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Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

You can call it the Bonhams Blockbuster: The British classic car and art auction house has announced that a Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the most valuable cars in the world, will be offered for sale at The Quail Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Only some 57 of the now-legendary cars were produced. […]

Maserati acclaimed best in show at Goodwood concours

Maserati acclaimed best in show at Goodwood concours

A Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta owned by Egon Zweimuller Jr. won best in show honors at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20th annualCartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance. The car also won the Coachbuilt Maserati class. Other class winners were: Vintage Voiturettes — 1925 Amilcar CGS owned by Keith Bowley Blown Away — Mercedes-Benz 500K […]

Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson Cup offers $100,000 in prizes for custom-car competitors at Hot August Nights

More than $100,000 in prizes is up for grabs in the second annual Barrett-Jackson Cup custom-car competition at Hot August Nights, the massive festival of American car culture in Reno, Nevada. Barrett-Jackson, which brings its high-energy classic car auction to the Nevada celebration for the second time   from July 31-August 2, says the Barrett-Jackson Cup […]

By June 30, 2014 Read More →
Mercedes brings out famed C111 experimental car for rally in the Austrian Alps

Mercedes brings out famed C111 experimental car for rally in the Austrian Alps

One of the world’s most famous experimental vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz C111, returns to the roads this week when Mercedes-Benz Classic enters one of its C111s in the Silvretta Classic, an Alpine rally in Austria. The automaker’s classic car branch also is sending a 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK and a 300 SL roadster to the event, along […]

‘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 […]