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Replica car companies — Start your sales

(March 4, 2022) DIAMOND BAR, Calif.  — The wait is over. Small volume motor vehicle manufacturers may begin selling replica cars that resemble vehicles produced at least 25 years ago now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized a regulation to implement the SEMA-led Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act. SEMA worked with Congress to pass this federal policy change, which became law in 2015 as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.



Mecum Glendale 2022 adds featured vehicles to auction’s 1,500-car lineup


1958 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Deville

(February 27, 2022) Collector cars from high-profile collections and individual offerings that stand out as headline-worthy attractions all on their own have been added to the lineup for Glendale 2022, Mecum’s fourth annual auction at State Farm Stadium in Arizona slated for March 16-19. The auction will feature an estimated 1,500 classic and collector vehicles on offer along with approximately 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia.

Celebrating 20 years of world-record history with the VW W12 Nardò

(February 26, 2022) Herndon, Va. — On the 20th anniversary of the date the Volkswagen W12 broke seven world speed records on the famed Nardò circuit in Italy on Feb. 23, 2002, VW takes a look back at the infamous supercar. Few are aware the first supercar to feature a functioning example of Volkswagen’s unique “W” engine was not the Bugatti Veyron with its quad-turbocharged W16 engine. Instead, the earliest progenitor bore a VW emblem on its hood.

Mecum to auction Hays Museum antique truck collection March 25


1939-1940 Peterbilt Model 260GD 5-ton truck

(February 15, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis.  — A desirable selection of 37 rare vintage trucks from The Hays Museum Antique Truck Collection will join the auction lineup at Mecum’s upcoming Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction slated for March 24-26 in East Moline, Ill. The collection comprises trucks spanning from 1903 to 1953 and includes rare models from the makes of Peterbilt, Fageol, Diamond T, Pierce-Arrow, Selden, Packard and more.

Lincoln celebrates a century of elegance and innovation


Henry and Clara Ford after purcahse of Lincoln Motor Company in 1922

(February 4, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — On Feb. 4, 1922, Henry Ford, with encouragement from his wife Clara and his son Edsel Ford, purchased The Lincoln Motor Company from distinguished inventor and automotive engineer Henry Leland for $8 million. The transaction set in motion the creation of an iconic American luxury brand.

A pair of Ford GTs will highlight Mecum's Glendale, Ariz., auction


2006 Ford GT once owned by John Elway

(January 30, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions is set to return to State Farm Stadium this March 16-19 for its fourth annual auction in Glendale, Ariz., with an estimated 1,500 vehicles and nearly 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia items to be offered.

Hooked on Vettes Collection heads to Mecum Glendale 2022 at no reserve

(January 24, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — For many long-time and dedicated collector car enthusiasts, their first run in with a Chevrolet Corvette is a moment forever etched in their memory and one that is revisited with the launch of each new generation of America’s Sports Car. Collector Michael Brown counts himself among that committed crowd of Corvette devotees, and his love for the model line ultimately grew into a jaw-dropping collection of some of the finest of the bunch.

Ringbrothers unveils custom 1969 Dodge Charger with Hellcat engine

(January 17, 2022) SPRING GREEN, Wis. — Ringbrothers, a custom car builder and parts manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation — a custom 1969 Dodge Charger known as “CAPTIV.” The Charger makes an impressive yet “streetable” 707 horsepower from its Mopar Hellcat crate engine mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The build was completed for New Zealand-based motorsports legend and TV personality Greg Murphy.

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction to feature resto-mod SUVs


1972 Ford Bronco

(January 9, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is curating an extraordinary docket of professionally-built Resto-Mod SUVs for the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. All of the exceptional SUVs will cross the block at No Reserve, including the 1972 Ford Bronco that was selected as one of the “Top 10 Trucks” at the SEMA Show Battle of the Builders.

'Back to the Future' DeLorean back in the spotlight in documentary

By Jeff Peek
Hagerty

(January 3, 2022) If there was any doubt about the iconic status of the Back to the Future DeLorean, it is quickly dispelled in a new documentary released by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. In the first three minutes of "88mph: The Story of the DeLorean Time Machine," no fewer than 13 enthusiasts — including movie stars Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson — appear on screen to tout the staying power of the fictitious time machine that first appeared in the original 1985 film. And many more weigh in during the next hour and a half.

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