Press Release: Reaching the Top O’ the Heap for Charity


“The car has become an article of dress with which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Some cars are so hideous and disgusting they bring down real estate values in the neighborhood …We want those.”

— Pete Palmer, Spokesperson for Vehicle Donation Center (Ph: 800-441-5683)

Fontana, CA – (February 6, 2005) – Neighbors give you that look. Friends ask you when you Read More

Press Release: Porsche Introduces Miniature Cayenne Prototype

ATLANTA, FEBRUARY 3, 2005 — Porsche Engineering Group, a subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, has rolled out two very special open two-seaters after several months of development. These prototypes, offering two comfortable seats and ample cargo room, were commissioned by Hans-Peter Porsche, the grandson of the company’s founder, Ferdinand Porsche, and created especially for use on the golf course.

This unique golf car not only bears the Porsche logo on its front lid, but is reminiscent Read More

Historic $3 Million 1954 GM Dream Car Coming to Gateway Colorado Auto Museum

Gateway, CO—Emerging victorious from an intense bidding war that ultimately shattered a long-standing single-bid record at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, the Hendricks Car Collection has acquired the keys to a one-of-a-kind “dream” car—the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car. On Saturday, January 29, 2005, this rarest of rare cars sold for an amazing $3 million. Now the F-88 waits in an undisclosed location for the completion of its very own viewing room at the Gateway Colorado Auto Read More

Press Release: 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Brenda Browning
Phone: 863-683-2228
Fax: 863-683-4958
Date: January 31, 2005
Official Dates for the Mercedes-Benz 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival and Hot Rod Rendezvous

Lakeland, Florida Ford Heacock, Event Chairman of the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, has announced the dates for the 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Consours d’Elegance, Downtown Classic Car Show and Hot Rod Rendezvous

The Hot Rod Rendezvous will take place on Friday, October 14, 2005; hours are from 6:00 Read More

Editor Keith Martin to Hold Book Signing at Amelia Island


Book signing just outside Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Book signing just outside Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Immediately following Legends of NASCAR Seminar


Book signing in Amelia Island Concours Retail Tent just inside show entrance
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance annual event is held at:
The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Read More

Press Release: Barrett-Jackson Shatters Previous Records During 2005 Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 31, 2005 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announces the most successful car auction to date with record-breaking sales in numerous categories, including an all-time winning bid of $3,240,000 including bidder’s fees for a 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 General Motors concept car, during the five-day 34th Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, presented by Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep. The Auction was held from Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 30 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company reaffirmed the interest in Read More

Press Release: Speed Channel Donates $10,000 to Collectors Foundation

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

Press Release: Orlando Museum of Art Gears Up for World-Class Exhibition

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

Press Release: Collector car craze visits central Florida


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

Press Release: Bonhams postpones Howling Horses Sale

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