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The Simeone Museum announced the Simeone Museum’s 2024 Demo Day calendar! This year, they’ve revved up their schedule to bring an even more exciting lineup of events that celebrate the art, history, and engineering of classic automobiles. Each Demo Day will offer an immersive experience with expert talks, live demonstrations, and opportunities to get up close and personal with these automotive treasures.


Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10AM -6PM Saturday – Sunday 10AM-4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

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1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan formerly owned by Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia


Bonhams|Cars – Bonhams|Cars will kick off its auction calendar with The Scottsdale Auction in Arizona on January 25, 2024. This event coincides with the world-renowned Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a celebration of automotive design and is part of the auction season which has been established in the desert for more than 50 years. Complementing the Concours, the annual Bonhams|Cars auction will feature an array of classic cars, headlined by a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan, formerly owned by Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia .

The storied legacy of Duesenberg in American automotive history is illustrious, particularly highlighted when the Duesenberg Model J made its grand debut at the 1931 Paris Salon, captivating its European audience precisely as intended. The allure of this model reached Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, who acquired this particular car off the show stand and expressed satisfaction with her new purchase, calling it “supreme elegance.” Over the years, this vehicle spent time in the US before reaching its current custodian who took ownership in 2002 and entered the car in Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, where it took second in class in 2005. Stunningly presented in black over red interior, it features chrome wire wheels, and is minimally adorned, allowing the elegant Franay design to shine. Offered in superb order after more than twenty years of single ownership and retaining its original body, engine, and chassis, this Model J represents a one-off opportunity to acquire a spectacular motorcar fit for a queen.

1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster,


Embodying the pinnacle of American classic-era automobiles, an important 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster, will also be offered in the sale. This vehicle, boasting a well-documented history from its initial delivery, was first acquired by Tag Whittall, then became a cherished part of John Moir’s family collection for an impressive 90 years. It has been restored in its original colors.

1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve Coupe Roadster,


Another icon of history offered from the same collection, is a 1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve Coupe Roadster. A premier luxury automobile of the US from the early 20th century, this Packard is a limited edition Twelve series that is highly sought after, especially as a Coupe Roadster. The flowing and elegant Coupe Roadster is not short on style, with one of the most desirable body styles offered in 1936 and finished in a stunning livery of black over a red leather cabin. 

A special section of the sale comes from the Maine Classic Car Collection, which is known for their finest collection of rare and vintage motorcars. Among the 27-car collection, all of which are being offered without reserve, is a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Cabriolet. 

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Cabriolet, without reserve


The Scottsdale Sale will see a variety of offerings beyond the classics. Last year’s sale saw success with modern supercars as well as vehicles over 100 years old. From the 2006 Maserati MC12 selling for $3.8 million to the 1912 Simplex 50hp which sold for $4.8 million, making it the most expensive pre-war American car ever sold.

The Scottsdale Auction
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: January 25

About Bonhams|Cars – Bonhams|Cars uniquely offers a choice of live, online and private platforms for buying and selling collector cars—platforms characterized by levels of trust, reliability, and transparency born of over three decades of experience as the premier automotive auction house. Through prestigious live auctions around the world, 24/7 online auctions, and our recently introduced Private Sales service, Bonhams|Cars makes it simple for buyers and sellers to find the platform that best meets their needs.

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 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder “Lucybelle III”

Nathan Deremer c/o Broad Arrow Auctions

GROSSE POINTE, Michigan  –Broad Arrow Auctions, a Hagerty company, announced the consignment of the historic 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder “Lucybelle III”, chassis 718-024 to its Amelia Island Auction, being held this March 1-2 at the stunning Amelia Island Ritz Carlton. The Porsche 718 RSK Spyder has an impressive period history having been sold new to American race car driver and former Le Mans winner Ed Hugus. Hugus raced 718-024 in the instantly recognizable “Lucybelle III” livery at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in the subsequent years, the Porsche was raced in both USAC and SCCA events as well as at the grueling Pikes Peak Hillclimb in 1962 where it finished Fourth in Class.

Jakob Greisen, Senior Car Specialist, Broad Arrow Auctions, states, “The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK is a hugely significant example of a purebred Porsche Le Mans race car, and we are truly honored to be offering it at the official auction of The Amelia on behalf of its gentleman owner. Chassis 024 is an impressively restored example with outstanding provenance and certainly one of the most genuine and best-documented examples of the few 718 RSK examples remaining worldwide.”

