America’s Car Museum Rolls Out ‘Giving a Break’ Initiative to Benefit Tacoma’s Less Fortunate

LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), the four-level, 165,000-square-foot facility that opened last June in Tacoma, Wash., today announced it will launch a community-focused program in Jan. 2013 titled “Giving a Break.”  The $100,000 museum initiative includes an alliance with United Way Pierce County to distribute ACM tickets to the area’s economically challenged, including veterans, children and elderly persons.

“A large portion of the funding for our museum came from our community,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira.  “Consequently, Read More

RM Concludes Record 2012 Calendar with $11.5m Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Sale

RM Auctions concluded its 2012 calendar on a high note in Florida this past weekend , generating more than $11.5 million in sales with 100 percent of all lots sold at its December 1 John Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Collection sale in North Palm Beach.

The result of a decade of dedicated collecting by respected collector and successful entrepreneur, John Staluppi, the single-day auction presented a magnificent range of American automobiles and memorabilia before a standing-room only crowd. Capturing the Read More

The Original 1966 TV Batmobile to Cross the Block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The car will cross the block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, Read More

Staluppi Collection Premieres This Thursday on Velocity

Tune into “Million Dollar Collections” this Thursday, November 29 at 7 pm ET for a first glimpse inside the Staluppi Collection. SCM Publisher Keith Martin, who is the host of “Million Dollar Collections,” said, “It was extraordinary to spend a whole day looking at the cars in the collection, as well as the setting that Staluppi has created for them. Everything about his museum is tastefully done, from the drive-in movie theme to the extremely high quality of the cars.” The Read More

The New Year of Car Collecting Looks Bright at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce four extraordinary cars for its Scottsdale Auctions that represent major areas of demand within the car collecting community: a one-of-a-kind 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider; a beautifully-restored, pre-war 1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante; an ultimate-specification, blue chip 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; and a highly-original 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra.  Gooding & Company will hold its Scottsdale Auctions on Friday and Saturday, Read More

Shelbys Lead Superb Roster of Early Entries for RM Auctions’ Arizona Sale

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, has announced an exceptional series of early entries for its highly anticipated Arizona sale, January 18 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Celebrating its 14th year in 2013, the well-established RM sale will lift the gavel on a handpicked selection of some 80 blue-chip collector cars as the company continues its mission to unite the world’s finest automobiles with its most discerning collectors.

“Two thousand Read More

Keith Martin Hosts Staluppi Collection on Velocity

Tune into Velocity this Friday, November 9 at 9 pm ET for an inside glimpse of the Staluppi Collection. SCM Publisher Keith Martin, who is the host of “Million Dollar Collections,” said, “It was extraordinary to spend a whole day looking at the cars in the collection, as well as the setting that Staluppi has created for them. Everything about his museum is tastefully done, from the drive-in movie theme to the extremely high quality of the cars.” The Staluppi Read More

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