Month: February 2020

04: Donald Osborne

Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, author, concours judge, and a writer. As an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) member of the American Society of Appraisers, he has worked for clients across the world on the acquisition, sale, and valuation of classic vehicles, traveling the US and Europe attending major […]

Concours Corner: Amelia Island — At Last!

The 2020 Concours Season is about to kick into high gear with the March 5-8 Amelia Island Concours. Concours admission is $125 — if you purchase online through March 7. Tickets purchased at the gate on Concours Sunday are $150. Click here to buy tickets. Here are some do-not-miss highlights: […]

From The Auction Desk: Steve McQueen Stuff at Amelia Island

The Amelia Island auctions are a little over two weeks away. There will be hundreds of cars to bid on, but only one auction will have more than a few pieces of automobilia on offer. Bonhams, as of this writing, is offering 31 lots of automobilia/gimmicks on Florida’s northernmost island. […]

Keith’s Blog: Jaguar or Mercedes?

My adventures with the 1965 Volvo 122S continue. I am thoroughly enjoying being back behind the wheel of a vintage vehicle. The joy of driving a classic sports car reminds me of why I started SCM 32 years ago. It also reminds me of how many stories you readers have […]

Are You Ready for Amelia?

Amelia Island starts next week. Are you ready for the auctions? Check out the latest digital catalogs here: Gooding & Company Amelia Island RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Russo and Steele Cancels 2020 Amelia Island Auction

Russo and Steele has canceled their March 10-12 Amelia Island Auction. The auction was canceled this year because of problems with the site at the City of Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, said Ty Woodhall, Russo and Steele marketing director. Russo and Steele is working with the city to improve the […]

The “Bullitt” Mustang Thrills Again

The iconic Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that co-starred with Steve McQueen in the car-chase movie classic “Bullitt” sold for $3.74 million at Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee, FL, auction in January. This sale was the culmination of an extensive, sometimes heart-rending story that is like something from the golden age […]

Going for the Bliss

So, imagine being 32 years old and spending most of your time immersed in great cars, seeing the greatest cars on the planet — and driving them every now and then. Jealous? Yeah, we are too. But Gooding & Company Car Specialist Angus Dykman chose to follow his bliss, and […]

Datsun 240Z, Nissan Skyline, Toyota Hilux

1971 Datsun 240Z #21750. S/N HLS3004684. 21,750 miles. “Original L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual gearbox, single-family-owned through 2019, Racing Green over brown vinyl, paint meter readings of 2–5 mils, new Vredestein tires, recent carb tune and oil change, original window sticker, spare parts.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $310,000. Bring A […]