Ed Hugus / Ray “Ernie” Erickson, #37, 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours 20 June 1959

Courtesy of Motorsport Images

The 718 RSK has recently benefitted from a meticulous and award-winning restoration by renowned restorer Mark Allin and his team at Rare Drive, Inc. That restoration painstakingly returned the Porsche back to the exact and original specification and presented in the period correct “Lucybelle III” livery as raced in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, while preserving major components of the car. The attention to detail and factory correct accuracy throughout the restoration is breathtaking, down to the white exterior paint, finished on top of German Racing Silver, as correct when the car first raced at “la Sarthe”. Since then, the RSK has been shown extensively having starred at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where it won a class award and the Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance where it won a First in Class and was exercised on the Colorado Grand.

The 718 RSK has recently benefitted from a meticulous and award-winning restoration by renowned restorer Mark Allin and his team at Rare Drive, Inc.

Nathan Deremer c/o Broad Arrow Auctions

Now in its second year of being the official auction company of The Amelia, Broad Arrow Auctions continues to assemble a stellar lineup of consignments for the auction across all decades of motoring, with the Porsche joining other highlights such as the 2020 McLaren Speedtail and 1947 Delahaye 135 M Abbott Roadster.

Broad Arrow will kickstart its 2024 calendar with the company’s inaugural Amelia Auction and debut as the official auction of The Amelia. Set for March 1-2 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the Amelia Auction will feature exceptional collector cars ranging from pre-war classics to modern supercars. Collectors interested in consigning their car(s) to this world-class event are invited to contact a Broad Arrow specialist via

About Broad Arrow, a Hagerty Company – Broad Arrow, a Hagerty (NYSE: HGTY) company, is an advisor, market maker, and financier for car collectors with a commitment to integrity, trust, and innovation. Broad Arrow operates Broad Arrow Auctions, Broad Arrow Capital, and Broad Arrow Private Sales (formerly Collectors Garage) and is headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. For more information, please visit connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Rare 1978 Dodge Power Wagon has both Macho and True Spirit packages.

Michael Petti

Back when I was a radio disc jockey on a progressive rock format station, I was required to play everything from folk to fusion jazz and everything between, including heavy metal, glitter and electronic music. Perhaps as a carryover from my DJ days, I try to write about all variations of light-duty trucks, from primitives to work horses to muscle pickups.

While I have featured in this column the 1940s Dodge Power Wagon that was discontinued in 1968, I was asleep at the wheel regarding the Dodge W150 Power Wagon that brought back the hallowed “Power Wagon” name. Fortunately for readers, I woke up and found a rare example of the latter owned by Power Wagon lover Alex Fanelli, who located and landed a 1978 version near her home.

Alex and her husband, Frank, regularly scan, a Utah website similar to, so they don’t miss out on a worthy project vehicle. It was on this website that Alex found this rare 1978 Power Wagon W-150 with both the Macho and True Spirit packages.

Owners Frank and Alex Fanelli look under the hood of their project truck that they’ve whole-heartedly begun tearing into for a complete rebuild.

Michael Petti

Frank, who’s known for his work at Kindig-it Design and as a TV personality on “Bitchin’ Rides,” mentioned that Alex loves Power Wagons, and is particularly obsessed with shortbed versions of Dodge’s rugged four-wheel-drive truck.

“Alex knew it was a rare truck just by the appearance and package,” Frank said. “The photos also proved it was really clean and rust free. She spoke to the seller and found out it was a big-block four-wheel drive and told me about it. We went to look at it and fell in love with it.”

Dodge’s bold and beautiful trucks

For 1972, Dodge’s pickup received a styling overhaul with an extensive appearance change. The new look was inspired by MoPar’s fuselage styling that came and went on all of the Chrysler Corp.’s brands — Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler and Imperial — starting as early as 1969 and ending as late as 1974, depending on the model. With the fuselage style, the vehicle’s body sides were curved, as on a plane. The side glass curved in at the top of the greenhouse, while the lower body sides bowed inward at the rocker panels. The fuselage car’s beltline was very high so that the side windows were diminutive. Fortunately, this gun-sight vision did not occur on the Dodge pickup. In fact, windshield and back window areas significantly increased with the 1972 redesign. Like the cars, the Dodge pickup had a starched, slab-sided look with the A and B pillars smoothly melded with the lower body. This envelope, rectangular style stayed around for 20 years until the “big rig”-designed Dodge Ram came along in 1994.

From 1977 to 1980, Dodge rewrote the truck rule book for the in-crowd by building far-out trucks with bright and bold graphic packages and mag wheels that were holdovers from its Super Bee- and Challenger R/T-building muscle car days. Dodge’s “adult toy” trucks of the late 1970s began with the Street Van that was often further tricked out by “van hippies;” the Warlock stepside pickup with wood bed trim and gold spike wheels and accent striping; and Macho versions of the Ramcharger sport-utility and Power Wagon. In 1978, the Dodge Li’l Red Express pickup with bed-side exhaust stacks, gold graphics and wood trim was introduced. By 1981, all were history.

