Press Release: 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Concours d’Elegance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Brenda Browning
Phone: 863-683-2228
Fax: 863-683-4958
Date: January 31, 2005
Official Dates for the Mercedes-Benz 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival and Hot Rod Rendezvous

Lakeland, Florida Ford Heacock, Event Chairman of the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, has announced the dates for the 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Consours d’Elegance, Downtown Classic Car Show and Hot Rod Rendezvous

The Hot Rod Rendezvous will take place on Friday, October 14, 2005; hours are from 6:00 Read More

Editor Keith Martin to Hold Book Signing at Amelia Island

FRIDAY, MARCH 11th

Book signing just outside Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH

Book signing just outside Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Immediately following Legends of NASCAR Seminar

FRIDAY, MARCH 11th

Book signing in Amelia Island Concours Retail Tent just inside show entrance
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance annual event is held at:
The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Read More

Press Release: Barrett-Jackson Shatters Previous Records During 2005 Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 31, 2005 – Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announces the most successful car auction to date with record-breaking sales in numerous categories, including an all-time winning bid of $3,240,000 including bidder’s fees for a 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 General Motors concept car, during the five-day 34th Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, presented by Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep. The Auction was held from Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 30 at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company reaffirmed the interest in Read More

Press Release: Speed Channel Donates $10,000 to Collectors Foundation

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (January 2005) – The Collectors Foundation, a newly formed nonprofit corporation administered by Hagerty Insurance and governed by an independent board of directors to help further the passion and long-term interests of col lector car and classic boat hobbies, received its first major donation – a check for $10,000 from SPEED Channel. The check presentation was broadcast during the cable network’s annual telecast of the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction.

“We hope that more corporations and individuals will Read More

Press Release: Orlando Museum of Art Gears Up for World-Class Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orlando Museum of Art Gears Up for World-Class Exhibition
Based on the Landmark Presentation at the Guggenheim
Coming January 2006

ORLANDO, FL — Both art and motorcycle enthusiasts will feel a part of the cultural revolution when The Art of the Motorcycle rolls into the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) from January 22 through July 23, 2006. Based on the landmark exhibition that opened at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1998 to record crowds, The Art Read More

Press Release: Collector car craze visits central Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Collector car craze visits central Florida

Kissimmee, FL (January 2005) –

Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers once again brought the excitement of the collector car Auction craze directly to central Florida with their Winter Classic auction, Friday and Saturday, January 21-22 at Old Town in Kissimmee. The 2-day auction took place in conjunction with the 27th Annual National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Winter Meet, and offered approximately 300 collector cars for sale via the auction process. While Read More

Press Release: Bonhams postpones Howling Horses Sale

Due to ‘force majeure’, Bonhams (Europe) has postponed its Howling Horses sale in Paris, originally planned for 13th February 2005, which will now be held alongside the traditional Les Grandes Marques sale in Monte Carlo on 16th May 2005.
The principal reason for the postponement of the Howling Horses sale is the difficulty Bonhams has recently encountered in obtaining the relevant permits from the French authorities, and the conditions they sought to impose on Bonhams and its clients.
Bonhams will Read More

Press Release: National Auto Publishers Join Lemay Museum Leadership Groups

TACOMA, Wash. – Two national automotive publishers have committed their
knowledge and energy to two governing bodies of The Harold E. LeMay
Museum in Tacoma, Wash.

Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, has become a
LeMay Museum board member after serving on the museum’s steering
committee. Martin has served as museum advisor offering insight and
perspective from his extensive network of auto industry contacts. His
magazine, Sports Car Market, is recognized as a trusted leader in
valuing Read More

SCM Profiles from Barrett-Jackson 2004

1938 Lincoln Zephyr Street Rod
The ringmen worked this sale hard, and at its dramatic conclusion the ownerswere high-fiving as though they’d just won the lottery
1992 Spider Veloce Covertible
The nimble little sportster of The Graduate fame is now a mature, if slighty portly, cruiser with a tidy little tuck to its nose and tail. Sort of like wht Mrs. Robinson most likely had.
1967 Plymouth Satellie Hemi Convertible
Values of original Hemi cars with solid bodies and accurate Read More

Ford Agrees to Sell Electric Pickup Trucks Abrupt U-Turn Comes After 7-Day Vigil

San Francisco As a Sacramento car-sit enters day seven, Ford Motor Company has committed to reverse its unpopular decision to repossess and destroy its last zero emission Ranger EVs. Fords abrupt u-turn follows a statewide public outcry that forced it to recant misleading misstatements about the legality, popularity and viability of EV technology.

In a conversation late this afternoon with Jumpstart Ford coalition partners Global Exchange and Rainforest Action Network, Niel Golightly, Fords director of sustainable business strategies, agreed Read More