Recent Blog Posts

  • Video of the Week: DIY KITT

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  • Jim’s Blog: Movie Cars Matter

    The 1980s brought us a lot of things, but for a certain generation of car people, the most important of those things was the VCR.

    When the VCR became commonplace in the American household, kids could all of a sudden watch movies or recorded TV over and over again — and that’s exactly what we did. ...Read more

  • Jim’s Blog: What Steers Your Collection?

    I’ve always been a car guy, but the drive got even more serious when I got my driving permit and finally slid behind the wheel of an actual car. A few spins in my sister’s ’95 Dodge Neon had me circling classic car ads in the local paper for cooler options. My father, also a ...Read more

  • Video of the Week: Steamed-up Chevelle

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  • July/August 2017 Cover Poll

    Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Sunday, May 28, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about ACC, ...Read more

Collector Car News

  • Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles Offered at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Pacific Grove Auction

    Slated to cross the block at Worldwide Auctioneers inaugural Pacific Grove Auction out on the Monterey Peninsula this August is a remarkable offering of ten significant motorcycles from the collection of renowned motorcycle authority, Allen Smith. “We’re delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this tightly focused and expertly-curated collection of two-wheeled legends, ...Read more

  • Mecum Indy Sets Record $54.4mm in Totals

    Mecum Auctions made history May 16-20 as 1,671 classic and collector cars from 37 states crossed the auction block for the company’s 30th anniversary auction. With 1,219 vehicles hammering sold for a 73-percent sell-through rate, the auction became the highest-grossing Original Spring Classic auction in the event’s 30-year history as overall sales totals reached more than $54.4 million.

    Enthusiasm ...Read more

  • Shelby GT500, Stolen for 40 Years, Heads to MAG Hot August Nights Auction

    With the 2017 “Hot August Nights” Collector Car Auction just around the corner. Auto enthusiasts are getting a chance to buy some of the finest collector vehicles in America. One of the most unique cars this year is a 1968 Shelby GT500 that was stolen for 40 years.

    The History:

    February 9th 1970, Robert Lanyon discovered ...Read more

  • Auctions America Totals $10.2m at Auburn Spring

    Auctions America achieved one of its best Auburn Spring results to date on May 11 – 13, generating nearly $10.2 million in total sales at the historic Auburn Auction Park. Led by the offering of the former Level 5 Motorsports Collection, entirely without reserve, the three-day sale saw nearly 350 vehicles and 450 lots of ...Read more

  • Gary Bennett, Barrett-Jackson VP of Consignment, Retires

    Barrett-Jackson announced today the retirement of Gary Bennett, the company’s longstanding Vice President of Consignment.

    Bennett has been involved with Barrett-Jackson since the 1970s, starting out first as a regular bidder and consignor, and later assisting with special projects when Craig Jackson took charge of the company in 1995. He joined in an official capacity in ...Read more

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