McPherson College’s “Wheels of Change” Webinar Starts June 25

McPherson College is starting “Wheels of Change: How the Automobile Shaped Our Lives,” a six-week summer series webinar on on the people, innovations and the art that helped shape the automotive industry.

This webinar features car insiders from around the country.

The first webinar is June 25 at 12 p.m. CDT, with the topic, Four Epic Road Trips that Upended the World. Space is limited, so each week’s webinar will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is on Read More

Leake Auctions Cancels Tulsa Auction

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Leake to cancel its June 26-27 Tulsa Auction.

“The health and safety of our customers and employees is our first priority,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of the Leake Auction Division. “So, instead of an in-person auction, we our focusing all our efforts on our online sales options, including Marketplace-E, where sellers can select ‘Make Offer’ or ‘Buy Now’ options, allowing collectors and enthusiasts to sell and purchase vehicles at any time from the safety Read More

Audrain Automobile Museum to Display Begovich Collection

As part of its mission to “Preserve, Celebrate and Share Automotive History,” the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, RI, is thrilled to announce that the Nicholas Begovich Collection has been acquired for future display.

Comprising 14 post-war sports and grand touring cars, the collection represents the vision, fascination and lifetime passion of Nick Begovich, a brilliant and accomplished electrical engineer and physicist whose professional accomplishments and success allowed him to realize his love of engineering and design excellence in cars.

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RM Sotheby’s Adds 288 GTO to Online Only: Driving Into Summer Auction

RARE FERRARI 288 GTO LEADS ROSTER OF ITALIAN SPORTS CARS COMING TO RM SOTHEBY’S ONLINE ONLY: DRIVING INTO SUMMER AUCTION

BLENHEIM, Ontario (5 May 2020) – RM Sotheby’s has announced the latest highlights for its Online Only: Driving into Summer auction, a time-based online sale set to open for bidding at 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, 21 May with staggered closure on lots now extended to two days, beginning at 11:00 am ET on 28 May and continuing Read More

Barrett-Jackson Announces Online-Only May Auction

Starting on May 8, Barrett-Jackson will auction at least 75 collector cars and 250 pieces of automobilia during an online-only auction.

The auction will end on May 17.

“No other company connects the collector car community like Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO. “Over the last nearly 50 years, we’ve built a brand that’s come to represent more than just the auction of collector cars. Our relaunched online auction platform is the perfect extension of the Barrett-Jackson experience. Read More

RM Sotheby’s Joins Porsche to Auction Special 911

RM Sotheby’s and Porsche are gearing up to auction the last 991 Generation Porsche 911 — a one-of-1,948 911 Speedster with just 20 miles on the clock.

According to a RM Sotheby’s press release, the GT Silver Metallic car is fitted with a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated flat six engine developing 502 horsepower. That horsepower travels through a 6-speed manual gearbox.

This car gets the full-bore Heritage Design package — one that gives customers the choice of their preferred plaque numbers Read More

RM Sotheby’s Online-Only Palm Beach Auction Totals $13.7 Million

RM Sotheby’s Palm Beach Auction — quickly switched to an online-only format in response to the Coronavirus pandemic — was a rousing success, with a sales total of $13.7 million and more than 900 bidders from 44 countries.

The sell-through rate was 69 percent.

The auction opened for online bids on March 20, and lots closed to bidding on a staggered schedule from March 25 through March 28.

High sale was a 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 at $891,000. The Read More

Barrett-Jackson to Postpone 2020 Palm Beach Auction to October 15-17, 2020

Following the recommendation of county and state officials in Florida, executives with Barrett-Jackson today announced the company will postpone its 18th Annual Palm Beach Auction, scheduled for April 16-18, 2020, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The decision was made due to the uncertainty of the current public health crisis and to safeguard auction customers, sponsors and guests from the potential spread of COVID-19.

“While every indication shows that our bidders, consignors and sponsors were behind our efforts to hold our Read More

RM Auctions’ Palm Beach Auction Shifts to Online Only

RM Auctions, a division of RM Sotheby’s Group, today announces that its forthcoming Palm Beach auction, scheduled 20–21 March at the Palm Beach International Raceway, will be canceled and transitioned into an Online Only auction via rmsothebys.com. The decision to shift this live auction to the company’s online platform comes in light of the current guidance from public health officials regarding the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The auction house came to the decision to cancel its live auction as a precautionary Read More

Porsche and Ferrari Shine at Gooding Amelia Island

President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sell the 1976 Porsche 934 for $1,380,000. Photo copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Image by Jensen Sutta.

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, realized $20,785,080 in a single day at the company’s 11th annual Amelia Island Auction. The auction house achieved an impressive 93% sales rate from 83 of 89 lots sold, producing an average price of $250,422 per lot Read More