Keith Martin to Emcee Inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines, and famous among collector-car aficionados for his longtime dedication to the hobby, has agreed to serve as host and emcee for the inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, January12, 2014.

A columnist, author, television personality and all-around collector-car enthusiast, Martin will bring his characteristic charm and expertise to the Arizona Concours, to be held at the world-renowned Arizona Biltmore Resort and Hotel Read More

Anticipation Builds for Bonhams’ “Preserving the Automobile” Sale

Bonhams will return to the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia for its annual “Preserving the Automobile” auction on October 7. 

For its focus on original-condition cars, this auction is unique in the world and represents a rare opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.

Early highlights already consigned include property from a private European museum, which contain automobiles that were formerly in the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago and the Seal Cove Auto Museum Read More

Ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Sells for Record Breaking $9.3 million at Bonhams Goodwood Revival

One of the most charismatic of all the great pre-war Grand Prix racing cars – the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35 ‘50013’ – Scuderia Ferrari Nr ’65’ sold for $9,321,875 at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Meeting September 14, creating a new world record for an Alfa Romeo sold at auction.

The previous record for this marque was $6,710,000 for a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8-cylinder Monza 2300 sold at Gooding’s 2010 Pebble Beach sale.

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$34 Million at RM’s Two-Day London Auction

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, put on a spectacular two-day sale in London’s Battersea Park, selling 120 fine collector cars for a total of $33.8m With 121 out of 134 cars sold, the well-established RM London sale continues to be a highlight of the annual auction calendar, offering the world’s best cars to a global audience.

The top selling lot over the two-day sale was the simply gorgeous 1957 Maserati Read More

Auctions America’s Flagship Auburn Fall Weekend Earns Best Results Yet

Auctions America has posted the company’s strongest sale results to date, along with record attendance at its annual Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, August 28 – September 1. Car sales reached $27.5m with 68% of cars sold.

Held during the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, this year’s sale marked Auctions America’s most successful event to date, combining a world-class auction with a range of exciting automotive-themed activities to provide a memorable celebration of the hobby. This attracted more Read More

$301 Million Total! The Monterey 2013 Results Are In

Official results from Monterey Car Week are finally in, and the numbers are staggering. Sales for all auction houses totaled a combined $301 million! That’s up from $258m last year. The coming issue of Sports Car Market will feature in-depth coverage of all the Monterey happenings. In the meantime, here is a quick overview of the final figures:

RM sold 105 out of 120 cars, for $125m total. The high sale was a 1967 Ferrari GTB/4 NART Spyder, sold at Read More

Auctions America’s Flagship Auburn Fall Weekend Set to be Bigger and Better Than Ever

Following its highly successful debut sale in California, Auctions America is excited to announce an action-packed list of attractions for its annual Auburn Fall Collector Car weekend held during the renowned Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival, August 28 – September 1.

In addition to the approximately 1,100 collector car auction, full-day memorabilia sale, and car corral and swap meet presented exclusively by Carlisle Events, the Auburn Fall weekend features a number of attractions and activities for Read More

The 6th Annual The Auburn Auction Headlines the ACD Festival

A week of motorcar festivities and celebrations are set to begin at this year’s Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, including the 6th Annual The Auburn Auction, to be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the National Auto & Truck Museum (NATM), in the Museum District. The Festival brings thousands of motorcar enthusiasts out for the traditional Labor Day weekend. Saturday’s auction, held by Worldwide Auctioneers, is set in one of the most historic automotive Read More

Inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance Begins Auction Week in January

A world-class concours d’elegance has long been envisioned as a focal point for Arizona auction week every January, when all eyes in the collector-car world turn to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area for its famous array of automobile auctions.

On Jan. 12, 2014, the vision comes to life when the inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Hotel starts off auction week with a premium event of style and luxury.

Modeled after such great concours as Pebble Beach in Read More

1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder Leads All Sales At Mecum In Monterey

The 2013 Mecum Daytime Auction held this past weekend in Monterey, Calif., set a new standard for some of the most desirable cars in the world with the exceptional docket that crossed the block throughout the three-day event. With more than 50 Porsches in the lineup and a host of nearly 700 other investment-grade autos, the auction brought a total of $31,620,748 in sales with the auction headliner, a 1955 Read More

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