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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tiny, pricey roadster built as classic Aston Martin

Tiny, pricey roadster built as classic Aston Martin

  Searching for just the right premium motorcar to suit the discriminating taste of your 10 year old? Well, look no further, for a British classic car dealer is offering a tiny but functional automobile styled after a vintage Aston Martin roadster that’s certain to suit the most aristocratic of youngsters. With the styling of […]

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It’s breakout to breakdown to breakthrough for Russo and Steele

It’s breakout to breakdown to breakthrough for Russo and Steele

Russo and Steele Arizona 2014 at a glance Total sales $19 million Catalog 751 automobiles Sell-through rate 61 percent High sale $742,500 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Next 9 price range $187,000 to $335,500 Next auction June 19-21, Newport Beach, CA Drew Alcazar tries to put 2010 out of his mind. But he cannot. “Rewind the tape […]

By February 4, 2014 Read More →
‘We made magic,’ Craig Jackson says of Scottsdale auction

‘We made magic,’ Craig Jackson says of Scottsdale auction

Barrett-Jackson Arizona 2014 at a glance Total sales More than $113 million Catalog More than 1,400 vehicles Sell-through rate 99.6 percent High sale $3.85 million 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe Next 9 price range $990,000 to $2.86 million Next auction April 11-13 in Palm Beach, FL With a record $113-million in sales, with a new […]

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Mercedes underscores ‘value retention’ of sports cars it introduced 60 years ago

Mercedes underscores ‘value retention’ of sports cars it introduced 60 years ago

Automakers spend millions of dollars on commercials that proclaim the joys of driving their newest vehicles. But one of them has gone out of its way to draw attention to a pair of cars it introduced 60 years ago, cars it now proclaims as the “value retention” champions. The cars are the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL […]

By January 31, 2014 Read More →
Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Blue Bird ‘flies’ again

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Blue Bird ‘flies’ again

The famed “Blue Bird” Sunbeam that Sir Malcolm Campbell drove to several land speed records returned to life Wednesday at the National Motor Museum in England. The car was the brainchild of Sunbeam chief engineer and racing team manager Louis Coatalen and was constructed at the company’s works in Wolverhampton in 1919 and early 1920. […]

By January 30, 2014 Read More →
Beetlemania: It began 65 years ago

Beetlemania: It began 65 years ago

February 9 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The ensuing British invasion certainly had an impact on American youth culture. But it was the arrival of another type of Beetle that not only arrived first, but that had a larger impact, perhaps not on American youth culture […]

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