Category archives: News

Museums: O.J. Bronco on display at Alcatraz East

The infamous O.J. Bronco is on display and has not been sold | Alcatraz East Crime Museum photo
The infamous O.J. Bronco is on display and has not been sold | Alcatraz East Crime Museum photo

This may have been the most unusual car-related news release ever sent by a museum — and it didn’t even come from a car museum!

“Recent news headlines have stirred rumors of O.J. Simpson’s famous white Bronco being sold on an episode of the show Pawn Stars, the news release began. “While the rumors swirl, the Bronco remains on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Continue reading

Petersen, ClassicCars.com to showcase lowriders at Monterey

Lowrider on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum | Petersen photos
Lowrider on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum | Petersen photos

ClassicCars.com and the Petersen Automotive Museum launch a strategic partnership during Monterey Car Week, where they will stage a special exhibit of lowriders at McCall’s Motorworks Revival and at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Continue reading

RM Sotheby’s releases partial Maranello auction list

Long-wheelbase California Spyder has pre-sale estimate of $8.8 million -- or more | RM Sotheby's photo by Darin Schnabel
Long-wheelbase California Spyder has pre-sale estimate of $8.8 million — or more | RM Sotheby’s photo by Darin Schnabel

At the end of May, RM Sotheby’s announced that it would stage an all-Ferrari auction as part of the Italian sports car maker’s 70th anniversary celebration, and that the sale would take place at the historic Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. Continue reading

Canadian brothers selling their car collection at auction

The Ewert and two of the cars heading to auction | Ritchie Bros. photo
The Ewert and two of the cars heading to auction | Ritchie Bros. photo

Brothers Jim and Bill Ewert, both semi-retired farmers in their mid-70s, bought their first Ford Model T when they were teenagers. Now, decades later, they are selling their vintage car collection. The sale, handled by Ritchie Bros., is scheduled for August 19 at the Ewert’s farm in Drake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Continue reading

Vintage Ford tractor tops Mecum Gone Farmin’ sale

Aluminum-hood 1939 Ford 9N brings $31,500 at auction | Mecum photos
Aluminum-hood 1939 Ford 9N brings $31,500 at auction | Mecum photos

Collector cars weren’t the only features on the docket for Mecum Auctions’ recent visit to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The auction house’s Gone Farmin’ division offered more than 130 vintage, collectible tractors at its Summer Showcase sale at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Continue reading

Driven: 2017 Volvo S90 Inscription, V90 Cross Country

The new Volvo S90 T6 Inscription shows the new design language for the Swedish automaker | Bob Golfen photos
The new Volvo S90 T6 Inscription shows the new design language for the Swedish automaker | Bob Golfen photos

I was a Volvo fan back when they were boxy and quirky, and we had a couple of kids to cart around. The favorite was a funky 245 wagon, the ultimate brick on wheels, yet actually fun to drive, partly because of its four-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive, which activated with a “clunk.”

The all-new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 wagon seems stunningly futuristic compared with our old Volvo 245 wagon of decades ago. Gone are the funk and the clunk, replaced by sleek styling, refined drivability and a brilliantly sophisticated interior dominated by a large, computer-tablet-like command center in the center of the dashboard. Continue reading

Ex-Mayweather supercar on the docket at Mecum Monterey

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather paid $4.8 million for this CCXR Trevita | Mecum Auctions photos
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather paid $4.8 million for this CCXR Trevita | Mecum Auctions photos

So the sports world is abuzz about the upcoming fight between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed-martial arts specialist Colin McGregor. The fight is scheduled to take place August 26.

It will be interesting to see if there’s nearly so much excitement on the Monterey Peninsula, where an extremely rare supercar formerly owned by Mayweather, a collector of high-speed exotic vehicles, will be offered for bidding at Mecum Auction’s “Daytime” sale. Continue reading

Ford, Dodge centennials spice Carlisle Truck Nationals

Spectators take a ride in the Virginia Giant monster truck | Carlisle Events photos
Spectators take a ride in the Virginia Giant monster truck | Carlisle Events photos

Nearly 1,700 vehicles turned out for the annual Carlisle Truck Nationals staged by Carlisle Events and its fairgrounds facility in Pennsylvania.

The turnout was nearly a record for an event launched in 1991. This year the features included the 100th anniversaries of Ford trucks and of Dodge/Ram trucks. Continue reading

Automotive fine artists preview Pebble Beach gallery

Juan Fangio painting by Charles Maher | Illustrations courtesy AFAS and the artists
Juan Fangio painting by Charles Maher | Illustrations courtesy AFAS and the artists

Original works of automotive art will be unveiled during Monterey Car Week when the Automotive Fine Arts Society stages its annual exhibit in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue reading

All-women car show hosted in Carmel by Prancing Ponies

The Prancing Ponies members at their home base in San  Francisco | Michael Troutman
Prancing Ponies members at their home base in San Francisco | Michael Troutman

In the male-dominated realm of collector cars, one group is conducting a new car show during Monterey Car Week that’s by women and for women.

The Prancing Ponies Car Show is open to all female owners and co-owners to present their vintage and exotic cars in a casual, first-time event that takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, on Wednesday, August 16, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Continue reading