Max Girardo is the founder of Girardo & Co where he and his talented team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always matching the right car with the right enthusiast. Read More
Publisher Martin longs to tour America’s great national parks by car. He should think twice about touring Yellowstone National Park in the fall, when the bull elk get surly and tune up the finish on cars, trucks and humans:
Here’s hoping you had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend.
We have just a quick note for the auction calendar for you this week. RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Driving into Summer is the biggest game going on right now for online auctions. The sale started last Thursday, May 21, and the first lot hammers down this Thursday, May 28.
Summer is fast approaching. It’s our time of travel.
I asked Bradley what places he would like to visit during the next decade. His list was short — but exotic. The Serengeti in Africa, Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia, The Pyramids in Egypt and the City of Petra in Jordan.
I wasn’t surprised. We’ve already been to the Galapagos, the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica — and we’ve ridden the White Pass Railway out Read More
Steve Ahlgrim has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. Along the way, he put his experience to good use judging several Concours a year. While his expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and Read More
Check out this very cool 1944 Cessna UC-78 “Bamboo Bomber” that will cross the block at Worldwide Auctioneers’ June 11-14 Americana Festival Auction:
Online auctions are really cooking now.
Barrett-Jackson wrapped up its first exclusively online sale on May 17. Preliminary results show that this wasn’t a typical Barrett-Jackson auction, but we knew that going into it. By my count, only four lots had the no-reserve status that we normally associate with a Barrett-Jackson auction.
On Monday morning, I counted 43 of 85 cars selling for $3,466,525. Is this a good result or a poor one? I don’t really know at this Read More
The 24th Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for September 11-13 in Malvern, PA, has been postponed until 2021.
The new date is September 10-12, 2021.
The events and classes for the 2020 concours will carry over into 2021, including Bugatti, Chrysler Imperial and Ferraris That Are Not Red.
For more information, click on www.radnorconcours.org
2020 Concours d’Elegance of America Postponed Until 2021
The 42nd Annual Concours d’Elegance of America won’t happen until 2021.
Originally scheduled for July 24-26, Read More
Last week, I told the tale of taking the 1965 Volvo 122S and the 1971 Jaguar E-type S3 V12 to the Oregon coast. My daughter, Alex, drove one of the cars, and my son, Bradley was a co-pilot.
Both cars failed at the end of the trip.
The pair got carted off to Consolidated Auto Works, where Ed Grayson performed a forensic analysis — along with a mechanical resuscitation.
Here’s what Ed discovered.
In Astoria, Alex had noted that the Read More
Gordon McCall is the President and CEO of McCall Events and Director of Motorsports at Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. He is the co-founder of The Quail- A Motorsports Gathering and Quail Motorcycle Gathering. His company produces exclusive VIP events, one of the best-known being “Gordon McCall’s Read More