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  • Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 To Be Auctioned In Monterey
    Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 To Be Auctioned In Monterey

    We know from many, many years of watching classic car auctions, that there are certain qualities that ensure big money. For example, putting tiny silver horses and/or yellow badges on a red car will probably bring in a lot of cash. This is ......

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  • It's Official: Ford Names Mark Fields Its Next CEO
    It's Official: Ford Names Mark Fields Its Next CEO

    Alan Mulally, the man who transformed Ford Motor Co. from a dysfunctional money-loser to a thriving company, will retire July 1 and be replaced by Mark Fields, the current chief operating officer.During his eight-year tenure at Ford, Mulall......

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  • Coolest Minivans Of All Time
    Coolest Minivans Of All Time

    To prove that the minivan has never truly deserved to be relegated to "soccer mom" status, we've compiled a list of some of the coolest minivans to ever hit the market....

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  • World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars On Sale
    World's Largest Collection Of James Bond Cars On Sale

    A Miami real estate developer is selling his entire massive collection of James Bond memorabilia. Valued at $33.25 million, the collection is considered the largest in the world, and will only be sold to a buyer willing to take the whole th......

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  • Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold
    Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold

    Only a couple of cars that have achieved classic icon status for practically all car-loving Americans. The Ford Mustang, the original 1964, is certainly one of them.To mark the car's 50th anniversary, the company tracked down customer No. 1......

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  • 50 Years After JFK Assassination, His Limo Tells A Story
    50 Years After JFK Assassination, His Limo Tells A Story

    Fifty years later, visitors still pay their last respects.They come from across the country to southeast Michigan. Their hushed voices fill a hallway. They take turns stepping toward a railing along the right side of a display, where they ......

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  • The Strange Tale Of Detroit's Packard Automotive Plant
    The Strange Tale Of Detroit's Packard Automotive Plant

    When it opened in Detroit in 1903, the Packard Automotive Plant served as a symbol of the meteoric rise of the city's production economy. Now, it is a metaphor for the city's plight....

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  • My First Car: A Bondo-And-Rust Ford Courier
    My First Car: A Bondo-And-Rust Ford Courier

    My first car was a 1972 Ford Courier. For those who don't remember, this was a small pickup truck made by Ford in a joint venture with Mazda, and was a pre-cursor to the Ford Ranger/Mazda B2000.Half of my ancestry is Bohemian, and, accordin......

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  • Harley Earl's Corvette Up For Auction
    Harley Earl's Corvette Up For Auction

    Another piece of automotive history is up for grabs next month through Mecum, an auction house in Chicago, and this one could be a sale for the record books. General Motors legendary designer, Harley J. Earl, owned this customized 1963 Corvette Stingray, ...

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  • History's 10 Best Selling Cars Of All Time
    History's 10 Best Selling Cars Of All Time

    Neither exotic or rare, this list of the best selling cars of all time won't get any car enthusiast's heart pumping....

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  • Detroit Car Companies You've Never Heard Of
    Detroit Car Companies You've Never Heard Of

    The Big 3 are superstars. Ability to adapt, marketing intuition and dumb luck have allowed Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Chrysler to prosper and dominate the American automotive landscape for decades. But they weren't always the only American automa...

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  • The First Mustang Ever Sold Still In Original Family's Hands
    The First Mustang Ever Sold Still In Original Family's Hands

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  • On The Road To Pebble Beach In A 1939 Packard
    On The Road To Pebble Beach In A 1939 Packard

    One by one, the engines of 22 classic cars come alive. Some cough with a wheeze, some need coaxing and some hum with precision. Whatever their personality, they all start. This is the first miracle of the road trip.Gathered in a semi-circle......

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  • Chevrolet Corvette Turns 60
    Chevrolet Corvette Turns 60

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  • Electric Cars: Back To The Future
    Electric Cars: Back To The Future

    Electric cars have been touted as the future of the American automobile. Lesser known: They're also a big part of the past....

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  • 10 Historic Cars: Where Are They Now?
    10 Historic Cars: Where Are They Now?

    If these vehicles could talk, they’d tell us all about famous celebrities, world leaders and nefarious criminals. Click through to see 10 of the most famous vehicles in history, and where they are now. ...

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  • The 25 Smartest Cars Of All-Time
    The 25 Smartest Cars Of All-Time

    Here are our picks for the smartest cars to ever hit the road, listed in chronological order....

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  • Bertha Benz Route In Germany Marks A Woman's Contribution To Early Motoring
    Bertha Benz Route In Germany Marks A Woman's Contribution To Early Motoring

    When Bertha Benz drove off in husband Carl's motorized invention 125 years ago, she had no idea she would be driving into history. Hers was the world's first long-distance drive and the first recorded drive by a woman driver. Germany has de......

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  • AMC's Mad Men Brings GM Nightmare, Chevy Vega, To Plot
    AMC's Mad Men Brings GM Nightmare, Chevy Vega, To Plot

    If you are caught up in AMC's Mad Men, you'll know that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and the agency it is going to merge with just snagged a huge piece of business from Chevrolet to launch an important new vehicle in 1970 code-named XP-887.......

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  • An Unusual Place For America's Biggest Car Museum
    An Unusual Place For America's Biggest Car Museum

    All sorts of automotive rarities can be found in the LeMay: America's Car Museum's collection. Visitors will see everything from a 1926 Model T and a 1930 Deusenberg Model J to a limousine from a presidential motorcade and more recent class......

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