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  • A Weekend With The Gunnison Car Club +

    Once a year The Gunnison Car Club, under the able direction of Mike Callihan, takes over downtown Gunnison, Colorado, filling the streets with street rods, muscle cars, sports cars and pickups. This year the club selected me to receive The Lee Iacocca Award. Gunnison is 224 miles from the Denver International Airport Read More
  • Quick Takes from the Monterey Week +

    Driving up Highway 101 from Monterey to the San Francisco airport, it was clear that the ball was over. Instead of Monterey Car Week’s sea of candy-colored Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches, a swarm of Kias, Toyotas and Chevrolets peppered the landscape. An occasional modern Fiat 500 served as the token Read More
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Collector Car News

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  • Auctions America Offers 1929 Duesenberg Model J at Auburn Fall +

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    Monterey Car Week is over, and the last gavel has dropped, but auction companies continue to bring together buyers and sellers behind the scenes. Here are the preliminary numbers that have been confirmed so far: RM Sotheby's reported Monterey sales exceeding $172.7m — an increase of 20% over last year's Monterey Read More
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  • Monterey Star Cars — Final Countdown +

    The Monterey auction action gets rolling in a matter of days. Here is our final star car roundup: Bonhams has consigned a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta for their Carmel sale, taking place August 14 (pictured above; Bonhams estimate: $9m–$12m). View all the current Bonhams consignments here. RM Sothebys offers a 1960 Read More
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husky400_600-1This past Saturday Bonhams & Butterfields sold actor Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross motorcycle – a machine identical to the one he famously rode shirtless on the cover of Sports Illustrated – for a new world record at $144,500.

The magic of McQueen, as well as machinery from BMW and consignments from the Guggenheim Museum were among the highlights of Bonhams’ third annual spring motorcycle sale in Carmel, California.

A 1925 BMW R32, an early and very rare motorcycle from the Bavarian Motor Works that would become the blueprint for all subsequent BMWs, made $139,000 – what is believed to be a new world record for the model.
The two iconic Harley-Davidson Easy Rider replicas, “Captain America” and “Billy Bike,” owned by the Guggenheim Museum and displayed in their seminal Art of the Motorcycle exhibit went for $52,650 and $24,570 respectively. The proceeds from this sale will support art acquisitions by the museum.

The top selling lots at this year’s sale sold to a truly international audience with winning bids coming from South America, the United Kingdom and South East Asia, confirming the truly global reach of Bonhams within this competitive market place.

“Buyers kept us on our toes at the telephone bidding bank from where bids were relayed to CEO and auctioneer Malcolm Barber,” says Mark Osborne, Head of Bonhams’ US Motoring Department. “Increments were jumped as passionate collectors clamored for the choicest offerings, creating a buzz and applause from the auction room.”
Following Bonhams’ highly successful January motorcycle sale in Las Vegas, this May auction in Carmel demonstrated once again the strength in high-end collectors’ motorcycles and served as the perfect forum at which to announce Bonhams’ newest offering: the first live motorcycle auction to be held during August’s Pebble Beach Car Week. Even more newsworthy, the lead motorcycle consigned to this upcoming summer sale is none other than the 1954 AJS E95 ‘Porcupine,’ whose estimate is $750,000.

Sales results, descriptions and images
of each lot from Saturday’s sale in Carmel are available by going to http://www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19391/.

Further information about Bonhams’ sale of exceptional motorcycles and motorcars in August during Pebble Beach Car Week can be found by going to: http://www.bonhams.com/quail.

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