Mecum Reaching $60 Million in Kissimmee

In the wake of the 2012 Mecum Kissimmee auction, the list of shattered records continues to grow. The Florida auction kicked off Mecum’s 25th year and a staggering 2,158 vehicles crossed the block, the most in company history. The six-day event, held at Osceola Heritage Park on January 24-29, 2012, achieved a 30% increase in attendance over last year. Hammer price sales for the week-long auction totaled $55,397,462, and factoring in Buyer’s premium, total gross sales are reaching close to Read More

Russo and Steele Scottsdale Smashes Five World Records

With enough intensity and excitement to turn non-collectors into enthusiasts, the atmosphere at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale 2012 auction block was downright palpable. An overflowing auction block, one-of-a-kind marvels and a record number of car-loving bidders led Russo and Steele to break 5 world records. From European sports to American muscle and hot rods to customs, this year’s auction event held an impressing line up of cars to suit the needs of any collector.

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles five Read More

Automotive Passion to Highlight Auctions America by RM’s Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Auction

Auctions America by RM will roll into South Florida March 16-18, 2012, for its annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Attracting automotive enthusiasts of all ages, Auctions America will offer more than 500 automobiles, a select range of collectible motorcycles and memorabilia for sale during its three-day event.

“Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event has carved a reputation as South Florida’s premier collector car auction,” said Donnie Gould, Auctions America Read More

Barrett-Jackson Raises Nearly $5.9 million for Charity in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson is proud to announce it has raised nearly $5.9 million for charitable causes at its 2012 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 15-22.

More than 20 local and national charities are now benefiting tremendously due to the generosity of Barrett-Jackson and its sponsors, consignors and bidders. Top collectible cars, as well as a motorcycle and a tractor, crossed the block at “No Reserve” during the automotive lifestyle event.

After going for an incredible $700,000 when Barrett-Jackson’s own Steve Davis donated it at Read More

Barrett-Jackson Totals Exceed $92m in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company  announced today that it generated more than $92 million in gross sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics, hot rods and resto-mods during its 41st  annual Arizona auction at West World of Scottsdale, Jan 15-22, 2012.

Additionally, a record number of ecstatic attendees including buyers, consignors and enthusiasts totaling more than 270,000 were on hand to partake in the excitement.  This represents a 32 percent increase in sales and a 16 percent increase in attendance versus Read More

13 World Record Breaking Cars Sell at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce $39.8 million in sales for 116 out of 118 lots sold, its most successful Scottsdale Auction results to date.  The Gooding & Company team soared through its Friday and Saturday auctions, selling lot after lot as guests cheered 13 world record-breaking cars, the immense bidding excitement in the room and Auctioneer Charlie Ross’ joyful Read More

One of the World’s Most Important Ducati Collections to be Offered ‘Without Reserve’ at RM’s 2012 Monaco Sale

RM Auctionsis delighted to announce the consignment of an important single-owner collection of 100 significant Ducati motorcycles to its 2012 Monaco sale at the Grimaldi Forum. The presentation of the renowned Saltarelli Collection will see RM’s highly-anticipated Monaco auction extended to two-days in 2012, with the motorcycles magnificently complementing the roster of blue-chip automobiles.

In addition to the Saltarelli Collection, RM Auctions is delighted to announce the presence of the Ducati Factory and Museum at the Monaco auction along with Read More

Screen Goddess’ Car Stars at Bonhams Scottsdale Sale

Bonhams’ foray into the Scottsdale auto auction week proved to be a strong success where, amidst the grounds of the beautiful and conveniently accessible AAA Four Diamond Westin Kierland Resort, an impressive and diverse line-up of cars offered buyers an unparalleled array of pedigree machinery from which to choose.

The top seller of Thursday’s sale was a well-documented 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C, which brought $667,000 after a fierce bidding battle between home markets, the UK, eastern Europe and the Read More

Barrett-Jackson Taps Gordon McCall for New Salon Offering Division

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced this weekend that it has called upon well-known automotive aficionado, Gordon McCall, to help launch and maintain its newly created “Salon Offering Collection” division.

Best known for his knowledge and vast experience in the collector car industry, McCall will bring a unique qualification of combined skills to this new venture. Gordon’s first task will be to work with both buyers and sellers to promote the Salon Offering Collection and add his 30 Read More

Ferraris Lead the Way to RM’s 25.5 Million Arizona Sale

RM Auctions kicked off its 2012 calendar on a positive note in Arizona last week, posting over $25.5 million* in sales with a strong 89 percent sell-through at its annual Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix.

Now in its 13th year, the well-established auction presented a magnificent roster of 140 blue-chip motor cars – spanning the spectrum of the collector car market – before a standing-room only crowd. Illustrating RM’s global clientele, bidders represented 21 countries around the world, with a Read More