RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection – Auction Preview

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina

The RM Sotheby's Andrews Collection auction will be staged May 2, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. The single-day, single-vendor sale will see a wonderful selection of 78 vehicles along with an assortment of memorabilia cross the auction block, all offered without reserve. The Andrews Collection represents years of acquisition by lifelong enthusiast and successful entrepreneur, Paul Andrews, and his son Chris, an … [Read more...]

Mille Miglia 2015 Information

1953 Porsche 356 Pre A Coupe 1500

The Mille Miglia 2015 will be held 14-17 May on the secondary roads of Italy, running from Brescia to Rome and then back again. The 33rd retrospective edition will see a great field of 430 historical automobiles celebrate the legendary Mille Miglia endurance road race. Marco Makaus, Managing Director of 1000 Miglia Srl, commented, “This year’s edition will be another step on a long journey that continues to hold … [Read more...]

Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2015 – Auction Results

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe

The Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2015 auction was held 28 March at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, resulting in total sales of €13 million and a 92.9% sell-through rate. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman and auctioneer for the day, said, “With a full sale room, active internet bidding, and international bidders both in the room and on the telephone, we saw spectacular prices for cars in exemplary … [Read more...]

Mecum Houston 2015 – Auction Results

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition sold for $475,000

The Mecum Houston 2015 sale was held April 9-11 at the NRG Park (formerly Reliant Center) in Houston, Texas, resulting in $25,285,163 in total sales and a 70 percent sell-through rate. A told of 645 vehicles sold at Mecum's fourth annual Houston auction. The top 10 sales in at Mecum's 2015 Houston included a mix of pre-war classics, muscle cars from the Golden Era, among others. … [Read more...]

Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 Information

Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 will be held Friday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California. Similar to previous years, the 13th annual event will offer interesting and important automobiles and motorcycles displayed in a garden-party setting. The 2015 edition of the Quail will honor Long Tail Cars of Le Mans, Coachbuilt Ferraris and Iconic Pre-1965 Porsches, in addition to the … [Read more...]

Brooklands Double Twelve Festival 2015 Information

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsports Festival 2015 will be staged 13-14 June at Brooklands in Surrey, England. The 60th Anniversary of the launch of the MGA and the 45th of the Ford Escort's triumph in the World Cup Rally to Mexico are amongst the landmarks being celebrated with special classes in this year's Festival. In true Brooklands tradition, the Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival 2015 will be … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at RM Villa d’Este 2015

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Tim Scott / Fluid Images)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione joins the list of headline consignments for the RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 auction, to be staged 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Chassis 1953 GT will be offered as one of the stars lot at RM Sotheby’s biennial auction held during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Chassis 1953 GT is the 20th of 164 GT SWB Berlinetta Competiziones … [Read more...]

Ex-Works Aston Martin at Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015

Aston Martin Ulster Ex-Works

An ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster, chassis LM19, will headline the Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015 auction, scheduled for June 26th at the Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. The LM series of pre-war Aston Martin Works Team Cars were individually numbered from LM1 to LM23. As the initials indicate, they were produced to challenge the world’s best in the annual Le Mans 24-hour race. … [Read more...]

Concours in the Hills 2015 – Report and Results

2015 Concours in the Hills

The second annual Concours in the Hills, held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona, grew from 220 exhibitors in 2014 to over 440 exhibitors at this year’s event. The amount raised for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale rose from $25,500 at last year’s show to over $60,000 in 2015. Peter Volny, event founder and organizer said, “We had four lone sponsors in 2014, and … [Read more...]

Bentley Drivers Club 2015 Information

Wheel-to-wheel Bentley action at the Bentley Drivers Club annual Silverstone Race Day (photo: Peter de Rousset-Hall)

2015 is set to be another active year for Bentley Drivers Club (BDC) competitors and spectators alike. Three key dates are already firmly set in the Club’s 2015 calendar and there are more potential events in the pipeline too. On 9th May the Club will host their annual Sprint meeting at the MIRA proving ground in Warwickshire. … [Read more...]

Vallelunga Classic 2015 – Report and Photos

1971 Alfa Romeo T33 and 1970 Porsche 917 driven by Jurgen Barth

The Vallelunga Classic 2015 was held March 28-29 at the 10-turn, 2.538-mile Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi nearby Rome, Italy. Participants and spectators enjoyed glorious weather all weekend at the first rendezvous of the 2015 season of historic races organised by Peter Auto. A total of five major grids were on the programme, with Saturday devoted to practice and qualifying and the races staged on Sunday. … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 – Auction Preview

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 auction will be held April 17-19 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida. Barrett-Jackson’s 13th annual Palm Beach sale will feature classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and more set to cross the auction block. “We’re really looking forward to our 13th Annual Palm Beach auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our … [Read more...]

Ferrari 290 MM – Profile and Photo Gallery

1956 Ferrari 290 MM (photo: Sports Car Digest)

A Ferrari 290 MM was displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015, held Sunday, March 15th on the fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island next to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida. The Ferrari 290 MM, which was restored by the Classiche Department at Ferrari in 2014, was awarded the "The Chairman’s Choice Trophy for the Car Found Most Appealing by the Chairman" at the 20th annual Amelia. … [Read more...]

California Mille 2015 Information

Bruce Meyer, 1957 Porsche 356 Coupe. Photographer: Bob Ross

The California Mille 2015 will take place April 26-30 over 1,000 miles of twisty back roads in California. The 25th annual event will bring 67 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. The Cal Mille begins with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 26 followed by a four-day back roads adventure. Co-organizers David and … [Read more...]

Look to the Future – Aston Martin Vanquish

2004 Aston Martin Vanquish V12

With classic-era Aston Martins rapidly appreciating in value beyond the seven-digit mark, it’s nice to examine modern-era cars that might someday follow suit. Of course, top-of-the-range collectibles are always more desirable than their standard-production brethren. Such is the case with the Aston Martin Vanquish V12. In the future, collectors undoubtedly will look back upon the Series One Vanquish and heap praise … [Read more...]