09
Sep

How to detail your car like a pro: a step-by-step guide

A deep cleaning of your vehicle’s paint, including correcting the imperfections in the clear coat, then applying a layer of protection, can make your car look like new.

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08
Sep

Is our automotive future being revealed at German shows?

Instead of the Frankfurt Auto Show, Munich is hosting the IAA 2021 show as well as an IAA Mobility showcase looking at all sorts of sustainable mobility solutions. Automakers are using the events to unveil concept vehicles, including those below: Audi’s private jet for the roadway Calling it “the private jet for the road,” Audi […]

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08
Sep

How a young woman came to own historic Cleveland motorcycle store

(Editor’s note: In conjunction with its special exhibition, “A Century of the American Motorcycle,” the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland has provided this story about Pamela Dengler and how she came to own a historic dealership at a young age.) In the 1920s, Herman Sill was employed as a courier, using an Indian motorcycle for […]

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08
Sep

Classic Carl cartoon contest: Make us laugh with your best caption ideas

Welcome to the Journal’s Classic Carl cartoon caption contest! Every other week we share a Classic Carl cartoon that’s missing a caption and ask readers to submit their most clever and hilarious punchlines. To participate, send us your best caption ideas for this cartoon using the form below by September 13 at 8 p.m. Our […]

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08
Sep

Pick of the Day: 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet, a high-performance droptop

Interest and values have been rising for Porsche’s front-engine transaxle models, so-called because of their gearbox/rear-driveline combination, which enhances weight balance.  Most of the focus today is on the 944-series models such as the Pick of the Day, a 1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. […]

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08
Sep

AutoHunter Spotlight: 2016 Porsche 911 GTS anniversary edition

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America in 2016, Porsche manufactured 60 special 911 GTS Club Coupes to go to 60 fortunate PCA members. Making these rare 911s stand out is the unique Club Blau paint and a vintage-styled ducktail rear spoiler. While these special edition 911s were originally meant for […]

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07
Sep

It’s back to The Bridge, but for car show, not for racing

One of the most fabled of American sports car racing circuits was Bridgehampton, on New York’s Long Island, where cars raced on public roads from 1949 until 1953 and then from 1957 to 1999 on a purpose-built race track used by Can-Am, Trans-Am and even NASCAR events.  Part of the circuit was developed into the […]

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07
Sep

The VW Beetle successors that never were

In 1974, the Volkswagen Golf launched as the replacement for the Beetle, but prior to that, several other attempts were made to replace the iconic Bug. VW recently put together a press release showing the Beetle successors that never were. More than 70 potential replacements or variants of the Beetle were considered, including the EA47-12 prototype. It […]

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07
Sep

Auburn auctions report very high sell-through rates

The annual Labor Day weekend collector car auctions in Auburn, Indiana, reported nearly 100 percent sell-through rates, with Worldwide Auctioneers at 98 percent and with sales of $17.6 million and with RM Auctions at 97 percent and reporting total sales of more than $15.8 million at its event. The auction venues are on opposite sides […]

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07
Sep

Actress’s car tops Bonhams Beaulieu auction

Actress Jean Simmons’ 1949 Bristol 402 drophead coupe was the top seller at Bonhams MPH auction at Beaulieu, England, where the pale green convertible sold for $221,126. The car had been a gift to the actress from co-star and future husband, Stewart Granger. Theirs were among only 24 such cars produced by Bristol. Although used […]

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