Abandoned Car of the Week

Case has made construction equipment since the late 1800s and continues to this day. This Case 880R excavator, built since 1977, may have seen the last of its working life as it sits idled and rusting in an eastern North Carolina field. (Photo by Jim Meachen)

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Petersen Automotive Museum adds new vehicles to the vault


1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupe

(April 1, 2021) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has added eight new vehicles to The Vault presented by Hagerty, offering guests an updated tour experience. New Vault cars include a 1959 Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5 Coupé, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro art car, 1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose,” 1960 Plymouth XNR Replica, 1982 Knight Industries Two Thousand “K.I.T.T.” car, 1948 Bentley Mk VI “New Look” Saloon, 1939 Packard Twelve Landaulet, and 1974 Dale Mock-Up.

Mecum Glendale 2021 auction records $42.3 million in sales


1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe

(March 25, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions, outdid itself once again, setting a new record-high sales total for its Glendale, Ariz., auction. Held March 18-20 at State Farm Stadium, the 2021 auction reached $42.3 million in overall sales totals, a more than 14% increase over Mecum’s first auction in Glendale, which itself had been a record-setting event as the highest-grossing inaugural event in company history.

World’s oldest Aston Martin coming to Concours of Elegance

(March 22, 2021) LONDON — The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, will host the oldest surviving Aston Martin during its 2021 event at Hampton Court Palace in September. Aston Martin ‘A3’ was the third car ever built by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, and was extensively driven by the founders. This year, it celebrates its centenary.