Nostalgia Highway

Philadelphia, Los Angeles museums nominated for 'Museum of the Year'

(November 7, 2011) PHILADELPHIA — The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia — a collection of 65 rare and significant racing sports cars — has been selected as one of five finalists for the International Historic Motoring Awards' "Museum of the Year."

Chevrolet dealers celebrate a century of sales and service

(November 3, 2011) DETROIT — After being awarded the Chevrolet franchise in 1915, brothers Harold A. Benson and Ray Benson and their cousin Roy Benson drove nearly 300 miles from New York City to a tiny New Hampshire town in their first Chevrolet.

Nearly 100 years later, and as one of the oldest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States, Benson Auto in Franklin, N.H., is still selling Chevrolets to loyal customers from their original North Main Street location.

Holden restores its first concept — a 1969 Hurricane

(October 22, 2011) MELBOURNE — Holden has gone back to the future, restoring its first concept car — the 1969 Holden Hurricane.

The futuristic research vehicle described as an experiment “to study design trend, propulsion systems and other long-range developments” has been restored to its former glory as a labor of love by a dedicated group of Holden designers and engineers.

Annual London to Brighton run to feature 500 vintage cars

(October 14, 2011) LONDON — One of the greatest names in motor racing, Nigel Mansell, will headline the celebrities joining the Royal Automobile Club’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The 1992 Formula One World Champion will be joined by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning MP, for the world’s longest running and greatest motoring event.

World's oldest operating vehicle sells for $4.62 million

(October 10, 2011) HERSHEY, Pa. — RM Auctions' pre-auction estimate on the selling price of “La Marquise,” the 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos steam runabout that currently holds the title of world’s oldest operating motor vehicle, was set at between $2 million and $2.5 million.

Three tips to protect classic car from mice and rat damage

(October 10, 2011) If you store your classic car, muscle machine, sportster, collector, or restored summer car over the winter, and think it's protected from mice by being locked in the garage or car shed, think again.

An unused, protected vehicle or car puts up a gigantic "Welcome!" sign for mice and rats looking to come in out of the cold. They'll perform unthinkable acts in unimaginable places, and cleaning up their mess will cost you an unbelievable amount of money.

Barn find auction includes Indian motorcycles and parts, vintage Corvettes

(October 2, 2011) HAMILTON, Ohio — Penny Worley Auctioneers announces the ultimate barn find "estate auction of the century for Corvette and Indian motorcycle collectors", according to Jerry Jenkins.

"William L. King, Jr., was a super collector, and this is truly the mother of all barn finds for car enthusiasts," Jenkins said.

World's oldest drivable car to be auctioned

(September 23, 2011) What has been claimed to be the oldest motorized vehicle in the world will be on the auction block the evening of Oct. 7. The 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos runabout will be included in the annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey sale by RM Auctions.

The 127-year-old steam car is expected to fetch between $2 million and $2.5 million.

Adopt a favorite vehicle at the Chrysler museum

(September 19, 2011) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Some vehicles in the Walter P. Chrysler Museum are looking for someone to give them a little TLC.

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum's Adopt-a-Vehicle program allows individuals and groups to help care for and maintain a favorite vehicle on display in the museum. Of the 32 vehicles in the museum's permanent collection that are adoptable, 17 are currently available for adoption.

Hemmings and ClassicCars.Com collaborate on classic car photo gallery

(September 15, 2011) BENNINGTON, Vt. and PHOENIX — Hemmings Motor News, the classic and collector car magazine, and, an online classic vehicle marketplace, today announced the public release of a co-branded, interactive photo gallery devoted exclusively to the beauty of classic vehicles.