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10 Best License Plates: A Colorful History

Story courtesy of Carrentals.com When the average American thinks of license plates, it’s often hour-long delays and lines at the DMV that come to mind. But what many people don’t know, is that vehicle registration is far more interesting than simply two pieces of metal and renewal tags. In fact, the...

Diverse offerings made for exciting results at Bonhams’ Simeone Automobile Museum auction

Philadelphia – A pleasant atmosphere of enthusiastic connoisseurs and incredible automobiles permeated the annual auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Pennsylvania on October 8th. With cars spanning the 20th century, from early American makes to mid-century European brands to modern collectibles, the unique sale offered something for every budget and taste. Diverse...

Learn about Racing History at the Saratoga Automobile Museum

Saturday, November 24 at the Saratoga Automobile Museum Racing enthusiasts and visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of activities for Lost Speedways 2018. Special thanks to Bob James of Bobco Video, for providing videos featuring racing legends CD Coville and Jack Johnson, among others. The videos will be run...

What’s going on at the ADM in October?

October 20th – Micro-Car Show October 21st – Ladies’ Car Care October 28th – Trunk or Treat Automobile Driving Museum 610 LAIRPORT ST EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245 310.909.0950 www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/ Hours Main Building 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Rides–Sundays Only 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Plan your upcoming year with the 2019 Reader Rides Calendar by...

Safety in knowledge: Asbestos in Classic Cars

  Does asbestos in classic automobiles pose a health threat? With many of the mechanical components of a car creating friction and therefore heat, asbestos was a long included additive used across a variety of car parts. Asbestos was favored by manufacturers due to its natural ability to resist heat while...

Simeone Museum to award Roger Penske ‘Spirit of Competition’ award

PHILADELPHIA,/PRNewswire/ — Legendary businessman and motorsports team owner Roger Penske will be the recipient of this year’s Spirit of Competition Award from the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The award gala will be held on Wednesday, October 31 at the Museum in Philadelphia, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. “No one epitomizes the ‘Spirit of...

Consummate hobbyist has departed

By Gerald Perschbacher, LL.D.   Fred F. Guyton, Jr., 80, lost his life to cancer on September 28. His name is internationally known through his architectural accomplishments and his enduring appreciation of the old car hobby. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, after his discharge from the...

Just a reminder – Hershey’s AACA Fall Meet is October 10-13

WHAT: Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Eastern Division National Fall Meet AACA National and the Hershey Region AACA welcome antique and collectible car enthusiasts from all over the world to Hershey, PA, for the 64th Annual Eastern Division Fall Meet, October 10-13, 2018. Call it a tradition. Refer to it as antique...

Carlisle Events heads south for Winter Autofest February 22-24

LAKELAND, FL – Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions are Pennsylvania based companies, but each venture south to Florida in February for their popular Winter AutoFest Lakeland event and auction. Winter AutoFest will take place February 22-24 at the SUN ‘n FUN Campus for an automotive swap meet, car corral, car shows, auction and more....