Nostalgia Highway

Lexus, McLaren among headliners at Barrett-Jackson fall auction

(September 18, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will offer a docket that includes an impressive selection of contemporary collectibles, all with no reserve, during the 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Oct. 22 -24, 2020. Among the most significant crossing the block is a 2012 Lexus LFA, which is one of only 178 sold in the U.S. market, and a 2017 Blade Silver McLaren 570S  with only 2,831 actual miles.

Restored 1961 MGA Outlaw headlines Petersen digital gala, auction

(September 14, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will auction off several lots through online auction house Bring a Trailer as part of its upcoming digital gala experience on Sept. 26. Significant auction highlights include a fully restored 1961 MGA Outlaw and a six-night stay in a Scottish castle complete with a private chef and house staff. Additional lots for auction encompass a once-in-a-lifetime ride with driver Bruce Canepa in a Porsche 935 at Sonoma Raceway and a very special vehicle allocation that will be announced next week.

Collector Car Network sees continued online growth

(September 9, 2020) PHOENIX — Arizona-based collector car enterprise, the Collector Car Network, continues to show impressive local growth in a rapidly changing collector car industry. It is comprised of four brands: ClassicCars.com, the ClassicCars.com Journal, the Future Collector Car Show, and the soon-to-be-launched online collector car auction, AutoHunter.

Live Mecum Auction in Kissimmee brings $18.6 million in sales

(September 8, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than $18.6 million in overall sales was achieved at the recently held live Mecum classic and collector car auction in Kissimmee, Fla. With more than 800 vehicles crossing the auction block in just three days, Aug. 27-29, the reserve-based auction achieved a 65% sell-through rate as 518 cars hammered sold.

Mecum internet auction to offer auto parts tied to Hemmings legacy

(September 2, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is set to offer a selection of used and reproduction parts from Old Standard Auto Parts, a business started by the Hemmings family, as well as a headlight and tail-light visor business and inventory started by a former owner of Standard Auto Parts and several pieces that tie directly to Ernie Hemmings of Hemmings Motor News fame via its online, time-based auction platform, Mecum On Time. The online auction is set to begin on Sept. 16 and close on Sept. 19.

Sixty-five years later, the beauty of the Karmann Ghia endures

(August 27, 2020) When the Volkswagen Beetle became a hit in America during the ‘50s and ‘60s, it won over buyers for its utility, its frugality and its driving dynamics – not its unusual approach to automobile design. Even Volkswagen ads would later compare it to the Apollo lunar module with the tagline: “It’s ugly but it gets you there.”

1977 Toyota Celica wins virtual Future Collector Car show

(August 24, 2020) PHOENIX  — Future Collector Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, held its first-ever virtual event during Petersen Car Week and announced the 1977 Toyota Celica owned by Koji Yamaguchi as its winner. This particular Celica is striking in design and remarkably original in its features, and has tasteful mechanical modifications that fit the era.

Petersen Automotive Museum, Porsche partner for Virtual Car Week

(August 14, 2020) LOS ANGELES  — The Petersen Automotive Museum will continue its partnership with Porsche to present a Porsche-only virtual car show today (Friday, Aug. 14) during Petersen Car Week Presented by Michelin. Porsche will be the title sponsor for the entire roster of Friday events, which include a walk-around of the Koenigsegg Gemera, a RUF shop tour, HRE facility tour, Legends of the Autobahn, Bonhams auction, O’Gara Coach garage tour and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Jaguar Classic to celebrate 60 years of E-type with anniversary tribute edition

(August 13, 2020) MAHWAH, N.J. — Jaguar Classic will create six matched pairs of E-type cars to celebrate the iconic sports car’s 60th anniversary in 2021: the E-type 60 Collection. Each pair of E-type 60 Edition cars pay tribute to two of the oldest and most famous Jaguar E-type sports cars: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’, which played pivotal roles in the unveiling of the car at its world debut in Geneva, Switzerland in March 1961.

Million-mile Nissan Frontier returns home to Smyrna

(August 5, 2020) CHICAGO — After more than a million miles of hard work, Brian Murphy's 2007 Nissan Frontier is headed home. Murphy has swapped his "Million-Mile" Frontier for a new 2020 Frontier at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, the same dealership where he bought his 2007 Frontier more than 13 years ago. The Million Mile Frontier will retire where it was assembled, the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn.