Nostalgia Highway

Petersen Automotive Museum breaks cruise-in record with Donut Media

(February 20, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum hosted its largest-ever cruise-in on Sunday, Feb. 18. The inaugural Donut Media Cruise-In marked a historic milestone for the museum as it celebrates its 30th anniversary throughout the year, drawing over 2,000 attendees and more than maxing out the 600-space parking lot.

Bugatti Type 35 — Celebrating a century of design, engineering, racing genius

(February 16, 2024) Without equal at its launch in 1924, the epoch-defining Bugatti Type 35 secured more than 2,500 race victories during its active time, and its beauty, technical ingenuity and driving brilliance remain just as appealing a century later. To understand the Bugatti Type 35, one must first understand its creator, Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti. Without the one, there could have never been the other.

Mecum Auctions returns to Glendale, Arizona, March 5-9


1953 Corvette Roadstaer number 129 of 300

Estimated 2,000 classic, collector
cars, road art to be auctioned

(February 13, 2024) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium March 5-9 for its sixth annual auction in Glendale with an estimated 2,000 classic and collector vehicles and approximately 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia items to be offered.

Outdoor Utah museum features gas station signs, old cars


Photo by Carol Highsmith

(February 10, 2024) The Petroliana Museum at the AAA Lakeside Storage, 4095 West Center St., in Provo, Utah, has offered visitors a walk through automotive history since 1983. Items like antique porcelain signs, an antique gas station, and close to 100 antique gas pumps from 1917 to the the late 50s are available for viewing.

The Mullin Automotive Museum — AU REVOIR

By David Boldt
MyCarData

(February 7, 2024) My dad was born on 80 acres outside of Bennet, Neb, in 1922, while my mom joined four older siblings near Ohiowa, Neb., in 1930. Both were as far removed from Paris, the Bugatti headquarters at Molsheim or Le Mans as was possible in that part of the 20th century. In the early ‘20s my dad’s family had a Model T and tractor, while in the ‘30s my mom’s folks had enough car to get their family to Idaho — and then back to Lincoln in that same Depression-riddled decade.

Back to basics — Remembering the Alfa Romeo Giulia Berlina


1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Berlina

By David Boldt
MyCarData

(February 5, 2024) If you’re an automotive enthusiast not yet familiar with Bring-a-Trailer, an automotive hot spot offering virtually anything with an engine, you should get familiar. And despite BaT’s premise as an auction site, you don’t need to bring money; in fact, it’s better if you don’t.

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale hits record $207.6 million in sales

$1 million raised for charity with
the sale of four charity vehicles
    
(February 1, 2024) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson supercharged its kickoff to the 2024 auction calendar with their flagship Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in dynamic fashion. The event featured its largest auction docket in company history with 2,016 collectible vehicles, all selling with No Reserve, for $200.9 million in auction sales. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson sold 1,180 pieces of authentic automobilia for $6.7 million, bringing total auction sales to $207.6 million, the most for a single auction in Barrett-Jackson history.

Beautifully rusted metal can be found everywhere


A 1936 scene near Atlanta

(January 22, 2024) While our little band of abandoned car hunters present a new find every week for Abandoned Cars and Trucks, there are many enthusiasts with camera in hand publishing pictures all over the world wide web, most on various Facebook pages. Included here for your abandoned enjoyment are a small collections of excellent discoveries from places around the country and Canada.

Gilmore gas stations were prevalent in western U.S. into the 1940s

(December 27, 2023) This picture of a Gilmore Blu-Green gas station in California was taken around 1920. The Gilmore Oil Company was an independent oil company in California founded by Arthur Fremont Gilmore after he struck oil on his dairy farm in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles around 1903.

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction to offer Frank Tiegs Collection


1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Includes 28 vintage American
muscle cars from 1960s, 1970s

(December 24, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson will offer the Frank Tiegs Collection, which includes some of the most significant 1960s and 1970s American muscle cars, at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction Jan. 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Twenty-eight vehicles from the collection will cross the auction block with No Reserve during the nine-day event, including rare and desirable examples across the Ford, Mercury, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Dodge and Plymouth marques.

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