Prototype Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Added to Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction

Some of the finest motorcars in the world continue to join what has fast become Bonhams’ most anticipated U.S. automotive event in recent years: the forthcoming Quail Lodge auction.
Leading the recent consignments is the very first Type 35 Bugatti – the prototype. This is in fact the very car in which Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, debuted his seminal design at the Grand Prix of Lyon in 1924, and of the six cars created, this example Read More

Works D-Type at Le Mans 90th Anniversary

The first works Jaguar D-Type, OKV 1, which finished second at Le Mans in 1954, was back at the circuit for the 90th anniversary of the race last weekend to pay homage to all Jaguars that have competed in the famous event.

OKV 1 was invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), who created and organised the first “24 Heures du Mans” in 1923, and was part of a select group of just eleven original Le Mans cars with Read More

RM Announces New Paris Sale During Rétromobile Week

RM Auctions has announced the addition of a new sale to its established roster of European events. The new auction will take place during the world-famous Rétromobile show week in Paris, and will become a permanent fixture on RM’s global events calendar. The inaugural sale is scheduled to feature a preview on February 4, 2014, with the auction to be held on the evening of February 5. In keeping with RM’s reputation for spectacular venues, the event will take Read More

Leake Auction Company Experiences a 41% Increase in Tulsa Sales

Leake Auction Company wrapped up their Tulsa auction with sales soaring to $11.8 million and a sell through rate of 68 percent. The auction was held in the Expo Building on the Tulsa Fairgrounds, June 7-9. The top selling car was a 1937 Packard Closed Touring Retro Rod, selling for $143,000 with the buyer’s premium included.

Five additional cars generated sale prices over $100,000, including: a 1931 Cadillac Series 370-A for $137,500, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $135,000, a Read More

Concorso Italiano Restores Fiat 124 Spyder for Charity

Concorso Italiano, the world’s largest exotic Italian car show and lifestyle event held annually in Monterey, CA, along with a very select group of restoration specialists, has undertaken an exciting project. They are restoring a 1974 Fiat Spyder to raise funds for JDRF.

The vehicle was purchased from the Shackelford family in Covington, WA. The family’s son Taylor was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a disease which has touched many people close to Read More

Classics from the Richard and Linda Kughn Collection Featured at RM’s Michigan Sale

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, returns to the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, July 27, for its 19th annual Michigan sale. The well-established auction—formerly known as the Meadow Brook sale—is a featured attraction of the concours weekend and enjoys a strong reputation for outstanding American and European classics.

In 2012, the auction realized more than $6.8 million in sales, with top honors going to a Read More

Small-Run Alfa Book Offers SCMer Discount

The U.S. distributor of Millenove: Alfa Romeo 1900 has made arrangements with the author H.-J. Döhren and is now offering the book at a discount price. Readers can order the book for $120, which includes shipping inside the U.S. (The book retails for $169.) Supply is very limited. Place your order by sending an email to

Read our review of Millenove from the July issue of SCM below.

Millenove: Alfa Romeo 1900 Read More

Dr. Fred Simeone Honored at LeMay Museum

LeMay – America’s Car Museum has chosen Dr. Fred Simeone, founder of the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the 2013 recipient of the “Nicola Bulgari Award.” This recognition is given to individuals who make outstanding contributions to preserve America’s automotive heritage through education, car restoration or collecting classic cars.

The award, named for jewelry magnate and classic car collector Nicola Bulgari, was presented to Dr. Simeone at a June 1 gala celebrating the one-year anniversary Read More

Blake Griffin’s 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Kia to be Auctioned at Leake Tulsa

Leake Auction just announced the consignment of the 2011 Kia Optima that former University of Oklahoma and current LA Clippers basketball star Blake Griffin jumped over during to win the 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Later that year Blake put the Optima in a charity auction to aid a cancer cause. Henry Primeaux of Tulsa purchased the car at that time. The car will be sold on Saturday, June 8 during Leake’s 41st annual collector car show & auction Read More

Supercharged 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Headlines 100-Car Lineup at Bonhams Greenwich

A diverse and extensive lineup of exceptional motorcars will cross the block at Bonhams‘ sixth annual auction at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance on June 2nd.

With multiple models from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Cadillac, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Pierce and Rolls-Royce, among others, the selection of European and American cars on offer is the best and most considerable to date.

Leading this exciting assembly is a 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged 2/4 Read More