Mecum Consigns Historical Shelbys for Monterey Auction

Marengo IL. – Mecum Auctions has added three significant Shelby vehicles to its lineup for the 2010 Mecum Monterey Auction, Aug. 13-14, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa.

The first is a rare 1965 Shelby GT 350 Drag Unit (Lot S106) that boasts a 289/306 HP, a 4-Speed Transmission and a list of unique drag car features. These specially modified Drag Units – part of the GT350 drag program – were shipped to Ford drag specialists Read More

Champion Abarth to be Offered at Quail Auction

San Francisco – 16 July 2010 –- Bonhams is delighted to announce that the history-making 1961 Abarth 1000 GT Bialbero Cunningham Team car will join Bonhams’ impressive list of competition cars at its annual auction at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California, this August.

Replete with an impressive pedigree, this diminutive powerhouse – powered by one of only three Cunningham-created Abarth engines – was raced to victory by none other than Bruce McLaren at the 1962 Sebring 3 Hours after a Read More

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Achieves New Land Speed World Record

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. announced that the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new land speed world record for production cars, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg). In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness World Records, the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph).

Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 2 pm – Bugatti’s Official Pilot, Pierre Henri Raphanel, Read More

Passport Transport Returns to Private Ownership in Management Buy-Out

St. Louis, Missouri (June 29, 2010) – It was announced today that the Managing Director of FedEx Auto Transport, a division of FedEx Custom Critical, Inc., together with a small investment group had completed a buy-out of the company, returning it to the name which FedEx purchased from founder Robert Pass in 2000. Neil R. Pitt, President of Passport Transport, led the group which purchased the pioneering company.

“Through decades of outstanding service and innovation in transport the Passport Read More

Significant Examples of Italian Performance and Design to be Offered at Gooding & Company’s 2010 Pebble Beach Auction

SANTA MONICA, CA – July 2, 2010 -– Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is delighted to announce five outstanding Italian consignments for its August 14th & 15th Pebble Beach Auctions. Spanning two important decades of Italian automotive design, these style and mechanical leaders include the ultimate 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, a legendary 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod, a sophisticated Zagato-bodied 1954 Fiat 8V, Read More

RM Purchases Former Kruse Auction Park

Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder of Canadian-based RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, today announced the purchase of the 235-acre auction park located in Auburn, Indiana by a subsidiary of RM from long-time automobile auctioneer, Dean V. Kruse**.

As part of the company’s overall expansion plans, Myers also announced the formation of Auctions America by RM − a new RM subsidiary created to operate the recently-acquired auction facility, specializing in the presentation of the hugely popular Read More

The 1971 AMC Javelin Mark Donohue Championship Winning Trans Am Race Car Will Be Sold at Russo and Steele’s 10th Anniversary Monterey Auction Event

Monterey, CA – June 30, 2010 – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this August 12-14, 2010 in Monterey, California located at the epicenter of historic, downtown Monterey, Russo and Steele has expanded to a three evening auction. Russo and Steele is known for offering some of the highest quality, most luxurious and historically significant collectable automobiles on the Monterey Peninsula; such as this 1971 AMC Javelin Mark Donohue Championship Winning Trans Am race car.

Penske Racing rose to glory Read More

Automobile Enthusiasts Descend on The Motor City for Vintage Car Weekend Tradition

Blenheim, Ontario (June 24, 2010) –- Classic car enthusiasts are set to descend on the Motor City next month for the return of the long-standing Meadow Brook vintage car weekend tradition, July 23 – 25. Held on the estate grounds of America’s famous Meadow Brook Hall, the annual motoring weekend is a highlight of the collector car calendar, combining RM Auctions’ Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event with the renowned Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook.

With a Read More

Mecum St. Paul Auction Totals More Than $2.4m

Marengo, IL — A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 with less than 24,000 miles was the top seller at the recent Mecum St. Paul Auction, June 18-19, 2010, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 454/450 HP 4-Speed muscle car crossed the block at $72,500.

Held in conjunction with the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 37th annual “Back to the ’50s” rod and custom show, Mecum’s St. Paul Auction had a 50% sell-through rate. Total gross sales (excluding buyer’s premium) for Read More

2010 BLOOMINGTON GOLD JUDGING SCHEDULE

2010 marks Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA’s 38th show. In 2010, the show will, once again, be held at Pheasant Run Resort June 24-27, 2010. St. Charles is west of ChicagoLand in Northern Illinois. 

Bloomington Gold is the longest running continuous national Corvette show and it has set the standards by which other Corvette events are measured.

Here’s the schedule of this year’s event.

WEDNESDAY – GoldLock Parking

7:00 a.m.: Controlled trailer parking (GoldLock) opens
PLEASE NOTE: Although the GoldLock Read More