85% Sales and a World-Class Venue for Worldwide’s 11th Annual Houston Classic Auction

Last weekend saw the 11th annual Houston Classic Auction get off to a flying start at its upscale new venue, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. The Versailles Ballroom of the award winning resort was packed throughout the nine- hour sale on Saturday, May 5, when an arresting selection of 119 handpicked motorcars went under the hammer, along with an eclectic collection of memorabilia from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection. The auction recorded over 85% of Read More

Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance to celebrate Mercedes-Benz

Car enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond are invited to celebrate Mercedes-Benz on July 15. The 40th annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will honor Mercedes-Benz as the featured marque with a special display showcasing 60 years of the Mercedes SL. From the iconic 1952 300SL ‘Gullwing’ coupe that won at Le Mans, to the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550, this event brings to life the shining stars of automotive history.

The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance features more than 300 Read More

Record Number of Original Shelby Cobra Competition Cars Accepted at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

When Carroll Shelby, along with chief engineer Phil Remington, finished the very first Cobra, neither imagined that history was being written. Shelby just wanted to go race and win…right away, but Shelby American’s incredible efforts between 1962 and 1967 resulted in 998 Shelby Cobras being constructed. It’s estimated that 120 of these Shelby Cobras were competition cars, and they forever changed sports car racing.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, honors the 50th anniversary of the iconic Read More

Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ Winning Horch Returns to Monterey Peninsula for Auction

A stunning, multi-award winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet, judged ‘Best of Show’ at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will return to California’s Monterey Peninsula, August 17–18, as a featured attraction at RM Auctions’ highly anticipated Monterey sale.

One of only three known surviving examples of its kind, the sensational Horch 853A was designed by Fritz Fiedler, who later created the BMW 315 and 328. Displaying exquisite coachwork by prominent German coachbuilders Erdmann & Rossi, it Read More

Historic Racing Tourers Return to Winton Festival of Speed

Touring Car Devotees of the Brock, Moffat, Bond and Geoghegan eras will be able to journey back in time to see tin-top racing as it used to be in the third annual ‘Festival of Speed’ staged at Winton Raceway’s long circuit.

All the famous marques from this era will feature at the meeting – from the early Falcon GTs and Monaros, to Mustangs, Camaros, nimble Toranas and thundering A9Xs, to the turbo cars of the eighties.

Touring Car legend, Murray Read More

The British are Coming… to the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills, have announced the 2012 theme for the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance – “THE BRITISH ARE COMING!” Aston Martin will be this year’s featured marque. Gearys Beverly Hills will be the presenting sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex store opening on Rodeo Drive in June 2012.

The annual Father’s Day tradition features a wide variety of vintage and racing cars and motorcycles lining Rodeo Drive north from Read More

Inaugural Portland to Brighton Run to be Held Saturday, May 12, 2012

The inaugural Portland to Brighton run is the world’s first and only event that celebrates the fine but underappreciated motorcars of the 1980’s. You needn’t have a 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile or Mille Miglia bred Alfa to participate in this historic event. In fact, the only qualification is your ability to recognize a car from the 1980’s. All fine motorcars from Abarth to Zil are welcome on this tour, however those cars built as 1980’s vehicles will get Read More

Concours d’Elegance at The Wood Seeking Entrants for 2012 Show

Featuring SOVREN Historic Racers, Pacific Northwest Classic Car Club of America True Classics, and the 356 Porsches

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club has scheduled the annual fundraiser to benefit youth on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This year’s show will be held on the 18th Fairway of the Lynnwood Golf Course from 1pm – 5pm. The best kept secret in South Snohomish County, the course sits nestled in a setting that is both elegant and secluded. With water features, foliaged trees, Read More

Dan Kruse-Leake Car Auction Hits $2.3 Million in Sales

Leake Auction Company and Dan Kruse Classics wrapped up their San Antonio auction, held April 20-21, reaching $2.3 million in sales while selling 58 percent of the cars. The auction was held in Exposition Hall at the Freeman Coliseum. The top selling car was a 1968 Shelby GT500, selling for $126,500.

Other top selling cars were: a 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang selling for $85,000, a 1956 Jaguar XK140 selling for $71,500 and a 1932 Ford Custom selling for $65,000.

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RM Auctions Expands Global Presence with New California Office

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Los Angeles (Culver City), California.

Located at the heart of Southern California’s car scene, the new office is part of RM’s continued global expansion strategy focused on increasing its presence in important markets. By providing greater accessibility to its expert team of specialists, the new office will enable RM to continue to provide an unparalleled level of Read More