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

Museo Ducati: The Ultimate Ducati Experience

This first-ever exhibition, spanning seven decades, will feature some of the world’s rarest Ducati motorcycles. This includes the 1974 750 Supersport and the 1993 Supermono. So be sure to visit MotoCorsa in the month of January as they transform into an amazing Ducati museum showcasing over 30 amazing examples of Bologna’s finest machines.

January 8th through 31st
Tuesday through Saturday
10 am – 6 pm

2170 NW Wilson St.
Portland, OR Read More

Gooding & Company Counts Down to its Star-Studded 2013 Scottsdale Auction

The online catalogue is now available

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is delighted to highlight three extraordinary pre-war automobiles for its Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19: a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A, 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Series V Gran Sport and 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe.

“In our business, the stars of the show are the cars and we’re proud to present another Read More

Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction to Include Diverse Popular Culture and Sporting Cars

Renowned for the variety of quality automobiles at its auctions, Bonhams will once again offer a diverse and unique selection of sporting cars and autos from popular culture at its second annual Scottsdale sale in January.

From the world of cinema and music come three vehicles with unique provenance.

First are two Lincolns used in the critically acclaimed film by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather: a 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine that was shown in various scenes such as the wedding Read More