Monterey Car Week Auctions Total $345 Million — So Far

Preliminary results show that total sales at the big five Monterey Car Week Auctions — RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Russo and Steele, Bonhams and Mecum — are an estimated $345 million — well short of the $397 million total in 2015.

The highest sale totals during Monterey Car Week were in 2014, with $463,744,226 in total sales. In 2013 — just three years ago — total sales were $308 million.

At the same time, top-notch cars sold for serious Read More

2016 Pebble Beach Best of Show: 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet

Richard Mattei’s 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet is on top of the collector car world.

Mattei’s Lancia won Best of Show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21. This was the first time Mattei entered a car at Pebble Beach.

“I was just happy to be an entrant at Pebble Beach — and now to get an award, and not just one, but three!”

This year’s Pebble Beach Concours has 228 cars from 16 countries and Read More

Keith Martin Chosen as Honorary Chief Judge at Inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance

When Harry Krix and Bill Wallet, co-chairmen and co-founders of the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, decided their inaugural event — October 8 and 9 at the globally recognized Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton — would join the ranks of the premier concours circuit, they also decided to open the doors to a program with years of experience. So they have named automotive authority and television commentator Keith Martin as Honorary Head Judge, bringing immediate national recognition to Read More

Inaugural Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

A new award ceremony is scheduled for Monterey Car Week this year — for the best car among the top 2015 concours-winning cars.

Sir Michael Kadoorie, Christian Philippsen, Chip Conner and Bruce Meyer have created the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award.

The cars will be on display, and 23 judges will choose the winner at a private dinner on August 16, 2016. The winning car will be displayed at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on August 19.

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