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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 →
Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts a celebration day for the cars of Italy

The 100th anniversary of Maserati and a tribute to everything Italian will be celebrated at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, August 15, including special benefits for drivers of all Italian cars. Maserati is the featured marque for the 2014 Motorsports Reunion, which will host an expected 550 […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →
Mecum’s first Seattle auction goes large with top-dog Hemi ’Cuda sale

Mecum’s first Seattle auction goes large with top-dog Hemi ’Cuda sale

The stunning, record-setting sale of a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible for $3.5 million was a strong highlight for Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction this past weekend. Total sales reached $15,125,097 (including auction fees) with 322 of the 618 collector cars hammered sold. Mecum Auctions inaugural Seattle sale at a glance Total sales $15.1 million Catalog […]

Artcurial lines up LeMans 24-hour racers, Solo Lancia group for auction

Artcurial lines up LeMans 24-hour racers, Solo Lancia group for auction

Now that the 24 Hours of LeMans is finished for another year, we can turn our attention to the Le Mans Classic, a vintage racing weekend July 4-6 that will include some 500 historic racing cars and the third annual Artcurial LeMans Classic auction. “LeMans Classic is a major international event that pays tribute to […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Porsche launches its own special motor-oil brand for classic air-cooled engines

Porsche launches its own special motor-oil brand for classic air-cooled engines

Right from the beginning, Porsche’s air-cooled engines gained a reputation for sturdiness and reliability. But a crucial part of the formula was always the quality of the motor oil, which helped keep the engines cool as well as lubricating them. Modern lightweight, high-detergent motor oils are designed for the needs of today’s engines, but fall […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Oscar India? 007 would like codename for car being offered at Russo and Steele at Newport Beach

Oscar India? 007 would like codename for car being offered at Russo and Steele at Newport Beach

Oscar India is not a city on the Asian subcontinent, nor a character in some Bond, James Bond movie. It’s the nickname for a group of 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage automobiles, one of which will be offered at Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach auction June 18-21. The Aston is among a group of four […]

By June 16, 2014 Read More →
Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

An exceptionally rare and original 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 4-speed convertible soared to a record-breaking sale with a winning bid of $3.5 million Saturday at Mecum’s first Seattle auction. In about eight minutes of heated phone bidding, with the seller standing on stage and holding fast to his reserve price, the authentically restored muscle car […]

Pebble Beach Concours adds 2 new classic car events

Pebble Beach Concours adds 2 new classic car events

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has added two new events to its already busy calendar for Pebble Beach Automotive Week on the Monterey Peninsula in August – the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and the Pebble Beach Classic Car Expo. With 2014 marking the 64th year of California’s world-famous Pebble Beach Concours, the new events […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

Eighty years after a 1934 Talbot won the original event, a 1934 Talbot 105 Alpine scored the victory in the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial, a 600-mile test in the shadows of Europe’s Monte Blanc. The course included the historic the Route Des Grande Alpes and the Col De La Colombiere. The British team […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

We’ve all seen motorcycle “projects” stored  in various boxes, a wheel here, gas tank over there, the engine propped up against the wall. Generally speaking, this can be a fine way to obtain a bike that you otherwise could not afford in one piece. You just have to put it all together. Of course, we’re […]

By June 12, 2014 Read More →