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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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The $3,000,000.00 Tucker

January 25, 2012

The story of Preston Tucker and his ill-fated car of the future was made famous by the 1988 Francis Ford Copolla film, “Tucker, the Man and His Dream”. The movie chronicled the venture to start a new car company in 1948 with a model that was well ahead in safety, design and engineering of what [...]

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What’s the strangest car you’ve ever owned?

January 20, 2012

OK, I’m addicted to watching the collector car auctions. Last night, I was watching one on television while streaming another one live on my laptop. I am definitely addicted to this strange genre of automotive reality television.  One of the things that attract me to these events are the unique and sometimes odd vehicles that [...]

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It’s January— that means auction fever in Arizona!

January 17, 2012

Yes, it’s January and that means the 2012 auction season officially begins with a bevy of auctions this week in Arizona.  The most famous—or, for some collectors, infamous—of the auctions is the Barrett-Jackson auction, which can also be viewed on the Speed channel.  Amazing as it may seem, a total of six auctions will be [...]

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Classic Motorcar Auctions Spring Auction

January 16, 2012

I just received a notice announcing that Classic Motorcar Auctions will be returning to the John S. Knight Center on March 31 for another collector car auction. With the big auctions coming up in Scottsdale this week, it’s great that we’ll have a taste of that right here in town. CMA always has a wonderful [...]

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What’s Your Automotive New Year’s Resolution?

December 26, 2011

OK, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted to this blog, which is the basis for this post.  I have two major automotive resolutions for the upcoming year. First, I am committed to posting more regularly. Maybe not every day, but at least several times a week. My second New Year’s resolution is to buy fewer [...]

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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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What's the best deal you ever got on a car?

October 20, 2011

All summer, I've been driving a great looking 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe. It has performed flawlessly, I have been surrounded by a luxurious tufted leather interior and it elicits compliments everywhere I go. The best thing about the car is that I only paid $2,000 for it at the Classic Motorcar Auctions event held at the [...]

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It's Top-Down Weather!

October 7, 2011

Heading into the second week of October in Northeast Ohio usually means getting the snow shovels ready and breaking up last year's leftover ice-melt. But wait, it's 2011 and it's over seventy degrees with sunny skies! Don't let the golfers have all the fun; break out your collector cars and motorcycles and get the most driving/riding fun you can from [...]

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