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Two exhibits on Japanese car culture to open at Petersen museum


1967 Toyota 2000GT

(May 9, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced plans for its upcoming exhibits set to debut on May 26. The first part of the exhibit, titled “The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking” will illuminate key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s.

Mecum Indianapolis auction to offer 2,000 collector cars


1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sport Coupe

(May 3, 2018) Staged at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis since 2006, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic was Mecum Auction’s first-ever collector-car auction in 1988 at the Rockford (Illinois) Airport and is today among the world’s largest such events.

Race car driver Ariel Biggs takes a 'sick day' on 4/27

(May 1, 2018) To celebrate 4/27, the unofficial holiday for Shelby fans, official Shelby continuation car builder Classic Recreations lent its latest Shelby model, the 1967 GT500CR Classic, to professional race car driver Ariel Biggs.

Selling the 1956 Ford Customline Victoria as a second car

(April 30, 2018) If you grew up in the 1950s there was a good chance you lived in a one-car family. Dad and mom had to share the family vehicle. As families became more affluent, things changed. Two-car families were more common as the decade wore on.

1968 Mustang from Steve McQueen 'Bullitt' movie on display in Washington

(April 18, 2018) DEARBORN, Mich. — Once considered lost forever, the original 1968 Ford Mustang GT from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” is headed for Washington, D.C. The iconic car is on display at the National Mall in celebration of Mustang’s 54th birthday and the 50th anniversary of “Bullitt.”

54th annual LA Roadster Show returns June 15-16

(April 13, 2018) POMONA, Calif. — The LA Roadster Show, America’s premier event for pre-1936 roadster and hot rod enthusiasts put on by the LA Roadsters car club, returns to the Fairplex in Pomona on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16. One of the longest-running roadster exhibitions in the world, the event will feature the world’s largest gathering of pre-1936 roadsters as well as its historic on-site swap meet.

Mecum Houston auction reaches $21.4 million sales


1970 Plymouth Superbird

(April 12, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s collector-car auction held April 5-7 in Houston, Texas, achieved $21.4 million in overall sales totals as 621 vehicles changed hands throughout the three-day event for a strong 70-percent sell-through rate.

Rare collection of 10 Paul Newman race cars to highlight San Marino Classic

(April 9, 2018) SAN MARINO, Calif. —  A collection of 10 cars raced by Paul Newman will highlight the more than 350 classic and collector cars to be displayed at the eighth annual San Marino Motor Classic, Southern California’s premier Concours d’Elegance. The event will be held on Sunday, June 10, at Lacy Park in San Marino, Calif.

Kookie's Kar to join Golden Sahara Mecum auction in Indianapolis

(April 4, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Kookie’s Kar, the long-lost famed T-bucket credited with starting the nationwide craze in the 1950s, will emerge from its decades in hiding this May to join the no-reserve offerings of the Jim Street Estate Collection as they cross the Mecum auction block at Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis May15-19..

Mecum Auctions returns to Houston with 1,000 cars


1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster

(April 2, 2018) Mecum Auctions is slated to return to Houston’s NRG Center April 5-7 for Mecum Houston 2018 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

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