Choose AFAS Work for Father’s Day

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA (April 21, 2009) – Automotive Fine Arts Society members are offering a select group of paintings and sculptures for purchase in time for Father’s Day on June 21, 2009. The artwork includes original pieces and limited edition prints that appeal to the male automotive enthusiast and are available exclusively through the artists. The AFAS is comprised of automotive artists from across the globe who create subjects in a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, wood and various Read More

B&G to Sell Former Maharajah’s Horch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – (April 21, 2009) – A historic Horch, part of the Peter Briggs Collector’s Car Collection, will be sold by Bonhams & Goodman in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, May 3.

This fascinating car was presented to Robert Gove of Victoria from the Maharajah of Bharatpur in the 1930s in exchange for horses. The Gove family had supplied the Maharajahs with fine horses of all kinds – polo mounts, racehorses and many thousands of horses for the Indian Army. Read More

Mid America Motorworks to host NCM Caravan Kick Off

Effingham, IL – Over 1,000 Corvettes will gather on the Mid America Motorworks corporate campus September 2 and 3, 2009 as they caravan toward the National Corvette Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration in Bowling Green, KY. The Caravan Kick-Off event will feature Corvettes and their owners from over fifteen states and nine regions of the United States. The two day celebration will be a preview of Mid America Motorworks’ Funfest, which will draw almost 15,000 Corvettes and 40,000 people over the Read More

Spitfire Soars to $2.5m at Bonhams Hendon

LONDON, ENGLAND (April 20, 2009) – Bonhams sold an airworthy two-seater Vickers-Supermarine MkIX Spitfire aircraft for $2,527,784 today, 20th April, at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London. The buyer was Steven Brooks, a British financier and polar adventurer.

The Spitfire was sold during a Bonhams Collectors Motor Car sale which made a total of $5.5m with 97% of all cars and motoring memorabilia sold by value.

Steve Brooks, a keen adventurer, became the first person to drive across the Bering Straits Read More

Keels & Wheels to Display

HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 20, 2009) – On May 2-3, 2009, the largest gathering of classic cars and wooden boats in the United States will be on display at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, for the 14th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. In honor of this year’s Event Grand Marshall, Carroll Shelby, a rare collection of Shelby vehicles will be on display. Below is a look at two of the Shelby GT’s featured at this year’s event.

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Serial Number 1 Pony Cars First on the Block at WWG Houston

AUBURN, INDIANA (April 20, 2009) – Worldwide Auctioneers plans to launch its fifth annual Houston Classic Auction with a bang, announcing today that a pair of highly sought after first-edition Pony cars will be first to go under the hammer.

The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro offered as Lot number 1 will be none other than serial number 1, the first Camaro built at the Van Nuys factory in 1970, impressively optioned, well documented and recently comprehensively restored. This unique Camaro Read More

Ferrari Le Mans Star Just Added to RM Maranello Lineup

LONDON, ENGLAND (April 20, 2009) – RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, will lift the gavel on an exceptional, race-bred 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 (chassis number 0858) when the highly anticipated Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event returns to Maranello, Italy next month.

Regarded as one of the greatest sports-racing prototypes ever designed by Ferrari, the fiercely competitive 330 P4 is one of only three P4s ever built. This example has a distinguished racing pedigree including a win at the 1000-kilometre Read More

Concorso Confirms Tom Tjaarda as Honored Guest

April 15, 2009 – Legendary designer Tom Tjaarda will help Concorso Italiano celebrate the 50th anniversary of DeTomaso Automobili at its August 14 event.

A very talented designer, Tjaarda is responsible for such legendary production cars as the Innocenti 1100 Ghia Coupe, Fiat 124 Spider, Ferrari 330GT 2+2, Ferrari 365 GT California Spider, the DeTomaso Deauville, and of course his incredible DeTomaso Pantera. He is also responsible for literally dozens of prototypes and one off-specials. Google Tom Tjaarda and Read More

Trans Am Thunder to Appear at Shannons

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (April 15, 2009) – The cars, which will include Jim Richards’ 1964 Falcon Sprint, a brace of 500HP Shelby GT 350s and a 550HP 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, will line up for six events during the meeting.

After forming up behind the traditional grid girls, the Tribute cars will enjoy a classic NASCAR rolling start behind a real 1970 Boss 302 Pace car, making the races a great crowd spectacle.

The original Trans Am races were for classic cars Read More

B-J Tops $20m in Palm Beach

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (April 15, 2009) – The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company recorded more than $20 million in total sales and delivered its trademark excitement during the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction April 9-11, 2009. The all No Reserve auction featured an eclectic docket, including the “Project American Heroes” 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS custom that fetched $500,000 to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation and a classic 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet that brought $253,000, as well as a group Read More