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Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Pebble Beach, Scottsdale and Amelia Island have become focal points on the classic car calendar, drawing enthusiasts from across the country (and around the world) because of their overlapping multiple events. Is Houston a serious candidate to join that club? Consider that soon after Mecum Auctions completed a record-setting sale in Houston’s Reliant Center, there […]

Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

With all of the damaged vehicles removed from the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, options are being considered about the repairs needed to restore the facility and those vehicles. One option is to preserve a portion of the sinkhole for future museum visitors to see and to learn not only about […]

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

The Ford GT40 prototype racecar that hammered sold at a record $7 million April 12 at the Mecum auction in Houston will be put on permanent display at the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum in Tooele, Utah. GT40 chassis No. P-104 will join five other GT40s – one of each variant of the Ferrari-beating […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Motostalgia auction joins Keels & Wheels lineup

Motostalgia auction joins Keels & Wheels lineup

Motostalgia, the auction house that made its debut last year with a sale in conjunction with the U.S. Grand Prix, will conduct a collector car auction May 2 as part of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. The 19th annual Keels & Wheels concours of classic cars and boats takes place May 3-4 at the […]

It’s the Petersen’s turn to celebrate Mustang’s birthday

It’s the Petersen’s turn to celebrate Mustang’s birthday

The big celebrations at the New York Auto Show and at speedways in Charlotte and Las Vegas may be over, but festivities staged to observe the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang continue. This weekend, May 3-4, the Petersen Automotive museum presents Mustang Madness which will include: An all-Mustang car show. A look at the […]

La Jolla Concours picks best of show winners

La Jolla Concours picks best of show winners

A Cadillac concept coupe that an Arabian prince once gave to a Hollywood movie queen was picked as a best of show winner at the recent La Jolla Concours d’Elegance in California. The Cadillac, a streamlined fantasy car designed by Italian coachbuilder Ghia and which first appeared at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon, was the […]

By April 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ruby 2: Corvette owner donates her 40th Anniversary car to replace the one damaged in sinkhole

Ruby 2: Corvette owner donates her 40th Anniversary car to replace the one damaged in sinkhole

It was nearly 20 years ago that Mike and Lynda Patterson decided that someday they’d donate their Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette to the National Corvette Museum. Someday turned out to be April 17. “Seeing that other Ruby in the hole made me think that maybe I should give our’s to the museum soon,” […]

Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

More than a dozen college students learning the skills needed for the restoration of classic vehicles — cars and boats — will benefit from the quarterly grants awarded by the Hagerty Education Program, which is administered through the LeMay — America’s Car Museum. At the first quarterly meeting of the Hagerty Education Program board of […]

$7-million GT40 boosts Mecum Houston total to nearly $35 million

$7-million GT40 boosts Mecum Houston total to nearly $35 million

Mecum Houston auctions at a glance Total sales $34.9 million Catalog 1085 cars, 174 motorcycles Sell-through 70 percent cars, 72 percent bikes High sale $7 millon 1964 Ford GT40 Next 9 price range $127,500 to $725,000 Next auction April 24-26 at Kansas City, Mo. With a 1964 Ford GT40 selling for $7 million (that’s the […]

‘Barn-find’ classics soar at British auction

‘Barn-find’ classics soar at British auction

A British auction featuring neglected “barn-find” cars and partially completed restoration projects hit the target Saturday, earning £1million ($1.67 million) with 85 percent of the 184 lots sold. Ranging from valuable classic sports cars in decrepit condition to low-mileage mini cars and downright oddities, Silverstone Auctions’ inaugural Practical Classics Restoration Show in Birmingham, England, offered […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →