Nostalgia Highway

Sound and color added to 1920s New Jersey street scene

(February 28, 2021) The hustle and bustle of Kinney Street in Newark, N.J., comes to life in this old film from the 1920s with color and sound added creating the feeling of actually being there. Notice all the electrified street cars on the street.

Ringbrothers unveils custom 1968 Mercury Cougar

(February 26, 2021) SPRING GREEN, Wis.  — Ringbrothers, a custom car builder and parts manufacturer, today unveiled its latest creation — a resto-mod 1968 Mercury Cougar. The Cougar makes a healthy 460 horsepower from its Ford Coyote 5.0L V8 engine connected to a 10-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission borrowed from the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Carroll Shelby's personal Cobra 427 Super Snake to be auctioned

(February 22, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson has announced that CSX 3015, the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake built personally for Carroll Shelby, will be auctioned as part of a private collection crossing the block during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27. Seventeen additional collectible vehicles from the collection will be offered with No Reserve, including a rare 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN 005, which is the first-production Thunderbird ever sold to the public.

1911 Reeves Octoauto was an 8-wheel technological marvel

By Jeff Peek
Hagerty

(February 21, 2021) Eight is enough — exactly the right amount, as it turns out, when it comes to the number of wheels on a car. In 1911, Milton Reeves tested that theory with an eight-wheel vehicle he called the Octoauto. The odd-looking automobile wasn’t his first creation or his last, but it was definitely Reeves’ most significant, even though it wasn’t a financial success. Reeves, a native of Indiana who was born during the Civil War, was among the early architects of the horseless carriage in the late 1880s. In fact, his initial iteration is widely considered the fourth or the fifth American automobile ever created.

Barrett-Jackson Auction to include more than 1,100 Automobilia items

(February 20, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will offer more than 1,100 genuine automobilia items with No Reserve during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27. The highly coveted collectibles offered during the Automobilia Auction — which will cross the block daily beginning Monday, March 22 — include over 60 original neon porcelain signs, over 35 beautifully restored gas pumps, and many fine items from the Larry Winkler and Laguna Euro collections.

A peek inside FDR’s flathead V-12 armored 1942 Lincoln

(February 16, 2021) In its latest video celebrating million-dollar cars, the Petersen Automotive Museum takes an in-depth look at President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s armored 1942 Lincoln, just in time for Presidents’ Day this week. Petersen’s chief historian Leslie Kendall gives this tour from the museum’s Vault, where this Lincoln can usually be found surrounded by other cars that were used by various international heads of state.

Steve Todhunter Collection to headline Mecum Glendale Collector Car Auction


Part of Steve Todhunter Collection

(February 10, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host its third annual auction in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium March 18-20, and the anticipated 1,200-car lineup will be headlined by the awe-inspiring collection of Steve Todhunter, which comprises 20 vehicles ranging from seven pristine, low-mile Ferraris to a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM previously owned by late actor Paul Walker.

Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy — Flying high for 110 years

(February 7, 2021) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Spirit of Ecstasy — its official emblem. The intellectual property of the design was registered on Feb. 6, 1911, establishing a defining feature of the Rolls-Royce brand and one of the most famous, iconic and desirable symbols of luxury in the world. Almost unaltered throughout her long and storied life, the Spirit of Ecstasy graces the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car built at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, England.

Betty White’s ‘Parakeet’ Cadillac on display at AACA Museum

By Larry Edsall
Classic Cars Journal

(January 29, 2021) Much was made recently of actress Betty White’s 99th birthday. But did you know one of her favorite cars, a 1977 Seamist Green Cadillac Seville she named “Parakeet,” resides at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa.? The car was a gift from her late husband, television game show-host Allen Ludden. To celebrate its former owner’s birthday, the museum staff staged a 99th birthday party around the car.

Mecum answers the January call in Florida — Auction sales top $141 million


Carroll Shleby's 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra sold for $5,940,000

(January 27, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis.  — All eyes looked to Mecum Auctions in Florida to carry the torch for the January collector car auction action with hopes that the company would kick off 2021 with positive news and successful sales. Not only did Mecum answer the call, it delivered the message with $141.2 million in sales and an overall sell-through rate of 90% in January. For 10 straight days at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., Mecum put on a spectacle of automotive entertainment, sending 2,030 collector cars home with new buyers for a whopping 89% sell-through of the total number of cars offered.

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