Nostalgia Highway

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sells for $143.1 million

(May 20, 2022) STUTTGART, Germany — A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of 135 million EUR ($143.1 million) to a private collector. This icon of automotive history is an absolute rarity – one of just two prototypes built at the time. Named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of automotive engineering and design by automotive experts and enthusiasts worldwide.

Gas prices weren't always at painful levels

(May 16, 2022) Gas prices got you shaking you head and emptying your wallet? You are not alone because gas prices are now at all-time record highs. But there was a time when gas prices were reasonable. Check out this photograph taken on Sept. 24, 1945, in Detroit. Motorists are lined up for 16-cent regular and 17-cent Ethyl (premium in today's parlance). Photo from The Old Motor.

20 collections, 3,000 vehicles, 2,400 road art items at Mecum Indy Spring Classic


Parnelli Jones 2020 Ford GT

(May 8, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Dana Mecum’s 35th Original Spring Classic auction, the company’s annual flagship event, has attracted more than 20 private collections, an estimated 3,000 classic and collector vehicles, and 2,400 Road Art and memorabilia items for this year’s nine-day event, and all of it will be offered for sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis May 13-21.

New 'Caffeine and Octane' episodes premiere May 14 on MotorTrend TV

(April 27, 2022) ATLANTA —  Caffeine and Octane, the integrated brand behind North America’s largest monthly car show held at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, Ga., announces the return of its internationally acclaimed “Caffeine and Octane” series to broadcast television. Starting May14 “Caffeine and Octane” fans can watch all-new episodes on MotorTrend TV.



2,400 road art and memorabilia offerings set for Mecum’s Indy Spring Classic

(April 27, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 2,400 lots of Road Art and memorabilia and nine private collections have been consigned for auction at Dana Mecum’s 35th Original Spring Classic to take place this May 13-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, and all of it will be offered at no reserve. Most of the items will be offered from a designated, Road Art-exclusive auction block, and Monday, May 16, will be dedicated solely to the offering of Road Art.

World’s oldest Bentley T-Series gets new life

(April 15, 2022) CREWE, England — After decades of being off the road and in storage, the very first Bentley T-Series is being brought back to life after the start of a complete wheels-up restoration. The 6¼-liter pushrod V8 has been started for the first time in at least 15 years, and the engine and gearbox have proven to be in good condition despite their extended rest. After a restoration project slated to take at least 18 months and that will return the car to outstanding condition, it will be added to Bentley’s expanding Heritage Collection of road-going cars that together describe all 103 years of Bentley’s history.

Mecum Houston 2022 sets another record with $34.5 million in sales


1967 Pontiac Monkeemobile Replica

(April 12, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ first three live auction events in 2022 reached a record-setting total of nearly $300 million, and the auction house’s most recent event in Houston, Texas, kept the streak going strong with another record total coming in at $34.5 million. The 2022 auction, held March 31-April 2, saw 1,047 vehicles cross the auction block with an 86% sell-through rate achieved.

Remarkable $66.3 million achieved at Mecum Glendale 2022


1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 sells for $3.025 million

(March 24, 2022) The fourth annual Mecum Glendale, Arizona, auction at State Farm Stadium, held March 16-19, became the most successful iteration yet as $66.3 million in overall sales was achieved. The total marks a 53% increase over last year’s Glendale auction, and sell-through for the reserve-based auction reached 78% as 1,285 of all 1,657 lots offered ultimately hammered sold.

Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction to feature George Shinn collection


1958 Chevy Corvette convertible

(March 19, 20220 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson has announced that American businessman and philanthropist George Shinn will auction a select offering from his expansive collection with No Reserve during the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. A diverse curation, the offering from the George Shinn Collection in Palm Beach will include more than 30 vehicles comprising originals and Resto-Mods spanning from the 1950s to the early ’70s, as well as hot rods and modern sports cars.

Mecum Houston Collector Car Auction returns with 180 American classics


1969 Pontiac Trans Am

(March 11, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — An eclectic selection of nearly 180 American classics, muscle cars, Corvettes, trucks, customs, motorcycles and replica movie cars from The Triple J Ranch Auto Collection at no reserve will headline the estimated 1,000 vehicles expected to cross the auction block at Mecum Houston 2022 at Houston’s NRG Center this March 31-April 2.

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