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Are collectors ready to say ‘oui’ to French cars?

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French cars are making a comeback among classic car collectors.  Of course, few vehicles have been more cherished by collectors than those bodied by such Paris …

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Catch this Las Vegas motorcycle exhibit while you can

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The newest must-see attraction in Las Vegas opened in November, but like some of its best shows, it will only be available for a limited time. …

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Employees claim hostile workplace led to walkout, short closure of premier driving school

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Former employees claimed the culture allowed for belittlement, racism and unequal treatment A mass walkout by employees who claimed they had experienced a hostile work environment …

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Hot rods set for auction at Petersen Automotive Museum

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Historic hot rods and customs built in Southern California will take center stage at RM Sotheby’s auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on …

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Check out these winners from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

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The 21st annual Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona, marked the end of another full calendar season for the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. More than 3,000 …

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Tornado hits Illinois collector car dealership rebuilt after 2017 fire

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In the summer of 2017, Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois, was devastated by a fire, but the Noel family re-opened the dealership earlier this year. …

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Senate bill takes up cause to save historic Route 66

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A bipartisan bill that would designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail (and provide more funding for preservation) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.  “By …

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How Hilton Head became a top auto show

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The long-forecast rain finally arrived Sunday afternoon, shortening the awards ceremonies at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance in South Carolina. The weather had little effect …

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Buy hard: ’54 Chevy truck built for Bruce Willis heads to auction

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A custom 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck built for action movie star Bruce Willis will hit the Barrett-Jackson auction block in January.  According to the auction listing, the truck …

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Driving-while-shopping & driving high newest road hazards

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Even if you don’t live in a climate where weather makes winter driving more dangerous, there are a few new threats that can jeopardize your road …

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Marilyn Monroe’s ’56 Thunderbird sells for $490,000

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Marilyn Monroe scored another posthumous hit over the weekend with the sale of her raven black 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The car sold for a resounding $490,000 …

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Cities where millennials owe the most & least on their vehicles

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The stereotypical millennial eats avocado toast and complains about student loans, but a recent LendingTree study found auto loans are significant debt drivers, too. In fact, …

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10 picks from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

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The 10th annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals that was held in suburban Chicago this past weekend is known as “the Pebble Beach of muscle cars,” …

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Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen cars featured in $5.4M auction

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Silverstone Auctions closed its 2018 season out with a £4.2 million ($5.4 million) sale over the weekend that featured cars once owned by Frank Sinatra and …

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Las Vegas vintage car show is a sight to behold

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Cars were streaming into the upper level of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center when I visited the site of the Mecum Auction …

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Get a load of this 1951 Alvis TA21 drophead coupe

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As World War I ended, T.G. John, former manager for British motorcar manufacturer Siddeley-Deasy, bought the rights to Hillman’s Electra engine line. He also bought a …

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Earliest Mustang hardtop ‘pilot car’ headed to auction

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The first Ford Mustang hardtop built as a pre-production car is a Plain Jane base model in Caspian Blue powered by a 170 cid inline-6 with …

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First driverless taxis may hit the streets before year’s end

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Waymo, the autonomous car company owned by Google parent firm Alphabet, will launch the first driver-free taxi service before the end of 2018.  The as-yet-unnamed service …

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This 1974 ‘Citroen Maserati’ was way ahead of its time

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A French-built car with an Italian-built V6 under the hood, the Citroen SM SC was lauded by critics and was the Motor Trend Car of the …

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Rare Timbs Special Streamliner lost in Malibu fire

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One of the most significant and imaginative postwar customs, the 1948 Norman E. Timbs Buick Special Streamliner, was destroyed in the devastating Woolsey Fire near Malibu, …

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Classic motor show wows on London’s Regent Street

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One of London’s most famous thoroughfares, Regent Street, is renowned for its shops and neo-classical architecture. But it was recently closed to normal traffic from Piccadilly …

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Rare, low-mileage, ’69 Dodge Charger 500 shows off racing history

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When people start talking about classic muscle cars, it doesn’t take long for the Dodge Charger to pull into the conversation.  Originally designed as a mid-sized …

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Testing tomorrow’s car tech today at Stanford’s CARS lab

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If you look in a far corner of the Stanford University campus, you will find The Center for Automotive Research, a place where students, professors, manufacturers …

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Bob Bondurant school of driving closes amid bankruptcy filling

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After 50 years, one of the nation’s top performance-driving schools has shuttered The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving closed its doors Monday, slightly more …

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An arresting display: The 7th Montecito Motor Classic

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The event was a celebration of two different automotive milestones: The 70th anniversary of the creation of an automobile called Porsche, and the 90th anniversary of …

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Is the Lyft subscription worth ditching your car for?

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Subscriptions are everywhere: They are how you get your daily news, TV shows, even your groceries. Now hailing a ride comes with a subscription. In October, …

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The Porsche 914 is finally getting the love it deserves

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While the Porsche Boxster Spyder recently featured as our pick of the day presented a great mid-engine alternative to pricey 911s, some might prefer an air-cooled, …

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These vintage motorcycles hearken to an elegant age

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The Volland Store gallery in the rolling Flint Hills near Alma, Kansas might seem an unlikely place for a vintage motorcycle exhibit, but motorcycles have been …

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11 ways to get your classic car ready for driving season

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Winter brings about a sense of sadness for some classic car collectors, because the inevitable arrival of snow and ice means that it’s time to put …

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Smart phone or car? More than half of survey respondents picked this

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The conventional idea within much of the car-collecting community is that young people are not interested in cars. They don’t drive them, let alone hope to …