Collector of the Week: Jason Urban

Jason Urban, of Bucks County, PA, sent in an email about his 1935 MG PA Lester Special:

Our MG is a special-bodied P-type race car. The MG was built and registered as GUR963 by Harry Lester in 1946 on a PA chassis and changed to a PB engine. While we consider the car a 1935 MG P-Type Lester Special, the original MG, serial number P1237, was built in 1934.

This MG was originally Read More

Bonhams To Auction Rare Bugatti Found in Pennsylvania Barn

(September 4, 2011 — New York, NY) Bonhams announced today that they have recently found a rare 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe, which will be one of the highlight lots at its two day Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance Auction on September 17 and 18, 2011.

An example of Bugatti’s famed twin cam Type 57, Bugatti chose the names of mountain passes for their series of coachwork on these cars. The sporty two door coupe, with its steeply raked windshield Read More

Auctions America by RM Announces Auction of Lee Roy Hartung Collection

AUBURN, IN (September 2, 2011) – Auctions America by RM in partnership with RM Auctions announced today it will lift the gavel on one of the Chicago area’s best known treasures, the famous Lee Roy Hartung Collection, during a multi-day sale in Glenview, Illinois, November 3 – 5, 2011.

Well-known to collectors around the world, the Hartung Collection was amassed over five decades by the late Mr. Lee Roy Hartung for display in his private museum. From motor cars to Read More

Mecum Offers Last Production 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse During St Charles

Proceeds from Special Edition Car to Benefit Japan Red Cross

Marengo, IL – September 1, 2011

Mecum Auctions will sell a special 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE 3.8L – after 22 years, the very last production Eclipse to ever come off the assembly line and the only V-6 to receive the SE package – during their annual St. Charles Auction, Sept. 15-18, 2011, at Pheasant Run Resort Read More

Bonhams Fairfield County Connecticut Sale Shaping up to be a Duesey

Bonhams international auctioneers has announced that their second annual sale held in conjunction with the Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance in Westport, Connecticut will now span two days, Saturday September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, with a 1935 Duesenberg Model J of singular, art deco design, including a special waterfall radiator, bearing the engine number J310, featured as a top lot, estimated to draw bidding in the half-million dollar range.

Saturday, September 17th will be devoted to The Estate of Bob Read More

Collector of the Week: Todd L. Duhnke

Todd L. Duhnke, of Wichita, KS, sent in the story of his life long love affair with E-type Jaguars:     

My E-type story is from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy.  That’s how old I was when my Dad came home one Friday afternoon from work in October 1964 and told me I better eat quickly, as we needed to go to the airport to pick up a new car!  Simply put, that in and of itself was an amazing declaration. Read More

In Memoriam: John Zupan

John Zupan, a well-known vintage racer and founder of Portland-based Zupan’s Markets, died Tuesday from injuries sustained after a suspected drunk driver hit his motorcycle Monday evening. He was 66.

Zupan was riding his motorcycle on Marine Drive near 138th Avenue in Northeast Portland Monday night when a car driving in the opposite direction crossed the center line and collided with his motorcycle. Zupan died of his injuries just after 10 pm Tuesday.

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Mecum’s Inaugural Dallas Auction Expands to Three Days in October

Marengo, IL – August 29, 2011

Due to popular demand, Mecum Auctions, has expanded their inaugural event in Texas to three days, October 6-8, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including Mecum’s incredible lineup of 600 vehicles, which is one of the largest collector car offerings to ever grace the state. Consignments are heating up with a rare, factory supercharged 1957 Ford Custom Phase I (Lot S90) that is one of three known Read More

Funfest Cranks Up the Corvette Action

Corvette enthusiasts from around the world are setting their sights on Effingham, Ill. and Mid America Motorworks for the 18th Annual Corvette Funfest. Registration is up nearly 40% over last year for Corvette Funfest 2011, set for Sept. 15-18, 2011, easily confirming its status as the largest Corvette Party in the world. This year’s theme is “America’s Star Spangled Corvette Party.” What better way to celebrate America’s Sportscar than with a red, white and blue theme. A patriotic Read More

Bonhams Joins the Scottsdale Party

Bonhams has announced the Scottsdale Sale of Exceptional Motorcars on January 19th, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For its first-ever automotive sale during the famous Scottsdale Car Week, the 217-year old auction house has, in traditional fashion, teamed up with one of the best properties in the southwest, theexclusive AAA Four Diamond Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the heart of sunny Scottsdale, the tony select enclave community near Phoenix.

Already consigned to this anticipated eventhigh-profile auction are three astounding cars Read More