Interior with a seat cover in orange, black, and white. Note the painted metal ceiling so there’s no headliner to sag.

Michael Petti

A Macho with True Spirit

Alex and Frank’s Power Wagon comes from the peak of Dodge’s graphic-happy truck period. These colorful and striped trucks are getting hotter by the day, but the couple thinks their truck remained available upon their discovery because it needed work.

“The truck likely appeared to be a headache to other buyers, as the seller was halfway between finishing the axle swap he started, and the brake and fuel system were not present,” Frank said. “We saw a diamond in the rough. Alex and I restore classic muscle cars and trucks at Fanelli Restorations in Murray, Utah, so we were ready for the challenge. I once worked on custom cars at Kindig-it Design and formerly did metal fabrication bodywork on the show ‘Bitchin’ Rides.’ I left both venues to go on an active Army tour. Alex has a background in upholstery and general mechanics.”

The Fanellis are saving this rare Power Wagon from going to the great interstate in the sky. So far, they have rebuilt the Dana 60 rear axle and are completing a rebuild of the front Dana 44 axle. The driveshaft has been refurbished and the chassis has been painted. When Alex and Frank purchased the pickup, it came with a burly 335-hp 383-cid V-8 engine transplanted from a 1970 Dodge Challenger. A MoPar A-727 automatic currently transfers those horses to the pavement. However, the seller gave Frank and Alex the truck’s original 440-cid V-8 engine block as well as a four-speed transmission.

The truck now has a 383-cid V-8 from a 1970 Challenger pumping out 335 hp.

Michael Petti

The truck wears its original paint and has the white pinstriping found on a Power Wagon with the rare True Spirit package, and the rollbar, sidesteps and front bumper bars of the Macho package.

Michael Petti

After buying the pickup, Alex and Frank fitted it with new wheels and meaty tires. When we last checked in with them, they were preparing to plumb the fuel system and rebuild the brake system.

“The exterior is the original Sunburst Orange paint while the interior is black and tan,” Frank said. The instrument cluster and steering wheel are black, while the door panels are tan. At some point, the original bench seat was replaced with a seat from an ’80s Dodge truck. Alex installed an orange, black and white cover over it.”

“We refreshed the interior, gathered parts to complete the dash and gauges to proper factory appearance,” Alex said. The interior typifies the simplicity of an earlier time; this is typified by the painted metal panel on the inside of the cab roof. As a plus, there’s no fabric headliner that might sag.”

“The truck presents a bit of a conundrum, as it has a white stripe kit on the sides of the exterior similar to the California dealer-only True Spirit package, yet bears front bumper bars, side steps and stainless rollbar in the bed like a Macho Power Wagon, another rare dealer option of the era,” Frank said. “This truck came from Arizona, and we believe the dealer or original owner chose to dress it up as so. It’s a hybrid of the True Spirit and Macho packages, so I have joked it is the ‘True Macho’ Power Wagon.”

“The truck has an interesting history,” Frank added. “It came from Burge Motor Company in Kingman, Arizona. The original dealer sticker is still on the driver side of the tailgate showing this. It was owned by a woman who got into trouble with her life choices and had to relinquish the truck as collateral for the debts to her drug dealer. Then the dealer sold the truck to the man we purchased the truck from. Amazingly, the truck only bears a dent along the driver’s rocker panel for being owned by such a tumultuous original owner.”

The Fanellis recently welcomed their first child, so the Power Wagon project has been slightly delayed. We’re sure they’ll have it back on the road soon enough to drive their child to preschool in true macho style. 

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Worldwide Auctioneers

Auburn, Indiana. – After a focused run of expanded sales at its dedicated auction headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, Worldwide Auctioneers is gearing up for a return to Arizona in January with another curated offering of world-class cars and a new date to kick off the weekend. The catalogue for the company’s boutique sale, the Scottsdale Auction, is now online. The live auction is scheduled for 11am on Friday, January 26, with an iconic, fastidiously restored 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster headlining the catalogue cover. Selling at no reserve and presented in stunning factory black over factory red interior, the car is extensively documented and offered for sale from enthusiast ownership.

 “Timeless in design and capable of exceptional performance, the 300SL Roadster ranks among the most influential sports cars ever produced, and this is a spectacular, brilliantly presented example”, said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer. “We’re excited to be back in Arizona in January, launching the auction year with a very diverse collection of great cars, over half of which are offered at no reserve.”

The Scottsdale Auction will once again be staged on the beautiful, expansive grounds of Singh Meadows, just outside Scottsdale in Tempe, Arizona.

