Flying Scotsman Rally 2014 – Report

Winning Bentley Super Sports of William Medcalf and navigator David Kirkham

The 2014 running of the Flying Scotsman Rally was staged 4-6 April starting out from the Forest of Arden in Warwickshire, England. Despite heading further north for this year's rally, it was a team from the south of the UK that went on to win the three-day, 600-mile event, after a ferocious battle for the lead. Driver William Medcalf from Liss, West Sussex, and navigator David Kirkham from Ruislip, Middlesex, … [Read more...]

California Mille 2014 Information

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder Veloce driven by Nigel Hart and Ronald Talley (Photographer Bob Ross)

The 2014 running of the California Mille will take place April 27th to May 1st over 1,000 miles of twisty back roads in California Gold Country. The 24th annual event, a motoring tribute to Italy’s most-famous open road race, the Mille Miglia (thousand mile), will begin with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 27 followed by a four-day back roads adventure. Some 77 entrants from four foreign … [Read more...]

Mecum Houston 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ford GT40 Prototype

The Mecum Houston 2014 Auction was held April 10-12 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, resulting in $33,633,058 in total sales and a sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent. “Our Houston event is one of the fastest growing auctions on our calendar,” noted Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum. “The quality of collector cars continues to rise year after year here in Houston, and the people of this great car … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1946 Ford Sportsman Woody Convertible

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction 2014 was held April 11-14 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida, resulting in more than $25 million in gross sales. The total from the 12th annual auction was the highest in the history of Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auctions. "Each year, Palm Beach continues to expand its impact, bringing better cars, more fans and growth. We have enjoyed the years here … [Read more...]

New Location for Legends of the Autobahn

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Big moves are planned for the Legends of the Autobhan, as the all-German marque Concours held during Monterey Car Week announced adjustments to its location and more for 2014. One change was announced in January, as the Porsche Club of America said it was breaking away from Legends to create the Werks Reunion that will solely focus on the cars of Porsche. That leaves Legends with support from the BMW Car Club of … [Read more...]

1956 Maserati 450S Prototype – Car Profile

1956 Maserati 450S Fantuzzi Prototype

In early 1956, Tony Parravano, a wealthy American housing developer, commissioned Maserati to build a new large-bore V-8 for use in a Kurtis Indy chassis. The order offered Maserati the chance to develop the V-8 project, coded Tipo 54, which had been shelved since the disastrous Le Mans accident of 1955. The project also provided a natural opportunity to try the new powerplant in Maserati’s own sports-racing chassis, … [Read more...]

Collier Collection Now Open to Public

1914 Mercedes Grand Prix Car

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc. in Naples, Florida is now open its automobile collection to the public on a limited schedule, by reservation only. The Collier Collection consists of over one hundred significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. "The automobiles on display at Revs are some of the rarest and most important cars ever built at anytime, anywhere. They are the ones that variously … [Read more...]

Donington Historic Festival 2014 Schedule

Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe

The 2014 Donington Historic Festival, held 3-5 May, will feature large and competitive grids at the 12-turn, 2.5-mile Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The Saturday line-up includes not one but two Touring Car races, covering four decades of this ever-popular genre, with Motor Racing Legends’ Historic Touring Car Challenge for 1966-85 Touring Cars kicking off the weekend’s race action, and the HRDC … [Read more...]

Lime Rock Historic Festival 2014 Information

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint.

The Lime Rock Historic Festival 2014 will be held August 29th to September 1st at the 7-turn, 1.5 mile Lime Rock Park road course in Connecticut. Ralph Lauren will serve as Honored Collector, following previous honorees Miles Collier, Laurence Auriana and Peter Sachs. In addition, Sir Stirling Moss and wife Lady Susie will be featured guests at Lime Rock Park’s 32nd annual Labor Day weekend event. Festival … [Read more...]

Italian Car Day at Brooklands 2014

1951 Ferrari 212 Grand Prix

The 28th annual Italian Car Day at Brooklands will be staged Saturday 3rd May at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Run by Ginger Beer Promotions, the event has become a premier show for owners and admirers of Italian cars. The 2014 Italian Car Day will see obscure and exotic Italian machinery not only running, but running at speed – up the Brooklands test hill and, often, on the adjacent … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR driven by Klaus Ludwig and Bernd Schneider

The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed will pay tribute to 120 years of achievement in motor sport by Mercedes-Benz with a Central Feature in its honour. This year’s Central Feature, designed by sculptor Gerry Judah, will be the most architecturally challenging and spectacular installation ever seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and is sure to be a visual highlight of the June 26-29 event. Since its invention in … [Read more...]

BMW Group Classic Comes Home

New location of BMW Group Classic - Gatehouse at Moosacherstrasse in 1924

A move to a new location for BMW Group Classic marks a return to the company’s historic roots. BMW AG has acquired a plot of land covering more than 13,000 square metres in the Milbertshofen district of Munich. Previously part of a Knorr-Bremse AG facility, it won’t be long before the site finds its feet as the first port of call for fans of historical cars and motorcycles from the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Tony Gaze Trophy

Start of the Tony Gaze Trophy at 2014 Goodwood Members Meeting

The Tony Gaze Trophy at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports and GT cars that raced before 1959 was named in honor of a man who was instrumental in the creation of Goodwood Motor Circuit, the late Tony Gaze. In addition to his distinguished exploits as a World War 2 fighter pilot, Frederick Anthony Owen ‘Tony’ … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at 2014 RM Monaco Sale

1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider Side

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale will be held 9-10 May at Le Sporting on the Côte d'Azur in Monaco. Sports and racing cars will be featured at the two-day, biennial RM Monaco auction staged the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. “As a mecca of motorsport history, our Monaco auction is a consistent favourite among clients and staff alike,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. "This year, we … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Salvadori Cup Photos

1958 Lister-Jaguar Knobbly, 1958 Lotus-Climax 15 and 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly

The Salvadori Cup at the 2014 Goodwood Members' Meeting was held March 29-30 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The race for sports racing cars that competed between 1955 and 1960 was staged in honor of racing great Roy Salvadori. Salvadori, a man steeped in Goodwood motor sport lore, died in June 2012. Unlucky never to have won a World Championship-level Grand Prix, Salvadori excelled … [Read more...]