Bonhams’ global motoring sales schedule for 2009 includes a number of enhancements to the calendar, including the location of its first UK sale this weekend.
Having acquired and developed new auction rooms in the heart of the Cotswolds earlier this year, Bonhams decided to move its first UK sale from Stoneleigh to Oxford in March. The salerooms are positioned five miles north of Oxford, close to Oxford Airport, M40, A34, A44 and A40 trunk roads, and to the market town of Woodstock.
James Knight, International Director of Motoring at Bonhams, who took the decision to depart Stoneleigh, says: “The new location is the perfect venue for a Collectors’ Motor Car auction and has all the in-house facilities customers would expect from a fully operational auction house. The Bonhams Oxford saleroom was previously a Mercedes-Benz main agent and therefore has ample free parking for customers, even if they chose to bring their trailers.”
The Bonhams Oxford salerooms will also host a further Motorcycle auction in June, to coincide with the famous annual VMCC Banbury Run, where 600 pre-1931 machines take part in the event.
2009 Bonhams International Auction Calendar:
February 7, Retromobile, Paris, Exceptional Motor Cars and related Automobilia
March 8, Bonhams, Oxford, Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia
April 5, Sydney, Australia, Collectors Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
April 20, RAF Museum, Hendon, Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia
April 26, The International Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford, Important Pioneer, Vintage and Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
May 2, Legend of the Motorcycle, California, Exceptional Motorcycles
May 9, Aston Martin Lagonda Limited Works Service, Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
May 18, Monaco, Les Grandes Marques à Monaco
June 7, Greenwich Concours, Connecticut, Collectors’ Motorcars and Automobilia
June 13, R-REC Annual Rally, Kelmarsh Hall, Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
June 20, Bonhams, Oxford, Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
July 3, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex, Important Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia
July 25, Silverstone Classic, Collectors’ Motor Cars featuring Jaguar and Related Automobilia
July 26, Sydney, Australia, Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
August 14, Quail Lodge, Carmel, California, Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia
September 12, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
September 18, Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex, Collectors’ Sports Cars, Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
September 26, Vintage New England, Brookline, Massachusetts, Important Motorcars and Automobilia
October 18, The Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford, Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
October 30, New Bond Street, London, Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
November 14, California Classic, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, Important Motorcars, Motorcycles and Memorabilia
November 15, Sydney, Australia, Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
November 18, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
December 7, Olympia, London, Important Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia
December, Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Ferrari et les Prestigieuses Italiennes, Motor Cars and Automobilia
For more information, visit www.bonhams.com/motoring.