Other significant European sports cars slated for the sale include a Ferrari Classiche Certified

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

Worldwide Auctioneers

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, number 13 of just 448 special edition open-top cars produced after its original unveiling at the Paris Show in 2000, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Pininfarina. Notable pre-war consignments include an impeccably documented Pebble Beach award-winning

1940 Packard Darrin 1807 Convertible Sedan 

Worldwide Auctioneers

1940 Packard Darrin 1807 Convertible Sedan with a fascinating history. One of only eleven built, it was delivered new to Earl C. Anthony Packard in Los Angeles, immediately used as a show car, and is today restored to its as-new, factory documented specifications. Also crossing the block is a well-documented 1949 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet, one of just a handful of examples bodied in Chapron’s “long-nose” style, authenticated by President of Club Delahaye, Jean-Paul Tissot.

1949 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

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2005 Ford GT 

Worldwide Auctioneers

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago ‘Six-Speed’ Coupe 

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1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible Coupe

Worldwide Auctioneers

Supercars are well-represented at the Scottsdale Auction, among them an exceptional 2005 Ford GT with just 2,517 miles from new, desirably equipped with all four factory options and 1 of just 756 manufactured in Mark IV Red Clearcoat for 2005. Lamborghini enthusiasts can look forward to a menacing triple-black 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, offered at no reserve with just two owners and 4,300 miles from new, and a very desirable 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago ‘Six-Speed’ Coupe with factory sport exhaust and factory two-tone yellow interior. Other important consignments include a well-documented 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster with just three owners from new and 55 years of single ownership, and an expertly restored, numbers-matching 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440-6 Coupe in factory Plum Crazy over black interior. Also slated for the sale is an outstanding 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible Coupe, with factory Shelby Paxton Supercharger, signed by Carroll Shelby himself, and an impeccably documented 1964 Sunbeam Tiger MKI Roadster, Serial # 1, offered with an extensive four-year photo documented body-off-the-frame-restoration. Extensively restored and upgraded, a stately 1989 Daimler DS420 Limousine used to chauffeur Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II while on tour in New Zealand in 2002 is also set to go under the hammer. Consignments can be browsed in detail online and discussed with a Worldwide specialist at 1.260.925.6789 or


The Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for 11am on Friday, January 26, 2024, with preview days on Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25 from 9am to 6pm. For details on bidder registration, general admission, and the full schedule, visit or call 1.260.925.6789.

About Worldwide Auctioneers – Worldwide Auctioneers is a U.S.-based, boutique catalogue auction company that is unique in having principals who are owner auctioneers, wholly invested in seamlessly delivering the optimal result for every client. In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, it offers an extensive range of personalized services to the serious collector, including appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. For those seeking to sell a car or collection privately, the company’s private sales division incorporates The Gallery showroom, housed within a 200,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility at its Auburn headquarters, along with a dedicated memorabilia division. Worldwide’s annual schedule includes the Scottsdale Auction in January, the Enthusiast Auction in April in Auburn, Indiana, the Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.

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For Douglas Lombardo it is a trip back in time with his Galaxie.  His Ford is an exact replica of his dad’s.

“This is my 1966 Ford Galaxie, and is the exact duplicate that my dad drove in 1966 and that I learned to drive in. It has never been restored just repainted once in the ’90’s, and runs beautifully. It has the original 428 cid in it and the Cruise-O-Matic transmission. The Rear end ratio is a 3.50 posi. It is Nightmist blue with the blue interior, The interior has been reupholstered to look as it did in 1966 when I drove it in my first drivers test at 16. Note that I stated ‘my first drivers test.’ I know that the instructor did not like me driving this car in the test. So I ended up retaking the test in my mom’s 1966 Galaxie 500 convertible a week later and passed.”

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Madison Classics

Jefferson, Wisc. – Fall is on its way and so is the 46th Annual Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show on September 22- 24. The show will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds located at 503 N Jackson Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549 just off Hwy. 18 in Jefferson Wisconsin.

Madison Classics has always strived to provide a great place for auto enthusiasts to buy/sell/display a variety of auto related items and vehicles. The very first Madison Classics Spring show was held in February of 1977 at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin. The day of the swap meet it snowed over 6”, but nonetheless a swap meet was born! After a few years in Madison, Gary Esse (founder of Madison Classics) decided he wanted to find a better venue and found a very promising fairgrounds just 28 miles away in Jefferson, Wisconsin. In 1980 the Madison Classics event moved to Jefferson County Fairgrounds where the event is now held twice a year and is marked with well over 3,100 outdoor swap spaces along with hundreds of indoor spaces set on approximately 99 acres. The event draws thousands of vendors and spectators from just about every state. There are folks that travel from as far as Europe each year for the swap meets! Whether it is a professional vendor or a hobbyists cleaning out their garage, the vendors at the Jefferson Swap Meets know one thing – this is the auto swap meet to attend in Wisconsin.

