Bonhams Teams with Mattel to bring Cars to Fans of All Ages at the Petersen Automotive Museum on November 11-12

WHAT: Vroom. Vroom. As Southern California prepares for the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mattel, Bonhams and the Petersen Automotive Museum announce two special events showcasing collectable cars for the young and young at heart. Nov. 11-12, fans of cars both big and small – from celebrity owned cars and motorcycles to 1:55 scale die-cast vehicles inspired by the Disney*Pixar film “Cars” – can kick their love for all things “cars” into high gear with a preview of Read More

Elvis Presley’s Cadillac Fleetwood Limo to be Auctioned

In case you want a piece of Elvis Presley’s life, or just fancy classic limos, make sure to not miss Bonham’s Classic California auction, an event that is scheduled to take place on November 12.

The event will include the adjacent 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood limo, which was used by Elvis and his band to travel around Southern US. The Series 75 Fleetwood eight-passenger sedan was acquired by the King in January 1956 before being repainted black (its original color Read More

America’s Car Museum to Host Display at Seattle Auto Show, Nov. 2-6

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), will feature three cars at the Seattle Auto Show – Wednesday, Nov. 2-6, at the newly renamed CenturyLink Field Event Center. This will be the fifth consecutive year ACM, the four-level, 165,000-square-foot facility that officially opens next June in Tacoma, has had a display at the auto show.

ACM will showcase a 1926 Marmon – fresh off the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic – a 1972 El Camino and a recently acquired A-1 Grand Read More

Concours d’Elegance of America Announces 2012 Classes

The Concours d’Elegance of America is pleased to announce the featured and traditional classes for the 2012 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. Over 300 cars will be on the show field, making it the one of the largest displays of historically important automobiles in the world. The 34th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America will be held at The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI, on Sunday, July 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2012 Highlights:

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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

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