Show Your Support for “Child Help”

On January 11, a banquet and auction took place for the charity Child Help, a national organization that seeks to rescue battered and abandoned children. Steve Austin’s Automobilia donated an original painting by Nicholas Watts. “Spirit of America” depicts the winning 1964 Daytona Coupe at Le Mans.

This year’s banquet was chaired by Bob and Pat Bondurant with the theme of “50th anniversary of Shelby’s first historic victory over past continual victors, Ferrari.” The painting was Read More

LeMay — America’s Car Museum Seeks National Education Director

LeMay — America’s Car Museum is seeking a National Education Director for the Hagerty Education Program. Interested parties should read the job description below and respond to Human Resources Manager Mark Schindler.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR FOR THE HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM
REFERENCE JOB#: EP6000
UPDATED POSTING: 01/24/14
CLOSES: When Filled
APPLICATION PROCESS: See bottom of Read More

Desert Concorso Applications Invited

Desert Concorso is a coming to Palm Desert, California.  The event expands on Concorso Italiano‘s Monterey format, featuring Italian Cars — but not only Italian cars.

The Desert Concorso is a “wash it, wax it and show it” car show. In addition to inviting all the great Italian marques, Desert Concorso also invites historically important GT, racing and sporting cars from, but not limited to, Germany France, the U.K. and U.S.

Invited categories include Read More

The Star Cars of Paris

Artcurial, Bonhams and RM will each hold an auction in Paris this week. Here is a quick roundup of the online catalogs, along with a few of the featured cars:

RM’s sale takes place February 5. Among the many heavy-hitters is a 1955 Jaguar D-type, pictured above. View the RM catalog here.

Bonhams’ sale takes place February 6. Important consignments include a 1947 Delage D6 3-litre Competition Grand Prix “Biplace.” View all the cars Read More

Updated Arizona Total: $253m

Here are the totals totals and high-sales for the 2014 Arizona auction week:

Barrett-Jackson sold 1,401 out of 1,405 cars for $110,439 total. High sale was a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe, sold at $3,850,000.

Gooding & Company sold 110 cars out of 118 for $49,461,550 total. High sale was a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, sold at $6,160,000.

RM sold 108 out of 126 cars for $45,563,450 total. High sale was a 1958 Ferrari Read More

Arizona Concours Celebrates Successful Inaugural Event

The inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance took place Sunday, January 12, on the landscaped lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix, AZ. The highly successful first-time event presented a selection of 75 automobiles, with winners announced for vehicle classes, special awards and Best of Show.

Under brilliant blue skies, more than 2,000 people enjoyed the balmy Phoenix weather and the sights and sounds of a top-drawer concours celebration in an exclusive and intimate setting. The Arizona Concours is an Read More

In Memoriam: Chuck Swimmer

Charles “Chuck” Swimmer, a passionate car collector and founder of The San Diego Collection — a top-notch automotive showroom — died on December 17, 2013.

He was 72.

Swimmer, a prominent businessman in San Diego, CA, was very active in the collector-car world, and he served on the board of the CHP-99 Foundation, which provides support for the widows and children of slain California Highway Patrol officers.

Swimmer was born in Canton, OH and educated at Miami University in Oxford, Read More

In Memoriam: Bob Stevens

Bob Stevens, longtime editor of Cars & Parts magazine and lifelong American car guy, died in Sidney, OH on January 1, 2014.

He was 68.

Stevens loved Chevrolet Corvettes, and his collection also included pre-war Fords, post-war Fords, Edsels, Studebakers, Hudsons and much, much more.

Stevens traveled throughout the United States to cover car events, and he was a familiar face at Carlisle, Hershey, Pomona and other shows. He retired from Amos Press in 2010 after 32 years as editor Read More