Nostalgia Highway

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

(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.

3,500 vehicles including 30 collections make up Mecum Kissimmee auction

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 'Vault Find'

(January 2, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 500 of the nearly 800 vehicles that make up 30-plus collections consigned to the world’s largest collector car auction will be offered at no reserve when Mecum Kissimmee 2022 returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 11-day auction event, Jan. 6-16. In total, an estimated 3,500 vehicles will cross the auction block throughout the duration, and more than 1,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia will be presented on “Road Art Monday,” Jan. 10.

Barrett-Jackson revs up for 'automotive event of the year' in Scottsdale

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

(December 28, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is revving up for the automotive event of 2022 when it returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 22-30, to celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. The annual Scottsdale Auction has hosted some of the most electrifying moments in collector car history over the last five decades. January’s Scottsdale Auction will both celebrate those milestones and deliver an event filled with a collector car docket, the latest vehicles from top automakers, symposiums on a variety of automotive-related topics, and hundreds of exhibits and displays.

Famed 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom to headline Mecum Kissimmee lineup

(December 21, 2021) In 1952, a young Bob Hirohata purchased a 1951 Mercury and delivered it to the era’s most famous customizing duo, brothers Sam and George Barris, for a radical overhaul that almost instantly became the most prominent and well-known customization of the classic car era.

Hagerty Garage + Social goes nationwide with Seattle Clubhouse

(December 21, 2021) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced that it has opened its next premium clubhouse and car storage facility, Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle, which follows the openings of clubhouse locations in Delray Beach, N.Y., Chicago and Toronto. Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle will serve as a central gathering place for the growing collector car and driving enthusiast community in the region.


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