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Live Mecum Auction in Kissimmee brings $18.6 million in sales

1934 Packard Coupe Roadster

(September 8, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than $18.6 million in overall sales was achieved at the recently held live Mecum classic and collector car auction in Kissimmee, Fla. With more than 800 vehicles crossing the auction block in just three days, Aug. 27-29, the reserve-based auction achieved a 65% sell-through rate as 518 cars hammered sold.

Mecum internet auction to offer auto parts tied to Hemmings legacy

(September 2, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is set to offer a selection of used and reproduction parts from Old Standard Auto Parts, a business started by the Hemmings family, as well as a headlight and tail-light visor business and inventory started by a former owner of Standard Auto Parts and several pieces that tie directly to Ernie Hemmings of Hemmings Motor News fame via its online, time-based auction platform, Mecum On Time. The online auction is set to begin on Sept. 16 and close on Sept. 19.

Sixty-five years later, the beauty of the Karmann Ghia endures

(August 27, 2020) When the Volkswagen Beetle became a hit in America during the ‘50s and ‘60s, it won over buyers for its utility, its frugality and its driving dynamics – not its unusual approach to automobile design. Even Volkswagen ads would later compare it to the Apollo lunar module with the tagline: “It’s ugly but it gets you there.”

1977 Toyota Celica wins virtual Future Collector Car show

(August 24, 2020) PHOENIX  — Future Collector Car Show, presented by, held its first-ever virtual event during Petersen Car Week and announced the 1977 Toyota Celica owned by Koji Yamaguchi as its winner.

Petersen Automotive Museum, Porsche partner for Virtual Car Week

(August 14, 2020) LOS ANGELES  — The Petersen Automotive Museum will continue its partnership with Porsche to present a Porsche-only virtual car show today (Friday, Aug. 14) during Petersen Car Week Presented by Michelin. Porsche will be the title sponsor for the entire roster of Friday events, which include a walk-around of the Koenigsegg Gemera, a RUF shop tour, HRE facility tour, Legends of the Autobahn, Bonhams auction, O’Gara Coach garage tour and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Mecum returns to Kissimmee, Fla., for 1,000-car live auction Aug. 27-29

1938 LaSalle Coupe street rod

(August 5, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — With health and safety protocols that exceed national standards and enhanced bidding options available in-person, online and via telephone, Mecum’s Kissimmee Summer Special collector car auction will kick off at the Osceola Heritage Park grounds in Kissimmee, Fla.,  Aug. 27-29 featuring an estimated 1,000 vehicles.

Million-mile Nissan Frontier returns home to Smyrna

(August 4, 2020) CHICAGO — After more than a million miles of hard work, Brian Murphy's 2007 Nissan Frontier is headed home. Murphy has swapped his "Million-Mile" Frontier for a new 2020 Frontier at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, the same dealership where he bought his 2007 Frontier more than 13 years ago. The Million Mile Frontier will retire where it was assembled, the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn.

New Ford podcast 'Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story' breaks new ground

(August 3, 2020) DEARBORN, Mich. — On Aug.10, Ford will debut Bring Back Bronco, an eight-episode podcast series about the history of the Ford Bronco. Listeners can see the trailer and sign up for notifications on their preferred podcast app when each new episode in video below.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run gets the green light for 2020

(July 27, 2020) The Royal Automobile Club has announced that the RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will be going ahead on Sunday, Nov. 1. Ben Cussons, chairman of the Club, explained: “It gives the Club enormous pleasure to be announcing this news and it’s wonderful that we are able to use the traditional London to Brighton route.

Mullin Automotive Museum debuts 'Under the Hood' series on YouTube

(July 27, 2020) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum debuted a new five-episode “Under the Hood” series on its YouTube channel on July 24. It will air every Friday for five weeks with each episode allowing viewers to learn about the engines that power the extraordinary French automobiles in the museum’s collection.