Nostalgia Highway

Barrett-Jackson auction exceeds a record $113 million in sales

(January 21, 2014) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson announced today the strongest sales results in the 43-year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the course of six days, nearly 1,400 vehicles were sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event totaling more than $113 million in sales. The star of the show was a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88, pictured above, which fetched $3,850,000, the highest price ever paid for a Corvette at auction.

What will be collectable in 25 years? Check out newest Hagerty Hot List

(January 17, 2014) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — With so much attention focused on the record breaking classic car sales and their rapidly increasing values, many enthusiasts often wonder which cars of today will be collectible down the road. Always keeping an eye on the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years.

Cadillac crest evolves to reflect brand growth

(January 15, 2014) DETROIT — Cadillac is introducing an evolution of the historic Cadillac Crest, a revision in synch with new products such as the award-winning 2014 CTS and 2015 ATS Coupe. The new Cadillac Crest will begin appearing on vehicles in the second half of 2014.

Counting Studebakers and other amusements on a long drive

By Al Vinikour
Abandoned Cars and Trucks

(January 13, 2014) A while ago we were driving my twin-grandsons back home after they conducted a successful weekend campaign to level our home. Sometimes they’d ask the usual question of, “Are we there yet?” But I noticed that Daniel, the big-twin, was listening to his Walkman and Marc (Wee Man) was doing something or another to while away the 40 minutes or so it takes to get to their house from ours.

Honda most durable, longest lasting brand in its class for past 25 years

(January 10, 2014) TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda vehicles are the most durable and longest lasting of any mainstream automotive brand*, according to Polk vehicle registration statistics from 1988-2012. No other mainstream brand had a greater percentage of vehicles on the road than the Honda brand.

In the mainstream segment, an industry best 75% of all Honda vehicles sold in the last 25 years were still on the road including the 1990 Accord sedan and coupe pictured above.

Mopar to celebrate 50th anniversary of the iconic 426 HEMI in 2014

(January 9, 2014) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Throughout 2014, Mopar will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic second generation (Gen II) 426 Race HEMI engine to motorsports competition and its eventual initiation to production vehicles.

Chevrolet billboards — a nostalgic tour

(January 7, 2014) These billboards have reportedly appeared over the route of the Woodard Dream Cruise in Detroit over the past few years. They remind us of the glory days of the U.S. automotive industry and specifically General Motors.

Perhaps not all of the billboards actually appeared on the street, but you must admit some creative folks did a great job designing them.

Oldsmobile's golden 1954 F-88 show car

(January 2, 2014) Here's what the Oldsmobile Division at General Motors wanted, but never got. A production model of the experimental show car, Oldsmobile F-88. It would have been in direct competition with the Chevrolet Corvette.

While debating the matter, GM built three 1954 Olds F-88 show cars, each one slightly different, all with concealed folding tops. They were designed under the direction of famed GM designer Harley Earl.

A new Ford Mustang for Christmas 1964

(January 1, 2014) Images of new cars sitting in a snowy driveway wrapped in a big red bow have long been a staple of automotive advertising this time of year. But unlike those marketing scenarios, this is the true story of a 16-year-old boy who got a very special Ford Mustang for Christmas in 1964.

Visiting the auto display at the North Carolina Transportation Museum

By Jim Meachen
Abandoned Cars and Trucks

(December 29, 2013) SPENCER, N.C. — Southern Railway's Spencer Shops was a major steam locomotive repair facility between Atlanta and Washington, D.C.; once its largest center. The period of greatest prosperity and productivity for the facility was in the first half of the 20th Century.


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