HOT MUSCLE CAR BUYS: Mercury’s Undervalued Cougar

January 13, 2014 
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I have a confession to make. I don’t pay as much attention to the multi-million dollar collector cars on the auction block as I should. They prance across the stage looking really hot and endlessly tease you with something you know you can’t possibly afford. Insert Britney Spears joke here.
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COLLECTOR CARS: A Primer on Porsche’s Amazing 550

August 19, 2013
 
I confess that I am a muscle car guy. Can't help it. I grew up cruising Mustangs and Torino's on the strip on Saturday night. But after watching Mecum Auctions sell Porsche 550-0077 for over 3.7 million dollars at Monterey last weekend, I couldn't help but be impressed with the little machine.

MUSCLE CAR Q&A: 1970-71 Ford Torino

 

March 18, 2013
 
Okay, here’s a list of questions that have come in by email (Stephen at sopwithmotorsports.com) and Twitter (@SopwithTV) since our last televised Mecum Auction.

A GREAT AMERICAN RACING STORY: Get ready to cheer for the underdog

 

February 11, 2013
 
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On a cloudy Saturday morning in the late summer of 1966, Charlie Wright and five of his friends left Wichita with a new Shelby Mustang SCCA Group 2 racer loaded onto the back of their open trailer. They had no gas cans, no plan, no experience and little idea what they were doing.

Shelby’s Last Stand: The Forgotten Mustang Group 2 Racer

 

On a hot summer afternoon in late August 1966, the telephone on John McComb’s desk rang.
 
On the other end was automotive design engineer Chuck Cantwell of Carroll Shelby’s legendary racing shop, calling with the surprising news that Shelby had a Mustang Group 2 racecar for sale.

MUSCLE CARS: You Only Live Twice

December 10, 2012

 
You only live twice,
or so it seems.
Once for yourself
and once for your dreams.
 
 
Say goodbye to the second great wave of American muscle cars.
 

COLLECTOR CARS: The Trend That No One Wants to Talk About

October 29, 2012

Voila! After four hours of enjoyable motoring, one Starbucks Refresher and half a can of barbecue Pringles, I arrived in St. Charles, Illinois for last weekend's Mecum auto auction in abundantly high spirits. I'm telling you, driving is the only way to go. Not once was I ordered to put my seat back in the upright and locked position, nor was I scanned, groped or violated.