Nostalgia Highway

3,500 vehicles including 30 collections make up Mecum Kissimmee auction

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 'Vault Find'

(January 2, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 500 of the nearly 800 vehicles that make up 30-plus collections consigned to the world’s largest collector car auction will be offered at no reserve when Mecum Kissimmee 2022 returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 11-day auction event, Jan. 6-16. In total, an estimated 3,500 vehicles will cross the auction block throughout the duration, and more than 1,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia will be presented on “Road Art Monday,” Jan. 10.

Barrett-Jackson revs up for 'automotive event of the year' in Scottsdale

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

(December 28, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is revving up for the automotive event of 2022 when it returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 22-30, to celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. The annual Scottsdale Auction has hosted some of the most electrifying moments in collector car history over the last five decades. January’s Scottsdale Auction will both celebrate those milestones and deliver an event filled with a collector car docket, the latest vehicles from top automakers, symposiums on a variety of automotive-related topics, and hundreds of exhibits and displays.

Famed 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom to headline Mecum Kissimmee lineup

(December 21, 2021) In 1952, a young Bob Hirohata purchased a 1951 Mercury and delivered it to the era’s most famous customizing duo, brothers Sam and George Barris, for a radical overhaul that almost instantly became the most prominent and well-known customization of the classic car era.

Hagerty Garage + Social goes nationwide with Seattle Clubhouse

(December 21, 2021) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced that it has opened its next premium clubhouse and car storage facility, Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle, which follows the openings of clubhouse locations in Delray Beach, N.Y., Chicago and Toronto. Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle will serve as a central gathering place for the growing collector car and driving enthusiast community in the region.

First production Mini Remastered Oselli Edition delivered

(December 20, 2021) SILVERSTONE, England — First deliveries of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition are underway, with the first bespoke model delivered to a customer in Scandinavia. In the coming months, customers in North America, Asia and across Europe will receive their vehicles as the brand's global growth accelerates.

More than 200 Corvettes assigned to Mecum Kissimmee auction

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Gulf One

(December 15, 2021)  For nearly 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has captured the passionate hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world, and since 1985, “America’s Sports Car” has been among the most popular and coveted offerings at Mecum auction events. Headlining the nearly 200 Corvettes consigned to Mecum Kissimmee 2022, slated for Jan. 6-16 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., are eight that have been appropriately earmarked as “A Once in a Lifetime Offering of Corvettes” due to their impressive individual and cumulative prowess.

$19.2 million in overall auction sales achieved at Mecum’s final 2021 event

1967 Chevrolet Corvtte convertible

(December 13, 2021) Mecum Auctions closed out the year by setting an all-time sales record at its long-running Kansas City auction, Dec. 2-4. The three-day event saw 85 percent of all 709 vehicles hammer sold as overall sales totals reached $19.2 million, far exceeding the previous Kansas City auction high of $13 million.

NHRA Motorsports Museum releases historical videos

(December 5, 2021) Museums aren't just places to store old stuff, they're places to tell the stories that mean something to us using that old stuff as a medium. The staff at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum knows this all too well. A video series that curator Greg Sharp and racer Jack Beckman put together earlier this year tell fascinating stories of drag racing and hot rodding history.

The view from a San Francisco cable car mid-20th Century

(December 1, 2021) Travel the rails on the streets of San Francisco with a cable car in this early 1960s video. It's fun to see the streets packed with parked cars from the '50s and early '60s — and to see how many you can identify. If you are into old cars and trucks — particularly from the mid 20th Century — than you will enjoy this 3 1/2 - minute romp through downtown San Francisco.

One woman's 40th birthday becomes a tie-dye Beetle dream come true

(November 26, 2021) Since the age of 16, Virginia native and tie-dye enthusiast Tasha Lacks had her heart set on one day becoming the owner of a Volkswagen vehicle, a brand of cars that made her eyes twinkle as she played “punch dub” from the backseat of her parents’ car in the 80s. Her dreams finally came true in 2021 when her husband, Jessie, gifted her with a one-of-a-kind present for her 40th birthday: a tie-dye, flower themed Volkswagen Beetle.