Catch Leake Auctions in the Premier Episode of “The Car Chasers”

Leake Auction Company, a Tulsa-based collector car auction company, will be featured in a new reality TV series debuting on CNBC on Tuesday, March 5 at 9pm CST. “The Car Chasers” follows Jeff Allen, Meg Bailey and Perry Barndt from Flat 12 in Lubbock, Texas as they buy, fix and flip cars while trying to turn a profit. In the premiere episode, Jeff and Perry bring seven cars to the Leake Auction in Dallas hoping to move inventory and make Read More

Boca Raton Concours Raises More than $1m for Boys & Girls Club

The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation raised more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Hosted for the seventh consecutive year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the event took place February 22-24, 2013 and featured an amazing weekend of philanthropy, comedy and of course, a stellar automobile and motorcycle display all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward Read More

Bonhams’ Inaugural Boca Raton Sale a Smashing Success

Bonhams hit a home run on Saturday, February 23, at its inaugural motorcar auction held in conjunction with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on the grounds of the luxurious, seaside Boca Raton Resort & Club north of Miami.
 
A diverse selection of American and European motorcars, along with several contemporary models, attracted a full house of on-site bidders and numerous telephone, absentee and live online bidders. With participation from around the world, and buyers from as far Read More

Announcing the 2013 Walleye 1000 Vintage Rally

The second annual Walleye 1000 will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 8–9, 2013. This year’s route will run southeast from the Twin Cities along the Mississippi and into Wisconsin for the evening, then back into Minnesota for the return and finisher’s banquet on Sunday evening. The event is a vintage tour, more like the California Melee than the Colorado Grand, and is fun for all types of cars, and all budgets. It’s a great two-day excuse to put a Read More

Minicars Attract Mega Interest at RM’s Record-Setting Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Sale…

The focus of the global collector community turned to Madison, Georgia, this past week (February 15 – 16) as RM Auctions lifted the gavel on the world-famous Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, generating more than $9.1 million in sales* with 100% of all lots sold.

A true labor of love carefully amassed over more than 15 years by businessman and lifelong collector, Bruce Weiner, the museum was internationally celebrated as the world’s finest and largest collection of rare microcars. Read More

Bob Ingram Named Chairman of Inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Bob Ingram, one of North Carolina’s most influential business leaders and himself a collector of vintage automobiles, has been named honorary chairman of the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, to be staged in early May.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 22 and can be purchased online at www.pinehurstconcours.com. The first-ever Concours show competition at Pinehurst Resort  will feature a staging of 118 prestigious cars, some valued at more than $2m, in celebration of the 118-year-old resort.

Ingram, a Durham Read More

“Out of Africa” Plane Returns to its Spiritual Home After $17.4m Bonhams Sale

The airplane featured in the seven-time Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa is on its way back to the country nearly three decades later, after finding a new home in Kenya at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on February 7.

The 1929 American Moth Corporation De Havilland 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane featured in the Sydney Pollack-directed movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford sold for $269k to Read More

Artcurial Tops Its Own Record With 2013 Retromobile Sale

Artcurial‘s  Retromobile sale was a spectacular event in every sense of the word. When the hammer went down on the last lot, well after midnight, the sale in Paris had clocked up $19.5m, making it the largest ever sale of collector cars in France. This beat Artcurial’s own record set at the same event last year. The auction, which lasted some six and a half hours — not including the automobilia sale earlier in the day — attracted a Read More

Only Lamborghini Miura Roadster Ever Built Comes to Amelia Island Concours

The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini, the glamorous Italian supercar, during the event’s festivities March 8-10, 2013. In support, Lamborghini will bring the rare Miura Roadster from Switzerland for the celebration. The historic Roadster will be joined by its contemporary, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, a full class of historic Lamborghinis, as well as a surprise from Lamborghini’s new motorsports team, Squadra Corse.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was Read More

Bonhams to Host Two-Day Auction at Boca Raton Concours

The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation is pleased to announce that at this year’s event, Bonhams will host an automobile and automobilia auction on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on some unique and priceless motorcars and Read More

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