Nostalgia Highway

Barrett-Jackson has record 1,800 'No-Reserve' cars in auction

(January 10, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson has consigned an historic 1,800 No-Reserve vehicles, the most on record for any public collector car auction, for its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

From static to streaming — The history of car radio

(January 5, 2019) A new infographic illustrates the history of the car radio, from the 1930s through the current decade. Since the team at VAIS Technology continues to follow and adapt to the advances in car audio, they wanted to share this chart of the in-car technology upgrades throughout the decades. The journey to today's in-car entertainment was bumpy.

"We've been looking for better ways to enjoy music on the go since the invention of the car radio," says Dennis Hopper, VP of sales at VAIS Technology.

Three of the finest 1950 era Ferraris to be auctioned in Scottsdale for millions

(January 2, 2019) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Gooding & Company has announced an outstanding lineup of 1950s Ferraris to be auctioned for millions of dollars at the annual Scottsdale Auctions Jan. 18 and 19. Gooding says, "with brilliant coachwork and exceptional provenance, each of these offerings delivers the kind of quality Gooding & Company has become known for bringing to auction."

Family reunites father with beloved Porsche 914 as Christmas gift

(December 29, 2018) The family of an Illinois man has reunited him with his beloved 1976 Porsche 914 that he sold more than two decades ago. Richard Lotesta originally bought the car in 1978. He enjoyed it so much that he joined the Porsche Club of America and became an avid amateur racer.

He sold the car in 1992 to help his second wife, Brenda, start a marketing business that has since blossomed into a national firm with 800 employees, reports the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper.

World's largest collector car auction returns to Kissimmee Jan. 3-13

(December 27, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Now spanning 11 days and boasting an estimated 3,500 classic and collector cars slated to cross the auction block, Mecum’s Kissimmee, Fla., auction will again take the title of the world’s largest when it returns to Osceola Heritage Park Jan. 3-13. The massive event will cover more than 60 acres and feature at least two dozen private collections, 3,000 items of Road Art, the Mecum Midway of food, exhibitors and various live entertainment acts on the Midway stage, the Dodge Thrill Ride, and, of course, the ceaseless high-energy Mecum auction action.

Fourth annual Future Classic Car Show to be held Jan. 19

(December 25, 2018) PHOENIX — The Future Classic Car Show will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Jan. 19, hosting 65 significant vehicles viewed as future collectibles during Arizona auction week. The free event will take place at Scottsdale Quarter.

The Future Classic Car Show will feature everything from late-model American muscle cars to German performance sedans and Japanese sports cars. The family friendly show is more accessible and inclusive than other events during the week welcoming all types of enthusiasts and casual observers.

Barrett-Jackson has vast collection of Camaros at auction

(December 22, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is building its Scottsdale docket with an incredible showing of classic and late-model Chevrolet Camaros from every generation since the American muscle car first rolled in to dealerships over 50 years ago The Camaros will be part of Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barnett-Jackson hauling in loads of collector trucks and SUVs for auction

(December 16, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Some of the world’s most desirable collectible trucks, SUVs and off-road vehicles will muscle their way across the block during Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction Jan. 12-20, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Joining the procession of truck-based collector vehicles headed to Scottsdale are makes from the 1930s to the latest models rolling off the production lines.

48th annual Barrett-Jackson auction is for Mustang lovers

(December 10, 2018) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is rounding up some of the best examples of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs to cross the auction block during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Included in the impressive herd of Pony cars stampeding into Scottsdale is the Mustang that started it all, the first ʼ65 pre-production hardtop to receive a VIN. Also included in the docket is a ’93 SVT Cobra R, which is an incredibly hard-to-find, low-mileage Fox Body model.

A holiday homecoming — VW Beetle owner of 51 years reunited with 'Annie'

(December 8, 2018) HERNDON, Va. — Kathleen Brooks bought her first Beetle in December 1966 in Riverside, Calif. — a red 1967 model she quickly named “Annie.” Ever since, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, racking up more than 350,000 miles over 51 years, or enough to circle the globe 14 times, and Kathleen, now 73, still drives Annie to work.