Nostalgia Highway

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.

Hagerty to produce Concours d’Lemons; first event at The Amelia

(February 7, 2022) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Building on its purpose to save driving and its focus of preserving and expanding inspiring experiences for automotive enthusiasts, Hagerty, Inc., has announced a licensing agreement to produce Concours d’Lemons, a motoring festival designed to celebrate the oddball, mundane and unexceptional of the automotive world. Adding Concours d’Lemons to Hagerty’s portfolio of events expands the reach of the automotive lifestyle brand’s recently acquired premiere automotive events, including The Amelia Concours d’Elegance, Concours d’Elegance of America and the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.

Lincoln celebrates a century of elegance and innovation

Henry and Clara Ford after purchase of Lincoln

(February 5, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — On Feb. 4, 1922, Henry Ford, with encouragement from his wife Clara and his son Edsel Ford, purchased The Lincoln Motor Company from distinguished inventor and automotive engineer Henry Leland for $8 million. The transaction set in motion the creation of an iconic American luxury brand.

Healthy collector car market — Barrett-Jackson auction sales hit $203.2 million

2004 Porsche Carrera GT selss for $1.98 million

(February 2, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson has ignited the collector car market with the company’s most successful collector car auction in its 50-year history. In total,1,857 vehicles sold for over $195.9 million, while 1,153 pieces of automobilia brought in over $7.3 million, bringing the total auction sales to more than $203.2 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 140 world-record auction sales achieved.

A pair of Ford GTs to highlight Mecum's Glendale, Ariz., auction

2006 Ford GT once owned by John Elway

(January 31, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is set to return to State Farm Stadium this March 16-19 for its fourth annual auction in Glendale, Ariz., with an estimated 1,500 vehicles and nearly 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia items to be offered.

Classic Mini launches into electrified future

(January 25, 2022) MUNICH, Germany — If Alec Issigonis could design the classic Miniagain today, the iconic small car would have an electric motor. After all, the original launched in 1959 was created during an oil crisis and based on the idea of saving fuel and transporting four occupants and their luggage in the smallest possible footprint. To this day, Miniremains linked to the principles of designer Issigonis with its creative use of space and driving fun. The MiniRecharged project is an opportunity to continue telling the story of the classic Mini in the 21st century, in a sustainable way.

Hooked on Vettes Collection heads to Mecum Glendale 2022 at no reserve

(January 24, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — For many long-time and dedicated collector car enthusiasts, their first run in with a Chevrolet Corvette is a moment forever etched in their memory and one that is revisited with the launch of each new generation of America’s Sports Car. Collector Michael Brown counts himself among that committed crowd of Corvette devotees, and his love for the model line ultimately grew into a jaw-dropping collection of some of the finest of the bunch.

Barrett-Jackson to offer broad selection of Shelby vehicles in Scottsdale

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX

(January 20, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson will celebrate 50 years of car auctions at its 2022 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 22-30, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. One of the most spectacular No Reserve dockets ever amassed at Barrett-Jackson, including over 1,900 vehicles, will feature a diverse selection of authentic Shelby Cobras and Mustangs, including a true 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold in Scottsdale, the famous Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra and a highly desirable Concours Premier Award-winning 1965 GT350.