07: Donnie Gould

Donnie Gould has been a car specialist and partner at RM Sotheby’s since 2002. He has had more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industry and his vast knowledge of classic cars stems from his learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country. Donnie played an integral role in developing RM’s Florida auction presence and was a natural Read More

From the Auction Desk: Cars in the Time of Coronavirus

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Sláinte.

What a week it’s been. From RM Auctions moving their Palm Beach sale to the Internet — and Barrett-Jackson just postponing their Palm Beach sale by six months — the immediate auction calendar took a major body blow.

The subsequent recommendations from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention limiting groups to 50 or fewer people showed the wisdom of those decisions.

Now, buying and selling cars probably isn’t at the forefront Read More

Keith’s Blog: Stay Home and Plan

We are in uncharted waters. No one can predict what the next weeks or month will bring. It’s a time of uncertainty for all of us.

I suggest we all use this quiet time to chart out the next decade with our cars.

Look at all the activities you are interested in — and decide which ones you want to attend.

Also, think about which events would be fun to attend with your children and/or grandchildren. You’ve got plenty of Read More

06: Elana Scherr

Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family but has made up for lost time since then. She started her wheeled career in motorcycle parts fabrication, then did a stint in Automotive PR before moving to the editorial side. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and Read More

Keith’s Blog: Why I Didn’t Buy an RX-7

There was a first-gen Mazda RX-7 on Bring A Trailer recently. It had only 16,000 miles, a rare automatic transmission — and was located fewer than 15 miles from SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR.

I’ve always been attracted to these cars. Their lines are period-interesting, and the rotary engine is intriguing.

It sold for $9,500.

As much as I wanted to bid, buy and drive it home, voices of reason in the SCM offices prevailed.

First of all, it Read More

Concours Corner: 2020 Amelia Island Concours Best in Show Winners

A 1929 Duesenberg J-218 Town Limousine from the Palm Beach, FL, Lehrman Collection won Best in Show Concours d’ Elegance at the 25th Annual Amelia Island Concours on March 8.

A 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder from won Best in Show Sport. Rob Kauffman, of Charlotte, N.C., owns the car.

“The 1929 Duesenberg J-218 Town Limousine and 1973 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am Spyder both embody the spirit of our awards,” said Bill Warner, Chairman and Founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Read More