Nostalgia Highway

Two Shelby Cobras highlight Mecum's Original Spring Classic auction

(May 24, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Dana Mecum’s 32nd Original Spring Classic auction May 14-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds was another success with overall sales totals reaching an all-time Indy-auction high at more than $70.4 million. With a consignment list steeped in headline-worthy cars, the auction saw a total of 1,189 vehicles hammer sold.

Bob Strauss auto memorabilia collection to highlight Auburn Spring Auction

(May 21, 2019) AUBURN, Ind. — A spring tradition for collector car enthusiasts across the country, RM Auctions’ 2019 Auburn Spring sale returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana with a new extended four-day sale on May 29 - June 1.

Last years sale resulted in $6 million in total sales with an 84 percent sell-through rate. The RM Auctions brand increased global marketing reach and drew bidders from 16 countries (11 in 2017) and 38 states across the U.S., with one-third of bidders raising their paddles for the first time.

'Bring a Trailer' introduces premium listings along with seller services

(May 17, 2019) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Online collector car auction platform Bring a Trailer is expanding its services to help more sellers than ever benefit from the platform and its unique advantages. Starting now, the site will host premium vehicle listings in a dedicated section of the site for up to 21 days and introduce two additional service levels for vehicle sellers.

In addition to its current $99 “Classic” listing service, Bring a Trailer will now offer “Plus” and “White Glove” listing services.

Last C7 Corvette, exceptional resto-mods to highlight auction

(May 12, 2019) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The significant collector car trends driven by Barrett-Jackson will continue accelerating during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29. Following the company’s recent record-breaking Scottsdale and Palm Beach events, this year’s Northeast Auction will carry the excitement for professionally built Resto-Mods and contemporary supercars, along with 1980s and 1990s performance vehicles, classic trucks, SUVs and 4x4s.

Bentley marks its first century with Mille Miglia Run in two 1930 Blowers

(May 10, 2019) CREWE, England —  In 1930 the legendary Bentley Blower was due to become the first British car to compete in the Mille Miglia race. Despite the best efforts of "Bentley Boys" Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin and then-CEO Woolf Barnato, this attempt was aborted prior to the race commencing as the gentlemen felt there was a lack of preparation to complete a successful run.
Nine decades later, Bentley is returning to the historic race to finish what the ‘Bentley Boys’ didn’t.

Legendary Bugatti Type 35 — World's most successful racing car

(May 8, 2019) MOLSHEIM, France — Light, strong, fast and elegant. The Bugatti Type 35 is one of the most successful racing cars of all time. And deservedly so: the French manufacturer's open-top sports car secured over 2,000 victories between 1924 and 1930. Today, the Type 35 is a legend in international motor sport. And a whole lot more besides.

“The Bugatti Type 35 is one of the icons of Bugatti’s rich history and tradition. Back in 1924, the sports car was unparalleled in its technology, design and performance and the same still goes today.

Lamborghini Polo Storico certifies Miura P400 used in 1969's 'The Italian Job'

(May 6, 2019) Fifty years on from the release of the film “The Italian Job”, Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the 1969 Paramount Pictures film.

The orange Miura P400 (technically “Arancio Miura”) with white/black leather interior has been the most pursued Miura in recent decades: it appears at the start of the film, driven by the actor Rossano Brazzi on the Great St Bernard Pass.

400 horseless carriages readying for Brighton Veteran Car Run

(May 3, 2019) LONDON — As tradition dictates, at day break on the first Sunday in November more than 400 remarkable horseless carriages dating back to the dawn of motoring will set out from Hyde Park on their annual pilgrimage to Brighton on the Sussex coast.

As entries open today, almost exactly six months in advance of the annual pilgrimage from capital to coast, participants from across the globe can now sign up their pre-1905 cars for the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

7th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute Car Show is May 3-4

(April 23, 2019) GARDENA, Calif. — The second Team Shelby Movie Night and 7th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute Car Show on May 3 - 4, will deliver a high-octane celebration worthy of the talents, energies and legacy of Carroll Shelby. The two-day event will include a display by Shelby American, Ford powered performance car show, entertainment, automotive celebrities and gathering by all facets of the Shelby community, including many brand partners at the headquarters of Carroll Shelby International in Gardena, Calif.

World's first electric classic Ford Bronco introduced by Zero Labs

(April 20, 2019) LOS ANGELES — Zero Labs Automotive — a new automotive design, technology, and engineering firm — has introduced its first production vehicle — the world's first electric classic Ford Bronco and a new category of electric vehicles.

The CEO and founder of Zero Labs Automotive, Adam Roe, a former retail marketing and technology pioneer, sold his successful agency in 2015 and put together a dedicated team of advanced race vehicle engineers, electrical engineers, vehicle prototype manufactures, composite engineers, aerospace fabricators and premium classic car manufacturers to focus on one problem.