Now in his 70s and with his wife and road-trip traveling companion, Vivi, dying earlier this year, Henrik Frederiksen has contracted Bonhams to sell most of his amazing collection of predominantly pre-war automobiles. Early estimates are that the auction of about 48 of Frederiksen’s classic cars will produce $40 million in sales when it is held September 26 at Frederiksen’s Lyngsbækgaard estate in Denmark. Continue reading
One of the vintage cars being shown at the 2015 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance on August 23 is a 1928 Gardner Model 85 Sport Roadster. The rare car is owned by namesakes Bob and Kim Gardner of St. Paul, Minnesota, who say that taking the car to the concours is like bringing along a family member. Continue reading
Eighteen of the greatest Japanese sports cars will be on display at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia as part of a special exhibit, the Best of Japan, which runs July 5 to 19. This is the first time the Simeone has hosted an exhibit featuring Japanese cars. Continue reading
Movie Car Madness, a special indoor display of iconic cars from television programs and movies, will be part of Carlisle Events’ annual Bloomsburg Nationals, scheduled for August 14-16 at the Bloomsberg Fairgrounds in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Barely into its teenage years, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is maturing nicely. In early June, it announced a new Aero Expo and Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala to celebrate the history and future of aviation, and Tuesday it joined Auctions America in adding a classic and collector car auction to its growing list of attractions.
“Whether you like to watch, bid or buy, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as a live collector-car auction and we expect the Auctions America event will be a highlight of this year’s festival,” Carolyn Vanagel, president of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival, said in a news release. Continue reading
Three pieces of British royalty with celebrity connections will be up for auction in August during Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale.
The auction, which takes place August 15-16 at the Equestrian Center adjacent to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, offers a collection of top-drawer collector cars during the annual sale, which last year soared well over $100 million during the two-day event.
Each of the three English cars is expected to go into seven figures. They are: Continue reading
George Barris, creator of Barris Kustom Industries, is slated to be a special guest at the 2015 Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motorworks corporate campus September 17-20 at Effingham Illinois. Barris the “kind of the kustomizers,” will host seminars and will present a “best kustom award” each day to feature an enthusiast who has made his or her Corvettes truly unique. Continue reading
Ferruccio Lamborghini may not have liked his Ferrari, but he apparently enjoyed his Riva Aquarama speed boat enough to have owned it for more than 20 years before selling it to his friend, Angelo Merli, in the summer of 1988.
The boat, powered by a pair of Lamborghini’s own V12 engines, was thought to have been lost after Merli’s death in 1993 but has been found and restored and is being offered for sale in the Netherlands. Continue reading
Significant award winners from the recent inaugural Ramapo Concours d’Elegance include the Judges choice that went to 1935 Triumph Southern Cross, owned by Dennis Mamchur of Verona, New Jersey, and the President’s award to a 1927 Lincoln Model L, owned by John Daly from Colts Neck, New Jersey. Continue reading
One of the most legendary Jaguar race cars, the 1953 Jaguar C-type Works Lightweight, will be offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey, California, auction in August, marking the first time any of the three original works Lightweights have been at public auction.
Chassis No. XKC 052, the second one built, finished fourth overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953 and later was raced by the Ecurie Ecosse team to multiple wins and podium finishes. After 1954, the C-type was driven privately by a number of famous racers. Continue reading