Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Pebble Beach invitation competition open for 2018

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. _ To car collectors around the globe, it is something akin to Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. It is rare and hard to come by and the competition for it can often be fierce. It is an invitation to show an automobile at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The...

RM Sotheby’s New York ICONS sale

NEW YORK – Just in time for the holidays, the exhibition for RM Sotheby’s third Manhattan sale, entitled ICONS, Is now open to the public at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters ahead of the auction on the evening of December 6th.   Celebrating the cutting edge of automotive design, ICONS presents an expertly...

Neil Young’s cars and items on menu for Julien’s auction

LOS ANGELES _ Cars and other items from rocker Neil Young’s collection will close out the Julien’s 2017 season Dec. 9 in Los Angeles and live online. The event will feature the singer/songwriter’s personal collection of model trains, classic cars, guitars, recording gear, clothing, memorabilia and more.   Julien’s Auctions will present more than 230 items from Young’s...

‘Check Under the Hood’ at Gilmore Museum

Check out the engines behind Born to Perform: The Era of the Muscle Car Monday, December 4th – Sunday, Dec. 10 Gilmore Car Museum 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday / 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday FEATURED CARS WILL INCLUDE 1962 Chevrolet Bel-Air 409 1964 Pontiac GTO 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 1966 Oldsmobile 442 1967 Shelby GT500 1969 AMC AMX 1969 Pontiac...

Saratoga Automobile Museum holds toy drive

Visitors who wrop off a new unwrapped toy when at the Saratoga Automobile Museum will receive a complementary pass for one free admission, good through 2018. All toys need to be received by December 14. All toys collected will be equally dispersed to three local charities. Saratoga Automobile Museum www.saratogaautomuseum.org (518) 587-1935 membership@saratogaautomuseum.org

RM Sotheby’s early stars in upcoming Paris sale

LONDON _ RM Sotheby’s will holds its fifth annual Paris sale on Febr. 7during the world-famous Rétromobile week (Feb. 7-11). Early consignments include a 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, offered from long-term French ownership. Known as one of the most successful of the Bugatti racing models, chassis no. 4394 was delivered...

Mecum Kissimmee to offer up 3,000+ cars

  KISSIMMEE, Fla. _ Mecum Auctions will return to Kissimmee, Fla., for the world’s largest annual collector car auction with more than 3,000 classic and collector cars set to cross the block Jan. 5-14. The mega auction with its massive car-show-style layout will be complemented by thousands of road art offerings....

Worldwide Scottsdale Auction to offer up Indy 500 racers

AUBURN, Ind. _ Worldwide Auctioneers will line up two renowned Indianapolis 500 Racecars at its annual Scottsdale Auction at the start of Arizona Car Week on Wednesday, Jan. 17. On the menu is “Smokey” Yunick’s first Indy 500 entry, a 1957 Kurtis Kraft 500G Indianapolis 500 Roadster, a 5th place finisher at...

Simeone Museum wins ‘Museum of the Year’ award

PHILADELPHIA _ The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia – a collection of 65 rare and significant racing sports cars – has been selected as 2017 “Museum of the Year” by the Octane Awards (formerly known as the International Historic Motoring Awards) for an unprecedented second time. The museum previously won the inaugural...

Carlisle Auctions wraps up 2017 season in Florida

  LAKELAND, Fla. _ With 2017’s Fall Florida AutoFest Nov. 11-12 signaled the end of Carlisle Auctions’ season. Over 400 consignments crossed the block spanning 100 years of production.   A 1964 Corvette went for $79,180 (including fees) to take top honors. A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T brought $72,225. Carlisle Events...