Nostalgia Highway

Petersen to bring seven iconic Hollywood show cars to Monterey Car Week


1946 Ford Greased Lightning

(July 26, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced it will display seven legendary Hollywood star cars and custom hot rods at several events during the world-famous Monterey Car Week. Guests of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have an up-close view of one-of-a-kind icons.

Visiting a Chevrolet service department in 1950

(July 25, 2019) A 1950 Chevrolet video depicting a visit to a Chevrolet dealership for oil changes, tune-ups and other diagnostic tests shows that things 70 years ago are not so much different than today. What is not realistic in our modern automotive world — and probably a bit of hype even in 1950 — is an impromptu visit to the service department in the morning and getting an oil change, a tune-up and a paint touchup in the bodyshop all accomplished before 5 p.m.

Iconic Volkswagen Beetle ends production


1949 Volkswagen Beetle

(July 12, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexico’s Puebla plant—a Stonewashed Blue coupe—will live on display at Volkswagen’s local museum in Puebla as a lasting tribute to the automobile’s rich and storied heritage.

Petersen Automotive Museum to pay tribute to 'Father of the Corvette'


1953 Chevrolet Corvette

(July 10, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host two days of special events celebrating the life and accomplishments of former Chevrolet chief engineer, race driver and “Father of the Corvette” Zora Arkus-Duntov. The two-day celebration will feature several high-profile events including a VIP reception, exclusive Corvette rally event, Corvette cruise-in and a special panel discussion on the history and future of the Chevrolet Corvette.

Last-built C7 Corvette sets record making $2.7 million for charity

(July 2, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson made history with the sale of the last-built C7 Chevrolet Corvette and continued to fuel the hobby with a diverse docket of collector vehicles during the 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Sales over the four-day event also continued to point to the growing popularity of Resto-Mods and late model performance vehicles.

Vault Portfolio collection to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Connecticut


1932 Ford Custom Coupe

(June 22, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, has consigned the Vault Portfolio collection, an offering of 48 collector vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during three Barrett-Jackson events, including the 2019 Northeast and Las Vegas auctions, as well as the 2020 Scottsdale Auction. The first group of 14 collector vehicles from the Vault Portfolio will be sold at the 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29.

Honda restores 1961 Chevy pickup as part of 60th anniversary


An original 1961 Chevrolet pickup used as a delivery truck by Honda in the 1960s

(June 19, 2019) Shortly after American Honda Motor Co. (AHM) first opened for business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California. One of these trucks is depicted in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM's original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction offer mix of classic Mustangs


1965 Ford Mustang convertible

(June 12, 2019) UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Barrett-Jackson will offer an incredible mix of classic Ford Mustangs during its 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. When introduced by Ford in 1964, the Mustang sparked a revolution in automotive design and performance that continues on through today.

ClassicCars.com releases new mobile app for researching classics on the go

(June 11, 2019) PHOENIX, Ariz. — ClassicCars.com, the leading online marketplace and editorial site in the collector car realm, has announced the release of the official ClassicCars.com mobile app, available for both iOS and Android platforms. This app is designed to bring the full ClassicCars.com experience to mobile users, offering the site’s suite of tools on a new platform.

Gooding & Company revs up for Pebble Beach with three vintage Ferraris


1958 Ferrari 250 GT

(June 11, 2019) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, has announced a stunning competition 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta to be offered at the company’s highly anticipated Pebble Beach Auctions on Aug. 16 and 17. Accompanying this noteworthy Ferrari is a duo of celebrated cars from the esteemed marque that are sure to garner attention from worldwide Ferraristas.

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