First Designer Tribute Class Dedicated to the late GM Design VP Chuck Jordan

The Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s (formerly held at Meadow Brook Hall) has announced the creation of a new Designer Tribute Class, which in 2011 will be dedicated to the lifelong work of Charles M. “Chuck” Jordan, who retired as General Motors Design Vice President in 1992 and passed away December 13, 2010 at the age of 83.

Jordan started his GM career in 1949. Nine years later he was promoted to Cadillac Chief Designer, where Read More

Russo and Steele Surpasses All Expectations and Exceeds $21m in Sales

Highest sale for the event was 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible that sold for $1,705,000

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles, one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions, specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs announced that their 11th Annual “Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale” auction event held January 19th -21st, 2011 has preliminary sales figures over $21,000,000.  Furthermore, Russo and Steele had a sales rate of just under 70%; currently, there are significant Read More

Barrett-Jackson Releases Statement on JFK Ambulance to be Sold at Scottsdale Auction

Executives with Barrett-Jackson released a statement today about the 1963 Pontiac ambulance (Lot # 1277) to be sold at No Reserve on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. The car is part of the 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction from Jan. 17-23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The sale of this vehicle has received media attention from around the world. It has also generated considerable dialogue among and interest from Kennedy historians and even enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation Read More

Carlisle Events and Auctions America by RM Join Forces

Auctions America by RM and Carlisle Events have announced that they have entered into a joint marketing and corporate cooperation agreement beginning this year. The two companies, with their combined 70 years of experience in the collector car hobby, will leverage each others’ core competencies to stage co-branded events.

Carlisle Events, one of the world’s largest presenters of collector car, truck and motorcycle entertainment, will exclusively present the swap meet and car corral components at the annual Spring and Read More

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Sets Record Attendance on First Day of Event

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company kicked off the 40th Anniversary celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, at WestWorld of Scottsdale with record-breaking attendance.  More than 39,000 visitors participated in Family Value Day to benefit Cox Charities.  The auction company experienced an 85 percent increase of visitors on Monday from the previous 2010 Scottsdale auction opening day attendance.  The evening ended with the annual Opening Night Gala that celebrated Barrett-Jackson’s 40 years of collector car auctions.

Barrett-Jackson will start the auction today with events Read More

Great Automotive Styling Set for RM’s Amelia Island Auction Stage

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, is set to continue its strong track record in Florida, March 12, when it returns to the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel for its annual Amelia Island sale.

Now in its 13th year, the well-established auction will showcase over 100 quality motor cars, spanning a century of automotive design, from a wonderful series of early Brass Era cars to elegantly styled British and American road and racing cars Read More

RM Auctions Announces Early Highlights for Debut Sale at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Fresh on the heels of its announcement as the official auction house of the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, RM Auctions has revealed two early star attractions for its debut sale on the picturesque Lake Como, Italy on the 21st May – a rare 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, s/n 0490 AM, and an exquisite 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupé with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi.

Representing the ultimate in exclusivity, style and performance, these notable Read More

Hurst Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car to be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Highly Collectible Pace Car to Benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

What: After successfully touring the United States the 2010 Hurst Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car is being auctioned for charity at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, formedto support research towards the diagnosis, treatment and development of a cure for pediatric cancer, and to provide support and hope to children Read More

Collector of the Week: Bill Cash

Bill Cash, of Palos Verdes, CA, sent in—with some help from his family—the story of his 1967 Corvette:

Graduating high school in 1982, I was always somewhat of a motorhead. I had my share of muscle cars, motorcycles and a stack of car magazines.

Midway through my senior year,  I received my acceptance letter from college and at the time I was considering purchasing a 1958 Corvette from my auto shop teacher. I bought it, and of course, it was Read More

Bonhams to Sell Rare, Radial-Engined Megola Motorcycle in Paris Auction

“…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