Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Mecum Kissimmee to offer up 3,000+ cars Jan. 5-14

  WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will return to Kissimmee, Florida, for the world’s largest annual collector-car auction offering more than 3,000 classic and collector cars at Mecum Kissimmee 2018 this Jan. 5-14. Now in its 12th year at Osceola Heritage Park, Mecum Kissimmee will once again be the focus of the collector-car...

Worldwide’s Scottsdale Auction to offer up Indy 500 racecars

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers has confirmed that two renowned Indianapolis 500 racecars will join the grid for its annual Scottsdale Auction at the start of Arizona Car Week on Wednesday, January 17. Offered for sale is “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indy 500 entry, a 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indianapolis 500 Roadster,...

Simeone Museum wins ‘Museum of the Year’ award

PHILADELPHIA _ The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia — a collection of 65 rare and significant racing sports cars — has been selected as 2017 “Museum of the Year” by the Octane Awards (formerly known as the International Historic Motoring Awards) for a second time. The museum previously won the...

Carlisle Auctions wraps up 2017 season in Florida

  LAKELAND, Fla. _ With 2017’s Fall Florida AutoFest Nov. 11-12 signaled the end of Carlisle Auctions’ season. Over 400 consignments crossed the block spanning 100 years of production.   A 1964 Corvette went for $79,180 (including fees) to take top honors. A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T brought $72,225. Carlisle Events...

Chris Dyson added to speakers at Lost Speedways event Nov. 25

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY _ 2011 American LeMans Series driving champion Chris Dyson has been added to the Saturday, Nov. 25 Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dyson will join his team owner and father, Rob, in a discussion of the 200 mph Lola B0/86 Mazda-powered endurance racer they recently donated...

Goodguys Rod & Custom 2018 news and dates

PLEASANTON, Calif. _ For the first time in more than 20 years, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is raising the year eligibility for registered event participants. Beginning with the 8th Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 9-11 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Goodguys will open event gates to 1987 and earlier show...

Restored red wrecker

Firsatsaatleri archive – September 11, 2008 issue Represents First F Series Fords Story and photos by John Gunnell Car and truck restorers have always considered the first and the last vehicles in a series to be the most collectible. Ford’s long-lasting F-Series trucks turned 60 last year. The 2008...

Bonham’s sells Bothwell Collection

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. _ Bonhams auctioned the automotive collection of Lindley and Ann Bothwell Nov. 11, finding new homes for a rare group of racing automobiles, an assortment of Brass Era touring cars, horse-drawn street cars, and one of the best collections of early model trains in the world..   The...

Russo & Steele plans Scottsdale return

Scottsdale, Ariz.  _ Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions returns to Scottsdale, Ariz. Jan. 17-21 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The annual auction will feature an “auction in the round” format with five days and more than 800 cars crossing the block. A fresh new event layout is on all...