Nostalgia Highway

Does investing in classic cars offer a better return than the stock market?


1969 Chevy Camaro

(July 14, 2018) A new graphic from Kwik-Lift proves investing in a classic or will-be classic car can offer a better return than sinking your money into the stock market. Based on five of the most expensive vehicles Barrett-Jackson sold in January 2018, the folks at Kwik-Lift ran some numbers and verified that collector cars are indeed a solid investment.

ClassicCars.com says Dodge Charger most searched collector car


1969 Dodge Charger

(July 12, 2018) PHOENIX — The Dodge Charger is America’s most frequently searched collector car and ties with the Ford Mustang as the country’s most popular muscle car, according to two new reports issued today by ClassicCars.com, a website for researching and purchasing classic automobiles and trucks.

Henry Leland's search for perfection


1932 Lincoln Model KB Sport Phaeton

By William G. Sawyer
Contributing Editor, The Virtual Driver

(July 4, 2018) How many Lincoln owners know their vehicle is the product of an argument with a pacifist, a billionaire’s vendetta, and a cruel, heartless father’s begrudging attempt to give his sensitive, talented son a chance — no matter how slim — to emerge from his shadow?

Rare Porsche 550A Spyder heads to Mecum Monterey auction

(June 28, 2018) The Porsche 550A Spyder ranks among the all-time royalty at the head table of Porsche history. One of these rare models — one of only 39 built and a three-time race winner during the 1958 season — will head to the auction block at The Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. Mecum’s annual event on the Monterey Peninsula takes place Aug. 23-25.

Mecum Portland auction reaches $8.6 million in overall sales


1969 Chevy Camaro RS/SS

(June 27, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returned to the Portland Expo Center this past weekend for its third annual collector-car auction in the City of Roses. Overall sales totals for the two-day auction reached $8.6 million as 296 vehicles successfully hammered sold.

Mecum Denver auction brings $10 million in overall sales


1966 Volkswagen 21 Window Samba

(June 14, 2018) Mecum Auctions held another successful collector-car auction in Denver this past weekend with $10 million in overall sales achieved as a strong 75 percent of all vehicles hammered sold. Topping all sales at the auction was a Plum Crazy Pearl 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible boasting a 528/650 HP aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi engine and race-prepped 727 automatic transmission with Pistol Grip shifter.

Mecum returns to Denver with muscle cars, classics, hot rods, resto mods


1957 Chevrolet Nomad

(June 5, 2018) Mecum Auctions will return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 8-9 with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

Nissan supports two Japanese car culture exhibits at Petersen museum


1937 Datsun Model 16 Coupe

(May 29, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Nissan has announced its support of two new exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum that celebrate and explore the intersection of American and Japanese car culture. Both opened to the public on May 26.

Mecum's Indianapolis auction brings in $69.4 million in sales


Corvette pace car collection sells for $1.76 million

(May 28, 2018) INDIANAPOLIS — Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis outdid itself once again with a 24-percent growth in overall sales from just last year, earning it a place in the books as the highest-grossing Spring Classic auction in its 31-year history. The six-day classic and collector car auction brought in $69.4 million in total sales as 1,406 vehicles changed hands for a strong sell-through rate of 76 percent.

From subcompact to sedan — How the Honda Civic has changed


1995 Honda Civic Coupe

(May 25, 2018) A new, downloadable ebook shares more than 40 years of Honda Civic history covering the evolution of the Civic through 10 generations, from the affordable, subcompact of the early 1970s to the current high-performance trim level. The team at HondaPartsOnline.net researched and developed this free download to celebrate the enduring popularity of Honda’s economical and reliable Civic.

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