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Hagerty Drivers Club announces ‘Road of the Year’

California State Route 33
shines and winds above the rest

(May 16, 2024) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced California State Route 33 as its inaugural "Road of the Year." With more than 4 million miles of road in the United States, the ‘Road of the Year’ celebrates the unique emotional experiences created by driving, taking into consideration location, drivability, condition, scenery and more.

First ever Porsche 911 Turbo returns to limelight at Concours of Elegance

1973 Porsche 911 ‘Turbo’ concept
show car to appear at London event

(May 12, 2024) LONDON — The Concours of Elegance, Europe’s premier concours d’elegance event, is has announced that its 2024 edition will feature one of the most historically significant Porsches of all time — the original 1973 911 Turbo "Prototype." This special car represents the genesis of an icon; it was the first road-going 911 to wear the "Turbo" badge.

Mecum Collector Car Auction now streaming on Max 

(May 8, 2024) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions, host of The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction, is now streaming on Max, featuring live auction coverage and on-demand content. The move was made official after the company’s recent successful debut on the popular platform and will continue with Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis this May 10-18. Mecum coverage and content will continue to be broadcast on MotorTrendTV as well, with live coverage to be made available via both services.

Timeless Bugatti models set new auction records

Mullin Automotive Museum lots
met with intense excitement

(May 4, 2024) Over the course of its 115-year history, Bugatti has produced some of the most sought-after cars of all time. Renowned for their engineering ingenuity, their inherent beauty and their rarity, the opportunity for enthusiasts to buy a Bugatti at auction is always met with an intense excitement that demonstrates the timeless appeal of the Bugatti brand. At the recent Selections from the Mullin Collection Auction by Gooding & Company, each Bugatti model outperformed its estimated sale price.

Team Penske to offer private car collection at Mecum auction May 10-18

1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car

(May 2, 2024) The winningest team in Indy 500 history and its visionary owner will take the Mecum Auctions stage in Indianapolis by storm this May with a wide selection of vehicles on offer from their private collection of pace cars and more. Roger Penske and the Team Penske racing organization have consigned an assemblage of 17 cars for auction at Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic, May 10-18, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, joining an estimated 3,000 collector vehicles to be offered in total throughout the nine-day auction event.

Bugatti Type 35 — Perfection through evolution

Launched a century ago, the Type 35
stunned rivals with its superior design

(April 29, 2024) Ettore Bugatti was a man who did not fear setting himself a hard task. It was not just Bugatti’s exceptional design skills, but also his vision and bravery to defy conventional engineering principles of the time that delivered the Bugatti Type 35 — a car significantly ahead of its rivals in so many areas. It was also “Le Patron’s” willingness to push himself and the entire Bugatti team hard in pursuit of perfection.

1908 Mitchell Model G wins 'Restoration of the Year'

All photos by West Peterson, AACA

Annual Zenith Award winner
announced at Hershey event

(April 25, 2024) HERSHEY, Pa. — The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) has selected a 1908 Mitchell Model G as its 2024 Zenith Award winner. The AACA Zenith Award is the ultimate recognition that’s bestowed by AACA for outstanding and critically authentic automotive restoration.

Estimated 3,000 classic and collector vehicles at auction May 10-18

Mecum’s original and largest auction
returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds

(April 20, 2024) Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic is Mecum’s second-largest annual collector car auction, with the 2023 iteration achieving $113 million in total sales. This year’s return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the event’s 37th year will take place May 10-18 and will draw an estimated 3,000 vehicles while also featuring daily Road Art selections, exhibitors, the Dodge Thrill Ride and, of course, the ceaseless high-energy Mecum auction action.

Iconic lowriders take center stage in Petersen Automotive Museum

1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo "Spirit Runner"

Comprehensive lowrider
exhibit opens May 11

(April 17, 2024) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate the artistry, culture and history of lowriders with its largest and most comprehensive lowrider exhibit, set to open on May 11. “Best in Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show” will showcase some of the most significant lowriders in history, as well as incredible custom motorcycles, bicycles and art.

1965 Alan Mann Racing Mustang set to electrify La Jolla Concours

New AMR ePower Mustang features
electric powertrain technology

(April 17, 2024) LA JOLLA, Calif. — With a unique combination of American style, British race engineering and latest-generation EV technology, the "new" 1965 Alan Mann Racing (AMR) ePower Mustang is set to make its debut at La Jolla Concours, from April 19 to 21. This Anglo-American creation combines the beauty and character of one of the best loved classic American coupes – restored to an exceptional standard— with a complete chassis, powertrain and interior transformation by one of Ford’s most famous motorsport partners, Alan Mann Racing.


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