Nostalgia Highway

Two Ferraris sell for world records in UK auction

(February 24, 2015) LONDON — Silverstone Auctions started the year strongly, achieving no less than four world record prices, a sales rate of 78 per cent and total sales of £3.62 million ($5.57 million) in its sale at Race Retro this past weekend.

Porsche Classic develops navigation radio for classic sports cars

(February 23, 2015) ATLANTA — Classic on the outside yet ultra-modern on the inside: with its newly developed navigation radio, Porsche is responding to the growing demand for a built-in device for classic sports cars. The purpose-built unit combines the style of yesteryear with the benefits of modern technology.

The Chevrolet commercial at Castle Rock

(February 19, 2015) One of the most famous — and memorable — automotive television commercials of the 20th Century was made by Chevrolet, advertising the 1964 Chevrolet Impala convertible.

Subaru Boxer engine production hits 15 million

(February 19, 2015) Production of Subaru’s horizontally-opposed  "Boxer" engine has reached 15 million units since the engine was first developed 49 years ago. The Boxer engine has become synonymous with Subaru vehicles all over the world, and remains one the hallmarks of a brand which continues to tread its own path when it comes to engineering.

Power play — Chevrolet Camaro engines through the years

(February 16. 2015) DETROIT — Chevrolet Camaro has tracked the rise, fall and resurgence of American performance for nearly 50 years, making it a bellwether of horsepower. Since its 1967 introduction, the Camaro’s engine output has ranged from a low of 88 horsepower to a peak of 580, as the pony car rode the highs of the muscle car era in the late-1960s and the lows of the oil embargo-influenced 1970s to the emergence of modern technologies in the 1980s and the unprecedented power and efficiency offered today.

Land Rover gives four friends best Valentine's Day present ever

(February 14, 2015) NEW ZEALAND — This year Land Rover is showing what Valentine's Day can really mean, turning a heart-warming online auction listing into the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Four university friends from New Zealand had listed their beaten and broken 1957 Series I Land Rover, christened "The Landy," for sale on an auction site, following 15 years of ownership.

Jeeps welcome to Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival with record in sight


Photo from dougbardwell.com

(February 11, 2015) BUTLER, Pa. — Jeeps will make history in Butler again!  In celebration of the 75th birthday of the Bantam Jeep, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival plans to break its own Guinness World Record as part of the fifth annual event on June 12-14.

The strange account of the twin rear-axle Oldsmobile limousine

(February 5, 2015) American Quality Coach was formed around 1968 by Wlado J. Cotner and Robert Bevington to manufacture coaches based on the Oldsmobile Toronado, built by General Motors starting in 1966, according to an account by Mark Theobald and Bernie DeWinter at Coachbuilt.com.

Mecum Auctions makes history with nearly $70 million in sales

(January 28, 2015) WALWORTH, Wis. — At the epicenter of central Florida in the land where dreams come true and lifelong memories are made, Mecum Auctions made history with its first collector car auction of 2015. Total sales for the 10-day event approach the $70-million mark, currently standing at $68,801,987.

Of the 2,404 vehicles that crossed the auction block, 1,772 hammered sold for a commanding sell-through rate of 74 percent.

Hagerty introduces new market rating for classic car market

(January 26, 2015) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. —  Hagerty has announced the creation of the Hagerty Market Rating, a new tool to gauge the status of the classic car market. Hagerty publishes The Hagerty Price Guide and also developed and maintains Hagerty Valuation Tools, the country's leading online classic car valuation tool.

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