Abandoned Car of the Week

This 1963 Mercury Monterey was discovered in good condition in retirement in Utah. The Monterey was manufactured from 1952 to 1974 deriving its name from Monterey Bay.  During its production, the Monterey was offered in multiple body styles, ranging from coupes, convertibles, sedans, hardtops, and station wagons.  For 1963 the Monterey came with five engine choices ranging from a 3.7-liter inline 6 to a 6.7-liter V-8. A manual transmission as well as a 3-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic were offered. (Photo by Jim Prueter)


Nostalgia Highway

Headline consignments rolling in for Mecum Monterey 2021

1936 Delahaye Type 135

(June 6, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has announced today that headline consignments are rolling in for the company’s return to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif., this Aug. 12-14. An estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

Memories of a California junkyard

A Model A Ford coupe was one among many elderly Fords in Bunch’s junkyard

By Michael Lamm
The Old Motor

(June 2, 2021) I’ve always had a soft spot for automotive junkyards. And yes, I know I’m not supposed to call them that, but I use the word with great respect and fondness. I never met a junkyard I didn’t like; in fact, I even worked in one for a short time. But that’s another story. When my family moved to Northern California in the mid 1960s, I discovered all sorts of vintage junkyards in the area, each one chocked full of marvelous old cars. One of my favorites was Bunch’s, an archeological wonder on the outskirts of the little Central Valley town of Escalon.

'The Fast and the Furious' Supra among 'no reserve' vehicles in Las Vegas

"Fast and Furious" 1994 Toyota Supra

(May 31, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will light up the Las Vegas Strip with a star-studded docket of No Reserve vehicles during the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Among the most notable a 2015 McLaren P1  originally owned by electronic music producer and professional DJ Deadmau5. The original “10-second car,” a 1994 Toyota Supra that starred in two of “The Fast and the Furious” films, along with a 2003 West Coast Choppers (WCC) custom chopper owned by Pro American wrestler Bill Goldberg are also selling with No Reserve during this year’s Las Vegas Auction.