Rare 1950s Convertibles Added to Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction

Monterey, California (August 8, 2011) – 1957 to 1959 was considered the “Golden Era” for American made automobiles. The Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler models dominated the market with their powerful designs with soaring fins, advanced engineering and V8 engines. These automobiles were longer, lower, and wider than previous models gaining rapid popularity that has endured decades.

The true source of these automobiles popularity came from the futuristic design that characterized the optimistic, Eisenhower future that Americans were moving toward. It Read More

Preparations Underway for RM’s Highly-Anticipated Battersea Sale

PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR RM’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BATTERSEA SALE

RM Auctions’ annual Battersea sale returns to Central London, 26th October, 2011
Single-day sale regarded as the UK’s most consistently successful and highest grossing collector car auction
2011 event to feature 80 of the world’s finest automobiles, including a magnificent host of blue-chip automotive marques

LONDON (8 August, 2011) – The focus of the collector car world returns to Central London, 26th October as RM Auctions lifts the gavel on a magnificent Read More

Mecum Brings 200 Collector Motorcycles to Monterey

Mecum Auctions will sell nearly 200 motorcycles on the auction block during their upcoming event in Monterey, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course. 

The Mecum Monterey Auction will feature virtually every brand of motorcycle ever produced with iconic names like Vincent, BSA, Triumph, Ariel, Matchless, Indian and Harley-Davidson, all joining more than 600 collector cars and vintage wooden boats live on national television.  

This will be the Read More

Pair of Unique Ford Concept Cars to be Auctioned for Charity by RM in Monterey

RM Auctions lifts gavel on two unique Ford Motor Company concept cars at its highly-anticipated Monterey sale, August 19 – 20 in California

Proceeds from the sale of the two concepts to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Blenheim, Ontario (August 4, 2011) – Continuing its relationship with the Ford Motor Company, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will lift the gavel on two unique Ford concept cars when its highly-anticipated Monterey sale gets underway, August Read More

Collector of the Week: Fred Phillips

Fred Phillips, of Calgary, Alberta, sent in an email about his Sunbeam Tiger prototype:

I first saw a Tiger when I was only interested in muscle cars. My thoughts were “What an odd-looking, short car.” The car stopped at a traffic light and I pulled up beside it, this was not a stock Tiger, as it clearly had headers and an aftermarket camshaft. The rumble left an indelible impression.
Years later I saw an Read More

Keith’s Corner: Record-breaking year for SCM

Thanks to you, SCM has set new records this year in number of subscribers, number of editorial and advertising pages, website activity and revenue. Plus, our newsletter list keeps growing, as you choose to receive our notices, and our opens and click throughs are far above industry norms.

In addition, we were named “Best Collector Car Magazine in the World” by About.com.

Our promise to you is that our stable of excellent, informed, and witty writers will keep offering the absolute best insights into the collector car world, give the “back story” on featured cars, and continue to “take no prisoners” when it comes to auction reviews.

A Fresh Crop of Monterey Headliners

In just over two weeks, Monterey will be the seething, teeming epicenter of the collector car world. Big-money consignments are stacking up at every auction house, with the towering lists still being continually added to. Here are some of the newest featured lots.

Bonhams has announced a host of important race cars for their Quail Lodge sale. Notable achievements of a 1959 Sadler-Meyer Special on offer include three record times seat at Giant’s Despair Hill Read More

Hot Rod Greats Throw Seminar at Auburn Fall Weekend

Auctions America by RM will shine a spotlight on classic hot rods and customs at its Auburn Fall Collector Car Event, September 1 – 4, welcoming some of the industry’s most prominent hot rod and custom car builders, designers and collectors to the Auburn Auction Park for an exclusive collector car seminar.

Scheduled for Friday, September 2 at 9:00am, the themed, hour-long panel discussion will feature:

·        Darryl Starbird, a multi award-winning designer from Oklahoma’s National Rod & Custom Read More

Gooding Consigns Sheryl Crow’s 190SL for Pebble Beach

Gooding & Company has announced that Sheryl Crow will auction her personal 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster in Pebble Beach this August to benefit the community of Joplin, following a devastating tornado that swept through this southwest Missouri city earlier this summer. An exciting opportunity for both car collectors and Sheryl Crow fans, the artist’s classic Mercedes-Benz will be presented for sale without reserve at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on Sunday, August 21, immediately following the prestigious Read More

Important Race Cars at Quail Lodge Sale

In addition to the impressive list of competition Porsches* that have been consigned to the mid-August auction in California, Bonhams will be offering several other racing cars of importance.
1959 Sadler-Meyer Special:The three-time winning and three-time record-setting Giant’s Despair Hill Climb racer was built by legendary Canadian engineer Bill Sadler for John van Meyer. Together with its extraordinary hill climb titles, the car has also competed with distinction in numerous races throughout the US and has proven itself one of Read More

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