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Last-built C7 Corvette sets record making $2.7 million for charity

(July 2, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson made history with the sale of the last-built C7 Chevrolet Corvette and continued to fuel the hobby with a diverse docket of collector vehicles during the 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Sales over the four-day event also continued to point to the growing popularity of Resto-Mods and late model performance vehicles.

Vault Portfolio collection to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Connecticut


1932 Ford Custom Coupe

(June 22, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, has consigned the Vault Portfolio collection, an offering of 48 collector vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during three Barrett-Jackson events, including the 2019 Northeast and Las Vegas auctions, as well as the 2020 Scottsdale Auction. The first group of 14 collector vehicles from the Vault Portfolio will be sold at the 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29.

Honda restores 1961 Chevy pickup as part of 60th anniversary


An original 1961 Chevrolet pickup used as a delivery truck by Honda in the 1960s

(June 19, 2019) Shortly after American Honda Motor Co. (AHM) first opened for business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California. One of these trucks is depicted in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM's original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction offer mix of classic Mustangs


1965 Ford Mustang convertible

(June 12, 2019) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Barrett-Jackson will offer an incredible mix of classic Ford Mustangs during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. When introduced by Ford in 1964, the Mustang sparked a revolution in automotive design and performance that continues on through today.

ClassicCars.com releases new mobile app for researching classics on the go

(June 11, 2019) PHOENIX, Ariz. — ClassicCars.com, the leading online marketplace and editorial site in the collector car realm, has announced the release of the official ClassicCars.com mobile app, available for both iOS and Android platforms. This app is designed to bring the full ClassicCars.com experience to mobile users, offering the site’s suite of tools on a new platform.

Gooding & Company revs up for Pebble Beach with three vintage Ferraris


1958 Ferrari 250 GT

(June 11, 2019) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, has announced a stunning competition 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta to be offered at the company’s highly anticipated Pebble Beach Auctions on Aug. 16 and 17. Accompanying this noteworthy Ferrari is a duo of celebrated cars from the esteemed marque that are sure to garner attention from worldwide Ferraristas.

Fisher no-draft ventilation system revolutionizes car comfort

From The Old Motor

(June 6, 2019) General Motors introduced one of the most important innovations in closed car passenger comfort, its new “No Draft I.C.V Ventilation” window system to car buyers in 1933. GM’s unique new vent window system led the way by offering this new individualized comfort to all passengers who rode in its Fischer-bodied cars.

Mecum to hold collector car auction in Portland June 21-22


1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible

(May 31, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum will return to Portland this June 21-22 for an offering of 500 classic and collector cars at the Portland Expo Center including everything from American muscle cars and Corvettes, to classics, vintage pickup trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more.

Leake Auction to sell 'Hee Haw' host Roy Clark's car collection


1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

(May 29, 2019) TULSA, Okla. — Leake Auction Company will sell 600 vehicles in its upcoming three-day event in Tulsa, Okla., on June 6 – 8, including the personal collection of famed "Hee Haw" host Roy Clark. The Clark collection highlights include a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Limousine and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

Two videos highlight city driving in the late 1930s and 1940s


Street scene in San Francisco in the 1940s

(May 25, 2019) Here are two interesting videos depicting city street driving in the 1940s. The first video was filmed in Portland, Ore., in 1939 and the second — some of it filmed in color — was shot in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Mexico City.

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