Nostalgia Highway

Goodguys West Coast Nationals celebrates vintage American cars

(August 13, 2014) PLEASANTON, Calif. — For the 28th consecutive year, souped up hot rods, colorful custom cars and restored classics will flock to Pleasanton, Calif., the third week in August for the annual pilgrimage known as the Goodguys West Coast Nationals.

Preventing confiscation of inoperable vehicle projects

By SEMA Action Network (SAN)

(August 13, 2014) "A vehicle is only original once." This phrase is commonly spoken among the "gearhead" community and rings so true. As time persists, the trend to totally restore vintage cars and trucks has made way for a heightened demand in "patina." Interest in preserved survivors and unrestored specimens — often referred to lovingly as "barn finds" — has skyrocketed in the last few years.

Jaguar Heritage to hand build final six Lightweight E-Types

(August 12, 2014) MAHWAH, N.J. — Jaguar has revealed the prototype of its continuation Lightweight E-Type — six of which will be built and sold. Jaguar announced in May 2014 that it would create six continuation Lightweight E-Type vehicles, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Operations division.

Six Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue trucks to be on hand at Woodward

(August 11, 2014) DETROIT — The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will cruise Woodward Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 16,  to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.

BMW enters three fan favorite race cars in Monterey Motorsports reunion

(August 7, 2014) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — BMW has announced that it will run three BMW USA Classic race cars in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Aug. 14-17. The entries include the famous No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL, the BMW ALPINA 2002ti, and the BMW M1 IMSA Group 4.

The No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring and was honored in March of this year with a Class win at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Bonhams to preview ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GTO at Monterey

(August 4, 2014) MONTEREY, Calif. — An example of arguably the most famous and sought-after classic race car ever — the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO — will be previewed by Bonhams at the Monterey Pre-Reunion Aug. 9 and 10. The classic race car, of which only 39 were constructed, will be shown in the Bonhams hospitality area at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where the historic car racing is taking place.

The tale of the printer and the two-seat 'Shorty' Ford Mustang

(July 31, 2014) Back in the early 1960s, as Ford Motor Company product planners, designers and engineers were brainstorming ideas for a compact sporty car, there were numerous proposals for two-seaters. Most of those concepts never got any further than sketches, but at least one running prototype of a two-seat Mustang was built and survives today thanks to the devotion of Bill Snyder of Hudson, Ohio.

Jaguar Land Rover buys huge UK car collection

(July 30, 2014) Dentist James Hull made headlines in the United Kingdom earlier this year when he put up for sale his 543-car collection as a whole with an asking price of around $170 million. Jaguar Land Rover announced earlier this week that it will buy what is considered the world’s largest collection of British cars for its heritage operations.

Silverstone Auctions has record sales

(July 29, 2014) SILVERSTONE, England — Silverstone Auctions achieved its highest ever total sales value, more than £5million ($8.45 million), and secured some world record prices in its two day sale at the Silverstone Classic last week, where it achieved a sales rate of 85 percent.

More than 200 Maserati's parade at Silverstone in honor of 100 years

(July 28, 2014) SILVERSTONE, England — As the Silverstone Classic’s official Celebration Marque for the 2014 event, Maserati celebrated its centenary in style with hundreds of cars taking part this weekend at the Northamptonshire circuit.