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Bonhams sets July 12 auction at Mercedes-Benz Museum

Bonhams sets July 12 auction at Mercedes-Benz Museum

In what is being called a “strategic partnership,” British auction house Bonhams and German automaker Mercedes-Benz will stage a single-marque auction of some 40 cars July 12 at the Mercedes Museum. The museum is located just outside the main factory gate at the Mercedes headquarters and main assembly plant at Stuttgart-Unterturkheim. “We share an idea […]

By February 20, 2014 Read More →
Mr. 25%’s ‘Beatles’ Bentley up for auction at Coys sale

Mr. 25%’s ‘Beatles’ Bentley up for auction at Coys sale

The Beatles had just flown back to England after their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Their flight into Heathrow airport landed at 7 a.m. U.K. time, and yet some 10,000 fans were there to celebrate Beatlemania’s success overseas. Oh, that’s 10,000 fans and a film crew from the Pathe News, […]

By February 18, 2014 Read More →
Sneak peek: Sedona screening previews automotive film festival planned for 2015

Sneak peek: Sedona screening previews automotive film festival planned for 2015

At 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, amid the red-rock splendor of one of Arizona’s primary tourist attractions, the 20th annual Sedona Film Festival will screen the movie 1, a documentary about Grand Prix racing and the drivers’ push to make the sport less dangerous for its heroes. But the showing of the movie, and the […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →
Mullin museum to unveil recreation of advanced 1930s Bugatti airplane

Mullin museum to unveil recreation of advanced 1930s Bugatti airplane

Classic car enthusiasts know the name Bugatti from the amazing racing and road cars created by Ettore Bugatti and his son, Jean. But did you know that the Bugattis were a family with artistic skills through several generations, creating everything from paintings to sculptures, furniture to cars, and even an ahead-of-its-time airplane? On March 25, […]

By February 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Classic opulence on display at Petersen Museum

Classic opulence on display at Petersen Museum

Town Cars: Arriving in Style, a new exhibit focusing on the grand chauffeur-driven limousines of history’s most rich and famous, highlights upcoming activities at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Opening this Saturday, the yearlong showcase of bygone opulence features the finest examples from 1900 through the 1960s of the ultra-formal vehicles known as […]

By February 13, 2014 Read More →
Auto-show ‘Sirens’ sing at AACA Museum

Auto-show ‘Sirens’ sing at AACA Museum

The five most-dreaded words heard by an auto-show model: “Do you come with that?” Of course, that’s nothing new. Beautiful women have been used to sell cars since the dawn of motoring, and some variation of that come-on has been uttered repeatedly for more than a century. The role of attractive models to promote automobiles […]

By February 13, 2014 Read More →
Update: First Corvette emerges from sinkhole, starts and is driven away

Update: First Corvette emerges from sinkhole, starts and is driven away

Editor’s note: Here’s the latest from the National Corvette Museum, where eight cars were swallowed recently by a sinkhole: Construction personnel, media, museum visitors and staff cheered as the first of eight damaged Corvettes, the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, emerged from the depths of the sinkhole this morning. Not only was the car recovered, but […]

By February 12, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
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 →