Nostalgia Highway

Porsche Museum showcases its oldest 911 for the first time

(December 13, 2017) STUTTGART, Germany — After three years of restoration, the Porsche Museum will finally present one of the newest additions to its collection — and the oldest 911 that it holds — at the special exhibition “911 (901 No. 57) – A legend takes off” from Dec.14 to April 8, 2018.

The red coupé was built in October 1964 as one of the first series-production models of the sports car known back then as the 901.

Last Oldsmobile made to be sold at auction Friday

(December 11, 2017) The last Oldsmobile to come off the assembly line is headed for auction. General Motors and GM Financial will sell the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero at State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, N.Y., on Friday, Dec. 15.

After rolling off the assembly line in Lansing, Mich., it spent some time at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing.  E
ventually, it ended up at the GM Heritage Center. 

2005 Ford GT tops Mecum's Kansas City auction

(December 6, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ collector-car auction in Kansas City, Mo., held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, was a success as 391 vehicles hammered sold for an overall total of $8.2 million in sales.

The biannual auction is one of Mecum’s most consistent events and a personal favorite for many Mecum employees and customers alike. Sales at the December auction were topped by a 2005 Ford GT with just 3,600 miles that gaveled for $265,000. Other top sellers included an attractive 1968 Ford Mustang Resto Mod and a 36,000-mile 1986 Ferrari Testarossa.

Barrett-Jackson creates ultimate Mopar Mecca at Scottsdale auction

(November 30, 2017) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction will be the stage for some of the world’s most incredible Mopars, including the last known HEMI ’Cuda. The nine-day auction will be held Jan. 13-21.

“We’re kicking off 2018 in a major way with our Scottsdale Auction docket,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

Yenko Camaros top Mecum's inaugural Las Vegas collector car auction

(November 23, 2017) LAS VEGAS — Mecum Auctions’ first time holding a collector-car auction in Las Vegas was an undeniable success as 557 vehicles changed hands in just three auction days, Nov. 16-18, and total auction sales soared to $22 million.

Offering collector cars in the City of Lights was long on Mecum’s to-do list, and the warm reception from Las Vegas along with the auction’s subsequent strong sales results verified the veracity of the auction house’s predicted success.

Period-correct logos for early Corvettes now available from Lloyd Mats

(November 22, 2017) NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Lloyd Mats, the leader in custom-fit automotive floor mats, has announced the release of 14 C1, C2 and C3 Corvette logos. Perfectly matching the ever-evolving Corvette font and flag logos, the new officially licensed GM logos are model year specific for 1953-1982 Corvettes, and can be applied to all of Lloyd Mats’ popular plush carpet floor models.

When the Corvette emerged on the scene in 1953, it set the standard in two-seater sports car performance.

Great moments in Chevrolet Trucks 100-year torque history

(November 14, 2017) DETROIT — Torque is power. More specifically, it’s the twisting force an engine generates, and for 100 years Chevy Trucks have offered the torque that customers of 85 million trucks have relied on for hauling cargo and pulling trailers, on and off the clock.

“Chevrolet trucks have pulled their weight for a century,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “Nobody does torque like Chevrolet and generations have counted on our trucks to get the job done confidently.”

'Beast of Turin' to be unleashed on the Grand Avenue

(November 10, 2017) LONDON — The incredible fire breathing ‘Beast of Turin’ will be starring in the spectacular Grand Avenue display at the 2018 London Classic Car Show at ExCeL London Feb. 15-18. Running through the very center of the show, The Grand Avenue is one of the award-winning event’s many stand-out features.

In essence, it is a dazzling automotive catwalk along which some of the world’s greatest classic road and competition cars are driven, thus bringing the show to life and adding another eye-catching dimension to the visitor experience.

First Ford Bronco on display this weekend in St. Louis

(November 4, 2017) ST. LOUIS — Gateway Bronco, builder of the first-generation Ford Bronco, has unveiled the most historic Bronco known to exist.  The first Bronco was a prototype used by Ford and Carroll Shelby to create the early advertisements and prove the production processes at Ford. 

Recently acquired by Gateway Bronco, it will be on display at the Nashville International Auto Show through Sunday (Nov. 5) at the Gateway Bronco booth.

UK's oldest Fiat to participate in London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

(November 4, 2017) LONDON — The oldest Fiat in the UK, the 1899 Fiat 3½hp, will take to the roads this Sunday as part of the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. One of the earliest surviving Fiats in the world, the 3½hp will take to the road as it takes part in the event’s 60-mile drive, from Hyde Park in London down to Madeira Drive in Brighton, as part of the notorious heritage trial.