Nostalgia Highway

Joy Rainey tells her story of journeying across U.S. in 1904 Olds

(January 29, 2014) LONDON — The story of one woman’s incredible journey across America is told in Joy Across America, a new book being launched at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry on Feb. 21-23.

Joy Rainey is the subject of this engaging encounter, telling the story of her epic 2,903 mile drive across the U.S. in her 1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile.

Thousands of Mustangs expected to caravan across the country

(January 26, 2014) Ford Mustang enthusiasts are invited to cross the United States in the largest caravan of Mustangs in history and join the official 50th anniversary festivities that will celebrate Mustang past, present and future, including the all-new Mustang set to go on sale this fall.

Vintage Datsun Fairlady Roadster helps owner recharge his life

(January 24, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Scott Fisher is a man on a mission. Not the kind of mission with deadlines and meetings – a mission to reconnect with his 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster and discover the wide-open spaces of North America. Fisher has blogged the entire trip in detail at, sharing an impressive array of his photographs from the road.

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe makes history again

(January 22, 2014) WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced today that the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will become the first automobile to be recorded under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Heritage Documentation. The documentation will be part of the HVA's National Historic Vehicle Register and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) that is permanently archived in the Library of Congress.

Barrett-Jackson auction exceeds a record $113 million in sales

(January 21, 2014) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson announced today the strongest sales results in the 43-year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the course of six days, nearly 1,400 vehicles were sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event totaling more than $113 million in sales. The star of the show was a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88, pictured above, which fetched $3,850,000, the highest price ever paid for a Corvette at auction.

What will be collectable in 25 years? Check out newest Hagerty Hot List

(January 17, 2014) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — With so much attention focused on the record breaking classic car sales and their rapidly increasing values, many enthusiasts often wonder which cars of today will be collectible down the road. Always keeping an eye on the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years.

Cadillac crest evolves to reflect brand growth

(January 15, 2014) DETROIT — Cadillac is introducing an evolution of the historic Cadillac Crest, a revision in synch with new products such as the award-winning 2014 CTS and 2015 ATS Coupe. The new Cadillac Crest will begin appearing on vehicles in the second half of 2014.

Counting Studebakers and other amusements on a long drive

By Al Vinikour
Abandoned Cars and Trucks

(January 13, 2014) A while ago we were driving my twin-grandsons back home after they conducted a successful weekend campaign to level our home. Sometimes they’d ask the usual question of, “Are we there yet?” But I noticed that Daniel, the big-twin, was listening to his Walkman and Marc (Wee Man) was doing something or another to while away the 40 minutes or so it takes to get to their house from ours.

Honda most durable, longest lasting brand in its class for past 25 years

(January 10, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda vehicles are the most durable and longest lasting of any mainstream automotive brand*, according to Polk vehicle registration statistics from 1988-2012. No other mainstream brand had a greater percentage of vehicles on the road than the Honda brand.

In the mainstream segment, an industry best 75% of all Honda vehicles sold in the last 25 years were still on the road including the 1990 Accord sedan and coupe pictured above.