Record Numbers at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction

Worldwide Auctioneers is reporting its most successful event to date at home in Auburn, recording overall sales of  $13.2 million at its 4th annual The Auburn Auction, along with record attendance. There was standing room only in a packed auction arena during the event’s highlight, Saturday evening’s catalogue auction, The Main Event, when a remarkable selection of hand-picked motorcars went under the hammer. Among the many notable sales was a rare and magnificent 1955 Hudson Italia GT Coupe, Read More

Auctions America by RM Posts $18m+ at Auburn Fall

The focus of the collector car world returned to Auburn, Indiana last weekend as Auctions America by RM presented its second annual Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, posting over $18.3 million in total sales with over 60% of all lots sold. Over 43,000 enthusiasts turned out to the Auburn Auction Park for the multi-day event (August 31 – September 4), well exceeding expectations and last year’s attendance of 25,000.


Held during the famed Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, this year’s Read More

Mecum Teams Up With MidAmerica For Motorcycles At Dallas Auction

MARENGO, Ill. – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, has teamed up with MidAmerica Auctions, the world’s largest seller of antique motorcycles, for a collaborative effort to bring collectors the greatest auction experience for both market platforms under one roof.

Dana Mecum and Ron Christenson announce the MidAmerica Motorcycle Auction Segment during Mecum’s inaugural Dallas Auction at the Dallas Convention Center.  Consisting of 60 select antique and special interest motorcycles, the motorcycle segment will take place Thursday, Read More

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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