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

Bonhams Smashes Multiple World Records at $32.7m Quail Lodge Motorcar Auction

Bonhams 16th annual Carmel automotive auction – the longest running sale during the Monterey Peninsula Car Week – was a resounding success with a nearly 90% sale-through rate and nearly $33-million realized.
The Bonhams pavilion, situated on the spacious western lawns of Quail Lodge in sunny Carmel Valley, hosted an incredibly busy viewing in a lovely garden party atmosphere.  Buyers from around the world came to view some of the rarest and most important cars Read More

Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $112 Million

Gooding & Company, official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, realized more than $112 million at its Pebble Beach auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, Gooding & Company sold 116 of the 127 lots offered, for a 91% sale rate, with an average price per lot of $965,675, and 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000. Among the top highlights of the event were three sales that included:

– a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Read More

RM Sells Most Expensive Road-Going Car in Auction History

RM Auctions conducted what will surely be remembered as one of the most historic and successful sales in auction history this past weekend. Over two nights, which witnessed the sale of some of the world’s finest and most significant automobiles, a total of 120 handpicked lots achieved an incredible sales total of more than $125,000,000 with over 87 percent of all lots sold, making RM’s 2013 Monterey sale the highest grossing collector car auction of all time.

History was made Read More

63rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Names 1934 Packard “Best of Show”

A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity.

“This Packard is the epitome of American style and grace in the Classic Era; Read More

Monterey Auctions Soar to Another Record

Hello to all of you from the Monterey Peninsula! Here?s a ?rst, fast look at what happened during the biggest week of the year in the collector car world. All sale results are preliminary at this point, but it looks like Monterey 2013 will easily blow away the record $260 million in auction sales reached in 2012. The stunning sale of the 1967 Ferrari GTB/4 NART Spyder for $27,500,000 rocked the RM Auctions sale on Saturday night. On Read More

Bring Your Rover to Beaches on Wednesday

Beaches Cruise-In at Portland International Raceway is hosting the Rover Club from 4pm to 7pm this Wednesday, August 7. Show up in your rig and check out the people, cars, drag races, music and food.

Beaches is Portland’s great American Cruise-In. Each summertime Wednesday, gearheads from every classic-car genre turn out by the hundreds. Publisher Keith Martin will be there with his D90. See you there!

Auctions America California Totals $17.2m

Auctions America made waves in the collector car world this past weekend with its highly successful California Collector Car Auction in Burbank, California. Auctions America’s first foray into the Los Angeles market included almost 400 automobiles as well an impressive selection of motorcycles and memorabilia and generated more than $17.2 million* in total sales with nearly 84% of all lots sold. The auction represented Southern California’s unique car culture with a mix of hot rods, exotic European sports Read More