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Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Among the many beautiful and wildly valuable vintage Ferraris that will be up for auction next month on the Monterey Peninsula is Mecum Auctions’ terrific headliner, a rare 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider with an evocative racing history and back story. Built for the rigors of endurance racing, the V12-powered Ferrari 375 MM is also […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: If you could have one classic car feature added to modern cars, what would it be?

The Question of the Week for the week of June 30th , 2014 asked if you could have one classic car feature added to modern cars, what would it be. Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:   Other answers: “Headlight high beam switch on the floor.” “Bench seats.” “Floor […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s third Le Mans Classic auction resulted in an 82-percent sell-through and total sales of $18,031,885, some $2 million more than pre-auction expectations. Held in conjunction with the Le Mans vintage racing weekend, the sale featured two vehicles that sold for more than $1 million each — a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster went for […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
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 […]

Poll Results: Who does the repair or restoration work for your classic car?

  The Question of the Week for the week of June 23, 2014 asked who does the repair or restoration work for your classic car.  Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:   Other answers: “I do, with my sons, and the help of a few select friends.” “All except […]

By June 30, 2014 Read More →
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 →