Nostalgia Highway

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction moved to March 20-27

(January 7, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — Barrett-Jackson and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, and the City of Scottsdale have announced the revised dates for two major automotive events at WestWorld of Scottsdale in 2021. The flagship Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will be held March 20-27, while the Goodguys 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals is slated for April 16-18.

Series production of the Volkswagen Beetle began 75 years ago in Wolfsburg

(December 31, 2020) HERNDON, Va. — On Dec. 27, 1945 series production of the Volkswagen Limousine began. Referred to internally as “Type 1,” and later becoming world-famous as the “Beetle,” the vehicle’s unique success story started in Wolfsburg thanks to the strategic vision of British Major Ivan Hirst.

Visit these five museums to see rare and vintage Volkswagens

1967 VW Type 2 double-door camper

(December 23, 2020) Automotive museums across the U.S. have helped preserve some of the world’s rarest Volkswagens and feature everything — from a never-been-titled 1974 Karmann Ghia to a 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Bus that is a piece of civil rights history. With expansive collections available to the public, anyone can admire these classic cars.

The Volkswagen Beetle GSR — A classic in yellow and black

(December 18, 2020) While the Volkswagen Beetle may be one of the most recognizable cars in the world, one of its most eye-catching variants is lesser known – the GSR yellow and black striped speed racer.  The GSR is a flashy, sporty, bumblebee-colored car that was the answer to years of requests from Beetle fans for a sportier version of the classic coupe.

Mecum closes 2020 with $14.7 million auction in Houston

(December 10, 2020) — Mecum’s classic and collector car auction held in Houston last weekend resulted in $14.7 million in total overall sales. The event topped off a successful run of six such large-scale, live auctions held by the company in various major cities around the country over the past eight weeks.

Hagerty unveils its annual 'Bull Market' of enthusiast cars

(December 8, 2020) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty’s fourth annual Bull Market list features the enthusiast cars, trucks, and motorcycles that the company’s market experts predict will increase in value over the next 12 months. But the list isn’t tailored to get-rich-quick flippers, it’s aimed at prospective owners who want to find, buy, and drive a cool vehicle they love.

Lunaz to begin production of electric classic Range Rovers

(December 7, 2020) SILVERSTONE, England — Lunaz, a leading creator of electric classic cars, has announced the first tranche of production availability for classic electric Range Rovers. The company, based in Silverstone, England, will create an initial run of 50 of the luxury SUVs built in the ‘classic era’ between 1970 and 1994.  Since unveiling Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce electrified classics, Lunaz has been consistently asked by its global customer base to apply its re-engineering and restoration approach to these cars.

1921 Duesenberg, 1970 Dodge Challenger added to Historic Vehicle Register

(December 7, 2020) The National Historic Vehicle Register has officially added two cars this year to their list — the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE and the 1921 Duesenberg Straight Eight. They will be joining the 26 other significant automobiles that are on the register. Their significant stories will be documented for all future generations at the Library of Congress. The National Historic Vehicle Register was developed by Historic Vehicle Association to thoroughly document America’s most historically important automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage has 414,000 miles — And ready for more

(December 2, 2020)  FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Jerry and Janice Huot drove their 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 414,000 miles — through six grueling winters in rural Minnesota — and the only reason they didn’t go farther was a too-good-to-refuse offer from White Bear Mitsubishi dealer principal Richard Herod III to trade in the Plasma Purple sub-compact for a new 2020 Mirage earlier this year.

Mecum's 2020 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier achieves $3.6 million in sales

(December 2, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Nearly 900 lots of tractors, vintage trucks, signs and farm relics crossed the auction block at the Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 19-21, and even in the face of unexpected, eleventh-hour changes, the event was a pronounced success with a 90% sell-through rate and $3.6 million in overall sales achieved.