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Record attendance, more than 1,000 displays highlight classic auto show

(March 21, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Record attendance with over 30,000 enthusiasts, displays of more than 1,000 rare and vintage cars and the presentation of 25 awards highlighted the second annual Classic Auto Show, which took over two floors at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Classic Auto Show showcased an extensive selection of vintage cars from private collections, museums and Southern California car clubs, spanning virtually every imaginable automotive genre. 

Out of sight for 50 years, Golden Sahara II makes its return to the spotlight

(March 15, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will offer Jim Street’s legendary “self-driving” 1950s custom car at no reserve in its as-discovered garage-find condition at Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic auction May 15-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

From years spent as one of America’s most famous custom cars — touring prolifically around the country and drawing massive crowds and hordes of media everywhere it went — to a sudden disappearance into the garage of its owner, never to be seen again, the Golden Sahara II has long been a lost darling among car enthusiasts, making its return to the spotlight a momentous occasion of historical significance within America’s deeply rooted custom-car culture.

Nissan honored as featured marque at the 2018 Classic Motorsports Mitty

(March 14, 2018) BRASELTON, Ga. — Nissan/Datsun has been selected as the featured marque for the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Speedfest vintage races at the upcoming Classic Motorsports Mitty vintage festival, where legendary Datsun/Nissan race driver John Morton will serve as the grand marshal.

Now in its 41st year, the Mitty festival — the longest-running vintage and historic race in the U.S. — returns to the celebrated Road Atlanta road course the weekend of April 26-29. reveals more than just DeLorean was built in Ireland

(March 12, 2018) PHOENIX, Ariz. — If you thought the famous “Back to the Future” DeLorean was the only automobile with Irish roots, think again. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, the experts at have identified seven additional vehicles that were produced on the Emerald Isle.

Improved online VIN decoder covers more classic Chevy models

(March 2, 3018) BENTONVILLE, Ark. — H&H Classic Parts has recently updated their classic Chevy VIN decoder to include Chevelle and Camaro models. Unlike traditional VIN decoders, H&H Classic Parts' decoder takes the guesswork out of decoding. Now, classic Chevelle, Camaro, Tri-Five, Impala, and Chevy II/Nova owners can simply plug in their vehicle's VIN, and the decoder will provide information such as year, assembly plant, engine type, and more.

Sales hit $9 million at Mecum Los Angeles auction

(February 25, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis.— Mecum’s Los Angeles 2018 collector-car auction held earlier this month in California at Fairplex at Pomona achieved $9 million in overall sales totals, with the top 10 highest sellers heavily populated by modern supercars and a handful of classic beauties.

A 2006 Ford GT in white with blue racing stripes topped all sales at $327,250, followed by a menacing matte-black 2016 Lamborghini Huracan boasting a Vorsteiner Novara Kit that brought $236,500.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City March 16-17

(February 23, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is gearing up for its return to the Kansas City Convention Center this March 16-17 to continue one of the company’s longest-running annual auctions. Mecum Kansas City 2018 will mark the company’s 25th year of collector-car auctions in Kansas City, Mo., and the event is slated to present an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more for auction. 

1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger' wins Custom d'Elegance award

(February 20 2018) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An extraordinary 1941 Buick Sedanette owned by Clifford Mattis and built by Antioch, Calif.-based Lucky 7 Customs was named as the recipient of the coveted “Custom d’Elegance” award at the 68th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama, in a presentation made during closing ceremonies at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Porsche Classic supplies classic parts from a 3D printer

(February 12, 2018) STUTTGART, Germany — "No longer available" — for collectors of rare classic cars, the unavailability of spare parts can quickly lead to problems. In the worst case scenario, the car may even be forced out of action. Porsche Classic, the division of Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles, has come up with a solution to this problem: namely, producing extremely rare parts that are only needed in small quantities using 3D printers.

Mullin Museum's 1936 Bugatti Atlantic wins prestigious award

(February 10, 2018) PARIS — The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was named The Peninsula Classics “Best of the Best” during a private dinner held at the Peninsula Paris on Feb. 8. In three years of the annual award, the Mullin Museum has won twice, claiming the inaugural title with its 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS.

Late last year, the Atlantic was nominated to compete against seven other “Best in Show” winners from prestigious Concours events around the globe.