Legendary race car driver John Fitch says his friend and mentor Briggs Cunningham wanted to bring America to the forefront of road racing, and he wanted to do it in an American-designed car, built and campaigned by American engineers and mechanics, and driven by American drivers.
“That goal doesn’t seem to be so difficult looking back at the big efforts by Ford and Corvette,” says Fitch, “but Briggs did this all before the American automotive giants had much interest in the Read More
The Bonhams end-of-year Important Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia sale will be held at Mercedes-Benz World, it was announced in an August 17 press release. The December sale is traditionally Bonhams’ largest of the season, by value and volume, and offers a wide variety of motor cars spanning all periods, types, and marques.
James Knight, Group Head of Bonhams Motoring department, said, “Having attended a couple of functions at Mercedes-Benz World, I had cast an envious eye over the building. If I Read More
Number plate and automobilia collectors were well satisfied at Shannons Melbourne Classic Auction on August 16, driving total sales of nearly $720,000, with nearly 80 per cent of all lots sold on the night.
Ten special Victorian Heritage enamel number plates—including five prized three-digit plates—found new homes, with the “fastest” money on two plates with special Ferrari significance. The right to display the plate “599”—associated with Ferrari’s latest 599 GTB Fiorano V12 front-engined flagship—sold for $83,808, while “412”, which relates Read More
In two days, Six New World Records Achieved, Three $6 Million+ Collector Cars Sold, and 13 Total Lots Sold for More Than $1 Million Each
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 16, 2010) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sold more than $64.59 Million in collector cars over the weekend at its annual Pebble Beach Auctions, achieving its highest-ever recorded sales total in its Pebble Beach history. Extraordinary results for the high-end collector car Read More