Month: March 2020

09: Jakob Greisen

Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The […]

Concours Corner: Coronavirus Updates

Keels & Wheels Reschedules The 25th Annual Keels & Wheels is now scheduled for October 17-18, 2020. Keels & Wheels was originally set for May 2-3, but organizers postponed the party because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The 11th Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked is also postponed. It will now […]

From the Auction Desk: Thin on the Ground

I was really looking forward to Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale at the Somerset House in London, U.K. It was due to hammer tomorrow, April 1 in London. That would have been the first international sale that Gooding took on during my time here at SCM. It’s […]

Nissan Skyline, Nissan Figaro, Honda Civic CVCC

1976 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX #28804. S/N KGC110XXX862. Unknown kilometers. “2.8-L L28 (block N42, head N42), Solex 44 carburetors, Takoashi exhaust, Kameari ignition box, stainless-steel muffler, fiberglass hood, Skyline R32 GTR seats, Hayashi Street wheels.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT ¥4,000,000 ($39,100). Yahoo Auctions, 12/8/2019. Brian’s take: After being disappointed that […]

1978 Volkswagen Combi Type 2 Campmobile

Chassis number: 2382043540 SCM Condition for this car: 1- A couple of years ago, I spotted a mid-1970s Volkswagen camper van with a big sticker across the back that read, “HILLS ARE HARD.” With a whopping 70 horsepower pushing that brick up a grade, the sticker was a bit of an […]

08: Simon Kidston

Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale […]

Concours Corner: Greenbrier Concours Rescheduled

The 2020 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance has been moved to September 4-6, 2020. The concours was originally scheduled for May 1-3. Concours organizers said they are following guidelines to protect people during the Coronavirus Pandemic. “With all that is happening across our nation, it was clear that it wouldn’t be prudent […]