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Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

Breaking news! Sotheby’s acquires 25 percent interest in RM Auctions

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s are moving from joint-venture to full partnership with Sotheby’s taking a 25 percent financial interest in the classic car auction house founded and led by Rob Myers. Sotheby’s, established in England in 1744 and the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has an option to increase its ownership […]

By February 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Rogers museum sale first of two big private-collection auctions for Mecum in Las Vegas

Rogers museum sale first of two big private-collection auctions for Mecum in Las Vegas

During his 75 years on the planet, Jim Rogers: Founded the Sunbelt Communications media company, which became Intermountain West Communications and, among other things, owned the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas; Donated $137 million to his own alma mater, the University of Arizona law school; Donated another $28.5 million to the law school of the […]

By February 17, 2015 6 Comments Read More →
AACA Museum celebrates the Lotus position

AACA Museum celebrates the Lotus position

Lotus Cars has been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design and technology since 1948. Much like Ferrari, Lotus was a company run by a racing-mad genius, in the case of the British marquee, Colin Chapman. His philosophy was one of building the lightest and most efficient cars possible, sometimes at the expense of […]

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Simeone Museum offers a series of automotive photography classes

Simeone Museum offers a series of automotive photography classes

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum launches a nine-part series Saturday focused on photographing the automobile. The series, The Foundations of Photography Study Series, features photographers Andrew Taylor and Michael Furman, both well-known for their photography of classic cars. Each session is to run two hours, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and will be held […]

By February 17, 2015 Read More →
Andy Reid joins the blog as East Coast Editor

Andy Reid joins the blog as East Coast Editor

Well-known car collector, concours judge and writer Andy Reid has joined ClassicCars.com as East Coast Editor for the blog. Reid was only 15 years old when he bought his first car, a 1968 Fiat 124, and it wasn’t long before he squandered his college fund on a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he […]

By February 16, 2015 Read More →
Join the ClassicCars.com RM Auction preview tour at Amelia Island

Join the ClassicCars.com RM Auction preview tour at Amelia Island

For those fortunate Classiccars.com Blog readers who plan to attend the annual collector car weekend at Amelia Island, Florida, in mid-March his year, you’ll want to be sure to catch up with auction analyst, sports car expert and ClassicCars.com Blog East Coast Editor Andy Reid during one of his auction tours. Andy has been attending these events for […]

By February 16, 2015 Read More →
ZR1 ‘Blue Devil’ restored, returns to National Corvette Museum

ZR1 ‘Blue Devil’ restored, returns to National Corvette Museum

One year after it was among eight cars swallowed by the sinkhole that opened beneath the Skydome, the 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” was fully restored and back at the National Corvette Museum. “General Motors came forward the day after the sinkhole collapse and offered their support in restoring the cars,” said Wendell Strode, the museum’s […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
Retromobile auctions total $99.5 million

Retromobile auctions total $99.5 million

Bonhams has totaled up the sales figures for its recent Paris auction. Adding its nearly $25.4-million sale to the $52.2 million generated at Articurial and the $22 million at RM, total sales for the three auctions held in conjunction with Retromobile totaled some $99.5 million. That figure is a stunning $19 million more than what […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
Leake Auction Co. honors its founder with new special sales series

Leake Auction Co. honors its founder with new special sales series

Last fall, and after seeing the success Barrett-Jackson had with its high-end Salon Collection/5000 Series, Leake Auction Company added what it called its Platinum Series to showcase select cars for its classic car sale in Dallas. “It was wildly successful,” said Richard Sevenoaks, Leake president, who noted that six of the 10 Platinum vehicles sold, […]

By February 13, 2015 Read More →
Desert Concorso gets new home, date and partner

Desert Concorso gets new home, date and partner

Desert Concorso has found a new home, a new date and a new partner for its second classic and exotic car showcase. The first Desert Concorso, staged by the same people who do the Concorso Italiano on the Monterey Peninsula in August, was held in the early spring of 2014 at a golf resort in Palm […]

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