Collection of 23 Black Corvettes Offered at Bloomington Gold

A unique collection of 23 Black Corvettes will cross the auction block at no reserve during the Mecum Bloomington Gold Auction, June 24-25, 2011, in St. Charles, Illinois. 

The collection features at least one Corvette from 1954 to 1969, representing every year that black was available from the factory during that time period. From high horsepower models and Fuelies to coupes and convertibles, each Corvette is finished in the rarest and one of the most desirable colors available for America’s Read More

Bloomington Gold Tour Discount Extended Through August 6

It’s not too late to register for a Bloomington Gold Tour! There are only 3 spots left for the Grand Canyon/Rocky Mtn. Tour July 30-August 4. Participants currently registered hail from 7 states, including 2 Corvettes from Ohio, 3 from Illinois, and others from Florida, Indiana, Nevada, California and of course Arizona. The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving will be participating in the Grand Canyon/Rocky Mtn. Tour for the seventh year in a row. Participants will be eligible Read More

Collectors of the Week: Gary and Nancy Hollander

Gary and Nancy Hollander, of Linn Creek, MO, sent in an email that compares their 2007 Corvette coupe and 2008 Corvette Z06:

We have a 2007 C6 Coupe and a 2008 C6 Z06; both are awesome cars and provide excellent performance as well as fuel economy.

The 2007 is an LS2 (6.0L, 400 horsepower) with 6-speed paddle shift automatic and Magnetic Ride control. The Corvette also has a CORSA Touring Exhaust, a BBK Air Box and Michelin Pilot AS Read More

Lewis Collection Generates $3m in Portland

Overwhelming interest in the Wallace “Wally” Lewis Collection saw approximately 2,000 people attend the preview and hundreds register to bid, not just locally but from around the world.
Saturday’s sale in Portland, Oregon, of nearly 100 automobiles featuring primarily 1950s and ‘60s sports, touring and muscle cars, was 100% sold as teenage dreams and memories were fulfilled 30 or 40 years after they had first pulled at the heartstrings of many of the buyers. Strong bidding inside the packed salesroom Read More

Rolls-Royce Owned by Princess Margaret and Burt Reynolds Offered by Bonhams

A 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long-Wheelbase Limousine that was owned by both Princess Margaret and later by Burt Reynolds is to be sold by Bonhams as part of the Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars & Automobilia sale at Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire on the 18th June.
After WW2 Rolls-Royce became the preferred choice of the Royal Family, and the long-wheelbase Silver Shadow was supplied to the personal order of HRH Princess Margaret in 1975. The car offered by Bonhams incorporates many Read More

Gooding & Co. Consigns World’s Oldest Bentley and McQueen/ Von Dutch Motorcycle

Gooding & Company announced two significant Pebble Beach Auctions consignments today: Chassis 3, the oldest surviving production Bentley in existence, and a 1931 Brough Superior motorcycle once the personal property of both legendary icon Steve McQueen and prolific motorcycle and custom car artist Von Dutch.

“We’re delighted to present extraordinary collector examples of two renowned British marques, the 1921 Bentley Chassis 3 and McQueen’s beloved 1931 Brough Superior SS80, at our Pebble Beach Auctions,” says David Gooding, President and Read More

New and Vintage Fiat 500s Highlight Rodeo Drive Concours

The 2011 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance has announced that Italian automaker Fiat is the event’s honored marque. This year’s concours will celebrate “The Art of Italian Motoring” and will feature more than 125 vintage Italian cars on display. The annual Father’s Day event will take place on world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, June 19.

The event is free and open to the public.

As the honored marque, Fiat will prominently feature Read More

Amelia Island Announces 2012 Concours Honoree


Gifted & Versatile; Legendary Brit Was The Fastest In Just About Anything He Raced

JACKSONVILLE, FL; June 8, 2011 — Road racing is again the star at next year’s Amelia with the announcement today that sports car pilot Vic Elford will be the honoree for the 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance scheduled for March 9-11, 2012, at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  Dubbed “Quick” Vic by his contemporaries, Read More

“First Funny Car” Meets Psychedelic Icon in the Classic Car Capital of the World

Auburn, Indiana. June 7, 2011.Worldwide Auctioneers is set to blow away the crowds this Labor Day Weekend , confirming  that the “First Funny Car” will join the roster of exceptional consignments lined up for its 4th annual, The Auburn Auction . The meticulously preserved and properly restored 1964 Dodge Charger S F/X is the last remaining example of three supercharged factory experimental cars built by Chrysler in 1964 to dominate the drag strip. Piloted by Super Stock Racer Jim Johnson Read More

Help us Find Our Next Corvette

As we gear up for our 5th trip to Bloomington Gold—and at the same time, get serious about our next CM staff Corvette—it’s only natural that we should begin to think about the pluses and minuses of original, preserved, older-restored and freshly restored cars.

Our Corvette fanatic friends, including Terry Michaelis of ProTeam Corvettes and Keith McCormick of McCormick Auctions in Palm Springs, CA, are adamant: “Having a Bloomington Gold Survivor-certified car is the best.” According to them, nothing can Read More