Blenheim, Ontario (June 6, 2010) – Hundreds of classic car collectors and enthusiasts descended on North Texas yesterday as RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, dropped the gavel on the state’s famed Pate Museum of Transportation, posting in excess of $1.9 million in total sales.
Held in Cresson, just south of Forth Worth, the single-day auction marked the end of an era for the well-known museum as 43 vehicles and over 170 lots of memorabilia from the Read More
The Collectors Foundation has made a $350,000 commitment to four colleges that offer degree programs important to the future of the collector vehicle hobby. Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, Calif., and the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, Mich., will each continue to receive scholarship funding for “Future Classic Designers.” McPherson College, McPherson, Kan., and Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Mich., will receive continuing scholarship support for their strong programs in automotive restoration technology and custom car designs, Read More
The spotlight will shine on some of Michigan’s prominent trailblazing models during the ultimate vintage car weekend. One of the premier classic and collector car shows in the country, the Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook, will have something for every car enthusiast with over 230 cars and motorcycles. Featured car classes such as Speedsters, Space-Age Sport Coupes, and Factory Experimental Drag Cars of the 1960s will showcase how Detroit shaped the automotive industry by creating unique cars throughout Read More
Zagato and the heritage of Italian design will be featured by the 2010 Fall Ferrari Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 10-12. The event will be highlighted by a Design Symposium hosted by Andrea Zagato, current head of the iconic design house founded by his grandfather Ugo Zagato in 1919.
Zagato will be joined in the discussion by Piero Rivolta, and others responsible for automotive designs from Pininfarina, Bertone and additional Italian ‘Stile’. The event is sponsored in Read More
Now in it’s third year, SURVIVOR Collector Car returns June 27, 2010, to the beautiful fairways of Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in St. Charles, Illinois during the Bloomington Gold® Corvettes USA event. Exceeding all expectations, the judging field of 75 of the world’s best unrestored original cars was filled within five weeks of registration. All vying for the coveted ZZenith® award, these cars display the finger prints of their histories and owners who have cared for them throughout the Read More
Corvette L88 Coupe ‘Automatically Yours’ (Photo: Darin Schnabel 2010, Courtesy of RM Auctions)
Blenheim, Ontario – May 27, 2010 — RM Auctions, the world’s largest auction house for quality automobiles, will drop the hammer on an exceptional line-up of Corvettes next month as part of its highly-anticipated Classic Muscle & Modern Performance sale, June 19 in San Diego, CA.
Spanning five generations of Corvette production (C1 – C5), the auction will feature 26 different examples, the vast majority from a Read More
Russo and Steele is pleased to announce an additional sale date to its 10th Anniversary auction event in Monterey, California this August 12-14, 2010. The Monterey auction event will present a range of the most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires. Located at the epicenter of the historic, downtown Monterey, Russo and Steele at the Marriott hotel will provide every enthusiast a unique and memorable event.
The additional Read More
A 1971 Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III put Australian Supercars back on the agenda for collectors when it sold for $277,920 — in U.S. dollars — at Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction on May 31.
The fully-restored Monza Green sedan, which is believed to have had six owners from new and had 107,000 miles on the ‘clock’, was the subject of a fierce bidding war between floor and telephone bidders at the auction, driving its price above its pre-sale guiding Read More
PAY ATTENTION, BOND FANS! RM Auctions announces the consignment of one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century – the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car – to its annual ‘Automobiles of London’ event at the Battersea Evolution in London on 27th October, where it is available for sale for the first time in history and expected to achieve in excess of $5 million. The car is being offered by RM in association with Sotheby’s, Read More
Gerald Roush, publisher of the Ferrari Market Letter, passed away on Friday, May 21, following complications from a stroke he suffered in mid-March. He was 68. Known as the go-to-guy for information on vintage Ferraris, he began publishing the Ferrari Market Letter in 1974. Read more here. (You will need a New York Times account to view this article, it is free to sign up).