SCM Analyst Dave Kinney from the NY Auto Show

2005 New York Auto Show
by Dave Kinney

GM’s President Gary Cowger gave the keynote speech on press day at the opening of the 105th year of the annual New York Auto Show, and walked a tightrope.
Stating the obvious, Cowger said “It’s been a tough week for all of us at General Motors” Following announcements of a white-collar layoff, lousy earnings forecasts, as well as the cancellation an of an entire automotive platform, Cowger tried hard to put Read More

Press release: Buxton Beckons – April 12/13

H&H’s first sale of the year at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, will have something for everyone, with a modest selection of motorcycles to satisfy the two-wheel brigade, circa 80 classic cars of all types and a fine selection of automobilia.

Alvis fans have a choice of two Speed 20s – an SA Tourer or an SD saloon.
The former is an outstanding example of this rare car. Finished in green with red leather interior, it has been in its Read More

Press Release: Christie’s to Hold First-Ever Car Auction in Greenwich

Christies Welcomes Additional Consignments For The First-Ever Auction To Be Held At The Greenwich Concours

Exceptional Motor Cars at the Greenwich Concours dElegance June 5, 2005

New York Rupert Banner, Head of Christies International Motor Cars Department, and Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom, Founders and Co-Chairs of the Greenwich Concours dElegance, jointly announce the first-ever auction of motor cars to be held in association with the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut.

Christies long history and experience in auctioning some of Read More

Press Release: Christie’s Announces New Sale

New York – Rupert Banner, Head of Christie’s International Motor Cars Department, and Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom, Founders and Co-Chairs of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, jointly announce the first-ever auction of motor cars to be held in association with the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut.

“Christie’s long history and experience in auctioning some of the most significant automobiles ever offered for sale, as well as their unmatched reputation and respect among collectors, made them the logical choice for conducting an auction Read More

Press Release: AIADA’s March PSA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Finding the right auto insurance to suit your needs can be an arduous undertaking. With myriad policies to choose from, it is hard to know which one will bring the best value at the lowest price. Although there are no standard guidelines to proper insurance coverage, a thorough understanding of your policy choices and state requirements can help you on your way.

A quality auto insurance policy is the best mode of ensuring that you and Read More

Dana Mecum on Replicas and Counterfeits

Lately, I’ve noticed the word “recreation” is being used more and more in our hobby/industry. The good thing about this is that at age 50, I realize how I need to spend more time in the gym. Maybe I’ll get back in shape.

All jest aside, they seem to be trying to use the word to say “re-create”. But how do you recreate something? In my opinion, you can create something. Then you can evolve it. You can invent Read More

Press Release: Collector Car Insurance Myths Debunked

American Collectors Insurance Debunks Common Collector Vehicle Insurance Myths To Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions on Protecting Their Collections

Cherry Hill, NJ (February 28, 2005) ­ Thinking about insuring that new collector vehicle, but don¹t know the best way to protect your investment?
Is your collector vehicle¹s insurance up for renewal? Have you read and researched information on the best way to insure your precious collection, but wonder what is fact and what is fiction? Well, American Collectors Insurance, an Read More

Press Release: Edmunds.com Unveils Top 10 Luxury Cars Under $35,000

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 18, 2005) –Many people view their cars as the ultimate status symbol, but not all of them can afford the luxury cars they desire. For those people, the editors at Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced their selections for “Top 10 Luxury Cars Under $35,000.” The full article can be viewed here.

“Few things communicate prestige and success as easily as a luxury car,” said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief, Edmunds.com. Read More

Press Release: Alain de Cadenet to be Grand Marshall

This celebrated racer and Renaissance man is the ideal Grand Marshal for the 2005 Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000.
Many will recognize Alain de Cadenet as the host of “Legends of Motorsports” and “Victory by Design” on Speed Channel. With a lifetime of interest in vintage automobiles – including everything from building and racing anything with wheels to writing and reporting on cars and motorcycles – he is the perfect choice for the 2005 Copperstate 1000’s Grand Marshal.
“Alain is the Read More

Press Release: New Car Models Selling at Broad Range of Discounts

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – March 14, 2005 – Not all new car models first introduced in the 2005 model year are faring as well in others in today’s competitive marketplace, according to the Edmunds Price Index released today by Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information.

Of the new introductions, Land Rover LR3, Chrysler 300 and Hyundai Tucson sold at the smallest discounts – 0.1%, 2.8% and 3.6% below sticker price, respectively. Pontiac G6, Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Cobalt Read More