Come See Us at Silver Portland

Silver returns to the Rose City this weekend for their twice-annual Portland sale. Stop by, check out the cool collectibles and pick up free copies of SCM and ACC. View the consignment list here.

And if you see someone wearing an SCM hat, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself.

Brass Era Trifecta Joins “Preserving the Automobile” Sale

Known as the “Preserving the Automobile” auction, Bonhams’ October 5 sale in Philadelphia focuses on authentic, historically accurate and unrestored motorcars. Headliners include three pre-Great War automobiles from America and Great Britain: a 1907 Stearns 60hp tourer (Bonhams estimate: $650k–$850k); a 1908 Rainer Model D 45/50hp tourer ($250k–$350k); and a 1913 Napier Type 44 six-cylinder tourer ($150k–$180k).

View all the consignments here.

Keith Martin Receives Ed Herrmann Award

Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin has received the first annual Ed Herrmann Award. The award pays homage to Edward Herrmann, who had a profound impact on the car collecting community and on the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, now known as the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance. Hermann was the Concours emcee for many years. Publisher Martin received the award at the Concours on Sunday, September 13.

Meet Keith Martin at the Chantilly Concours

SCM Publisher Keith Martin returns to France this weekend for the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event, taking place September 6 in Chantilly. Martin serves as a concours judge for Citroën Special Bodyworks. (The SCM Collection does include a Méhari after all.) Other classes include: 

• The Untouched Open Cars from the Interwar Period
• The Untouched Closed Cars from the Interwar Period
• Tribute to Bugatti: the Racing cars
• The Iconoclastic Interiors
• The Famous Ladies’ Cars
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Monterey Recap: Preliminary Sales Total $392m

Monterey Car Week is over, and the last gavel has dropped, but auction companies continue to bring together buyers and sellers behind the scenes. Here are the preliminary numbers that have been confirmed so far:

RM Sotheby’s reported Monterey sales exceeding $172.7m — an increase of 20% over last year’s Monterey totals, and the highest-grossing collector car auction of all time. A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM (pictured) was the most expensive car of Monterey Car Week at Read More