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Octagon to close parts department

Vancouver-based Octagon Motor Group will be closing its parts’ sales operations, effective September 1, 2014. The service department remains open to provide expert service for all British and import makes and models. The company has taken this difficult decision after a prolonged period of economic losses from the parts department. The losses have extended throughoutRead Full Story

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Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan to debut January 2012

Aviva Canada Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of home, auto and business insurance, and Hagerty Canada, LLC, a subsidiary of Hagerty Insurance Agency, the world’s leading provider of classic vehicle insurance, are proud to introduce the Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan. The Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan offers antique and classic car enthusiasts extensive coverage, includingRead Full Story

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1884 De Dion

World’s oldest motor car sells for US$4.62-million

The world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, has entered the history books, selling for an impressive US$4.62-million before a packed house at RM Auctions’ Hershey, Pennsylvania sale on October 7, 2011. The impressive sale price more than doubled its original pre-sale estimate and represents aRead Full Story

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Hagerty's new Classic Vehicle Valuation Tool

Hagerty’s new Classic Vehicle Valuation Tool

Website Combines a Suite of Tools Developed for Automotive Enthusiasts Hagerty has launched a complimentary new web service developed to help collectors better understand the classic car marketplace. “Collector Car Portfolio” joins two other Hagerty web tools—“Value Your Car” and “Market Trends”—and can be accessed at “Our goal with Collector Car Portfolio is toRead Full Story

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Specialty Vehicle Association wins one for Canadian historic vehicle owners

By Nigel Matthews– In 2000, the registration of modified historic vehicles in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, became irritatingly complex. On the surface it seemed a simple plan for the betterment of the environment. In order to help British Columbia test station employees more easily determine the appropriate emissions testing standard to use, modifiedRead Full Story

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Think environmental regulations are the greatest threat to the future of the collector car hobby?

(Reprinted on the Historic Vehicle Association web site  from Hagerty’s Magazine, Winter 2010) By Bob Butz A 2010 REPORT from the Earth Policy Institute spelled bad news for America’s car manufacturers: Americans scrapped 4 million more cars and trucks than they purchased in 2009 — the first significant drop in the U.S. auto fleet in more thanRead Full Story

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