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Duesenbergs, Mercedes and Jaguars make show a success

By EVAN MCMULLEN SPECIAL TO THE POST-INTELLIGENCER The storm was no Hurricane Ivan, but the organizers of this year’s Kirkland Concours d’Elegance still had a weather-related decision to make. Because they had more than $100 million worth of automotive history in their care, the deliberations were brief: As the first raindrops dappled Carillon Point, the […]

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Pricey and Priceless Restorations Converge on Pacific Raceways

By EVAN MCMULLEN SPECIAL TO THE POST-INTELLIGENCER The roar builds ominously from the left, crashing over the crowd in a deafening automotive Doppler that vibrates bone and drowns every ooh and aah. Long-revered factory colors glint and sparkle, blending together in explosive streaks. The elegant antique racers all too quickly blur and pass from sight […]

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Bugatti – High-Power Style

                            Automaker unleashes Veyron’s 1,001 horses for a cool $1.2 million BY EVAN McMULLEN Special to the P-I A saxophone wailed, and the fog machine pumped out ersatz Carmel Valley mist on cue, stylishly backlit for maximum effect. The extravagantly fed and […]

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Kruse Show Rolls Into Town

Famed auctioneer is back in Seattle to lead return of world-class event BY EVAN McMULLEN Special to the P-I When Dean Kruse strides to the mike, you’re in for old-fashioned, high octane, deal-a-minute pandemonium. That’s been the veteran auctioneer’s hallmark for nearly 50 hammering years. It’s pure, slick, tongue-twisting bedlam, and next weekend’s long-awaited Kruse […]

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Buyer: He Fell In Love With A Buick

By EVAN MCMULLEN SPECIAL TO THE P-I Editor’s note: A Seattle buyer and seller at the world’s largest group of collector car auctions in Arizona this year both came away with good stories to tell. In the Pacific Northwest, the names Siegfried Linke and Mercedes-Benz are just about synonymous: For nearly 50 years, the German-born […]

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Show Revives the Mustang vs. Camaro Rivalry

By EVAN MCMULLEN SPECIAL TO THE P-I Which was faster: Mustang or Camaro? That is a question for the ages and certainly one that has precipitated its share of arguments and burned rubber. The focus on Trans-Am marquees and models at this weekend’s PNW Historics Vintage Races at Pacific Raceway rekindles that longstanding rivalry between […]

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Seattle Couple Push Concorso Italiano Into High Gear

Twenty-two years ago, the Concorso Italiano was little more than a sideshow gathering of hard-core Maserati enthusiasts. Today, thanks to the efforts of the Seattle husband-and-wife producing team of Jack and Leslie Wadsworth, the Concorso has emerged as an essential highlight of the Pebble Beach/Monterey weekend. Located on the sweeping grounds of the prestigious Bayonet […]

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Racing Days at the Home of the Maltese Knights

By Evan McMullen: Special to Sports Car Market The annual Valetta Grand Prix—and associated Concours D’Elegance of Malta—culminated in a gala awards dinner May 9th with a rich and sophisticated grace note. The dinner successfully capped an event and festivities that exuded a sense of casual sophistication, panache and great European style. Located in the […]

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