Author: Auction News

RM Sells Over 30,000 Horsepower at San Diego Auction

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 21, 2010) – A total of 102 automobiles, including many high-horsepower Detroit muscle cars combined with a selection of AMG Mercedes-Benz and M-Powered BMWs, crossed the auction podium today at RM Auctions’ Classic Muscle & Modern Performance event, resulting in $6.9 million in sales and a […]

In Memoriam, Tom Mittler

Tom Mittler racing an OSCA MT-4 at the Monaco Grand Prix HistoriqueNoted Ferrari collector and vintage car racer Tom Mittler passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Mittler had a massive stroke at his lake home in Three Rivers, MI on June 10. The cause of death was apparently the […]

LeMay Museum Breaks Ground on New, $60 million Tacoma Home

An artist’s renditon of the planned LeMay MuseumA crowd of vintage car fans, including SCM Publisher Keith Martin, gearheads and assorted politicos were in Tacoma, WA June 10 for the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of the 165,000-square-foot LeMay— America’s Car Museum.The museum, which will cost about $60 million for the first […]

RM Auctions puts 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa on Monterey Block

BLENHEIM, Ontario – A rare 1958 Ferrari 250 ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossa, serial number 0738 TR, will be presented at RM Auctions’ 25th anniversary Sports & Classics of Monterey event in August, making it the most significant and valuable motor car ever offered during Monterey’s famed collector car auction week. […]

Richard Messer Retiring from Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum announced today that its Executive Director, Richard G. (Dick) Messer has decided to retire to focus on other business interests and to enjoy more time with his family, friends, and hobbies. Commenting on his decision, Messer said, “As I approach 70, and having given a total […]

Pate Museum Auction Brings Spirited Bidding to North Texas

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 […]

Meadow Brook Highlights Motor City Trendsetters

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. […]