A one-off 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia was awarded Best in Show honors at England’s Royal Concours of Elegance, held this year at Windsor Castle as part of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration. Continue reading
We recently reported about a cooperative effort between the Frist art and Lane auto museums in Nashville. The Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums in Germany also did a recent joint venture, swapping some cars and offering reduced admission fees for people visiting both facilities. We applaud such linkage. Here’s another example of museum’s working together: Continue reading
If you race a vintage sports or formula car, you likely need a pit bike for maneuvering your way around the paddock or out to the race track’s various corners to check the line, and maybe to see how well your competition is doing in practice.
Or maybe you show your classic car at large venues, such as Goodguys events, or you go to the big swap meets and you’d like a way to see everything but that old football injury takes its toll when you walk too long. Continue reading
Volvo’s second post-war model was unveiled the first weekend of September 1956 in the Swedish town of Örebro. Unlike the beetlesque PV444, the Volvo Amazon, designed by a 26-year-old Jan Wilsgaard, had shapes the automaker has termed “beautiful” yet “challenging,” calling it an “elegant car differing greatly from the common perception of what a Volvo should look like.”
Differing greatly from the common perception indeed: In 1959 the Volvo Amazon became the world’s first car produced with standard three-point seat belts. Continue reading
A year ago, Bonhams’ inaugural auction in conjunction with the Arts & Excellence event at Chantilly, France, produced $7.5 million in total sales. This past weekend, the auction house’s second sale at the Chateau de Chantilly posted more than $10.04 million in sales, more than half of it coming from a single vehicle.
That vehicle was a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster offered with a great story. Continue reading
Fresh from its record-setting sale in Monterey and its participation in Auction America’s huge Labor Day event in Auburn, Indiana, RM Sotheby’s is back at it September 7 with its 10th annual London Auction, again being held in conjunction with the Concours of Elegance, which this year is being held at Windsor Castle as part of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration. Continue reading
If you seek a rare collector vehicle for a very low price, this might be one to consider. Pick of the Day is a 1981 Ford Durango.
Say what? Isn’t the Durango a Dodge sport-utility vehicle? Continue reading
The 46th annual Labor Day weekend collector car auction in Auburn, Indiana, is underway with the star cars crossing the block today at the Auctions America sale.
I think I walked past all of the nearly 1,000 cars on the docket during my visit Friday to Auburn Auction Park and here I’m sharing the ones I’d most want in my personal collection. Continue reading
For the ninth year in a row, Worldwide Auctioneers, which is based in Auburn, Indiana, stages its annual Labor Day weekend collector car sale in its hometown. But not just in its hometown but in the historic L-29 Cord Building that for the rest of the year serves as the site of the National Auto & Truck Museum of the United States. Continue reading
Even though he was skeptical when the invitation was extended, and even though he knows it will take two or three years for a new event to grow to critical mass, Leake Auction Company president Richard Sevenoaks is eager to catch the wave of the Detroit renaissance with Leake’s inaugural sale September 8-9 at the MotorCity casino hotel near downtown Motown. Continue reading