Nostalgia Highway

Doctor Who's Bessie and futuristic Whomobile on display

National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
marks 60th anniversary of Dr. Who

(November 22, 2023) BEAULIEU, England — The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is set to transport visitors through time and space with the unveiling of a new temporary display featuring the most iconic vehicles from the beloved British sci-fi series, Doctor Who. From the sleek and stylish Bessie to the futuristic Whomobile and a menacing Dalek, this collection marks the 60th anniversary of the series and will open to visitors from Nov. 23.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City with 700 collector cars

(November 20, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — For the 30th consecutive year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Kansas City Convention Center to stage its annual gathering for automotive enthusiasts and the vehicles they crave. Mecum Kansas City 2023 will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered throughout the three-day event. 

George Foreman Collection live for auction on Hagerty Marketplace

52 classic, enthusiast, muscle, and
sports cars offered without reserve

(November 16, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced the George Foreman Collection of more than 50 collector cars, spanning every decade of production from the 1930s through present, are now available for online auction through Hagerty Marketplace, an easy-to-use platform to buy and sell automobiles. The auction lots will close between Dec. 11 and Dec. 21, with multiple cars ending each weekday.

RM Sotheby’s sells Ferrari at auction for $51.7 million

1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO
gets 2nd highest auction price ever  

(November 14, 2023) NEW YORK — As part of Sotheby’s New York sales of Contemporary and Modern Art, the auction room doors closed on Nov. 13 with a select group of bidders gathered in person and over the phone to vie for a piece of Ferrari history. After nearly four decades in private ownership, Chassis 3765 was claimed by its new owner for $51.7 million.

Sammy Hagar to auction one-of-one 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Rock star to put desirable car on block
at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

(November 9, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson, will auction a highly desirable, one-of-one 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari owned by legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, multi-platinum solo artist and former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Mecum Chattanooga 2023 auction reaches $13.2 million in sales

393 vehicles sold in just two days
 at Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

(October 27, 2023) The annual Mecum Chattanooga collector car auction returned to the Chattanooga Convention Center again this past weekend, as the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival took over the streets of the Tennessee city’s stunning downtown region. This year’s auction saw nearly 400 vehicles hammer sold in just two days, Oct. 13-14, with total overall sales reaching $13.2 million.

Mazda Miata MX5 racer and Bonneville land speed record holder up for bid

(October 25, 2023) GREENWICH, Conn. — A 1999 Mazda Miata MX-5, which set a Bonneville Salt Flats G/GT class land speed record of 165.296 mph in 2011, and was also raced in the SCCA Spec Miata class, is the latest car donated to The Piston Foundation to go up for a charity auction on Bring a Trailer, a digital auction platform. The auction began on Oct. 23, and ends on Oct. 30 at, with 100 percent of the proceeds, including the buyer’s fee, going to The Piston Foundation scholarship program.

Mecum’s Indy Fall Special 2023 Auction reaches $19.5 million in sales

(October 16, 2023)  Mecum’s success with its annual Spring Classic collector car auction held each May in Indianapolis inspired the company to introduce a fall-season iteration to further meet customer demand and fan enthusiasm. This first Indy Fall Special auction achieved a total of $19.5 million in total overall sales as 567 vehicles hammered sold in just three days, Oct. 5-7.

Coca-Cola shows off its new fountain dispenser in 1934

(October 15, 2023) Coca-Cola introduced its first automatic fountain dispenser at the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress Exposition. Then to promote the machine, Coca-Cola commissioned coachbuilders H. McFarlane & Company of Chicago to build "sampling" trucks.

Suzuki achieves accumulated worldwide automobile sales of 80 million units

Suzuki's first production car, the Suzulight in 1955

(October 6, 2023) Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation had achieved accumulated worldwide automobile sales of 80 million units by the end of August 2023. The breakdown of the sales units are 28.9 million units in Japan and 51.27 million units in overseas. The breakdown of the areas are Japan 36%, India 32.6%, Europe 10%, Asia 13.5%, and others (Latin America, Oceania, Middle East, Africa, etc.) 7.8%.