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Kapow! The original Batmobile is for sale again

Kapow! The original Batmobile is for sale again

Remember all the hoopla that accompanied the sale of the original Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson? That was in January 2013, when the enormous Scottsdale auction arena was packed with a shrieking, standing-room-only crowd as the Batmobile rolled up on stage as the “Batman” theme song from the 1960’s TV show blasted overhead. George Barris, the famed […]

Artcurial continues its success with barn-found vehicles at record-setting les Champs auction

Artcurial continues its success with barn-found vehicles at record-setting les Champs auction

Artcurial claimed six auction-record prices and an 80 percent sell-through for its eighth annual Automobiles sur les Champs sale this week at the Theatre du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysees in Paris. “Artcurial Motorcars’ specialty, the discovery of cars that have remained in private ownership for many years, once again attracted international collectors,” Mathieu Lamoure, managing director […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
‘Woodie’ tops H&H Classics Rolls-Royce sale

‘Woodie’ tops H&H Classics Rolls-Royce sale

The auction staged last weekend by H&H Classics in conjunction with the annual concours and rally by Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club did £1.4 million in sales ($2.21 million) at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, England. The highlight of the sale was the approximately $255,000 paid for a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, formerly owned by the future Edward […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
Pebble Beach Concours unveils event poster showing first Ferrari to race in California

Pebble Beach Concours unveils event poster showing first Ferrari to race in California

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has unveiled its main event poster for 2015, a depiction of the first Ferrari to race in California painted by the acclaimed Peter Hearsey. The poster shows the 1949 Ferrari 166 Mille Miglia owned and driven by Jim Kimberly in action during the second annual Pebble Beach Road Races in […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
Silverstone Auctions announces Competition Car Sale

Silverstone Auctions announces Competition Car Sale

Only racing cars will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ special Competition Car Sale, scheduled July 23 as one of the events comprising the Silverstone Classic, which is being billed as the “world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.” The new Competition Car Sale is an addition to the schedule which since 2011 has included an auction […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 going to auction at Gooding’s Pebble Beach sale

Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 going to auction at Gooding’s Pebble Beach sale

One of the most-significant Porsche race cars of all time, the revolutionary 956 that won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be offered at auction by Gooding & Company during its Pebble Beach sale in August. The 1982 Porsche 956, chassis 003, had the most victories of the 10 such endurance racers Porsche built […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
Jochen Rindt’s F2 racer headlines Auctionata sale

Jochen Rindt’s F2 racer headlines Auctionata sale

The 1967 Brabham BT23-5 driven by future Formula 1 champion Jochen Rindt, headlines the docket for Auctionata’s next online sale, scheduled for June 26. The car is considered the most successful Formula 2 racer ever and carried Rindt to victory nine times during the 1967 season. The car has been restored and a minimum bid […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
NSRA announces ‘Pro’s Pick’ from Street Rod Nationals East

NSRA announces ‘Pro’s Pick’ from Street Rod Nationals East

At the Street Rod Nationals East held at the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, the National Street Rod Association, NSRA, chose five vehicles to be awarded the “Pro’s Pick.” Taking home the awards are a 1968 Camaro from Hampstead, Maryland, owned by Jerry and Kathy Breznicky; a 1936 Ford Roadster from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, owned […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
First RV trip celebrated 130 years later

First RV trip celebrated 130 years later

June marks the 130th anniversary of the maiden voyage of what is believed to be the world’s first “caravan” or recreation vehicle, The Wanderer, a horse-drawn camping trailer owned by physician and Victorian author William Gordon Stables. It was in the summer of 1885 that Stables traveled some 1,400 miles and recorded his journey in […]

1928 Auburn, 1931 Chrysler win best of show at Ault Park

1928 Auburn, 1931 Chrysler win best of show at Ault Park

A 1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail Speedster took home the Best of Show Esprit de Sport at the 38th annual Ault Park Concours on Sunday in Cincinnati, Ohio, while a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster took home Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award. The 1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail Speedster is owned by Richard Harding of Beavercreek, […]

By June 20, 2015 Read More →