Nostalgia Highway

Packard and Ford assembly lines at mid-century

(July 11, 2023) Viewing vintage images of automaker’s assembly lines gives us insight into how vehicles were constructed decades ago and also serves as a valuable visual reference of details for car owners when restoring a vehicle. It was during the period when autoworkers actually operated the machines and provided the labor to assemble cars and trucks rather than banks of CNC-controlled robots and spot welders.

100th anniversary of trailblazing Bugatti Type 32 ‘Tank’ is celebrated

(July 3, 2023) MOLSHEIM, France — Bugatti is known across the world for visionary engineering and ingenious designs, and today the brand celebrates the official centenary of the racing debut of one of its most innovative cars — the Type 32 "Tank." This streamlined racing car was to lay the foundations for aerodynamic motorsport innovations, earning its nickname not only for its shape, but also for its visible rivets and bolts.

Mecum's Road Art Auction achieves $10.9 million in sales

Memorabilia auction sells 92%
of nearly 4,000 lots offered

(June 30, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions recently added The World’s Largest Road Art Auction to its impressive list of annual events. The automotive memorabilia-focused auction was held June 20-25 at Mecum’s company headquarters in Walworth and featured nearly 4,000 lots of neon, tin and wooden signs, gas pumps and globes, pedal cars, posters and more on offer.

Historic experimental Chrysler jet car gets feature-length documentary

Watch the in-depth documentary
on the Chrysler Turbine Car here

(June 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Hagerty Drivers Foundation has debuted documentary on the history of the Chrysler Turbine Car.  The film "The Chrysler Turbine Car: Engineering a Revolution" traces Chrysler’s groundbreaking efforts beginning in the 1950s to disrupt the automotive industry with its multimillion-dollar turbine research program.

Antique Automobile Club of America offering half-year memberships

(June 23, 2023) HERSHEY, Pa. — As the 2023 collector car season ramps up, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)…America’s Premier Resource for the Collectible Vehicle Community…is now offering half-year memberships. For those who newly join or re-establish lapsed memberships between June through September 30, a $25 half-year option is now available.

Celebrating everyday vehicles — The Festival of the Unexceptional

(June 19, 2023) NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, England — The Concours de l’Ordinaire — quite literally, a show dedicated to sharing some of the greatest everyday classic cars on our roads — takes place on Saturday, July 29, on the lawns of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. Originally staged by Hagerty in 2014, the Festival of the Unexceptional has earned its place in the automotive calendar as an attainable concours event offering a mix of rare cars and a prestigious location in an informal and friendly approach.

1952 Porsche Roadster to be inducted into National Historic Vehicle Register

(June 15, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY,  Mich. —  The Hagerty Drivers Foundation has announced the 1952 Porsche America Roadster (Type 540), Chassis No. 12336 as the 34th 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.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kissimmee for Summer Special, July 6-9

1957 Chevolet Bel Air Convertible

(June 15, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. —  Inspired by the continuous success of The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction held by Mecum Auctions each January at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., the company will once again return to the familiar venue for a Summer Special auction this July 6-9 with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered and a live broadcast of the event to be shown on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

Exceptional Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé set for 2023 Concours of Elegance

(June 15, 2023) LONDON — The Concours of Elegance has announced that the 2023 event  will feature the 1938 Delahaye Type 145 V12 Coupé. Visitors to this year’s exclusive event — held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace from Sept. 1 through 3 will be able to get an up close look at this remarkable piece of automotive history — a star of concours events around the globe — as it joins the concours field of 70 privately owned cars.

New power steering system for classic Ford Bronco hits market

(June 14, 2023) MEDFORD, Ore. — TOMS OFFROAD has announced that they've collaborated on a new early Ford Bronco power steering system with Power Steering Components (PSC).Broncos are one of the most uniquely built and customized vehicles; no two look, or drive, alike.


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