Russo and Steele Offers Real-Time Online Bidding

Russo and Steele auctions usually start with waves of fog, power-chording rock anthems and a light show that can be seen from Earth orbit.

But, at least for some bidders, Russo and Steele’s big show will glow from a tiny screen.

Russo and Steele has partnered with Auction Mobility to offer a real-time online bidding system that also includes video streaming, catalogs with lot notifications.

The system, which is available from iTunes and Google Play Stores, also has an Read More

Late-Model Racing Ferraris lead the way, as Auctions America Auburn Spring Totals $10.2 Million

A 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD race car sold for $462,000 — doubling its pre-sale estimate — and was high sale at Auctions America’s May 11-13 Auburn Spring sale.

All told, Auctions America sold 83 percent of the offered lots — for a total of $10.2 million.

The massive Level 5 Motorsports Collection attracted a lot of attention — and a lot of first-time Auctions America bidders.

A 1941 Packard One-Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin was second-highest sale at $360,00. Third Read More

One Million Porsche 911s since 1963

When you think of a production run of one million cars, you think of a Detroit assembly line and Chevy Impalas or Ford Mustangs.

But Porsche just built the millionth Porsche 911 — a Carrera S in Irish Green. Porsche built the first 911 in 1963.

“54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father,” said Dr. Wolfgang Porsche in a press release. “The feeling of being in a Read More

Gary Bennett, Barrett-Jackson VP of Consignment, Retires

Barrett-Jackson announced today the retirement of Gary Bennett, the company’s longstanding Vice President of Consignment.

Bennett has been involved with Barrett-Jackson since the 1970s, starting out first as a regular bidder and consignor, and later assisting with special projects when Craig Jackson took charge of the company in 1995. He joined in an official capacity in 2002.

Worldwide Auctioneers Announces Monterey Car Week Auction

Worldwide Auctioneers is joining the Monterey Car Week auction lineup.

Worldwide’s Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula will see about 70 cars cross the block on August 17, 2017 at the Pacific Grove Golf Links.

Monterey Car Week is the most-important event during the collector-car year, as buyers and sellers travel to the Monterey Peninsula from all over the world to buy and sell blue-chip cars.

Mecum Auctions, Gooding & Company, Russo and Steele, RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams Read More

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost wins Best of Show at Pinehurst

A 1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost that used to ferry around eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes won Best of Show at the 5th Annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on May 6.

Owner Gary Lewis bought the car three years ago. The car had languished in a Florida barn for more than 40 years.

Lloyds Auto Restoration completed the restoration three months ago.

“I found a Rolls-Royce in a barn, it was a Silver Ghost, and then I find out it was Read More

Gooding & Company Shifts Dates of 2017 Pebble Beach Auction

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction will no longer be the last event of Monterey Car Week.

Gooding announced today that their 2017 Pebble Beach Auction will be on Friday, August 18 and Saturday August 19 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. In past years, Gooding & Company’s Sunday evening auction — which started soon after the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ended — was the last event of the week.

“As the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours Read More

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance comes to an end

Four years ago, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance debuted as a high-quality automotive event that was designed to start Arizona’s annual Car Week in style. Staged at the magnificent setting of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort’s inner lawns, the Concours has received wide critical acclaim for its exceptional presentation of some of the world’s greatest vintage automobiles.

The Arizona Concours outdid itself each year, spurred on by a dedicated band of volunteers, covered by international media, and supported by its Read More

Breaking News: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Now Scheduled for Saturday, March 11

The 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now scheduled for this Saturday — March 11.

Weather forecasts call for a sunny, beautiful Saturday — and a 100-percent chance of heavy rain on Sunday, so organizers moved the Amelia Concours d’Elegance ahead one day.

According to a press release from the Amelia Island Concours of Elegance:

The Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

Cars & Coffee at the Concours is scheduled for 9 Read More

Hollywood Wheels’ Amelia Island Star Cars

Hollywood Wheels is pulling out all the stops during Amelia Island Week. Auctions, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Resort, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon. Here are three of Hollywood Wheels’ star cars:

1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet

The award-winning 1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet was built by Frank Kurtis of Kurtis-Kraft and constructed with an aluminum body from Paul Omohundro and His Drop Hammer Tooling Company. This car helped establish Frank Kurtis. Auction estimate: $200,000 to $250,000.

 1972 Porsche 911 Read More