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Driving a 1913 Ford Model T

As one of Ford’s earliest models, the Model T offers a significantly different driving experience than modern cars. It’s standard operating procedure for today’s automakers to lend their newest vehicles to members of the press, and beyond providing important information for shoppers, the resulting reviews can fill another role: giving folks a taste of cars … Continue reading Driving a 1913 Ford Model T

First Pontiac Firebird Coupe and Convertible Set for Auction

The very first Pontiac Firebird coupe and convertible models are headed for the auction block in Las Vegas. Automotive enthusiasts should cast their eyes on Las Vegas next month when a pair of 1967 Pontiac Firebirds is auctioned by Barrett-Jackson. The first two production Firebirds, a coupe and a convertible, will be auctioned together during … Continue reading First Pontiac Firebird Coupe and Convertible Set for Auction

Preview: 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America

“Concours d’Elegance” is French for “competition of elegance,” and the term originated in a 17th-century practice that hasn’t changed much in more than 400 years: showing off your latest ride as you cruise the local city streets. Of course, in the 1600s, the scene involved French aristocrats parading their fanciest carriages through the parks of … Continue reading Preview: 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America

Cars and Coffee at the Automotive Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame, located next to the Henry Ford cultural campus just outside of Detroit, was originally created to honor the pioneers who had the biggest impact on the global auto industry. Now, as you might guess, inductees throughout the years have included some pretty big names. But the society also maintains a … Continue reading Cars and Coffee at the Automotive Hall of Fame

1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Mecum Auctions Standout

I’ve watched the Mecum auctions on television for years. In many ways the ultimate reality show for automotive enthusiasts, the live and rebroadcast coverage of Mecum offers a high-definition front-row seat of the world’s largest classic car auction. Although I’ve seen enough footage to be able to place all the main characters, I’ve never made … Continue reading 1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Mecum Auctions Standout