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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.

Lamborghini Polo Storico certifies car used in 1969's 'The Italian Job'

(May 6, 2019) Fifty years on from the release of the film “The Italian Job,” Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the 1969 Paramount Pictures film. The orange Miura P400 (technically “Arancio Miura”) with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass. In the movie plot the car is destroyed, but nobody would have really ruined what was the most desired car of the moment. In reality, Paramount also depicted an identical, crashed Miura.

400 horseless carriages readying for Brighton Veteran Car Run

(May 2, 2019) LONDON — As tradition dictates, at day break on the first Sunday in November more than 400 remarkable horseless carriages dating back to the dawn of motoring will set out from Hyde Park on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton on the Sussex coast.

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