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Moss, Masha and the launch of a motorsports art career

Moss, Masha and the launch of a motorsports art career

Fourteen months ago, Masha Pasichnyk flew from her native Ukraine to the United States on a one-way ticket. “I didn’t have money for the ticket back,” said the young artist who Thursday evening sat next to Stirling Moss in the Penkse Motorsports Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they signed prints of her portrait of Moss […]

By January 9, 2015 Read More →
Ferrari will be featured marque at Pebble Beach

Ferrari will be featured marque at Pebble Beach

Last summer, a Ferrari became the first post-war car in many decades to drive off with the best of show honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2015, Ferrari will be the featured marquee at the 65th annual event held on the 18th fairway overlooking the famed bay. “Our plans to feature Ferrari have […]

By January 9, 2015 Read More →
Featured classic cars at Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Featured classic cars at Arizona Concours d’Elegance

The second-annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance kicks off the Valley of the Sun’s famous Classic Car Week with an array of rare and exceptional automobiles displayed on the inner lawns of the landmark Arizona Biltmore resort this Sunday. The exquisite group of 90 cars will compete for prizes in 17 classes as well as vying for […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →
Sensational Shelbys in Arizona auction spotlight

Sensational Shelbys in Arizona auction spotlight

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions In this series of Arizona classic car auction previews, we’re trying not to duplicate the stories we’ve been sharing recently in the run up to the sale of the Ron Pratte’s collection at Barrett-Jackson. But today we have little other option, since […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Stephen King’s 1982 novel and subsequent movie, both titled “Christine,” were about a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury with a mind of its […]

By January 6, 2015 Read More →
Mecum to auction 750 motorcycles in Vegas

Mecum to auction 750 motorcycles in Vegas

The largest Mecum MidAmerica motorcycle auction, with more than 750 antique and collector bikes coming up for sale, takes place January 8-10 at the South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. Everything from Harleys to Hondas, Triumphs to Moto Guzzis, and ranging from early 20th Century motorbikes to classic performance and racing machines […]

By January 2, 2015 Read More →
Rare British bikes highlight Bonhams motorcycle sale

Rare British bikes highlight Bonhams motorcycle sale

Bonhams holds its fifth annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 8 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, offering around 230 American, Japanese and European two-wheelers as well as a selection of vintage motorcycle posters, parts and collector’s items. The headliner is a group of rare British bikes from the collection of Vincent motorcycle expert Herb […]

By January 2, 2015 Read More →
Famed Jaguar test engineer, driver Norman Dewis, 94, receives royal honor

Famed Jaguar test engineer, driver Norman Dewis, 94, receives royal honor

Legendary Jaguar test engineer and competition driver Norman Dewis has become a recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II “for services to the motor industry.” The distinguished British honor was announced Wednesday with the publication of the 2015 New Year’s Honours List, which names Dewis, a resident of Shropshire, England.  He makes […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
‘First rock’ cast as sinkhole fill-in is underway

‘First rock’ cast as sinkhole fill-in is underway

They cast the “first rock” Monday at the National Corvette Museum, where executive director Wendell Strode led a group hurling stones into the sinkhole beneath the museum’s Skydome. Strode inscribed his rock, “Awesome God, Everyone Safe,” before hurling it into the hole. “The good Lord let it happen,” Strode said before pitching his rock. “It […]

By December 30, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Blastolene B-702 roadster

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Blastolene B-702 roadster

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. The one-of-a-kind Blastolene B-702 Custom Roadster (Lot #2507) was designed and constructed in 2007 by the Blastolene team of Michael Leeds and […]

By December 28, 2014 Read More →