Nostalgia Highway

Carroll Shelby's first Shelby Cobra returns to Las Vegas

(November 14, 2018) LAS VEGAS — The first Shelby Cobra, CSX2000, has returned to Las Vegas for an exclusive exhibit inside the Las Vegas Shelby Heritage Center through March 31. On loan from the Larry H. Miller family, the world-famous roadster will be displayed to the public for free and through key events such as the Team Shelby Bash and the holiday season.

Ford's 1936 'Rhythm of the Road' musical

(November 9, 2018) Automobile advertising has certainly evolved over the years as dramatically pointed out by this 1936 Ford movie clip that depicts beautiful tree-lined English scenery and what presumedly are Ford vehicles equipped with Ford V8 engines.

Mecum Chicago auction realizes $17.5 million in sales


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(October 31, 2018) Mecum’s Chicago 2018 classic and collector car auction marked another in a long line of successful auctions that have shown huge growth with margins exceeding 30 percent from the previous year. With overall sales totals of $17.5 million, Mecum Chicago 2018 constituted a 38-percent increase over 2017 totals as 75 percent of all 896 vehicles offered hammered sold.

Heavy Philadelphia traffic on Sept. 7, 1950


Temple Univeristy archives

(October 25, 2018) Race Street appears to be an appropriate name for this Philadelphia thoroughfare which joined the entrance to the Delaware River Bridge in this photo from the Temple University archives. According to the source, the image was taken on Sept. 7, 1950.

DRIVEN360's classic 1975 Ford Bronco gets second round of modifications

(October 25, 2018) TEMECULA, Calif. — RAW Motorsports, a leading engineering and fabrication builder of high-performance, off-road and specialty vehicles, has led the charge to complete a second round of modifications on DRIVEN360’s classic 1975 Ford Bronco.

Mecum to feature 1,000 consignments including two collections in Las Vegas


1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
(October 23, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Following an exceptionally successful inaugural auction last year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 15-17 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

New Chevrolet crate engines showcased in vintage concepts


1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna SEMA show car

(October 16, 2018) DETROIT — Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines go on display at the SEMA Show, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in a trio of vintage vehicles that showcase the installation possibilities for builders. “Chevrolet Performance’s expanding crate engine lineup offers something for every enthusiast and his or her dream project,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

Nissan joins festivities for 31st annual International Z Car Convention


1970 Datsun 240Z

(October 15, 2018) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The original Datsun 240Z made its debut in the fall of 1969 and immediately set the sports car world on its head. One year short of its 50th anniversary, the iconic "Z car" is still being celebrated around the world, including this week at the 31st annual International Z Car Convention.

Mecum Dallas sale realizes $30 million; Ford GT goes for $1.32 million


1963 Chevy Corvette Z06

(October 12, 2018) Mecum Dallas 2018 reached $30 million in overall sales totals as 839 collector cars hammered sold for a 73 percent sell-through rate. The total sales achieved constitute a34 percent increase over 2017.

1933 Isotta Fraschini, 1937 Packard win top awards at Atlanta Concours


1937 Packard Super 8 Dual Cowl Sport

(October 5, 2018) ATLANTA, Ga. — There was something for everyone this year at the Third Annual Atlanta Concours d’Elegance — from mint julep ice cream on the grounds of world-renowned Chateau Elan to an international food flow with outstanding latte service — but the cars were still the stars.  

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