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1967 Bertone Jaguar Pirana Resurfaces at Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano, the world’s largest showing of exotic Italian cars, has announced that the newly-restored 1967 Bertone Jaguar Pirana will be part of the centerpiece display at its 27th annual event on August 17. This one-of-a-kind Italian concept car will be showcased for the first time since its restoration as part of Concorso Italiano’s tribute to the 100th anniversary of the legendary design house, Bertone. The Pirana has rarely been shown in public since it was first developed 45 years ago, almost achieving barn find status.

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]