TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (January 2005) – The Collectors Foundation, a newly formed nonprofit corporation administered by Hagerty Insurance and governed by an independent board of directors to help further the passion and long-term interests of col lector car and classic boat hobbies, received its first major donation – a check for $10,000 from SPEED Channel. The check presentation was broadcast during the cable network’s annual telecast of the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction.
“We hope that more corporations and individuals will Read More
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Orlando Museum of Art Gears Up for World-Class Exhibition
Based on the Landmark Presentation at the Guggenheim
Coming January 2006
ORLANDO, FL — Both art and motorcycle enthusiasts will feel a part of the cultural revolution when The Art of the Motorcycle rolls into the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) from January 22 through July 23, 2006. Based on the landmark exhibition that opened at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1998 to record crowds, The Art Read More
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Collector car craze visits central Florida
Kissimmee, FL (January 2005) –
Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers once again brought the excitement of the collector car Auction craze directly to central Florida with their Winter Classic auction, Friday and Saturday, January 21-22 at Old Town in Kissimmee. The 2-day auction took place in conjunction with the 27th Annual National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Winter Meet, and offered approximately 300 collector cars for sale via the auction process. While Read More
Due to ‘force majeure’, Bonhams (Europe) has postponed its Howling Horses sale in Paris, originally planned for 13th February 2005, which will now be held alongside the traditional Les Grandes Marques sale in Monte Carlo on 16th May 2005.
The principal reason for the postponement of the Howling Horses sale is the difficulty Bonhams has recently encountered in obtaining the relevant permits from the French authorities, and the conditions they sought to impose on Bonhams and its clients.
Bonhams will Read More
TACOMA, Wash. – Two national automotive publishers have committed their
knowledge and energy to two governing bodies of The Harold E. LeMay
Museum in Tacoma, Wash.
Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, has become a
LeMay Museum board member after serving on the museum’s steering
committee. Martin has served as museum advisor offering insight and
perspective from his extensive network of auto industry contacts. His
magazine, Sports Car Market, is recognized as a trusted leader in
valuing Read More
San Francisco As a Sacramento car-sit enters day seven, Ford Motor Company has committed to reverse its unpopular decision to repossess and destroy its last zero emission Ranger EVs. Fords abrupt u-turn follows a statewide public outcry that forced it to recant misleading misstatements about the legality, popularity and viability of EV technology.
In a conversation late this afternoon with Jumpstart Ford coalition partners Global Exchange and Rainforest Action Network, Niel Golightly, Fords director of sustainable business strategies, agreed Read More
A little over two years ago Bentley Motors stunned the world by unveiling a Grand Tourer masterpiece, the Continental GT coupe. Now, only 12 months after the first deliveries of that extraordinarily successful car, we are proud to announce the arrival of the fastest four-door in the company’s history; a car that shares the heart and soul of the 198mph coupe from which it is born – the Continental Flying Spur.
The Continental Flying Spur combines the exquisite design and Read More
With huge incentives catching up on some automakers—most notably the domestic brands—and sales figures heading into a slump in 2005, why did the show of all shows feel so optimistic? Well, automakers are banking that they can attract more buyers by making cars that people really want, rather than those that they just need.
Over and over again in speeches at the press previews we heard variants of the phrase, “it’s all about product.” That’s true; there’s a continued fragmentation Read More
‘Car-sitters’ protest Ford’s confiscation and destruction of zero-emission, zero-oil Ranger EV trucks.
EV drivers buckle-in to hold Ford to its promise to sell Ranger EVs to loyal lessees.
Supporters call on Ford to revive its EV program.
Sacramento – Today in Sacramento, Ford electric vehicle (EV) drivers, climate protection advocates, healthcare professionals, solar energy experts and human rights and peace activists will begin an ‘EV vigil’ to protest Ford Motor Company’s confiscation and destruction of its all-electric, Read More