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Amelia Island Concours raises up orphan concept cars

Amelia Island Concours raises up orphan concept cars

The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March will present a unique class of Orphan Concept Cars of the 1950s and early sixties. They may have failed to save their creators, but they succeeded by becoming the sort of delightfully obscure automotive exotica that inspires and motivates collectors. “Creating a class of orphan concept cars […]

By January 30, 2015 Read More →
Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

One of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at an Amelia Island, Florida, auction – a rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica short-wheelbase cabriolet – highlights RM Auctions’ sale March 14 of 90 classic cars. But most significantly, proceeds from the sale of the beautiful V12-powered sports convertible will be donated to the current owner’s foundation […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Mecum soars to $68.8 million sale in Florida

Mecum soars to $68.8 million sale in Florida

Highlighted by the appearance of rock ‘n roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis to help sell his all-original ’59 Harley – and to perform “Great Balls of Fire” on stage with a piano – the 10-day Mecum classic car auction last week in Kissimmee, Florida, exceeded $68.8 million in sales, beating last year’s Florida sale by […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Salon Prive moving, adds supercar competition

Salon Prive moving, adds supercar competition

Salon Prive, one of Europe’s leading concours d’elegance, will celebrate its 10th anniversary September 3-5 with a new venue and a new event. The new venue is Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century in Britain’s Oxfordshire countryside. The estate is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and also was […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found collection provides spice as Retromobile gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Barn-found collection provides spice as Retromobile gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary

‘The Past Still Has a Future” is the theme for the 40th Salon Retromobile, Europe’s massive annual classic car celebration and break from winter, which this year takes place February 4-8 inside the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, and not far from the Eiffel Tower. Automakers bring cars from their museums, major classic car dealers […]

By January 28, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
‘Barrett-Jackson Live’ broke Velocity viewer records

‘Barrett-Jackson Live’ broke Velocity viewer records

The Barrett-Jackson Live broadcasts of the 44th annual Scottsdale auction broke TV viewer records to become Velocity’s most-watched series “among households, persons 2+ and men 18+ in ratings and delivery,” the Discovery Studios’ cable TV affiliate reported. More than 5.1 million people tuned in to the six days of live coverage, Velocity said. The telecasts […]

By January 28, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
AACA Museum seeks station wagons for ‘Family Affair’ exhibition

AACA Museum seeks station wagons for ‘Family Affair’ exhibition

The AACA Museum, research center, library and vehicle showcase of the Antique Automobile Club of America, plans a major display of station wagons this summer. “A Family Affair” runs from May 23 through October 12 at the museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and will feature familiar and lesser-known examples of station wagons and will examine their […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
Porsche Rennsport Reunion date changed to September

Porsche Rennsport Reunion date changed to September

Porsche fanatics take notice: the date has been changed for the fifth Porsche Rennsports Reunion. The monumental gathering of Porsche racing enthusiasts will take place September 25-27 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California, two weeks earlier than originally planned. The date change was necessitated by an unexpected scheduling conflict with the World Endurance […]

By January 28, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty’s new classic car market index reads 70.22 on 100-point scale —- ‘expanding but not overheated’

Hagerty’s new classic car market index reads 70.22 on 100-point scale —- ‘expanding but not overheated’

Hagerty, classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, launched a new marketplace rating tool Monday. In an effort to make the rating easy to understand, it is based on a 100-point scale. Currently, Hagerty says, the classic car market is at 70.22, which means it is “expanding but not overheated.” In a news release, […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Very interesting observation in the Hagerty newsletter’s wrap-up of Arizona Auction Week: “Looking at the numbers from a different angle, many unsold cars were bid to amounts that would have purchased them six months ago.” Think about that for a second. Prices that would have bought a car six months ago — say at Monterey […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →