Jenny King

Jenny King

Jenny King is a Detroit-area freelance writer. She can be contacted via e-mail at

Old Car Festival chugs on between the showers

  Dearborn —The first day of the annual September two-day Old Car Festival included on-again, off-again, on-again rain, resulting in heavily draped cars and unfilled slots along the historic streets of Greenfield Village. But that didn’t stop enthusiasts like Glenn Miller of Plymouth from uncovering his 1909 EMF racer long enough to drive past the … Continue Reading →

Auctions, races combine diamonds, jewels-in the-rough

Pebble Beach, California — Gooding & Company arguably has the best site for its annual classic car auction here, within walking distance of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours. Bonhams is the least accessible — certainly for anyone with a schedule to maintain. The auction’s Quail Lodge headquarters off Carmel Valley Road with its mid-August traffic … Continue Reading →

240 rare classics judged at Pebble Beach Concours

Pebble Beach, California — Pebble Beach claims to be the top automotive concours in the country and among the best worldwide. Seeing is believing. Some 240 vehicles in 28 classes provided more than enough automotive history, design and mechanical accomplishments August 21 to satisfy the most knowledgeable guests and intrigue those just enjoying a chilly … Continue Reading →

Gasoline Alley car show is all about performance and style

Utica — This quiet Macomb County town, once known as the mushroom capital of Michigan, heats up each August when car lovers and owners turn Auburn Road into Gasoline Alley for a day. The 2016 gathering, thinned in numbers by on-again, off-again rain, attracted some unusual rides, from LaSalles to a Willys Wagoneer trimmed for a … Continue Reading →

Collector cars draw visitors to unique arts festival

Car shows are more than ego trips for special-vehicle owners. Shows often help raise funds for charities. Or they provide a curb appeal that encourages passersby to park and check out an event. The modest gathering of collector vehicles on the front lawn of Services for Older Citizens in Grosse Pointe Farms on June 25 … Continue Reading →

One-of-a-kind Hoffman concept draws attention at EyesOn show

Grosse Pointe Shores  —  Exhibitors, guests and volunteers know that EyesOn Design is not just any car show. Its continuing dedication to design, its volunteer industry experts who know where the great cars are and how to invite them, and its focus on raising awareness and money for vision research make it an outstanding event. … Continue Reading →

Specialty tractor auction draws farming fans and the curious

Vintage orchard and grove tractors became a passion for Charles Schneider, with their gigantic flaring fenders, squat, aerodynamic profiles, and their ability to ply their way through orchards and vineyards with low-hanging branches without spoiling the crop. The retired Ford Motor Co. executive collected them and restored or maintained them at sites in Lapeer County, including … Continue Reading →

Mecum’s spring classic car sale blows past 2015 total

Mecum Auctions resorted to its boarding-house reach as auction sales and post-sale deals pushed the Indianapolis spring sale toward $50 million. Of 1,567 cars offered May 17-21, a reported 1,094 cars had changed hands early the following week, with many likely still in negotiations. Three days after the official event, sales totaled over $48 million, … Continue Reading →