Abandoned Car of the Week

This early circa 1970s Fiat 124 Spider was found in retirement in an Arizona salvage yard. It appears from the scrawling on the windshield that the owner thinks the relic is still worth $1,500. The original two-seater was built by the Italian company from 1966 through 1985. The first 124 was powered by an inline four-cylinder engine making 89 horsepower. (Photo by Jim Prueter)


Nostalgia Highway

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.

Iconic lowriders take center stage in Petersen Automotive Museum

1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo "Spirit Runner"

Comprehensive lowrider
exhibit opens May 11

(April 17, 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.

1965 Alan Mann Racing Mustang set to electrify La Jolla Concours

New AMR ePower Mustang features
electric powertrain technology

(April 17, 2024) LA JOLLA, Calif. — With a unique combination of American style, British race engineering and latest-generation EV technology, the "new" 1965 Alan Mann Racing (AMR) ePower Mustang is set to make its debut at La Jolla Concours, from April 19 to 21. This Anglo-American creation combines the beauty and character of one of the best loved classic American coupes – restored to an exceptional standard— with a complete chassis, powertrain and interior transformation by one of Ford’s most famous motorsport partners, Alan Mann Racing.