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Detroit’s concours promises to rev up its show field

Detroit’s concours promises to rev up its show field

If you want stodgy, you might want to steer clear of the Concours d’Elegance of America later this month. Oh, sure, the 300-vehicle showcase will include the usual array of American and European classics. And, yes, there will be an entire class of Model J Duesenbergs. This being Detroit’s own concours, there also will be […]

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a special class dedicated to the Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright, has announced the entry for the January 11, 2015, event of a rare piece of motoring history from the intriguing life of the famed architect The 1937 AC 16/80 “Ace” roadster that was owned and […]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys of Kensington celebrated its return to motorcycle auctions by breaking two world records Friday at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom, one for a brawny American classic and the other for a petite Italian road racer. The 1931 Indian four-cylinder that served as the auction’s featured lot eclipsed previous records with a result of […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →
Hagerty pumps 1,400 gallons into more than 200 classics at rollback prices

Hagerty pumps 1,400 gallons into more than 200 classics at rollback prices

The folks from Hagerty Classic Car Magazine pumped more than 1,400 gallons of gasoline into more than 200 classic cars Friday morning as part of the national Collector Car Appreciation Day celebration. “National Collector Car Appreciation Day is a great way for us to celebrate our belief that ‘Life’s Better in a Classic,’’ said McKeel […]

By July 11, 2014 Read More →
Hagerty rolls back gasoline prices for Collector Car Appreciation Day

Hagerty rolls back gasoline prices for Collector Car Appreciation Day

If you have a classic car that’s at least 25 years of age or older, and if it is at all possible, you want to be at the Mobil gas station at 36101 Woodward Avenue in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham between 7 and 10 a.m. Friday. Why? Because it’s national Collector Car Appreciation Day […]

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 454 is a true holy grail of the muscle-car era, a one-year-only confluence of ingredients that produced the mightiest Chevelle ever as the decade of unbridled performance drew to a close. Powered by a race-bred 454 cid big block V8 with an advertised 450 horsepower, though contemporary test drivers […]

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

A vast collection of 5,000 vintage photographs chronicling “the golden age of British motoring” has been added to the Motoring Picture Library’s website for public view and purchase. The images from the National Motor Museum Trust’s Bill Brunell Photographic Collection are now available at www.motoringpicturelibrary.com. They include many striking images of motorsports competition from the 1920s […]

Bonhams confirms Amelia Island auction in 2015 at Fernandina Beach golf course

Bonhams confirms Amelia Island auction in 2015 at Fernandina Beach golf course

Although it has yet to make a formal announcement, Bonhams has confirmed to ClassicCars.com that it will stage a classic car auction next year as part of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend. The Fernandina Observer newspaper has reported the auction will take place March 10-12, 2015, on the grounds of the Fernandina Beach municipal […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Among the many beautiful and wildly valuable vintage Ferraris that will be up for auction next month on the Monterey Peninsula is Mecum Auctions’ terrific headliner, a rare 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider with an evocative racing history and back story. Built for the rigors of endurance racing, the V12-powered Ferrari 375 MM is also […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s third Le Mans Classic auction resulted in an 82-percent sell-through and total sales of $18,031,885, some $2 million more than pre-auction expectations. Held in conjunction with the Le Mans vintage racing weekend, the sale featured two vehicles that sold for more than $1 million each — a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster went for […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →