Month: March 2020

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 […]

From the Auction Desk: Cancellations and Postponements

This week takes away even more auctions. Mecum issued this announcement: “In accordance with the CDC’s recommendation to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, we will be rescheduling our March and April events. The March Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic Tractor Auction and the Houston […]

From the Auction Desk: Is Summer Here Yet?

Who else enjoyed a raucous night on Saint Patrick’s Day at home? Anyone, anyone, anyone? Maybe the bars/pubs/lounges are still open in your area, and you had a chance at some normalcy in these odd times. You’re not going to find any sense of that in the auction calendar. In […]

Jim’s Blog: Spinning the Great Cancellation

Auctions, shows, events, museums. Seems like everything is cancelled, postponed or closed. It’s for the best, but that doesn’t change the shocking nature of it all.  However, while the stock market seems to be getting worse by the day, I don’t think value sentiment has changed much in the collector […]

07: Donnie Gould

Donnie Gould has been a car specialist and partner at RM Sotheby’s since 2002. He has had more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industry and his vast knowledge of classic cars stems from his learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first […]

From the Auction Desk: Cars in the Time of Coronavirus

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte. What a week it’s been. From RM Auctions moving their Palm Beach sale to the Internet — and Barrett-Jackson just postponing their Palm Beach sale by six months — the immediate auction calendar took a major body blow. The subsequent recommendations from the Federal Centers […]

Keith’s Blog: Stay Home and Plan

We are in uncharted waters. No one can predict what the next weeks or month will bring. It’s a time of uncertainty for all of us. I suggest we all use this quiet time to chart out the next decade with our cars. Look at all the activities you are […]