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May 6, 2015
Gary P. Garry
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Rare ’70 Hemi ‘Cuda Could Be Yours

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The Plymouth Barracuda stands tall as an iconic piece of automotive history. This American classic is notable on a number of different levels.

Many people think that the Ford Mustang was the first “pony car”. It is true that the term was coined with the Mustang in mind, but the Plymouth Barracuda was in the same class. This car was actually introduced about two weeks prior to the launch of the Ford Mustang in April of 1964, so the Barracuda is actually the first pony car offered to the American public.

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Apr 14, 2014
Gary P. Garry
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For the Discerning Gentleman: ’56 Maserati 450S Prototype

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RM Auctions sells some of the most mind-boggling cars imaginable on a regular basis all around the world. Upcoming auctions will take place in madly diverse locations, including Monaco, Detroit, Monterey, London, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Continue reading »

Sep 23, 2013
Teddy Field
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Game Changer: The Chevrolet Cameo [video]

In the 1950s, pickup trucks were the utilitarian tools of the working man. Luxuries were limited to a vinyl bench seat, painted trim, and, if you were lucky, a heater. Guys who drove trucks were the calloused, hard-working sort. They needed to get a job done, and a truck helped them do it. Nobody thought that trucks needed to be anything but tough. Then Chevrolet designer Chuck Jordan decided to take the pickup in an entirely new direction.

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Sep 17, 2013
Clay Ritchings
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The Most Expensive Car Ever Made; 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe

The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe is the most expensive car ever made. The car was sold for $8.7 million.

Ettore Bugatti had dreams of building the biggest, most luxurious car ever made and selling it to kings and queens around the world. Royal customers balked at spending what Bugatti was charging, and so only six of the cars were built, and only three sold.

This fifteen foot Bugatti Royale powered by Its huge 12.7-litre engine that was originally meant for use in aircraft is one of the largest ever fitted into a car. Bodied by Paris coachbuilder Kellner, this car was bricked into Bugatti’s French garage to hide it from the Nazis.



		
		
		


 
					
Jan 30, 2013
Dave Walter
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Festivals of Speed Returns to St. Petersburg for Tenth Year

Only a few days after announcing their first event of 2013, the Festivals of Speed announced their second event of the new year. This is good news for those of us outside of the Jacksonville area.

April 5th, the Festivals of Speed returns to St. Petersburg for the tenth year. The weekend’s events begin that Friday with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception in an actual hangar at the Tampa International Airport. There you’ll find the world’s most exotic vehicles, delicious foods and drinks, live jazz music and both a live and silent auction all in one place!

Sunday, the 7th, the main event will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Renaissance Vinoy Marina. Expect to see hundreds of exotics vehicles; fine wine, spirits, food, and cigars; and luxurious jewelry and timepiece displays.

For more information about the event, read the press release below.

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Nov 15, 2012
Dave Walter
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$10 for 2 tickets to the Festivals of Speed on Sunday, Dec 2

$10 for Motorsports Show for Two on Sunday, December 2, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ($20 Value) via Groupon

The deal is on!

Nov 13, 2012
Dave Walter
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Orlando Festivals Of Speed November 30 – December 2

If (like me) you’re not a big fan of cold weather, then Orlando is the place to be come early December. And (again, like me) you enjoy delicious food, wine, cigars and stunning exotic cars, planes and boats, then Orlando is the only place to be!

The Festivals of Speed will be returning to Orlando, Florida November 30 – December 2. There you’ll find the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you’d expect from the Festivals of Speed.

Friday (November 30), it all kicks off with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception featuring delicious foods and drinks, a silent auction and poker tournament benefitting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a high-energy jazz orchestra and – of course – a collection of exotic cars at the Orlando International Airport.

Saturday (December 1st), the Festivals host an exclusive Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner and Louis XIII de Rémy Martin tasting experience.

And Sunday (December 2nd), the Festivals conclude with the Motorsports Collection Display of more than 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft at the beautiful Grande Lakes property.

Read on for more information … and see you there!

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Nov 6, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors’ Favorites)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could’ve easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn’t. We searched for the cars that truly stood out – even if they only stood out to us ourselves.

Read on to see our favorites!

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Nov 5, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 4 (1953-2012)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

This time we’re showcasing cars spanning from 1953 all the way up the all new Fisker Karma. Notice how far cars and trucks have come along in the last 60 years!

Stay tuned for our favorites from the show and more.

And check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic.

Oct 30, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 3 (1906-1950)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts. For now, we’ll focus on some of our older favorites – ranging from 1950 all the way back to 1906!

Check them out in the gallery below and let us know which one is your favorite!

And check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic.

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