Abandoned Car of the Week

This 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup was discovered in Arizona. The 1959 model was the last of the second series of the so-called "Task Force" trucks. The C/K series replaced the Task Force in 1960. The'59 pickup could be purchased with a choice of two inline 6-cylinder engines or three V-8s. Three transmissions were offered in1959, a 3-speed or 4-speed manual, or a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. (Photo by Jim Prueter)


Nostalgia Highway

Mecum Auctions to host world’s largest Road Art auction June 20-25

1943 Rocco and Cheater’s Speed Shop sign

(May 31, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host The World’s Largest Road Art® Auction at its company headquarters in Walworth June 20-25 with an estimated 3,000 neon, tin and wooden signs, gas pumps and globes, pedal cars, posters and more on offer. The auction joins Mecum’s list of other annual record-sized events, including the world’s largest collector car auction held in Kissimmee, Fla., and the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction held in Las Vegas.

Mecum Indy 2023 collector car auction brings $113 million in sales

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Black Ghost

(May 29, 2023) Mecum’s annual flagship classic and collector car auction event in Indianapolis achieved more than $100 million in overall sales for the second year in a row, and with a $113 million total realized at this year’s auction, it stands as the second-highest total ever reached in the event’s 36-year history.

First ever Bentley to race at Le Mans 24 Hours sells for over $3.6 million

(May 28, 2023) GENEVA — A century ago, a Bentley 3 Liter would become the first British car and the first Bentley to compete at the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours race in its debut year. Today, as this iconic race — a 24-hour full- throttle test of man and machine — celebrates its centenary, that very first Bentley has been sold to a British enthusiast for in excess of £3m ($3.6 million).