Nostalgia Highway

Lunaz to begin production of electric classic 1970-1994 Range Rovers

(December 7, 2020) SILVERSTONE, England — Lunaz, a leading creator of electric classic cars, has announced the first tranche of production availability for classic electric Range Rovers. The company, based in Silverstone, England, will create an initial run of 50 of the luxury SUVs built in the ‘classic era’ between 1970 and 1994.  Since unveiling Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce electrified classics, Lunaz has been consistently asked by its global customer base to apply its re-engineering and restoration approach to these cars.

1921 Duesenberg, 1970 Dodge Challenger added to Historic Vehicle Register

(December 6, 2020) The National Historic Vehicle Register has officially added two cars this year to their list — the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE and the 1921 Duesenberg Straight Eight. They will be joining the 26 other significant automobiles that are on the register. Their significant stories will be documented for all future generations at the Library of Congress. The National Historic Vehicle Register was developed by Historic Vehicle Association to thoroughly document America’s most historically important automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage has 414,000 miles — And ready for more

(December 2, 2020)  FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Jerry and Janice Huot drove their 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 414,000 miles — through six grueling winters in rural Minnesota — and the only reason they didn’t go farther was a too-good-to-refuse offer from White Bear Mitsubishi dealer principal Richard Herod III to trade in the Plasma Purple sub-compact for a new 2020 Mirage earlier this year.

Mecum's 2020 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier achieves $3.6 million in sales

(December 2, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Nearly 900 lots of tractors, vintage trucks, signs and farm relics crossed the auction block at Mecum's Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 19-21, and even in the face of unexpected, eleventh-hour changes, the event was a pronounced success with a 90% sell-through rate and $3.6 million in overall sales achieved. Due to restrictions announced by the governor of Iowa within 24 hours of the auction’s slated start time, the Gone Farmin’ team was forced to make a sudden transition, taking what was planned as a live-auction event and turning it into a live-online auction just hours before the first item crossed the block.

Mecum Las Vegas auction achieves $13 million in sales


1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

(November 29, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions’ forward momentum achieved another thrust with a successful live classic and collector car auction event earlier this month in Las Vegas, as a group of 431 vehicles crossed the auction block. With bids pouring in from both live, on-site auction participants as well as those who opted to bid online from the comfort of home, the Mecum Las Vegas auction saw 316 vehicles hammer sold for a 73% sell-through rate and $13 million in overall sales.

Sixth annual Future Collector Car Show in Phoenix April 11


Future Collector Car Show photo

Source: ClassicCars.com

(November 24, 2020) The sixth annual Future Collector Car Show is scheduled for April 11 on High Street in Phoenix, ClassicCars.com has announced. The event is free to spectators and promises to feature “dozens of sponsor and exhibit stands, a live stylist competition and fashion show, and some of the finest restored and modified future collector vehicles in the world.”

Global demand for resto-mod vehicles drives Classic Recreations expansion

(November 24, 2020) DALLAS — Classic Recreations is in the midst of a major expansion including new car models, the hiring of additional personnel and an additional 24,000 square feet of manufacturing and showroom facilities in North Texas. This expansion will increase production of the reimagined classic muscle cars to meet growing demand worldwide, as well as accepting high performance restoration projects. To highlight this expansion, Classic Recreations recently gathered five vehicles from their lineup for a “Million Dollar Meeting of Legends” photo and video shoot in Dallas.

Lamborghini celebrates 50th anniversary of the Jarama GT

(November 11. 2020) SANT' AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Jarama GT, presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970. The Jarama, whose name derives from an area north of Madrid famous for breeding fighting bulls, was the latest evolution of the company’s 2+2 grand touring sedan concept, with a V12-cylinder, 4-liter front-mounted engine.

A history of presidential state cars from Roosevelt to Trump


1939 Lincoln K Sunshine Special

Source: Classic Cars

(November 8, 2020) The first official presidential state car was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and boasted a two-way radio as one of its defensive capabilities. Fast forward to today, and “The Beast” can withstand an asteroid (or so some say). British vehicle leasing company Vanarama has compiled a narrative of official state cars that have been used by United States presidents throughout the past 80 years.

Barrett-Jackson Fall Scottsdale auction sales total $24.9 million


2018 Ford GT sells for $1.2 million

(October 27, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson returned to in-person events during the Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, October 22-24, 2020, with a safe and highly successful auction. During the three-day auction, the 100-percent No Reserve docket included 442 vehicles that sold for more than $23.5 million, while 349 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $634,000 and $845,000 was raised through the sale of three charity vehicles, bringing the total amount sold on the Barrett-Jackson auction block to more than $24.9 million.

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