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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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You Can Buy a $220,000 Used Car Right Here!

August 22, 2011

My daughter needs a better beater for school so I did a random search for local used cars on the Ohio.com autos site. Much to my surprise, the first car to pop up was this 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG for sale in Cleveland for nearly a quarter million dollars!  Now, this wouldn't be news if I [...]

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Glenmoor Gathering Announces Two Seminars

August 16, 2011

Two very special automotive seminars will be held during the Glenmoor Gathering weekend, both on Friday, Sept. 16.    From 3 – 4 p.m., there’ll be a special presentation on the history of the famed Chrysler Turbine car by Steve Lehto, author of  Chrysler Turbine: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Car.   The story [...]

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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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Antique Car Auction Returns to Akron

March 7, 2011

On Saturday, March 26, Classic Motorcar Auctions will hold its second antique auto and memorabilia at the John S. Knight center in downtown Akron. This is an outstanding venue for this type of event during the last doldrums of March. Bob Lichty, the owner of the auction company, has done a great job with his [...]

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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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It's Auction Time Again!

January 17, 2011

It's that time of year when serious car collectors and enthusiast from around the world make the trek to Scottsdale, Arizona, where a half dozen auctions this week will sell nearly $200 million of old (and a few new) cars. Of course, the draw of the Arizona climate this time of year is pretty strong [...]

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