Nostalgia Highway

Barrett-Jackson celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach with auction April 13-15

1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS

(March 27, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — Barrett-Jackson is returning to South Florida with its ultimate automotive lifestyle event April 13-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach, the 2023 Palm Beach Auction will once again be the East Coast’s epicenter for collector car enthusiasts featuring a docket of coveted collectible vehicles, dozens of sponsor and exhibitor displays, and thrill rides in the latest performance vehicles from Dodge, Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet.

World’s most famous hot rod donated to the Petersen Museum

(March 20, 2023) LOS ANGELES — A recent donation to the Petersen Automotive Museum will ensure that generations to come can enjoy one of the quintessential American hot rods.
Renowned car collector Bruce Meyer recently handed over the keys to his 1932 Ford “McGee Roadster” to Terry L. Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

120-car collection to headline Mecum Houston auction April 13-15

1969 Plymouth Road Runner

(March 19, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Nearly 120 highly respected and sought-after American classics from the Horton Classic Car Museum in Nocona, Texas, will be offered at no reserve as part of the estimated 1,000 total vehicles to be offered at auction at Mecum Houston 2023. The annual event will return to Houston’s NRG Center this April 13-15 with a characteristically diverse and desirable selection of classic and collector vehicles.

Los Angeles traffic jam in the post-war 1940s

(March 15, 2023) If you think the horrific modern rush hour traffic in cities across the country is a new phenomenon, perhaps no more than a half century old — think again.

Amelia Earhart Cord added to National Historic Vehicle Register

(March 8, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — This International Women’s Day, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, announced Amelia Earhart’s 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton as the 33rd vehicle to be inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Register, the only federally recognized program to document the historical and cultural significance of the automobile. Later this year, the Foundation will announce the 34th vehicle to be added to the Register.

Spreading the LUV — A brief history of Detroit’s mini-trucks

1972 Chevrolet LUV

Benjamin Hunting

(March 4, 2023) It might be hard to imagine, given the current, cutthroat state of the pickup truck segment, but there was once a time when these task-focused haulers were largely an afterthought to the bean counters in Detroit. Fifty years ago, before King Ranches and Longhorns lined their interiors with enough leather to reach from Lansing to Laredo, trucks were barebones affairs built to get the job done and sold to customers who honestly weren’t expected to use them as daily drivers.

Mecum Auctions returns to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

(February 26, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis.— Following $66.3 million in total sales on a 78% sell-through of 1,657 lots at Mecum Glendale 2022, Mecum Auctions will return to State Farm Stadium this March 28-April 1 for its fifth annual auction in Glendale with an estimated 2,000 vehicles and approximately 150 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia items to be offered.

Meyers Manx remaster kit breathes new life into dune buggy

(February 21, 2023) COSTA MESA , Calif.  — Meyers Manx has unveiled its first-ever Remastered Kit, which empowers enthusiasts to build and customize the world’s most iconic dune buggy according to their personalized specs. The all-new Meyers Manx Remastered kit benefits from modernized production techniques which leverage 3D scanning, digital design tools, and CNC technology to deliver the most precise self-assembly set to date. 

Sean Smith Designs presents 1,180 hp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

(February 8, 2023) Visitors to the 2023 Grand National Roadster Show which took place in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 3-5 witnessed the unveiling of the latest work by vehicle designer Sean Smith and a build team led by Driven Speed Shop. Based on a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Michael Shields, the result is a remarkable vehicle that combines luxury and elegance with the astonishing performance of an 1,180hp supercharged Chevrolet 427 LS7 V8 engine.

The Streets of America in the 1950s

(February 5, 2023) This video takes an interesting look back at 1950s and early 1960s downtown America. The shops and storefronts of the little towns were the personification of mid-century America. But the highlight of the video is the many 1950s cars and pickup trucks on the streets and parked at a downtown full-service gas station. It is worth the eight minutes.


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