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President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen help Barrett-Jackson top $100 Million in charity donations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld. The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that...

European sports cars led the way at Bonham’s Scottsdale Auction

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Bonhams hosted it’s seventh annual collectors’ car auction during the Scottsdale Car Week. Large crowds turned out for another successful sale that saw a total of $25.2-million with an 87% sell-through rate. Leading the sale were sports and sports-racing cars from Europe. The star of the day was the...

RM Sotheby’s Arizona recap

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – RM Sotheby’s diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars spanning pre-war American classics through iconic European sports cars and high performance modern collectibles powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88 percent of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, January 18-19.   Top sale honors went...

Gooding & Company achieves $49 Million in Scottsdale Auctions

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Company realized $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars...

Jay Leno to headline the Classic Auto Show March 2-4

  Los Angeles – Comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno will lead an extensive list of celebrities who will make special appearances at the second annual Classic Auto Show (CAS) in Los Angeles, March 2-4. The former “Tonight Show” host will meet with fans and sign autographs at the show’s Celebrity Stage on...

Grand National Roadster Show turns 69

POMONA, Calif. _ The Grand National Roadster Show, where hundreds of the best hot rods, customs, lowriders and motorcycles from across the country gather, is scheduled for January 26th-28th, 2018. Over 400 awards are up for grabs including the coveted “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster”. Founded in 1949, the “longest continually running indoor...

People still want to drive in the coming age of autonomous vehicles

Lutz, Hagerty, Carini debate the future of driving at inaugural ‘Why Driving Matters’ town hall       SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – Freedom, privacy, digitally detoxing, and the satisfaction of using your hands top the list of reasons millions of Americans will choose to continue driving and working on cars long after self-driving cars...

Saratoga Automobile Museum receives grant to combat distracted driving

Funds will support for Saratoga Automobile Museum’s distracting driving safety initiative   SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Saratoga Automobile Museum (“SAM” announced that they are receiving a grant of $5,500 for their distracted driving initiative from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (“RMHC”). Beneficiaries of RMHC grants are...

AUCTION PREVIEW: McCormick’s Palm Springs Sale

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ Several special German sports cars will be among the nearly 600 vehicles scheduled to cross the auction block on Feb. 23-25 at the next McCormick’s Collector Car Auction.   A 1974 Porsche 914 Targa. has been in the same family for 40 years. It has been driven only...

Carlisle Auctions adds June 16 event

CARLISLE, Pa. _ Carlisle Auctions announced a new auction event Saturday, June 16. The Carlisle Auctions Summer Sale will begin at 12 p.m. and feature a 200-car collector/classic car lineup. To consign or register as a bidder call 717-960-6400 or visit www.CarlisleAuctions.com. Spectator admission is $10 (kids 12 and under free).