Nostalgia Highway

Mecum motorcycle auction sales reach $12,270,000

(March 24, 2015) What took nearly 50 years to accumulate, was dispersed in mere hours as Mecum Auctions offered the 225 motorcycles of the E.J. Cole Collection on March 20-21 at South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. Total hammer sales reached $12,270,000 — the most ever achieved by a single vintage motorcycle auction.

Wide range of barn finds, road ready classics to be offered at auction

(March 21, BIRMINGHAM, England — More than 80 lots will be going under the hammer in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration Show Saturday, March 28.

Ford honored with Golden Gear Award for its 111-year history of innovation

(March 20, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ford Motor Company and its founder Henry Ford were honored at the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala with the organization’s Golden Gear Award. The company and its founder are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the automotive industry. Jim Holland, vice president, Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering, Ford Motor Company, was on hand to accept the award.

Mini on the Mack back for second attempt at world record

(March 19, 2015) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Mini USA and Mini of Grand Rapids with the help of the St. Ignace Events Committee are calling all Mini owners to gather in St. Ignace, Mich., this summer for a second attempt at the record for the world’s largest parade of Mini Cooper cars.

JD Classics to field three entries in 73rd Goodwood Members' Meeting

(March 18, 2015) WEST SUSSEX, England  — World-renowned classic car specialist JD Classics will field three expertly prepared competition cars at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting March 21-22.

Nostalgic sign collection to be offered at auction

(March 18, 2015) What began nearly a half-century ago as a self-imposed “save the signs” crusade, has since become The Walker Sign Collection, comprising more than 400 neon signs, many of which are one-of-a-kind, double-sided porcelain signs.

The entire assemblage, collected by one passionate man, will be offered at auction by Mecum Auctions at a stand-alone event on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 near West Memphis, Ark.

Mecum in Houston to put 1,000 collector cars up for auction

(March 13, 2015) Following the historic sale of the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype for $7 million in 2014, Mecum Auctions returns to Houston’s NRG Park April 9-11 with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more set to cross the auction block.

Production of cult Volkswagen van began 65 years ago

(March 11, 2015) WOLFSBURG, Germany — Some retire at the age of 65 — but this one is just getting started! Production of the first Volkswagen Transporter began 65 years ago and the ‘Bulli’ is still going strong today.

BMW 328 to be honored in special class at Amelia Island Concours

(March 10, 2015) BMW of North America will mark the 40th anniversary of two key milestones in the company’s history in the United States at the 20th-annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, March 12-15. Forty years ago, BMW of North America began operating as a subsidiary of BMW AG, and only days later, BMW Motorsport scored its first US victory at the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring.

London Motor Museum owner Elo to add exhibits to Miami Auto Museum

(March 6, 2015) LONDON — After 14 years building up the London Motor Museum, owner Elo is crossing the pond to replicate his success with the Miami Auto Museum. The stateside museum houses a wide collection of over 1,000 rare cars, all owned by property developer Michael Dezer.