The Oregon Region Porsche Club of America‘s 2014 Northwest Passage (sponsored by SCM) takes place July 31-August 3. Keith Martin will be on the drive, along with SCM Contributors John Draneas and Michael Pierce. The event is sold out, but you can read about last year’s tour here.
Keith Martin and the SCM gang will be everywhere during Monterey Car Week. If you see Keith or anyone wearing an SCM logo, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself.
Keith hosts the 13th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar on Saturday, August 16 at 9 a.m. The Insider’s Seminar takes place inside the Gooding & Company auction tent and will feature a panel discussion by the SCM experts. The topic is “A Value-Driven Road Map of the Market — Which Turns Read More
SCM Publisher Keith Martin will be one of three American Judges at theChantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event, taking place September 7 in Chantilly, FRA. Judged classes include:
The Interwar Period Sports & Racing Cars
The Great French Bodyworks from the ’20s and ’30s
British Chassis & Italian Bodyworks
The Design Years: the ’60s & ’70s Concept Cars
The Untouched Cars
With near-perfect weather, the 36th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth welcomed continuous crowds all day on Sunday, July 27. This was the fourth year of the concours. More than 250 vehicles were on display for the public under blue skies. The Concours brought great diversity to the show field this year, featuring Jet-Age pickups, vintage drag bikes, and the work of designer Virgil Exner along with the American and European Read More
The Monterey heavy-hitters are stacking up. Here is our roundup of the current headliners:
A very rare 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet with Pinin Farina coachwork has joined the lineup for Gooding & Company’s August 16-17 Pebble Beach Auctions.
The Tipo 256 was a special competition version of the 6C 2500 SS from Scuderia Ferrari in Modena for the 1939 racing season. This car was immediately transformed into a road car after purchase. Pinin Farina built the body from a Count Mario Revelli de Beaumont design. Piero Dusio, founder of Cisitalia, was a Read More
Artcurial‘s July 5 auction in Le Mans, FRA, realized a total of $17,751,048. A third of the cars sold for over €100,000 ($135,942), and 82% of lots found new owners.
TOP TEN PRICES OF THE SALE:
1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with hard top
1964 AC Cobra 289 Mk II
1991 Ferrari F 40
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III Cabriolet
1973 Porsche 911 2,7 L Carrera RS
1968 Read More
Bonhams will sell a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K/540K Special Roadster without reserve at The Mercedes-Benz Auction in Stuttgart, DEU, on July 12. The car has a pre-sale estimate of $4.9m–$7.9m, and proceeds will benefit charity. Read more here. View all the Stuttgart consignments here. Read the online catalog here.
Bonhams is jumping into the Amelia Island scene in 2015. The auction house will host a collector car sale in Fernandina Beach, FL, a city at the north end of Amelia Island on March 10–12. Bonhams’ auction will precede the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance festivities. The Concours events run March 12–15. The Concours itself takes place Sunday, March 15.
Watch this space for details. For more, visit the Fernandina Observer.