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  • Learn from a legend- Gene Winfield Custom Metal Working Class

    I decided to make a trip to Harmony, PA (about 35 minutes outside Pittsburgh, PA) to Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Collector Car Restoration to visit Gene and become a student of "Windy Winfield". The metal shaping classes are always small in size and very intimate. This isn't a class where you'll be sitting in a chair listening to a lecture and just taking notes, Gene gets EVERYONE involved and is happy to take on any and all questions. The classes are commonly two day events starting promptly at 9AM and lasting until whenever everyone is exhausted. If you want to attend these classes, be sure to get plenty of sleep ahead of time because it's high paced with little to no breaks.
  • The 10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

    The most expensive American car ever sold at auction, number 6 on the world list—1968 Ford GT40. Once belonged to Steve McQueen.

    It doesn't cost anything to enjoy reading about and seeing pictures of truly classic cars. But if you want to actually own one, you need deep pockets...very deep pockets!

    Here are the 10 most expensive cars sold at auction.

    1. 1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic – $43.7 million (2010)
    2. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – $19.4 million (2010)
    3. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $16.39 million (2011)
    4. 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe – $14.9 million (1987)
    5. 1936 Mercedes 540K – $11.7 million (2012)
    6. 1968 Ford GT40 – $11 million (2012)
    7. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – $9.5 million (2008)
    8. 1931 Bugatti Royale Berline – $8.9 million (1986)
    9. 1929 ‘Birkin’ Bentley 4-1/2 litre – $7.9 million (2012)
    10. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM – $7.7 million (2009)

    For details about each car, see the entire article at

  • I Wonder If They Get The Eastwood Catalog At The Southern Desert Correctional Facility


    Forget stamping out license plates. Inmates at the Southern Desert Correctional Facility north of Las Vegas are part of a program that employs inmates to restore classic cars. They have two mottos: "We have the time to do it right", and "Built with conviction".

    Obviously, they also have a sense of humor.

    Michael Fuller has watched some hard cases come into the SDCF for years, then leave practically reborn. He's talking about cars—very cool vintage cars. They come in rough and battered, and inmates restore them to their original glory. "We've got a '56 Jaguar, a '48 Rolls Royce, and a Studebaker pickup," said Mr. Fuller.

    Over 30 medium-security inmates at the prison's auto shop work on classic cars like these every weekday. These inmates restore vehicles for Silver State Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nevada's Department of Corrections.

    Some of the others collectible cars they've renovated include two 1960s-era Corvettes, two 1960 Mustangs, a 1959 Thunderbird, a 1965 Malibu, a 1935 Chevy pickup and two 1969 GTOs.

    All kinds of customers bring their cars in for restoration. One happy customer, Las Vegas realtor Barry Becker, has had nearly a dozen cars restored by prisoners. Among his prison-rescued treasures are a 1937 Dodge sedan convertible, a 1937 Dodge "Woody" wagon, a 1956 Nash Metropolitan and a 1941 Plymouth pickup truck.

    Read the complete article here.

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