Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Italian Silver Flag Club Hill Climb 2018

A great success for “Vitesse en Blue” Over 200 cars took part in this year’s Silver Flag Hill Climb, staged in the stunning Italian Province of Piacenza, over the weekend of June 29th – July 1st, 2018.  The 23rd running of the famous event this year celebrated French vehicles and saw some 43 French classics taking...

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance 2018 Best of Show winners

CINCINNATI, OH – The 41st annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Cincinnati’s historic Ault Park, celebrated the 70th anniversary of Porsche, with eight classes of Porsche ranging from the 1949 Gmund Coupe to the newest advanced sports cars, as well as the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic Jaguar XK...

SAN Secures Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. Res. 980) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” H. Res. 980 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop,...

Rhode Island Bills to Provide Special Courtesy License Plates Enacted Into Law    

Congratulations, Rhode Island! Courtesy license plate legislation for antique vehicles (S.B. 2260/H.B. 7016) and street rods/customs (S.B. 2484) were signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo. S.B. 2260/H.B. 7016 provides antique vehicles with courtesy year-of-manufacture plates. Under the current law, “Antique” plates are available for vehicles that are at least 25...

John Fitch memorial dedicated July 1st

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Almost six years after his October 31st, 2012 passing at the age of 95, the final resting places of champion driver, car tuner and auto safety pioneer John Cooper Fitch and his wife Elizabeth Huntley Fitch (1917-2009) were formally dedicated during a July 1st ceremony in a community...

Decades of Wheels Museum to open on historic Route 66

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kansas, /PRNewswire/ — Decades of Wheels, the newest and largest car museum on Route 66, will mark its grand opening with a weekend of celebration, featuring national and local bands, as well as a car and motorcycle shows. The festivities will take place October 12 to 14, 2018 in Baxter Springs, Kansas....

The Shelby Cobra Caravan is reborn

IRVINE, Calif. –  Shelby Legendary Cars, the official distributor of authentic 1960’s Shelby continuation Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40s, has announced a newly-formed alliance with the Original Venice Crew, the Gardena, California-based team building a limited series of Shelby GT350 Competition Models. This agreement will make the classic sports cars available to a...

Gooding & Company to offer up competition Ferraris at Pebble Beach

Santa Monica, Calif. – Gooding & Company, the official auction of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will bring impressive Ferraris to market at the company’s Pebble Beach Auctions held on August 24-25, 2018. Ferrari offered competition-specification GT cars to customers who demanded automobiles that were equally at home on the road or...