October 2016

1,000-car lineup for Mecum auction in Dallas to include muscle cars

(October 13, 2016) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will be back in action for its sixth-year running at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this Nov. 2-5. The estimated 1,000-car lineup will draw buyers, sellers and spectators from across the United States and will consist of a wide-ranging variety with names like Hemi Cuda, Shelby, Yenko, Porsche, Ferrari and more all on the docket.

Mazda sells out initial allocation of 1,000 MX-5 RF Launch Editions

(October 12, 2016) IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda North America today announced that it has sold out of the 1,000-car allocation for the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition. In the first week of ordering, which started Sept. 26, more than 500 Mazda customers put down deposits to buy a Retractable Fastback MX-5 Miata.

When ordering opened to the general public on Oct. 3, the remaining cars sold out in just 13 hours. In all, 67 percent of customers opted for manual transmissions.

Mecum three-day sale total hits $10.5 million in Chicago

(October 12, 2016) WALWORTH, Wis. — Chicagoland’s only annual classic and collector car auction returned to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center this past weekend where attendees watched as Mecum Auctions dropped the gavel on 435 cars in just three days, Oct. 6-8. Total sales for the high-energy event reached $10.5 million, and bidder and spectator turnout was strong with special appearances by members of the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

BMW looks toward future with Motorrad Vision — Biking in connected world

(October 12, 2016) LOS ANGELES — In 2016, its centenary year, the BMW Group is looking further into the future than ever before and developing a series of Vision Vehicles to address people’s mobility needs in about three decades from now. Its solutions are based on the assumption that mobility is set to become increasingly multifaceted and connected.

GM to add third shift, 650 jobs at Spring Hill plant

(October 12, 2016) SPRING HILL, Tenn. — General Motors today announced plans to add a third shift and 650 jobs to Spring Hill Manufacturing to increase output of the recently launched Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia. The shift is expected to begin in January 2017. Staffing details are being finalized and positions will be filled starting this quarter.

“Spring Hill is demonstrating again its flexibility and agility to meet increasing customer demand for GM’s hot products,” said Cathy Clegg, vice president, GM North America Manufacturing & Labor Relations.

Diamond T lives in North Dakota backyard

This 1946 or '47 Diamond T tractor was discovered in a backyard in North Dakota. Diamond T was well known for its reliable military trucks during World War II and it continued to build work trucks and pickups after the war. The owner of this truck has kept it in very restorable condition. 
(Photo by Jim Meachen)