Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Following automotive passions at McPherson College

McPHERSON, KAN. – Two drivers following their passion for cars hope to encourage other young women to get involved in the automotive industry. As the only all-woman team taking on 1,000 miles of back roads in the Pacific Northwest, they will also be raising awareness for a scholarship for women with...

Lee Iacocca remembered

  Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca, the face behind Ford’s Mustang and the man who later led Chrysler Corp. out of bankruptcy, died July 2 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 94. Perhaps the most famous postwar automotive executive, Iacocca didn’t hide behind a desk — he appeared on magazine covers,...

Last front engine Corvette ever to be produced sells for $2.7 million

Dan Snyder, inLighten CEO, Captures Last-of-Its Kind American Performance Car at Barrett-Jackson Charity Auction CLARENCE, N.Y., /PRNewswire/ — At the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction (June 26-29, 2019) bidding began on the very last front engine Corvette ever to be produced, after a glorious 66-year history as ‘America’s Sports Car’. The 650 horsepower C7...

Reminder: July 12th is Collector Car Appreciation Day

SAN Secures Companion Resolution from U.S. Senate Recognizing July 12th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 271 (S. Res. 271) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 12, 2019 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” A similar resolution was also introduced in...

Q&A: July 18, 2019 Edition

Q. The Model T in the May 30 Q&A is a 1912 model. An open body (no doors) indicates pre-1913, as does the windshield. 1911 and earlier T’s had a two-piece dashboard. The car in the photo appears to have a one-piece dashboard, which is consistent with a 1912 model. The...

Club Clips: July 18, 2019 Edition

Tackling the carb question: rebuild or replace? Not all car carburetors are created equal, but they all have one thing in common. Those darlings must operate on cue and deliver reliable results when it comes to the motive function of an old car. That maxim was pressed recently in the May...

Ferraris abound at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale

RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale August 15-17 BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Sotheby’s has secured a powerhouse lineup of Ferrari sports and racing cars of the 1950s and 60s for the company’s flagship Monterey auction, August 15-17 at the Monterey Conference Center in California. Each offered fresh to the market, all four cars...

More than chemistry – a love affair of gas & steam

Bob Smith Collection – August 2-3 Miles, IA By Yvette VanDerBrink There are elements of chemistry that are involved with the operation of tractors, gas engines and collector cars. The correct gas ratios, conditions that cause condensation and vapor locking, and even correct temps are all factors in creating power in ...