Nostalgia Highway

Improved online VIN decoder covers more classic Chevy models

(March 2, 3018) BENTONVILLE, Ark. — H&H Classic Parts has recently updated their classic Chevy VIN decoder to include Chevelle and Camaro models. Unlike traditional VIN decoders, H&H Classic Parts' decoder takes the guesswork out of decoding. Now, classic Chevelle, Camaro, Tri-Five, Impala, and Chevy II/Nova owners can simply plug in their vehicle's VIN, and the decoder will provide information such as year, assembly plant, engine type, and more.

Sales hit $9 million at Mecum Los Angeles auction


1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon

(February 25, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis.— Mecum’s Los Angeles 2018 collector-car auction held earlier this month in California at Fairplex at Pomona achieved $9 million in overall sales totals, with the top 10 highest sellers heavily populated by modern supercars and a handful of classic beauties.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City March 16-17


1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible

(February 23, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is gearing up for its return to the Kansas City Convention Center this March 16-17 to continue one of the company’s longest-running annual auctions. Mecum Kansas City 2018 will mark the company’s 25th year of collector-car auctions in Kansas City, Mo., and the event is slated to present an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more for auction.

1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger' wins Custom d'Elegance award


1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger'

(February 19, 2018) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An extraordinary 1941 Buick Sedanette owned by Clifford Mattis and built by Antioch, Calif.-based Lucky 7 Customs was named as the recipient of the coveted “Custom d’Elegance” award at the 68th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Sacramento Autorama, in a presentation made during closing ceremonies at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Porsche Classic supplies classic parts from a 3D printer

(February 12, 2018) STUTTGART, Germany — "No longer available" — for collectors of rare classic cars, the unavailability of spare parts can quickly lead to problems. In the worst case scenario, the car may even be forced out of action. Porsche Classic, the division of Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles, has come up with a solution to this problem: namely, producing extremely rare parts that are only needed in small quantities using 3D printers.

Mullin Museum's 1936 Bugatti Atlantic wins prestigious award

(February 10, 2018) PARIS — The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was named The Peninsula Classics “Best of the Best” during a private dinner held at the Peninsula Paris on Feb. 8. In three years of the annual award, the Mullin Museum has won twice, claiming the inaugural title with its 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS.

50 iconic Porsches on display at Petersen Automotive Museum

(February 7, 2018) LOS ANGELES — Celebrating the worldwide impact of Porsche’s legendary machines, the Petersen Automotive Museum officially opened “The Porsche Effect” to the public on Feb. 3. Organized in partnership with Porsche Cars North America, the new display features 50 of the brand’s most iconic cars presented in both the exhibition and in an all-new vault tour in the museum’s underground treasury.

Jaguar restarts production of legendary D-type race car

(February 7, 2018) RYTON-on-DUNSMORE, UK — Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic Jaguar D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Winston Churchill's Daimler to be featured at London car show

(January 31, 2018) LONDON —  It is not often that a car can claim to have shaped history but the historical importance of a distinguished Daimler appearing on The Grand Avenue at London Classic Car Show, Feb. 15-18, should not be underestimated. It is not only the sole surviving pre-war DB18 Drophead Coupe but, more significantly, also the very car used by Winston Churchill for his political campaigns between 1944 and 1949.

1931 Ford crowned America's Most Beautiful Roadster at show


1931 Ford Roadster

(January 29, 2018) PAMONA, Calif. — A 1931 Ford Roadster owned by Dave Martin and built by Signal Hill, Calif.-based Hot Rods & Hobbies earned the coveted “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” Sunday during the closing ceremonies of the 69th annual Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) at the Fairplex in Pomona.

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