April 2024

Estimated 3,000 classic and collector vehicles at auction May 10-18

Mecum’s original and largest auction
returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds

(April 20, 2024) Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic is Mecum’s second-largest annual collector car auction, with the 2023 iteration achieving $113 million in total sales. This year’s return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the event’s 37th year will take place May 10-18 and will draw an estimated 3,000 vehicles while also featuring daily Road Art selections, exhibitors, the Dodge Thrill Ride and, of course, the ceaseless high-energy Mecum auction action.

Tesla recalling nearly 3,900 Cybertrucks for faulty accelerator pedals

(April 19, 2024) Tesla is recalling 3,878 Cybertrucks due to an accelerator pad that may dislodge and become trapped within the car’s interior trim. The recall covers 2024 model Cybertrucks. A dislodged pedal could cut torque on both the accelerator and brake pedals, increasing the risk of a crash, the National Highway Traffic  Safety Administration said in its recall report.

Dodge performance protection package includes Radford Racing School

(April 19, 2024) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —Dodge vehicle owners can now pair maximum vehicle protection with maximum performance thrills. The new Dodge Complete Performance Package complements the vehicle factory powertrain warranty with coverage of more than 5,000 critical components and includes a day of high-performance driving instruction for vehicle owners at Radford Racing School, the official high-performance driving school of Dodge//SRT.

GM offers customers ability to transfer power between EVs and homes

(April 19, 2024) DETROIT — As EV technology continues to evolve, GM is working toward elevating the overall ownership experience by introducing new ways for customers to unlock additional value and gain access to the expanded benefits of an all-electric future. Available for the first time as part of its expanding product ecosystem, GM Energy’s initial offerings for residential customers will enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home, helping to mitigate the negative impacts of weather-related outages and integrate with future clean energy products for even greater personal grid resiliency.

Iconic lowriders take center stage in Petersen Automotive Museum

Comprehensive lowrider
exhibit opens on May 11

(April 18, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate the artistry, culture and history of lowriders with its largest and most comprehensive lowrider exhibit, set to open on May 11. “Best in Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show” will showcase some of the most significant lowriders in history, as well as incredible custom motorcycles, bicycles and art.

NHTSA upgrades probe into Honda braking issues

3 million vehicles now involved
in 'sudden vehicle deceleration

(April 18, 2024) U.S. safety regulators have upgraded a probe into nearly 3 million Honda vehicles to further assess the frequency and safety issues related to unexpected activation of emergency braking systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as received 1,294 reported complaints alleging inadvertent activation resulting in “sudden vehicle deceleration." There have been 50 reported injuries and 31 crashes.

New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE starts at $85,050

(April 18, 2024) The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE  arrives in U.S. dealerships this spring starting at $85,050 including destination charge featuring a dynamic pairing of the world's most powerful production four-cylinder engine at the front and a two-speed electric motor positioned on the rear axle. With its performance hybrid drive and innovative electric exhaust gas turbocharger, this exciting new model offers a completely new driving experience and blistering performance with a 671 hp combined system output and 752 lb-ft combined system torque.

New BMW X3 undergoing final dynamic driving tests

(April 18, 2024) MUNICH, Germany — At the end of series development, the new BMW X3 is undergoing final tuning of all chassis control and driver assistance systems at the BMW Group test center in Miramas, southern France. The fourth generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in the premium mid-range vehicle segment will be presented in a few weeks' time with both highly efficient combustion engines and an advanced plug-in hybrid drive.

General Motors names Hudson’s Detroit as its new global headquarters

GM will become the anchor tenant
at Bedrock’s Hudson’s Detroit site   

(April 17, 2024) DETROIT — General Motors will relocate its global headquarters to Hudson’s Detroit in 2025, becoming the anchor tenant at Bedrock’s development on the historic site of the former J.L. Hudson Department Store. This marks GM’s fourth headquarters location in the city since 1911, reaffirming its longstanding commitment to Detroit.