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Keith Martin Receives The Lee Iacocca Award

Written by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:18
The Gunnison Car Club has selected ACC Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for "dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition." Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21-23 in Gunnison, CO. Read The Gunnison Car Club's press release here. Read about The Lee Iacocca Award here.    

Free Motostalgia Pocket Catalog

Written by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:46
Motostalgia's 2015 Brickyard Auction takes place June 12 in Indianapolis, IN. Click here to get your free pocket catalog. Big-money headliners include a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible "Supernova" racer (Motostalgia estimate: $330k–$375k), a 1969 Shelby GT500 ($110k–$130k), and a no-reserve 1932 Cadillac V12 Convertible Victoria from The Barn-Find Collection of Texas ($285k–$350k). View all the consignments here.
A drop-top 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 will rumble across the block at Russo and Steele's June 5-7 sale in Newport Beach, CA. Other important American consignments include a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible, a 1966 Shelby GT350 H, and a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. View all the featured consignments here.
The Auburn Auction Park's main arena will come alive May 7–9 with nearly 500 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars and hot rods. Leading the star cars is a well-equipped and immaculately restored 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T. Striking in Lemon Twist and powered by a fearsome 426-ci "Street Hemi" V8 engine producing 425 hp, this exceptional Hemi Challenger is believed to be just one of 11 examples featuring the extremely rare and desirable N96 Shaker Hood option and 4-speed manual transmission. It is expected to fetch between $340k and $380k. Other notable entries include a very original 1987 Buick…

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Joins Vicari Nocona

Written by Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:37
A 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with 4-speed and Marti Report rumbles to the auction block this weekend in Texas at Vicari's "Cruisin' Nocona" sale, May 7–9. Other can't-miss highlights include a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A with 340 Six Pack and pistol-grip 4-speed and a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in the unusual color of Saffron. View all the consignments here.
RM Sotheby's brings a top-tier selection of ground-pounding American iron to market on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Andrews Collection highlights include a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil racer (RM Sotheby's estimate: $2m-$2.75m), a 2000 Buick Blackhawk factory custom ($300k–$450k), and a fully functional 1965 Chevrolet Corvette demonstration stand (pictured, $1m–$1.4m). View all the American sports and muscle here. View the pre-war American classics here. View the full online catalog here.

Meet Keith Martin at Keels & Wheels

Written by Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:52
Publisher Martin returns as emcee of the Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, running May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. Martin will announce both the car awards and the wooden boat awards. This is his seventh year as emcee of this event. For more details, visit

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Breaks $22m

Written by Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:39
A 2006 Ford GT with only 19 miles led the charge at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach, FL auction this past weekend, selling at $319,000. More than 60,000 auction-goers flooded the Barrett turnstiles April 17-19, sending auction totals beyond $22m with a 98.3% sell-through rate. A total of 526 vehicles crossed the block. World-record sales included a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX at $165,000. Sales to benefit charity totaled nearly $1m. "Barrett-Jackson's international platform has helped charities raise money since the company was first founded," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "With the support of OEMs, consignors and bidders, the funds raised this weekend will fuel the…

World of Speed Museum Opens April 24

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:30
World of Speed, a Wilsonville, OR-based non-profit motorsports museum, opens its doors to the public on Friday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. The museum’s mission is to support education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of American motorsports. The grand opening celebration will feature race personalities from around the country, such as Herm Petersen, Rob Bruins, Clare Sanders, “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Dave Hough, Danny Thompson, Gary Bockman, and Reb Wickersham. The Vehicle Collection World of Speed will cover multiple aspects of motorsports, telling the stories of heroes — many of whom got their start in the Pacific Northwest. The museum…

Meet the ACC Gang at La Jolla

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:52
The La Jolla Concours d'Elegance takes place this Sunday, April 12. Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee for his fifth year, and ACC's Alex Martin-Banzer and Corvette expert Michael Pierce will serve as concours judges. Keith, Alex and Michael drive the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday and will attend the VIP Reception that evening. Advertising Executive Steve Kittrell hosts the ACC/SCM booth. Stop by, introduce yourself, and check out our special event rates for subscriptions and renewals.
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