Nostalgia Highway

Green Hornet Black Beauty car, complete with machine guns, up for sale

(June 19, 2014) The screen-used Black Beauty hero car used in the 2011 film The Green Hornet, will be auctioned next week by Massachusetts based, RR Auction. The 1965 Chrysler Imperial, built by Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California, is one of just two hero cars remaining from the production.

Two original Shelby GT350 Mustang prototypes to meet in Tulsa

(June 13, 2014) More than three decades after taping a full-page ad ripped from a 1965 car magazine above his bunk on an Alaskan crab boat, Mark Hovander is touring the country this year with the same Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pictured on that page.

Greyhound commemorating 100th anniversary with mobile museum tour

(June 10, 2014) DALLAS — Years ago traveling meant taking the train or bus. If you leave the car at home today, your first stop will probably be at the closest airport. But long-distance travel is still possible thanks to companies such as Greyhound, which this year is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Rare GM Futurliner headed to auction in January

(June 7, 2014) Real estate developer Ron Pratte caught the attention of enthusiasts over the years with his front-row purchases of collector cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale and around the U.S. Now, after a 10-year blitz, he’s decided to sell off his collection at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January 2015, according to the GM Authority.

An intriguing lesson in automobile suspension from Chevy — In 1936

(June 6, 2014) Chevrolet offered an intriguing lesson on automobile suspension back in 1936. The company's eight-minute movie is surprisingly informative considering it was made more than 75 years ago. It's also entertaining.

Chrysler attempts to put Italian flavor into the brand in the late '80s

(June 5, 2014) It has to be one of oddest collaborations in automotive history. In the mid 1980s Chrysler, under the direction of Lee Iacocca, formed a partnership with Italy's exotic carmaker Maserati to build a premium convertible called the TC.

Looking back at the large Buick Roadmaster Estate of the '90s

(May 31, 2014) Someone in Beaufort, N.C., is apparently a fan of the early 1990s Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. Three copies of nearly identical Roadmasters were found parked in a lot, all looking in good shape.

Snoopy license plate to help fund California museums

(May 25, 2014) SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this past week with bipartisan support to recognize the essential role that museums have in California as educational institutions. This overwhelming endorsement complements a program underway to put the beloved beagle Snoopy on California license plates and help fund the state's museums at the same time.

Air conditioning at a good price in 1955 Hudson Hornet

(May 20, 2014) The Hudson Hornet was redesigned for 1955 under the auspices of the merged Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator, formed in 1954 as American Motors Corporation. One of the new features of the Hornet was an air conditioning system.

1946 Lincoln V-12 found on Arizona car lot

(May 12, 2014) This well preserved 1946 Lincoln sedan was found on a car lot in Kingman, Arizona, complete with factory fender skirts. Although the overall shape remained the same from the 1941 model year, the big Lincoln received a makeover for 1942 with new grille, fender and headlight treatments and some rather interesting pushbutton door handles attached to the "suicide" doors that were in vogue in those days.