Nostalgia Highway

Classic Auto Show to feature more than 2,000 vintage vehicles

(November 20, 2018) COSTA MESA, Calif. — More than 2,000 vintage vehicles and special displays by 80 Southern California car clubs, collectors, and automotive museums from Ventura to San Diego will highlight the third annual Classic Auto Show, taking place March 16-17 at the OC Fair & Event Center.  

Showcasing the best of all types of classics from antiques and pre/post war to the hot rods, muscle cars, lowriders and Japanese imports that personify Southern California’s iconic car culture, the two-day festival will feature an all-new “40 Shades of Green” collection to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. 

Veterans wow huge crowds on historic London to Brighton run

(November 6, 2018) LONDON — Pioneering vehicles make their annual pilgrimage from capital to coast on the world’s longest running motoring event this past weekend. As an unseasonably mild London was still covered by darkness, nearly 400 pioneering veteran cars, their intrepid drivers and plucky passengers gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday, Nov. 4, waiting for daybreak to signal the start of the remarkable Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.

Mecum Chicago auction realizes $17.5 million in sales

(October 31, 2018) Mecum’s Chicago 2018 classic and collector car auction marked another in a long line of successful auctions that have shown huge growth with margins exceeding 30 percent from the previous year. With overall sales totals of $17.5 million, Mecum Chicago 2018 constituted a 38-percent increase over 2017 totals as 75 percent of all 896 vehicles offered hammered sold.

Mecum to feature 1,000 consignments including two collections in Las Vegas

(October 24, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Following an exceptionally successful inaugural auction last year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 15-17 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

New Chevrolet crate engines showcased in vintage concepts

(October 17, 2018) DETROIT — Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines go on display at the SEMA Show, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in a trio of vintage vehicles that showcase the installation possibilities for builders. “Chevrolet Performance’s expanding crate engine lineup offers something for every enthusiast and his or her dream project,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

Nissan joins festivities for 31st annual International Z Car Convention

(October 16, 2018) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The original Datsun 240Z made its debut in the fall of 1969 and immediately set the sports car world on its head. One year short of its 50th anniversary, the iconic "Z car" is still being celebrated around the world, including this week at the 31st annual International Z Car Convention.

Mecum Dallas sale realizes $30 million; Ford GT goes for $1.32 million

(October 13, 2018) Mecum Dallas 2018 reached $30 million in overall sales totals as 839 collector cars hammered sold for a 73 percent sell-through rate. The total sales achieved constitute a34 percent increase over 2017.

1933 Isotta Fraschini, 1937 Packard win top awards at Atlanta Concours

(October 5, 2018) ATLANTA, Ga. — There was something for everyone this year at the Third Annual Atlanta Concours d’Elegance — from mint julep ice cream on the grounds of world-renowned Chateau Elan to an international food flow with outstanding latte service — but the cars were still the stars. 

Barrett-Jackson realizes $32.9 million in sales at Las Vegas auction

(October 3, 2018) LAS VEGAS — Barrett-Jackson ended the 2018 auction cycle in an incredible way at the 11th annual event in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts. This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Help sought in locating the long-lost first Lotus Mark l

(September 25, 2018) Calling on enthusiasts, collectors and car hunters worldwide, Lotus needs your help in tracking down the long-lost Lotus Mark I, the first car built by company founder Colin Chapman. Despite its existence being well documented, the current whereabouts of the Mark I remain a mystery.

As the British marque continues its 70th year celebrations, it wants fans from around the world to pick up the trail of the most elusive Lotus ever — the competition car that the young engineer hand-built in a small London garage owned by his then girlfriend’s parents.