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‘Fearsome Four-Nine’ Ferrari brings awesome $18.3 million at Bonhams Goodwood sale

‘Fearsome Four-Nine’ Ferrari brings awesome $18.3 million at Bonhams Goodwood sale

Goodwood has its Festival of Speed. Bonhams has its Festival of Bidding. And the bidding was intense Friday as bidders escalated the numbers until the “Fearsome Four-Nine,” a 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus, sold for a very significant $18.2 million (including buyer’s premium). That car accounted for nearly half of the sale’s total of $38.4 million. The […]

Corvette museum may put two damaged cars back into the sinkhole for display

Corvette museum may put two damaged cars back into the sinkhole for display

After considering three options, the board of directors of the National Corvette Museum decided Wednesday to keep open for viewing a small portion of the sinkhole that swallowed eight cars in the Skydome in February. The other options were to fill the hole and replace the entire floor to return the Skydome to its pre-hole […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

Bloomington Gold show revels in Corvette glory

The Bloomington Gold Corvette Show has seen plenty of changes since it started in 1973, especially in recent years, but it has kept the faith through the decades as an unmitigated celebration of Chevrolet’s fiberglass sports car. During that time, the longest running Corvette show in the country has become synonymous with Corvette excellence, featuring […]

National Automobile Museum torched by arsonist, suspect held

National Automobile Museum torched by arsonist, suspect held

Police have arrested a suspect in the arson fire at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada, where there was damage to the lobby as well as to an Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom trike that was on display. Timothy Gray, 47, is being held by Reno police on suspicion of setting the museum fire as […]

Ever heard of a charabanc?

Ever heard of a charabanc?

We tend to think we know a lot about classic and historic vehicles around here, but we had to look this one up. What we found was that charabanc comes from the French phrase for carriage with wooden benches. But while the French may have invented such a thing, it was in England where they […]

By June 25, 2014 Read More →
Porsche 917K from film ‘Le Mans’ in Gooding auction

Porsche 917K from film ‘Le Mans’ in Gooding auction

The stars are aligned. One of the world’s most-desirable vintage race cars is heading to auction at Pebble Beach with near-mythical provenance. Gooding and Company announced Monday that a 1969 Porsche 917K in full Gulf livery will go on sale at its August 16-17 auction that coincides with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But this […]

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati is being celebrated in grand style with a sweeping display of the historic marque’s most-significant automobiles at the spectacular Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. Dubbed “the greatest exhibition of Maserati cars ever staged anywhere in the world,” the show traces the history of Maserati through its […]

By June 23, 2014 Read More →
Cole’s Monterey auction adds another historic Ferrari

Cole’s Monterey auction adds another historic Ferrari

How’s this for provenance? A Ferrari first raced by Carroll Shelby is being offered at auction for the first time in its 59-year history. The Ferrari is a 410 Sport (0592CM), one of four intended for the never-held 1955 Carrera Panamericana road race (thus the CM for Carrera Messicana in the serial number). The car […]

The Elegance at Hershey crowns the Mormon Meteor

The Elegance at Hershey crowns the Mormon Meteor

Fourth time was the charm for The Elegance At Hershey. The shaky weather that plagued the event every year stayed away this time. This year, show-day weather was as spectacular as the cars arrayed in the formal gardens behind the historic Hotel Hershey. The very select field of cars, just over 6o in total, covered […]

Bulgari ‘jewels’ on display through July 6 at Simeone museum

Bulgari ‘jewels’ on display through July 6 at Simeone museum

Through July 6, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia features a display titled the, “Jewels of the Bulgari Collection.” The display includes 12 select cars from the collection of Nicola Bulgari, whose name graces a family business that has rightly gained the reputation as the world’s foremost purveyors of fine jewelry. Nicola Bulagri has […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →