RM Auctions Adds Day to Arizona Biltmore Sale

1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT

RM Auctions announced the addition of an evening auction to its 2010 Automobiles of Arizona event. Returning to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, the additional sale date will see RM kick off its 2010 auction calendar in grand style on the evening of January 21, followed by its traditional Arizona auction on January 22. Billed ‘The British Are Coming’, the evening auction will celebrate a host of … [Read more...]

Circuits des Remparts Historic Car Race at Angouleme

Angouleme Circuits des Remparts

Story and photos by Ian Wilson Way back in July 1939 the first event was run round the streets of Angouleme, France, featuring names like Trintignant and Wimille, and here we are, 70 years on still using the same layout, similar cars too. The names have changed but the organisers of the 2009 Circuits des Remparts Historic Car Race, held September 18-20, did a fabulous job to gather some famous GP stars and … [Read more...]

U.S. Vintage Grand Prix Watkins Glen 2009 – Results and Photos

McLaren M8F at US Vintage Grand Prix

The U.S. Vintage Grand Prix was held September 10-13th, 2009 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Sanctioned by SVRA, the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix is perennially one of the largest vintage car races in the country and this year was no exception, with more than 400 entrants taking to the 3.4 mile road circuit. … [Read more...]

New Specialist Division at Barons

Barons

Barons is introducing a new Thoroughbred - Sports and Prestige or "Top Car" division, for dedicated auctions of contemporary cars, removing cars less than 30 years old from our traditional Classic & Collectors’ Car sales. Barons to date has offered cars of all ages at their sales, but with feedback from their clients, both classic and contemporary, they decided to create this new division. … [Read more...]

Inaugural Lonville Classic Photo Gallery

Parked on Lugano's main square for the Lonville Classic

The inaugural Lonville Classic was held September 4-6, 2009 on the shores and mountains surrounding some of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Participants of the Lonville Classic were treated to three days of fantastic driving, excellent food, local wines and a great ambiance. Apart from torrential rain on the opening drive, blue skies and sun accompanied participants from the starting point in Lugano, Switzerland … [Read more...]

Abu Dhabi Classic – Masters Historic Racing

Masters Historic Racing (photo credit: Simon Wright)

Yas Marina Circuit has joined forces with Masters Historic Racing to include five different types of racing categories in the Abu Dhabi Classic to be run on January 21-23, 2010. In addition to the Masters regular 1970s Grand Prix cars and a spectacular grid of 1950s and 1960s Grand Prix cars, there will be races for the endurance World Sportscar Masters cars, which so captured the spirit of Le Mans in the late … [Read more...]

2009 Las Vegas Auction Results – Barrett-Jackson

Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang Sold for $352,000

Barrett-Jackson held its second annual Collector Car Auction at Las Vegas on October 7-10, 2009 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, generating more than $23 million in sales on over 400 collector cars that all sold at No Reserve. A 1965 289 Shelby Cobra roadster (Lot #704) took the top spot, selling for $440,000, while the “Father of the Mustang,” Lee Iacocca, took the second spot, selling the No. … [Read more...]

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

General Racing announced its Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, scheduled for June 5-6, 2010, at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will continue the tradition of the Monterey Historic Automobile Races while building on the popular Wine Country Classic event that General Racing has produced in Sonoma for 23 years. … [Read more...]

2009 Automobiles of London Auction Preview – RM Auctions

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Featured Photo 650x250

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, will hold its third annual Automobiles of London auction on October 28th, 2009 at Battersea Evolution in London. RM Auctions will feature 84 cars, headlined by the 1963 ATS 2500 GT 3.0 Litre Coupe, 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jarvis Torpedo, 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Boattail Skiff, 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car VMF 64, … [Read more...]

New Classic Website at Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Classic

Everything is new at www.mercedes-benz.com/classic: presented in customer-friendly form, the Portal has detailed information and offers relating to the classic vehicle activities of Mercedes-Benz, i.e. the Museum, Classic Center, Archive and Collection, Young Classics, Mercedes-Benz Clubs and Classic Magazine. A central contact point and single contact address make the site easy to use. … [Read more...]

My Favorite Zagato

Zagato Featured Photo

This feature is a first for the triad of VeloceToday.com, Coachbuild.com and SportsCarDigest.com. We all had input to this article and feature this article in our respective websites at the same time. The recent and regrettable passing of Elio Zagato caused us to query a variety of noted car enthusiasts to tell us what is their favorite Zagato bodied car. Sounds easy, right? … [Read more...]

Bobby Rahal’s Legends of Motorsports at Watkins Glen

Bobby Rahal - Lola T290

Watkins Glen International announced that it has teamed with Historic Motorsports Productions (HMP), a new vintage racing event promoter, to launch the inaugural HMP vintage racing and lifestyle event June 11-13, 2010. The event is billed as "Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports” and is the first HMP event to be officially announced with additional 2010 vintage racing events due to be unveiled moving forward. … [Read more...]

Inaugural Saratoga Fall Ferrari Festival Impresses

1965 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250LM, the last Ferrari to win Le Mans, driven by Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory

Story by Leigh Dorrington and photos by Tom Sullivan The inaugural Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 10-12, 2009 featured a Ferrari Concours, honored guests and automobiles from Ferrari’s North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.), a spirited N.A.R.T. racing discussion, exhibition of historic racing images by Tom Burnside and a Ferrari tour of the Adirondack-Lake George … [Read more...]

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey Auction Results – RM Auctions

1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe sold for $517,000

RM Auctions held its annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction on October 8-9, 2009 in Pennsylvania, posting in excess of $9.1 million in sales with a strong 94% of motor cars sold. Held in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, the two-day auction kicked off Thursday, October 8th, with the successful sale of a private East Coast collection of automobilia, which achieved over $400,000 in total … [Read more...]