Old Car News

FranchiseBelgique’s news stories give you the latest information on collecting classic cars. Yes, even old cars have something new to talk about. Whether it’s a barn find or interesting court case, see what has the classic car community buzzing.

Russo & Steele going to court after losing auction venue

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Auctioneers Russo & Steele have filed a lawsuit against fellow auction house Leake Auctions and its parent company Ritchie Bros. after losing its hosting site for its flagship Scottsdale sale in January. The legal action also names a former Russo & Steele employee. Russo & Steele has...

Appleton Old Car Show helping feed the hungry

Appleton, Wisconsin show adds food drive APPLETON, Wis. – Each year, more than 10,000 hobbyists and 1000 vintage cars and trucks descend on the free-to-display and free-to-attend Appleton Old Car Show at Pierce Park in Appleton, Wis. For this year’s 42nd annual event on July 21, show organizers are asking attendees...

Club Clips: July 4, 2019 Edition

De Soto owner tells tale of his first national meet road trip Only four years into his corner of the old car hobby, Mike Welsh was sold on attending an annual major meet of the National DeSoto Club, Inc. One reason he went was due to its proximity, only 220 miles...

Q&A: July 4, 2019 Edition

Q. I retired from UPS 23 years ago and remember our Peterbuilt and some Mack tractors having the horn buttons in the Apr. 25 Q&A.         — Phil Emerson, Riverside, Calif. A. Thanks for helping us focus the identification. I was thinking delivery trucks, which didn’t quite fit...

Carlisle Auctions’ Second Annual Summer Sale June 22nd

  CARLISLE, PA – The first day of summer may be June 21, but just one day later on the 22nd, Carlisle Auctions officially deems it summer with its second annual Summer Sale. The auction, held in conjunction with the neighboring Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, starts at 11 a.m. with preview hours...

Kughn leaves big tracks in collector car, toy train hobbies

DETROIT – Richard P. Kughn, a well-known Detroit business man, toy train manufacturer and car collector, died June 7 at age 89. Kughn led toy train manufacturer Lionel for 10 years. He also worked with A. Alfred Taubman to develop regional shopping centers, including the Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn and...

Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in 2021

Sloan Museum has started a transformation! They have broken ground on the new Sloan Museum of Discovery, projected to open in 2021! After a multi-year process of planning in partnership with many community members and organizations, they have crafted a new vision: The new Sloan Museum of Discovery will provide opportunities...

Quintessential Bentley cars at Concours of Elegance

Hampton Court Castle, UK – September 6-8 Concours of Elegance 2019 will celebrate Bentley’s Centenary in style, with a collection of the cars that established the Bentley legend The Concours of Elegance will this year be celebrating Bentley’s Centenary year in style, with a display of the cars that established the...

Corvettes return to Carlisle August 22nd

Carlisle, PA – Corvettes have been a staple at Carlisle since 1982. This year, as the event celebrates its 37th Anniversary, guests can expect to see some of their favorite showcases and guests, while also checking out new and unique aspects of the Corvette along the way. Powered by Corvette America in 2019,...