Nostalgia Highway

Historic experimental Chrysler jet car gets feature-length documentary

Watch the in-depth documentary
on the Chrysler Turbine Car here

(June 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Hagerty Drivers Foundation has debuted documentary on the history of the Chrysler Turbine Car.  The film "The Chrysler Turbine Car: Engineering a Revolution" traces Chrysler’s groundbreaking efforts beginning in the 1950s to disrupt the automotive industry with its multimillion-dollar turbine research program.

Antique Automobile Club of America offering half-year memberships

(June 23, 2023) HERSHEY, Pa. — As the 2023 collector car season ramps up, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)…America’s Premier Resource for the Collectible Vehicle Community…is now offering half-year memberships. For those who newly join or re-establish lapsed memberships between June through September 30, a $25 half-year option is now available.

Celebrating everyday vehicles — The Festival of the Unexceptional

(June 19, 2023) NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, England — The Concours de l’Ordinaire — quite literally, a show dedicated to sharing some of the greatest everyday classic cars on our roads — takes place on Saturday, July 29, on the lawns of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. Originally staged by Hagerty in 2014, the Festival of the Unexceptional has earned its place in the automotive calendar as an attainable concours event offering a mix of rare cars and a prestigious location in an informal and friendly approach.

1952 Porsche Roadster to be inducted into National Historic Vehicle Register

(June 15, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY,  Mich. —  The Hagerty Drivers Foundation has announced the 1952 Porsche America Roadster (Type 540), Chassis No. 12336 as the 34th vehicle to be inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Register, the only federally recognized program to document the historical and cultural significance of the automobile.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kissimmee for Summer Special, July 6-9


1957 Chevolet Bel Air Convertible

(June 15, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. —  Inspired by the continuous success of The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction held by Mecum Auctions each January at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., the company will once again return to the familiar venue for a Summer Special auction this July 6-9 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered and a live broadcast of the event to be shown on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

Exceptional Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé set for 2023 Concours of Elegance

(June 15, 2023) LONDON — The Concours of Elegance has announced that the 2023 event  will feature the 1938 Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé. Visitors to this year’s exclusive event — held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace from Sept. 1 through 3 will be able to get an up close look at this remarkable piece of automotive history — a star of concours events around the globe — as it joins the concours field of 70 privately owned cars.

New power steering system for classic Ford Bronco hits market

(June 14, 2023) MEDFORD, Ore. — TOMS OFFROAD has announced that they've collaborated on a new early Ford Bronco power steering system with Power Steering Components (PSC).Broncos are one of the most uniquely built and customized vehicles; no two look, or drive, alike.

Mecum Auctions to host world’s largest Road Art auction June 20-25


1943 Rocco and Cheater’s Speed Shop sign

(May 31, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will host The World’s Largest Road Art® Auction at its company headquarters in Walworth June 20-25 with an estimated 3,000 neon, tin and wooden signs, gas pumps and globes, pedal cars, posters and more on offer. The auction joins Mecum’s list of other annual record-sized events, including the world’s largest collector car auction held in Kissimmee, Fla., and the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction held in Las Vegas.

Mecum Indy 2023 collector car auction brings $113 million in sales


1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Black Ghost

(May 29, 2023) Mecum’s annual flagship classic and collector car auction event in Indianapolis achieved more than $100 million in overall sales for the second year in a row, and with a $113 million total realized at this year’s auction, it stands as the second-highest total ever reached in the event’s 36-year history.

First ever Bentley to race at Le Mans 24 Hours sells for over $3.6 million

(May 28, 2023) GENEVA — A century ago, a Bentley 3 Liter would become the first British car and the first Bentley to compete at the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours race in its debut year. Today, as this iconic race — a 24-hour full- throttle test of man and machine — celebrates its centenary, that very first Bentley has been sold to a British enthusiast for in excess of £3m ($3.6 million).

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