From the Auction Desk: RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction is Online

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

Mike Tyson isn’t known for his sage wisdom, but, boy howdy, do those words ring true these days — even if we’re dealing with that idea in a less literal way than he did way back in his boxing days.

Still, there’s a time when knowing that something will happen and preparing for it, which is a lot of theory and expectations, and then there is the time when Read More

Concours Corner: Pebble Beach Concours Canceled for 2020

Pebble Beach Concours Canceled for 2020

The 70th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on August 15, 2021.

The 2020 Pebble Beach Concours is now canceled because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The cars and special classes recently selected for the 2020 Pebble Beach Concours will see the field in 2021.

“My heart goes out to all of the people who are involved in the Pebble Beach Concours and who are impacted by this decision,” said Concours Chairman Read More

Keith’s Blog: Is This the Year to Go to Monterey?

Monterey Car Week is cancelled. The SCM 1000 is postponed to 2021, along with nearly all other car activities at least through July.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be looking forward to using our cars again — perhaps as early as this August — in controlled, thoughtful circumstances.

Before the virus took hold, I had planned a week’s adventure with Bradley that included Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Crane Hot Springs and the Alvord Desert Scenic Highway.

Assuming that the Read More

12: Ed Gilbertson

Ed Gilbertson is the Chairman of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG). Ed is also the President of the Jury – Salon Prive’ Concour d’Elegance, a role that pulled him out of retirement to handle all the judging at this event that is held at the Blenheim Palace in the UK. Ed has been active in the car hobby for over 45 years. He is the Chief Judge Emeritus for Read More

Keith’s Blog: MGA or Boxster for Bradley

In just over two years, Bradley will be turning 15. In Oregon, that’s the when you can get a learner permit. You can drive a car, but you have to have a licensed adult with you.

I’ve been through this rite of passage five times now — four times with now-grown stepsons. It was 13 years ago that I took Alexandra to the local DMV to get her permit.

I enjoy teaching kids to drive. It requires an inner zen Read More

From the Auction Desk: Barrett-Jackson Schedules Online Auction

Hello once again, friends — from my house to yours.

It’s been over six weeks since our last major land auction, the collection of sales on Amelia Island, FL, and even a hermit like me is itching to get out and kick some tires that I’ll never own.

I stopped counting how many auctions I’ve scratched off the calendar on my desk, but this upcoming weekend was going to be Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale prior to the pandemic. That Read More

Concours Corner: Coronavirus Updates

Salon Privé Still On

Salon Privé has shifted dates to September 23-26, 2020 at Blenheim Palace.

For more information, click here.


Legends of the Autobahn Canceled

Legends of the Autobahn, one of Monterey Car Week’s most-popular events, is cancelled for 2020.

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic forced the move, but organizers say Legends will be back in 2021.

“The Mercedes Benz Club of America, the Audi Club of North America, the BMW Car Club of America and the Club Read More

11: Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman is the founder of Hyman Ltd, one of the largest and most respected collector vehicle dealers in the world Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Hyman Ltd’s 70,000-square foot facility is filled with a diverse inventory of nearly 200 of the world’s finest automobiles, covering virtually every era and genre imaginable –from horseless carriages to modern-era supercars and virtually everything in Read More