Nostalgia Highway

Tom Mix's restored 1937 Cord to appear at Arizona concours

(December 10, 2013) Hemmings Daily Blog reports that the 1937 Cord 812 supercharged Phaeton purchased new by famous cowboy movie star Tom Mix will be on display at the Arizona Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Mix actually died behind the wheel of the Cord on Oct. 12, 1940, when he hit a washed-out bridge at excessive speed. An unsecured metal suitcase struck Mix in the head, fracturing his skull and breaking his neck.

Remembering those good old days of inner tubes

By Al Vinikour
Abandoned Cars and Trucks

(December 4, 2013) All of us of a certain age have something we relate to as the symbol of a by-gone era; the “good old days” if you will. Some look to hula hoops, Pet Rocks, their first transistor radio, etc. However, not one to be conventional, I have a different object to fondly recall my youth; the inner tube.

Miami Auto Museum announces special collection limited display

(December 4, 2013) MIAMI, Florida — The Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection has created a special exhibition to share their latest acquisition. Nearly 50 classic cars were obtained from a private collector and are now on public display.

American life revolved around the automobile 60 years ago

(November 27, 2013) American life revolved around the automobile in the 1950s, much like today. But in those days, the cars were virtually all American made. The SUV had not yet been invented. The minivan was still just an idea in the heads of such automotive folks as Lee Iacocca. If people needed room for passengers, cargo and the family dog, they bought a station wagon. Or perhaps a full-sized van or a Chevrolet Suburban. Fins were in and styling changed from year-to-year.

Rare 1930 Packard Speedsters to be Sold by Dragone Auctions

(November 25, 2013) WESTPORT, Conn. — With preparations already underway, Dragone Auctions announces their pre-holiday auction sale featuring classics from the Thomas Kerr "Packard" collection located at their showroom and gallery in Westport, Conn. Kerr is known for his 40 year quest to buy the best classic era Packards that exist today.

One of oldest surviving Mercedes-Benz in world to be sold at auction

(November 23, 2013) LONDON — One of the oldest Mercedes-Benz in the world, a 1905 Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton, is to be auctioned by Coys at their True Greats sale on Dec. 3. It's the first time this car has been sold by auction in its almost 110 year history

This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marquee in the world today that is still complete and roadworthy, and was for many years in the famous Mercedes-Benz collection of Arturo Keller in Napa, Calif.

Ford and the Mustang Club of America to mark 50 years of Mustang

(November 22, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — The celebration of 50 years of Ford Mustang will be so large Ford Motor Company and the Mustang Club of America plan to simultaneously hold it at two locations from April 16 through April 20, 2014. Open to everyone, not just Mustang owners and MCA members, the event will be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.

1958 Aston Martin brings record amount at auction

(November 21, 2013) LONDON — A stunning 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III that sold at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is believed to be the highest price ever paid for the coupé model at auction.

Meet the 1925 Chevrolet House Car

(November 18, 2013) It's a house! No, it's a car! Actually it's both a house and a car. It's an historic 1925 Chevrolet House Car, and one of 225 vehicles that General Motors put up for auction from its collection in January 2009.

The house car brought $123,200 at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Survey reveals favorite James Bond car of all time

(November 16, 2013) LOS ANGELES — A Facebook survey from Total Car Score found that the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger is the favorite Bond car of all time. In a Facebook poll of more than 900 participants from across the United States taken in October 2012, people selected the Aston Martin DB5 from a list of 10 classic and modern Bond cars that span the franchise's history, from 1962's Dr. No to 2008's Quantum of Solace.