Nostalgia Highway

Eleven John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' to sell at auction

1954 Buick Skylark convertible

(April 13, 2024) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will offer 11 diverse vehicles with No Reserve from John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection during this year’s Palm Beach Auction, to be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds April 18-20. Among the highlights of the collection is an extensively customized Torch Red 1973 Corvette convertible and a restored 1954 Buick Skylark convertible that is one of 836 examples produced for that model year.

Reynolds’ final Bandit Trans Am goes to the auction block

By Jeff Peek
Hagerty Media
Photos by Barrett-Jackson

(April 6, 2024) So many Smokey and the Bandit tribute cars have crossed the auction block in recent years that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. What’s different about this one? According to Barrett-Jackson, the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE being auctioned at its April 18-20 Palm Beach event was the last one personally owned by Burt Reynolds.

Rev up your reading — Hundreds of Ford Times magazines now public

(April 3 2024) Get ready to take a road trip through automotive history as the Ford Heritage Vault makes Ford Times magazines available to the public. As Ford's network of branch offices rapidly expanded in the early 20th century, the Ford Times was created in 1908 to keep employees in distant locations updated on the latest company offerings. Within two years the magazine evolved into a consumer publication focusing on lifestyle and travel, enjoying a successful run until its final issue in 1993.

Mustang celebrates 60 with can’t-miss owner event April 17

(March 29, 2024) NEW YORK — Nearly 60 years ago, Ford unveiled the original Mustang at the World’s Fair in New York. This April, the next chapter of Mustang begins with an epic Mustang fan event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Owners and fans in attendance will get a first look at a limited edition 60th Anniversary Appearance Package and try new, exclusive Mustang ownership experiences rolling out over the next year.

Mecum Houston collector car auction returns to NRG Center April 4-6

1933 Packard Eight Coupe Roadster

(March 22, 2024) Mecum Auctions will return to NRG Center this April 4-6 for Mecum Houston 2024, with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered throughout the three-day auction event.

Lamborghini 350 GT returns to Geneva 60 years after its debut

(March 18, 2024) In March 1964, Automobili Lamborghini was still in its infancy. Established just a few months previously, it had presented its first prototype in October 1963, known as the 350 GTV and designed by Franco Scaglione and built at Carrozzeria Sargiotto in Turin. The production car, derived from that first prototype (which remained a one-off), was the 350 GT, presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1964.

Mecum Glendale 2024 collector car auction exceeds $54 million in sales

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe sold for $1,815,000

942 vehicles sold during
5-Day Arizona auction event

(March 18, 2024) Mecum Auctions’ most recent event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., saw overall sales totals eclipse $54 million as 942 classic and collector vehicles hammered sold throughout the five-day auction event. Headlined by the $1.815 million sale of a highly awarded L88 Corvette top sales results at the auction included a variety of American-built favorites from Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and Cadillac.

Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol art featured at Petersen Automotive Museum

Vik Muniz (b. 1961), Standard Station (Night), after Ed Ruscha, 2008

'Eyes on the Road: Art of the Automotive
Landscape' showcases artists, designers

(March 15, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut its newest exhibit, “Eyes on the Road: Art of the Automotive Landscape,” on March 30. The display, which explores the intersection of art, the motoring environment and automotive innovation, will feature a curated selection of concept cars and artwork from iconic artists, including Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. 

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1947 Delahaye named Best in Show at Amelia

Record 27,000 automotive enthusiasts
celebrated car culture over four days  

(March 6, 2024) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was crowned Best in Show, Concours de Sport while a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cariolet took home Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance at the 29th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Sunday Concours concluded a week long celebration of the automobile which included auction, seminars, film viewings and several automotive events. In total, over 27,000 automotive enthusiasts visited The Amelia between Feb. 29 and March 3.

Petersen Automotive Museum to debut 'GM’s Marvelous Motorama'

New exhibit will feature six 'Dream
Cars' from the Joe Bortz Collection

(February 29, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate “Dream Cars” from the 1950s with its newest exhibit, “GM's Marvelous Motorama: Dream Cars From the Joe Bortz Collection,” which will open on March 16. The exhibit will feature six concept cars, together for the first time under one roof, originally displayed at GM Motorama shows in 1953, ‘54 and ‘55.