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Amelia Island Star Car Roundup

Five auctions take place during the second weekend in March. The auctions all happen near the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Here is our roundup of headliners: A 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Cabriolet A gets top billing at RM Sotheby’s on March 12 (pictured above; RM Sotheby’s estimate: $3m–$4m). View all the lots […]

A Five-day Rally for Air-cooled Porsches

The Ramshorn Rally is a new driving event for air-cooled Porsches built in 1989 and before. This first-time rally takes place May 23–27 and sends 30 cars along the scenic back roads of Montana, Idaho and Washington State. For more information, visit www.ramshornrally.org.

Dragone Names Paul V.J. Koot Director of European Sales

Paul V.J. Koot is now head Director of sales in Europe for Dragone Auctions. He will be handling all activities for Dragone Classic Motorcars & Auctions in Europe. Koot was born in 1958 in Ede, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. His father was an engineer with a passion […]

Gooding Reveals Complete Seinfeld Collection List for Amelia Island

Gooding & Company has announced the full list of consignments from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection, to be sold at the Amelia Island Auction on March 11. “Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & […]

In Memoriam: Gordon Apker

Gorden Apker, noted car collector, longtime SCMer and friend to so many in the vintage car world, died February 3 in Scottsdale, AZ after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Janet, daughter Leisha and close friends Ken and Sami Waldrip were with him. Apker won fame in the business […]

In Memoriam: Robert M. Lee

Robert M. Lee, who was famous for his extraordinary car collection, his generosity, friendship and wonderful parties, died on January 28. He was 88. Lee, an SCMer for decades, threw fantastic parties after the end of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Lee took Best of Show at Pebble Beach in […]

Arizona Totals Send Mixed Signals

We’ve barely concluded Arizona Auction Week, and post-block deals are still coming together, but combined sales released so far total $231.5m. Although there were many million-dollar cars, the preliminary total represents a decline of 15% from last year’s $271.2m*. The most expensive car of the week was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (pictured), sold […]