Nostalgia Highway

Mullin Museum presents 'The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders'


1936 Bugatti Type 57SC

(March 28, 2018) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum has revealed that the “crown jewels” of its collection will return to the museum as part of its upcoming exhibit, which will debut to the public on Saturday, April 14. Entitled “L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders,” this new display will showcase the finest and most renowned sculpture, artifacts and vehicles from the Mullin Museum’s permanent collection, each representing the skill and unparalleled craftsmanship of the most esteemed French master coachbuilders.

Record attendance, more than 1,000 displays highlight classic auto show


 Grand Marshall Award—Chip Foose’s 32’ Ford 5 Window Coupe

(March 21, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Record attendance with over 30,000 enthusiasts, displays of more than 1,000 rare and vintage cars and the presentation of 25 awards highlighted the second annual Classic Auto Show, which took over two floors at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Out of sight for 50 years, Golden Sahara II makes it return to the spotlight

(March 15, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will offer Jim Street’s legendary “self-driving” 1950s custom car at no reserve in its as-discovered garage-find condition at Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic auction May 15-19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Nissan honored as featured marque at the 2018 Classic Motorsports Mitty

(March 14, 2018) BRASELTON, Ga. — Nissan/Datsun has been selected as the featured marque for the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Speedfest vintage races at the upcoming Classic Motorsports Mitty vintage festival, where legendary Datsun/Nissan race driver John Morton will serve as the grand marshal.

ClassicCars.com reveals more than just DeLorean was built in Ireland

(March 12, 2018) PHOENIX, Ariz. — If you thought the famous “Back to the Future” DeLorean was the only automobile with Irish roots, think again. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, the experts at ClassicCars.com have identified seven additional vehicles that were produced on the Emerald Isle.

DeLorean

Improved online VIN decoder covers more classic Chevy models

(March 2, 3018) BENTONVILLE, Ark. — H&H Classic Parts has recently updated their classic Chevy VIN decoder to include Chevelle and Camaro models. Unlike traditional VIN decoders, H&H Classic Parts' decoder takes the guesswork out of decoding. Now, classic Chevelle, Camaro, Tri-Five, Impala, and Chevy II/Nova owners can simply plug in their vehicle's VIN, and the decoder will provide information such as year, assembly plant, engine type, and more.

Sales hit $9 million at Mecum Los Angeles auction


1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon

(February 25, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis.— Mecum’s Los Angeles 2018 collector-car auction held earlier this month in California at Fairplex at Pomona achieved $9 million in overall sales totals, with the top 10 highest sellers heavily populated by modern supercars and a handful of classic beauties.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City March 16-17


1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible

(February 23, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is gearing up for its return to the Kansas City Convention Center this March 16-17 to continue one of the company’s longest-running annual auctions. Mecum Kansas City 2018 will mark the company’s 25th year of collector-car auctions in Kansas City, Mo., and the event is slated to present an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more for auction.

1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger' wins Custom d'Elegance award


1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger'

(February 19, 2018) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An extraordinary 1941 Buick Sedanette owned by Clifford Mattis and built by Antioch, Calif.-based Lucky 7 Customs was named as the recipient of the coveted “Custom d’Elegance” award at the 68th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama, in a presentation made during closing ceremonies at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Porsche Classic supplies classic parts from a 3D printer

(February 12, 2018) STUTTGART, Germany — "No longer available" — for collectors of rare classic cars, the unavailability of spare parts can quickly lead to problems. In the worst case scenario, the car may even be forced out of action. Porsche Classic, the division of Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles, has come up with a solution to this problem: namely, producing extremely rare parts that are only needed in small quantities using 3D printers.

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