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Online auctions have transformed the collector car world. In a matter of minutes — in your own office — you go from contemplating a quiet lunch to posting a $35,000 bid.
I was editing the next issue of American Car Collector last Friday when a text message popped up on my phone.
“BaT Auction Alert: 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 is ending in 1 hour. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-alfa-romeo-junior-z/
Bidding was under $30,000 at that point, and I peg these as Read More
Owners who leave the hoods open on their cars for the entire day are my car-show pet peeve.
Two weeks ago, while I was emcee of Keels & Wheels in Texas, I mentioned this to the organizer, Bob Fuller. He said, “It drives me crazy too. I spend all day going around asking people to shut their hoods.”
I was at a very small regional car show this past weekend — the Clark Lumber Annual Car Show and Barbecue — Read More
We were traveling at 70 mph in a torrential downpour. Interstate 84, which runs through Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, was a nightmare of high winds and large pools of standing water.
It was not the weather I would have chosen to take Bradley’s 1960 Bugeye Sprite on its inaugural road trip.
There comes a moment of truth with any old car when you actually put it on the road. In this case, it was participating in the Austin-Healey Northwest Read More
“We expect to donate $100,000 to charity this year,” Bob Fuller said to me this past weekend at the 22nd Annual Keels & Wheels concours.
In its 22 years, Keels & Wheels has raised over $1.6m for various children’s charities, the foremost being Boys and Girls Harbor.
According to Glen R. Royal, mayor of Seabrook, TX, this money has changed the lives of many children in the greater Houston area.
Seabrook, Texas is an unlikely place for a concours. Read More
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