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Young Drivers Master The Manual, Thanks To Hagerty Insurance
Young Drivers Master The Manual, Thanks To Hagerty Insurance

There’s been a lot of press lately over the demise of the manual transmission, with some fighting tooth and nail to retain the row-it-yourself gearbox and others seemingly indifferent about its passing. On cars equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (like Porsche’s PDK, or...Read More»

Corn Ethanol Pump
Collectors, Enthusiasts Bucking E15, Seeking Ethanol-Free Gasoline

Car collectors and hobbyists are among those banding together to try to find alcohol-free gasoline—at a time when the percentage of alcohol in each gallon of typical pump gasoline is likely to increase significantly. It's a trend we reported last year. Through forums, as well as Pure-gas.org...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe - Mecum Monterey 2009
Monterey Verdict: Collector-Car Market Surprisingly Strong

Many investors and auto hobbyists alike are understandably still pretty shaky about putting money down on the stock market. But that hesitation hasn't shown any lasting sign of translating to the top of the market for collector cars. That's the verdict after last weekend's big Monterey auctions...Read More»

Jay Leno and his NextEngine 3D scanner
Jay Leno Uses Digital Tech For Analog Ends

The thought of finding parts for an older vehicle -- much less one that's rare -- is enough to put many people off the idea of restoration altogether. But as Jay Leno demonstrates in his latest "Garage" clip, modern technology can come in very handy in these situations. Using a special scanner...Read More»

Classic Chevy muscle being rebuffed.
Long-Booming Collector-Car Market Really Starting To Sputter? We'll Soon Know

Even after banks crumbled last fall, interest in top-tier collector cars has remained surprisingly strong into this year. While sales at big-time sales like January's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction have shown no indication of a downturn, the bottom has already been falling out over the past...Read More»

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