Nostalgia Highway

Two world records broken at motorcycle auction

(July 14, 2014) WOODSTOCK, Oxfordshire, England — International auctioneers Coys have broken two world records at auction when they sold a 1931 Indian 1300 for £90,000 ($153,900) and a 1953 Mondial 125 Monoalbero for £60,000 ($102,600) on July 11 at Blenheim Palace in the UK.

Classic car owners receive historic pricing at vintage-themed gas

(July 12, 2014) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — To celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 11, Hagerty Classic Car Magazine transformed a gas station on Michigan's famous Woodward Avenue into a full service station from the past, complete with classic gas prices. Hagerty brought back the full-service station experience from America's golden automotive era, serving over 200 classic cars more than 1,400 gallons of gas.

Classic Peugeots gather for UK event

(July 11, 2014) SOUTHAMPTON, England — One of the rarest collections of Peugeots ever assembled in the UK proved that "Motion and Emotion" doesn’t just apply to the latest models. Last month, more than 120 classic Peugeots met up for the annual International Peugeot Meeting, held this year in the UK, near Southampton. With a theme of "Best of British" international guests were treated to fine fare from across the UK throughout the weekend.

Chevrolet dealer, Corvette collector opens museum in Ohio

Source: Hemmings Daily Blog

(July 9, 2014) Corvette collector and long-time Chevrolet dealer Bob McDorman has opened the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum in Canal Winchester, Ohio, southeast of Columbus.

Nissan's Andy Palmer reflects on Goodwood and cars from yesteryear

(July 8, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It's an annual favorite of car buffs, industry veterans and kids of all ages, but the just-ended four-day Goodwood Festival of Speed in England is also a chance to reflect on some of the cars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Cars of the stars

(July 7, 2014) We ran across a small collection of pictures of Hollywood stars and their cars, mostly from the 1930s and 1940s. We found it interesting to see what the super rich from the depression era drove.

Chrysler's revolutionary Airflow vehicle explained in a 1934 film

(June 30, 2014) Chrysler was the first American automaker to streamline a vehicle when it introduced the Chrysler Airflow in 1934. Led by Chrysler engineer Carl Breer, the company sought to build a car that was less susceptible to air resistance to get more performance from the engine and increase gas mileage.

Collection of 14 classic cars, six motorcycles to be auctioned in UK

(June 25, 2014) GAYDON, UK — An eclectic private collection of 14 classic cars and six motorcycles, spanning nearly 90 years, will be offered by Silverstone Auctions as part of its Silverstone Classic Sale on July 26 and 27.

Chrysler promotes safety in mid-30s film

(June 19, 2014) A 10-minute 1935 Chrysler movie, "Horse Sense in Horse Power," that promotes safe driving and braking, offers a very interesting window into the vehicles, roads and driving habits of motorists nearly 80 years ago.

You will discover how much times have changed, yet how much of driving life has remained the same on the highways of America.

Green Hornet Black Beauty car, complete with machine guns, up for sale

(June 19, 2014) The screen-used Black Beauty hero car used in the 2011 film The Green Hornet, will be auctioned next week by Massachusetts based, RR Auction. The 1965 Chrysler Imperial, built by Dennis McCarthy of Vehicle Effects in California, is one of just two hero cars remaining from the production.


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