I question the wisdom of my own decision to leave quarantine, even if briefly.
Last weekend, Bradley and I piled into the SCM Volvo 122S and drove to the Oregon coast and back.
Our destination was the fabled Bowpicker Fish and Chips in Astoria. The establishment is housed in a free-standing boat on a trailer.
At 69, I am in a high-risk group if I contract the Coronavirus. So we exercised what I thought were proper precautions. We went directly Read More
Since our usual car events are on hold right now, what are car people up to?
Right now I’d normally be getting ready for the Portland Swap Meet, and a few local shows that take place in April. Instead, I’m working in my garage and spending a lot of time with my kids.
My ’66 Caprice needs a deep detail pretty badly, so that’s near the top of my list of things to do. I haven’t spent much time Read More
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 hopeful to see companies stretch out to mark new ground and see how the sale ends up.
Like so many other events inside and out of our little corner Read More
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
Following the recommendation of county and state officials in Florida, executives with Barrett-Jackson today announced the company will postpone its 18th Annual Palm Beach Auction, scheduled for April 16-18, 2020, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The decision was made due to the uncertainty of the current public health crisis and to safeguard auction customers, sponsors and guests from the potential spread of COVID-19.
“While every indication shows that our bidders, consignors and sponsors were behind our efforts to hold our Read More
RM Auctions, a division of RM Sotheby’s Group, today announces that its forthcoming Palm Beach auction, scheduled 20–21 March at the Palm Beach International Raceway, will be canceled and transitioned into an Online Only auction via rmsothebys.com. The decision to shift this live auction to the company’s online platform comes in light of the current guidance from public health officials regarding the global COVID-19 outbreak.
The auction house came to the decision to cancel its live auction as a precautionary Read More
President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sell the 1976 Porsche 934 for $1,380,000. Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Jensen Sutta.
Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, realized $20,785,080 in a single day at the company’s 11th annual Amelia Island Auction. The auction house achieved an impressive 93% sales rate from 83 of 89 lots sold, producing an average price of $250,422 per lot Read More
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