A Big Week in the Desert: Arizona Auction Result Roundup

Preliminary sales from Arizona Auction Week 2017 show drops at some auctions, despite an increase of 3 percent in total sales — $259.4 million this year, up from $251.8 million in 2016.

The addition of a Worldwide Auctioneers sale and Bonhams’ doubling their sales total from 2016 are the two main factors that boosted total sales this year.

RM Sotheby’s top sale was a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster sold Read More

Join Keith and Alex at the Annual SCM Rétromobile Reception

Join Keith Martin, Alex Martin-Banzer, and SCMer Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics for the annual SCM Rétromobile Reception. The reception will take place Wednesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll enjoy wine and refreshments at the Café Le Jambon à la Broche, located at the back of Exposition Hall A at Rétromobile. The reception will end at 6 p.m. — an hour before the RM Sotheby’s Auction. There will be shuttles from Rétromobile to Place Read More

Work Productivity Plummets: Arizona Auction Digital Catalogs

Arizona Auction Week is NEXT WEEK, and all the auction houses are fitting last-minute offerings into their lineups. Here’s where you can find the latest news from each auction house (and fritter away time at work until it’s time to fly south):

RM Sotheby’s Digital Catalog

Gooding & Company’s Digital Catalog

Bonhams’ Digital Read More

Greystone Mansion Concours Holiday Deal

The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, which happens on May 7, 2017 on a stunning 18-acre estate in Beverly Hills, CA, is offering SCM readers a great holiday deal for tickets.

From now though December 31, SCM readers get $135 concours tickets for $100.

All tickets include a parking shuttle service, gourmet food stations, adult beverages, concours admission, entry into the historic Greystone Mansion, vendor displays and lectures. Use the Holiday Order Form below to redeem.

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Atlanta Concours Debuts 40-year Collectors’ First-Time Showing

When 79-year-old Jim Collier was just 16, he was given a ’36 Ford — and that was the last Ford he ever owned. He actually became a Chevy man, and not a casual one by any stretch.

His desire for cars that were readily accessible, reliable, and something he could afford within a low-income town increased enough to grow a collection that he continued to enjoy for more than four decades. This collection has spanned an ownership of 60 cars Read More

Announcing the 2016 SCM Monterey Guru

A few weeks ago, SCM had a contest inviting participants to predict, without going over, the total sales of Monterey. The total of all sales results released by the Monterey auction companies has been calculated and verified, and we are pleased to announce that Jay Paul Santangelo was the winner, and as such, has been named the 2016 SCM Monterey Guru. Jay’s prediction of $342,850,000 was just about $500k shy of the $343,359,956 final grand total. Jay will receive $500 PLUS a three-year Read More

Dragone: The Inaugural Boston Cup Auction 2016

Today there are few companies in the collector car industry that have been around for as long as Dragone Classic Motorcars. The Dragone name has been known for the past 40 years for having some of the world’s greatest motorcars, well before auctions became the norm for buying collector cars. Dragone has owned and sold everything from the famous Vanderbilt cup 1906 Locomobile “Old 16”, which now resides in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, to the extraordinary 1957 Ferrari Read More

Pledge to Support the Hyman Team in Battling Cancer

Thank you to everyone that supported my ride to fight cancer last year. We raised over $20,000 — and with your support, we can do even more this year!

As many of you know, my family and I were struck by the news that our dear friend, Arianna Dougan, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an all too common childhood cancer. At the time Ari was only three years old.

Since that time Ari has been battling against the disease. She has been declared cancer Read More

Records Tumble in RM Sotheby’s Historic $29m Anniversary London Sale

Making it a night to remember, RM Sotheby’s shattered numerous world-record auction values at its 10th anniversary London sale on September 7, generating in excess of $29 million in sales. While a stunning 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT proved to be the night’s biggest seller, it is the game-changing prices achieved for some of the Porsches which will prove to be the sale’s most potent legacy.

The beautiful DB4GT is one of just 75 Read More

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