Nostalgia Highway

Coveted rare Chevrolets to cross block at Barrett-Jackson Auction

(March 23, 2017) PALM BEACH, Fla. —  Barrett-Jackson will bring a docket full of coveted, rare Chevrolets to its 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction on April 6-8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Among Barrett-Jackson’s docket of featured Chevrolets is a ’67 Corvette 427/400 horsepower convertible that is one of 16 painted in Greenwood Green over black vinyl interior.

Three iconic cars representing American car culture to be on display in D.C.

(March 17, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) has announced that three iconic cars representing unique American car culture will be displayed “center stage” on the National Mall in Washington D.C. from April 12 to May 4. On display April 12-19 — Gypsy Rose 1964 Chevrolet Impala “lowrider;” April 20–26 — McGee Roadster 1932 Ford V8 “hot rod;” and April 27-May 4   Hirohata Merc 1951 Mercury Coupe “radical custom.”

Amelia Island auctions reveal new major collector car trends

(March 14, 2017) PHOENIX — As the events at Amelia Island come to an end, three trends have become readily apparent from the collector car auctions. After studying results from the five auctions that ran over three days, post-sale analysis reveals that the impact of younger enthusiasts and investors has begun to impact both vehicle selection for these sales as well as the overall collector car market, driving up values for vehicles that were not historically considered “blue chip investment” cars, Classic reports.

Ferrari's 70th anniversary celebrations get underway

(March 13, 2017) MARANELLO, Italy — On March 12 1947, Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S, the first car to bear his name. That test-drive on the streets of Maranello marked the start of modern Ferrari history. The then-modest factory quickly grew into one of the great internationally renowned Made in Italy icons. Now, exactly 70 years later, on March 12 2017, Ferrari launched its official celebrations for this milestone anniversary.

Astronaut John Glenn's 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS goes to auction

(March 10, 2017) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The countdown is underway to Auctions America's 15th annual Fort Lauderdale collector car sale, March 31-April 2. The event doubles as one of the region's leading car shows, and with good reason — with 475 collector vehicles expected, it provides a wonderful showcase of automotive history and design.

One of this year's more unique offerings is a 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS, originally owned by late Senator and pioneering astronaut, John Glenn. Glenn always owned Cadillacs and the car on offer represents his final purchase.

Chevrolet pictches short-lived Turboglide transmission in 1957 ad

(March 9, 2017) Chevrolet pitched its new 3-speed Turboglide transmission in the V8-equipped 1957 Chevrolet in this 90-second TV ad. It was a $50 option over the standard Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission and was available from 1957-1961.

It consisted of a concurrently geared (as opposed to sequentially geared) planetary gearbox. It was designed to help showcase the engineering features of the '57 Chevy and was often ordered with the Rochester RamJet fuel injected system on the 283 V8.

Infiniti to show iconic Prince R380 race car at Amelia Island Concours

(March 9, 2017) HONG KONG — Infiniti Motor Company will show the iconic Prince R380 race car on Sunday, March 12 at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in the Japanese Prototype class. It will be the first public appearance of this historically significant vehicle in the Americas.

After breaking several land speed records in 1965, four R380s beat a trio of Porsche 906s to win the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix. The R380 that will be shown at "The Amelia" is the actual Japanese Grand Prix winning car, and is believed to be the only surviving R380 in existence.

Convertibles to take center stage at Palm Beach auction

(March 8, 2017) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Barrett-Jackson has a docket filled with coveted convertibles that will cross the auction block during the 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 6-8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. South Florida’s premier automotive lifestyle event, Barrett-Jackson’s docket includes a convertible for almost every taste including a rare 2003 BMW Z8 Alpina, an untouched 1971 Chevelle SS LS5 convertible and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390.

Mecum to feature 700 American muscle cars in Kansas City auction

(March 3, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — For more than 25 years, Mecum Auctions has staged a collector-car auction in Kansas City. The tradition continues March 24-25 when the collector-car auction company returns to the Kansas City Convention Center with an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more. 

Lee Marvin's Shelby to highlight Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction

(March 1, 2017) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Barrett-Jackson will celebrate its 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 6-8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds with an incredible docket of collector vehicles and events designed to immerse the public in the hobby.

The three-day event will include a variety of automotive and lifestyle activities, including Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives, Dodge Thrill Rides and complimentary “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposiums.