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Aston racer, Stirling Moss’s own Porsche pace Bonhams sale at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Aston racer, Stirling Moss’s own Porsche pace Bonhams sale at Goodwood Festival of Speed

With a pre-war Aston Martin racer selling for more than $4.5 million and Stirling Moss’s own Porsche RS-61 Spyder going for nearly $3 million, Bonhams annual auction Friday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed posted some $26.75 million in total sales. “We’ve had another phenomenal sale at Goodwood with excellent figures achieved across the board […]

By June 27, 2015 Read More →
Classic cars rally across the United States in Great Race

Classic cars rally across the United States in Great Race

The 120 antique, vintage and classic cars taking part in the Great Race rolled into Winslow, Arizona, for a lunch break Thursday on their way to Santa Monica, California. The 2,000-mile, eight-day trek started out in Kirkwood, Missouri, on Route 66 and crossed Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico before stopping in Arizona.  The colorful band […]

By June 26, 2015 Read More →
Museums celebrate history, racing this weekend

Museums celebrate history, racing this weekend

This Saturday, June 27, Music City Dream Cars will be at the NCM (National Corvette Museum) Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, allowing enthusiasts to drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini on an autocross style track for $95. The program will be repeated July 11. Also at the NCM Motorsports Park, the National Automotive Sport […]

By June 26, 2015 Read More →
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

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 →