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Mecum Tulsa 2023 to feature 600 classic and collector cars June 9-10

1954 GMC 3100 pickup

(May 18, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to SageNet Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., with 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more this June 9-10.

Ever adaptable to changing tastes — 1959–60 Impala will never fade

1960 Chevrolet Impala hardtop (Mecum)

By Brandan Gillogly
Hagerty Media

(May 13, 2023) There are few classic cars as versatile as the venerable Chevrolet Impala. Sure, it’s generally been an enormous land yacht designed to comfortably carry an American family, but the model quickly found love in drag racing as well as in the custom and lowrider scenes. Its reputation for attainable full-size performance extends over decades of production.

Week-long Mecum Indy 2023 auction to put 3,000 cars on block

1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 Rapid Transit

(May 8, 2023) More than 30 collections comprising nearly 400 vehicles will join the previously announced 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE “The Black Ghost”  and 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 Rapid Transit Show Car that are among the estimated 3,000 total vehicles slated for the auction block at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

BMW announces Do Not Drive order for older vehicles with Takata airbags

(May 5, 2023) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  —  In the interest of customer safety, BMW of North America has pro-actively issued an immediate Do Not Drive warning for approximately 90,000 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series (E46) including M3, 2000-2003 5 Series (E39) including M5, and 2000-2004 X5s (E53) equipped with certain driver’s front airbag inflators manufactured by Takata.

Hagerty Marketplace brings Retro Motors Collection online

(April 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the offering of Hagerty Marketplace online auction’s first private collection sale. The recently launched platform allows members and enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles through a trusted, easy-to-use system. The Retro Motors Collection comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars.

Aston Martin Works gives owners chance to purchase major components

(April 29, 2023) Aston Martin Works is announcing the availability for the first time in decades of new major components, including gearboxes and engine blocks, for some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars. Working with trusted suppliers the team at the heritage home of the world-renowned British car maker has developed entirely new engine blocks, cylinder heads, gearboxes and other major components  — all painstakingly built to original manufacturer specifications — which are now being made available to owners of DB4, DB5, DB6 and certain V8 models from the 1960s and 1970s.  

Mecum Houston collector car auction brings $37 million in sales

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(April 21, 2023)  Mecum Auctions’ annual Houston, Texas, collector car auction spanned three days, April 13-15, and filled the NRG Center with more than 1,000 vehicles and exceptional crowds of spirited bidders and auction attendees. A 77% sell-through rate was achieved as overall total sales reached $37 million for this 12th-annual event, which broke its own record total set just last year.

Kindred Motorworks unveils Bronco Trail Edition

(April 20, 2023) VALLEJO, Calif. — Kindred Motorworks, the Bay Area producer of modernized vintage vehicles, has unveiled its Bronco Trail Edition. This, the newest prototype from Kindred Motorworks, shows the level of upfit available for Kindred’s Bronco customers. The Kindred Bronco Trail Edition is currently undergoing warm and cold-weather capability testing.

Legendary Rapid Transit Cuda consigned to Mecum Auctions Indy 2023

(April 15, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Hidden away for more than 50 years, unrestored and retaining both its custom metalwork and lacquer paint dating back to circa 1971, the legendary Rapid Transit Cuda — one of the four original Plymouth Rapid Transit System Caravan traveling road show cars — has been unveiled. The rare and historic car will be offered at auction at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Innovative front wheel drive Alvis Grand Prix race car resurrected

(April 13, 2023 KENILWORTH, UK — The sole surviving Alvis Grand Prix racing car, once abandoned in a scrapyard in Coventry, is being revived by The Alvis Car Company, its original creator. It is set to mark its first public appearance in Chiba City, Japan, at Automobile Council 2023, 96 years after its race debut at the 1927 Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race at Brooklands.


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