Nostalgia Highway

First production Mini Remastered Oselli Edition delivered

(December 20, 2021) SILVERSTONE, England — First deliveries of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition are underway, with the first bespoke model delivered to a customer in Scandinavia. In the coming months, customers in North America, Asia and across Europe will receive their vehicles as the brand's global growth accelerates.

More than 200 Corvettes assigned to Mecum Kissimmee auction

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Gulf One

(December 15, 2021)  For nearly 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has captured the passionate hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world, and since 1985, “America’s Sports Car” has been among the most popular and coveted offerings at Mecum auction events. Headlining the nearly 200 Corvettes consigned to Mecum Kissimmee 2022, slated for Jan. 6-16 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., are eight that have been appropriately earmarked as “A Once in a Lifetime Offering of Corvettes” due to their impressive individual and cumulative prowess.

$19.2 million in overall auction sales achieved at Mecum’s final 2021 event

1967 Chevrolet Corvtte convertible

(December 13, 2021) Mecum Auctions closed out the year by setting an all-time sales record at its long-running Kansas City auction, Dec. 2-4. The three-day event saw 85 percent of all 709 vehicles hammer sold as overall sales totals reached $19.2 million, far exceeding the previous Kansas City auction high of $13 million.

NHRA Motorsports Museum releases historical videos

(December 5, 2021) Museums aren't just places to store old stuff, they're places to tell the stories that mean something to us using that old stuff as a medium. The staff at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum knows this all too well. A video series that curator Greg Sharp and racer Jack Beckman put together earlier this year tell fascinating stories of drag racing and hot rodding history.

The view from a San Francisco cable car mid-20th Century

(December 1, 2021) Travel the rails on the streets of San Francisco with a cable car in this early 1960s video. It's fun to see the streets packed with parked cars from the '50s and early '60s — and to see how many you can identify. If you are into old cars and trucks — particularly from the mid 20th Century — than you will enjoy this 3 1/2 - minute romp through downtown San Francisco.

One woman's 40th birthday becomes a tie-dye Beetle dream come true

(November 26, 2021) Since the age of 16, Virginia native and tie-dye enthusiast Tasha Lacks had her heart set on one day becoming the owner of a Volkswagen vehicle, a brand of cars that made her eyes twinkle as she played “punch dub” from the backseat of her parents’ car in the 80s. Her dreams finally came true in 2021 when her husband, Jessie, gifted her with a one-of-a-kind present for her 40th birthday: a tie-dye, flower themed Volkswagen Beetle.

Mullin Automotive Museum named Museum/Collection of the Year

(November 26, 2021) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum has announced that it is the recipient of the 2021 Historic Motoring Awards title of Museum/Collection of the Year, which was announced during the awards ceremony that took place at the Rosewood Hotel in London, England on Nov18. This is the museum’s first win. It is the second Historic Motoring Award for Mullin founder and CEO, Peter W. Mullin, who won the Personal Achievement Award in 2016.

Goodguys crowns 1963 Impala Wagon as Snap-on Custom of the Year

(November 18, 2021) PLEASANTON, Calif. — The annual Goodguys, car show has announced the winner of its  long-running Snap-on Custom of the Year award — a 1963 Impala Wagon called “Impressive.” The two-door Chevrolet wagon, built by the Ranweiler family at its Minnesota-based shop Show Cars Automotive, was announced as the winner Nov. 14 during the awards ceremony of the 31st Autumn Get-Together.

Seventy years on, the Packard 200 is still affordably priced

By David Conwill
Hemmings Motor News

(November 14, 2021) One of the more controversial things Packard Motor Car Company ever did was start building less-expensive cars. In the 1920s, there was no such thing as an affordable Packard. If you owned one, it meant you were somebody of wealth and taste.

Toyota celebrates 25 years of the RAV4 in North America

1996 Toyota RAV4

(November 13, 2021) PLANO, Texas — It’s been a quarter-century since Toyota introduced the groundbreaking model that went on to define a whole new type of passenger vehicle category. With ride, handling and comfort characteristics more akin to sedans than SUVs, the first RAV4 essentially created the template for what became the “crossover SUV” or just “crossover.” This unique vehicle left some mighty big footsteps to follow.