Madison Classics

Madison Classics Fall Jefferson event will feature Chevrolets. Classics Plus LTD out of Fond Du Lac will be displaying an array of Chevrolets including the feature vehicle for the Fall Jefferson show. The feature cars will be displayed in the main Activity Center Building and be sure to look for a larger display of vehicles in front of the main building lined up Saturday & Sunday morning behind the Show Car registration tent. 

“It’s a tradition!” Gary Esse stated, “The City of Jefferson and surrounding communities have shown great support for our events and we have made many lifelong relationships here. We greatly appreciate that and thank everyone for 46 years and many more to come!”

The Swap Meet and Car Corral are all three days and the Car show is Saturday and Sunday. The spectator gates for the Swap Meet and Car Corral are open Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Car Show gate opens at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All makes and models and specialty vehicles are invited to participate in the Car Show. No pets please.

Madison Classics

Madison Classics

For more information, visit Madison Classics online at, or call (608) 244-8416.

Madison Classics is excited to announce that we will be adding another show in 2024!

The First Annual Gary’s Hot Rod Reunion Car show & Swap Meet, will be held at the Racine Co. Fair Park in Union Grove Wisconsin June 15 2024. Stay tuned for more details on the website and Facebook.

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Luigi Chinetti Jr.

image courtesy of Jacqueline Tardif

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Luigi Chinetti Jr., who grew up tagging along with his parents to races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where his father Luigi Sr. had won three times, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Luigi Jr. went on to make his own mark on the sport and business as a racing driver and designer.

The fourth annual event, sponsored by Millennium Bank and held in the heart of the City of Chattanooga, is scheduled for October 13-15, 2023.

Chinetti Jr. becomes the fourth Grand Marshal since the Festival was established in 2019, following Brian Redman, Corky Coker and Lyn St. James, respectively. Due to the pandemic, the Festival was not held in 2020.

Luigi Chinetti Jr. and Bob Grossman drove this Ferrari 365 Daytona to a fifth overall in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona.

image courtesy of the Chinetti Archives

Nine-time sports-car racing champion Redman returns again this year as Grand Ambassador. Coker, a local businessman and car collector, and St. James, the 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, will be recognized as Grand Marshal Emeriti.

“We at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival are honored to have Luigi Chinetti Jr. as Grand Marshal of our fourth annual Festival,” said Byron DeFoor, founder of the event. “He is a great ambassador to the sport, with a great history with Ferrari as a driver, businessman and designer. His racing achievements and contributions to the sport are recognized around the world.”

Chinetti, Jr. has distinguished himself both as a driver and designer. He has been connected with extraordinary automobiles and the often special people surrounding them most of his life. His father’s pre-World War II involvement in Milan and Paris with Alfa Romeo and Talbot Lago, and his three Le Mans victories – his third win in 1949 was the first for Ferrari – led to the senior Chinetti’s becoming the exclusive North American importer of Ferrari automobiles and the founder of the North American Racing Team.

NART gave Chinetti Jr. the opportunity to fulfill his own ambitions of racing and designing automobiles. He has done both, finishing fifth overall and first in GT at the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari Daytona, as well as winning his class at the 24 Hours of Daytona twice – once in a Ferrari 312P in 1971, with a body he designed himself, and again in 1973 in a Ferrari Daytona. In addition, he has designed a number of unique Ferrari automobiles for private clients, and overseen the restoration of a number of highly significant Ferrari racing cars.

At home he was surrounded by his dad’s Le Mans victory trophies, including the one from 1965 when the NART 250LM won, which inspired Chinetti Jr. to drive at Le Mans, where he competed three times for NART. He then went on to establish a number of world records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1974 with a Ferrari 512M and a 365 Daytona, along with Graham Hill and Paul Newman.

He’s been a tireless ambassador for Ferrari and the NART legacy.

“Being the Grand Marshal is an absolutely wonderful opportunity,” said Chinetti Jr. “I’m told the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival is a spectacular event. From what I hear, the warmth of the people is probably the most interesting aspect. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing great Ferrari stories with the fans and the Ferrari car owners.”

DeFoor added: “We’re also privileged to have Brian Redman continue to support the Festival. He’s been an integral part of the operation since the beginning, and his input is invaluable. And, what can I say about Corky Coker and Lyn St. James? Corky is our local hero, and Lyn has been a strong supporter of the Festival. We acknowledge her achievements and we welcome both of them back to this year’s Festival with gratitude.”

