Crossing the block at the 29th McCormick Palm Springs Collector Car Auction, scheduled for November 20-22, are a pink 1959 Cadillac, a 1962 Ford Thunderbird and nearly 600 other cars ranging from Ferraris to hot rods, from muscle cars to antiques.
A rare 1991 XJ220 Jaguar supercar led the bidding at Silverstone Auctions’ sale held during the UK’s popular Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show this past weekend in Birmingham. Continue reading
Just days before their inaugural collector car sale, set for Thursday in New York, Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions has announced a multi-year agreement to stage another classic car auction as part of The Elegance at Hershey concours d’elegance, beginning in 2016. Continue reading
The Heritage Motor Centre, home in Gaydon, England, to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, is changing its name to better reflect its mission. The new name is the British Motor Museum.
The centre/museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic British cars and will be closed from November 30 until February 16, 2016, when a new $6.9 million Collections Centre opens and the current facility undergoes a $1.7 million refurbishment of displays. Continue reading
The SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada is exhausting and can put even the most experienced show goers in a zombie like trance. However, there is a cure: a ride along in one of the insanely powerful Superformance Cobras.
“Mr. Reynolds will see you now,” said a public relations guy as three journalists followed him down a hallway to the room where Burt Reynolds, best known for his role as Bo “Bandit” Darville in the 1977 pop culture hit Smokey and the Bandit, sat awaiting our questions. We were greeted by an instantly recognizable but older actor, sitting at the far head of a table and wearing rose colored glasses, elephant leather boots and two gold Florida State University football championship rings.
After more than 60 years, a one-off coachbuilt 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale returns to New York City for RM Sotheby’s inaugural Driven by Disruption auction December 10 in Manhattan.
The Europa Vignale, chassis number 0313 EU, has a checkered history ranging from the glory of the New York auto-show stage to becoming a daily driver and finally a forgotten relic in longtime storage. The unique Ferrari was rescued in 2003 and later restored to original, a task completed in 2011 and which brought the Ferrari back to its auto-show splendor. Continue reading
The Fall Florida Autofest hosted by Carlisle Events in Lakeland, Florida has begun. According to event staff, the auction part of the event completely sold out of the 400 consignment spaces available, so with bright sunny sky’s and warm temperatures I set out to window shop till I literally dropped from the humidity. Walking up and down dozens of rows I saw many unique cars, new cars, beautiful classic cars, and a few cars that I was genuinely surprised to see at the event.
Richard Sevenoaks sounded perplexed.
“The model traditionally for our auction is that we get half of the cars, build the brochure and then get the other half as a result of the brochure,” said the president of Leake Auction Company.
“But what happened this year with our Dallas sale is that we got 500 cars prior to the brochure. We’re turning cars down!”
Leake is turning away cars for its auction November 20-22 because there’s only room at Dallas Market Hall for around 600 cars, and that’s with 100 of them not on display in the main facility but in a parking garage. Continue reading