Mecum 2012 Grand Finale In Kansas City Wraps Record-Breaking Year

Mecum Auctions’ most recent collector car auction in Kansas City, Mo., topped off a great year with an impressive $11.5 million in sales. The auction added to the incredible yearend total, which knocks at the door of the coveted $300 million mark. With 520 lots sold at the Kansas City Convention Center, a strong sell-through rate of 65 percent was reached.

Kansas City’s crowning achievement and top-sale was a 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot S135.1). This Read More

Discovered: An American Motorcycle Once Thought Extinct

Following the recent news of Bonhams’ consignment of the remarkably original 1902 Rambler Model B from the Indian Motorcycle Museum, Bonhams is pleased to once again announce another headlining addition to their third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

Thought to be the sole surviving example of a marque lost to time is a recently discovered, complete and original, 1905 Leo Two-Cycle made by the L.A. Mitchell Manufacturing Company of Oakland, California.

This machine is historically significant for several reasons beyond Read More

Bonhams to Offer the Renowned Oldenburg Family Collection of Classic Automobiles

Bonhams is honored to have been chosen to represent the highly esteemed Oldenburg Family Automobile Collection at its second annual Scottsdale Auction in January.

The extensive collection of more than 30 cars from the prominent horse breeding family includes models from marques including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Shelby and Jaguar.

THE ITALIANS

Leading the impressive assembly are the Italian thoroughbreds, which include the most sought-after Lamborghini ever produced and no less than five different Ferraris.

The 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV is Read More

Bonhams Welcomes Jakob Greisen to U.S. Motorcar Department

San Francisco – Bonhams is delighted to announce that Jakob Greisen will join the firm’s international team as the Head of Business Development, West Coast, US Motoring Department.

Jakob will assume his new position in Bonhams’ San Francisco office in February and, with his renowned expertise, will help augment one of the world’s oldest and most capable auction houses.

A native of Denmark and fluent in English and German, as well as his native tongue, Jakob is a lifelong automobile Read More

Bonhams Gears Up for 2nd Annual Scottadale Auction

Following the smashing success of last year’s inaugural auction, Bonhams is pleased to announce that it’s accepting consignments for its return to the famed Scottsdale Car Week in January.

Hosted once again on the beautiful and spacious grounds of the premier Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, Bonhams’ auction of important collectors’ cars promises an impressive line-up for international connoisseurs with two very noteworthy machines leading the list of early consignments.

First is a car known as “Le Petite Royale”, Read More

Auctions America’s December Sale of Historic Military Vehicles Benefits National Museum in Auburn

Auctions America will conclude its 2012 auction season by helping the historic National Military History Center (NMHM), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in Auburn, Indiana, sell more than 80 vintage military vehicles as well as a diverse assortment of more than 100 pieces of priceless war memorabilia at no reserve. The single-day sale is expected to feature the largest group of full and halftrack military items ever offered at public auction. Each item will be auctioned on Saturday, Read More

Classics, Hot Rods and Muscle Cars Rolling into Dallas

Leake Auction Company will wrap up their 40th anniversary celebration as their annual car show and auction rolls into Dallas Market Hall, November 16-18.  Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and military personnel with an ID and $7 for children under 12. Feature cars will include a 1959 Corvette Convertible, a number’s matching 1970 Mustang Boss 429 and a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

The Corvette is a NCRS Top Flight winner and features a 283 CI/290 Read More

Announcing the Inaugural Blackhawk Gala and Charity Auction on November 17

The Blackhawk Automotive Museum Inaugural Gala and Charity Auction will take place on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 5:30pm to 11pm at the Museum in Danville, California.

The charity auction will feature eight collector cars all offered at no reserve, a very special Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance VIP package, a Ferrari FXX Racers Exclusive pedal Go-cart — a top-of-the-line elite pedal racing machine that is officially licensed by Ferrari.

Tickets are $150 per person or $2500 for a Read More

Collectors Set to Descend on Florida for RM’s Sale of the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Museum

Anticipation is building for RM Auctions’ presentation of the renowned John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Museum sale, December 1 in North Palm Beach, Florida. Capping off a fantastic year for the world’s largest collector car auction house, the high profile, single-vendor sale will lift the gavel on a remarkable assortment of American automobiles and more than 60 lots of memorabilia, consolidating RM’s position as the leader in private and estate collection sales.

The result of a decade of dedicated collecting Read More