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
SCM Publisher Keith Martin is filming episodes of What’s My Car Worth? this weekend at Auctions America’s sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL. If you see Keith, be sure and introduce yourself. The sale runs March 27-29, and headliners include a 1978 Aston Martin V8 Volante (AA estimate: $125k–$150k). View all the Fort Lauderdale consignments here. View the digital catalog here.
Congratulations to Jeff DeJoseph and Dowlin Mayfield, the winners of our book giveaway!
Mazda MX-5 Miata: Twenty-Five Years is a handsomely illustrated coffee-table book celebrating Mazda’s ground-breaking MX-5 Miata — the car that revolutionized the lightweight two-seater roadster market. Top Muscle features more than 150 jaw-dropping portraits of America’s rarest classics, along with in-depth histories of each vehicle.
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
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
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.
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 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
Auctions America has consigned a 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 roadster for their Fort Lauderdale auction. The sale takes place March 27–29.
This car has been fully restored and features some upgrades for an improved driving experience on modern roads (Auctions America estimate: $250k–$290k). Read more here.
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