Old Car News

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South Dakota Historic Vehicle Bill signed into law

Legislation (H.B. 1117) allowing Historic vehicles to display a single license plate for certain vehicle model years has been signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard. Currently, a “historic car” is a motor vehicle more than thirty years old and is not used for daily transportation. The new law also sets...

The inaugural Cigar City Concours d’Elegance Nov. 10-11

  The Cigar City Concours will hold its inaugural event November 10 & 11, 2018, on the grounds of the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. The theme for this first year event is The Transformation of Transportation, and it will honor, as “Marks of Distinction”, Lincolns, including Zephyrs and Continentals,...

National recognition for Northeast Classic Car Museum

The Northeast Classic Car Museum was recognized with the AACA Plaque award for outstanding achievement in preserving the history of the automobile. Phil Giltner and Joe Angelino, both active members of the NECCM Board of Trustees, accepted the award on Saturday, February 10 at the eighty second annual awards banquet of...

GM plant in Janesville up for demolition and redevelopment

  GM’s former plant in Janesville, Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of demolition and redevelopment. A St. Louis-based development company will start the demolition of General Motors’ old assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. The plant closed during the recession of 2008 when GM moved to file for bankruptcy. In...

GM unveils GM World in its Renaissance Center

  DETROIT and SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — In mid-January, when international media attention shifted to Detroit for the 2018 North American International Auto Show, General Motors Co. (GM) unveiled a new experiential installation in its global headquarters, The Renaissance Center. Engineered over the past two years, the project is a collaboration between GM and a Who’s Who...

Ferraris headline Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Company announced two coachbuilt Ferraris headlining the company’s Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2018. These 1950s Ferraris exemplify motoring excellence, and each has a remarkable story to tell. “With their exotic designs and rich, compelling histories, these cars offer a fascinating insight into the earliest years...

Yellowstone Trail Association honors OCW alumni

  On February 9, The Yellowstone Trail Association (www.YellowstoneTrail.org) held its annual Board of Directors Meeting at Sentry World in Stevens Point, Wis. As part of the meeting, former Firsatsaatleri editor John Gunnell and former Firsatsaatleri advertising representative Dave Sarna were presented with certificates recognizing them as...

1955 Studebaker auctioned for a good cause

Jacksonville, FL – In the 1850s Studebaker started making wagons: big ones, the kind that helped write American history and power Manifest Destiny at ground level. While the 1955 Studebaker Champion Conestoga two-door station wagon lacks a glamorous label created by a powerhouse marketing department it comes by the venerable Conestoga name...

Bonhams offering a trio of Zephyrs at Amelia Island auction

New York – For its celebrated annual auction at Amelia Island, Florida, Bonhams has announced the consignment of a trio of Lincoln Zephyr Coupes from a single collection. With one each from 1939, 1940 and 1942, all three 12-cylinder coupes have been expertly restored to period correct, concours condition and perform and...