Nostalgia Highway

Petersen Automotive Museum announces new hypercar exhibit

(November 12, 2021) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced a new exhibit that explores the world of hypercars, the fastest and most exclusive cars money can buy, which is coming to the museum on Dec. 4.  Over the next 18 months, the exhibit Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will rotate up to 30 vehicles that highlight what hypercars stand for and why they continue to captivate the global automotive community.

A more joyful way to tour the Bay — In a vintage VW Bus

(November 6, 2021) Josh Armel and Virgine De Paepe, the married couple behind San Francisco’s Painted Ladies Tour Company, have countless stories about how their tour fleet of brightly hued vintage Volkswagen Buses brings joy to guests and passersby alike. There’s the tough-looking biker who suddenly grinned and flashed the peace sign when he spotted one of the buses. There’s the Bay Area tech company that rented the Painted Ladies fleet for the Pride Parade, tossing daisies to the crowd from one of the Buses.

Mecum to offer 3,500 classic and collector cars in Kissimmee, Fla.

1992 Ferrari F-40

(November 5, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Following a record-setting $147 million in sales at Mecum Kissimmee 2021, Mecum Auctions will return to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 17th annual edition of the world’s largest collector car auction Jan. 6-15, featuring an estimated 3,500 vehicles, daily Road Art selections, the Mecum Midway of food, exhibitors and various live entertainment acts, the Dodge Thrill Ride, and, of course, the ceaseless high-energy Mecum auction action.

Gateway Bronco unleashes 'Godzilla' in a classic Ford F-350

(October 30, 2021) ST. LOUIS — Gateway Bronco is set to unleash a monster, Godzilla-powered, V8 “reimagined” Ford F-350 on Las Vegas during the SEMA show beginning Nov. 2. Featuring the world's first Godzilla 7.3L engine with a Harrop USA Supercharger delivering over 1,000 horsepower, this 1972 Ford F350 4x4 Sport Crew Cab was commissioned by an enthusiast who challenged Gateway Bronco to handcraft the truck with the same quality and craftsmanship as the company’s legendary Bronco builds.

Manny, Moe, and Jack hit home run selling auto parts

From The Old Motor

(October 28, 2021) The first Pep Auto Supplies store was opened in Philadelphia, PA, by four friends in 1921. Meeting with success, that first store became a spring board for 40 other outlets in the Philly area. In 1923 the name was changed to “The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe, and Jack.”

Paul Cowland learns to drive 1903 Knox for London to Brighton run

(October 22, 2021) LONDON — Hagerty is a partner of the 2020 RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, taking place on Sunday Nov. 7,  and Hagerty will take part in the famous event in its 1-cylinder 1903 Knox, a regular participant in the event. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the world's longest-running motoring event, the first run taking place in 1896 to celebrate the Locomotives on Highways Act 1896, which liberalized motor vehicle laws in the United Kingdom. Today, participating cars must have been built before 1905.

Chevrolet Performance unveils 1,004-horsepower crate engine

(October 21, 2021) DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has introduced the ZZ632/1000 crate engine — the largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand’s history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque.

Rare Renault Clio V6 being auctioned by Collecting Cars

(October  20, 2021) An incredibly rare 2005 Renault Clio V6 showing only 980 miles from new is set to break auction world records for the mid-engined hot hatch when it goes under the hammer this week. Bidding is underway and ends at 2:20 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Mecum Las Vegas 2021 total sales exceed $22 million

1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Batmobile

(October 15, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions kicked off its October Takeover on a strong note this past weekend in Las Vegas, with the annual auction event finding continued success and total overall sales that reached $22.3 million. With 590 vehicles crossing the block Oct. 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the auction saw high-quality offerings lead to active bidding both on-site and online, resulting in 508 vehicles hammering sold for a strong 86% sell-through rate.

Touring the Motor City in the backseat of a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker

Devin Sykes's 1953 Chrysler New Yorker taxi (Devin Sykes and Vintage Taxi Tours photo)

By Racheal Colbert
The Classic Journal

(October 11, 2021) Located in Detroit, Michigan, is an old rusted 1953 Chrysler New Yorker cab that’s still in service  —  yet only for scheduled tours to explore the motor city. Sykes, the owner of the classic Chrysler and Vintage Taxi Tours, has always had a passion for Detroit history as a car-enthusiast who has owned 20 pre-1980 classics from ‘20’s sedans to ‘60’s Chrysler muscle cars.