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Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

A year ago at Pebble Beach, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced plans for “a complete exterior transformation and a dynamic redesign of the interior,” the renovations to be done in conjunction with the facility’s 20th anniversary celebration. At the time, it also revealed architectural drawings of the new exterior facade and launched […]

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

The “Dream Cars” exhibition at the high Museum of Art in Atlanta has been such a success that its run is being extended by a week, through September 14. In addition, two “Hoods Up” days are being added. On the “Hoods Up” days — August 31 and September 1 — the hoods of the 1955 […]

By August 20, 2014 1 Comment Read More →

Poll results: Which of these cars would you never be caught dead in?

The Question of the Week for the week of August 11th , 2014 asked you, which of the following cars would you never be caught dead in? Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:    This poll is closed but you can participate in the current Question of the Week […]

By August 18, 2014 Read More →
Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary results show sales of $399 million at the five traditionally conducted classic car auctions this weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. However, Hagerty Insurance, which monitors the auctions and provides preliminary numbers to the media, notes, “It is important to point out that there were a handful of significant no-sale’s from Sunday at Gooding that […]

By August 18, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Wagon and woodie museum goes to auction: An Eye Candy gallery

Wagon and woodie museum goes to auction: An Eye Candy gallery

Photos by Larry Edsall Don Mitchell is the automaker you’ve likely never heard of, and after the contents of the Mitchell Car Museum are sold at auction Wednesday, you may never hear of him again. That’s a pity, because Don Mitchell is responsible for many things, including those wonderful woodies that classic car enthusiasts so […]

By August 17, 2014 Read More →
With a day to go, Monterey auctions already exceed 2013 sales figures

With a day to go, Monterey auctions already exceed 2013 sales figures

With a day to go and two auctions to complete, the classic car sales on the Monterey Peninsula already have exceeded 2013 figures. A year ago, total sales for all auctions were $302 million. Through Saturday evening this year, total sales are $352.4 million, according to figures compiled by Hagerty Insurance, which monitors each auction […]

By August 17, 2014 Read More →
Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

The classic car auctions taking place on the Monterey Peninsula enjoyed another eight-figure sale Friday with more than another two dozen seven-figure transactions as Bonhams wrapped up its auction, Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele continued, and RM opened bidding at its venue. Bidding also is underway at the Rick Cole Auction, where the bidding, […]

By August 16, 2014 Read More →
Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Bonhams sale of 10 Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso museum collection for $66 million certainly was the big auction news generated Thursday on the Monterey Peninsula, but Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele also opened the bidding at their respective sales. Hagerty Insurance staffs each of the Monterey auctions and provides a daily statistical summary […]

By August 15, 2014 Read More →
A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is a natural and spiritually beautiful mission in Carmel, California. Its Basilica Church is a registered National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the Mission. There is a fine collection of Spanish colonial liturgical art and artifacts displayed through the church, which has 34 reredos and 5-foot thick walls […]

By August 14, 2014 Read More →
Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

The Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue is a relaxed way to kick off Monterey Classic Car Week, with much of the tree-lined downtown closed off for anything but the most special collector cars. Ocean Avenue was packed with spectators for Tuesday’s free concours, now in its eighth year, which brings out everything from rare European and […]

By August 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →