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Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction

Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction

John Kraman says there’s a bittersweet aspect to the way his employer, Mecum Auctions, has been successful in selling cars and motorcycles from large collections. “There’s a success and buzz that comes with selling a collection in the auction environment,” said Kraman, director of consignments at Mecum Auctions. “It seems to be a bit of […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →
Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit

Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit

Twenty of the world’s greatest supercars will be on display April 4-19 in a special exhibit at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, featuring an international selection from the US, Italy, England, Germany and Japan. “Supercars at the Simeone Museum” will highlight high-performance road-going sports cars from the ’90s through today by Lamborghini, McLaren, […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort

Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort

Bonhams staged its second sale at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Saturday, with total sales of 13 million euro, a million more than the inaugural sale there last summer. That 13 million euro figure is today’s equivalent of $14.16 million, which is less than the $16 million figure we reported for the inaugural sale in July. […]

By March 28, 2015 Read More →
Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America, a division of RM Sotheby’s, has come a long way since it started, but even though it has an increasing number of high-dollar collector cars at its auctions, it still has cars that are not stratospheric in price and therefore available to the average collector. The Fort Lauderdale sale this weekend has more […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

The 21st annual Hot Rod Power Tour travels this year from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 6-12. Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Continental Tire, the tour includes nearly 6,000 participants and perhaps 100,000 spectators along the route. All makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars and performance machines […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
La Jolla honors coachbuilt cars and retiring chief judge

La Jolla honors coachbuilt cars and retiring chief judge

Coachbuilt cars of the 1930s and ‘40s are the featured categories for the 11th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, which also will salute Dr. Cy Conrad, who is retiring as the concours’ chief judge after the event. Conrad has been a concours judge for more than 45 years, and chief judge for 36 years at […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Volo museum hosts superhero night charity event

Volo museum hosts superhero night charity event

The Volo Auto Museum, along with Costumers With a Cause, is opening its doors west of Chicago for an after-hours night at the museum. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 3, attendees will be greeted and able to walk around with their favorite super heroes and comic book characters. All money raised will go […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Chevy Suburban: The workhorse turns 80

Chevy Suburban: The workhorse turns 80

The Chevrolet Suburban strikes deep in the heart of Texas, where more of these full-size SUVs are sold than in any other state in the union. So it is only appropriate that the 10 millionth vehicle built at the Arlington Assembly Plant near Dallas should be a 2015 Suburban. The longtime favorite of soccer moms, […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
LeMay readies for fourth annual vintage motorcycle meet

LeMay readies for fourth annual vintage motorcycle meet

“The Meet,” to be held August 22 at the Haub Family Field at the Le May museum, “is the go-to vintage bike event in the Northwest,” said museum president and CEO David Madeira. The Meet, also known as the Vintage Motorcycle Festival, is one of five annual signature events at America’s Car Museum. The fourth […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
Charlotte AutoFair to celebrate Dodge centennial

Charlotte AutoFair to celebrate Dodge centennial

The centennial of the Dodge brand will be celebrated April 9-12 at the AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be home to more than a dozen historic models representing each decade Dodge has been in production. Some of the featured vehicles include a 1923 Dodge/Graham truck, 1951 Power Wagon, 1996 […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →