Nostalgia Highway

Mecum Auctions returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds for 2023 fall auction

1929 ord Model AA stake pickup truck

1,500 muscle cars, classics, Corvettes
to cross the auction block Oct. 5-7

(September 22, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Inspired by the continued growth in consignments and sales at Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic — an annual destination for collector car hobbyists each May in Indianapolis — Mecum Auctions established the Indy Fall Special to cater to the strong demand of its customers and fans.

Examining the Mercedes W123 — 'The finest saloon car of the 20th Century'

By Casey Williams

(September 14, 2023) On November 6, 1979, my grandmother bought a new Mercedes-Benz 280E and paid $22,943 for the privilege.  I know because I have the invoice.  That’s over $80,000 in today’s money for a car with AM/FM radio, vinyl seats, and hubcaps.  But, Grandma owned the best car in the world — a car named 1977 Import Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine and featured in a book titled, “Mercedes-Benz W123:  The finest saloon car of the 20th Century?”

New American Honda Collection Hall showcases Honda history in the U.S.

Located in main lobby of Honda
headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

(September 13, 2023) TORRANCE, Calif. — The new American Honda Collection Hall officially opened its doors this week in Southern California. The hall offers visitors a glimpse of more than 60 historic and significant Honda and Acura automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment, race machines, engines and concept models, plus images, graphics and video presentations.

Resto-Mods highlight Barrett-Jackson's first New Orleans auction

1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

(September 10, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is shifting excitement into high gear for the inaugural New Orleans Auction, Sept. 28-30, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with an amazing group of collectible vehicles selling with No Reserve. A selection of high-quality Resto-Mods based on popular American cars and trucks built from the 1960s to 1970s will be among the coveted collectible vehicles taking center stage in New Orleans.

Mecum Monterey 2023 totals $45 million in sales

1966 Ferrari 275 FTB

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB tops
sales fetching $3.41 million

(September 2, 2023) MONTEREY, Calif. —  Mecum’s annual Daytime Auction held Aug. 17-19, saw overall sales eclipse $45 million over the course of the three-day event. Held during Monterey Car Week, Mecum Monterey 2023 saw impressive individual sales, with the auction’s top sellers led by a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinettathat sold for $3.41 million and six of the top 10 breaking the $1 million mark.

Aeromotive announces Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank for 1967-72 Chevy C10 trucks

(August 30, 2023) The latest addition to Aeromotive’s Gen II Stealth Fuel Tank lineup is designed specifically for the hugely popular 1967-72 Chevrolet C10 truck. This rear-mount configuration allows builders to easily replace the in-cab fuel tank with a 17-gallon tank positioned behind the rear axle and between the frame rails.

Mecum Auctions returns to Dallas Sept. 20-23 with 1,500 muscle cars

1934 Dodge Hot Rod Pickup

(August 22, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Hot off the heels of a jam-packed summer schedule, Mecum Auctions is set to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Sept. 20-23 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more set to cross the auction block and live TV coverage on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster is 'Best of Show' at Pebble Beach

(August 21, 2023) A Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster (W 29) won the prestigious "Best of Show" title at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Sunday. The sporty luxury car prevailed over a top-class field of exclusive classic cars in the jury vote at the final event of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. This victory is the 10th "Best of Show" title for a Mercedes-Benz vehicle since the start of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1950.

Corvette's 70th anniversary celebrated by Petersen Automotive Museum

By David Boldt

(August 15, 2023) LOS ANGELES — It began (as I did) in 1953. The American economy was booming, but then, so was Wisconsin’s senator, Joe McCarthy. And while the election of Dwight Eisenhower put World War II fully behind us, the Cold War was heating up. With that, a handful of execs at General Motors believed the company should be building a sports car, and while the all-new Corvette was not yet America’s Sports Car, the basics were there, and at least one engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, recognized its potential.

Celebrating 'Fifties in Cars' in Minnesota

(August 12, 2023) "Take a ride back to the "Fifties in Cars" at the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) car show in St. Paul, Minnesota. This car show is easily the largest car show of its kind featuring close to 12,00 different cars. All the cars were built before 1964 and this collection is simply incredible as people come from all over the world to show their cars. Watch the video from MotorTrend.