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Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

The Classic Car Bookshelf Classic Car Auction Yearbook: 2013-2014 By Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi Published 2014 Publisher Historica Selecta Format Hardcover Pages 392 ISBN 9788896232064 Purchase Amazon In the past year — and for the first time — the sale of classic cars at major auctions around the world exceeded $1 billion — yes, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

I was following a low, curvaceous Maserati race car through the woods of Pebble Beach when a break in traffic allowed the driver to pick up the pace on the winding two-lane road. The bright-red sports racer echoed with an intoxicating roar as he stepped on the gas and shifted through the gears of the […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary results show sales of $399 million at the five traditionally conducted classic car auctions this weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. However, Hagerty Insurance, which monitors the auctions and provides preliminary numbers to the media, notes, “It is important to point out that there were a handful of significant no-sale’s from Sunday at Gooding that […]

By August 18, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

For the uninitiated, a classic car auction can seem a confusing array of fast-paced bidding and auctioneer harangues, plus mysterious tactics by veteran buyers and sellers, sometimes with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. A new reality series, Mecum Dealmakers, premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. (Eastern time) on NBCSN, is designed to take the […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Retromobile classic car fest opens in Paris

Retromobile classic car fest opens in Paris

Retromobile, the sweeping annual classic car festival in Paris, opens its doors today with more than 400 exhibitors, three major auctions, collector cars and automobilia for sale, and with many special features, including 15 magnificent maharaja cars of India, a display dedicated to Italian automaker Lancia, and the sights and sounds of early land-speed-record race […]

By February 5, 2014 Read More →
Strong Arizona auctions set the stage for solid 2014

Strong Arizona auctions set the stage for solid 2014

Arizona auction week started off the 2014 collector-car calendar with a bang. The six auctions sold 2,312 vehicles for a total of nearly $249 million and an average price of $107,096, all significant gains over 2013 results. The premium auction houses – RM, Gooding and Bonhams – stepped up with great collections of cars, and […]

By January 23, 2014 Read More →
Mecum heads into final days of huge Florida auction

Mecum heads into final days of huge Florida auction

  Mecum’s massive classic-car auction at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., continues through Sunday, Jan. 26, with more than 3,000 cars, trucks, motorcycles and what-have-you offered during the nine-day super sale. There were also more than 3,000 pieces of automobilia to be sold. Highlighted by an enviable collection of Corvettes – including a couple […]

By January 23, 2014 Read More →
Top 10 classic car auction highlights of 2013

Top 10 classic car auction highlights of 2013

Soon, we’ll start previewing the upcoming Arizona Auction Week events and the highlights of consignments at the various venues. But before we look ahead to 2014, we need to check the rearview mirrors and do a little review of the classic car auction year 2013. We’re limiting this top-10 list to auctions held in North […]

By December 17, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Preview provides perspective on Arizona Auction Week

Preview provides perspective on Arizona Auction Week

Will you be in Arizona in January for the classic car auctions? If so, the Phoenix Automotive Press Association hopes to provide you with a way to sort through the half-dozen auctions taking place at locations in three cities in the Valley of the Sun. For the fifth year in a row, the local auto […]

By December 16, 2013 1 Comment Read More →