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Motorsports stars align for Amelia Island Concours

Motorsports stars align for Amelia Island Concours

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has taken its place as one of the world’s great concours events, a result of Florida’s balmy winter weather, a gorgeous venue and an always-spectacular selection of 300 vintage and exotic automobiles. As well as showcasing the array of rare cars on Sunday, March 9, on the 10th and 18th fairways of […]

By February 12, 2014 Read More →
New magazine focuses on concours, coachbuilt classics

New magazine focuses on concours, coachbuilt classics

For 10 or maybe it’s been a dozen years, Jim Pixley Jr. has driven to Amelia Island from his home in Atlanta to attend the annual concours d’elegance, the annual gathering of gorgeous classic cars in an island setting on Florida’s northeastern coast. Afterward, he drives home and then searches the newsstand for a magazine […]

By February 12, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial’s French-record sale boosts Retromobile auction total to $80.5 million

Artcurial’s French-record sale boosts Retromobile auction total to $80.5 million

Artcurial Paris 2014 at a glance Total sales $33.78 million Catalog 191 vehicles Sell-through rate 85 percent High sale $3.44 million 1953 Ferrari 166MM Next 9 price range $1.01 million to $2.95 million Next auction July 5, Le Mans, France For the third year in succession, Artcurial Motorcars has established a record for the largest […]

By February 11, 2014 Read More →
Parisian paradise: Bonhams’ Grand Palais auction generates $23.1 million in sales

Parisian paradise: Bonhams’ Grand Palais auction generates $23.1 million in sales

Bonhams Paris 2014 at a glance Total sales $23.1 million Catalog 147 automobiles 150 lots of automobilia Sell-through rate 71 percent High sale $2.99 million 1968 Ferrari 2785 GTB/4 Berlinetta Next 9 price range $419,019 to $2.17 million Next auction March 8, Oxford, UK (classic cars) April 27, Stafford, UK (vintage motorcycles) Held during Retromobile, […]

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Harburg Collection’s racing cars set pace for impressive RM Paris sale

Harburg Collection’s racing cars set pace for impressive RM Paris sale

RM Paris 2014 at a glance Total sales $23.7 million Catalog 53 automobiles Sell-through rate 78.8 percent High sale $4.948 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Next 9 price range $599,700 to $3.34 million Next auction May 10, Monaco RM’s inaugural Paris auction, held during the annual Retromobile celebration of classic cars, posted $23.7 million in sales, […]

By February 7, 2014 Read More →
Entry-level cars sell well at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction

Entry-level cars sell well at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction

Mecum Kissimmee 2014 at a glance Total sales $63.4 million Catalog 2,750 automobiles 3,000 items of “road art” Sell-through rate 64 percent High sale $560,000 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Next 9 price range $240,000 to $530,000 Next auction April 4-5, Davenport, IA (vintage tractors) April 10-12, Houston, TX (classic cars) If you watched the live […]

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Pope’s Harley brings $404,500 for charity at auction

Pope’s Harley brings $404,500 for charity at auction

After six minutes of bidding earlier today, the hammer fell and Pope Francis’ 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide sold for $404,500 at Bonhams Paris sale. A Harley-Davidson jacket donated by the pope brought another $78,000. Proceeds of both sales go to the renovation of Caritas Roma’s Do Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen in […]

By February 6, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Henry VIII’s palace hosts big British concours

Henry VIII’s palace hosts big British concours

As part of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, a Concours d’Elegance was staged in 2012 on the private grounds of Windsor Castle. Sixty cars were invited, one representing each year of Her Majesty’s reign on the British throne. A 60th anniversary may last only a year, but organizers of the concours decided from […]

By February 6, 2014 Read More →
Retromobile classic car fest opens in Paris

Retromobile classic car fest opens in Paris

Retromobile, the sweeping annual classic car festival in Paris, opens its doors today with more than 400 exhibitors, three major auctions, collector cars and automobilia for sale, and with many special features, including 15 magnificent maharaja cars of India, a display dedicated to Italian automaker Lancia, and the sights and sounds of early land-speed-record race […]

By February 5, 2014 Read More →
Indy invites historic racers to inaugural Brickyard Vintage races

Indy invites historic racers to inaugural Brickyard Vintage races

What the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association refers to as “the fourth race in the 2014 East Coast schedule,” figures to be one of the most important in American vintage racing history. Why? Because the venue is the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational has been announced for June 6-8. After an […]

By February 5, 2014 Read More →