10: Bruce Trenery

Bruce Trenery is the owner of Fantasy Junction located in Emeryville, California, a company he started with two friends in 1976. By the next year he took over the company and since then he has sold over 9,000 collector vehicles including classics, vintage race cars, and pretty much everything else. Back in the day, Bruce raced Formula Vee, Formula C, and Formula B. He continued racing with SCCA and has run in Read More

From the Auction Desk

It’s a new week, and that means more rescheduled auctions these days.

However, it seems that companies are pretty confident that they have dates where we can all meet up again.

Late last week, Mecum announced the rescheduling of its flagship Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, IN. Originally slated for May 12–17, it is now on the block for June 23–28. They also announced the cancellation of their Portland, OR, sale, originally set for June 12–13.

That leads us Read More

Concours Corner: Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update

 

Pebble Beach Concours Still on Track

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has announced that they’re optimistic about keeping their original August 16, 2020 concours date.

A post on the Pebble Beach Concours site reads, “Our event is several months into the future, and we still hope to be able to celebrate our love of cars together on August 16, 2020 — so we continue to plan accordingly.”

For more information, click here.

 

Keeneland Concours Cancels for Read More

Keith’s Blog: Strange Times

It’s an odd time to be talking about classic cars.

Our whole world has been turned upside down in a matter of weeks.

We are holding our collective breath, waiting to find out what is going to happen next.

But, in fact, many service and restoration shops are open. People are buying and selling cars online (I’ve bought one myself). Private sales are still happening (I sold the GTV and the Sprint Speciale to SCMers).

Since I decided to buy Read More

09: Jakob Greisen

Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The auctions are held in conjunction with some of the most renowned global motoring events including The Quail, Goodwood Revival, and many others. Read More

Concours Corner: Coronavirus Updates

Keels & Wheels Reschedules

The 25th Annual Keels & Wheels is now scheduled for October 17-18, 2020.

Keels & Wheels was originally set for May 2-3, but organizers postponed the party because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The 11th Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked is also postponed. It will now happen on October 1, 2020.

For more information, visit www.keels-wheels.com

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Sticking with October Date

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, scheduled for October 16-18, is sticking with Read More

From the Auction Desk: Thin on the Ground

I was really looking forward to Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale at the Somerset House in London, U.K. It was due to hammer tomorrow, April 1 in London.

That would have been the first international sale that Gooding took on during my time here at SCM. It’s hopeful to see companies stretch out to mark new ground and see how the sale ends up.

Like so many other events inside and out of our little corner Read More

Keith’s Blog: A Quick Road Trip in the Lockdown Era

I question the wisdom of my own decision to leave quarantine, even if briefly.

Last weekend, Bradley and I piled into the SCM Volvo 122S and drove to the Oregon coast and back.

Our destination was the fabled Bowpicker Fish and Chips in Astoria. The establishment is housed in a free-standing boat on a trailer.

At 69, I am in a high-risk group if I contract the Coronavirus. So we exercised what I thought were proper precautions. We went directly Read More