Nostalgia Highway

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer named Best of Show

(August 21, 2017) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Just a week ago, Bruce R. McCaw's 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer emerged from the restoration shop of Steve Babinsky in Lebanon, N.J. On Sunday, having crossed the country, the boattailed beauty captured the top prize at the prestigious 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Special exhibit of lowriders on display at Monterey Car Week

(August 16, 2017) MONTEREY, Calif. — A special exhibit of lowriders will be showcased at two of Monterey Car Week’s most exclusive events, as part of a new strategic partnership announced this week by ClassicCars.com and the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Inspired by The Petersen’s recently opened exhibit: “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración,” the lowriders will be showcased at McCall’s Motorworks Revival and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering.

Mecum to offer nearly 40 collectible Ferraris at Monterey auction

(August 15, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will have an array of Maranello’s finest available for bid at the 2017 Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, Calif. From ‘60s- and ‘70s-vintage V-12-powered machines that helped build the Italian brand’s reputation to the modern hybrid hypercars, a broad selection of nearly 40 Ferraris will cross the auction block at Mecum’s Monterey auction — an unprecedented offering of some of the most sought-after Italian machinery at one venue.

Genuine 427 Shelby Cobra production goes full throttle

(August 11, 2017) LOS ANGELES — Executives with Carroll Shelby International and DenBeste Motorsports have announced that production of the highly anticipated 427 Shelby Cobra Competition race car is going full throttle with three cars finished and four more in process. The authentic turnkey race cars will represent the final cars available from the original Competition big block Cobra series that started in 1965.

Volkswagen bus party draws convoy of 350 vehicles in Germany

(August 8, 2017) HANOVER, Germany — A perfect, long summer weekend drew VW bus fans from all over Europe celebrating at an open-air party on the grounds of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' Hannover plant. Prior to the finale was a convoy of around 350 vehicles of all six vehicle generations from Wolfsburg to Hannover, where the T-series is made today.

The event was the final highlight of the four-day VW Bus Summer Festival in Wolfsburg's Allerpark, of which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was the main sponsor.

What might be rarest-ever Jaguar completes restoration

(August 8, 2017) For the last two years thirteen staff at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) have been working on a top secret project, the restoration of a one-off Pininfarina bodied XK120 SE which is to be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, Aug. 20.

On Aug. 4, the team, which had been supported by everybody on company’s 60 plus workforce, were pictured with the car — “under wraps”.

Blast from the past: 1985 Buick Wildcat Concept

By Casey Williams
MyCarData

(August 3, 2017) I remember walking into the local IGA supermarket when I was about 11 years old, and there on the magazine rack, was Car and Driver with the Buick Wildcat Concept on the cover.  I think I drooled, went weak in the knees, and started babbling something intelligible to my mother, who quickly revived me by buying the magazine.  I love my mom!
   

Mecum Denver auction achieves $11.4 million in sales

(July 28, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions took the collector-car auction action to the Mile High City this past weekend with 591 vehicles on offer at the Denver Convention Center. In just two days, 411 vehicles hammered sold for a 70-percent sell-through rate and an overall sales total of $11.4 million.

More than 1,000 cars will go under hammer at Mecum Harrisburg auction

(July 21, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to Harrisburg, Pa., on Aug. 3-5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars on offer. This year’s lineup will be highlighted by an unprecedented selection of high-quality American muscle cars among the vast array of offerings including Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, classics and more.

Inventor and blacksmith August Fruehauf enters Automotive Hall of Fame

(July 19, 2017) DETROIT — More than 100 years after Michigan native August Fruehauf invented the "motorized" semi-trailer in Detroit, he and his more than 2,000 engineering innovations will be recognized for founding an industry that would have a major impact on world commerce to this day.  Fruehauf joins the nearly 800 men and women from around the world that have been honored for their outstanding automotive achievements since 1939, during this year’s 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 20 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.