Contributing Editors

Restore That Classic Car Before Storing It, Paul Burt Says

by John Stevens October 14, 2010 12:45 AM
Planning to preserve your classic car into by putting it into self storage? You may want to have the car professionally restored first, according to Paul Burt. Burt has had a diverse career -- he has earned his living as a stand up comedian in New York City, as a published poet, and is also the former CEO of West Financial Group. But now Burt has reinvented himself yet again -- he has started his own facility to restore classic cars, vintage and antique cars and trucks, and other special interest vehicles that are commonly collected by auto aficionados. Burt’s new business, The Burt Collection, opened Sept. 24 on Ballard Drive in Lake Forest, Illinois. [More]

Back to the Future DeLorean To Go Back to Storage in Ireland

by Tony Gonzalez July 16, 2010 11:04 PM
Another of the rare 1981 DeLoreans, one of which played a starring role in Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future movies, changed hands in Ireland this week. At first, the famous DeLorean was put up for auction on July 2 at auctioneer Bonham’s “Goodwood Festival of Speed,” but it did not sell that day. Finally, car collector Michael Gallagher of Crossmolina, in Mayo County, Ireland bought it directly from the previous owner, Miranda Guinness, the Countess of Iveagh. Gallagher is showing the DeLorean in the Mayo Old Engine and Tractor Club Show this Sunday. Then he will put it into a secure storage facility with the rest of his car collection. [More]