Iconic Race Car to be Unveiled at 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

CARLISLE, PA – When Chip Miller co-founded Carlisle Events in 1974 and launched Corvettes at Carlisle in 1982, his heart and mind overflowed with his love of family, love of work and love of the Corvette.  In a 2011 film by Michael Brown called “The Quest,” Miller’s pursuit of an historic racing Corvette from the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race was well chronicled.  Also told within Miller’s story was that of a trio of cars commissioned to race by American entrepreneur and sportsman Briggs Cunningham.  Miller found his historic racer, the #3 Cunningham car, and it now resides in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as part of the Miller family’s private collection.  The #2 car, after multiple owners and a drop off the radar for nearly 20 years, is part of a collection owned by Bruce Meyer in California.  The #1 car, which also raced at Le Mans at 1960, was, within two years of the race, lost…until now!

Petersen Automotive Museum Appoints Terry L. Karges as Executive Director

LOS ANGELES (August 6, 2012) – The Petersen Automotive Museum Chairman of the Board Steven E. Young announced today that Terry L. Karges has been appointed Executive Director of the Museum. Karges will succeed Buddy Pepp beginning August 15, who is retiring following a successful two-year run as Executive Director where he made significant contributions to the long-term stability and prosperity of the Museum. Karges brings four decades of automotive, entertainment and motorsports management experience to the Petersen Automotive Museum. He is known as an innovative leader with a keen ability to merge cutting-edge marketing tactics.

Four More Legends Join Gooding & Company’s 2012 Pebble Beach Auction

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to present four automotive icons at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 & 19: the Clark Gable 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe; the “Green Hornet,” a 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre SC “Blower” Sports 2/3 Seater Boattail; the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Prototype and a 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Read More

Six Decades of Ferrari at Mecum’s Daytime Auction

Mecum Auctions will present its 4th annual Monterey Daytime Auction, Aug. 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course, featuring some of finest machines Ferrari has ever produced headlined by a 1954 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti. 

By turns part of the Engelbert Stieger, Brando Wang, Walter Burani and Roberto Crippa collections, 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti S/N 0462MD (Lot S97) has been campaigned extensively for many years at the Historic Grand Prix of Read More

Vicari to Auction 2009 Mustang GT500KR Owned by Carroll Shelby

Car enthusiasts will have an opportunity to purchase a rare Mustang personally owned by American automotive legend Carroll Shelby when it goes up for bid at The Vicari Auction Company’s 16th annual Biloxi Auction, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss.
 
Vicari will auction a 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR that was delivered to the late Shelby for his home/ranch as CSM #445.  The vehicle comes well documented with a Read More

Jay Leno’s 2012 Fiat Prima Edizione to be Offered at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach Auctions to Support Charity

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is thrilled to announce that it will present Emmy Award-winning comedian and The Tonight Show host Jay Leno’s 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione at its Pebble Beach Auction on Saturday, August 18. The sale of the Mr. Leno’s Fiat 500 provides an exciting opportunity to acquire an early collector’s edition of Fiat’s sensational new 500. In an effort to raise money for and awareness of an important Read More

Mecum Expands 2012 Schedule to Southern California

Over 750 Vehicles to Cross the Block Nov. 15-17 at Anaheim Convention Center

Mecum Auctions is pleased to announce their latest addition to the 2012 auction schedule with a 3-day event in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Three full days of Mecum Auction action have been scheduled, with more than 750 collector cars expected to cross the block.  Discovery’s Velocity Network will broadcast live during all days to bring the exciting Southern Calif. verve to Read More

Historic Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car Joins RM’s Monterey Sale

A rare and spectacular 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car, chassis DB3S/118, is the latest multi-million-dollar entry to join RM’s highly anticipated Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.

Noteworthy for its outstanding provenance, rarity, and trendsetting Aston Martin design, the DB3S is widely considered one of the most attractive and elegantly designed sports racing cars of the post war period—a masterpiece of David Brown’s vision, executed stunningly in aluminum from the characteristic “humped oval” grille to the classic cut-away Read More