Nostalgia Highway

Ten Chevrolet trucks that built a global brand

(May 8, 2014) DETROIT — Chevrolet captured the spirit of 20th Century America, with its “work hard, play hard” ethic.  And perhaps no Chevrolet represents this spirit better than the Chevy truck.

Founded in Detroit on Nov. 3, 1911, Chevrolet produced only cars through 1917. The company added its first truck models in January 1918, and has built tens of millions since.

Documentary depicts Chevrolet's vast ad campaign for its new 1937 car

(May 5, 2014) An interesting nearly 14-minute documentary from 1936 depicts the extent of the vast advertising blitz Chevrolet was planning in its run-up to Nov. 7, 1935, the day the new 1937 Chevrolet was to be introduced in showrooms around the country.

Rolls-Royce celebrates 110 years of excellence this weekend

(May 3, 2014) LONDON — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate a seminal moment in British automotive history on Sunday, May 4. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time on this date exactly 110 years ago and agreed to form the company that would become synonymous with the very best.

Celebrations will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex and at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

First-ever Automotive Heritage Celebration at National Mall

(May 1, 2014) WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) has announced that it is partnering with Volkswagen Group of America Inc. to celebrate national automotive heritage and culture. An event at the National Mall will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4.

A history of the stainless steel car

(April 30, 2014) In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment that would become a legacy and a tribute to one of the most dynamic metals ever developed.

Ohio man's 1936 Ford collection going to auction

(April 26, 2014) An incredible collection of 1936 Ford vehicles will go to auction in Sandusky, Ohio, May 16-17. Seventeen Fords owned and restored by the late Emery Ward Jr., who died in 2007, will be on the auction block at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky.

Ford Mustang returns to New York to celebrate 50 years

(April 18, 2014) NEW YORK — Ford Mustang fans and company executives gathered at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y., on Thursday to celebrate 50 years of the iconic sports car that debuted on the grounds of the 1964 World’s Fair.

A popular 'penny car' in Indiana has $382.95 paint job

(April 17, 2014) Covering an old car in pennies — or other coins — seems to be a rather common practice around the country. One of the most famous cars adorned with pennies belongs to Larry and Theresa Thompson of Fort Wayne, Ind. The couple has displayed the car in numerous parades and shows over the years.

RK Motors to debut 800-plus horsepower custom 1967 Shelby GT500

(April 15, 2014) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In anticipation of Charlotte’s celebration of Mustang’s 50th anniversary this week, RK Motors has announced plans to unveil “RK527,” an 800-plus horsepower tribute car based on a 1967 Shelby GT500.

Displaying a 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible — Some assembly required

(April 15, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — As the world honors 50 years of Ford Mustang, what better way to celebrate one of the most iconic car brands than putting one back on top of one of the most iconic buildings? When Ford and the Empire State Building decided to display a new 2015 Mustang convertible on the 86th floor observation deck, Ford turned to a longtime supplier for the unique expertise required to make this happen.

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