Tag: 2018

These cars are the biggest winners and losers of the 2018 collector market – Andrew Newton @Hagerty

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The classic car world goes through phases. As tastes change and new people start participating in the hobby, the landscape shifts in response. (That’s why Hagerty updates prices three times per year; values are always moving.) This past year was mostly all about trucks—lots of upward movement for C10s, Broncos, Jeeps, and the like. But we looked even deeper to understand what vehicles shot up the most, and which took the hardest hits in 2018. Here are the five cars with the biggest movement up and the biggest movement down for the year.

Read Andrew Newton’s list at Hagerty on the winners and losers

 

Five predictions for the collector car hobby in 2019 – and a few more for the car business – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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We can’t remember a year — at least in recent memory — that we were happier to see in the rearview mirror than 2018. From an automotive news perspective, it was the “dog’s breakfast,” a partially digestible amalgam of scraps, with very few tasty bits. Time, then, to dust off the crystal ball, and peer into what we hope is a slightly more optimistic 2019.

Read Kurt’s thoughts for 2019 here at Hemmings

Unluckiest Dealer in the World? – Tornado smacks Illinois collector car dealership rebuilt after 2017 fire – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars Journal.com

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Country Classics in Staunton Illinois is a classic car dealer  that I visited a few years ago and found it to be very friendly dealer that sells affordable classics.

My visit here

However over the last few years they have not the best of luck suffering a major fire and recently becoming the victim of a tornado strike.

Hopefully their luck will deservedly change in 2019 and beyond.

Read the article on the tornado strike here

You can read articles on the 2017 fire here and here

California Firefighters Rescue Vintage Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 From Burning House – Rob Stumpf @TheDrive

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Article from Rob Stumpf detailing the dramatic rescue of a vintage Shelby Mustang GT350 from a house being claimed by the latest horrific California Wildfires this time in Malibu.

Read the rest of Rob’s article here

A nice footnote to Rob’s article

“The heartbreaking scenes across the state show just how quickly and violently wildfires can spread, especially with Los Angeles experiencing a severe drought. A small act like saving the Shelby shows a bit of humanity in the chaos.”

If you’d like to pitch in, the Red Cross has been helping evacuees and is accepting donations. Also theLos Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which helps equip firefighters, could use your support as well.

 

California Wildfire Claims Vintage Car Collection Including 1-of-1 1948 Norman Timbs Special – Kyle Cheromcha @TheDrive

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The current California wildfires are amongst the worst ever on top of the horrific toll being taken on Human and Wildlife, priceless car collections  are also being swallowed up by the unstoppable flames. One of the cars lost was the one of one 1948 Norman Timbs special from the Cerveny collection
The Norman Timbs Special
You’ve probably never heard of Gary Cerveny, a private collector in Southern California who amassed a fascinating stable over the years. But chances are you’ve heard of his thirty-odd cars, all of which reportedly burned in the Woolsey Fire over the weekend. Read the rest of Kyle’s article here Further coverage on Autoweek here If you’d like to pitch in, the Red Cross has been helping evacuees and is accepting donations. Also the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which helps equip firefighters, could use your support as well.

Superformance Honors Ford GT40 Le Mans Win – John Lyon @RobbReport

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A special edition of the GT40 MKI at SEMA celebrates the golden jubilee of the car’s 1968 Le Mans Victory.

Superformance is bringing a little something special to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas (October 30 to November 2). The Southern California automotive continuation and reproduction specialists will publicly debut their Future GT Forty, an extra-special—and heavily upgraded—edition of the manufacturer’s GT40 MKI supercar, itself based on the original Ford GT40 MK I.

Read the article here at Robb Report

100 Years Of Chevy Trucks, GM Celebrate The Centennial With The Old And The New

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Chevrolet are celebrating 100 years of the Chevy Pickup Truck, by producing a Centennial Edition on the Colorado and Silverado platforms

Model year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet truck. A century and more than 85 million trucks later, Chevrolet has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. To celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial, the brand is honoring the owners who have made Chevy Trucks a part of their lives for the past century with a 100-day celebration featuring two new Special Edition trucks, the national rollout of the Truck Legends customer loyalty program and more.

2018 Centennial Edition Silverado alongside a 1972 Chevy C10.

You can find all the details and a look back at the 100 years here and  here

Along with the Centennial Edition Chevrolet also built a special Centennial C10, (below), as part of the celebrations

Chevrolet revealed the 1967 C-10 pickup alongside the 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition and the 2o18 Colorado Centennial Edition at the Texas State Fair. Details are scarce, but we know the throwback pickup truck was  present at the 2017 SEMA Show

Read more: here

The brand simply noted the 1967 C-10 has been customized to feature many of the same elements found on the 2018 Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado. Like the new trucks, the 1967 C-10 boasts the same “Centennial Blue” exterior color and wears the heritage-inspired bowtie badge. Mechanical bits and other modifications were not discussed at its reveal.

Read more: here
You can also find a really good interview with Rich Downing of GM about the building of the Cenntential C10 by Ronnie Wetch of  C10 Nation on his C10 Talk podcast here
Sources GM, GM Authority, C10 Nation