“It is a pleasure and an honor to return to the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival as Grand Ambassador,” said Redman. “With multiple automobile-related attractions, Byron DeFoor and his team have established the Festival as one of the premier ‘go-to’ events in America.”

“Each year our Chattanooga Motorcar Festival gets bigger and better,” said Coker. “I can’t wait for October 13-15 to experience all that is in store! As a Grand Marshal Emeritus, all I can say is ‘start your engines, here we go!!!'”

Added St. James: “While many communities are creating new concours and automotive-themed events, they’re learning that it’s more difficult than it appears, especially to be able to maintain the momentum to do it annually. The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival team has done an amazing job of creating and sustaining the excitement of a ‘must be there’ event. The variety of activities supporting an important cause while visiting the lovely city of Chattanooga are all reasons to put this event on one’s calendar. See you there!”

Brian Redman will be Grand Ambassador this year.

Indira Flack image

Corky Coker will be on of the Grand Marshal Emeritis.

Cameron Coker image)

Lyn St. James will also be a Grand Marshal Emeriti

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The Festival supports neuroscience research through the Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc.

Tickets to the Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank, and the Friday night concert with The B-52s may be purchased at

Event tickets allow access to all the Festival events, including the Concours d’Elegance and the awards ceremony on Sunday, the Mecum Auctions on Friday and Saturday at the Convention Center, high-speed track action at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend, and other events in West Village and nearby locations.

Festival Ticket prices are:

  • Three-Day Festival Ticket – $120.00
  • Friday All-Day Festival Ticket – $89.00
  • Friday Festival Day Ticket – $44.00
  • Friday Evening Festival Ticket – $65.00
  • Saturday Festival Ticket – $65.00
  • Sunday Festival Ticket – $65.00

Children under the age of 12 are allowed entry free of charge, if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

A full weekend of events includes:

  • Targa Sixty Six high-speed track action for historic and modern sports and race cars at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend
  • Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga
  • Mecum Auctions
  • Concours d’Elegance
  • Luftgekühlt’s celebration of Brian Redman
  • Car Club gatherings
  • Saturday evening fundraiser, “Unlock My Brain” (separate/additional ticket required)
  • Friday night concert with The B-52s
  • Torque Show with Justin Bell and Tommy Kendall
  • Panel discussions and other entertainment on the Main Stage throughout the weekend
  • J. Willard Marriott Club display of historic Ferraris
  • Gathering of the Greats – Porsche Edition
  • Family-friendly activities for all

Registration is open for these 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Sponsored by Millennium Bank, events:

Registration for Mecum Chattanooga 2023 is open at

About Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Sponsored by Millennium Bank:

Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank, support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc. Approaching 13 years of supporting Alzheimer’s and neuroscience research, Fifty Plus Foundation created the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to bring both local and global support to back research that is already making a difference in saving lives. Learn more at

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1951 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta


Bonhams – Bonhams will return to the Monterey Peninsula for its 26th year during the August 2023 Car Week. The Quail Auction is set to host 109 collector cars crossing the block on Friday August 18 with previews beginning on Wednesday August 16 at the scenic Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The auction will feature an impressive array of motor cars, representing the rich history of the automotive world, many of which were sports racing and sporting road cars of their day.

From a modern icon, the 2003 Enzo, to Le Mans competing 1951 212 Export to the star lot of Monterey Week, the esteemed ex-Maranello Concessionaires 1967 412P, Bonhams|Cars’ offering of Ferraris are a must-see. Other offerings with Le Mans race history include the 1957 AC Ace Bristol Le Mans Roadster and the 1999 Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S. Bonhams|Cars reputation for early era cars is on display with a ‘best in brass’ category that includes the ex-A.K. Miller 1916 Stutz Model 4C Bearcat, which stands as one of the finest surviving examples of the model, while celebrity and movie provenance is seen in the ex-Steve McQueen 1951 Allard J2X and the 1965 Apollo GT from The Love Bug.


1951 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta


1951 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

This desirable 1950s Ferrari has exquisite original Superleggera coachwork by Touring, has been freshly refurbished and is eligible for the most prestigious of tours. Delivered to Charles Moran of New York in the Spring of 1951, its history of racing began at the Le Mans 24 hours which it completed coming in 16th overall and 7th in its class, being one of only two 212 Export Barchettas to run this prestigious event and the only one to finish. A successful racing career followed with impressive results at Watkins Glen, Bridgehampton.

In 1954, the Barchetta was bought by the notable American car collector John Shakespeare, who continued its racing chapter. In the present ownership, the Barchetta has received a cosmetic restoration of its original, unharmed body and chassis with a careful eye on preserving its beautiful lines and originality.

