Meet the SCM Gang at La Jolla

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place this Sunday, April 12. Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee for his fifth year, and SCM’s Alex Martin-Banzer and Michael Pierce will serve as concours judges. Keith, Alex and Michael drive the Tour d’Elegance on Saturday and will attend the VIP Reception that evening. Advertising Executive Steve Kittrell hosts the SCM booth. Stop by, introduce yourself, and check out our special event rates for subscriptions and renewals.

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale Makes Record $21.3m

Auctions America kicked off its 2015 auction season with a vibrant return to Fort Lauderdale, FL, on March 27–29, generating $21.3m in total sales with 74% of all lots sold (368/495). The impressive tally marks AA’s strongest Fort Lauderdale performance in the auction’s 13-year history. Bidders hailed from 14 countries and 45 states, and 47% of buyers were new to Auctions America.

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Sotheby’s Acquires 25% Ownership Interest in RM Auctions

Sotheby’s has acquired a 25% ownership interest in RM Auctions, which will now be known as RM Sotheby’s.

This long-term investment comes as the more than $2 billion market for the finest automobiles continues to grow, presenting increasing opportunities for both companies. Sotheby’s and RM have previously collaborated on successful sales in the U.S. and Europe. The November 2013 “Art of the Automobile” auction in New York achieved nearly $63m in just two hours and saw a new Read More

Classes and Dates Announced for Quail Lodge Events

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Presented by TUDOR takes place Saturday, May 16. This day-long celebration of motorcycling heritage and performance continues with its “Legends of the Sport” series, honoring seminal figures in the sport of motorcycling. There will be more than 200 pre- and post-war motorcycles on display. The Quail Ride, a 100-mile motorcycle journey throughout the Monterey Peninsula, takes place the day prior on Friday, May 15.

This year, two legends of the sport will be honored at The Read More

SVRA and Motostalgia Partner for June 12 Auction at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Motostalgia is now the Official Auction Company of the SVRA. The partnership kicks off with an exclusive collector car auction at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational on June 12. This joint venture will provide the true enthusiast the opportunity to enjoy two of the most exciting experiences in motorsports: auctions and vintage racing.

“Working with Motostalgia Auction Company was the next logical step for SVRA, given our demographics and national footprint,” said Tony Parella, President and CEO Read More

The Andrews Collection: “The Best of That Little Bit of Everything”

RM Sotheby’s presents the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, TX, April 30–May 2. The collection includes some of the finest and rarest cars the hobby has ever seen.

As part of an effort to downsize their collection to a more manageable level, the father and son team will offer 75 vehicles for auction, along with an eclectic assortment of memorabilia. Click here to view an extended video on the collection, including special commentary by Paul Read More

“My Classic Car” Star Dennis Gage Joins Keels & Wheels as Grand Marshal

Dennis Gage, the mustachioed host of Velocity’s “My Classic Car,” will be Grand Marshal at the 2015 Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. The concours takes place May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. SCM Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee.

Gage will be on the grounds meeting participants and visitors, signing autographs and participating in the awards ceremony, as well as filming an episode of “My Classic Car. Visit www.keels-wheels.com for details.

First Look: Arizona Auction Week Breaks $270m

Auction houses have begun to report sales from Arizona Auction Week, and the cumulative $270m total has already eclipsed last year’s record $253m. These numbers do not include post-block deals still in the works or sales figures from Russo and Steele or Silver Auctions.

Barrett-Jackson sold more than 1,611 vehicles, and total sales surpassed $130m. The most expensive car was the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake,” sold at $5.1m. View Barrett-Jackson’s results here.

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Meet Donald Osborne in Paris

Join Donald Osborne of Automotive Valuation Services and Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics for the annual SCM Rétromobile Reception. The reception will take place Wednesday, February 4, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll enjoy wine and refreshments at the Café Le Jambon à la Broche. The reception will end at 6:00 p.m., an hour before the RM auction. There will be shuttles from Rétromobile to Les Invalides where the auction is being held. To RSVP, email Donald Osborne at Read More