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Bringing a 1,200 horsepower 1967 Mustang to life

(April 10, 1019) When we set out to build a 1,200 horsepower 1967 Mustang Fastback Restomod, no corners could be cut. In the web video series Titanium Garage, watch as we showcase the hard work that goes into building a custom car the right way.

'Madman' Muntz’s luxury four-seat convertible

By The Old Motor

(April 4, 2019) Earl “Madman” Muntz was a larger than life marketing genius who made and lost several fortunes during his business career selling used cars, televisions and car audio systems and as the automaker the ill-fated Muntz Jet automobile

Mecum Auctions returns to Houston with 1,000 cars


1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback

(March 27, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to Houston’s NRG Center April 4-6 for Mecum Houston 2019 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more, as well as more than 130 no-reserve motorcycles.

Mecum's $39 million Arizona auction smashes first-year event record


1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible

(March 25, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis.— Mecum Auctions’ inaugural Phoenix·Glendale collector-car auction — held March 14-17 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., — saw more than 1,300 vehicles cross the auction block in just four days with sales totals climbing to more than $39 million, an 85-percent increase over Mecum’s previous record total for an inaugural event.

1931 Duesenberg Model J earns top honors at Classic Auto Show


1931 Duesenberg Model J

(March 20, 2019) COSTA MESA, Calif.  — A pristinely conditioned 1931 Duesenberg Model J earned the Award of Excellence: Grand Boulevard Walk of History honors at the third annual Classic Auto Show, held at the OC Fair & Event Center this past weekend.  The honor capped a weekend celebration highlighted by record attendance, display of more than 1,500 rare vintage cars and the presentation of 25 awards.

Gooding & Company's sales at Amelia Island hit $22 million


1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout sells for $1.7 million

(March 19, 2019) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Gooding & Company realized $22,047,980 in a single day at the company’s 10th annual Amelia Island Auction, held on March 8, including three of the top 10 sales across all auction houses. The most anticipated and talked-about event of the week continued to impress, as President David Gooding and auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 78 of 89 lots for an exceptional 88% sales rate, resulting in an average price of $282,666 per car sold.

Vintage Air releases updated 1969 Camaro SureFit climate control systems

(March 18, 2019) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for muscle cars, hot rods and street rods, has announced the release of its updated Gen IV SureFit air conditioning system for the 1969 Camaro. The new system is available as both a Complete Kit and Evaporator Kit and features several new upgrades including fenderwell hose routing and infinite blower fan speed adjustments.

Bertha Benz: The journey that changed everything (watch the film)

(March 9, 2019) STUTTGART, Germany — The Mercedes star is now shone on the woman without whom the company would perhaps never have existed in this form: Bertha Benz. To mark her 170th birthday on may 3, Mercedes-Benz relates Bertha's historic long-distance journey in cinema quality, thus encouraging men and women throughout the world to make their visions come true with courage and self-confidence.

Volkswagen celebrates 70 years of the iconic Beetle at Amelia Island


1950 Hebmueller Type 14A

(March 8, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — This Sunday — March 10 — the People’s Car will make its debut at one of the most prestigious collector-car events in the world, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. To celebrate both the final year of the current-generation Beetle and the 70th anniversary of the first Beetle being sold in the U.S., the Concours is hosting a class for Beetle cars with custom coachwork.

Three million-dollar Porsches coming to auction at Amelia Island

(March 5, 2019) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Gooding & Company has announced a trio of rare competition Porsche models to be offered at the company’s annual Amelia Island Auction on March 8. Included is a 1979 Porsche 935, one of only seven examples built by the factory for 1979, a 1987 Porsche 962C built by Kremer with a fantastic Le Mans pedigree, and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight that has been restored to its factory specification and livery.

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