Nostalgia Highway

Petersen Museum to feature display of custom cars from James Hetfield

(January 15, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit featuring 10 custom vehicles, donated from James Hetfield’s personal collection. Opening Feb. 1 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” will celebrate Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection, guitars, photos and memorabilia.

Famous Bullitt Mustang driven by Steve McQueen sells for $3.4 million

(January 12, 2020) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase in the movie Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, according to Mecum Auctions.

It was the highest price ever paid for a Ford Mustang at auction, according to David Morton, marketing manager for Mecum. The buyer has not been publicly identified.

Eclectic mix of cars expected at Future Collector Car Show

(January 9, 2020) PHOENIX — The 5th annual Future Collector Car Show, presented by, will host automobiles of all makes, models and years on Jan. 12 beginning at 12 p.m. The family friendly event marks the beginning of Arizona Auction Week.

The show will feature everything from American muscle to Japanese imports and European sedans. Highlights from each class include a classic 1970 Plymouth Cuda, a modified 2015 BMW M3 and a unique 1993 Subaru Sambar. Each of these cars represents the future of the car collecting hobby.

Celebrating the 1930 Buick inline 6 GMC taxi from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

By Nick Williams
National Historic Vehicle Register

(January 3, 2020) When holiday season comes around in America, there are several traditions that you can always count on throughout the last few weeks of the year: Christmas music everywhere you go, last minute shopping for gifts, houses lit up in beautiful arrays of lights, and of course, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life on TV.

Numerous celebrity vehicles will cross block at Barrett-Jackson auction

(January 3, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Barrett-Jackson will roll out the red-carpet when celebrity owned collector vehicles cross the block during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11-19. From Hollywood actors and business tycoons to a best-selling author and rock-and-roll legend, the Scottsdale Auction will give guests the chance to bid on a vehicle owned by world-famous stars.

“Barrett-Jackson is proud to offer one of our most diverse dockets of celebrity-owned vehicles during our 2020 Scottsdale Auction,” said Craig Jackson chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

Barrett-Jackson to feature top hot rods, custom vehicles

(December 31, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Barrett-Jackson will feature hundreds of the world’s most eye-catching and sought-after custom collector cars during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11 – 19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Purpose-built to turn heads, vehicles like a Ridler Award-winning 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Custom Station Wagon will be poised to take center stage this January during the extended Friday and Saturday prime-time hours. Aptly named “CadMad,” is a 4,000-hour build powered by a twin-turbocharged big-block V8 engine producing 1025 horsepower.

Barrett-Jackson to extend hours for Friday, Saturday sale in Scottsdale

(December 25, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for unprecedented sales happening on “Fantastic Friday” and “Super Saturday” that will both feature extended dockets of highly coveted collector vehicles during its 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Mecum's Kansas City auction brings $9 million

(December 15, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent Kansas City auction, held Dec. 5-7 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri, saw sales reach an overall total of $9 million at the three-day event as a total of 410 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 70% sell-through rate.

Both modern beauties and stunning classics made a showing in the top-selling spots at the Kansas City auction, and while the top two sellers wore the Ford Blue Oval, it was the Bowtie brand that dominated with six Chevrolets landing on the top 10 list.

Famous Bullitt Mustang to be offered at no reserve at Jan. 10 auction

(December 11, 2019) The 1968 Ford Mustang GT Hero Car driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film “Bullitt,”will be offered at auction with no reserve this January at Mecum Kissimmee 2020, which will take place Jan. 2-12 in Kissimmee, Fla. The Mustang will be auctioned on Jan. 10.

One of just two Mustangs used to fill the role in the 1968 Action/Thriller “Bullitt,” the car to be offered by Mecum was the film’s “hero” car and was driven by actor Steve McQueen in countless scenes throughout the movie, including in the infinitely famous car chase scene, which went on to become the most influential car chase scene in all of film history.

Award-winning Resto-Mods at 49th annual Scottsdale auction

(December 8, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will ring in the New Year with professionally built, award-winning Resto-Mods during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction Jan. 11-19. Included with some of the world’s finest classic muscle, supercars and luxury imports, professionally built Resto-Mods like a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible and a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition are sure to be among the most desirable vehicles to cross the block.