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Wed Oct 23 2013 11:26:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Packard for “The Squire”: In his day, Gene Sarazen, a.k.a “The Squire”, was as well known as Tiger Woods is today as befits a player who won all the major championships in his lifetime, the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, the Masters and the British Open. With that fame and fortune came this perk, a Dietrich-bodied Ninth Series 1932 Packard 906 Custom Twin Six convertible sedan. See another photo and learn more @

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Sun Aug 18 2013 15:07:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Shakespeare Bugatti Collection Returns Home to France, 1964:

The New York Times printed a story in their Collectible Cars section that was first covered in Automobile Quarterly Magazine about the sale of the John W. Shakespeare collection of rare Bugattis and it’s return home to France. After extended negotiations by Hugh Conway and Bob Shaw, the cars were sold to Fritz Schlumpf and shipped to France to join the Schlumpf Collection.

We think that this remains as one of the great stories of car collecting. You can view the very interesting slide show at the N.Y. Times section thru a link @

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Mon Aug 19 2013 00:50:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance Winner won today by Judge Joeseph and Margie Cassini III, of West Orange, New Jersey. Their car is a 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve with spectacular custom Dietrich Convertible Victoria coachwork. The Cassini’s are repeat winners, having won the big prize back in 2004 with a 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet. The Packard also completed the 88 mile Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance on Thursday. More details and photos of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be upcoming very soon on

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Wed Aug 14 2013 11:56:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Schloss Dyck Classic Days – A German Festival of Historic Cars: Schloss Dyck’s history dates back to 1094 and remained in the same family until 1999 when it became the Center for Garden Art and Landscape Design. Located approximately thirty miles southwest of Dusseldorf, it’s regarded as one of the most important cultural monuments on the Lower Rhine. Pavel Novitski has there and we are featuring many of his fine images, which you can see @

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Thu Aug 15 2013 12:47:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 2013 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic and The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance: Just to prove that the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance isn’t just all about clean, shiny and perfect show cars, we have some photos by Steve Natale showing us some of the pre – Concours touring events. Above are a pair of Simplex automobiles fueling up yesterday in preparation for Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, which takes participants on the very popular driving event today. Learn more and see more photos of both events @

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Thu Aug 15 2013 15:30:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

To show you how times have changed and that the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is not just all about clean, shiny and perfect show cars, we have posted some photos by Steve Natale showing some of the pre-Concours touring events. Shown here is a A very graceful Hispano – Suiza H6 convertible that finished the 2013 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic tour, which started on August 5th near Seattle, Washington and treated the entrants to a 1,500 mile adventure through the spectacular scenery of the coastal and mountain regions of the Northwest as they made their way to the Carmel area for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Learn more @

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Fri Aug 02 2013 22:39:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An exhibition of some truly remarkable automobiles is currently in progress at The Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and runs until September 15, 2013. A must see for lovers of Art Deco and “French Curve” design, visitors unfamiliar with those genres will likely be even more impressed by the striking style of these cars. Superb lighting shows them off to their best advantage as seen in these images courtesy of Bruce Sweetman.

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