duesenberg model j dual cowl phaeton in red

Cars We Love: 1935 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton

When E.L. Cord, the owner of Indianapolis-based Duesenberg, Inc. told Fred Duesenberg to design the best, biggest, fastest, and most expensive car in the world, the Model J was the result. And it was a success – it was the fastest American-made car (top speed of 119 mph), with the most powerful engine (210 horsepower), […]

1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C Torpedo

Cars We Love: 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C Torpedo

Started in Barcelona in 1904 by two Swiss engineers, Hispano-Suiza produced automobile and aircraft engines. The H6’s 6-cylinder overhead crankshaft engine was based on a Hispano-Suiza aircraft engine design. Hispano-Suiza built the chassis of this particular car, and a coach builder was hired to design and create the body. Nieuport, a French aviation company, designed […]

2008 Dodge Challenger Coupe at Barrett-Jackson auction

Meet the Car of Your Dreams at a Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

You never know what might be on the auction block at a Barrett-Jackson car auction. In early 2013, the original Batmobile, a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, was sold at a Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winning bid? A cool $4.62 million forked over by Rick Champagne, a Phoenix businessman, car collector, and Batman […]

Marques of Extinction when time ran out on america's auto pioneers

Marques of Extinction: When Time Finally Ran out on America’s Auto Pioneers

At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, American automobile manufacturers sprouted up like weeds in a garden. In the period between 1900 and 1920 alone there were literally hundreds of car brands vying for customers’ attention. Most brands vanished rather quickly, while others motored on until the financial distress of the Great Depression took its […]