Mecum Austin 2014 – Auction Results

2006 Ford GT

The debut Mecum Austin 2014 auction was held December 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, resulting in $14,668,347 in total sales and nearly a 70 percent sell-through rate. The anticipated offering of 600 vehicles was exceeded as 660 vehicles crossed the auction block during the 2-day sale. The results brought Mecum's 2014 total to a record $330 million with 76 percent of offered lots sold. … [Read more...]

F5000 Tasman Revival 2014 – Sydney Motorsport Report

Clark Proctor's March 731/A qualified quickest and won the first race which he is seen leading here.

The second Australian round of the 2014/15 MSC New Zealand F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series, held November 28-30, 2014 at at Sydney Motorsport Park, had a real 'game-of-two-halves' feel to it. On Saturday it was Kiwi Clark Proctor's March 731 who qualified quickest and ran away with the first race after top local and round one winner Tom Tweedie's Chevron B24/28 broke a suspension arm going into turn one on his … [Read more...]

Le Jog Rally 2014 – Report and Photos

1962 Triumph TR4

The 20th running of the Land's End to John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial and Tour (Le Jog) was staged 6-9 December 2014 in the United Kingdom. Starting in Land's End, the most westerly point of mainland England, the 4-day Le Jog rally open to cars built before 1986 ended in John O'Groats, the northeastern tip of Scotland. The Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) event known as the toughest classic … [Read more...]

Ron Pratte Collection at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015

Ron Pratte Collection

The Ron Pratte Collection will be featured at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 sale, scheduled for January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Selling at predominantly no reserve, the Ron Pratte Collection includes 140 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles and over 1,400 pieces of automobilia. Ron Pratte built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. Pratte played an integral part in … [Read more...]

Featured Ferrari Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

A pair of significant Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, scheduled for January 16-17th at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona. The latest consignments for the two-day event include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider and a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico. “We’re thrilled to expand our superb Scottsdale lineup with the … [Read more...]

Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014 – Auction Results

Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014

The Mecum Kansas City 2014 Auction was held December 4-6 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, resulting in $8,253,041 in total sales and a sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent. A total of 382 automobiles were purchased during the three-day auction. A 2005 Ford GT took top honors at the Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014 sale. With 5,631 original miles on its odometer and dressed in White with … [Read more...]

Featured Ferrari Offerings at RM Auctions Arizona 2015

1964 Ferrari 250 LM (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A selection of important Ferraris are among the headline offerings at the RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale, to be held January 15–16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale is highlighted by a group of 21 Ferraris, headlined by a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis number 5899 GT, that was delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti, Switzerland’s most storied racing team. … [Read more...]

London Classic Car Show 2015 Information

Citroen DS

A new classic car event will kick-off London's 2015 automotive calendar. To be held at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands from 8-11 January 2015, the inaugural London Classic Car Show will highlight examples of classic and collector cars. A centrepiece to the debut London Classic Car Show will be a special ‘street’ feature – called the Grand Avenue – up and down which the show’s 100 top cars will be driven. … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Picture Gallery

1971 Porsche 917 Langheck

The debut Goodwood Members' Meeting was staged March 29-30, 2014 at the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Members’ Meeting was revived in 2014 for Members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club to continue the tradition of the 71 club motor sport events held at Goodwood from 1948-66. Star names at the Goodwood Members' Meeting 2014 including grand prix winner Jochen Mass, Le Mans 24 hours … [Read more...]

Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2015 Theme

1959 Lotus-Climax 15

The Goodwood Members' Meeting 2015 will celebrate the achievements of several motor sport legends by naming the races at the event in their honour at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. A 12-race programme has been confirmed for the 73rd Members’ Meeting, which will be held on March 21-22, 2015 in front of an audience comprising members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club and a limited number of … [Read more...]

New Bonhams Auction at Goodwood Members’ Meeting

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe

Bonhams will stage the the first-ever classic car auction at the Goodwood Members' Meeting. Held on 21 March 2015, the newly announced sale will be the third Bonhams auction hosted at Goodwood, alongside the annual Festival of Speed Sale on 26 June 2015 and the Goodwood Revival Sale on 12 September 2015. … [Read more...]

Jaguar XJR-9 Offered at RM Amelia 2015

Jaguar XJR-9 Track

The Jaguar XJR-9 that won the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours will be among the headline offerings at the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 auction, scheduled for March 14th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions Europe, said, “We’re thrilled to have been entrusted with the Works Jaguar XJR-9 for our Amelia Island sale. Its offering is made all the more … [Read more...]

Finding Automotive Treasure – Interview

Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

It was in the West of France that the team from Artcurial's collector car department made an extraordinary discovery. Forgotten for almost fifty years, the team at Artcurial found some 60 automobiles originally curated with devotion in order to create a private museum that would pay tribute to this great human invention. This unique collection will be offered for sale at the Artcurial Retromobile 2015 auction, … [Read more...]