Join Hemmings at the drive-in for Collector Car Appreciation Day

Photo courtesy Los Angeles Public Library After the success of last year’s inaugural National Collector Car Appreciation Day, the day set aside to recognize and raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collecting plays in American society, it has now become an annual event, with July 8 designated as this year’s collector-car Christmas, and […]

Tractor Talk at Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Sale

The only thing I’m worse at than predicting car values is predicting tractor values. But a relatively safe bet for the biggest sale at Mecum’s Spring 2011 Gone Farmin’ auction, scheduled for March 26, is Lot S33, a 1966 International 1206 Tractor from Tom Geyman’s unbelievable collection. The 1206 is a milestone in IH history […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1970 Opel GT

They call the Opel GT the “baby Corvette” for obvious reasons, especially from the cowl forward. The less obvious reason is that many people see it as something less than a Corvette, in terms of stature. Sure, there’s no V-8 rumble coming out of the tailpipe, and there’s no Corvette heritage that goes along with […]