Nostalgia Highway

Mecum to auction large portion of Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum collection



(June 16, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — On the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in the small community of Fountain City, Wis., lies a 90-acre parcel with five buildings that are stocked to the hilt with more than 100 collector cars, over 700 pedal cars, hundreds of bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, thousands of vintage toys and more. Long known worldwide as Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum, a large portion of the collection will soon be offered at auction by Mecum Auctions at an on-site auction event in Fountain City Sept. 14-17.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to offer muscle car collection


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(June 13, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will off the Lindley Collection, including eight highly desirable and well-preserved American cars all with No Reserve during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2. Headlining this collection is a pair of iconic Mopar muscle cars — a rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird and a matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda.

Record-setting $126.5 million auction at Mecum’s 35th Indy event


Most valuable Dodge Hemi Daytona sells for $1,320,000

(May 27, 2022)  Mecum collector car auction company has been crushing its own auction sales records for years, and Indy 2022 continued the noteworthy trend with $126.5 million total overall sales achieved May 13-21—an 18% increase over the past Indy auction record of $107 million achieved at last year’s event.

Petersen Automotive Museum marks 90th anniversary of iconic 1932 Ford



(May 25, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will honor the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford with a new national holiday, Hot Rod Day on June 11, and celebrate the special day with its new “Ford Fever: The Deuce Turns 90” exhibit in the Ross and Beth Myers Gallery. Opening to the public on June 11, the new exhibit includes a definitive collection of groundbreaking 1932 Fords such as Doane Spencer’s historic Highboy and the influential McGee Roadster.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sells for $143.1 million



(May 20, 2022) STUTTGART, Germany — A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of 135 million EUR ($143.1 million) to a private collector. This icon of automotive history is an absolute rarity – one of just two prototypes built at the time. Named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of automotive engineering and design by automotive experts and enthusiasts worldwide.

20 collections, 3,000 vehicles, 2,400 road art items at Mecum Indy



(May 9, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Dana Mecum’s 35th Original Spring Classic auction, the company’s annual flagship event, has attracted more than 20 private collections, an estimated 3,000 classic and collector vehicles, and 2,400 Road Art and memorabilia items for this year’s nine-day event, and all of it will be offered for sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis May 13-21.

New 'Caffeine and Octane' episodes premiere May 14 on MotorTrend TV



(April 27, 2022) ATLANTA —  Caffeine and Octane, the integrated brand behind North America’s largest monthly car show held at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Ga., announces the return of its internationally acclaimed “Caffeine and Octane” series to broadcast television. Starting May14 “Caffeine and Octane” fans can watch all-new episodes on MotorTrend TV.

2,400 road art and memorabilia offerings slated for Mecum’s Indy Classic



(April 27, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 2,400 lots of Road Art and memorabilia and nine private collections have been consigned for auction at Dana Mecum’s 35th Original Spring Classic to take place this May 13-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, and all of it will be offered at no reserve. Most of the items will be offered from a designated, Road Art-exclusive auction block, and Monday, May 16, will be dedicated solely to the offering of Road Art.

Renovated Mazda Museum in Hiroshima to reopen in May



(April 22, 2022) Mazda Motor Corporation’s Museum, located in its Hiroshima (Japan) headquarters, has undergone a full renovation. The museum showcases historic vehicles and exhibits of the company’s history since its foundation more than a century ago. Due to open to the public on May 23, the museum’s spatial design and displays have seen a complete makeover with the aim of providing customers and people in the community with a space in which they can grow closer to Mazda, as well as to strengthen the museum’s role as a base for communication of the Mazda brand.

World’s oldest Bentley T-Series gets new life



(April 15, 2022) CREWE, England — After decades of being off the road and in storage, the very first Bentley T-Series is being brought back to life after the start of a complete wheels-up restoration. The 6¼-liter pushrod V8 has been started for the first time in at least 15 years, and the engine and gearbox have proven to be in good condition despite their extended rest.