March 2022

Hollywood's most iconic television and movie cars to go on display at Petersen

(March 7, 2022) LOS ANGELES — Located just down the street from Hollywood’s most iconic production studios, the Petersen Automotive Museum is set to present a new collection of some of the most famous vehicles ever to appear in film and television. Opening to the public on March 12 in the Omaze Hollywood Gallery, located on The Otis Booth History Floor, the exhibit will include a diverse selection of cars, motorcycles and custom creations that have starred in popular movies and television series throughout the decades.

Aston Martin to develop high performance battery technology with Britishvolt

(March 7, 2022)  GAYDON, UK — Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop high performance battery cell technology alongside Britishvolt. The collaboration, formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the ultra-luxury manufacturer’s plans to launch its first battery electric vehicle in 2025, with Aston Martin targeting new standards of repeatable on-track performance, charging time and range, as it brings its renown for engineering mastery, beautiful design and extreme personalization to all-electric driving.

Mecum Gone Farmin’ returns to East Moline March 24-26 for Spring Classic

1898 Case 12HP Compound Tractor Engine

(March 7, 2022) An impressive auction lineup of more than 350 tractors, 150 vintage trucks and nearly 200 lots of Road Art and relics is set to hit the auction block at Bend XPO in East Moline, Illinois, March 24-26 for Mecum’s 2022 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic.

Ford forming two distinct auto units — Ford Blue and Ford Model e

(March 6, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford is continuing to transform its global automotive business, accelerating the development and scaling of breakthrough electric, connected vehicles, while leveraging its iconic nameplates to strengthen operating performance and take full advantage of engineering and industrial capabilities.

Ford F-150 Lightning tested in extreme cold of Alaska

(March 5, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — This winter, Ford engineers spent two weeks in the heart of Alaska in minus 30-degree temperatures to continue fine-tuning the F-150® Lightning pickup’s performance on low-traction surfaces like snow and ice, and in extreme cold to give customers maximum confidence.

Replica car companies — Start your sales

(March 4, 2022) DIAMOND BAR, Calif.  — The wait is over. Small volume motor vehicle manufacturers may begin selling replica cars that resemble vehicles produced at least 25 years ago now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized a regulation to implement the SEMA-led Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act. SEMA worked with Congress to pass this federal policy change, which became law in 2015 as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.

Toyota commits $110 million to education and career readiness

(March 4, 2022) PLANO —  Creating limitless possibilities for all is the inspiration behind Driving Possibilities, a new $110 million education and community-focused program developed by Toyota. Driving Possibilities leverages Toyota’s more than 60 years of active support in communities across the U.S., with a comprehensive strategy to collaborate with academia, local and national nonprofits, and the community. The aim is to create innovative educational programs and improve access to opportunities where barriers exist.