Nostalgia Highway

A popular 'penny car' in Indiana has $382.95 paint job

(April 17, 2014) Covering an old car in pennies — or other coins — seems to be a rather common practice around the country. One of the most famous cars adorned with pennies belongs to Larry and Theresa Thompson of Fort Wayne, Ind. The couple has displayed the car in numerous parades and shows over the years.

RK Motors to debut 800-plus horsepower custom 1967 Shelby GT500

(April 15, 2014) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In anticipation of Charlotte’s celebration of Mustang’s 50th anniversary this week, RK Motors has announced plans to unveil “RK527,” an 800-plus horsepower tribute car based on a 1967 Shelby GT500.

Displaying a 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible — Some assembly required

(April 15, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — As the world honors 50 years of Ford Mustang, what better way to celebrate one of the most iconic car brands than putting one back on top of one of the most iconic buildings? When Ford and the Empire State Building decided to display a new 2015 Mustang convertible on the 86th floor observation deck, Ford turned to a longtime supplier for the unique expertise required to make this happen.

Ford Mustang fans are invited to sign the electronic birthday card


(April 13, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Mustang is turning 50 this week and fans everywhere are invited to sign an electronic birthday card. Everyone who wants to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang can customize and add their own birthday message for their favorite car by clicking here.      

The electric car was more than niche vehicle early in 20th Century

By Jim Meachen
Editor, Abandoned Cars and Trucks
(April 12, 2014) It's surprising and, frankly, somewhat amazing how little progress we have made in electric cars over the past century. Not in the cars themselves, which have obviously evolved many times over, but in the electrical system.

Ford Mustang 50-year celebration events coming up this month

(April 5, 2014) DEARBORN — April 17, 2014, marks 50 years since the world was introduced to Ford Mustang. Its legions of fans will be celebrating at events across the United States throughout that week.

Restore a rear pre-war Lagonda to its former glory

(April 3, 2014) LONDON — An extremely rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two door saloon that has covered just 40,000 miles from new, is set to headline Silverstone Auctions’ very first Restoration Show Sale, at the NEC, Birmingham on April 12.

Shelby Cobra Daytona to headline second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute

(April 2, 2014) GARDENA, Calif. — Almost 50 years after its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 will return to Southern California to headline the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17.

Celebrity car collectors and experts to help with Petersen coupe exhibit

(April 1, 2014) LOS ANGELES — A small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common — a passionate relationship with the automobile. The Petersen Automotive Museum has invited 12 of the world’s most well-known car collectors, drivers and designers to each choose what they consider the best two-seat, fixed-roof high performance car of all time for The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes, a new exhibit opening on April 10.

Women have been an integral part of Ford Mustang story

(March 29, 2014) DEARBORN, Mich. — As customers, designers, race car drivers, engineers, marketers and journalists, women have been an integral part of the Ford Mustang story for 50 years. The spirit of freedom and independence Mustang inspires has been embraced globally among women and men, the young and not so young, for half a century.


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