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Mecum's Harrisburg auction realizes $31 million in sales


1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Sox & Martin

(August 8, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent auction in Harrisburg, Pa., held July 31-Aug. 3 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, saw overall sales totals exceed $31.1 million as more than 70% of all 1,301 offered vehicles hammered sold. The solid lineup of rare and desirable collector cars helped propel Harrisburg 2019 sales to a more than $7 million increase over 2018 for an astonishing 30% one-year growth in revenue.

Fifth annual Cars at the Capital exhibition features 1960’s automobile culture

(August 1, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — An out of this world experience from Sept. 12 – 26 will feature two historically significant vehicles: Sept. 12 –19  — Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean’s 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray; Sept. 20 – 26  1966 —  Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon owned by Esau and Janie B. Jenkins.

Historic race cars to be auctioned by Mecum; Richard Petty to appear


1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Sox & Martin

(July 30, 2019) — Mecum Auctions is set to return to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex July 31 through Aug. 3 with the headlining Todd Werner Collection, which features a selection of investment-grade, historic race cars from the likes of “Dandy Dick” Landy, Sox & Martin, “Dyno Don” Nicholson, Hayden Proffitt and “The King,” Richard Petty.

Petersen to bring seven iconic Hollywood show cars to Monterey Car Week


1946 Ford Greased Lightning

(July 26, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced it will display seven legendary Hollywood star cars and custom hot rods at several events during the world-famous Monterey Car Week. Guests of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have an up-close view of one-of-a-kind icons.

Visiting a Chevrolet service department in 1950

(July 25, 2019) A 1950 Chevrolet video depicting a visit to a Chevrolet dealership for oil changes, tune-ups and other diagnostic tests shows that things 70 years ago are not so much different than today. What is not realistic in our modern automotive world — and probably a bit of hype even in 1950 — is an impromptu visit to the service department in the morning and getting an oil change, a tune-up and a paint touchup in the bodyshop all accomplished before 5 p.m.

Iconic Volkswagen Beetle ends production


1949 Volkswagen Beetle

(July 12, 2019) HERNDON, Va. — After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final car produced by Volkswagen de Mexico’s Puebla plant—a Stonewashed Blue coupe—will live on display at Volkswagen’s local museum in Puebla as a lasting tribute to the automobile’s rich and storied heritage.

Petersen Automotive Museum to pay tribute to 'Father of the Corvette'


1953 Chevrolet Corvette

(July 10, 2019) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host two days of special events celebrating the life and accomplishments of former Chevrolet chief engineer, race driver and “Father of the Corvette” Zora Arkus-Duntov. The two-day celebration will feature several high-profile events including a VIP reception, exclusive Corvette rally event, Corvette cruise-in and a special panel discussion on the history and future of the Chevrolet Corvette.

Last-built C7 Corvette sets record making $2.7 million for charity

(July 2, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson made history with the sale of the last-built C7 Chevrolet Corvette and continued to fuel the hobby with a diverse docket of collector vehicles during the 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Sales over the four-day event also continued to point to the growing popularity of Resto-Mods and late model performance vehicles.

Vault Portfolio collection to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in Connecticut


1932 Ford Custom Coupe

(June 22, 2019) UNCASVILLE, CONN. — Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, has consigned the Vault Portfolio collection, an offering of 48 collector vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during three Barrett-Jackson events, including the 2019 Northeast and Las Vegas auctions, as well as the 2020 Scottsdale Auction. The first group of 14 collector vehicles from the Vault Portfolio will be sold at the 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 26-29.

Honda restores 1961 Chevy pickup as part of 60th anniversary


An original 1961 Chevrolet pickup used as a delivery truck by Honda in the 1960s

(June 19, 2019) Shortly after American Honda Motor Co. (AHM) first opened for business in 1959, the company purchased a small fleet of Chevy pickups to deliver motorcycles to its fledgling dealers across Southern California. One of these trucks is depicted in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM's original office at 4077 Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.

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