After three years of holding collector car auctions in Reno, Nevada, during Hot August Nights, Barrett-Jackson told city officials Wednesday that the auction would not return in 2016.
What’s being billed as the world’s largest and most-exclusive auction of historic Porsches will be held at an English castle next month.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast, fast enough to break records, and to do so in an automotive style that created an entire subculture.
So many events, so little time. That could be the marketing slogan for Monterey Classic Car Week, when a seemingly countless number of car shows, concours, exhibits, rallies, parties, dinners and, of course, auctions crowd the days leading up to the vaunted Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.
Time to come down to earth after all the top-drawer concours cars and lofty auction prices last week in Monterey. So let’s go four-wheeling!
After a weekend of terrific Ferrari sales in Monterey, RM Sotheby’s comes back with two more thoroughbred stallions for its London auction on September 7.
The Steve McQueen magic strikes again, this time at Mecum’s auction last week in Monterey, where a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera that was the last special-order car owned by the late film icon raised the roof with an incredible sale price of $1.95 million.
The 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance returned to the classics Sunday with its best of show winner, a spectacular 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A cabriolet that stood apart from among more than 200 of the world’s greatest vintage cars.
Richard Molke Jr. was walking around his 1965 Lamborghini 350GT with a book in his hand, stopping passersby at the Concorso Italiano to show off the history of his most-excellent “barn find.”
“This is my first rodeo with this thing,” said Molke, who traveled to Concorso Italiano from his home in Short Hills, New Jersey. And he wanted to make a good first impression. Continue reading
German car fans have something to cheer about during Monterey Classic Car Week: Two enjoyably relaxed events on Friday that celebrate the solid, innovative automobiles from Deutschland.
For the second year, Porsche has its own standalone car show, the Porsche Werks Reunion, organized by the Porsche Club of America along with a gaggle of vintage-Porsche clubs. Previously, PCA teamed up with the other Germanic show, Legends of the Autobahn, but split away to hold the all-Porsche event last year. Continue reading