Nostalgia Highway

1973 Chrysler Town & Country wagon is ultimate family hauler

By Jim Donnelly
Photos by Matthew Litwin and David Conwill
www.hemmings.com

(January 16, 2023) In the late 1980s, Chrysler transformed its Town & Country, and most other station wagons it produced, by reimagining them into its first-generation minivans, built on the front-wheel-drive S platform and sharing powertrain with Lee Iacocca’s ubiquitous K-cars. That’s notable because for most of the time leading up to then, the Town & Country was a massive, luxury-packed conventional station wagon with a longitudinal layout and an overall length that stretched right out of sight.

1925 Morris 'Bullnose' Cowley Tourer to be auctioned in March

(January 12, 2023) BIRMINGHAM, UK — A car that dominated sales in the UK from 1916 -1926 with close to half of all cars sold. A century ago Britain was turning out cars that dominated the roads of this country and many others too. This Morris ‘Bullnose’ Cowley Tourer was one such. It certainly appealed to the car buying public. Now fully refurbished to an outstanding level this beauty is a true delight to drive and does our automotive heritage proud.

Barn-find Hemi ’Cuda uncovered in secret Midwest location

By Brandan Gillogly
Hagerty.com

(January 9, 2023) Ryan Brutt is a huge fan of muscle cars. Mopars, in particular. He chronicles his finds from small towns across the country in his YouTube channel, Auto Archaeology, and among his recent discoveries is one of the most sought-after muscle cars of all time. That’s right — a 1970 Hemi ’Cuda four-speed in the very desirable In Violet metallic.

Historic street racing legend 'Black Ghost' consigned to Mecum Auctions

(January 7, 2023) The legendary 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE, known as the “Black Ghost” in the Detroit street racing scene of the 1970s, was unveiled Friday at Mecum Kissimmee 2023 as the headlining consignment for Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic, which will be held May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Hollywood, TV tribute vehicles featured at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


1989 Batmobile re-creation

(December 25, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is rolling out the red carpet for a group of iconic vehicle designs made famous on television and the big screen during its annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 21-29. Included in the docket of star car re-creations is the world's only turbine-powered Batmobile re-creation based on the 1989 Batman film, a Ford Galaxie re-creation driven in the film “Fast Five” and a re-creation of the 1930 Pontiac “Munster Koach.”

1969 Mustang Boss 429 is 4,000th consignment to Mecum Kissimmee 2023


1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

(December 23, 2022) Last year, at the close of the most successful World’s Largest Collector Car Auction in history, Dana Mecum declared that Mecum Kissimmee 2023 would play host to a record-setting 4,000 vehicles. Slated for a Jan. 4-15 return to Osceola Heritage Park, Mecum Kissimmee 2023 has officially reached that goal with the consignment of its 4,000th vehicle — a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback.

Mecum Kansas City 2022 collector car auction hits $14.9 million sales


1953 Nash-Healey LeMans

(December 14, 2022) Mecum Auctions’ most recent classic and collector car auction was held in Kansas City, Mo.,  Dec. 1-3, and with 701 vehicles crossing the auction block in total, a 74% sell-through rate was achieved as overall sales reached $14.9 million.

How Steve McQueen really created Bullitt's famous car chase

By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Hagerty Media
Photos courtesy of Warner Brothers

(December 12, 2022) There will be many people who have watched 10 minutes and 53 seconds of Steve McQueen’s Bullitt without knowing anything about the plot. You don’t need to, because the car chase is probably the best (only?) reason to watch the entire movie.

Mecum Kissimmee 2023 Auction climbs to 4,000 collector cars


The Rick Grant III Estate Collection

(November  23, 2022)  With the recent addition of 50 investment-grade vehicles from the main attraction Rick Grant III Estate Collection, along with several other private collection offerings, the tally board of consignments for Mecum Kissimmee 2023 continues its climb to 4,000 vehicles, all of which will be offered at The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Jan. 4-15 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Mecum Las Vegas Auction brings in record $27.5 million in total sales


1969 Dodge Daytona

(November 18, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has been expanding upon its sturdy foundation built from decades of achievement with its most successful year to date, and the Las Vegas 2022 collector car auction kept the momentum going strong with another record total attained. Total sales in Las Vegas reached $27.5 million, exceeding the 2021 event total by $5.2 million and eclipsing the previous Las Vegas high water mark by more than $2.3 million.

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