Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Club Clips February 7, 2019 Issue Edition

Amphicar club makes big splash Among 50th anniversary events by the International Amphicar Owners Club was a front-page feature article in a recent edition of that club’s Wheels & Waves, edited by Larry DePasqaule (9938 Forest St., Lakeview, Ohio  43331-9436).  Among significant old car events by the club, this one stands...

Q&A February 7, 2019 Issue Edition

Q. A fellow old car enthusiast sent me a photo of this steering wheel from an old abandoned car in the woods. There’s not enough car left to identify it with, and the logo on the horn button is unrecognizable to us. Can you or your readers help?       ...

Winter AutoFest will feature guest speaker Wesley Wong

9/11 First Responder, FBI Agent and Corvette Enthusiast Scheduled to Appear   Carlisle, PA – Carlisle Events is readying for their Winter Florida AutoFest event at the SUN ‘n FUN Campus in Lakeland. The focus has been on Corvettes, Mustangs and all things automotive.  Known for its mantra of “The Cars, The...

Fact vs. Fiction: California’s New Exhaust Noise Law

California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824 was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 as part of the state’s budget process. It went into effect on January 1, 2019. The legislation amended how California law enforcement officials may issue a citation for exhaust noise violations.  The bill has...

Iron-Clad Concours

Interactive activities set apart Ironstone By Michael Lamm   This year’s Ironstone Concours d’Elegance took place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Ironstone Winery just outside the gold-rush town of Murphys, Calif. This was the biggest show in the event’s 22-year history. Not only were there 360 antique and classic cars...

Jacky Ickx 1969 Brabham-Cosworth BT226A to be auctioned

New York –Bonhams announced that the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix-winning Brabham-Cosworth BT26A – as driven to victory at Mosport Park by the Belgian legend Jacky Ickx – will be featured at the Amelia Island Auction on March 7, 2019.   The Brabham-Cosworth BT26A chassis #3 is the car in which Jacky...

Single license plate bill introduced in New Hampshire

Legislation (H.B. 395) has been introduced in the New Hampshire Statehouse to require the issuance of only a single, rear-mounted license plate for all motor vehicles. The bill is currently awaiting consideration in the House Transportation Committee. You Can Shape the Course of This Proposal Request support for this legislation by...

‘New Car’… or should I say, ‘Old Car’ smell

The Holidays are over, now starts another holiday of sorts; the “Big Auctions” kick off the car hobby world’s year. Arizona in January is known as the “barometer” of the upcoming automotive year. Reporters and hobbyists predict trends and the health of the collector car industry based on Arizona’s sales. A...