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Wagon and woodie museum goes to auction: An Eye Candy gallery

Wagon and woodie museum goes to auction: An Eye Candy gallery

Photos by Larry Edsall Don Mitchell is the automaker you’ve likely never heard of, and after the contents of the Mitchell Car Museum are sold at auction Wednesday, you may never hear of him again. That’s a pity, because Don Mitchell is responsible for many things, including those wonderful woodies that classic car enthusiasts so […]

By August 17, 2014 Read More →
With a day to go, Monterey auctions already exceed 2013 sales figures

With a day to go, Monterey auctions already exceed 2013 sales figures

With a day to go and two auctions to complete, the classic car sales on the Monterey Peninsula already have exceeded 2013 figures. A year ago, total sales for all auctions were $302 million. Through Saturday evening this year, total sales are $352.4 million, according to figures compiled by Hagerty Insurance, which monitors each auction […]

By August 17, 2014 Read More →
Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

Another eight-figure sale at Monterey, this time at RM; Bonhams auction totals more than $100 million

The classic car auctions taking place on the Monterey Peninsula enjoyed another eight-figure sale Friday with more than another two dozen seven-figure transactions as Bonhams wrapped up its auction, Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele continued, and RM opened bidding at its venue. Bidding also is underway at the Rick Cole Auction, where the bidding, […]

By August 16, 2014 Read More →
Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Motorcycle, Tiger top sales as Mecum, Russo and Steele start their Monterey auctions

Bonhams sale of 10 Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso museum collection for $66 million certainly was the big auction news generated Thursday on the Monterey Peninsula, but Mecum Auctions and Russo and Steele also opened the bidding at their respective sales. Hagerty Insurance staffs each of the Monterey auctions and provides a daily statistical summary […]

By August 15, 2014 Read More →
A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

A Pope visits the Carmel Mission Classic

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is a natural and spiritually beautiful mission in Carmel, California. Its Basilica Church is a registered National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the Mission. There is a fine collection of Spanish colonial liturgical art and artifacts displayed through the church, which has 34 reredos and 5-foot thick walls […]

By August 14, 2014 Read More →
Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

Carmel Concours starts Monterey classic car festivities

The Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue is a relaxed way to kick off Monterey Classic Car Week, with much of the tree-lined downtown closed off for anything but the most special collector cars. Ocean Avenue was packed with spectators for Tuesday’s free concours, now in its eighth year, which brings out everything from rare European and […]

By August 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Private collection cars going to RM auction in November

Yes, it’s Monterey week, and while everyone’s attention may be focused on the northern California peninsula, the classic car calendar continues beyond this week. For example, RM and Auctions America have announced the sale of more than 130 cars from the collection of Ford megadealer Sam Pack. The auction is scheduled for November 14-15 in […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Earliest road-going 300 SL Gullwing, ex-Briggs Cunningham, goes to Gooding auction

Earliest road-going 300 SL Gullwing, ex-Briggs Cunningham, goes to Gooding auction

One of the most-significant and earliest Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwings goes to auction this week in Pebble Beach as Gooding & Company offers the first road-going 300 SL provided to a customer. That customer was none other than renowned American gentleman racer and competition-car builder Briggs Cunningham. Ahead of the car’s launch, Mercedes-Benz made arrangements […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →
Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Stradale Collection offering cars and motorcycles at Silverstone’s Salon Prive auction

Henry Pearman has collected quite the reputation within the classic car community by not only specializing in Jaguar E-types, but by updating several dozen of them so they perform like more modern sports cars. At the same time, Pearman has collected quite a few classic cars of various marques, several of which he’ll offer at […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s annual classic motorcycle show for 2014 will feature Vincent/HRD, Brough Superior and pre-1974 250cc-and-under bikes. The show runs from August 16 through September 12 at the museum in Philadelphia. The bikes then head for another display, this one at the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance on September 14. Vincent, […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →