Nostalgia Highway

BMW announces Do Not Drive order for older vehicles with Takata airbags

(May 5, 2023) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  —  In the interest of customer safety, BMW of North America has pro-actively issued an immediate Do Not Drive warning for approximately 90,000 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series (E46) including M3, 2000-2003 5 Series (E39) including M5, and 2000-2004 X5s (E53) equipped with certain driver’s front airbag inflators manufactured by Takata.

Hagerty Marketplace brings Retro Motors Collection online

(April 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the offering of Hagerty Marketplace online auction’s first private collection sale. The recently launched platform allows members and enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles through a trusted, easy-to-use system. The Retro Motors Collection comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars.

Aston Martin Works gives owners chance to purchase major components

(April 29, 2023) Aston Martin Works is announcing the availability for the first time in decades of new major components, including gearboxes and engine blocks, for some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars. Working with trusted suppliers the team at the heritage home of the world-renowned British car maker has developed entirely new engine blocks, cylinder heads, gearboxes and other major components  — all painstakingly built to original manufacturer specifications — which are now being made available to owners of DB4, DB5, DB6 and certain V8 models from the 1960s and 1970s.  

Mecum Houston collector car auction brings $37 million in sales

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(April 21, 2023)  Mecum Auctions’ annual Houston, Texas, collector car auction spanned three days, April 13-15, and filled the NRG Center with more than 1,000 vehicles and exceptional crowds of spirited bidders and auction attendees. A 77% sell-through rate was achieved as overall total sales reached $37 million for this 12th-annual event, which broke its own record total set just last year.

Kindred Motorworks unveils Bronco Trail Edition

(April 20, 2023) VALLEJO, Calif. — Kindred Motorworks, the Bay Area producer of modernized vintage vehicles, has unveiled its Bronco Trail Edition. This, the newest prototype from Kindred Motorworks, shows the level of upfit available for Kindred’s Bronco customers. The Kindred Bronco Trail Edition is currently undergoing warm and cold-weather capability testing.

Legendary Rapid Transit Cuda consigned to Mecum Auctions Indy 2023

(April 15, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Hidden away for more than 50 years, unrestored and retaining both its custom metalwork and lacquer paint dating back to circa 1971, the legendary Rapid Transit Cuda — one of the four original Plymouth Rapid Transit System Caravan traveling road show cars — has been unveiled. The rare and historic car will be offered at auction at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Innovative front wheel drive Alvis Grand Prix race car resurrected

(April 13, 2023 KENILWORTH, UK — The sole surviving Alvis Grand Prix racing car, once abandoned in a scrapyard in Coventry, is being revived by The Alvis Car Company, its original creator. It is set to mark its first public appearance in Chiba City, Japan, at Automobile Council 2023, 96 years after its race debut at the 1927 Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.

Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction features desirable European sports cars

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

(April 12, 2023) PALM BEACH, Fla. —  Barrett-Jackson is giving bidders the chance to drive home in the European sports car or supercar of their dreams during this year’s Palm Beach Auction, April 13-15, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Some of the most desirable European cars included in this year’s docket feature an 885-horsepower 2018 McLaren 720S, a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider and two 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS models featuring the Weissach Package, including with just 80 actual miles.

$56 million in total sales achieved at Mecum Glendale 2023

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sells for $1.8 million

(April  6, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s Glendale 2023 classic and collector car auction, held March 28-April 1 in Glendale, Ariz., reached $56 million in total overall sales as 1,266 lots hammered sold. With a total 1,667 lots offered throughout the five-day auction, a sell-through rate of 76% was achieved, and individual sales were led by a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that brought $1.815 million.

Barrett-Jackson celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach with auction April 13-15

1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS

(March 27, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — Barrett-Jackson is returning to South Florida with its ultimate automotive lifestyle event April 13-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach, the 2023 Palm Beach Auction will once again be the East Coast’s epicenter for collector car enthusiasts featuring a docket of coveted collectible vehicles, dozens of sponsor and exhibitor displays, and thrill rides in the latest performance vehicles from Dodge, Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet.