Nostalgia Highway

Japanese collector cars featured at Barrett-Jackson auction

(September 14, 2019) — LAS VEGAS — Barrett-Jackson is embracing the rising demand for Japanese collector vehicles during the 12th annual Las Vegas Auction, Oct. 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. Popular Japanese collector vehicles, including the Toyota Supra Mk IV, Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R and more will be a part of this year’s Las Vegas docket, and each will cross the block at No Reserve.

Mopars and split-window Corvettes top Mecum sales in Dallas

(September 12, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent auction in Dallas, held Sept. 4-7, saw 743 cars change hands in just four action-packed days. Overall sales totals for the event reached $23.5 million as a nearly 70% sell-through rate was achieved with just over 1,000 classic and collector cars crossing the auction block.

'Thrill Drivers Choice' — Joie Chitwood and the 1956 Chevrolet

Courtesy of The Old Motor

(September 9, 2019) In the mid 1950s, Chevrolet created the film “Thrill Drivers Choice” as a Chevrolet promotion, where Joie Chitwood and the Thrill Drivers demonstrated the handling capabilities and durability of the 1956 Chevrolet. Take a few minutes to watch it. It's professionally done, quite interesting and entertaining.

Marking the 62nd anniversary of Edsel's introduction

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(September 5, 2019) The Edsel was introduced to an awaiting — and over-hyped — public on Sept. 4, 1957. Exactly the wrong car at the wrong time, and saddled with the wrong name, it began as a vehicle designed to sit above Mercury and below Lincoln.

Mecum Monterey auction approaches $40 million in sales

(August 29, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent collector car auction, held Aug. 15-17 in Monterey, Calif., brought $32.2 million in overall sales by auction close, and totals have since reached $38 million with the addition of successful post-auction Bid Goes On deals and sales of vehicles within the Blackhawk Exposition offering.

As negotiations continue, Monterey totals are still growing and quickly closing in on the $40 million mark. Leading the live auction’s top-selling vehicles was a magnificent 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that brought in a strong $2.75 million.

Jim Osterman Collection of classic Corvettes to be auctioned at no reserve

(August 26, 2019) LAS VEGAS —  Barrett-Jackson will sell the Jim Osterman Collection of classic Corvettes during the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction Oct. 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Eleven examples of highly sought-after, matching numbers and NCRS Top Flight Corvettes from 1953 to 1963 will all cross the auction block at No Reserve.

Mullin Automotive Museum's 1937 Delahaye wins at Pebble Beach

(August 21, 2019) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum located in Oxnard has announced that one of its vehicles has won a coveted “Best in Class” award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 18. The Mullin’s 1937 Delahaye Type 145 Chapron Coupe received the highest award in the “European Classic Closed” class, from a field of competitors around the globe.

Karmic's 'new' 1935 hot rod ice cream truck delivers treats, nostalgia

(August 21, 2019) CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — With war on the horizon and the Great Depression gripping the country, Americans in the 1930s took solace in simple, wholesome pleasures: the final days of Babe Ruth's career; Benny Goodman swinging on the Hit Parade, the first Technicolor Mickey Mouse short on the big screen. And the cold comfort that only ice cream can provide.

Documentary of Volkswagen 'Light Bus' airing on CuriosityStream

(August 13, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — CuriosityStream, the documentary streaming and on-demand service from the founder of Discovery Channel, debuts the story behind the Volkswagen “Light Bus” today. Produced in whole by Arcadia Content, THE WOODSTOCK BUS film follows the story of unlikely friends and fans working together to find and resurrect the original Light Bus.

Named for the band “Light” that owned a 1963 Standard Microbus, the original vehicle was painted in a famous coat of mystic symbolism by artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus in 1968.

Bentley re-creates long-lost 1939 Corniche

(August 9, 2019) CREWE, England — Bentley has re-created a long-lost car from its illustrious past that provides a crucial link in the history of its most important models. The ground-up rebuild of the only 1939 Corniche ever made highlights the marque’s pedigree of design and technological innovation, the breadth of skills within Mulliner’s bespoking division, and connects the fabled Embiricos 4.25—liter and R Type Continental.