Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, will be the museum’s second annual “Brainstormers Ball” on September 12. The Roaring ‘20s themed event is a fundraising gala with fine food and festivities set among the museum’s collection.
Count Mario Revelli de Beaumont. Giovanni Michelotti. Franco Scaglione. Giorgetto Giugiaro. Marcello Gandini. Marc Deschamps.
Yes, that list reads like a Who’s Who or an all-star team of European automotive designers of the 20th Century. What they have in common is that each worked with or for Nuccio Bertone, whose genius wasn’t in designing cars but in identifying talented young stylists and letting their genius develop in the studios of Carrozzeria and later Stile Bertone.
And now many of their creations, cars from Bertone’s own collection, cars declared an Italian national treasure, are going to a bankruptcy auction. Continue reading
The 45th anniversary Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, an auction held at the same time as the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in northeastern Indiana, produced nearly $20 million in sales and record attendance for Auctions America.
A pair of 250 GT Ferraris and a more recent F40 topped the sales chart at RM Sotheby’s London auction Monday. Led by a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione “Tour de France” that sold for more than $7.6 million, the four-hour auction in Battersea Park generated more than $25.4 million in sales.
Not all Italian classic cars are megabuck speed demons. The Fiat 500 is a car that is very definitely Italian and while not the fastest car, it exudes charm and is remarkably fun to drive, even if it does top out at around 65 mph in standard trim.
More than 37,000 people from the British Isles and far beyond attended the 49th International Autojumble, held in the parkland of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England. More than 2,300 venders took part in what Americans would recognize as a swap meet. Continue reading
Silverstone Auctions’ second Salon Prive sale produced $7.69 million in sales, led by the $1.3845 million paid for a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante (prices include buyer’s premium). Continue reading
More than 1,000 collector cars are rolling in for Mecum’s fifth annual Dallas auction from September 16-19, featuring a big-block selection that includes a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 and a 1969 Dodge Daytona 440.
The “Royal” Concours of Elegance is different from other concours on several levels. For one, it is held each year at a different royal palace on the British Isles. For another, instead of a panel of “expert” judges, the best of show award is decided by collecting ballots from the owners of the 60 cars invited to the event.
The 2015 concours was held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the best of show award went to a 1903 Mercedes Simplex 60HP owned by Anke Ruckwarth. Continue reading