Nostalgia Highway

Auctions America has $21 million in sales at Fort Lauderdale auction

(March 19, 2014) FORD LAUNDERSALE, Fla. — Auctions America posted its most successful performance to date in South Florida this past weekend, generating $21,039,631 in total sales with 76 percent of all lots sold at its 12th annual Fort Lauderdale auction. The three-day sale continued the company’s strong track record in South Florida, attracting its strongest attendance to date and realizing a nearly 20 percent sales increase over 2013.

Three of eight Corvettes recovered from museum sinkhole

(March 5, 2014) BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Three of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last month are back on solid ground following delicate removal techniques on Monday and Tuesday.

1955 Nash Rambler wagon spotted on California street

(March 4, 2014) A well-maintained 1955 Nash Rambler wagon was spotted on a Weaverville, Calif., street by Abandoned Cars contributing photographer Jerry Brown. The model year can be determined because 1955 was the first year the Rambler came with open front wheel wells.

The compact-sized Nash Rambler was a good idea when it was conceived in the late '40s hitting the market in 1950. The Rambler has been acknowledged to be the first successful modern American compact car.

Ford celebrates Aussie ute’s 80th anniversary

(February 28, 2014) MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its Australian invention of the iconic ute, which led to the development of vehicles such as the F-Series and Ranger and propelled the company to years of truck leadership. Not only was it an Australian invention, but the concept has been exported to the world, reinterpreted by other manufacturers and gained a legion of fans everywhere.

Third annual Concours of Elegance in England to feature 60 historic cars

(February 27, 2014) LONDON — Following its first two award-winning Concours of Elegance events – held at Windsor Castle in 2012 to honor Her Majesty the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and at St James’s Palace in 2013 – event organizer Thorough Events has announced Hampton Court Palace, near London, as the majestic venue for its 2014 Concours of Elegance.

Italian event celebrates the Spirit of Ecstasy

(February 24, 2014) CERNOBBIO, Italy — The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 will be staged on the weekend of May 23-25 over the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and neighboring Villa Erba on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. The 2014 edition will again see an intimate selection of 50 historic automobiles displayed against the incomparable backdrop of Lake Como.

Mustangs to turn out in record numbers for Silverstone Classic

(February 22, 2014) LONDON — The legendary Ford Mustang turns 50 this year, a milestone that’s being celebrated in style at this summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic July 25-27.

Chrysler Group's SRT Viper wins NAHC Collectible Car Award

(February 20, 2014) DETROIT — The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) has selected the Chrysler Group's SRT Viper as its "Collectible Car of the Future."

NAHC members vote annually to name the "Collectible Car of the Future" from North American-built vehicles launched during the previous calendar year. The SRT Viper was selected from 19 all-new vehicles introduced in 2013.

New Enzo Ferrari Museum opens in Modena

(February 19, 2014) MODENA, Italy — The new Enzo Ferrari Museum (EFM) was opened Feb. 18 in Modena by Luca di Montezemolo and Piero Ferrari, the son of the man who started off the amazing story of a marque recognized today as the strongest in the world.

The choice of Feb. 18 for the reopening of the MEF was in recognition of the anniversary of Enzo Ferrari’s birth on Feb. 18, 1898.

Packard brings the Clipper back for 1953 model year

(February 13, 2014) In 1953, Packard reintroduced the Cliipper name after a five year absence on its entry-level car replacing the Packard 200 in the hopes of increasing sales with a "more affordable" Packard. The Clipper was available in Special and Deluxe trim models and two-door and four-door sedans.