Miles Collier Receives RRDC’s Bob Akin Award

Miles Collier — artist, investor, philanthropist, noted authority on historic automobiles and SCM contributor — was named the recipient of the 2012 Bob Akin Award by the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.

Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Akin’s son Bobby, RRDC Read More

The Charles H. Brown Collection at Bonhams Paris

The Charles H. Brown Collection will be offered at the Bonhams sale at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday 7th February.

A single-owner collection charting the evolution of the automobile over more than seven decades from the turn of the century will be offered for sale at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday, February 7.

The Charles H. Brown Collection, which is estimated to realize in the region of  $1.75m, encompasses 18 Read More

The French Collection! Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile

For the last two years, the highlight of the Rétromobile show has been the auction sale organised by Artcurial Motorcars, which provides thrills and surprises. In front of a crowd of 3,000, the most desirable cars on the planet parade across the stage like the stars of Hollywood or Haute Couture, under the gavel of former racing driver Maître Hervé Poulain.

The talented Artcurial Motorcars team, headed by Matthieu Lamoure, took last year’s sale to new heights, achieving an Read More

The Saab Spirit Lives On At the Simeone Automotive Museum

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Simeone Automotive Museum will present a special show, “The Saab Spirit Lives On,” from February 23rd to March 17th. The exhibit will feature 18 cars from the collection of Bill Jacobson, owner of Sports Car Service of Wilmington, Delaware.

The show will kick off with a Launch Party on Friday, February 22nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Guest of honor for the event will be John Moss, Senior Instructor for Saab, who will share Read More

Russo and Steele Annnounces $17.5m Scottsdale Total and Two New Sales

Scottsdale, Arizona (January 24, 2013) – Russo and Steele’s 13th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction event’s atmosphere was electrifying; especially Saturday.  With the showmanship known only to Drew Alcazar, CEO and co-owner of Russo and Steele, Drew made the announcement of two new auction events, Newport Beach and Las Vegas, growing the company by 100% in 2013. 
 
From European sports, American muscle, hot rods and customs, this year’s auction event held an impressive lineup of cars apt Read More

Russo and Steele Adds Newport Beach and Las Vegas Auctions to its 2013 Schedule

Building upon over 13 years of success Russo and Steele is growing by 100% with the addition of two new auction events in 2013. The expansion to Newport Beach and Las Vegas in 2013 is a critical step for the auction company and its business growth. Drew Alcazar, owner of Russo and Steele, stated “Both Scottsdale and Monterey have matured to what we feel exemplifies the Russo and Steele experience. Adding these two new auction events to our mix Read More

Prototype Cadillac Not Seen in Decades Coming to Amelia

For the first time in 64 years the first Cadillac to wear the name “Coupe de Ville” will make a public appearance. The site for this historic re-debut is the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 10, 2013.

Charlie Wilson was the CEO of General Motors from 1946 through 1953 and President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense from 1953 through 1957. When Wilson left GM in 1953, the corporation gave him an extraordinary gift honoring his long service. What Read More

Barrett-Jackson’s Generates $109m in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announced today that its highly anticipated 5000 series, which featured more than 50 unique and rare automobiles, including the company’s famed Salon Collection, generated more than $29.2 million at the company’s iconic Scottsdale auction on January 19, 2013.

Preliminary overall sales results, including the 5000 series, are reported at $109m (a 17% increase over last year’s event), with 1,343 cars sold and over 310,000 in attendance, a 15% increase).

The top seller within the Read More

RM Totals $36.4m at Single-Day Arizona Biltmore Sale

RM Auctions kicked off its 2013 auction season on a strong note, realizing an impressive $36.4 million in sales* with a strong 89% of all lots sold at its single-day Phoenix, Arizona sale.

Held at the prestigious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the results represent an all-time high for the international auction house in Arizona, and more significantly, a more than 42% increase over the company’s 2012 sale, generated no less by a smaller, more elite offering as RM continued Read More

Gooding’s 2013 Scottsdale Sale Realizes $52.5m, Up 31% From 2012

Gooding & Company realized $52.5 million at its annual Scottsdale Auctions this weekend. The auction house sold 101 of 104 lots, resulting in a 97% sales rate and an impressive average price of $519,727 per car sold. With a 31% increase from last year’s Scottsdale Auctions, these superb results demonstrate the increasing international demand for the rare, best-of-category collector cars that Gooding & Company specializes in bringing to market.

“With our significantly higher total for fewer cars sold Read More

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