(May 20, 2013) NEWPORT PAGNELL, UK — A unique Aston Martin DB4GT, pictured above, fetched a world record price of £3,249,500 ($5,000,000), the highest price ever paid for an Aston Martin at auction, when it went under the hammer as part of the Aston Martin Centenary Sale at Aston Martin Works on May 18. The sale itself also realized a record total of over £10 million, with every lot sold.
(May 18, 2013) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Andy Warhol’s 1979 BMW M1 Art Car will be the center piece of the exhibition “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine,” which opens this weekend at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. The exhibition will also feature the BMW 3.0 CSL which won the Daytona 24 Hour race in 1976.
(May 17, 2013) CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Ever watch a TV travel show and think, "That would have been even better if it had a classic car in it"? Or tuned into an automotive show and thought, "This is cool, but I wish they'd take the darn car out of the garage." A windows-down cruise, and the soundtrack of four, six, eight or even sixteen cylinders (with an accelerator volume pedal) would really take things to the next level.
(May 17, 2013) Much a-do is being made over the re-designed passenger cars that are on the horizon from Old Henry’s company for 1949, but the first new post-war trucks from the Ford Motor Company are here today. They are bigger, stronger, and more luxurious than any Ford truck before. Prepare to be impressed.
(May 16, 2013) ORLANDO, Fla. — As Memorial Day approaches, bringing the start of the summer travel season, many Americans look for ways to connect with our nation's history during getaways and get-togethers. To help travelers enjoy a taste of our colorful beginnings, AAA inspectors gathered their selections for favorite historic restaurants.
(May 16, 2013) AUBURN, Indiana — Auctions America continued its 2013 season this past weekend with its annual Auburn Spring collector car weekend at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn. The highly successful auction, which included automobiles, motorcycles, and memorabilia, generated more than $5.7 million in total sales with over 77 percent of all lots sold.
(May 13, 2013) INDIANAPOLIS — If you are a fan of muscle cars, then you know the best place to see them up close in Indianapolis this week is at the Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Auction at the State Fairgrounds. The new Muscle Car stamps also have their own fan base. They have generated such huge sales since they were issued earlier this year they are in short supply until the Postal Service reissues them in June.
(May 5, 2013) HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s premier automotive events, announces the featured classes for the 2013 Concours d’Elegance to be held Sunday, Nov. 3.
(April 28, 2013) On May 5, 2013, it will be 20 years since Volvo's single best-selling model, the 240 series, went out of production. Almost 2.9 million cars were made during the 19 years the 240 was produced; the car that first was criticized for its boring and boxy appearance, but during its lifetime managed to set the international standard for both safety and environment, win the European Touring Car Championship and achieve the status of yuppie cult car before it was discontinued in May 1993.
(April 19, 2013) MONTROSE, Calif. — The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) is pleased to announced that two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will be the Grand Marshal at the 37th running of the Portland Historic Automobile Races June 27-30.
The 1990 and 1994 CART champion will return to the site of his first Indy Car win in 1984 at Portland International Raceway. In addition to the inaugural 1984 CART race, Unser won at Portland again in '94 and ‘95, and was on the podium four additional times.