Bonhams Simeone 2014 – Auction Preview

1940 Alvis 12/70 Special

The Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 auction will be held Monday, October 6th at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. Now in its third year, this auction, which is devoted to the hobby and specifically to "Preserving the Automobile", features important original, preserved and correctly restored historical automobiles as well as related spares and memorabilia. The headline offering at the Bonhams Simeone 2014 … [Read more...]

Porsche 914 at Amelia Island Concours 2015

Jacques Duval, Bob Bailey, and George Nichols drove this Porsche 914/6 GT to seventh overall and first in class in the 1971 Daytona 24 hours of endurance. (Photo: Bill Warner)

The Porsche 914 will be celebrated at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, scheduled for March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Florida. The first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants, will be among the headline classes at the 20th annual Concours. At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914’s seemingly humble origins. They whispered the “V-Word” – … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2014 – Whitsun Trophy Report and Photos

Whitsun Trophy Race - 2014 Goodwood Revival

The Whitsun Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival 2014 was held Saturday, September 13th at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Whitsun Trophy for sports-racing prototypes of a type that competed between 1961 and 1966 was the weekend’s fastest race and it provided breathtaking entertainment. Following last year’s spectacular one-make race to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40, … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2014 – Jaguar D-Type Report and Photos

Jaguar D-Type Race - 2014 Goodwood Revival

The Lavant Cup race at the Goodwood Revival 2014 was held Saturday, September 13th at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. This year’s Saturday feature race showcased a grid exclusively made up of Jaguar D-Type variants, in celebration of the model’s 60th anniversary. The Jaguar D-type, a winner of the Le Mans 24-hours three years in a row in the 1950s, was celebrated at the Goodwood … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2014 – RAC Tourist Trophy Report and Photos

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO/64

The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration race at the Goodwood Revival 2014 was held Sunday, September 14th at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Celebration, for closed-cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races of 1960-1964, is annually the most celebrated race at the Goodwood Revival. The one-hour, two-driver RAC TT Celebration 2014 … [Read more...]

Goodwood Revival 2014 – Sussex Trophy Report and Photos

Start of the Sussex Trophy Race - Goodwood Revival 2014

The Sussex Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival 2014 was held Friday, September 12th at the 2.4-mile, 7-turn Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. A sell-out crowd watched in awe as 30 stunning 1950s sports racing prototypes raced into dusk in the first race of the weekend. The 2014 Sussex Trophy race featured World Championship sports cars and production sports racing cars from 1955 to 1960. The likes of … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2014 – Auction Results

1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction 2014 was held Saturday 13th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England, resulting in total sales of £15.4 million. With 106 motor cars and 172 lots of automobilia sold, this year's Revival auction was the biggest to date. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “What a weekend – beautiful weather, fantastic cars, and hours of exciting bidding in … [Read more...]

1985 Porsche 962 – Profile and Photos

1985 Porsche 962/106 (Photo: Christopher Florin)

No one could accuse Porsche of letting the grass grow under its feet when motor racing’s governing bodies chose to change regulations. Despite last-minute amendments to the fuel-saving Group C rules due to come into force in 1982, Stuttgart had a prototype 956 running on 27th March that year. For a decade, the World Championship was to be a Porsche benefit, with either factory ‘Rothmans’ or privateer 956/962s … [Read more...]

Salon Prive Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

Supercars at Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance 2014

The Salon Prive Concours d'Elegance 2014 was held 3–5 September at the 200-acre Syon Park in London. More than 4,000 people enjoyed the selection of 100 cars and bikes on display at the 9th annual event, held over three days in West London. The three-day Salon Prive 2014 includes the Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elegance on Wednesday, Boodles Ladies’ Day and the Salon Prive Sale and the Royal College of Art … [Read more...]

RM Auctions London 2014 – Auction Results

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France sold for £4,872,000

The RM Auctions London 2014 sale was held 8th September at Battersea Evolution in London, resulting in £21,811,945 ($36,348,733 USD) in total sales and an 86.3% sell-through rate. Held in partnership with the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, RM’s 8th annual London sale saw 80 cars - and one rocket - come to market in their last 2014 European sale. The top result at the RM Auctions London 2014 auction … [Read more...]

Hampton Court Palace Concours 2014 – Report and Photos

1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spider, winner of the 1957 Mille Miglia

The third annual Concours of Elegance took place on September 5-7, 2014 at the historic Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace situated on the Thames in London. A total of 60 automobiles from around the world graced the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace. The 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace is the third such automotive gathering in London, with the first event … [Read more...]

Donington Historic Festival 2015 Information

Aston Martin DB3S

The 2015 Donington Historic Festival will be staged over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May. Organisers once again expect large and competitive grids competing at the 12-turn, 2.5-mile Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. Festival founder, Duncan Wiltshire, said, “Within just a few years this event has become a major fixture on the international calendar, and one which … [Read more...]

Tour Auto Rally 2015 Dates Announced

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

The Tour Auto Rally 2015 will be staged April 20th to 25th along the secondary roads and racing circuits of France. Organized by Peter Auto, the 24th edition of the Tour de France Automobile retrospective will see 225 automobiles compete against one another over race circuits and multiple stages on closed roads. As is tradition, the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will begin on Monday, April 20 by a not-to-be missed day … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton by LaGrande sold for $1,265,000

The Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 sale was held August 27-31 at Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in $25.9 million in total sales and a 77% sell-through rate on all lots sold. Held over Labor Day weekend during the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, Auctions America’s flagship Auburn Fall sale drew a record 81,500 enthusiasts to the Auburn Auction Park to witness nearly 1,100 collector cars and … [Read more...]

Cowboy Cars Featured at 2015 Amelia Island Concours

1948 Chrysler Town and Country Steer Car

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2015 will be staged March 12-15 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach in Amelia Island, Florida. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will display the eclectic and eccentric cars customized and modified to promote America’s movie and TV cowboys with the “Cars of the Cowboys” class. The first gathering of cowboy vehicles at a major international Concours will … [Read more...]