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Brand New Muscle Car granted license to build 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Eleanor


Denice Halicki at the filming of the 2000 movie "Gone in 60 Seconds"

(October 23, 2019) TULSA, Okla. — Brand New Muscle Car has announced that it has been granted a license to build official licensed "Gone in 60 Seconds" ELEANOR Star Cars by Denice Halicki, producer of the 2000 movie "Gone in 60 Seconds." Halicki owns the copyrights and trademarks in "GONE IN 60 SECONDS" and the Star Car Character "ELEANOR."

Historic Aston Martin Cloverleaf runs up Aston Hill to mark 95th anniversary

(October 22, 2019) It was 95 years ago that the car which came to be known as "Cloverleaf," XR 1981, lined up at the bottom of Aston Hill. One of just eight customer cars built in late 1923, this very early Aston Martin was competing against two Bugattis and two other Aston Martins — one of which had been entered by the company’s founder, Lionel Martin, who won the trophy on the day.

Rare Corvette among nearly 1,000 cars for sale at Mecum Chicago


1957 Chevrolet Corvette SRIII

(October 18, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to Chicagoland to host the area’s only annual collector car auction Oct. 24-26 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The Mecum Chicago 2019 auction is slated to feature an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the block.

History lesson — How plaid became part of Volkswagen Golf GTI

(October 16, 2019) No car has a claim to fame to celebrate all things plaid quite like the Volkswagen Golf GTI – thanks to one woman’s pioneering choices that over the past four decades have become a symbol of driving enthusiasts worldwide.

After a year of restoration, BMW 530 MLE returns home

(October 11, 2019)  ROSSLYN, Pretoria, South Africa — After a year of painstaking restoration, BMW South Africa unveiled its latest restoration project — the track-inspired BMW 530 MLE — at the “Home of BMW Legends,” BMW Group Plant Rosslyn on Oct. 8.

Chevrolet proclaims 'The Balanced Car' — in 1935

(October 10, 2019) This Chevrolet advertising film from 1935 is interesting if for nothing else its first-hand look at such things as the famous Bluebird's effort to set a land speed record at Daytona Beach and a bad accident during an Indy-style car race.

UK TV personality signs up for London to Brighton Veteran Car Run


Alan Titchmarsh will drive 1902 Mors on London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

(October 9, 2019) LONDON — As an extraordinary and magical event, the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run for pre-1905 cars has always been a magnet for people from all walks of life.

Silent film star's 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S wins at Newport

(October 8, 2019) NEWPORT, R.I. — After nearly two years of planning, the inaugural Audrain’s Concours d’Elegance came to an close with Joseph & Margie Cassini’s 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Fleetwood crossing the podium to receive the ‘Most Elegant’ award and also the Best of Show award.

Last Saab to leave the factory will be offered on digital auction

(October 7, 2019) The very last Saab to leave the factory will be offered on Bilweb Auctions’ digital auction platform in October. The proceeds will benefit research within sustainable mobility.

Mecum Las Vegas to feature 1,000 collector cars — and more


1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

(October 2, 2019) Mecum Auctions will host its third annual Las Vegas collector car auction Oct. 10-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and this year, in addition to the anticipated 1,000 vehicles and more than 400 Road Art items slated to cross the auction block, a selection of approximately 25 highly collectible, investment-grade guitars will also be offered as part of Mecum’s new department: Mecum Presents Guitar Search by Domino.

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