Carroll Shelby, Creator of Iconic Shelby Cobra, Dies at 89

Carroll Shelby has died.
 
The automotive icon whose innovation and influence spanned more than a half-century was 89.
 
Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector, commented, “Carroll Shelby will be forever remembered as the man who single-handedly took the fight to Ferrari and beat them at their own game on their own race tracks. His spirit, his ingenuity and his ever-present sense of humor will be missed.”
 
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RM Breaks $43m at Monaco

RM’s preliminary totals from this weekend’s Monaco sale look impressive, with more than $43.4m in sales with 87 percent of all lots sold. Bidders represented 33 countries around the world, and 34% of bidders were first-time clientele.

The top ten sales are as as follows. Prices include 12% buyer’s premium. Watch this space for full results.

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider: $6,523,776

1966 Ferrari 2065 S Dino Spyder: $3,261,888

1952 Ferrari 225 Spot Spyder “Tuboscocca:” $3,261,888

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Read More

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