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Dealership signs pace Mecum’s Road Art auction

28-foot Chevrolet bowtie displayed in crate to protect it for shipping |Mecum photos
28-foot Chevrolet bowtie displayed in crate to protect it for shipping |Mecum photos

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

‘Barn-find’ Porsche Speedster goes on sale at ClassicCars.com

The 1957 Porsche Speedster was rolled out of a small garage for the first time in decades | Bob Golfen photos
The 1957 Porsche Speedster was rolled out of a small garage for the first time in decades | Bob Golfen photos

Something remarkable is starting today on ClassicCars.com. A very special piece of California sports car history with a fascinating back story comes up for sale today, a car that is special enough to launch a new sales strategy for ClassicCars.com. Continue reading

Old guard rules as Duesenberg, Bugatti win at Concours of America

1929 Duesenberg and 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante judged best in show at Detroit's concours | Kevin A. Wilson photos
1929 Duesenberg and 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante judged best in show at Detroit’s concours | Kevin A. Wilson photos

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

Ford GT joins American classics atop RM Sotheby’s Motor City sales results

Duesenberg president's car posts high sale at Motor City auction | RM photos by Darin Schnabel
Duesenberg president’s car posts high sale at Motor City auction | RM photos by Darin Schnabel

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.

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Bugattis featured Thursday at Massachusetts museum

Evan Ide of Bonhams will talk about the marvels of Bugattis, such as this T57 | photo courtesy Heritage Museums
Evan Ide of Bonhams will talk about the marvels of Bugattis, such as this 1938 T57c Stelvio | photo courtesy Heritage Museums

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

‘Blue Bird’ Sunbeam runs again on the Pendine Sands

Don Wales runs his grandfather Malcolm Campbell's 'Blue Bird' on the Pendine Sands
Don Wales runs his grandfather Malcolm Campbell’s ‘Blue Bird’ on the Pendine Sands | Beaulieu photos

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

‘Tour de France’ Ferrari a tour de force for RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale

The original Tour de France Ferrari rolls to the auction block at RM Sotheby's | Patrick Emzen photos for RM Sotheby's
The original Tour de France Ferrari rolls to the auction block at RM Sotheby’s | Patrick Emzen photos for RM Sotheby’s

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

Simeone features historic race cars and current racing star

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The cars of Briggs Cunningham | Simeone Museum Photo

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