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 engagement for owners and enthusiasts.
In fact, the entire downtown area became one non-stop celebration of motorcars.
I’ve been watching the leaves change color in my neighborhood over the past few days, and it’s been prompting me to get out and drive my old cars as much as I can before the weather turns south. Here at ACC, we’ve already started work on our annual Scottsdale insider’s guide for the upcoming January auctions. These things together are my annual reminder that winter is coming. Soon.
For a lot of us, that means it’s time to put cars Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
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
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 A Four-Passenger Sport Phaeton by Millspaugh & Irish.
A 1930 Cadillac V16 Sport Phaeton by Fleetwood was overall high sale of the auction at $1,221,000.
RM Sotheby’s offered John Dixon’s Taj Ma Garaj Collection on September 28 in Dayton, OH, and a rare four-cam 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Speedster was top sale at $1.38 million.
The sale of more than 30 Porsches and Volkswagens — and 356 lots of memorabilia — totaled $5.7 million.
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RM Sotheby’s online catalog for their October 24 London Auction is now available, and a 2003 Ferrari Enzo is the star car.
The Enzo has less than 9,400 miles on the clock.
RM Sotheby’s London Sale will feature 84 collector cars, 13 lots of automobilia and “The Ultimate Whisky Collection.”
Click here for the digital catalog.
(Image: Tim Scott ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)
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