Meet Keith Martin at the Concours d’Elegance of America

Keith Martin returns as emcee for the Concours d’Elegance of America on July 26 in Plymouth, MI. View the three-day schedule of events here. The featured concours classes are as follows:

Pre-War Classes

Motorcycles 1918 – 1929: The Dawn of the Modern Motorcycle
Gas Light: prior to 1914
Jazz Age: 1915 – 1929
Duesenberg Model J
Auburn Cord
American Popular: 1930 – 1942
American Classic Closed: Pre-war, 1929 – 1942
American Classic Open: Pre-war, 1929 – 1942
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Monterey Roundup: More Star Cars!

Monterey Car Week is less than a month away. Have you checked out the lastest consignments? Here is a roundup of some very significant star cars:

Gooding & Company has consigned a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder for their Pebble Beach auction (pictured above; Gooding & Company estimate: $16m–$18m). The sale takes place August 15–16. View all the current Gooding & Company consignments here.

RM’s Monterey sale runs three days this year, August 13–15. A 1964 Read More

Meet Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Alex Martin-Banzer at Forest Grove

The Forest Grove Concours d ‘Elegance returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, July 19, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as co-emcees. Alex Martin-Banzer will serve as a concours judge. All three will participate in Saturday’s Tour d’Elegance and attend the Saturday night gala dinner. Martin and Osborne will emcee the gala as well. SCM will host a booth at the concours.

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Du Pont Collection Joins “Preserving the Automobile” Auction

Bonhams has consigned a private collection of original racing, experimental, hot rod and stock automobiles from the prominent American family du Pont — a name synonymous with a chemical empire, a luxury automobile manufacturer, and America’s first motorcycle company.

The property of Alexis “Lex” du Pont, son of motoring magnate E. Paul du Pont, the collection consists of cars from Cooper, Ford and Morgan and are all in original, as-raced or unrestored period condition.

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Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs at RM Sotheby’s Motor City

A strong selection of pre-war heavy iron hits the market on July 25 at RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale in Plymouth, MI. Leading the notable consignments are a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $850k–$1.1m), a 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton ($400k–$450k) and a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster ($375k–$450k).

View all the consignments here. View the digital catalog here.

“What’s Collectible Now?” Register For the SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar

It’s time to register for the 14th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar. This seminar brings together market experts from around the world to discuss changes in the collector car market and predict what’s ahead. Topics include:

  • Why Countach prices have exploded
  • Why you should put a ’60s Chevy C-10 pickup next to your Gullwing
  • Is the Miata the new Bugeye?
  • Duesenbergs: Big buck bargains?
  • Have air-cooled 911s finally hit the ceiling?
  • Panelists’ best buy picks for 2016

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The First Star Cars of Monterey

Monterey Car Week is two months away, but the star cars are already stacking up. Here is a roundup of some early consignments:

RM has extended their Monterey sale to three days with the addition of a private collection referred to as “The Pinnacle Portfolio” (pictured). Cars in the collection range from a matching-numbers 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing to a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. RM’s sale takes place August 13–15. View Read More

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