We may get a chance to see the impact of Brexit on the collector car marketplace — if any — when Coys stages a 140-car auction Saturday at Britain’s Blenheim Palace in conjunction with the concours d’elegance at the palace that was the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Continue reading
To celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day Friday July 8, Vicari Auctions has organized an inaugural Louisiana Driving Tour, which is being held with support from state Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office.
While it’s often hard to measure success for new collector car auctions, Barrett-Jackson’s first sale in the northeastern United States seems to have rung the bell on any number of levels. Continue reading
Among the anticipated 300 collector cars entered in the 44th annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, July 17 at the Pacific University campus in Oregon, is a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle with 22 original miles.
The U.S. Senate may be gridlocked on many issues, but it passed Senate Resolution 507 marking July 8 as the seventh annual “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The annual event was created by the Specialty Equipment Market Association to recognize the role automotive restoration and collection plays in society.
‘Drive your Corvette to Work Day” is celebrated annually by Chevrolet sports car enthusiasts on the Friday closest to June 30th, the day the first Corvette was produced back in 1953. This year the 16th annual celebration falls on July 1.
Despite a history of neglect, theft and abandonment, a shabby 1949 Aston Martin DB team car that raced at Le Mans sold Friday at the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale in England for an impressive £679,100 ($928,941 at the current exchange rate; price includes buyer’s premium).
The Aston race coupe, serial number UMC 65, had been left in a garden for decades before it was stolen in 2002, according to Bonhams. It was recovered by police a decade later and finally returned to its rightful owners, who consigned it to the collector car auction held during the Goodwood vintage-car celebration in West Sussex. Continue reading
The 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the 22,000-mile New York to Paris event in 1908 is the latest vehicle to join the National Historic Vehicle Register, the Historic Vehicle Association announced Thursday.
“The 1908 New York to Paris race was a daunting challenge given the lack of road infrastructure and state of automobile technology of the period,” Mark Gessler, HVA president, said in a news release in conjunction with the official ceremonies honoring the Thomas Flyer during The Great Race. Continue reading
Mecum Auction’s inaugural sale in Portland, Oregon, was dominated by American muscle (including a Ford-V8-powered exotic) that filled the top 10 list of highest sellers among the 300 cars that sold for a total of $9.3 million, with a 67 percent sell through rate. Continue reading
The latest of sculptor Gerry Judah’s stunning central features was unveiled Thursday night at the kickoff of the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The soaring sculpture celebrates the centennial of BMW, the honored marque this year at the festival held at Lord March’s Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. Continue reading