Ex-Earl Howe Bugatti Barn Find to Headline Bonhams Retromobile Sale

The 1937 Bugatti Type 57S originally owned by Earl Howe and only known by a handful of people during the last 50 years will be sold at Bonhams’ Retromobile sale in Paris on February 7, 2009. This highly significant motor car is conservatively estimated to realize in excess of $3.8m.

The Bugatti with Atalante coachwork retains all the attributes that will ensure its appeal to the world’s most discerning collectors. It has a spectacular provenance having been owned by Earl Read More

Tech Talk with Colin Comer

“I just purchased a 1969 L88 4-speed convertible. Everybody tells me I need to use racing gas in this baby, or I risk blowing it up. Can it be adjusted to run on premium pump gas?” —BBL, Chicago, IL

First, congrats on buying an L88. They are awesome cars, and I think the performance will be an eye opener. Just remember to aim it carefully before you drop the hammer.

As far as race gas—yes, if the L88 was Read More

Barrett-Jackson to Offer One-of-a-Kind Piece of Baseball Memorabilia in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ – November 25, 2008 – Take the hood of a Chevy Tahoe; bring it to six Major League Baseball parks; have more than 220 players sign it, including the biggest names in baseball today, Baseball Hall of Fame members and future stars of tomorrow; and what have you got? One of the most unique pieces of baseball memorabilia ever created.

Baseball memorabilia collectors and auto enthusiasts will have the opportunity to bid on this one-of-a-kind vehicle on January, Read More

Pebble Beach 2009 Registration Now Open

Pebble Beach, CA (November 19, 2008) -– The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is already accepting entry applications for the 59th annual show to be held on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Entry forms were mailed out last week, and all completed forms are due back to the Concours by January 7, 2009 — two full months earlier than in previous years.

“The earlier time frame allows our Selection Committee to put together the very best field,” says Concours Chairman Sandra Kasky Read More

Aussie Rules in $3.4m B&G Sale

Sydney, Australia (November, 16, 2008) — The Bonhams & Goodman auction of the six-strong Dawson-Damer racing car collection realised a startling $2m in Sydney last Sunday evening. The great news for Australian enthusiasts is that home bidders beat global competition to keep the Collection’s two most important Lotus racing cars in Australian ownership.

Top Lot was the 1963 Lotus-Climax 25 Formula 1 car as driven by legendary double-World Champion Driver Jim Clark to win seven Grand Prix races that season. Read More

Racy Ladies Took to the Track at H&H

Surrey, England (November 17, 2008) — The inaugural Racy Ladies track day held in conjunction with H&H Sales Ltd on Sunday November 9th 2008 proved a great success. Two-thirds of the women who attended the Rockingham event were novices. A scenario which not only validated the concept behind Racy Ladies – that of encouraging women to participate in motorsport be it historic or modern but also contributed to a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.

With the only men allowed behind Read More

B-J to Sell First Production T-Bird in January

Scottsdale, AZ (November 18, 2008) -– One of the most significant American sports cars ever built, the first production Ford Thunderbird, will be sold at No Reserve during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 11-18, 2009. The Raven Black 1955 T-Bird was produced by Ford Motor Company on Sept. 9, 1954, and represents the birth of Ford’s sports car program. Hailed as “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™,” the Scottsdale auction and lavish lifestyle events Read More

Corvette Clubs Donate Trees to Mid America Motorworks

Mike Yager with members of the Looking Glass Corvette Club. Mike and Laurie Yager with Original Corvette Club of St. Louis members.
Darrell “Pokie” Wildhaber and Dennis Hardesty came up with the idea to donate the trees to Mid America Motorworks and worked with both clubs to get it organized. The trees were planted near the Funfest Sales and Registration Building north of the Corporate Building.

John Mullane, President of the Looking Glass Corvette Club, said “Of all the places Read More

2008 Concorso Arizona Returns to the Boulders

Scottsdale, AZ, (November 11, 2008) –The Ferrari Club of America Desert Region presents the annual Concorso Arizona event at The Boulders Resort in their el Pedregal Marketplace this Saturday, November 15, 2008. This Italian Sports Car and Exotics show features Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pantera and other spectacular Italian cars which will be on display from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Concorso Arizona attracts entrants and spectators from all over Arizona and Nevada as well as other states. Allen Faulkner, Concorso Arizona Chairman Read More

Two Rare Concepts to star at RM Automobiles of Arizona

Two unique and rare examples of automotive styling – a record-breaking, Hemi-powered 1954 Dodge Firearrow III Sport Concept by Ghia, and a one-of-a-kind 1950 Saturn ‘Bob Hope Special’ are set to star at RM’s prestigious ‘Automobiles of Arizona’ event, January 16th in Phoenix, Arizona.

PHOENIX, Arizona (November 10, 2008) – A rare, record-breaking 1954 Dodge Firearrow III Sport Concept by Ghia and a one-of-a-kind 1950 Saturn ‘Bob Hope Special’ will take center stage at RM’s prestigious Automobiles of Arizona event, Read More