2015 Infiniti Q60S Limited 6MT Coupe

Tight steering, good brakes and a rev-happy engine, combined with a real 6-speed manual and RWD. Interior is nicely appointed, and control placement makes sense. Twin oversized exhaust tips emit a nice wail at higher RPMs, but it’s quiet when cruising. A fun package overall.

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

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

Another Successful SCM Rétromobile Reception

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

SCMers Invited to Show Their Cars at Festivals of Speed

SCMers are invited to display their cars at the Festivals of Speed, taking place Saturday, March 14 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

FOS display the cars right on the fairway at the resort. The event features onsite cafes, smooth jazz, wine bars and cocktail bars placed on the fairway. Cars do not have to be concours-level to participate. FOS emphasizes that this event is about car camaraderie and helping a great cause.

No registration fee is necessary from the car Read More

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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Arizona Star Cars

Arizona Auction Week has arrived! Here is our star car roundup with links to all the online catalogs:

At their Phoenix sale, RM will offer a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Boano “Low Roof” Alloy coupe (pictured above; RM estimate: $1.75m-$2.25m). RM’s sale takes place January 14-16. View all the RM consignments here. View the online catalog here.

Barrett-Jackson will offer a 1955 Chrysler ST Special Ghia at their week-long Scottsdale sale. The auction takes place Read More

BMW CCA Foundation Auctions 2015 BMW “30 Jahre M5” at Barrett-Jackson

The BMW Car Club of America Foundation will auction off the last unsold example of the new 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ on January 15. Broadcast live on Velocity at approximately 5:00 pm MT, the proceeds from the sale of the most powerful production BMW ever built will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign Read More