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Assiter Auctioneers assembles top team for record Barrett-Jackson auction

(January 23, 2015) Even by Barrett-Jackson standards, the recent nine-day marathon auction in Scottsdale was a mammoth undertaking, setting new records for total sales ($130 million), and memorabilia sales ($6.55 million) — not to mention attendance, vehicles sold and TV audience.

Piece of Volkswagen history in the UK to be auctioned

(January 21, 2015) A unique 1955 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus with a fascinating story will be auctioned in Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Sale which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Feb. 21 and 22.

Organizers say London Classic Car Show a success, and it will return

(January 13, 2015) LONDON — The purr of stunning classic cars, the raucous yowl of an evocative F1 car, the excited chatter of thousands of visitors and the constant clicking of cameras… these were the sounds of a hugely successful inaugural London Classic Car Show.

World's largest collector car auction in Florida

(January 9, 2015) Mecum Auctions will hold the world’s largest collector car auction this Jan. 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., with an anticipated 3,000 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Corvettes and more to cross the auction block.

Ford touts an all-new lineup for 1960

(January 5, 2015) Ford turned out an all-new design for the 1960 model year, as well as a new compact car, the Falcon. This three-minute advertising video puts a heavenly star-struck spin on the trio of cars — the standard full-sized Ford, the Thunderbird and the compact Falcon sedan.

Mecum to hold largest motorcycle auction in its 24-year history

(January 2, 2015) Mecum Auctions will present MidAmerica’s 24th annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Jan. 8-10 at South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. As the most anticipated antique motorcycle auction of the year, the three-day event is open to all and draws participants from all 50 states and around the world. This year will see a record 750 antique and collector motorcycles cross the auction block spanning a full century of production from 1903 to 2003.

30th anniversary of electrically powered tricycle celebrated at museum

(January 2, 2015) BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND — The 30th birthday of the Sinclair C5, one of the most unusual vehicles ever to be built in Britain, is being celebrated by the National Motor Museum. First on display in the museum following its launch on Jan. 10, 1985, visitors can again see this electrically-powered tricycle, which was gifted to the museum by its manufacturer.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate Shelby GT350

(December 30, 2014) MONTEREY, Calif. — The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the ‘60s — the Shelby GT350 Mustang — as the 2015 featured marque Aug. 13-16, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Top Gear's James May choses 13 'most significant cars' of all time

(December 30, 2014) LONDON — James May has chosen the 13 most significant cars of all time for The London Classic Car Show… but is he right? It’s bold, controversial and bound to cause arguments… and that’s just the way BBC Top Gear’s May wants it.

Ford creates modern marvel with first mass-produced hardtop convertible

(December 26, 2014) One of the hottest television couples of the 1950s was Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz starring in "I Love Lucy," the most watched show in the U.S. for four years of its six-year run from 1951 to 1957. So they were the perfect couple to tout the new Ford hardtop convertible in a two-minute advertisement. One of the automotive industry's modern marvels, Ford introduced the removal hardtop on the 1957 Skyliner.

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