Nostalgia Highway

Ringbrothers unveils custom 1969 Dodge Charger with Hellcat engine

(January 17, 2022) SPRING GREEN, Wis. — Ringbrothers, a custom car builder and parts manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation — a custom 1969 Dodge Charger known as “CAPTIV.” The Charger makes an impressive yet “streetable” 707 horsepower from its Mopar Hellcat crate engine mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The build was completed for New Zealand-based motorsports legend and TV personality Greg Murphy.

World’s largest vintage motorcycle auction returns to Las Vegas Jan. 25-29

1942 Harley-Davidson XA

(January 14, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Since 1992, the global vintage and antique motorcycle community has associated Las Vegas in January with one thing: the annual Mecum motorcycle auction, and this year will be no exception as 1,750 collectible motorcycles cross the auction block at the 2022 Mecum Las Vegas Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Auction, Jan. 25-29 at South Point Hotel & Casino.

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction to feature resto-mod SUVs

(January 10, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is curating an extraordinary docket of professionally-built Resto-Mod SUVs for the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. All of the exceptional SUVs will cross the block at No Reserve, including the 1972 Ford Bronco that was selected as one of the “Top 10 Trucks” at the SEMA Show Battle of the Builders.

3,500 vehicles including 30 collections make up Mecum Kissimmee auction

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 'Vault Find'

(January 3, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 500 of the nearly 800 vehicles that make up 30-plus collections consigned to the world’s largest collector car auction will be offered at no reserve when Mecum Kissimmee 2022 returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 11-day auction event, Jan. 6-16. In total, an estimated 3,500 vehicles will cross the auction block throughout the duration, and more than 1,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia will be presented on “Road Art Monday,” Jan. 10.

Mecum Auctions achieves $578 million in total sales for 2021

(December 31, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has reported resounding live auction success for calendar year 2021, resulting in $578 million in total sales with a 90 percent overall sell-through rate—the highest annual total ever achieved by a U.S. domestic-based live collector car auction company, and the highest total achieved in the entire industry this year on a global scale.

Barrett-Jackson revs up for 'automotive event of the year' in Scottsdale

(December 29, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is revving up for the automotive event of 2022 when it returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 22-30, to celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. The annual Scottsdale Auction has hosted some of the most electrifying moments in collector car history over the last five decades.

Famed 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom to headline Mecum Kissimmee lineup

(December 23, 2021) In 1952, a young Bob Hirohata purchased a 1951 Mercury and delivered it to the era’s most famous customizing duo, brothers Sam and George Barris, for a radical overhaul that almost instantly became the most prominent and well-known customization of the classic car era.

Hagerty Garage + Social goes nationwide with Seattle Clubhouse

(December 22, 2021) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced that it has opened its next premium clubhouse and car storage facility, Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle, which follows the openings of clubhouse locations in Delray Beach, N.Y., Chicago and Toronto. Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle will serve as a central gathering place for the growing collector car and driving enthusiast community in the region.

More than 200 Corvettes assigned to Mecum Kissimmee auction

(December 15, 2021)  For nearly 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has captured the passionate hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world, and since 1985, “America’s Sports Car” has been among the most popular and coveted offerings at Mecum auction events. Headlining the nearly 200 Corvettes consigned to Mecum Kissimmee 2022, slated for Jan. 6-16 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., are eight that have been appropriately earmarked as “A Once in a Lifetime Offering of Corvettes” due to their impressive individual and cumulative prowess.

$19.2 million in overall auction sales achieved at Mecum’s final 2021 event

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

(December 13, 2021) Mecum Auctions closed out the year by setting an all-time sales record at its long-running Kansas City auction, Dec. 2-4. The three-day event saw 85 percent of all 709 vehicles hammer sold as overall sales totals reached $19.2 million, far exceeding the previous Kansas City auction high of $13 million.