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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.

Two Shelby Cobras highlight of Mecum's Original Spring Classic auction


1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster

(May 24, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Dana Mecum’s 32nd Original Spring Classic auction May 14-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds was another success with overall sales totals reaching an all-time Indy-auction high at more than $70.4 million. With a consignment list steeped in headline-worthy cars, the auction saw a total of 1,189 vehicles hammer sold.

Bob Strauss auto memorabilia collection to highlight Auburn Spring Auction

(May 21, 2019) AUBURN, Ind. — A spring tradition for collector car enthusiasts across the country, RM Auctions’ 2019 Auburn Spring sale returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana with a new extended four-day sale on May 29 - June 1.

'Bring a Trailer' introduces premium listings along with seller services


1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

(May 17, 2019) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Online collector car auction platform Bring a Trailer is expanding its services to help more sellers than ever benefit from the platform and its unique advantages. Starting now, the site will host premium vehicle listings in a dedicated section of the site for up to 21 days and introduce two additional service levels for vehicle sellers.

Last C7 Corvette, exceptional resto-mods to highlight auction


Richard Perry's HEMI Superbird

(May 12, 2019) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The significant collector car trends driven by Barrett-Jackson will continue accelerating during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29. Following the company’s recent record-breaking Scottsdale and Palm Beach events, this year’s Northeast Auction will carry the excitement for professionally built Resto-Mods and contemporary supercars, along with 1980s and 1990s performance vehicles, classic trucks, SUVs and 4x4s.

Bentley marks its first century with Mille Miglia Run in two 1930 Blowers

(May 9, 2019) CREWE, England —  In 1930 the legendary Bentley Blower was due to become the first British car to compete in the Mille Miglia race. Despite the best efforts of "Bentley Boys" Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin and then-CEO Woolf Barnato, this attempt was aborted prior to the race commencing as the gentlemen felt there was a lack of preparation to complete a successful run.

Legendary Bugatti Type 35 — World's most successful racing car

(May 7, 2019) MOLSHEIM, France — Light, strong, fast and elegant. The Bugatti Type 35 is one of the most successful racing cars of all time. And deservedly so: the French manufacturer's open-top sports car secured over 2,000 victories between 1924 and 1930. Today, the Type 35 is a legend in international motor sport. And a whole lot more besides.

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