Pebble Beach Concours 2015 – Upholding a Shared Legacy

1931 duPont Model H Sport Phaeton (Photo: David Burton)

The duPont will be among the featured marques at the Pebble Beach Concours 2015, to be held August 16th at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Richard "Dicky" Riegel III, a member of the duPont family, has a strong first memory of the only duPont Model H in existence. As he and friends emerged from their first grade classroom, his grinning father awaited him in the one-of-a-kind car. "Dad's enthusiasm … [Read more...]

Portland Historic Races 2015 – Report and Photos

Historic Trans Am field at Portland Historic Races 2015

Report and photos by Bill Wagenblatt The Portland Vintage Racing Festival presented by SVRA was held July 9-12, 2015 at the 12-turn, 1.967-mile Portland International Raceway in Oregon. A field of close to 160 cars competed under perfect Pacific Northwest weather. In addition to SVRA’s 10 race groups, the Historic Trans-Am cars were included in the weekend’s schedule. The class is a fan favorite wherever they run … [Read more...]

One-off Ferrari SWB at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale by Bertone

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale with coachwork by Bertone and a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich will be offered at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 auction, to be held August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Gooding & Company said the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is "quite possibly the most important 250 GT … [Read more...]

Corvette Collection Offered at Mecum Monterey 2015

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster with less than 4,000 miles

The Ed Foss Low-Mileage Corvette Collection will be featured at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The Collection includes 26 of some of the lowest-mileage and most original examples of America’s sports car in existence. From the 27th 1953 Roadster produced with less than 4,000 miles on its odometer, to a … [Read more...]

Monza Historic 2015 – Report and Photos

1970 Ferrari 512 S at Monza Historic 2015

The Monza Historic 2015 was staged 10-12 July at Autodroma Nazionale di Monza in Italy. Over three days the sun blazed down on the new Peter Auto event which featured a selection of the iconic cars back in action: Ferrari 250 LM, Alfa Romeo 33/3, Maserati 300 S and many others. Well known for being the site of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix since its creation in 1922, the 5.793-km Autodroma Nazionale di Monza … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction was held Saturday, July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in $7,425,450 in total sale and a 79 percent sell-through rate. The 21st annual sale featured 80 automobiles, with interest received from 30 states across the country, as well as from as far as Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Nearly 25 percent of bidders represented … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Tour de France at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

RM Sotheby's seemingly saved the best for last when announcing the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France, chassis 0557GT, as the final headline attraction for its flagship 2015 Monterey sale, to be held August 13-15 in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. This 250 GT Berlinetta is the actual car that instituted the ‘Tour de France’ nomenclature following its overall … [Read more...]

One-off Maserati Prototype at Bonhams Chantilly 2015

Maserati Boomerang at Geneva Motor Show

A signature concept car of the 1970s, the Maserati Boomerang was a one-off prototype unlike anything seen before. Using geometric shapes and ruler straight lines, its angular style made a strong statement at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. Now the Boomerang will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Chantilly 2015 auction, scheduled for 5th September at Chantilly Arts and Elegance on the grounds of Château de Chantilly in … [Read more...]

Hope Classic Rally 2015 – Report and Photos

Hope Classic Rally 2015 at Blenheim Palace

The inaugural Hope Classic Rally was held 10-11 July, 2015 from Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands, Surrey to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Hope Classic Rally 2015 featured more than 40 automobiles in an effort to raise money for the charity HOPEHIV. All the funds raised will go directly to projects run by HOPEHIV, a charity which empowers children isolated by poverty, and often orphaned by HIV and AIDS, in … [Read more...]

Chantilly Concours 2015 Information

Lamborghini Miura P400

The Chantilly Arts and Elegance Concours d'Elegance 2015 will be staged 5-6 September in France on the grounds of the Domaine de Chantilly, located in the town of Chantilly between Calais and Paris. Similar to last year's event, the 2015 Chantilly Arts and Elegance will consist of three judged events – a Concours d'Etat for classic cars, a modern car Concours d'Elegance and a competition for the invited car clubs … [Read more...]

Auctions America California 2015 – Auction Results

Top results at the 2015 Auctions America California Sale

The Auctions America Southern California sale was held July 17-18, 2015 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, resulting in $15,477,487 in total sales and a 58.46 percent sell-through rate. The multi-day auction lifted the gavel on approximately 300 collector vehicles and select memorabilia. Bidders hailed from 11 countries around the world and 43 percent of bidders represented first-time clientele. Held for the … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp at 2015 RM Monterey

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale, scheduled for August 13-15 in Monterey, California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Chassis number 1773GT is the latest featured consignment from The Pinnacle Portfolio, a group of 25 vehicles to be offered during a single-vendor sale on Thursday, August 13. “When it comes to SWB … [Read more...]

Ferrari 500 Mondial Restored for Pebble Concours 2015

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Pinin Farina, chassis 0438MD

The Ferrari Classiche Department in Maranello, Italy recently completed the restoration of the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Pinin Farina, chassis 0438MD, originally owned by Dominican gentleman driver Porfirio Rubirosa. Known as a ladies' man, Rubirosa also dallied with some of the world’s most beautiful women, not least Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, Kim Novak, Eva Peron and Zsa Zsa … [Read more...]

Grand Ascent Hill Climb at Hershey 2015 – Report and Photos

1934 Maserati 8C 3000

The Grand Ascent Hill Climb was held June 12-13, 2015 on the roads leading to the historic Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. Staged in conjunction with The Elegance at Hershey Concours, the two-day Grand Ascent, a revival of the famed Hershey Hill Climb, featured more than 40 vintage cars racing against the clock. The Grand Ascent at Hershey is a VSCCA-sanctioned hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen Porsche 930 at Mecum Monterey 2015

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered for Steve McQueen

The 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered by Steve McQueen will be among the headline offerings at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The 930 Porsche was the last car custom-ordered by the late movie star. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Porsche will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, … [Read more...]