Nostalgia Highway

Toyota Coaster — New bus, same as the old bus

(February 13, 2014) This Toyota Coaster may look like the minibus that was first introduced back in 1969, but in fact it the paint is barely dry.

A team of Toyota technicians scoured old storehouses and even scavenged scrap metal from around Japan to build this bus. Rusted panels were polished up and damaged parts were reproduced from original drawings to re-make this Coaster prototype.

Why so much love and care over an old bus?

Mazda MX-5 Miata celebrates 25 years of roadster fun

(February 8, 2014) CHICAGO — On Feb. 9, 1989, the world was introduced to the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show. A few months later, it was named as one of the five "World's Best Cars" by Road & Track and never looked back.

The story of a 1937 Ford House Car

(February 4, 2014) Graeme Thickins of Bloomington, Minn., was owner of a rare 1937 Ford House Car for a short time before he sold it in California at the Wavecrest 2001 Woodie Show.

Thickins took possession of the truck after it had been stored for years in a garage in Minnesota. Reportedly only about six a year were built in the mid '30s. names its Top 10 Most Iconic Cars

(February 4, 2014) CHICAGO — today released a list of the top 10 most iconic cars of the past 25 years. The site's experts compiled the list based on cars that set trends, have unusually expressive styling, performance under the hood and other factors that make these some of the most memorable cars to date.

The Volkswagen Beetle celebrates 65 years in the United States

(January 30, 2014) HERNDON, Va. — This month, the Volkswagen Beetle celebrates 65 years since it first arrived in the United States. In January of 1949, a Volkswagen “Type 1,” or Beetle, was shipped to New York City by Ben Pon, Sr., a Dutch businessman and the world’s first official Volkswagen importer.

That car — and another, subsequent Beetle — found buyers the same year, marking the first time that Volkswagen vehicles were sold in the United States.

Joy Rainey tells her story of journeying across U.S. in 1904 Olds

(January 29, 2014) LONDON — The story of one woman’s incredible journey across America is told in Joy Across America, a new book being launched at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry on Feb. 21-23.

Joy Rainey is the subject of this engaging encounter, telling the story of her epic 2,903 mile drive across the U.S. in her 1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile.

Thousands of Mustangs expected to caravan across the country

(January 26, 2014) Ford Mustang enthusiasts are invited to cross the United States in the largest caravan of Mustangs in history and join the official 50th anniversary festivities that will celebrate Mustang past, present and future, including the all-new Mustang set to go on sale this fall.

50 years ago the classic Mini won the Monte Carlo Rally for first time

Vintage Datsun Fairlady Roadster helps owner recharge his life

(January 24, 2014) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Scott Fisher is a man on a mission. Not the kind of mission with deadlines and meetings – a mission to reconnect with his 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster and discover the wide-open spaces of North America. Fisher has blogged the entire trip in detail at, sharing an impressive array of his photographs from the road.

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe makes history again

(January 22, 2014) WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced today that the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will become the first automobile to be recorded under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Heritage Documentation. The documentation will be part of the HVA's National Historic Vehicle Register and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) that is permanently archived in the Library of Congress.


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