Nostalgia Highway

The electric car was more than niche vehicle early in 20th Century

By Jim Meachen
Editor, Abandoned Cars and Trucks
(April 12, 2014) It's surprising and, frankly, somewhat amazing how little progress we have made in electric cars over the past century. Not in the cars themselves, which have obviously evolved many times over, but in the electrical system.

Ford Mustang 50-year celebration events coming up this month

(April 5, 2014) DEARBORN — April 17, 2014, marks 50 years since the world was introduced to Ford Mustang. Its legions of fans will be celebrating at events across the United States throughout that week.

Restore a rear pre-war Lagonda to its former glory

(April 3, 2014) LONDON — An extremely rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two door saloon that has covered just 40,000 miles from new, is set to headline Silverstone Auctions’ very first Restoration Show Sale, at the NEC, Birmingham on April 12.

Shelby Cobra Daytona to headline second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute

(April 2, 2014) GARDENA, Calif. — Almost 50 years after its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 will return to Southern California to headline the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17.

Celebrity car collectors and experts to help with Petersen coupe exhibit

(April 1, 2014) LOS ANGELES — A small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common — a passionate relationship with the automobile. The Petersen Automotive Museum has invited 12 of the world’s most well-known car collectors, drivers and designers to each choose what they consider the best two-seat, fixed-roof high performance car of all time for The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, a new exhibit opening on April 10.

Women have been an integral part of Ford Mustang story

(March 29, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — As customers, designers, race car drivers, engineers, marketers and journalists, women have been an integral part of the Ford Mustang story for 50 years. The spirit of freedom and independence Mustang inspires has been embraced globally among women and men, the young and not so young, for half a century.

Time has stood still for 1987 Volvo with just 132 road miles

(March 26, 2014) KING'S LYNN, England — A 1987 Volvo 340 with just 132 miles on the clock from new has been uncovered by Anglia Car Auctions for the upcoming Classic sale on Saturday  April 5 at its King’s Lynn auction house.

Icons converge: Mustang celebrates 50 years at Empire State Building

(March 25, 2014) Two of the world’s most recognizable icons are coming together April 16-17, as the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will be on display on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York.

The display — replicating the same feat from nearly 50 years ago — coincides with the global celebration of 50 years since Mustang debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

RK Motors plans special events for Mustang tribute in Charlotte

(March 20, 2014) CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  In anticipation of the city’s special salute to the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustang, RK Motors today announced plans for a series of events in Charlotte during the April 17 to 20 weekend.

Toyota racing history to be displayed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

(March 20, 2014) LONDON — Toyota will bring together four of its Le Mans race cars at a single event for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed June 26-29 at Goodwood House in Sussex. Charting the progress from the TS010 of early 1990s through to this season’s contender, the new TS040 Hybrid, which will be unveiled on March 27, the gathering will provide a unique snapshot of how Toyota has consistently pushed the boundaries of race car design and technology.