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.
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.
We’ve recently gotten to know SCMer Jim Mushett, and he sent us some of his automotive illustrations. Jim will create custom art, including sketches, marker renderings and black-and-while illustrations of your collectible car. You can find his work at https://sites.google.com/site/bigjimscustomconcepts/.
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
The Benedict Castle Concours returns to Riverside, CA on March 28. The show takes place on terraced lawns surrounding a real castle! There will be more than 300 cars on display from every genre of the car hobby, from Duesenbergs and Packards to exotics, low-riders and hot rods. Learn more at www.crossroadscarshows.com.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance takes place in mid-March, and this year there are four classic car auctions happening in the vicinity. Here is a roundup of some notable early consignments.
An 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet (pictured) will cross the block at RM. RM’s sale takes place March 14. View the current consignment list here.
Gooding & Company have consigned a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. The Gooding auction takes place March 13. For more Read More
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance takes place this Sunday, March 15, and this year there are four classic car auctions happening in the vicinity. Here is our catalog roundup:
Bonhams hosts their first Amelia Island auction this year on March 12. Featured early consignments include a 1992 Ferrari F40 (Bonhams estimate: $1.2m-$1.4m). View the catalog here.
Gooding & Company have consigned a 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale coupe (pictured above — Gooding estimate: $1.6m-$2m). The Gooding auction takes place March 13. Read More
More than 60 SCM subscribers, friends and associates turned out for the fourth annual SCM Rétromobile reception on Wednesday February 4. Donald Osborne, SCM Editor at Large and principal of Automotive Valuation Services, and Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics hosted the event, which took place at the Café Jambon a la Broche at the Porte de Versailles Expo Centre in Paris.
With an ever more crowded schedule of previews, auctions, special displays and the lure of Paris Read More
Preliminary totals from this weekend’s Amelia Island sales are in!
RM Sotheby’s sales totaled $60.4m — a record for Amelia Island Auction Week. High-sale honors went to a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet (pictured), sold at $6.4m. View all the sold prices here.
Sales totaled $26.9m at Gooding & Company. 76 of 85 lots sold (89%), and top honors went to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $3.3m. View all the sold prices here.
At Bonhams’ first Amelia Read More
Three collector car auctions took place this past weekend in Paris. The most expensive lot was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (pictured above). Artcurial sold the car for a record $18.5m. Artcurial reported an 89% sell-through rate and $52m in total sales. View the Artcurial results here.
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L “Lusso” coupe sold for $1.6m at RM, earning high-sale honors. RM sold 54 out of 67 lots for $22m total. View Read More