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Coys returns to motorcycle sales at British auction

Coys returns to motorcycle sales at British auction

Coys is adding more than 90 sports and racing motorcycles, including rare antiques and classic performance bikes, to its annual collector-car auction July 11-12 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK. The Blenheim auction marks a return of motorcycle sales for Coys, with the bike sale Friday followed by Coys’ customary classic car auction Saturday. An […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Jackie Stewart’s first race car headed to Silverstone auction

Jackie Stewart’s first race car headed to Silverstone auction

The first car raced by Jackie Stewart will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ sale July 26-27 at the Silverstone racing circuit in England. The car is a 1960 Marcos GT Xylon. Silverstone Auctions expects the car to fetch between $60,000 and $85,000. The Marcos marque was founded in 1959 by British Racing Drivers Club member […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Texas couple wins Great Race for third time in a row

Texas couple wins Great Race for third time in a row

A Texas couple in a 1966 Ford Mustang achieved the first-ever threepeat of consecutive victories in Great Race history by winning the 2014 Maine-to-Florida classic car competition. While they were at it, Barry and Irene Jason also scored a couple of other firsts. No one before them had ever scored a perfect day in the […]

By July 3, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

You can call it the Bonhams Blockbuster: The British classic car and art auction house has announced that a Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the most valuable cars in the world, will be offered for sale at The Quail Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Only some 57 of the now-legendary cars were produced. […]

Maserati acclaimed best in show at Goodwood concours

Maserati acclaimed best in show at Goodwood concours

A Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta owned by Egon Zweimuller Jr. won best in show honors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20th annualCartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance. The car also won the Coachbuilt Maserati class. Other class winners were: Vintage Voiturettes — 1925 Amilcar CGS owned by Keith Bowley Blown Away — Mercedes-Benz 500K […]

Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

More than $100,000 in prizes is up for grabs in the second annual Barrett-Jackson Cup custom-car competition at Hot August Nights, the massive festival of American car culture in Reno, Nevada. Barrett-Jackson, which brings its high-energy classic car auction to the Nevada celebration for the second time   from July 31-August 2, says the Barrett-Jackson Cup […]

By June 30, 2014 Read More →
Mercedes brings out famed C111 experimental car for rally in the Austrian Alps

Mercedes brings out famed C111 experimental car for rally in the Austrian Alps

One of the world’s most famous experimental vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz C111, returns to the roads this week when Mercedes-Benz Classic enters one of its C111s in the Silvretta Classic, an Alpine rally in Austria. The automaker’s classic car branch also is sending a 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK and a 300 SL roadster to the event, along […]

‘Fearsome Four-Nine’ Ferrari brings awesome $18.3 million at Bonhams Goodwood sale

‘Fearsome Four-Nine’ Ferrari brings awesome $18.3 million at Bonhams Goodwood sale

Goodwood has its Festival of Speed. Bonhams has its Festival of Bidding. And the bidding was intense Friday as bidders escalated the numbers until the “Fearsome Four-Nine,” a 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus, sold for a very significant $18.2 million (including buyer’s premium). That car accounted for nearly half of the sale’s total of $38.4 million. The […]

Corvette museum may put two damaged cars back into the sinkhole for display

Corvette museum may put two damaged cars back into the sinkhole for display

After considering three options, the board of directors of the National Corvette Museum decided Wednesday to keep open for viewing a small portion of the sinkhole that swallowed eight cars in the Skydome in February. The other options were to fill the hole and replace the entire floor to return the Skydome to its pre-hole […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show has seen plenty of changes since it started in 1973, especially in recent years, but it has kept the faith through the decades as an unmitigated celebration of Chevrolet’s fiberglass sports car. During that time, the longest running Corvette show in the country has become synonymous with Corvette excellence, featuring […]