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Mercedes sending historic cars to Nurburgring vintage races

Mercedes sending historic cars to Nurburgring vintage races

Mercedes-Benz Classic continues its celebration of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz racing history May 30-June 1 when it sends several cars to the Historic Trophy Nurburgring 2014 vintage races. The Mercedes contingent includes cars that won the first race ever at the now-famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany’s Eifel region as well as one that won the […]

By May 15, 2014 Read More →
Mighty Can-Am racers on track for Sonoma historics

Mighty Can-Am racers on track for Sonoma historics

One the most exciting and sometimes outrageous forms of racing in the history of motorsports, the SCCA Can-Am Series, will be celebrated May 17-18 when the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival returns to Sonoma Raceway in northern California. Can-Am racing, which ran from 1966-74, was conducted under FIA rules that allowed cars with unlimited engine capacity, […]

By May 15, 2014 Read More →
‘Blower’ Bentleys to run Italy’s classic Mille Miglia

‘Blower’ Bentleys to run Italy’s classic Mille Miglia

Two legendary “Blower” Bentleys, the massive race cars that competed in such events as the 24 Hours of Le Mans during the early 1930s, will roar again on the highways of Italy for the 2014 edition of the Mille Miglia road rally. Bentley Motors is bringing the 4½ Liter supercharged race cars to the world-famous classic […]

By May 14, 2014 Read More →
More than a century later, famed Fiat S76 to race again

More than a century later, famed Fiat S76 to race again

The Fiat S76, which in 1911 was  the fastest car in the world — albeit unofficially — is scheduled to run for the first time in more than a century when it takes on the Goodhood Hillclimb at England’s famed Festival of Speed, June 26-29. Only a pair of S76s were built, primarily to take the flying-kilometer […]

By May 13, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams’ sale of Cox Collection totals $3 million

Bonhams’ sale of Cox Collection totals $3 million

Nearly 300 bidders from 16 countries participated in the Bonhams dispersal sale at the NASW Aviation Museum in Cape May, New Jersey, of the estate of the late dentist and aviator Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. The auction produced more than a million dollars, bringing the total for the Cox Collection to more than $3 million. […]

By May 13, 2014 Read More →
Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Ferraris lead RM’s record-setting $56.7-million Monaco sale

Anyone who has ever attended an RM auction with Max Girado at the podium knows the significance of what you are about to read: “It’s not often I’m lost for words,” said Girado, who is both RM auctioneer, and thus the face and voice of RM, and the managing director of the company’s European auction […]

Rare muscle cars rule at Mecum’s Indy auction

Rare muscle cars rule at Mecum’s Indy auction

Some major muscle will lift Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic collector-car auction May 13-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, with a number of rare American performance icons rumbling across the block. This is Mecum’s big-dog auction, with nearly 2,000 classic and collector cars lined up for six days of bidding in the […]

By May 12, 2014 Read More →
Steve McQueen-owned Ferrari GTB/4 at RM auction

Steve McQueen-owned Ferrari GTB/4 at RM auction

‘When it comes to cars with celebrity provenance, it doesn’t get any better than a Ferrari owned by Steve McQueen.” So says Max Girardo, managing director of RM Auctions, Europe, in announcing that a coveted 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 originally owned by the “King of Cool” actor and car enthusiast would be offered at RM’s […]

Terminally rusted ‘barn find’ Ferrari Dino at auction

Terminally rusted ‘barn find’ Ferrari Dino at auction

“Barn finds” are all the rage at collector-car auctions. Dirty relics pulled from long-term storage have become an auction staple, with sought-after classic cars earning top dollar despite their derelict conditions. Ferrari Dinos are also hot. The V6-powered, mid-engine sports coupes have soared in value after spending years in the bargain basement. Today, they’re featured […]

By May 8, 2014 Read More →
Reborn Carlisle Auctions scores $3.2 million sale

Reborn Carlisle Auctions scores $3.2 million sale

The return of Carlisle Auctions to the Spring Carlisle Swap Meet and Car Corral reached a $3.2 million result for its April 24-25 collector-car auction, with 72.5 percent of the 300 cars sold on the block. Held during a sparkling spring weekend that provided a welcomed break after an unusually hard Pennsylvania winter, the Carlisle […]