Few vehicles in history have been as recognizable, as prevalent and as loved as the VW Beetle. If you ever got punched in the arm by a friend who shouted “slug bug” when he or she saw a Beetle, you can relate to just how easy they are to spot. The iconic shape and fun […]
The Pick of the Day looks to be in unusually fine condition
My favorite uncle bought this in the fall of 1973.
You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons.
Just seven years after heavier-than-air flight was initially achieved, Charles Stewart Rolls made the first non-stop flight by airplane across the English Channel from Britain to France and back again. That historic flight took place 110 years ago, on June 2, 1910, a date that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is commemorating as it marks 116 years […]
June 2, 1970, was a Tuesday. As usual, I arrived at the newspaper office around 5 a.m. to start working my way through the stack of paper filed overnight by the Associated Press sports wire teletypewriters. Ideally, I’d have that process finished, and also have a pretty good start on the design of that day’s […]
Modern steering wheels do more than control which direction a car goes. They’re festooned with buttons that drivers can use to make phone calls or change radio stations. But the first cars didn’t even have steering wheels. The 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen – generally considered to be the first true automobile – instead used a tiller. […]
You’ve finally found the classic car of your dreams. That Falcon Futura, a Corvette Stingray, the exact Shelby Mustang your dad had when you were a kid. You’ve done the research; you knew exactly what to look for and examined the car with white gloves. You trailered it home, backed it into the garage, and […]
Like yours, my car has sat quite a bit over the past few months. Being shut in has not been much fun for anyone. While Arizona seems to be getting back to normal, I’m still not doing my daily commute to the ClassicCars.com offices and making the occasional trip to the grocery. However, a couple […]
RM Sotheby’s says the $2.64 million paid for a 2003 Ferrari Enzo at its recent “Driving into Summer,” an Online Only auction, set a record as the highest price for a vehicle in an internet sale. Overall, the auction company said, its recent Online Only auction generated $16.4 million in sales. Also topping the $2 […]