2003 Ferrari Enzo


2003 Ferrari Enzo

The 2003 Ferrari Enzo is a legendary hypercar designed to commemorate Ferrari’s Formula 1 successes and honor the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. Only 111 examples were allocated for the US market out of a total production run of 400. This specific Enzo boasts a captivating Rosso Corsa DS 322 paint, originally delivered in this iconic color but later repainted black before being professionally restored back to its original hue. Ferrari Classiche has certified its authenticity and heritage. Having been carefully maintained and driven, this Enzo remains in superb condition with only 16,900 miles on the odometer.

1916 Stutz Model 4C Bearcat


1916 Stutz Model 4C Bearcat

A true American automotive icon. Few cars are worthy of such a title but even fewer deserve it more than this early Stutz Bearcat. No car of the era had a more enduring reputation and became so engrained in popular culture as the Stutz Bearcat. This particular Bearcat was part of AK Miller’s famous collection and has only had two owners in the past 80 years. It is highly original and mechanically sorted as well as having won a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance.

Originally conceived by Harry Clayton Stutz, the Bearcat gained instant success and fame after finishing 11th in the 1911 Indianapolis 500. Its unique design, potent 60hp Wisconsin T-head engine, and precise handling made it a beloved American sports car. Only a few genuine Bearcats survive and this one, from AK Miller’s collection, is considered the most original and sought-after. It underwent thorough recommissioning and restoration, preserving its originality and earning its recognition at prestigious events. Today, genuine early Bearcats are among the rarest, and most sought after, of all the early sports cars.

1957 AC Ace Bristol Le Mans Roadster


1957 AC Ace Bristol Le Mans Roadster

The 1957 AC Ace Bristol Le Mans Roadster is a highly significant and storied sports car. Originally built as an AC Works demonstrator, it was transformed by Ken Rudd into an AC Bristol factory entry for the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hour race. Rudd extensively modified the car, enhancing its performance and endurance. The car performed impressively at Le Mans, finishing 2nd in class and 10th overall. Afterward, it changed hands multiple times, competing in SCCA races and serving as a daily driver for its long-term owner. In recent years, the car underwent a meticulous restoration to its Le Mans configuration, winning concours awards.

1999 Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S


1999 Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S

The 1999 Roadster was the second LMP1 developed by Don Panoz and was a groundbreaking Le Mans Prototype that defied conventional racing car design by placing its engine in front of the driver, who sat just ahead of the rear wheels, and next to the Xtrac sequential 6-speed gearbox. Despite this unconventional layout, the car proved to be successful and competitive, coming 11th at the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours and further competing throughout the 1999 season. The chassis has been carefully stored for over two decades and is now ready for a complete drivetrain, offering a piece of racing history that defied norms and expectations.

1951 Allard J2X


1951 Allard J2X, driven by Steve McQueen

The 1951 Allard J2X is a rare and special car with a fascinating history, being owned for nearly two decades by Steve McQueen from 1962 until his passing in 1980, the car is a true collector’s item. The renowned actor and avid car enthusiast owned and raced many vehicles during his lifetime and the Allard J2X was one of his prized possessions. After his passing, the car was sold at the 1984 Imperial Palace Auction, and since then, has only had two subsequent owners.

The Allard J2X was a sports racing car designed and built by Sydney Allard, a British racer and car builder. The J2X was an updated version of the earlier J2 model, featuring improvements in handling and more cockpit room. It was powered by various American V8 engines, including the Chrysler Hemi, making it competitive in various racing events during the early 1950s. The car remains in its original British Racing Green color after an older restoration, and it is fully documented with provenance and authenticity.

1965 Apollo GT from The Love Bug


1965 Apollo GT from The Love Bug

The 1965 Apollo GT offered is one of the two original ‘Thorndyke Special’ cars used in the 1968 movie, The Love Bug. Modified and prepared by Hollywood Motors’ Max Balchowsky for the film, the car has undergone extensive research and ground-up restoration in the current ownership. With its unique movie history, the car presents a world of possibilities, from display at tours and shows to enjoying on the road.

This classic American sports car with Italian-inspired design was acquired as a project in 2004 and only afterwards were its movie origins discovered. Remnants of its original yellow paint beneath the primer and evidence of damage determined that the car was one of the two Apollos used in the movie, prepared by Hollywood Motors for the dicing and crashing scenes. Its restoration took around nine years and it debuted at the Concorso Italiano in 2013 where it was introduced to important figures connected to the Apollo marque’s history.


