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Collector Car Auction This Weekend!

March 28, 2012

I know I’ve posted about this before but, just as a reminder, Classic Motorcar Auctions’ spring auction is this Saturday at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. I just looked at the updated consignment list and it’s pretty interesting. Some great pre-war Classics will definitely entice the seasoned collector. What I found most […]

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What’s a Berkeley?

February 2, 2012

Since you’re reading a blog called Car Chase, I assume you know that I’m not asking about a place in California. Some of you may know that a Berkeley is an esoteric British sports car made in small numbers about fifty years ago. These cute, little three and four wheel convertibles were “powered” by two […]

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What was Your Childhood Dream Car?

November 15, 2011

A friend from Texas just called to say that he just acquired the car he always dreamed of when he was a kid in Illinois, over fifty years ago. It was a Ford with a custom German body that sat in a persnickety neighbor's garage from the time of his earliest memory until he went […]

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Free Glenmoor Gathering Collector Car Auction Tickets!

September 8, 2011

Classic Motorcar Auctions will be back at the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles with a terrific collector car auction on Saturday, September 17. If you've never personally attended a professional event such as this, you really owe it to yourself. This year's auction will have an amazing selection of wonderful collector cars from sporty early European […]

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Free Glenmoor Gathering Tickets

September 7, 2011

  One of the most popular things we do on Car Chase every year is offer a chance to win free tickets to the Glenmoor Gathering, coming up on Sunday, September 18. This year's event is shaping up to be the most spectacular ever, with cars from all around the United States, Canada and even […]

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George Barris Returning to the Glenmoor Gathering!

September 1, 2011

The ever-popular "King of Kustomizers", George Barris will be back in the Akron/Canton for this year's Glenmoor Gathering on September 18. Mr. Barris and his brother Sam are widely recognized as the creators of some of the most important custom cars of all time, including the legendary Hirohata Mercury. George furthered his notoriety in the sixties and seventies as the […]

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Ghia on Display

August 2, 2011

The house of Ghia was one of the great styling and coach building firms of Italy. Most Americans will only know the Ghia name from the design they did for Volkswagen in the mid-'50's to add a sporty model to their line of basic transportation. As pleasing as this design is, Ghia's was known primarily […]

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Stan Hywet Car Show

June 20, 2011

The annual Father's Day car show at Stan Hywet has been a tradition for me from the time that I was kid through the raising of my own children. My attendance yesterday marked, at least, my thirtieth visit to the event. It was an enjoyable time and the weather was ideal but, somehow, the show […]

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Glenmoor Gathering Announces Its 2011 Event

April 11, 2011

Just received an e-mail blast from the friendly folks at Glenmoor, announcing their 2011 concours. This year their featured classes will be “Avant Garde: Early Front-Wheel Drive,” “Sixteen Cylinder Motorcars” and “The Automobiles of Darrin” and Ghia-designed cars.  What a line-up.  The Darrin class will include a group of 1938-42 Packard Darrin automobiles.  I expect […]

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Can it almost be time to drive our collector cars?!

February 16, 2011

The rising temperatures this week stirred many of us into hoping that even warmer temperatures are ahead—which means we can get our collector cars on the road!  Right now, it’s tempting but there is still too much salt residue on the roads.  In some areas the piles of snow are resulting in wet, sloppy streets.  […]

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