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Buick From Famous Casablanca Ending Up For Auction

1940 Buick Model 81C Phaeton includes Humphrey Bogart’s cigarette burns in the upholstery

The 1940 Buick Model 81C Phaeton which carried Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to their date with destiny on a tarmac in the classic film 'Casablanca' is up for auction next month.

Autoblog Podcast #183 - Odyssey, IQS, UAW, CR-Z, CTS Coupe and Grand Cherokee

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A sneak peek at Motor Trend Classic

Motor Trend is keenly aware of the readership shift to online sources for up-to-the-minute automotive news, that's why it has a blog, a YouTube channel and a presence in social media. Despite the changing paradigm, there are still things that print outlets do more brilliantly than anyone else. There's no way to beat the compact form factor and high-quality display of a blissfully battery-free magazine. Carefully-edited copy, glossy photography from some of the best lenses in the business and eye

VIDEO: Audi tracks down the last Horch... in Texas?

The search for the last Horch -- Click above to watch video

AB stops at the 27th Concours d'Elegance at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

27th Concours d'Elegance at the St. Regis, Dana Point - Click above for high-res image gallery

17th Annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance

17th Annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

Back in time: a gallery of BMW's electric car prototypes through the years

Historic BMW Electric Vehicles - Click for high-res image gallery

Steve McQueen's stolen Cadillac recovered

A busted car theft ring has turned up a vintage Cadillac once owned by one of the Magnificent Seven. The five-finger-discount drivers out of Colorado, headed by Jeffrey Earle Piper, would steal expensive rental cars, change their VIN numbers and "sell" them. The new "owner", who was in on the whole thing, would then report "his" car stolen and collect on the insurance policy. One of the cars found among the loot: a $133,000 1959 Cadillac – looks like a Series 62 convertible – that on

A bit of history: Fiat 147, the first mass-produced ethanol car

Today, ethanol is not the most favored solution to oil dependency, but it was not always so frowned upon. Here's a car that deserves a place in the history of ethanol's growth. A Brazilian friend of mine pointed to me to the first mass-produced ethanol car (with the exception of the Ford T): the local version of the Fiat 127 (also the Seat 127) that was called the Fiat 147. The 147 was developed in Brazil in 1976 right as the oil crisis hit and the country was seeking solutions from the biofuel.

Autoblog visits the San Diego Auto Museum, Part I - The Cars

Click the 1948 Tucker above for more from the San Diego Auto Museum

2008 Woodward Dream Cruise launches new logo, website

The Woodward Dream Cruise has been a very professionally run event for most of the past 13 years, but when it came time to check for updates on the Dream Cruise website, it was amateur hour. That has changed, as the rip-roaring event has been given a more modern website with easy to traverse navigation and cleaner graphics. The site also includes a new blog that features the ideas and knowledge of the Dream Cruise leadership team.

23rd Annual Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance

Click image above for high-res gallery of classics and exotics from HB

Thunderbird Ranch out to pasture?

John Draxler has loved Ford's personal-luxury coupe for decades, and he's been a tremendous resource for the Thunderbird community for nearly as long with his Thunderbird Ranch operation. Located in Wisconsin, the Ranch could be over-simplified as a yard full of Thunderbirds, and the Badger State thinks it's a lot more complicated than that. Wisconsin has determined that the Thunderbird Ranch is really a salvage operation, and called for all sorts of permits and fees. Rather than deal with the h

Long Beach K9 Officers Association Car Show

Click above for more photos of classic cars and dogs

Woodward Dream Cruise expands to nine-day autothon

The Woodward Dream Cruise is one of the biggest events in Michigan all year, with 1.2 million people attending and over 40,000 hot rods, exotics, antiques and oddities coming from near and far to one of the world's most storied roads. Yet each year businesses on the cruise route complain that the annual event actually hurts their bottom line. It isn't so much the weekend that kills profits as it is the fact

Cali may cancel smog exemption from pre-1976 cars

In California, home of the strictest car emissions regulations in the U.S., cars produced before 1976 do not need to undergo smog testing. California State Senator Dean Florez has proposed legislation that would remove that exemption for cars registered in the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.

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