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Auction Preview: Tom Mack Thursday Auction

CONCORD, N.C. _ Tom Mack will hold his Thursday Auction indoors at the Cabarrus County Event Center, Hwy 49 in Concord on Sept. 21. The venue is 12 miles from Charlotte Speedway.  Bidding starts at noon on 150 vehicles on the menu, plus 20 collector vehicles from The Tom Taylor Collection....

Back to business after fire at Country Classic Cars

STAUNTON, Ill. _ Russ Noel is an eternal optimist and uber-friendly, salt-of-the-earth kind of guy by nature. But nobody could have blamed him if he had been in a gloomy mood lately after a fire wiped out his main building and a 148 cars at his huge collector car dealership in...

Car of the Week: 1930 Ford custom

“I’m still kind of figuring things out. I’ve definitely never had anything this radical,” laughs John Zick, of his stunning, metallic green 1930 Ford custom rod. “What I wanted was that Rat Fink look. I grew up reading CARtoons magazine, remember those? Well, that’s the look I wanted.”

10 questions with Peter Kumar of Gullwing Motor Cars

By Brian Earnest Peter Kumar has been working in the car business since he was 14 years old and began running his own dealership in 1988. The inventory at his Gullwing Motor Cars operation in Astoria, Queens, is a testament to Kumar’s work ethic and his love for old iron. His...

Car of the Week: 1969 Dodge Dart GTS ‘M’ Code

Back in 1972, Mickey Tate was probably the only 15-year-old 1969 Dodge Dart GTS owner in the country. There weren’t many parents around at that time — or any time for that matter — who would allow their kid behind the wheel of such a hairy machine. But Tate’s dad was...