Nostalgia Highway

Ford touts an all-new lineup for 1960

(January 5, 2015) Ford turned out an all-new design for the 1960 model year, as well as a new compact car, the Falcon. This three-minute advertising video puts a heavenly star-struck spin on the trio of cars — the standard full-sized Ford, the Thunderbird and the compact Falcon sedan.

Mecum to hold largest motorcycle auction in its 24-year history

(January 2, 2015) Mecum Auctions will present MidAmerica’s 24th annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Jan. 8-10 at South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. As the most anticipated antique motorcycle auction of the year, the three-day event is open to all and draws participants from all 50 states and around the world. This year will see a record 750 antique and collector motorcycles cross the auction block spanning a full century of production from 1903 to 2003.

30th anniversary of electrically powered tricycle celebrated at museum

(January 2, 2015) BEAULIEU, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND — The 30th birthday of the Sinclair C5, one of the most unusual vehicles ever to be built in Britain, is being celebrated by the National Motor Museum. First on display in the museum following its launch on Jan. 10, 1985, visitors can again see this electrically-powered tricycle, which was gifted to the museum by its manufacturer.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate Shelby GT350

(December 30, 2014) MONTEREY, Calif. — The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the ‘60s — the Shelby GT350 Mustang — as the 2015 featured marque Aug. 13-16, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Top Gear's James May choses 13 'most significant cars' of all time

(December 30, 2014) LONDON — James May has chosen the 13 most significant cars of all time for The London Classic Car Show… but is he right? It’s bold, controversial and bound to cause arguments… and that’s just the way BBC Top Gear’s May wants it.

Ford creates modern marvel with first mass-produced hardtop convertible

(December 26, 2014) One of the hottest television couples of the 1950s was Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz starring in "I Love Lucy," the most watched show in the U.S. for four years of its six-year run from 1951 to 1957. So they were the perfect couple to tout the new Ford hardtop convertible in a two-minute advertisement. One of the automotive industry's modern marvels, Ford introduced the removal hardtop on the 1957 Skyliner.

Three-car Italian collection to be sold in February

(December 22, 2014) LONDON — Silverstone Auctions is set to offer a very special collection of 1990s Italian sports cars in its Race Retro Sale on the Feb. 21 and 22. Each of the three cars has been tucked away as part of a large private collection currently owned by arguably one of Europe’s most fastidious collectors of classic cars.

Cool trucks from the 'good old days'

(December 19, 2014) Someone put together a very interesting picture collection of highly unusual old business vehicles. Businesses back in the '30s,'40s and '50s obviously had a lot of imagination. We thank whoever gathered these photographs for taking us back to the "good old days."

New museum in Ohio showcases Honda history in North America

(December 18, 2014) MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Honda Heritage Center in Marysville officially opened its doors today, offering the world a glimpse of the innovative history and growth the company has achieved in Ohio and North America during the past 55 years.

Mecum car auction in Austin realizes sales of $14.66 million

(December 17, 2014) AUSTIN, Texas — Mecum’s first-ever Austin, Texas, collector car auction held this past weekend was well-received by enthusiasts from the live-music capital of the world evidenced by excellent sales results with a near-70 percent sell-through rate and $14,668,347 in total sales.