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Petersen Museum to feature 10 groundbreaking race cars in exhibit


1962 Shelby Cobra

(January 25, 2019) LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its newest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking race cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory, from the collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Titled “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,” the exhibit will include exceptional competitors including Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers.

How many cars can you identify in this 1950s San Francisco street scene?

(January 21, 2019) This image contains a mid-1950s view of the San Francisco Greyhound Bus terminal and Hotel, Pioneer Cocktails and the Travelers Liquor store on 7th Street between Mission and Market streets. The street is packed with vehicles, and the newest ones apparently to date to about 1954.

World's largest vintage motorcycle auction returns to Las Vegas


1905 Indian Camelback

(January 18, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s January Las Vegas-based, vintage and antique motorcycle auction will return to South Point Arena and Equestrian Center’s Priefert Pavilion Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 26, with an estimated 1,750 motorcycles expected to cross the auction block.

Barrett-Jackson has record 1,800 'No-Reserve' cars in auction


1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(January 10, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson has consigned an historic 1,800 No-Reserve vehicles, the most on record for any public collector car auction, for its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

From static to streaming — The history of car radio

(January 5, 2019) A new infographic illustrates the history of the car radio, from the 1930s through the current decade. Since the team at VAIS Technology continues to follow and adapt to the advances in car audio, they wanted to share this chart of the in-car technology upgrades throughout the decades. The journey to today's in-car entertainment was bumpy.

Family reunites father with beloved Porsche 914 as Christmas gift

(December 29, 2018) The family of an Illinois man has reunited him with his beloved 1976 Porsche 914 that he sold more than two decades ago. Richard Lotesta originally bought the car in 1978. He enjoyed it so much that he joined the Porsche Club of America and became an avid amateur racer.

World's largest collector car auction returns to Kissimmee Jan. 3-13


1969 L88 Chevy Corvettes

(December 27, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Now spanning 11 days and boasting an estimated 3,500 classic and collector cars slated to cross the auction block, Mecum’s Kissimmee, Fla., auction will again take the title of the world’s largest when it returns to Osceola Heritage Park Jan. 3-13. The massive event will cover more than 60 acres and feature at least two dozen private collections, 3,000 items of Road Art, the Mecum Midway of food, exhibitors and various live entertainment acts on the Midway stage, the Dodge Thrill Ride, and, of course, the ceaseless high-energy Mecum auction action.

Fourth annual Future Classic Car Show to be held Jan. 19

(December 25, 2018) PHOENIX — The Future Classic Car Show will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Jan. 19, hosting 65 significant vehicles viewed as future collectibles during Arizona auction week. The free event will take place at Scottsdale Quarter.

Barrett-Jackson has vast collection of Camaros at auction


1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

(December 22, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is building its Scottsdale docket with an incredible showing of classic and late-model Chevrolet Camaros from every generation since the American muscle car first rolled in to dealerships over 50 years ago The Camaros will be part of Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barnett-Jackson hauling in loads of collector trucks and SUVs for auction


1930 Ford Model AA ice truck

(December 16, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Some of the world’s most desirable collectible trucks, SUVs and off-road vehicles will muscle their way across the block during Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction Jan. 12-20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Joining the procession of truck-based collector vehicles headed to Scottsdale are makes from the 1930s to the latest models rolling off the production lines.

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