PORT HURON, MICH. — While Detroit and much of southeast Michigan broiled in the July sunshine, collector car owners and visitors to the 2012 Blue Water show here enjoyed cool winds coming off Lake Huron. Preceded the night before by a popular cruise, this year’s annual show attracted fewer cars but included an interesting mix … Continue Reading →
Celebrating classic car culture, in Metro Detroit and beyond
FLINT, Mich. — While Flint is no longer a major manufacturing site for General Motors, the spirit of the auto maker lives on here. So it was no surprise that the 40th annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair show attracted a huge gathering of GM cars and trucks. Others, of course, were welcome and encouraged. But … Continue Reading →
GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. — EyesOn Design celebrated its 25th anniversary June 17 with yet another look at automotive designs past, present and future.
AUBURN, Ind. — Auctions America’s three-day spring sale the first weekend in June offered buyers and sellers a chance to check out more than 400 cars, from the must-sells and no-reserves to a big-ticket 1930 Duesenberg boattail Speedster.
ROCHESTER, Mich. — Memorial Day weekend signals the opening of summer car shows in much of Michigan, and the city of Rochester is no exception.
NOVI, Mich. — After a one-year hiatus, the spring collector car auction returned here in April, this time handled by Classic Motorcar Auctions of Canton, Ohio.
A 1955 Ford Thunderbird with a twin-turbo, 1150-horsepower 6.0-liter engine stuffed under the hood beat our stiff competition to win the 2012 Ridler Award at the Autorama held in Detroit’s Cobo Hall.
CHESTERFIELD, Mich. — The black 1934 Duesenberg Model J, one of Ted Stahl’s recent acquisitions, stands proudly inside the visitor-friendly museum building the avid collector opened here earlier.
AUBURN, Ind. — RM Auctions America staged its 2011 Labor Day sale here and checked out the inventory before the holiday crowds surged through the gates and the fast-paced bidding got underway. Golf carts buzzed around the expansive grounds like bees prior to 3 p.m. Thoughtful potentials buyers, or their representatives, looked under hoods, checked … Continue Reading →
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gooding & Company, the official auction at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours, proved itself worthy of the title by delivering record sales. A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosa — the first Testa Rosa built and one driven by motorsports heros — sold at auction for $16,390,000. Well above pre-sale value estimates, … Continue Reading →