Jaguar E-Type Lightweight – Car Profile

Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Continuation

Jaguar announced in May that it would recreate six new Lightweights, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Operations division. During the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week, Jaguar revealed the prototype of its 'new' Lightweight E-type – a further six of which will be built and sold. Each of the six cars will be built to a specification originated from the last Lightweight E-type … [Read more...]

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2014 – Report and Photos

Jaguar XK at Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2014

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 2014 was held 17-20 July at Cortina d'Ampezzo in Northern Italy. This year's Coppa d'Oro saw a select field of more than fifty pre-1961 classic cars undertake the two-day, 300-kilometer route that tackled the famed Dolomite Mountains. As in previous years, the 53rd Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti brought together man, machine and nature for an adventure over the 14 Dolomite passes and … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Picture Gallery

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spider

The 2014 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the incomparable 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance honored Maserati, Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. Notable displays … [Read more...]

British Touring Car Legends at Goodwood Revival 2014

Jaguar MkVII and Ford Prefect 107E

A selection of British Touring Car Champions are set to do battle at the 2014 Goodwood Revival on September 12-14 in the St Mary’s Trophy for 1950s production saloons. Italian tin-top great Fabrizio Giovanardi, who claimed the 2007 and ’08 BTCC titles to add to his Spanish, Italian and European crowns, will make his Revival debut in Alfa Romeo machinery among a 30-car field of cars of a kind that raced between … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – In Motion Photos

1960 Porsche RS 60 Spyder of William Lyons

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The 'museum in motion', held annually on the famed 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course, is a cornerstone of Monterey Classic Car Week. This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion represented the 41st consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Four days of Reunion … [Read more...]

Hampton Court Concours 2014 – Entry List

1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS

The third annual Concours of Elegance will take place on 5-7 September 2014 at the historic Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace situated on the Thames in London. A total of 60 of the rarest cars from around the world will grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace. The entry list for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace is as illustrious as the previous two … [Read more...]

SVRA Takes Over Portland Vintage Race

SVRA Portland Vintage Race

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced the addition of the Portland Vintage Festival to its schedule of historic car races in 2015. Continuing a nearly 40-year tradition of vintage racing at Portland International Raceway, the 4-day Portland Vintage Festival will be held July 9-12, 2015. With the prior addition of the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, Tony Parella's SVRA completes its … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2014 to Honor Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart

The Goodwood Revival 2014 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart’s 'discovery' with a trio of special parades that will honour the three-time Formula 1 world champion. This year's historic car races will be staged September 12-14 at Goodwood Motor Circuit. Already making waves in sports car racing, Stewart was spotted testing in early 1964 by Goodwood track manager Robin Mackay, who helped to … [Read more...]

1914 French Grand Prix at Pebble Beach Concours 2014

1915 Mercedes 115 HP Demarest Grand Prix of George Wingard (left) and the 1915 Opel 4500 cc Grand Prix Racer of the Keller Collection

The 1914 French Grand Prix was celebrated at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014, held Sunday, August 17, 2014 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year's … [Read more...]

Russo and Steele Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

Russo and Steele Monterey

The Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 in downtown Monterey, California, resulting in $12,074,960 in total sales. The three-day auction saw record crowds visit Russo’s waterfront venue at Fisherman’s Wharf. The results for Russo and Steele's 2014 Monterey sale were a 63% increase over last year's results, with the average sale price of $115,000 representing an increase of 45%. … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sold for $2,250,000

The Mecum Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, resulting in total sales of $34,651,635 and a 56% sell-through rate at Mecum’s highest-grossing Monterey auction to date. A total of 645 cars were offered during the three-day event, with six of the 361 cars sold surpassing hammer prices of $1,000,000. The top result at the 2014 Mecum Monterey … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2014 was held August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $106 million and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000 and 16 new auction records were set at two-day sale. David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company, said, “In addition to the many record setting prices, our … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Results

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auctions were held Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $108 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured the 10-car Maranello Rosso Collection on Thursday and more than … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

The RM Auctions Monterey 2014 auction was held August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $143.4 million in total sales and a 91% sell-through rate. RM's flagship auction, held annually during the Monterey Classic Car Week, ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, breaking the previous record set by RM in 2013. In addition, the … [Read more...]

Pebble Beach Concours 2014 – Best of Show Winner

Best of Show 2014 winner: Jon Shirley's 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe (photo: Rolex / Tom O’Neal)

A 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington won Best of Show at the 64th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, August 17, 2014 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. History was made at an event which arguably makes history every year. The choice of the Shirley’s 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was not a total surprise given its … [Read more...]