Ah, the things we collect and save. You never know what they’ll be worth someday. Well, not unless you offer them up for sale at an event such as the recent and inaugural Mecum Road Art auction, where 90 percent of the more than 950 consignments sold for a total of $1,369,752. Continue reading
Bonhams has announced the consignment of two Scarab Grand Prix racing cars and the Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s (RAI) Fiat-Bartoletti transporter for its Goodwood Revival Sale, scheduled for September 12.
Mecum returns to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for its second annual auction with an estimated 1,000 collector cars and hundreds of vintage motorcycles and antique tractors. Continue reading
Pebble Beach may have been ready for a break with tradition last year when it awarded its coveted best of show award to a post-WWII Ferrari, but that hasn’t marked a sea-change in the classic car hobby so far. Earlier this year, the Amelia Island show gave its top awards to a 1932 Alfa Romeo and a 1930 Cord and Sunday the judges at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan, re-affirmed that the old guard still dominates. Continue reading
With only six non-domestic cars in the auction catalog, and not a Ferrari among them, it figured that American vehicles would dominate the results of RM Sotheby’s 21st annual Motor City sale, which is held each year in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan. And, indeed, only two imports cracked the top 10 in the final results, and then only barely.
Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts, continues its Under the Hood lecture series Thursday with Evan Ide, a senior specialist at Bonhams, on hand from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the history of Bugatti. The program includes the special display of a pair of Bugattis. Continue reading
With Malcolm Campbell’s grandson, Don Wales, at the helm, the “Blue Bird” Sunbeam was back on the Britain’s Pendine Sands recently for a low-speed commemorative run to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Campbell’s land speed record run of 150 miles per hour. Continue reading
One of Ferrari’s most famous models was the “Tour de France,” and the very car responsible for earning that nomenclature is being offered for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction next month. Continue reading
This weekend, July 25, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum hosts its monthly demo day featuring cars that won international races in the 1950s and ‘60s for Briggs Cunningham, the American auto (and yacht) racing team owner. The cars featured will be a 1952 Cunningham C-4R Roadster, 1952 Jaguar C-Type, 1956 Jaguar D-type, and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. Continue reading