Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015 – Report and Photos

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider, 1931 OM Superba 665 SSM, 1930 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Tourer and

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015 took place May 22-24 on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Como, the 2015 Villa d’Este Concours presented the chance to not only admire about 50 historic cars, but also take in the myriad of sights off the show field. First held at the same location in 1929, the Villa … [Read more...]

Packed Grid at Le Mans Legend 2015

Jaguar D-Type at Circuit de la Sarthe

The extended age range for the Le Mans Legend 2015 historic car race has allowed seven Ford GT40s to join the packed historic grid that will race Saturday 13th June on the full Le Mans circuit, a few hours before the start of the modern 24 Hours endurance race. A field of 61 cars, dating from 1949 to 1968 and representing 26 different marques, will take to the track in a live-action showcase covering two decades … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Concorso Villa d’Este 2015 – Auction Results

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale was held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, resulting in €26,714,530 ($29,920,273 USD) in total sales and an 89.75 percent sell-through rate. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, were featured at RM's biennial auction staged over the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. Bidders hailed from 26 countries, including Russia, the … [Read more...]

Mecum Indianapolis 2015 – Auction Results

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sold for $1,000,000

The Mecum Auctions Original Spring Classic 2015 auction was held May 12-17 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, resulting in $42,878,210 in total sales and a 65 percent sell-through rate. Dana Mecum’s 28th annual Spring Classic sale was headlined by muscle cars, Corvettes and individual collections, with 1,404 vehicles offered in total. Top sales were populated by a mix of modern and vintage, foreign and … [Read more...]

First Alfa Romeo F1 Victory Remembered

Giuseppe "Nino" Farina won the first Grand Prix of Europe on Alfa Romeo 158

The first World Championship Formula 1 race of the modern era was staged May 13, 1950 at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, England. Giuseppe "Nino" Farina won the Grand Prix of Europe with his Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 'Alfetta' in convincing fashion. Alfa Romeo fielded a team of four "Alfetta" to the Silverstone track for the debut World Championship Formula 1 race in 1950. They were entrusted to Giuseppe "Nino" … [Read more...]

New SVRA Race at Amelia Island Concours

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015

A new vintage car race will be held in association with the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) will stage a race the week following the Concours at the nearby Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport in Florida. The 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for March 11-13, will be followed by the inaugural SVRA Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix on March 17-20. … [Read more...]

Early Entries at 2015 RM Sotheby’s Monterey

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey auction will be held August 14-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California. Approximately 150 collector cars will cross the block during RM's annual Monterey Classic Car Week sale. In addition to the previously announced Ferrari 275S / 340 America Barchetta, RM Sotheby's will also offer a Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype and the original U.S.-specification … [Read more...]

Donington Historic Festival 2015 – Report and Photos

JD Classics’ Cooper T33, Woodcote Trophy (photo: John Retter)

The Donington Historic Festival 2015 was held 2-4 May at the 11-turn, 1.979-mile Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The 5th annual event staged near Castle Donington was home to a motorsport nostalgia-fest, as this year's Festival unleashed the sights, sounds and smells of over 400 historic racing cars dating from the 1990s back to the 1920s. The nostalgic element was further strengthened by the presence of … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Preview

1935 Jaguar SS90 (photo: Pawel Litwinski)

The Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction will be held Sunday, May 31st at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut. Held at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Bonhams' 8th annual sale will feature more than 90 automobiles and a wide-ranging selection of automobilia. A supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff will headline Bonhams' 2015 Greenwich Concours sale. … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Update

Maserati Tipo 60

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 will be held August 13-16 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, again serving as an anchor event of Monterey Classic Car Week. Organizers have again limited an enormous number of entry requests to 550 period-correct cars for the 42nd consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. “Sports car racing on the … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Concorso Villa d’Este 2015 – Auction Preview

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale will be held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, as part of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, will be featured at RM's biennial Concorso Villa d'Este auction. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider will headline the RM Sotheby's Concorso Villa d'Este 2015 auction. Chassis number … [Read more...]

New Book Honors Gabriel Voisin

1936 Voisin C28 Aerosport profile at night

A new book celebrating the life of designer, inventor and visionary Gabriel Voisin has emerged. VOISIN: La Différence is a modern retrospective on Gabriel Voisin and his avant garde designs and pioneering inventions, documenting his life with stories and photography of many of his most important innovations. Created in partnership with the Mullin Automotive Museum, VOISIN: La Différence was authored by the world’s … [Read more...]

Fearless but Flat-Broke at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ex-Gary Brabham/Bruno Giacomelli Life 910

While the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will celebrate the theme ‘Flat-Out and Fearless – Racing on the Edge’, an all-new category for the Hillclimb will honour those that put everything into reaching Formula 1, but never quite achieved the success that they craved. ‘Fearless but Flat-Broke’ shines a light on the teams that, despite limited resources, followed their dream of making it to motor racing’s highest … [Read more...]

Stirling Moss’ Porsche RS-61 Offered

1961 Porsche RS-61

A 1961 Porsche RS-61 currently owned by Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 sale, to be held June 26th at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. Sir Stirling Moss OBE famously bought this Porsche RS-61 (chassis 718-070) for $1,705,000 USD at the 2010 Gooding Amelia Island auction, less than one week after breaking both his ankles after falling three stories down … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015 – Auction Results

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015

The Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015 sale was held May 7-9 at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in more than $5.5 million in total sales and a 77 percent sell-through rate. The multi-day auction attracted bidders from eight countries as well as 34 states across the United States, with 30 percent representing first-time Auctions America clientele. Top sale honors at the Auctions America … [Read more...]