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Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

Memorable Maseratis on display in Modena exhibition

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati is being celebrated in grand style with a sweeping display of the historic marque’s most-significant automobiles at the spectacular Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy. Dubbed “the greatest exhibition of Maserati cars ever staged anywhere in the world,” the show traces the history of Maserati through its […]

By June 23, 2014 Read More →
Cole’s Monterey auction adds another historic Ferrari

Cole’s Monterey auction adds another historic Ferrari

How’s this for provenance? A Ferrari first raced by Carroll Shelby is being offered at auction for the first time in its 59-year history. The Ferrari is a 410 Sport (0592CM), one of four intended for the never-held 1955 Carrera Panamericana road race (thus the CM for Carrera Messicana in the serial number). The car […]

The Elegance at Hershey crowns the Mormon Meteor

The Elegance at Hershey crowns the Mormon Meteor

Fourth time was the charm for The Elegance At Hershey. The shaky weather that plagued the event every year stayed away this time. This year, show-day weather was as spectacular as the cars arrayed in the formal gardens behind the historic Hotel Hershey. The very select field of cars, just over 6o in total, covered […]

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 […]