, and automotive museums from Ventura to San Diego will highlight the third annual Classic Auto Show, taking place March 16-17 at the OC Fair & Event Center.   

'Legends of Los Angeles' motorsports exhibit now open at Petersen

(November 20, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has opened its latest exhibit, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery presented by Lucas Oil. The display features 12 race cars powered by engineering masterminds such as Ed “The Old Master” Pink and Fred Offenhauser and piloted by legends such as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Parnelli Jones, Bill Stroppe and Dan Gurney.

Carroll Shelby's first Shelby Cobra returns to Las Vegas

(November 14, 2018) LAS VEGAS — The first Shelby Cobra, CSX2000, has returned to Las Vegas for an exclusive exhibit inside the Las Vegas Shelby Heritage Center through March 31. On loan from the Larry H. Miller family, the world-famous roadster will be displayed to the public for free and through key events such as the Team Shelby Bash and the holiday season.

Ford's 1936 'Rhythm of the Road' musical

(November 9, 2018) Automobile advertising has certainly evolved over the years as dramatically pointed out by this 1936 Ford movie clip that depicts beautiful tree-lined English scenery and what presumedly are Ford vehicles equipped with Ford V8 engines.

Mecum Chicago auction realizes $17.5 million in sales


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(October 31, 2018) Mecum’s Chicago 2018 classic and collector car auction marked another in a long line of successful auctions that have shown huge growth with margins exceeding 30 percent from the previous year. With overall sales totals of $17.5 million, Mecum Chicago 2018 constituted a 38-percent increase over 2017 totals as 75 percent of all 896 vehicles offered hammered sold.

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