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

In Memoriam: Sergio Pininfarina

Sergio Pininfarina, an auto design genius who helped create the 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, the 2002 Ferrari Enzo, the 2003 Maserati Quattroporte and the 1996 Peugeot 406 coupe, died on Tuesday.

He was 85.

Pininfarina led Pininfarina, the car design and manufacturing company his father, Gian Battista “Pinin” Farina, founded in 1930.

Pininfarina was born in 1926 and joined the family company after earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He became Pininfarina’s CEO in 1966 after his father’s death.

Under Pininfarina’s Read More

Bonhams Smashes World Record Prices for Bentley and Rolls-Royce in $34.4 million Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

‘Birkin’ Bentley at $7.87 million is most expensive British car ever sold at auction, while ‘Corgi’ Rolls-Royce sells for record $7.3 million. Overall sale realizes $34.4 million in seven hours

The eyes of the world were on Bonhams on Friday 29 June as its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale broke several world records on its way to $34.4 million in the festival’s 20th anniversary year.

Leading the pack was the ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4 ½ Litre Read More

Fiat 500 55th Anniversary Reunion at Concorso Italiano

Fiat is pleased to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Fiat 500.  And what better way to honor this iconic model than a gathering of classic and modern Fiat 500s at Concorso Italiano!

Owners of Fiat 500 cars built between 1957 through the mid-1970s are encouraged to bring out their car regardless of condition – a clean car is all we ask.  We also welcome current Fiat 500s to take part in the gathering Read More

Renowned Dingman Collection Achieves $9.8 Million at Auction

RM Auctions reaffirmed its reputation as the specialist for single-vendor sales on the weekend (June 9–10), generating more than $9.88 million* in sales, with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Dingman Collection 2012 auction in New Hampshire.

Characterized by a superb assortment of Americana, the Dingman Collection represented many years of careful and meticulous acquisition by prominent businessman, investor, and philanthropist, Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Company director for over 21 years. In total, the weekend’s Read More

Highlights from the 17th Annual Keels & Wheels

Nearly 12,000 people gathered on the lush grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club to get an up close look at some of the most pristine, classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats in the United States at the 17th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. The 2012 event was co-hosted by the Antique and Classic Boat Society-Southwest Chapter. In addition, the event raised significant funds for Boys & Girls Harbor. To date, Keels & Wheels has donated more than one million dollars Read More

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