There’s been a lot written about the demise of swap meets. We’ve all heard how the Internet is now the quick-and-easy way to find and or sell what you need.
However, the human factor is overlooked in all this. Just as I believe land-based auctions are a way for like-minded enthusiasts to come together, so are swap meets.
Every year, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, classic car owners all over the Portland area fire up their cars before the sun and head to the east side of town for an early morning gathering. This is where the Portland Transmission show kicks off the car show season, sprawling across a big chunk of the inner southeast portion of the city.
There’s always a bunch of great stuff at this event — from Gassers to Model Ts, military vehicles, 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
The 35th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Porsche on June 10 at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO.
Almost 500 rare vehicles from regional car clubs are expected at this year’s show. Some of the star cars are:
- A 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante
- A 1973 Porsche 911 RSR
- A 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder
- A 2017 Ford GT
Admission is $10 at the gate. Admission is Read More
Rainy weather in the Amelia Island area has prompted several changes to this weekend’s schedule.
RM Sotheby’s has moved its auction to Friday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Preview times are Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until sale time. For more information, click here.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has moved to Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. The concours will take place alongside Saturday’s Cars & Coffee event. Learn more here.
With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.
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