Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours becomes a True National Midwest Event

The Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours®, which took place June 24 on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, showcased 212 vehicles from 65 cities in 12 states, including a number of rare vehicles: a Talbot-Lago, Stutz M Lancefield Coupe, Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and six Duesenbergs, to mention only a few of the standouts in a field of high-caliber entries. The presenting sponsors were the Mercedes-Benz Dealers, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Read More

$10.6m at Artcurial Le Mans Classic

The second Artcurial Motorcars sale at Le Mans Classic :

Star of the sale, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC sold for $1,906,261

Auctioneer Maître Hervé Poulain, and Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars commented: 

Following our first $8.6-million sale at Le Mans Classic in 2010, the 2012 Artcurial Motorcars sale realised just over $11-million, a substantial increase. The sale rate of over 80%, the production of two catalogues, a world-wide marketing campaign with many cars selling to foreign Read More

Ex-Sir Stirling Moss 1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car Slated for Worldwide’s The Auburn Auction

Many of the world’s most important motorcars have changed hands in Auburn, Indiana, over the years and Worldwide looks set to continue the tradition this Labor Day Weekend. Visitors to the fifth annual, The Auburn Auction, can anticipate the usual spectacular selection of significant pre and post-war American classics, while the ex-Sir Stirling Moss 1966 Shelby GT350 Race Car is just one of an exciting line up of rare and exotic sports and race cars also slated to go under Read More

The Columbia River Concours is Almost Here

The Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show will be held at historic Officer’s Row at Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington. There’s a website with lots more info, but we’d like to emphasize a few important points:

It is free to enter your special pre-1975 car. The cars are the main attraction, and there’s no charge to enter yours.

The setting is magnificent and historic, and it is also near the Pearson Air Museum. Entered cars park on the Read More

Final Countdown Underway to RM’s Michigan Sale

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America, has secured a wonderful selection of classic automobiles for its St. John’s sale, July 28, in Plymouth, Michigan.

Hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s, the single-day sale is a mainstay on the auction concours circuit and boasts a reputation for including exceptional American classics. The upcoming sale, featuring more than 70 quality collector cars, presents nearly a century of American and European automotive Read More

In Memoriam: Martin Swig

Martin L. Swig, a longtime SCMer, creator of the California Mille and one of the great West Coast car guys, died July 3 in Sausalito, CA.

He was 78.

Swig was a car guy since he could walk. He got his driver’s license at age 14, and he became well-known for his road antics around the family home in Palo Alto, CA, where Read More

Four Motorsports Legends Return to the Public Eye at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce that it will present four magnificent motorsport legends – a 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports “Bobtail” team car, the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype 104, a 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport and a 1960 Porsche RS60 Spyder – at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 and 19, in association with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Read More

Artcurial Motorcars Presents Sports and GT Cars at Le Mans Classic, Saturday, July 7

Artcurial Motorcars renews its partnership with Le Mans Classic, one of the most famous historic endurance events in the world, for a second consecutive sale, to be held July 7, 2012. Some 130 important collectors’ and competition cars will come under the hammer of auctioneer and former racing driver Herve Poulain.

To download a pdf of the full announcement, click here.

Vicari to Auction More Than 400 Classic and Muscle Cars During Biloxi Event

The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 400 classic and muscle cars up for sale during their 16th annual Biloxi Auction, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss.

A range of collectible automobiles will cross the auction block, giving enthusiasts a variety of vehicles to suit their tastes. Among the cars Vicari will auction is a rare, numbers matching M Code 1969 Corvette, which features a prototype M coded engine block built Read More

“Stunner” BMWs to Appear at Legends Concours

Legends of The Autobahn will mark the American debut of both the Zagato Coupe and the M8. It may well be the ONLY opportunity to view these cars in the U.S.

In addition to the new M6 coupe and convertible scheduled to appear at the BMW CCA Legends Of The Autobahn concours during Monterey Auto week in August, BMW CCA executive director Frank Patek has confirmed two more special cars: the BMW Zagato coupe which recently caused a sensation Read More