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).

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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

Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction Totals Nearly $13m

January 18, 2013 – Scottsdale, AZ. – This past Thursday at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort, Bonhams hosted a record crowd for its second annual Scottsdale Auction, with buyers participating from around the world. Bidders and registrants from no less than 28 countries participated, thus demonstrating the global reach of the Bonhams International Motoring Department.
 
As is Bonhams’ trademark, a tremendous variety of vehicles were on offer, including the obligatory barn find discovery, something for which this auction house has become Read More

Blackhawk Automotive Museum Names Tim McGrane as Executive Director

DANVILLE,California. (January 14, 2013) – The highly regarded Blackhawk Automotive Museum has named Timothy P. McGrane as its Executive Director, effective February 1, 2013.  The announcement was made by Mr. Don Williams, President of the Board, and one of the founders of the Museum along with Ken Behring its benefactor.  Williams reflected that McGrane’s passion for automobiles in combination with his business experience made him the perfect choice for the position.

“I have known Tim for over 20 Read More

Bid On Handcrafted Pedal Cars From the Petersen Museum and Help the Youth of Los Angeles

The Petersen Automotive Museum is auctioning off three pedal cars at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona from January 18th through the 20th. As part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Deuce Week celebration of the 80th anniversary of the ’32 Ford, nine of the hottest hot rod builders in the country were invited to create pedal car versions of their personal style of hot rod. Each builder started with a pedal car 1932 Ford Read More

Petersen Museum Names Peter Mullin Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Petersen Automotive Museum announced today that Peter Mullin has been elected Chairman to its Board of Directors. Joining him as Vice Chair are Bruce Meyer, one of the museum’s most ardent supporters and David Sydorick, a long-time board member. All three are respected business leaders and avid car collectors. As one of Los Angeles’ leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Mullin will lead the museum through sweeping changes in preparation for its 20th anniversary, maintaining its place as the heart of Read More

2013 Boca Raton Concours to Auction off Four All-New Exotic Vehicles

The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation, the nation’s fastest growing Concours, will auction four all-new exotic vehicles valued at over one million dollars during the Gala Dinner & Show live auction on February 23, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL.

Guests will have the opportunity to own some of the country’s very first all-new exotic vehicles delivered in America like the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Read More