Nostalgia Highway

Meet the 1925 Chevrolet House Car

(November 18, 2013) It's a house! No, it's a car! Actually it's both a house and a car. It's an historic 1925 Chevrolet House Car, and one of 225 vehicles that General Motors put up for auction from its collection in January 2009.

The house car brought $123,200 at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Survey reveals favorite James Bond car of all time

(November 16, 2013) LOS ANGELES — A Facebook survey from Total Car Score found that the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger is the favorite Bond car of all time. In a Facebook poll of more than 900 participants from across the United States taken in October 2012, people selected the Aston Martin DB5 from a list of 10 classic and modern Bond cars that span the franchise's history, from 1962's Dr. No to 2008's Quantum of Solace.

Adventurer makes second attempt at coast-to-coast record

(November 14, 2013) Vintage Adventurer Rod Wade is making a second attempt on setting a new world record for driving a pre-war car from New York to California against the clock. Australian Rod and his co-driver Michael Flanders will make a second attempt on the 2,947mile journey in their 1930 Ford Model A, departing Staten Island at1 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 with the aim of reaching Venice Fishing Pier in under 60 hours, giving an estimated arrival time of the morning of Sunday, Nov. 24.

BMW lines up three historic cars for rally in Argentina

(November 13, 2013) More than 130 historic sports cars spanning eight decades of automotive history will go head to head for victory in the “1000 Millas Sport” in Argentina. This year’s event will be the 25th edition of South America’s foremost classic car rally. And to help celebrate this landmark occasion, the BMW Group Classic will be sending not only its congratulations but also a trio of exceptional cars embodying the sporting spirit of the BMW brand on a variety of levels.

The world's first stretched E-Type Jaguar unveiled

(November 12, 2013) LONDON — The world’s first stretched E-Type has been unveiled and will go on show in London later this week at a major automotive awards ceremony. Built in 1968, the left hand drive Jaguar E-Type series 1 4.2 roadster has been stretched by four and a half inches during a major restoration carried out by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC).

Two cars in one — The Volvo Duett turns 60

(November 9, 2013) July 4, 2013, marked the 60th anniversary of the Volvo Duett — Volvo's first series-produced estate (wagon) car and the starting point of the company's proud estate car tradition. In 1944, the round-backed compact PV444 was shown for the first time.

Nissan to restore legendary Safari Rally Z

(November 8, 2013) IRVINE, Calif. — Few true sports cars in history can lay claim to not only being a road-racing champion, but also a rally legend. One such car is the Fairlady Z, which provided the basis for the renowned off-road race machine, the Safari Rally Z.

Canadian airline pilot Stanley Tucker and his two milestone Mustangs

(November 7, 2013) By the time the 1965 Ford Mustang officially went on sale on April 17, 1964, it had been rolling off the assembly line at the Rouge factory in Dearborn, Mich., for about five weeks. Thousands of Mustangs had been shipped to dealers throughout North America so they would be available in showrooms on opening day. However, not all of the cars on display were actually meant to be sold to customers.

London to Brighton should be easier than California to Florida

(October 31, 2013) LONDON — When Joy Rainey tackles the Veteran Car Run in her 1904 Oldsmobile in November, it ought to be a breeze. Her faithful Curved Dash Runabout might only have a comfortable top speed of 25 mph, but the 60-mile trip from London’s Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in Brighton should be a great deal easier than the car’s last outing… more than 2,650 miles from coast to coast across America.

Going flat back and Ultra Violet — the 1970 Mustang Milano Concept

(November 7, 2013) DEARBORN, Mich. — In February 1970, Ford kicked off a new decade at the Chicago Auto Show with a wild-looking Mustang concept car that previewed some of the design direction for the upcoming 1971 models. The exceptionally low-slung, two-seat Mustang Milano took inspiration from the grand touring cars that regularly prowled the roads around the northern Italian city that gave the car its name.


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