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

Italian Bicycles Join the Festivities at Concorso Italiano

Many say Italians are at the vanguard of bicycle design and engineering. After all, bicycles have long been associated with Italy, with the oldest bicycle company, Bianchi, originating from Italy in 1885.

This year, Concorso Italiano will host a display for Italian bicycles. Welcoming all Italian bikes, from the early 1900s to current models, attendees are invited to witness the transformation and honing of these non-motorized transporters over the decades.

Concorso Italiano will take place August 17, 2012 from Read More

2012 San Marino Motor Classic Wows Again

It was quite the breathtaking scene Sunday at Lacy Park. Car enthusiasts – young and old – walked the green lawns of Lacy Park to appreciate the oasis of immaculate cars. This year’s “Best In Show” trophy went to Tony Vincent’s 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet.

Top honors were awarded to nine cars:

• Best In Show 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet
• Mayor’s Trophy 1930 Bugatti Type 46
• Meguiar’s Trophy 1930 Cadillac Model 452 V16 Roadster
• Pasadena Read More

1934 Triumph Dolomite 8C 2400 Grand Sport Roadster Takes Best in Show at 2012 Classy Chassis Concours d’Elegance

John Ridings Lee of Dallas, Texas took home best in show for his 1934 Triumph Dolomite 8C 2400 Grand Sport Roadster this past weekend at the Classy Chassis Concours d’Elegance. If you missed this year’s show, be sure to mark your calendar for next year, and watch for pictures and highlights from the 2012 Concours.

Worldwide’s Fifth Annual The Auburn Auction to be Held at the National Auto and Truck Museum

In recent years, Worldwide Auctioneers has established its annual catalogue event, The Auburn Auction, as an integral part of the Labor Day festivities at the long standing Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Weekend. This year the fifth annual event will be at the heart of the action, with today’s announcement that The Auburn Auction will take place in the historic setting of the National Auto and Truck Museum (NATMUS), housed in the former factory L29 Cord building of the legendary Read More

Horacio Pagani Returns to Concorso with his Huayra

The Concorso Italiano is pleased to honor Pagani Automobili at this year’s show to be held in Monterey, California on Friday, August 17th. Mr. Horacio Pagani, together with his newest Huayra super car (pronounced “way-rah”), will join thousands of Italian automotive fans on the beautiful Concorso lawn where he will be available to meet and greet enthusiasts.

The Huayra has been hailed by many aficionados as one of the top supercars in the market today. Pagani is in the process Read More

Mecum Auctions Offers the Salmon Brothers Collection, June 16, 2012

Mecum will offer a collection of nearly 140 American collector cars spanning a full century of automotive history ranging from a 1908 Maxwell (Lot S71) to a 2008 Roush-powered Ford Mustang (Lot S140). All vehicles will be sold at No Reserve, June 16, 2012 at the Salmon Brothers “Car Barn” in North Little Rock, Ark.

Twin brothers and Arkansas natives, Tom and Don Salmon, have spent well over half a century amassing an incredible collection of classic and collector automobiles Read More

$35m For Most Expensive Car Ever

Bloomberg reports that the apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO built for Stirling Moss has sold for $35m—a world record price, eclipsing the previous $30m to $34m reportedly paid for a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic in 2010.

American collector Craig McCaw, of Seattle, WA, purchased the car in a private transaction from Dutch-born businessman Eric Heerema. McCaw made his fortune when he sold his company, McCaw Cellular, to AT&T for $11.5 billion in 1993.

Heerema purchased the car a Read More

RACV Motorclassica Presents the Original Supercar from the Original Supermodel

RACV Motorclassica, Australasia’s premier award-winning Concours d’Elegance and Classic Motor Show is pleased to announce details of its Collector Car Auction.

Already consigned to this exciting and integral element of RACV Motorclassica is the ex-Lesley ‘Twiggy’ Lawson, 1969 Lamborghini Miura S. According to the accompanying paperwork from Automobili Lamborghini, the car “was indeed sold by us to Twiggy through our U.K. Importers in 1969”. It was delivered to the Daily Express’s “The Face of ‘66” in her chosen colour Read More