From the Auction Desk: Counting Blessings and Helping Out

It was a sunny, 65-degree spring weekend.

Nature spared Portland, Oregon from the tornados that ripped through parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana over Easter weekend. We didn’t get buried in Maine’s spring snowstorm that left people without power for days. We also didn’t wake up to severe storms like my friends in the Carolinas did on Monday.

Add on top of that more than 16 million jobs lost over the last several weeks in Read More

Concours Corner: Coronavirus Updates

Hilton Head Island Pressing On

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival is still preparing for a October 23-November 1 event.

According to a press release, doing the work to ensure that Hilton Head continues to raise money for charity is the driving force behind the ongoing planning.

Click here for more information.

Hillsborough Concours Canceled

The 2020 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, originally set for July 21, 2020 is canceled.

Organizers said the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic forced the Read More

Keith’s Blog: Ship My Car Right to the Shop

It’s like Christmas morning when a new car arrives at SCM.

We get the call from the driver a few hours in advance.

I start watching N.E. Sandy Boulevard from the conference room windows of SCM World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Soon enough, the truck comes into view, and the intricate choreography of unloading begins.

Perhaps the most satisfying moment is when the car is on the ground, I get in, start it and pull it into our underground garage. Read More

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