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Historic Sportscar Racing

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – A return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) for the first time since 2016 and a new endurance race championship for the already popular LMP3 division are among the highlight additions to the 2024 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) calendar that was announced as part of IMSA’s annual schedule unveiling August 4th at the IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America.

The 2024 schedule once again begins and ends at Sebring International Raceway and, along with VIR, includes the equally legendary American racing venues Daytona International Speedway, Watkins Glen International and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Friday’s announcement was the first time HSR, which was acquired by IMSA in early 2022, was included in IMSA’s annual schedule unveiling at Road America, and next year’s HSR calendar itself includes several additional “firsts.”

Next August at VIR on the IMSA Michelin GT Challenge weekend, HSR will run for the first time as a support series for IMSA’s premier WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The HSR race will showcase select cars from HSR Group 3 (Small-Bore Historic Production cars), Group 5 (Big-Bore Historic Production and GT cars) and Group 7 (Historic Prototype and Sports Racers) representative of sports car endurance racing machines from the previous century. The mix should attract a wide variety of cars such as early Porsche 911 and RS models and Jaguar XKEs to Lola T70s and Ford GT40s.

Another all-new development is the four-race endurance championship for LMP3 cars which have been eligible and a popular choice of competitors in recent years in modern prototype HSR run groups. The championship begins with an LMP3 feature race on the Saturday night of April’s 46th running of the HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

The Road Atlanta opener will be followed by LMP3 races at HSR’s remaining blockbuster events, the “HSR Classics” at Watkins Glen, Daytona and Sebring. True multi-class endurance races, the LMP3 rounds at all three events will see competitors race in the same run groups they have in recent years, sharing the track with other modern prototype and GT Modern (GTM) divisions while batting for their own class honors and championship points.

The new LMP3 series joins a familiar lineup of returning sprint and endurance race championships that are the high-speed foundation of every HSR race weekend. The lineup includes Sasco Sports International/American Challenge, Stoner Car Care Global GT, the Classic RS Cup, the B.R.M. Endurance Challenge and the WeatherTech Sprint Series, which typically includes a pair of sprint races for all Run Groups on each race weekend.

It all begins for the sixth-straight year with the season-opening HSR Spring Fling at Sebring, March 8 – 10, which will see HSR headline a weekend edition of the event for the first time in several seasons. The Spring Fling sets the stage for the 72nd running of the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race the following weekend.

The Sebring Spring Fling opener is followed by the 46th HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 25 – 28, which is one of the longest-running historic and vintage races in the U.S. and HSR’s first blockbuster race of the season.

The first of HSR’s “triple threat” of HSR Classics races will be the perfect follow up to The Mitty with the second running of the HSR Classic 6 Hour of The Glen, June 6 – 9.

The VIR Michelin GT Challenge weekend support race is next up, August 23 – 25, before the annual return visit to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the HSR Fall Historics, September 19 – 22. The perfect complementary event to each April’s HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway, the Fall Classic has developed an appeal and popularity of its own and is the first of two return visits to tracks on the 2024 HSR calendar.

Set for its milestone 10th running in 2024, the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA, returns to the “World Center of Racing” October 30 – November 3. The HSR Classic Daytona is once again followed next year by the season-ending HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, Pistons and Props, presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network. The ninth-annual running of the HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour next year will be held on the legendary Sebring airport circuit, December 4 – 8.

The HSR Classics events at The Glen, Daytona and Sebring share the card each weekend, respectively, with the Watkins Glen Historics, the Daytona Historics and the Sebring Historics races that are all key rounds of the season-long HSR series championships.

More information on all HSR event weekends and additional spectator and competitor information can be found at

2024 Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Race-Event Schedule*

March 8 – 10: HSR Sebring Spring Fling – Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida

April 25 – April 28: 46th HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia

June 6 – 9: HSR Classic Six Hours of Watkins Glen – Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York

August 23 – 25: IMSA Michelin GT Challenge Support Race – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia

September 19 – 22: HSR Atlanta Fall Historics – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia

October 30 – November 3: HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA and the HSR Daytona Historics – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

December 4 – 8: HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, and the HSR Sebring Historic Races – Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida

*Event schedule subject to change and additions

About HSR: An International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) property, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) was formed in the mid-1970s with an event at Road Atlanta. There was one goal then and it remains true today: to celebrate the race cars from the past. As a “time machine” of sights and sounds, HSR provides a venue for competitors and spectators alike to share in the wonderful history and excitement created by the cars that competed at race tracks around the world. HSR currently sanctions eight vintage and historic racing events at some of the world’s most renowned race tracks, including Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway, Daytona International Speedway and more. The complete schedule and full event information can be found on HSR’s website at Look for the HSR Channel on YouTube and follow HSR on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @HSR_race. A dedicated website for the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA is available at

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