Month: October 2019

From Auction House to Courthouse

Falcon Woods LLC, a Nevis, West Indies, limited-liability company, was about to cut a fat hog. It had consigned its 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT coupe, chassis number 0379GT, to Gooding & Company for its 2018 Scottsdale auction. The estimated sales price for Lot 116 was $1.6m to $2m. Just […]

Hands-On Experience

I first met Gary Bartlett at a small gathering of Americans participating in the Mille Miglia in 1992. We were in the small town of Soragna, near Brescia, Italy. Longtime SCMer Joe Tomasetti organized the dinner. This was before the “MM” became a bucket-list event for wealthy enthusiasts from all over […]

Bee-Stung: Datsun B-210

The Datsun B-210 was the right car at the right time. In mid-1973, the OPEC embargo had Americans lining up around the block for gas. The beastly muscle cars of the late 1960s were too thirsty, and the latest replacements from Detroit were strangled and listless. As if on cue, […]

Inaugural Audrain Concours a Huge Success

Newport, Rhode Island is synonymous with history, luxury and sport. It is home to the first U.S. Tennis Championship, the first international polo match and has been a central part of the America’s Cup. Nothing is more luxurious than the sprawling mansions — referred to as “cottages’ by their initial […]

13th Annual RM Auctions Hershey Sale Totals $15.6 Million

The Merrick Auto Museum Collection sale sold at no reserve for $4 million, leading RM Auctions’ October 10-11 Hershey Auction to a $15.6 million total. The Merrick Auto Museum Collection was more than 100 Brass Era, high-wheeler and pre-war cars. High sale from the collection was a 1925 Duesenberg Model […]

Keith’s Blog: A New Kind of Car Event

The celebrity-driven Lifestyle Weekend is emerging as a new wave of car events. I’m just returning from the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, where the backdrop of downtown Chattanooga, a 1.5 mile flat-out time trial against the clock along the Tennessee River and various celebrity panels provided three full days of […]

Keith’s Blog: “While You’re in There”

Fixing cars on the cheap never works out well. I was in a planning meeting for the 2020 SCM 1000, and a serious question came up — how many mechanics do we need? The 2020 SCM 1000 has a spectacular route that includes Mount St. Helens and the Oregon Coast […]