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Extremely rare Bentley to headline Silverstone Auctions final 2014 sale

(October 22, 2014) BIRMINGHAM, England — An incredibly rare and special 1954 Bentley R Type Continental Fastback, one of just three right-hand drive automatic examples produced, is set to headline Silverstone Auctions’ final sale of the year at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on Nov. 15 and 16.

Grand Prix legend takes a more gentle pace in 1904 car

(October 21, 2014) LONDON — Grand Prix legend takes life at a more gentle pace as he attempts the Bonhams London to Brighton Run in his 1904 veteran car. Motor racing star Ross Brawn OBE, has swapped the high-octane world of Formula 1 for a rather more leisurely form of transport.

Chevrolet kicks off the 1964 model year focusing on Route 66

(October 16, 2014) — The iconic Route 66 was made famous in the early 1960s by the hit television show "Route 66" in which two young men traveled across America — some of the time, we presume, on Route 66 — in a Chevrolet Corvette.

There were 116 episodes from October 1960 through March 1964 and Chevrolet capitalized on the show's success with numerous Route 66 television ads.

Relive the past and get behind the wheel of a heritage Jaguar

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival to feature cars of rich and famous

(October 6, 2014) HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, takes a more glamorous approach with its annual “Life” exhibit and presents Life of the Rich & Famous sponsored by Marriott Vacation Club.

1950 Oldsmobile led in performance and fashion

(October 3, 2014) Oldsmobile introduced its Rocket engine in 1949, an overhead valve V8 design the took the place of the aging flathead straight-8, which was popular in the 1940s. The engine produced considerably more power than the flathead engines putting Oldsmobile at the forefront in performance.

Remebering the Chevrolet Chevette

By Casey Williams

(October 1, 2014) The first car I ever drove was my grandfather’s Chevy Chevette. I wasn’t even 10 when he took me into his field and moved to the passenger seat. I thought I was really something romping around the “bottom 10” in that little beige two-door ‘Vette with vinyl seats, automatic transmission, and AM radio. It didn’t have power steering or brakes.

Final 2014 Mopar ‘Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage’ winner to be selected

(September 27, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The eighth annual Mopar “Top Eliminator” competition went online Sept. 26 to find its fourth and final winner for the 2014 edition of the program that recognizes the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their restyled, accessorized and performance-enhanced Chrysler Group vehicles.

Packard designs a halo car in 1953, the Caribbean

(September 23, 2014) Packard introduced the Caribbean convertible in 1953 as a "halo" car to attract customers back to the brand, which had lost its premium brand luster after World War II. The convertible was based on the Pan American concept car shown at the 1952 New York International Motor Show.

Two places to discover the history of the Franklin Automobile Company

(September 23, 2014) One of the most interesting and intriguing pages from automotive history concerns the Franklin Automobile Company, which flourished in the first three decades of the 20th Century manufacturing an assortment of luxury cars.


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