Abandoned Car of the Week

The Ford car was thoroughly updated in 1941, in preparation for a time of unpredictability surrounding World War II. The 1941 design would continue in an aborted 1942 model year and would be restarted in 1946 and produced until 1948. One unique feature was the "ignition key," which was actually used to operate a bolt lock on one end that unlocked the steering column — a feature destined to return, mandated, decades later — and on the other end unblocked the ignition switch, allowing it to be operated. The 1941 Ford was propelled by a choice of two flathead V-8s and an inline 6-cylinder engine. This example of the 1941 Ford was found in retirement in Texas. (Photo by Peter Hubbard)


Nostalgia Highway

World's largest vintage motorcycle auction returns to Las Vegas

1905 Indian Camelback

(January 18, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s January Las Vegas-based, vintage and antique motorcycle auction will return to South Point Arena and Equestrian Center’s Priefert Pavilion Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 26, with an estimated 1,750 motorcycles expected to cross the auction block.

Barrett-Jackson has record 1,800 'No-Reserve' cars in auction

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(January 10, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson has consigned an historic 1,800 No-Reserve vehicles, the most on record for any public collector car auction, for its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 12-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

From static to streaming — The history of car radio

(January 5, 2019) A new infographic illustrates the history of the car radio, from the 1930s through the current decade. Since the team at VAIS Technology continues to follow and adapt to the advances in car audio, they wanted to share this chart of the in-car technology upgrades throughout the decades. The journey to today's in-car entertainment was bumpy.