Nostalgia Highway

ClassicCars launches 'Collecting Cars, Collecting Memories' celebration

(May 23, 2018) PHOENIX — ClassicCars.com has announced the launch of “Collecting Cars, Collecting Memories,” a Father’s Day celebration that invites enthusiasts to share personal memories and photos of dads, their kids and their mutual passion for automobiles.  

Whether their dad served as an unofficial driving instructor, a tire-change expert or as an advisor during their first car purchase, ClassicCars.com realizes that everyone has a story to tell.

Morgan to show iconic Routemaster bus at events throughout year

(May 22, 2018) LONDON — Morgan Motor Company will bring an iconic Routemaster bus — the second-to-last edition to have been withdrawn from service — back to the British public at events throughout 2018. Manufactured, like the first Morgan Plus 8, in 1968 and delivered for its first service in January of that year this Routemaster — registration SMK 759F — is expected to have clocked over 1.5 million miles during its lifetime.

LA Roadster Show and Swap Meet showcases rare parts for classics

(May 17, 2018) POMONA, Calif. — The LA Roadster Show and Swap Meet, America’s premier event for pre-1936 roadster and hot rod enthusiasts put on by the LA Roadsters car club, returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16. The event’s historic on-site swap meet will feature everything from rare classic automotive parts and memorabilia to project cars ready for restoration and customization.

American icons on Rodeo Drive

(May 16, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The annual Father’s Day Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance will host dozens of domestics, from pre-war Fords to the latest Teslas and everything in-between. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has accepted the first round of applicants for its 25th annual Father’s Day show.

Atlanta Concours boasts return of famed car collections

(May 10, 2018) ATLANTA, Ga. — Having made a significant mark within the automotive community during its first two seasons and proving itself as a bona fide Concours recognized for highlighting a distinguished field of entries that include collectible vehicles of national merit, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance takes on an additional feat in its third year by adding a non-profit status to both its mission and its outreach.

Two exhibits on Japanese car culture to open at Petersen museum

(May 9, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced plans for its upcoming exhibits set to debut on May 26. The first part of the exhibit, titled “The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking” will illuminate key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s.

In contrast, “Fine Tuning: Japanese-American Customs” will examine the rise of Japanese car customization in both the home market and the United States and how the two markets influenced each other to redefine car culture.

Mecum Indianapolis auction to offer 2,000 collector cars

(May 3, 2018) Staged at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis since 2006, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic was Mecum Auction’s first-ever collector-car auction in 1988 at the Rockford (Illinois) Airport and is today among the world’s largest such events.

Now in its 31st consecutive year, the Spring Classic auction will take place May 15-20 featuring an estimated 2,000 consignments from 49 states highlighted by nearly 30 private collections — many among the highest caliber of their kind.

Race car driver Ariel Biggs takes a 'sick day' on 4/27

(May 1, 2018) To celebrate 4/27, the unofficial holiday for Shelby fans, official Shelby continuation car builder Classic Recreations lent its latest Shelby model, the 1967 GT500CR Classic, to professional race car driver Ariel Biggs.

Take a cruise across Mulholland Drive and the PCH with Ariel as she skips work and has a little fun in this 427 powered pony.

1968 Mustang from Steve McQueen 'Bullitt' movie on display in Washington

(April 19, 2018) DEARBORN, Mich. — Once considered lost forever, the original 1968 Ford Mustang GT from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” is headed for Washington, D.C. The iconic car is on display at the National Mall in celebration of Mustang’s 54th birthday and the 50th anniversary of “Bullitt.”

54th annual LA Roadster Show returns June 15-16

(April 13, 2018) POMONA, Calif. — The LA Roadster Show, America’s premier event for pre-1936 roadster and hot rod enthusiasts put on by the LA Roadsters car club, returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16. One of the longest-running roadster exhibitions in the world, the event will feature the world’s largest gathering of pre-1936 roadsters as well as its historic on-site swap meet.