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High horsepower at Britain’s Royal Ascot race course

High horsepower at Britain’s Royal Ascot race course

Royal Ascot, traditional home of British horse racing, will be the venue for Coys’ annual Ascot classic car auction May 16. More than 70 classic vehicles will be offered for sale. According to Coys, the featured offerings include a 1956 Lotus Eleven Series 1 in Le Mans specification, an Alfa Romeo TZ2 with coachwork by […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
Colton Ferrari sale to benefit British lifesavers

Colton Ferrari sale to benefit British lifesavers

Two classic Ferraris from the estate of British collector Richard Colton will be offered at the H&H Classics auction October 14 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, with proceeds earmarked for England’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Colton’s requested that the money generated by the cars’ sale be used to build a new lifeboat […]

By May 10, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams annual Aston Works auction sets record

Bonhams annual Aston Works auction sets record

The 16th annual Aston Martin Works Sale by Bonhams was the largest yet with a record $15,875,314 in transactions Saturday, with two cars selling for more than $2 million each. Those were a 1966 DB5 convertible in Vantage specification that brought $2,350,090 and a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage convertible that sold for $2,332,827 (prices […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
Registration open through May 23 for Hot Rod Power Tour

Registration open through May 23 for Hot Rod Power Tour

Registration remains available through May 23 for the 21st annual Hot Rod Power Tour, which this year travels June 6-13 from Madison, Wisconsin to Baton Rouge, Louisana. But the tour gets a kickoff on June 5 when the RingBrothers and Painless Performance host the pre-tour party at the RingBrothers’facilities in Spring Green, about an hour […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
Salon Prive previews its new venue

Salon Prive previews its new venue

Organizers of Britain’s Salon Prive provided a preview of their 10th anniversary event by displaying 10 cars at Blenheim Palace, the concours’ new site. “The impressive display of hand-picked cars clearly set the tone for what can be expected in September, when we also welcome world-renowned luxury and lifestyle brands and the artists also on […]

By May 9, 2015 Read More →
Mimosas for Mother’s Day and other events this weekend at car museums

Mimosas for Mother’s Day and other events this weekend at car museums

Admission will be free and there will be a mimosa for mom Sunday at the California Automobile Museum, which also will have mom-themed activities for children as part of its 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mother’s Day celebration. The museum also wants to know which side are you on inits new exhibit, which will feature […]

By May 8, 2015 Read More →
German auction house plans all-American car sale

German auction house plans all-American car sale

Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata staged its third sale this week and reports 27 of the 39 vehicles sold immediately and the remaining dozen have found new owners as well, pending payments. The top sales of the event were a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 200 S convertible and a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, each selling for just […]

By May 8, 2015 Read More →
Special car collections featured at Mecum Indy Auction

Special car collections featured at Mecum Indy Auction

Six major collections of primarily American muscle cars, Corvettes and Mustangs will be featured when Mecum Auctions opens its massive five-day Spring Classic sale to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The 28th annual Indy auction takes place May 12-16 with an estimated 2,000 vehicles crossing the block. New this year is the addition of […]

Cadillac, Aston Martin take honors at Keels and Wheels

Cadillac, Aston Martin take honors at Keels and Wheels

A 1930 Cadillac 452 Series captured Best of Show American and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 was awarded Best of Show European at the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance last weekend at Seabrook, Texas. The Cadillac is owned by Joseph A. Scott of Houston and the Aston Martin by Frank Rubino of Pinecrest, Florida. The […]

By May 7, 2015 Read More →
Jaguar preps for Italy with ‘Mini Miglia’ in Scotland

Jaguar preps for Italy with ‘Mini Miglia’ in Scotland

The Mille Miglia rally runs May 14-17 in Italy and will include several cars from Jaguar Heritage, the British automaker’s historic car department. Drivers of those historic Jaguars range from a men’s fashion model to a celebrity chef to the head of Jaguar design. To get the crews familiar with their vehicles and the nuances […]

By May 7, 2015 Read More →