Abandoned Car of the Week

The Jaguar XJS is a luxury grand tourer coupe and convertible built from 1975 to 1996. There were three iteration over its 20 years with a final production total of 115,413 units. This third generation (1991 through 1996) example — manufactured under Ford's new ownership — was found in abandoned retirement in South Carolina. (Photos by Ralph Gable)


Nostalgia Highway

Mecum Kissimmee 2023 Auction climbs to 4,000 collector cars

The Rick Grant III Estate Collection

(November  23, 2022)  With the recent addition of 50 investment-grade vehicles from the main attraction Rick Grant III Estate Collection, along with several other private collection offerings, the tally board of consignments for Mecum Kissimmee 2023 continues its climb to 4,000 vehicles, all of which will be offered at The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Jan. 4-15 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Mecum Las Vegas Auction brings in record $27.5 million in total sales

1969 Dodge Daytona

(November 18, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has been expanding upon its sturdy foundation built from decades of achievement with its most successful year to date, and the Las Vegas 2022 collector car auction kept the momentum going strong with another record total attained. Total sales in Las Vegas reached $27.5 million, exceeding the 2021 event total by $5.2 million and eclipsing the previous Las Vegas high water mark by more than $2.3 million.

Lost to fire, Ford’s Rotunda destroyed 60 years ago

By Jeff Peek

(November 12, 2022) Ford called it the “Show Place of the Automotive Industry,” and even a title that brazen may have understated the widespread appeal of the Rotunda. By the early 1960s, Ford’s futuristic Rotunda was not only the most popular automotive-related tourist destination in the United States, it was the fifth-most visited attraction overall, seen by more people than the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, and Yellowstone National Park.