Nostalgia Highway

The tale of the printer and the two-seat 'Shorty' Ford Mustang

(July 31, 2014) Back in the early 1960s, as Ford Motor Company product planners, designers and engineers were brainstorming ideas for a compact sporty car, there were numerous proposals for two-seaters. Most of those concepts never got any further than sketches, but at least one running prototype of a two-seat Mustang was built and survives today thanks to the devotion of Bill Snyder of Hudson, Ohio.

Jaguar Land Rover buys huge UK car collection

(July 30, 2014) Dentist James Hull made headlines in the United Kingdom earlier this year when he put up for sale his 543-car collection as a whole with an asking price of around $170 million. Jaguar Land Rover announced earlier this week that it will buy what is considered the world’s largest collection of British cars for its heritage operations.

Silverstone Auctions has record sales

(July 29, 2014) SILVERSTONE, England — Silverstone Auctions achieved its highest ever total sales value, more than £5million ($8.45 million), and secured some world record prices in its two day sale at the Silverstone Classic last week, where it achieved a sales rate of 85 percent.

More than 200 Maserati's parade at Silverstone in honor of 100 years

(July 28, 2014) SILVERSTONE, England — As the Silverstone Classic’s official Celebration Marque for the 2014 event, Maserati celebrated its centenary in style with hundreds of cars taking part this weekend at the Northamptonshire circuit.

1918 Cadillac added to Library of Congress Historic Vehicle Register

(July 23, 2014) DETROIT — A 1918 Cadillac Type 57 that earned its place in history during World War I received an honor of its own today. It is the fourth vehicle added to the Historic Vehicle Association’s new National Historic Vehicle Register and U.S. Department of the Interior Historic American Engineering Record. The HVA and Cadillac announced the listing — which will be archived in the Library of Congress — today.

Evita's 1951 Cadillac going to auction

(July 22, 2014) LONDON — Silverstone Auctions is offering the opportunity to own a unique and very special car, with connections to one of the most famous women of the 20th Century, in its sale at Salon Privé on Sept. 4. The car, a 1951 Cadillac Limousine, estimated at between £200,000 ($342,000) and £260,000 ($444,600), served as the official state limousine for Eva Peron, affectionately remembered as Evita, and her husband, the Argentine President Juan Peron.

Classic Car Week takes hold of Monterey Peninsula

(July 21, 2014) MONTEREY, Calif. — The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks of the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week activities.

Acres of vintage 'abandoned' cars to be auctioned in Canada

(July 21, 2014) When we viewed this massive collection of what we here at Abandoned Cars and Trucks considers "abandoned cars" we were astounded, awe-struck that so many dilapidated and worn out vehicles could be stored at one place. Hemmings Daily Blog reported last week that the acres of automobiles belongs to Murray King of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. And King next month will put his 550-vehicle derelict car collection up for sale.

Two world records broken at motorcycle auction

(July 14, 2014) WOODSTOCK, Oxfordshire, England — International auctioneers Coys have broken two world records at auction when they sold a 1931 Indian 1300 for £90,000 ($153,900) and a 1953 Mondial 125 Monoalbero for £60,000 ($102,600) on July 11 at Blenheim Palace in the UK.

Classic car owners receive historic pricing at vintage-themed gas

(July 12, 2014) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — To celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 11, Hagerty Classic Car Magazine transformed a gas station on Michigan's famous Woodward Avenue into a full service station from the past, complete with classic gas prices. Hagerty brought back the full-service station experience from America's golden automotive era, serving over 200 classic cars more than 1,400 gallons of gas.