Bonhams Consigns Thomas Flyer to Quail Sale

San Francisco, California – (January 27, 2010) – On the heels of the “call for consignments” for Bonhams’ renowned summer auto auction in Carmel, Bonhams & Butterfields is extremely proud to announce the consignment of one of the very few remaining Thomas Model F 4-60 “Flyer” cars.

This rare pioneering American automobile dates from 1908, the very year that the Thomas Motor Company of Buffalo, New York, won the epic New York to Paris Race – history’s first around-the-world automobile Read More

Barrett-Jackson Totals $68m in Scottsdale

1929 Hamilton Metalplane, B-J’s top seller at $671k
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (January 27, 2010) – The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company recorded more than $68 million in total sales during the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale last week. The total is an 11 percent increase from Scottsdale 2009. Top sellers included a 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 for $671,000 and a 1964 Shelby Cobra that brought $478,500. Hailed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™,” the 2010 Scottsdale event featured nearly Read More

La Dolce Vita Automobili Event Will Not Host 2010 Monterey Car Week Event

Auburn, WA – January 25, 2010 La Dolce Vita Automobili announced today that there are no future plans to host a second event at Black Horse Golf Course in 2010. Event Co-Chair Kerry McMullen shared, “We are so grateful for the support Alfa’s ARA & Delta Sierra, Lancia Club, Maserati Club International, The Maserati Club and all other car clubs and car owners gave us in 2009. Additionally we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Cats Exotics, and Read More

Gooding & Company Leaves Arizona with $33.9m in Sales

Scottsdale, Arizona (January 25, 2010) – Gooding & Company, the internationally-recognized auction house, collectively garnered $33.9 Million in sales, with a total of 114 out of 125 lots sold, during its two-day Scottsdale auction held on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23. This year’s top-seller was the 1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer that sold for $3.74 Million, a star for its noteworthy provenance and stunning restoration. The sale of the D-Type marks the third consecutive year that Gooding & Read More

Tucker Convertible Will Cross the Block at Russo and Steele on Sunday

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (January 23, 2010) – Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions announced today that when the 10th Anniversary Collector Car Auction re-opens to the public and resumes auction operations on Sun., Jan. 24, at 8 a.m., the world’s only 1948 Tucker Convertible will be sold on the Russo and Steele block.

Following the severe storm that hit Scottsdale on Thursday night, the 1948 Tucker Convertible was extremely fortunate that it only sustained minor damages. However, Justin Cole, President of Read More

Gooding & Company Posts a 96% Sell-Through at Friday Auction in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona (January 22, 2010) – Gooding & Company, the internationally-recognized auction house, sold a total of 50 out of 52 lots earlier today, collectively earning nearly $15 Million in sales from its first Friday auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to the top-selling 1956 Jaguar D-Type, two other cars crossed the million dollar mark at Gooding & Company today: (Lot 9) the 1934 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe that sold for $1.815 Million, and (Lot 23) the 1959 Read More

RM Posts $19.6m in Arizona Sales

Image courtesy shooterz.biz / RM Auctions
PHOENIX, Arizona (January 22, 2010) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, kicked off its 2010 auction season in Phoenix, Arizona this week, posting over $19.6 million in total sales with an impressive 89% of lots sold.

Returning to the luxurious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the company’s annual Arizona auction was extended to two days this year with the addition of an exclusive British-themed evening auction on Thursday, January 21st Read More

AFAS to Celebrate 15 Years at Amelia Island Concours

Amelia Island, Florida (January 22, 2010) – The Automotive Fine Arts Society will host its 15th annual art show during the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 11-14, 2010, in Amelia Island, Fla. Mazda North America will once again sponsor the popular exhibit, which will showcase automotive subjects in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolors, acrylics, wood, gouache, pen and ink, clay and metal. The AFAS was established in 1983 and consists of the most celebrated automotive artists Read More

Barrett-Jackson Unfazed by Storm, Auction Continues

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (JANUARY 22, 2010) – In response to the severe weather system that hit Arizona last night, and possible confusion due to the close proximity of other auction tent collapses to the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company event site, company executives would like to address the current state of the auction.

“Last night’s storms created a dangerous situation for collector car auctions throughout the Valley,” said Craig Jackson. “Several of our competitors experienced severe damage, but we understand that there were Read More

Worldwide Consigns One-off Rolls Phantom to Houston Classic

AUBURN, INDIANA (January 18, 2010) – Worldwide Auctioneers has today announced that a singular 1934 Rolls Royce PII Continental Roadster from the Buess Collection, one of only two Continental Roadsters ever built, will headline this year’s The Houston Classic Auction. It will be offered for sale along with the complete Buess Collection itself, entirely without reserve, taking the count of exceptional automobiles to be presented at no reserve over The Houston Classic Weekend to more than 100.

“Formerly owned Read More