Special Festivals of Speed Amelia Island Offer for Sports Car Market Readers

The Festivals of Speed welcomes SCM readers to register their special vintage or exotic vehicles free of charge into the special Sports Car Market display area at the 2014 Festivals of Speed Amelia Island. 

Approved registrants will receive:

– Two complimentary General Admission tickets to Festivals of Speed Amelia Island

– Coupon to redeem for your complimentary embroidered event duffle bag

– One dash plaque for your vehicle

– Entry into Festivals of Speed judging for the opportunity to win Read More

Rare 1930 Packard Speedsters and Chrysler Custom Imperial Collection to be Sold by Dragone Auctions

The Dragone Auctions pre-holiday auction sale features classics from the Thomas Kerr “Packard” collection located at the our showroom and gallery in Westport, Connecticut. Thomas Kerr is well known for his 40 year quest to buy the best classic era Packard’s to exist today.

A 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout and a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton formerly owned by the well respected classic car collector, George Jepson are just a few extremely rare classics that will be showcased at Read More

Leake’s Dallas Auction Hits $6.7 Million in Sales

The Leake Collector Car Show & Auction, home-based in Tulsa, OK,  wrapped up another outstanding auction this past weekend, reaching  $6.7 million in sales and selling 58 percent of the cars. The auction was held in Dallas Market Hall, November 16-18. The top selling car was a 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 at $130,000, plus the buyer’s premium.

Other top selling cars were:  a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible at $96,000, a 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at $90,000, a 1957 Read More

Join SCM at Beaches Cruisin’ for the SCM Car Corral, a Free Window Cling and the Chance to Meet Keith Martin!

Join us at Portland International Raceway every Wednesday (through September 26) for Beaches Cruisin’.

Starting this week we’ll have a special car corral for fans of SCM and ACC. When you arrive at the field, just have them direct you to the American Car Collector Corral, located near our booth. Identify yourself as an ACC/SCM insider, and we’ll give you a free window cling.

Booth staffers making an appearance this Wednesday, August 8th, include Keith Martin, Publisher of Read More

The Columbia River Concours is Almost Here

The Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show will be held at historic Officer’s Row at Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington. There’s a website with lots more info, but we’d like to emphasize a few important points:

It is free to enter your special pre-1975 car. The cars are the main attraction, and there’s no charge to enter yours.

The setting is magnificent and historic, and it is also near the Pearson Air Museum. Entered cars park on the Read More

Save the Date for the 2012 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance

For 56 consecutive years, The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. The passion of the Concours leadership and volunteers, pride of its entrants, and devotion of its attendees has earned Hillsborough the proud record as the longest continually running Concours in the world.

The Hillsborough Concours offers a forum for passionate vintage car owners to showcase their prized vehicles, and to compete for respect and Read More

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue 2012 Application for Entry Now Available

Applications are now available for Carmel-by-the-Sea, the most recent addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering.

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for children’s fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the Carmel-by-the-Seas Concours on the Avenue. Carmel’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating Read More

Mecum Tops $12 Million in Kansas City

Mecum ended the 2011 auction season on a high note, with record sales, consignments and attendance for their Kansas City Auction, Dec. 1-3, 2011, at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

More than 800 vehicles crossed the auction block with a 70% sell-through rate. Total sales topped $12.3 million, which encompasses total hammer sales of more than $11.6 million plus Mecum’s low 6% buyer’s premium on vehicles.

“This year’s grand finale was the largest auction Mecum Read More

Stunning Ferrari 250 GT LWB ‘Tour de France’ Berlinetta Tops RM’s $21.41 Million London Auction

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, concluded its 2011 sales calendar on a high note in London on Wednesday (26th October), posting over $21,413,000 in total sales with a solid 79% of all lots sold.

Attracting an international clientele – bidders represented 22 countries from around the world – the single-day auction catered to collectors of both automobiles and motorcycles, presenting an exceptional roster of some 100 motor cars and 25 classic two-wheelers.

The Read More