Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division holds its last sale of the year November 10-12, with some 300 vintage tractors, 400 signs and farm “relics” and about 400 farm toys up for bidding at the Iowa Premier at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa. Continue reading
A 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost owned by DeNean Stafford III of Tifton, Georgia, won Best of Show honors Sunday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance at Chateau Elan.
The car, believed to be on the only short-wheelbase chassis of its kind, went to Atlanta after earning best in class honors at Pebble Beach. Continue reading
As I write this, the National Route 66 Motor Tour is making its way from Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier along the Mother Road. Someday I hope to be part of that tour, which moseys along, taking two full weeks to do the drive, stopping at all the highlight points along as much of the original road as still remains.
Recently I stumbled across another driving adventure that I think would be a lot of fun, given the right vehicle to attempt it. This being Classic Car News, that vehicle would need to be something along the lines of a vintage Jeep or a Toyota Land Cruiser or British Land Rover Discovery or maybe a classic Ford Bronco. Continue reading
I’m told that Avenir is the French word for “future.” So, how long into the future will it be before we see an Avenir at a collector car auction?
Oh, in case you had not heard, Avenir is a new General Motors’ sub-brand, the “highest expression of Buick luxury.” Continue reading
Coys is claiming a world auction record for an all-electric vehicle after a 2009 Tesla Roadster “Signature Edition” sold for €50,740 ($56,735) at the company’s sale at the Paris Motor Show. Continue reading
Ken Lingenfelter, one of the most active of car collectors, will open his collection October 15 at his annual Charity Fall Open House in Brighton, Michigan. Continue reading
You say you’ve never heard of a Waymatic? Perhaps it’s because it’s not a car.
But as we perused the classifieds on ClassicCars.com we discovered the Pick of the Day, a 1984 Waymatic S concession trailer, being offered for $3,500 by a classic car dealership in Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading
With historic and “fresh-to-the-market” cars doing very well, RM Sotheby’s reported $11.58 million in sales at its 10th annual collector car auction held in conjunction Thursday and Friday with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
The New York Times referred to Kenny Schachter as an artist/lawyer/roving curator. For more than 20 years, he has been a curator of contemporary art exhibits for museums and galleries. He teaches art history at the graduate-degree level and his own art has been featured in several one-person exhibits. He also writes for artnet.com, which recently published his two-part ‘Dealer Diary: Of Art & Cars,’ and apparently splits his time between New York and London.
I found his art-world perspective on the classic car hobby fascinating and thought you might be interested in what he has to say: Continue reading
In 1986, something called the Internet Engineer Task Force held its first meeting; plans were announced for a tunnel (the “Chunnel”) beneath the English Channel; the National Football League adopted “instant replay;” Microsoft went public; the local Oprah Winfrey Show went coast-to-coast; Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault; “Phantom of the Opera” premiered.
And BMW introduced the M3. Continue reading