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Mecum Auctions returns to Dallas Sept. 20-23 with 1,500 muscle cars

1934 Dodge Hot Rod Pickup

(August 22, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Hot off the heels of a jam-packed summer schedule, Mecum Auctions is set to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Sept. 20-23 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more set to cross the auction block and live TV coverage on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster is 'Best of Show' at Pebble Beach

(August 21, 2023) A Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster (W 29) won the prestigious "Best of Show" title at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Sunday. The sporty luxury car prevailed over a top-class field of exclusive classic cars in the jury vote at the final event of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. This victory is the 10th "Best of Show" title for a Mercedes-Benz vehicle since the start of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1950.

Corvette's 70th anniversary celebrated by Petersen Automotive Museum

By David Boldt

(August 15, 2023) LOS ANGELES — It began (as I did) in 1953. The American economy was booming, but then, so was Wisconsin’s senator, Joe McCarthy. And while the election of Dwight Eisenhower put World War II fully behind us, the Cold War was heating up. With that, a handful of execs at General Motors believed the company should be building a sports car, and while the all-new Corvette was not yet America’s Sports Car, the basics were there, and at least one engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, recognized its potential.

Celebrating 'Fifties in Cars' in Minnesota

(August 12, 2023) "Take a ride back to the "Fifties in Cars" at the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) car show in St. Paul, Minnesota. This car show is easily the largest car show of its kind featuring close to 12,00 different cars. All the cars were built before 1964 and this collection is simply incredible as people come from all over the world to show their cars. Watch the video from MotorTrend.

Mecum Harrisburg auction reaches $34.2 million in sales

1968 Dodge Charger Custom

(August 9, 2023) The 2023 Mecum Harrisburg auction, held July 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, saw an exceptional turnout of enthusiastic car connoisseurs looking to soak in all that Mecum’s exclusive East Coast-region auction had to offer, and based on the results, the crowds received their reward. Overall sales at the auction reached $34.2 million as 73% of all offerings hammered sold, making this year Mecum’s second most successful Harrisburg auction on record.

600-vehicle Mecum Monterey auction set for Aug. 17-19

1966 Ferrari 275 Berlinetta

(August 3, 2023) The Veloce, Schnell & Fast Sports Car Collection, The Don Williams Estate Collection and a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster are just a few of the selections to headline the superb array of classics, supercars, European sports cars and more consigned to the Monterey Car Week Daytime Auction, Mecum Monterey 2023, which marks the return of the world’s largest collector car auction company to the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 17-19.

Daihatsu Applause winner at 2023 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional

(July 31, 2023) OXFORDSHIRE, England — The globally renowned Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional enjoyed another sell-out success at Grimsthorpe Castle on Saturday, with a record attendance of 1200 cars and 3000 guests enjoying the Lincolnshire sunshine. Hagerty created the first Festival of the Unexceptional in 2014 as a celebration of long-forgotten everyday family cars from 1968-1989, now fondly known as the "Unexceptional Era."

Rare Volkswagen Type 2 Schulwagen emerges after 43 years

(July 26, 2023) HERNDON, Va. — One of the highlight vehicles at the first International VW Bus Day and the launch of the 3-row ID. Buzz EV in Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 2 was Lind Bjornsen’s 1955 Volkswagen Type 2 Schulwagen. These vehicles were built as traveling training vehicles for VW dealerships and Bjornsen’s is believed to be the sole survivor. The vehicle was also a standout at the Orange County Transporter Organization’s Type 2 event in Long Beach, Calif., the next day.

Oldest known NASCAR champion car featured in documentary

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 racing Hudson Hornet here

(July 17, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Hagerty Drivers Foundation has debuted its documentary on the history of the oldest known NASCAR championship car, titled “The Fabulous Hudson Hornet.” The film uncovers the serendipitous turn of events that led the small Detroit manufacturer to become a standout champion in the emerging stock car racing craze of post-war America.

Bentley Speed Six Continuation Series debuts at Goodwood

(July 12, 2023) CREWE, England — The first new Speed Six in 93 years will makes its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed this month. The most successful Bentley racing car ever, the Speed Six is regarded as one of the most important Bentleys in history. The newest Speed Six — Car Zero — will be used in a development program consisting of real-world durability and track based testing, before being retained by Bentley ahead of the build of 12 customer cars — all of which are already sold.


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