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It was 1960 when Diane Day walked into a hopping hamburger stand in Norwalk to buy a Coke, leaving her father's 1957 black and white Ford Fairlane parked outside of Scott's Drive-In. She returned to find a man sitting in the driver's seat.

Tom Day had seen the young blonde walk in front of his car and wanted to meet her. Apparently, the trick worked.

He picked the right car, and the right woman, and the right time. He has remained in the driver's seat ever since, they joke.

Fifty-one years later, at age 68, with three children, eight grandchildren, and about 100...

BEIJING - After years of delay Beijing Auto Museum finally opened to visitors on March 18 for a trial run, showcasing over 70 models and replicas of historical significance. During the two-month trial period, only groups with reservations will be admitted.

Located in the Fengtai district, in the southwestern part of the city, the government-run Being Auto Museum (not to be confused with the privately-run Beijing Classic Car Museum) was originally planned in 2001 as one of five major museums to be built in preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games, and the center piece of the future...

TURIN, 18 March - From the Cisitalia of 1947 to the 2uettottanta of 2010, through the Flaminia Presidenziale. These are some of the milestones of Pininfarina design on show in the new National Automobile Museum of Turin, which opens March 20.

Among the 200 cars on display in the reborn Museum dedicated to the history of the four wheels the Cisitalia 202 could not be missing. So the "moving sculpture", as defined by Arthur Drexler, can be admired again by the public, after an accurate restoration completed in 2009 at the Pininfarina plant in Cambiano (Torino). The car is still on...

Among the major car collections in the world, there is one that stands out more than any other as synonymous with excellence: that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren. A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day is on view for the first time in Europe at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs. seventeen outstanding cars, chosen by curator Rodolphe Rapetti, and put on display by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, outline the main phases of European automobile history. With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art form created by the...

The National Technical Museum in Prague reopened on 16 February after more than four years of renovations. The biggest such institution in the country, with more than 50,000 items in its collections, the museum will be featuring some all-time favourite exhibitions, such as one on the history of transport. But it is also launching some brand new exhibits as well.

The museum reopens with five permanent exhibitions. These include displays on the history of transport, printing and astronomy, as well as a photographic studio from the early 20th century. One new exhibit, on the museum’s...

I just discovered that the Mantova Automobile Club found a temporary home for the Tazio Nuvolari Collection: at the Palace of the Captain (Palazzo del Capitano), Piazza Sordello, 42/a, Mantova.

It is open only on weekends from 10 AM to 6:30 PM and right now this place will be used 'til the end of December, 2010.

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