A 1962 Bentley Continental S2 custom-built for bandleader and nightclub owner Edmundo Ros, whose Latin America-tinged orchestra was a huge hit in Britain and the U.S., will be on stage October 27 for Barons’ Autumn Classic auction at Sandown Park in Surrey, England.
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum has announced the winner of its annual Spirit of Competition honoree: veteran British racing driver and TV commentator David Hobbs.
On the heels of its recent “Ferraris Only” sale, Germany auction house Auctionata has announced its “Motorworld Classics” sale to be held October 10 with 40 vehicles available for bidding.
The sale is being held in conjunction with the Motorworld Classics fair, which runs October 8-11 in Berlin. Continue reading
Enduring two months on unpaved, hazardous roads and in harsh conditions, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren were the first women to each ride their own motorcycle across the continental United States in 1916. Their journey began on July 4, 1916 in Sheepshead Bay, New York, and concluded in San Francisco.
Muscle cars rule at Mecum’s upcoming Chicago auction, with around 1,000 collector cars expected for the annual sale October 8-10 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
A 1932 Chevrolet 3-Window coupe owned by Steve Datena of Elkhart, Indiana, drove away with the “Thumpr Award” at the Street Rod Nationals North in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The award is given by COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association and goes to the car that turns the most heads because of an obnoxious amount of power.
Also awarded at the event were “Outstanding Use of Color” awards, which went to a 1929 Ford pickup truck shown by Pam Shebest of Kalamazoo and a 1953 Studebaker shown by Ken Evans of Sycamore, Illinois.
Checker Motor Cars, which announced plans last year to revive the American automotive brand best-known for its taxi cabs, has released drawings of what it proposes for its first two models — an El Camino-style car-based pickup truck and a six-door airport limousine/group touring vehicle. Continue reading
Bonhams’ motorcycle auctions in Stafford, U.K., will have a strong American twist this year with the special sale of 60 antique and vintage predominantly U.S. bikes, some more than 100 years old, coming from a private museum in Italy.
The collection will be offered October 17 during the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Staffordshire County Showground, followed October 18 by the annual Autumn Stafford Sale of more than 280 mostly British, Italian, French and Japanese motorcycles at the same location. Continue reading
Carlisle Auctions annual Fall sale, October 1-2 at the Carlisle Expo Center in central Pennsylvania, will feature some 400 cars spanning eras. According to the auction house, several of the cars are rare, indeed. Continue reading