Abandoned Car of the Week

A 1950 Packard rests on top of a 1949 Frazer in a Casa Grande, Ariz., salvage yard. Unfortunately, neither make was even close to the top of the heap at the turn of the decade. Frazer and Packard had both fallen on hard times. Packard's 1950 sales declined by more than 60 percent to 42,627 from 1949. Frazer managed only 21,000 sales in 1949 and would survive only a few more years. (Photo by Jim Prueter)

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More vintage vehicles confirmed for third annual Classic Auto Show


1952 Chevy Coupe

(February 12, 2019) COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Petersen Automotive Museum’s 1948 Tucker Torpedo and a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Coupe are among the priceless vehicles just confirmed for the third annual Classic Auto Show, which will take place March 16-17 at the OC Fair & Event Center. Comedian, Adam Carolla, who will serve as the show’s Grand Marshal, will also bring two entries from his treasured collection of race cars.

Volkswagen celebrating 40 years of the Golf Cabriolet


1976 Volkswagen Golf I Cabriolet

(February 1, 2019) WOLFSBURG, Germany — The Bremen Classic Motorshow traditionally kicks off the classic season, and Volkswagen Classic is celebrating an anniversary — four decades of the Golf Cabriolet. From prototype to production — under the slogan “40 Years of Sunny Outlooks,” two exhibits from the company’s own automobile collection at Volkswagen Osnabrück tell of the start of a success story.

Petersen Museum to feature 10 groundbreaking race cars in exhibit


1962 Shelby Cobra

(January 25, 2019) LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open its newest exhibit featuring 10 groundbreaking race cars, each with a unique story of triumph and victory, from the collection of Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Titled “Winning Numbers: The First, The Fastest, The Famous,” the exhibit will include exceptional competitors including Le Mans winners, land speed record setters, dragsters and road racers.