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Overall sales total $25.2 million at Mecum Las Vegas collector-car auction


1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet

(November 21, 2018) LAS VEGAS — Mecum Auctions’ second annual collector-car auction in Las Vegas was deemed a success with $25.2 million in overall sales achieved as 667 vehicles hammered sold for a 75 percent sell-through rate. The results represent a 7 percent increase over last year’s totals.

Classic Auto Show to feature more than 2,000 vintage vehicles

(November 20, 2018) COSTA MESA, Calif. — More than 2,000 vintage vehicles and special displays by 80 Southern California car clubs, collectors, and automotive museums from Ventura to San Diego will highlight the third annual Classic Auto Show, taking place March 16-17 at the OC Fair & Event Center.   

'Legends of Los Angeles' motorsports exhibit now open at Petersen

(November 20, 2018) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has opened its latest exhibit, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery presented by Lucas Oil. The display features 12 race cars powered by engineering masterminds such as Ed “The Old Master” Pink and Fred Offenhauser and piloted by legends such as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Parnelli Jones, Bill Stroppe and Dan Gurney.

Carroll Shelby's first Shelby Cobra returns to Las Vegas

(November 14, 2018) LAS VEGAS — The first Shelby Cobra, CSX2000, has returned to Las Vegas for an exclusive exhibit inside the Las Vegas Shelby Heritage Center through March 31. On loan from the Larry H. Miller family, the world-famous roadster will be displayed to the public for free and through key events such as the Team Shelby Bash and the holiday season.

Ford's 1936 'Rhythm of the Road' musical

(November 9, 2018) Automobile advertising has certainly evolved over the years as dramatically pointed out by this 1936 Ford movie clip that depicts beautiful tree-lined English scenery and what presumedly are Ford vehicles equipped with Ford V8 engines.

Mecum Chicago auction realizes $17.5 million in sales


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(October 31, 2018) Mecum’s Chicago 2018 classic and collector car auction marked another in a long line of successful auctions that have shown huge growth with margins exceeding 30 percent from the previous year. With overall sales totals of $17.5 million, Mecum Chicago 2018 constituted a 38-percent increase over 2017 totals as 75 percent of all 896 vehicles offered hammered sold.

Heavy Philadelphia traffic on Sept. 7, 1950


Temple Univeristy archives

(October 25, 2018) Race Street appears to be an appropriate name for this Philadelphia thoroughfare which joined the entrance to the Delaware River Bridge in this photo from the Temple University archives. According to the source, the image was taken on Sept. 7, 1950.

DRIVEN360's classic 1975 Ford Bronco gets second round of modifications

(October 25, 2018) TEMECULA, Calif. — RAW Motorsports, a leading engineering and fabrication builder of high-performance, off-road and specialty vehicles, has led the charge to complete a second round of modifications on DRIVEN360’s classic 1975 Ford Bronco.

Mecum to feature 1,000 consignments including two collections in Las Vegas


1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
(October 23, 2018) WALWORTH, Wis. — Following an exceptionally successful inaugural auction last year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 15-17 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

New Chevrolet crate engines showcased in vintage concepts


1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna SEMA show car

(October 16, 2018) DETROIT — Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines go on display at the SEMA Show, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in a trio of vintage vehicles that showcase the installation possibilities for builders. “Chevrolet Performance’s expanding crate engine lineup offers something for every enthusiast and his or her dream project,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

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