Nostalgia Highway

One Rabbit GTI fan's years-long build of his "ultimate" custom car

(February 25, 2020) However much you’ve worked on a single vehicle, chances are you haven’t done as much as Derek Spratt did to his 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. Over the course of seven years, Spratt estimates he spent more than 12,000 hours modifying his GTI and documenting his labor of love in over 180 videos on social media.

1936 Ford wins Custom d’Elegance award at Sacramento Autorama


Jeff Boone's 1936 Ford Custom

(February 19, 2020) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Autorama, one of the world’s longest running indoor car shows, hosted over 500 world-class custom vehicles and handed out over 400 individual awards during its awards ceremony on Feb. 16 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento.

Classic Recreations debuts new 1,000-horsepower 1969 Mustang Mach 1

(February 15, 20200 YUKON, Okla. — Oklahoma-based custom coach builder Classic Recreations has introduced its latest vehicle — a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 nicknamed “Hitman.” The vehicle is the first Mach 1 produced as part of an exclusive licensing deal with Ford Motor Company that includes iconic Mustangs like the Boss 429, Boss 302 and the Mach 1.

Estimated 1,500 muscle cars at Mecum Glendale auction March 11-14


1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle

(February 14, 2020) Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium for its second-annual event in Glendale, Ariz., March 11-14 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block, as well as more than 500 Road Art items and 120 collectible guitars.

Mecum Auctions rings in new decade with $130 million in January sales

(February 6, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions burst into the new decade with a strong $130 million in overall sales realized in just the first month of 2020. With the hosting of both the world’s largest collector-car auction in Kissimmee, Fla., as well as the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction in Las Vegas, Mecum achieved an 83% overall sell-through rate as a jaw-dropping 5,259 lots of collector cars, motorcycles, Road Art and collectible guitars hammered sold in just over two weeks of auction action.

Photos show production of Kaiser-Frazer prototypes in 1946

(January 29, 2020) The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation (1946–1951) was the result of a partnership between automobile executive Joseph W. Frazer and industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. In 1947, the company acquired the automotive assets of Graham-Paige, of which Frazer had become president near the end of World War II.

Barrett-Jackson has highest-grossing auction ever — $141 million in sales


2017 Ford GT sells for $1.485 million

(January 21, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson kicked off its “Road to 50” — a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary — with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan. 11-19 boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million.

Petersen Museum will open display of custom cars from James Hetfield


1948 "Black Pearl" Jaguar

(January 15, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit featuring 10 custom vehicles, donated from James Hetfield’s personal collection. Opening Feb. 1 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” will celebrate Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection, guitars, photos and memorabilia.

Famous Bullitt Mustang driven by Steve McQueen sells for $3.4 million

(January 12, 2020) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase in the movie Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, according to Mecum Auctions.

Eclectic mix of cars expected at Future Collector Car Show


1993 Subaru Sambar

(January 9, 2020) PHOENIX — The 5th annual Future Collector Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, will host automobiles of all makes, models and years on Jan. 12 beginning at 12 p.m. The family friendly event marks the beginning of Arizona Auction Week.

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