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Nearly 800 pedal cars among 2,000 items at toy museum auction

1925 American National pedal car

(September 2, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis.— Following months spent taking inventory, capturing photography, performing research and preparing the nearly 2,000 lots that make up the Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum Collection, the full list of consignments has been announced by Mecum Auctions for the entirely no-reserve sale to be held Sept. 14-17 in Fountain City, Wis.

Antique gasoline sign sells for world record $1.5 million

(September 1, 2022) GREENVILLE, S.C. — Richmond Auctions has set a new world record for the most expensive antique advertising sign sold at auction — a 48-inch double sided porcelain Musgo Gasoline sign.  The selling price of $1.5 million (including buyer's premium) shattered the previous record of $400,000.

Vintage Air announces new air-conditioning system for GM G-Body platforms

(August 28, 2022) SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air-conditioning systems for classics, hot rods and street rods, has announced the release of its all-new Gen IV SureFit Kit air-conditioning system for the 1982–88 Oldsmobile Cutlass and the 1986–87 Buick Grand National and Regal. These systems are available as either a Complete Kit or an Evaporator Kit and are designed to install with minimal modifications to the original firewall.

Revived after 64 years, 1927 Nash enchants Wisconsin town

Words and pictures by Eric Weiner
Hagerty Media

(August 20, 2022) MINERAL POINT, Wis. — Thousands of years ago, during the last ice age, retreating glaciers leveled the American Midwest. Left behind was a mix of silt, clay, boulders, and crushed gravel collectively known as “drift.” A pocket in what’s now southwest Wisconsin was spared this violent reformation. Geologists refer to this as the Driftless Area—an emerald landscape with swells of rolling hills, trout-filled streams, and hardwood forests. Soft bedrock means many caves and sinkholes that are home to special ecosystems. The beauty here runs deep.

Kindred Motorworks to open pre-orders for its vintage vehicle lineup

(August 12, 2022) SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Kindred Motorworks has announced that pre-orders for its lineup of fully modernized vintage vehicles open on Friday, Aug. 19. Customers interested in securing a pre-order for a Kindred Bronco, Kindred VW Bus, or Kindred Camaro may do so quickly and easily by visiting on the 19th.

Another record breaker for Mecum — Harrisburg at $40 million

1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible

(August 8, 2022) Mecum Auctions has spent the vast majority of 2022 breaking and setting new auction records with unprecedented success beginning with the highest grossing collector car auction ever held in Kissimmee, Fla., this past January. The company’s most recent auction in Harrisburg, Pa., held July 27-30, followed the year’s record-setting trend with a total of $40 million in overall sales for a nearly 30% increase over the 2019 Harrisburg record of $31 million.

Ringbrothers unveils 'CAGED,' the Ultimate Mustang Convertible restomod

(August 5, 2022) SPRING GREEN, Wis. — Ringbrothers, the well-known custom car builder and parts manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation — a custom-built 1964.5 Ford Mustang convertible known as “CAGED.” The design objective was to subtly evolve and modernize the original Mustang’s lines and proportions while honoring the aesthetic of Ford’s original pony car. The result is a modern appeal and unbridled performance mating the design of a 20th century icon with the technology of the 21st.

Compilation of 1950s car and truck commercials

(July 31, 2022) It's interesting to learn what manufactures thought were the top selling points of their vehicles in this compilation of car commercials from the 1950s.

Classics, vintage motorcycles to join lineup at Mecum Monterey 2022

1908 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank

(July 27, 2022) Mecum Auctions is set to return to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 18-20 for its annual Daytime Auction with a selection of classic and vintage motorcycles. In addition to the motorcycles, an estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block, with live coverage of the event broadcast on MotorTrendTV.

The spiritual home of Bugatti in England for more than 90 years

(July 20, 2022) Founded in London in 1929, the world’s first Bugatti Owners’ Club moved to Prescott in the beautiful English Cotswolds region in 1937. There, it established its very own hill climb course and – in 1987 — the Bugatti Trust, maintaining and celebrating the magic of the Bugatti brand for more than 90 years.


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