Specialty cars

Great American classic cars: Buick, Mercury, Ford, Rambler

Great American classic cars: Buick, Mercury, Ford, Rambler 1Rare Bugatti race cars, vintage Ferrari machines and best-of-show collectors’ cars are great for auto shows. And then there are sentimental favorites, the 1951 Buick your family owned when you were a youngster or the 1951 Chrysler K310 in the neighbors’ driveway?

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Automotive history celebration for 100th Indy 500 anniversary

Automotive history celebration for 100th Indy 500 anniversary 2A century of automotive heritage will be honored and judged May 13-14, 2011 during the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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New hot rod photography exhibit, book gets Jay Leno video praise

New hot rod photography exhibit, book gets Jay Leno video praise 3The Art of the Hot Rod, featuring photographs by Peter Harholdt, from the book, The Art of the Hot Rod, written by Ken Gross (published by MBI Publishing Company and Motorbooks, 2008) and is now on exhibit at Annmarie’s Garden in Solomons, Maryland.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 2011: It's Superman

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 2011: It's Superman 4The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is among the most rare production cars in the world, with perhaps only 40 manufactured. Dan Neil, automotive critic of the Wall Street Journal, is the first journalist to test drive the powerful machine that recently set the speed record for a production car at 268 mph.

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Bugatti set to replace Veyron with Galibier in 2013

Bugatti set to replace Veyron with Galibier in 2013 5The Bugatti Veyron, the exotic sports car that was often identified as the industry’s most expensive vehicle, will no longer be manufactured. Instead, Bugatti will replace it with the less powerful but more luxurious Galibier.

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Bentley bizarre hood ornament impalememt potential prompts recall

Bentley bizarre hood ornament impalememt potential prompts recall 6Faulty breaks, malfunctioning airbags and electrical mishaps have resulted in millions of recalled cars in recent years. But Bentley is now recalling some of its cars for likely the most unique potential safety hazard in the auto industry — impalement.

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Tata Motors plans 'luxury' Nano Plus for 2011

Tata Motors plans 'luxury' Nano Plus for 2011 7Tata Motors will soon introduce the Nano Plus, a more powerful and restyled version of the original vehicle introduced by India’s largest auto manufacturer in 2009 as the world’s cheapest car.

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Rare Mercedes Benz, purchased new by Elvis Presley, set for Bonham's auction

Rare Mercedes Benz, purchased new by Elvis Presley, set for Bonham's auction 8It’s likely not what those seeking to be like Elvis Presley have in mind. But buying one of the two 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600s once owned by the iconic performer couldn’t hurt — if you have a spare quarter-million dollars or so.

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Monterey Auto Week records: 16 cars, Ferrari to Jaguar, auctioned for at least $1 million, $67M in total sales

Monterey Auto Week records: 16 cars, Ferrari to Jaguar, auctioned for at least $1 million, $67M in total sales 9RM Auctions, among the several anticipated classic auctions held during the yearly Monterey Auto Week, achieved two coveted goals. The Canadian company posted the highest auction total with $67 million sales. It also claimed an unprecedented fourth ‘Best of Show’ in 10 years at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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