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Modern, prewar and Street Rods at Mecum’s Dallas auction

The car-collecting hobby is one of varying ideals and motivations. There are those who procure classic cars as potential monetary investments. Collectors will fill their garages with examples that are essentially viewed as stocks ready to be sold at peak market maturity. There are others who take a more reverent approach to collecting. These...

Auction Recap: Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

MONTEREY, Calif. _ Gooding & Company realized more than $91.5 million at the annual Pebble Beach Auctions, August 18-19. New owners were found for 110 of 135 lots, an 81% sales rate, with an average price of $832,670 per car. Twenty-two lots sold at or above the $1 million mark. The star of Friday’s auction, the 1970...

Auction Recap: RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale

MONTEREY, Calif. _ RM Sotheby’s celebrated one of its most successful results to dateat its flagship Monterey sale, generating nearly $133 million with 88 percent of all lots sold. The two-day total was led by 32 individual million-dollar-plus results. The event was highlighted by the top sale on the Monterey Peninsula this year: the 1956...

1929 Mercedes-Benz wins Best of Show at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  — The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place August 20 on the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach golf course. Just a week prior, Bruce R. McCaw’s 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker tourer emerged from the restoration shop of Steve Babinsky in Lebanon, N.J. The car was finished in time to capture Best...

Mecum to offer Henry Ford’s custom runabout ‘Evangeline’ in Monterey

Ford’s One-Of-A-Kind Build Among Several Boats to be Offered at Daytime Auction WALWORTH, Wis. – Five boats are set to cross the block at Mecum’s Daytime Auction slated for Aug. 16-19 in Monterey, California, including Henry Ford’s one-of-a-kind custom runabout named “Evangeline.” A lifelong friend of renowned naval architect John L. Hacker, Henry Ford ordered Evangeline as one...

Monterey Car Week Concours d’ Lemons

SEASIDE, Calif. – What started as the anti-concours has transformed into a major event on the Monterey Car Week schedule. When Jay Leno and Wayne Carini regularly attend a happening, you know that it has arrived. This year’s Concours d’Lemons, a celebration of the wild, the weird and the wacky, will defile Seaside City Hall...

Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35 celebrates Ferrari

LAKEVILLE, Conn _  Ferraris will resound at Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 35 with tifosi celebrating Ferrari’s 70th anniversary at the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques on September 3. Maranello’s most rare, sleek and prancing cars will grace the Lakeville show. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Speciale will headline the “Tifosi...

Auctions America’s Auburn Fall Auction

More than 850 of the world’s finest automobiles will cross the legendary Auburn Fall auction block over Labor Day weekend (August 31-September 3) at the Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, IN. Of those, over 170 automobiles and 200 automobilia lots are guaranteed to sell without reserve. From the noteworthy 1974 AMC Hornet Hatchback “Astro Spiral” – James Bond Stunt Car used in the...

Bonham’s Monterey Car Week 2017 line-up

Bonhams’ 20th annual Monterey Car Week auction line-up 2017 SCHEDULE Event:  Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction – hosted in conjunction with The Quail Motorsports Gathering Venue:  Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel Valley, California Location:  western lawns at corner of Rancho San Carlos Road and Valley Greens Drive Sale Day:  Friday, August 18, 10am Preview Days:  Wednesday-Thursday, August 16-17,  9am-6pm Entry:...