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My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

A lot of changes happened in my life during the ’60s. Some were tough and some were good experiences. In the ’70s, all was “HAPPY-GOOD.” First I meet my beautiful wife, Lilliam, and I bought my 1969 Mustang Mach 1, and my son Robert was born. To me, it couldn’t get any better than that. […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
Custom ’57 Chevy pickup wins Barrett-Jackson Cup

Custom ’57 Chevy pickup wins Barrett-Jackson Cup

The sleekest custom pickup truck in the known universe was declared the Ultimate Best in Show Winner on Saturday of the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition in Reno, Nevada, taking home more than $43,000 in cash and prizes. The 1957 Chevrolet pickup, the result of a five-year build by Jason and Jim Smith of the Hot Rod […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson tops $11 million in Reno auction

Barrett-Jackson tops $11 million in Reno auction

Barrett-Jackson’s second high-energy auction as part of the Hot August Nights hot rod and custom-car extravaganza in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, reached an unofficial total of more than $11 million in sales for 342 cars and 300 pieces of automobilia. Held in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the primarily no-reserve auction boasted a sell-through rate of 99 percent. […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →
Jaguar D-Type 60th anniversary celebration includes restoration debut of long-lost car

Jaguar D-Type 60th anniversary celebration includes restoration debut of long-lost car

The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most beautiful competition cars ever created, elegant and brutish at the same time, evocatively streamlined yet ruggedly purposeful. And who could resist that magnificent fin that soars behind the head of the driver? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Type’s debut at the 1954 24 Hours […]

By August 4, 2014 Read More →
Beaulieu celebrates MG’s 90th anniversary at Simply Classics show

Beaulieu celebrates MG’s 90th anniversary at Simply Classics show

Now with a new name — Simply Classics & Sports Car — the fourth-annual road rally and car show takes place August 24 at Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu./p> The road rally part of the program involves whatever routes people and their classics and sports cars take through the New Forest to arrive at […]

By August 4, 2014 Read More →
Antique Harley once owned by Steve McQueen should roar at auction in Monterey

Antique Harley once owned by Steve McQueen should roar at auction in Monterey

Another Steve McQueen relic comes to auction this month when Mecum offers a 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E Big Twin motorcycle once owned by the film star, no doubt adding immeasurably to its value. Mecum, which will auction the ex-McQueen Harley-Davidson during its Monterey sale August 14-16, places a value estimate of $225,000 to $275,000 on the […]

By August 1, 2014 Read More →
Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Buyers paid more than $21 million for cars and motorcycles at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the company’s first foray into the Northeast collector-car market. A total of 735 cars and bikes went to new owners out of 1,056 offered, for a solid 70-percent sell-through rate, especially strong for a first-time event. […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Great Porsches highlight Coys auction at Nurburgring

Great Porsches highlight Coys auction at Nurburgring

Fifteen spectacular Porsches will be among 50 special European classics (plus a pair of all-American Chevys) offered during Coy’s auction at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany. The Porsches comprise what the British auction company calls a “specialist section” of the August 9 sale of sports, GT and competition cars, including grand prix racers. “Nurburgring […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
‘Grand Prix’ among features at Monterey film festival

‘Grand Prix’ among features at Monterey film festival

The second annual AutoMoto International Film & Arts Festival is scheduled for August 14-17 at two venues in Monterey, California — the Golden State Theater and the Monterey Marriott. The schedule includes screenings of new and classic movies, appearances by motorsports legends and a live “CarCast” podcast by Adam Carolla. “Building on the momentum from […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

RM Motor City 2014 at a glance Total sales $7.42 million Catalog 77 automobiles 1 boat Sell-through rate 77 percent High sale $495,000 1911 Mercedes 38/70 HP seven-passenger Touring Next 9 price range $220,000 to $352,000 Next auction August 15-16 in Monterey, California Imported classics, not made-in-Detroit cars, dominated sales at RM’s 20th anniversary Motor […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →