“…probably the most unorthodox motorcycle ever made on a commercial basis…”
Headlining the motorcycles consigned to Bonhams first sale at the Grand Palais, Paris is a rare, radial-engined Megola. Powered by a 640cc five-cylinder engine built into the front wheel, the Megola was described by motorcycling historian Erwin Tragatsch as “probably the most unorthodox motorcycle ever made on a commercial basis”. Only some 2,000-or-so were produced in Germany between 1921 and 1925, and today the few survivors Read More
Important collectors’ motor cars, motorcycles, watches and automobilia including items from the private collection of Maître Hervé Poulain.
FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011
Salon Rétromobile – hall 7.3 – porte de Versailles – Paris
After their first two hugely successful sales last year, “Le Mans Classic’ in July and “Automobiles sur les Champs’ on 7 November, Artcurial Motorcars, established in 2010 and led by one of Europe’s most successful experts Matthieu Lamoure and assisted by specialist Pierre Novikoff, will hold the Read More
Now flying under the Auctions America by RM banner, the three-day Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center March 4th, 5th and 6th 2011 with an impressive range of automobiles and motorcycles, including a barn-find 1963 Shelby Cobra (CSX 2080), estimate: $425,000 – $475,000.
With only two private owners from new and parked since 1981, the matching-numbers CSX 2080 is one of the most original Cobras in Read More
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car AuctionsTM”, will sell one of the most historically significant vehicles in U.S. history at its 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 17-23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance (Lot #1277), which will sell at No Reserve, carried John F. Kennedy’s casket from Air Force One, after his assassination in Dallas.
“Not only did the ambulance transport JFK following his untimely death, it’s one of the Read More
On the eve of the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction, SPEED and Barrett-Jackson Auction Company have agreed on a new deal, extending their long-running broadcast partnership through 2014.
“The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions are cornerstones of SPEED’s automotive enthusiast programming,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “Craig Jackson and his team continue to be tremendous partners, and this new deal is the direct result of a truly collaborative effort to find the best ways to deliver these larger-than-life Read More
A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which was the first car that John Lennon bought on passing his driving test in 1965, is to be sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on 5 February 2011. It has attracted a pre-sale estimate of $155,532 – 220,337.
Philip Norman recounts in his biography John Lennon – A Life: ‘In February 1965, John passed his driving test, an event that made headline news across the Read More
Dale Peterson, of Manson, WA, sent in the story of his 1963 VW 23-Window Samba Bus:
My experiences with my 1963 VW 23-Window Samba Bus would really have to start with its precursor, which was a 1959 VW Panel Van. I started driving it at 15 years old when on trips with my grandfather to the cabin on Hood Canal, WA. We made the trip frequently, as it was necessary for my grandmother to escape the dreaded pollution in Read More
After the amazing number of registrations last year, the Mille Miglia confirms this positive trend for 2011. Over 1470 requests for admission, coming from all over the world.
Over 1470 requests were made to enter the Mille Miglia 2011. “Registration has just closed, and it is with great pleasure that I confirm that the interest and the passion that the Mille Miglia has instilled among collectors throughout the world, during all these years, just continues Read More
Gooding & Company will be presenting one of the finest collections of modern high-performance Ferraris and rarely-seen Italian prototypes ever assembled under one roof at its Scottsdale Auctions in a few weeks. On behalf of the estate of the renowned collector Benny Caiola and his family, Gooding & Company is presenting this must-see, private collection of supercars on Friday, January 21.
“We are honored to present the private collection of Benny Caiola in Scottsdale this January,” says David Gooding, President Read More
Beat Walti sent in an email to share the story of his Aston Martin DB5:
“I owned an Aston Martin DB5 (Chassis 2011R) from 1985 until 1998. In 1985, the DB5 had not reached the cult status it has today- it was basically just a nice old used car. I bought the DB5, which I had repainted old English white with the original black interior, at an auction in Bristol. I even commuted to work with it for a Read More