Nostalgia Highway

A son's 38-year quest to find and restore his father's 1967 VW Type 3


Lynn Pfenning and his father, Marvin Pfenning, in front of the 1967 Type 3 Fastback in 2018

(March 20, 2020) Lynn Pfenning spent 38 years chasing down his father’s beloved 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 fastback and four years restoring it to its original glory. The cousin of the Volkswagen Beetle was a major touchstone of Pfenning’s childhood. His father purchased the Brunswick Blue Type 3 fastback for $2,200 in 1967 after totaling his 1965 Volkswagen Beetle.

Chevrolet film demonstrates safety of new Corvair in 1960

(March 16, 2020) When Chevrolet introduced the rear-engine Corvair for the 1960 model year, General Motors also began a campaign to convince skeptical new car buyers that it was a safe vehicle. This film was produced to demonstrate the economy car’s handling, braking, reliability, structural strength. Chevrolet tagged it “the compact car that people could count on.”

Mecum reveals the Ken Miles Shelby GT350R Model in May auction


Ken Miles' Shelby Mustang 5R002

(March 12, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — The awe-inspiring collection of John Atzbach — highlighted most notably by the first 1965 Shelby GT350R Competition Model built, known as the “Flying Mustang” — was announced today by Mecum Auctions as an offering that will serve as the headlining main attraction of Dana Mecum’s 33rd Original Spring Classic, to be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this May 12-17.

Auction starts March 19 for rare 1979 Volkswagen GTI 1.6 Mk 1

(Mach 10, 2020) LONDON, England — A rare 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.6 Mk1 Series 1 in museum quality condition will go under the hammer with leading online classic car auction house, The Market. The very early UK, right hand drive, 4-speed has covered less than 17,000 miles from new in the hands of only three registered owners, making it possibly the best preserved, most original and most well-known Golf GTI Mk 1 on the planet.

Barrett-Jackson heads to Florida with some desirable convertibles


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

(March 5, 2020) PALM BEACH, Fla. —  Barrett-Jackson heads to the Sunshine State with a docket of unique and desirable convertibles during the 18th Annual Palm Beach Auction April 16-14 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Among some of the noteworthy drop-tops crossing the block in the Orange State is a stunning Larkspur Harbor Blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible. The nut-and-bolt restored Bel Air is powered by a 283ci Power Pack V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust.

Hagerty's DriveShare taking entries for Highway 1 Dream Drive

(March 1, 2020) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Licensed drivers who share their vision of a "Dream Drive" will be eligible to win a four-day, three-night road trip down California's famed Highway 1 in a Daytona Coupe by Factory Five, courtesy of DriveShare by Hagerty.

One Rabbit GTI fan's years-long build of his "ultimate" custom car

(February 25, 2020) However much you’ve worked on a single vehicle, chances are you haven’t done as much as Derek Spratt did to his 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. Over the course of seven years, Spratt estimates he spent more than 12,000 hours modifying his GTI and documenting his labor of love in over 180 videos on social media.

1936 Ford wins Custom d’Elegance award at Sacramento Autorama


Jeff Boone's 1936 Ford Custom

(February 19, 2020) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Autorama, one of the world’s longest running indoor car shows, hosted over 500 world-class custom vehicles and handed out over 400 individual awards during its awards ceremony on Feb. 16 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento.

Classic Recreations debuts new 1,000-horsepower 1969 Mustang Mach 1

(February 15, 20200 YUKON, Okla. — Oklahoma-based custom coach builder Classic Recreations has introduced its latest vehicle — a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 nicknamed “Hitman.” The vehicle is the first Mach 1 produced as part of an exclusive licensing deal with Ford Motor Company that includes iconic Mustangs like the Boss 429, Boss 302 and the Mach 1.

Estimated 1,500 muscle cars at Mecum Glendale auction March 11-14


1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle

(February 14, 2020) Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium for its second-annual event in Glendale, Ariz., March 11-14 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block, as well as more than 500 Road Art items and 120 collectible guitars.

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