Nostalgia Highway

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, 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.

Petersen Automotive Museum to host Bruce Meyer's cruise-in

(January 7, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host Bruce Meyer’s ALL-AMERICAN CRUISE-IN with special programming celebrating Carroll Shelby and “Ford v Ferrari” on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. The Petersen hosts a themed cruise-in the last Sunday of every month.

Celebrating the 1930 Buick inline 6 GMC taxi from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

By Nick Williams
National Historic Vehicle Register

(January 3, 2020) When holiday season comes around in America, there are several traditions that you can always count on throughout the last few weeks of the year: Christmas music everywhere you go, last minute shopping for gifts, houses lit up in beautiful arrays of lights, and of course, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life on TV.

Barrett-Jackson to feature top hot rods, custom vehicles

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon

(December 31, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Barrett-Jackson will feature hundreds of the world’s most eye-catching and sought-after custom collector cars during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11 – 19, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson to extend hours for Friday, Saturday sale in Scottsdale

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Custom station wagon "MadCad"

(December 24, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for unprecedented sales happening on “Fantastic Friday” and “Super Saturday” that will both feature extended dockets of highly coveted collector vehicles during its 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.