Nostalgia Highway

Does investing in classic cars offer a better return than the stock market?

(July 14, 2018) A new graphic from Kwik-Lift proves investing in a classic or will-be classic car can offer a better return than sinking your money into the stock market. Based on five of the most expensive vehicles Barrett-Jackson sold in January 2018, the folks at Kwik-Lift ran some numbers and verified that collector cars are indeed a solid investment.

ClassicCars.com says Dodge Charger most searched collector car

(July 12, 2018) PHOENIX — The Dodge Charger is America’s most frequently searched collector car and ties with the Ford Mustang as the country’s most popular muscle car, according to two new reports issued today by ClassicCars.com, a website for researching and purchasing classic automobiles and trucks.

1992 Mitsubishi Delica spotted on Scenic Highway 12 in Utah

(July 4, 2018) It's extremely rare to come across a Mitsubishi Delica cab-over van in the United States because is has never come to our shores. It has been sold in Japan and other Asian countries, some European countries and in Australia and New Zealand since its inception in 1968.

Henry Leland's search for perfection

By William G. Sawyer
Contributing Editor, The Virtual Driver

(July 4, 2018) How many Lincoln owners know their vehicle is the product of an argument with a pacifist, a billionaire’s vendetta, and a cruel, heartless father’s begrudging attempt to give his sensitive, talented son a chance — no matter how slim — to emerge from his shadow?

Rare Porsche 550A Spyder heads to Mecum Monterey auction

(June 28, 2018) The Porsche 550A Spyder ranks among the all-time royalty at the head table of Porsche history. One of these rare models — one of only 39 built and a three-time race winner during the 1958 season — will head to the auction block at The Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. Mecum’s annual event on the Monterey Peninsula takes place Aug. 23-25.

Mecum Portland auction reaches $8.6 million in overall sales

(June 27, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returned to the Portland Expo Center this past weekend for its third annual collector-car auction in the City of Roses. Overall sales totals for the two-day auction reached $8.6 million as 296 vehicles successfully hammered sold.

Large crowds of buyers, sellers and spectators filled the Expo Center both Friday and Saturday making for a high-energy event and strong individual sales.

Mecum Denver auction brings $10 million in overall sales

(June 14, 2018) Mecum Auctions held another successful collector-car auction in Denver this past weekend with $10 million in overall sales achieved as a strong 75 percent of all vehicles hammered sold. Topping all sales at the auction was a Plum Crazy Pearl 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible boasting a 528/650 HP aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi engine and race-prepped 727 automatic transmission with Pistol Grip shifter.

Mecum returns to Denver with muscle cars, classics, hot rods, resto mods

(June 5, 2018) Mecum Auctions will return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 8-9 with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

Among the featured consignments for the Denver 2018 auction are two extensive private collections, including a dozen eye-catching stunners to be offered at no reserve from the Linden Collection, as well as more than 30 vehicles from collector Rick Holland, most of which will also be offered without reserves.

Nissan supports two Japanese car culture exhibits at Petersen museum

(May 29, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Nissan has announced its support of two new exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum that celebrate and explore the intersection of American and Japanese car culture. Both opened to the public on May 26.

The first part of the exhibit, titled "The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking" illuminates key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s. In concert, "Fine Tuning: Japanese-American Customs" examines the rise of Japanese car customization in Japan and the United States, and how each market influenced the other to redefine car culture.

Mecum's Indianapolis auction brings in $69.4 million in sales

(May 28, 2018) INDIANAPOLIS — Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis outdid itself once again with a 24-percent growth in overall sales from just last year, earning it a place in the books as the highest-grossing Spring Classic auction in its 31-year history. The six-day classic and collector car auction brought in $69.4 million in total sales as 1,406 vehicles changed hands for a strong sell-through rate of 76 percent.