Last week I wrote about the decisions I was making concerning the restoration of our 1961 Giulietta Sprint Speciale.
We need the car ready by the SCM 30th Anniversary Tour in July. Which means it should be on the road by the 1st of June to have time to shake it down before the tour.
Which further means that we need to start making decisions about the direction we want the restoration to take now.
Materials have to be Read More
ACC’s offices have been buzzing since the start of the new year. This is when we prep for our trip to Arizona and start building our plan for another issue of the magazine, which ships to press just after the close of the upcoming auctions.
This is one of my favorite times of year, as it’s when the Arizona auction houses all show off what’s coming to their sales. For them, this is the culmination of months of work, from Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
Here’s a quick list of Arizona auctions and their digital links:
Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for January 19-20 at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. Click here to view the online catalog.
Barrett-Jackson’s January 31-21 Scottsdale Auction is at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s online catalog.
RM Sotheby’s January 18-19 Arizona Auction is at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Read More
Jules Heumann, the co-chair of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for many years, died last week.
He was 93.
Heumann, one of the world’s great experts on Hispano-Suiza cars, joined forces with Lorin Tyron during the 1970s to revitalize the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — and make it the best concours in the world.
Many car collectors believe Heumann and Tyron saved the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Heumann was co-chair of the concours from 1972 through 1998. He served as Read More
To expand on the Group successful launch of Collezione, the newly dedicated department to classic and collector cars, Mattioli Automotive Group is now announcing its newest addition: Bacchelli & Villa. Founded in 1972, Bacchelli & Villa is one of the most prestigious and renowned restoration shops in the world. Specializing in Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, you will find Bacchelli & Villa a few miles drive, through scenic Italian countryside, from the Factory. There you will see skilled artisans working by Read More
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