Nostalgia Highway

Mecum Houston 2022 sets another record with $34.5 million in sales


1967 Pontiac Monkeemobile Replica

(April 12, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ first three live auction events in 2022 reached a record-setting total of nearly $300 million, and the auction house’s most recent event in Houston, Texas, kept the streak going strong with another record total coming in at $34.5 million. The 2022 auction, held March 31-April 2, saw 1,047 vehicles cross the auction block with an 86% sell-through rate achieved.

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach to feature large docket of Resto-Mods


1967 Chevrolet Camaro

(April 4, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is heading to Florida with a large docket of professionally built Resto-Mod vehicles that will cross the block with No Reserve during its 2022 Palm Beach Auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds, April 7-9. Fueling the growing demand for classic collectible vehicles with modern drivetrains and cutting-edge technology, Barrett-Jackson’s Resto-Mod offerings in Palm Beach include a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro owned by UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time defending Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin.

Remarkable $66.3 million achieved at Mecum Glendale 2022



(March 24, 2022) The fourth annual Mecum Glendale, Arizona, auction at State Farm Stadium, held March 16-19, became the most successful iteration yet as $66.3 million in overall sales was achieved. The total marks a 53% increase over last year’s Glendale auction, and sell-through for the reserve-based auction reached 78% as 1,285 of all 1,657 lots offered ultimately hammered sold.

Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction to feature George Shinn collection



(March 19, 20220 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson has announced that American businessman and philanthropist George Shinn will auction a select offering from his expansive collection with No Reserve during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A diverse curation, the offering from the George Shinn Collection in Palm Beach will include more than 30 vehicles comprising originals and Resto-Mods spanning from the 1950s to the early ’70s, as well as hot rods and modern sports cars.

Hollywood's most iconic television and movie cars to go on display at Petersen



(March 7, 2022) LOS ANGELES — Located just down the street from Hollywood’s most iconic production studios, the Petersen Automotive Museum is set to present a new collection of some of the most famous vehicles ever to appear in film and television. Opening to the public on March 12 in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery, located on The Otis Booth History Floor, the exhibit will include a diverse selection of cars, motorcycles and custom creations that have starred in popular movies and television series throughout the decades.

Mecum Gone Farmin’ returns to East Moline March 24-26 for Spring Classic


1898 Case 12HP Compound Tractor Engine

(March 7, 2022) An impressive auction lineup of more than 350 tractors, 150 vintage trucks and nearly 200 lots of Road Art and relics is set to hit the auction block at Bend XPO in East Moline, Illinois, March 24-26 for Mecum’s 2022 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic.

Replica car companies — Start your sales




(March 4, 2022) DIAMOND BAR, Calif.  — The wait is over. Small volume motor vehicle manufacturers may begin selling replica cars that resemble vehicles produced at least 25 years ago now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized a regulation to implement the SEMA-led Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act. SEMA worked with Congress to pass this federal policy change, which became law in 2015 as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.



Mecum Glendale 2022 adds featured vehicles to auction’s 1,500-car lineup


1958 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Deville

(February 28, 2022) Collector cars from high-profile collections and individual offerings that stand out as headline-worthy attractions all on their own have been added to the lineup for Glendale 2022, Mecum’s fourth annual auction at State Farm Stadium in Arizona slated for March 16-19. The auction will feature an estimated 1,500 classic and collector vehicles on offer along with approximately 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia.

Celebrating 20 years of world-record history with the VW W12 Nardò



(February 26, 2022) Herndon, Va. — On the 20th anniversary of the date the Volkswagen W12 broke seven world speed records on the famed Nardò circuit in Italy on Feb. 23, 2002, VW takes a look back at the infamous supercar. Few are aware the first supercar to feature a functioning example of Volkswagen’s unique “W” engine was not the Bugatti Veyron with its quad-turbocharged W16 engine. Instead, the earliest progenitor bore a VW emblem on its hood.

Mecum to auction Hays Museum antique truck collection March 25


1918 Pierce-Arrow Model X-4 2-ton lumber truck

(February 16, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis.  — A desirable selection of 37 rare vintage trucks from The Hays Museum Antique Truck Collection will join the auction lineup at Mecum’s upcoming Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction slated for March 24-26 in East Moline, Ill. The collection comprises trucks spanning from 1903 to 1953 and includes rare models from the makes of Peterbilt, Fageol, Diamond T, Pierce-Arrow, Selden, Packard and more.