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Sam Posey to talk about forgotten racing series

Sam Posey to talk about forgotten racing series

The car he initially raced may have been among his least favorites, and the series in which he raced may have been motorsports’ best-kept secret, but that won’t stop Sam Posey from sharing stories about the F5000 series at the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, New York. Posey — racer, architect and […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
400-plus Scotti Collection on the block at Auburn

400-plus Scotti Collection on the block at Auburn

How long does it take to transport more than 400 classic cars from Montreal to northwest Indiana? “We’ve been transporting cars since December,” Auctions America car specialist Gord Duff said in late April of the John Scotti Collection that will be offered at no reserve during the annual Auburn Spring sale. Scotti owns more than […]

By May 2, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America scales up Auburn Spring auction

Auctions America scales up Auburn Spring auction

Auctions America holds what figures to be its largest Auburn Spring event May 8-10 with around 900 collector cars crossing the block, including the highly anticipated sale of the John Scotti Collection of more than 400 choice vehicles. All of the Scotti cars are offered at no-reserve. Other highlights of the sweeping Auburn, Indiana, auction include […]

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Real, pseudo Cadillacs top Leake auction at Dallas

Real, pseudo Cadillacs top Leake auction at Dallas

Leake’s revived Dallas Spring auction posted $5.5 million in sales with 64 percent of the 434 lots going to new owners. “As the collector car market continues to thrive, Dallas has become an emerging market for new collectors,” Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company, said in a news release. “This is the first Dallas […]

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’69 Boss 429 Mustang tops Mecum’s KC auction

’69 Boss 429 Mustang tops Mecum’s KC auction

Mecum Kansas City 2014 Total sales $8.7 million Catalog 574 automobiles Sell-through 65 percent High sale $260,000 for a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 427 Next 9 price range $59,000 to $107,000 Next auction Indianapolis, May 13-18 Mecum’s annual Kansas City spring auction of classic cars posted a sell-through rate of 65 percent and total sales […]

By May 1, 2014 Read More →
Meyers Manx marks 50th birthday with honors

Meyers Manx marks 50th birthday with honors

A 50th anniversary party for the original dune buggy, the 1964 Meyers Manx, highlights the Historic Vehicle Association’s inaugural Cars at the Capitol automotive heritage celebration this weekend at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The first Manx, known as “Old Red,” was hand-built by Bruce Meyers in his Newport Beach, California, garage and will […]

By May 1, 2014 Read More →
Famous Jaguar sports cars, racers entered in Mille Miglia

Famous Jaguar sports cars, racers entered in Mille Miglia

Jaguar Heritage Racing will field 10 of its most-celebrated race and sports cars of the 1950s for the Mille Miglia classic car rally May 15-18 through the heart of Italy. Driving the historic collection of XKs, C-types and D-types will be famous stars of stage, screen, music and motorsports, who will pair up as pilots and […]

By May 1, 2014 Read More →
1958 Dodge sways to top in British hill climb

1958 Dodge sways to top in British hill climb

Ordinarily, we would pass on publicizing the upcoming Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, a competitive event May 4 in Worcester, England. But this photo, and the story behind it, is too good to ignore. Among the vintage sports and race cars that will run up the historic hill course – along with up-to-date racers competing in […]

By April 30, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
At Bonhams, Bentleys beckon to British buyers

At Bonhams, Bentleys beckon to British buyers

With three British-built Bentleys among the top seven sales, Bonhams classic car auction at the RAF Museum in England posted $3.55 million in sales. Leading the sale in terms of price paid was a 1956 Bentley S-Series Continental sports saloon with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. The car sold for $426,282 (prices include buyer’s premium). However, […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams bike auction obliterates pre-auction estimates

Bonhams bike auction obliterates pre-auction estimates

With many motorcycles passing their pre-auction value estimates as if those figures were standing still, Bonhams annual Stafford Sale of Pioneer, Vintage and Collectors’ Motorcycles and Memorabilia was, well: “Overall the sale was exceptional,” said Ben Walker, head of motorcycles for the British auction house. “We are delighted with the results achieved for this long […]

By April 29, 2014 Read More →