Celebrity Cars & Motorcycles take Center Stage at Upcoming Bonhams Auction

There is a lot more to keep Fonzie’s motorcycle from Happy Days in good company at the Bonhams Classic California Sale on November 12th.

Added to the impressive auction roster is the 1955 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine purchased new by Elvis Presley; the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Convertible gifted by Sean Penn to Madonna; the ex-Tom Cruise 2004 Lexus Concept Car from the film Minority Report; a gorgeous 1967 Triumph TR6 “Desert Sled” motorcycle currently owned by singer ‘k.d. Read More

Mecum Tops $20 Million During Dallas Debut

MARENGO, Ill. – It was standing room only for Mecum’s first Dallas, Texas auction, where more than 10,000 attendees came out to the Dallas Convention Center to watch the event live Oct. 6-8, 2011.

Mecum offered 645 cars during the three-day auction, achieving a 77% sell-through rate.  Total sales surpassed $20.5 million, which encompasses total hammer sales of more than $19 million plus Mecum’s low 6% buyer’s premium on vehicles.  The top seller was a 1969 Corvette L88 Coupe with Read More

World’s Oldest Running Car Brings $4.6m at RM Hershey

The world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, entered the history books tonight, selling for an impressive $4.62 million before a packed house at RM Auctions’ Hershey, Pennsylvania sale.  The impressive sale price more than doubled its original pre-sale estimate and represents a new world record for an early motor car sold at auction.

Commissioned by French entrepreneur, Count de Dion and named ‘La Marquise’ after his mother, the 127 year Read More

Bonhams Presents Drive-Through Auction at “Fashionable” Paris Venue

A venue more often associated with top names in fashion, La Halle Freyssinet, will host Bonhams next motor car and motorcycle sale in Paris on 1st February 2012. Models strutting down the catwalk to rock music will be replaced by an impressive array of automotive models driving through the venue to music coming from their V-Twin to V-12 engines, including a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Coupé, which has attracted a pre-sale estimate of $1.7m–$2.1m.

This venue is a change from Read More

Barrett-Jackson Announces 27 Vehicles from the Jimmy Richardson Collection for their 2012 Scottsdale Auction

SCOTTSDALE, AZ. – September 29, 2011Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that 27 vehicles from the Jimmy Richardson Collection will cross the auction block at No Reserve during the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 16-22, 2012.

The Jimmy Richardson Collection contains an eclectic mix of vehicles from the past nine decades. It represents a variety of categories of vehicles with one commonality: speed.  Richardson has accumulated these vehicles from several Barrett-Jackson Read More

Mecum Teams Up With West Coast Customs For Operation Mend

MECUM AUCTIONS, WEST COAST CUSTOMS TEAM UP FOR OPERATION MEND
One-Off 2011 Camaro to be Sold for Charity at Mecum’s Dallas Auction

MARENGO, Ill. – Dana Mecum, president of The Mecum Auction Company, and Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO of West Coast Customs®, have joined forces to offer a custom 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible to raise funds for Operation Mend.

Operation Mend is a partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Read More

Auctions America by RM Expands Motorcycle Calendar

Following its successful debut motorcycle offering in Auburn, Indiana earlier this month, Auctions America by RM is busy preparing for two new dedicated motorcycle sales – an auction at the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, October 8 and its all-new Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction, January 12 – 14, 2012 in Nevada.

The two new sales are part of the company’s growing calendar of world-class vintage motorcycle events and auctions, having launched a vintage motorcycle division earlier this Read More

Barrett-Jackson to Feature Criss Angel Collection

Barrett-Jackson announced this week that seven vehicles from world renowned magician Criss Angel will be featured at their upcoming 4th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino .

The Las Vegas auction marks the finale of the year-long Barrett-Jackson 40th anniversary celebration.  The three-day automotive lifestyle event will feature exotics, customs, classics, Resto-Mods, Hot Rods and original collector vehicles all crossing the auction block at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

“Criss Angel, one of the greatest entertainers Read More

Mecum Teams Up With MidAmerica For Motorcycles At Dallas Auction

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, has teamed up with MidAmerica Auctions, the world’s largest seller of antique motorcycles, for a collaborative effort to bring collectors the greatest auction experience for both market platforms under one roof.

Dana Mecum and Ron Christenson announce the MidAmerica Motorcycle Auction Segment during Mecum’s inaugural Dallas Auction at the Dallas Convention Center.  Consisting of 60 select antique and special interest motorcycles, the motorcycle segment will take place Thursday, Read More

Collector of the Week: Jason Urban

Jason Urban, of Bucks County, PA, sent in an email about his 1935 MG PA Lester Special:

Our MG is a special-bodied P-type race car. The MG was built and registered as GUR963 by Harry Lester in 1946 on a PA chassis and changed to a PB engine. While we consider the car a 1935 MG P-Type Lester Special, the original MG, serial number P1237, was built in 1934.

This MG was originally Read More