Analyzing The Latest Trends In Car Collecting

This restored stock 1955 Chevrolet Nomad sold for $81,400, including buyer fee, at Barrett-Jackson’s 2012 Scottsdale auction. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Long-time car-collecting experts and SPEED TV on-air analysts Rick DeBruhl and Steve Magnante have spent many an auction analyzing what’s going on around them, judging the marketplace, and evaluating the spikes and trends that continually shape the industry as a whole.

One of the more notable trends of this past decade has been the evolution of customizing. While hot-rodding (taking an original piece and tinkering with its performance and styling) is a time-honored tradition that dates back to World War II, the “resto-mod” movement has become the preferred method for the newest generation of restorers.

Resto-mods are the modern-day evolution of customizing a vehicle. In short, restorers fit historic cars with new drivetrains, updated engines, state-of-the art technology and modern-day conveniences, turning out user-friendly rides that still retain a yesteryear appeal.

Click here for the complete analysis at You’ll find it well-researched and nicely written, and as an Eastwood customer, you’re sure to enjoy the read. You might even get some good ideas!

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