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Early Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/early-offerings-gooding-scottsdale-2015-auction/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/early-offerings-gooding-scottsdale-2015-auction/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71907 A trio of collector cars are among the early offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held January 16-17 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. An original 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, a 1988 Porsche 959 Sport and a 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 will be featured at Gooding’s 8th annual two-day Scottsdale sale.

The 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (SZ) is one of approximately 200 built and displays wonderful patina.
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Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Picture Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-picture-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-picture-gallery/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71911 The inaugural running of the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic 24 Hour Daytona was held November 12-16, 2014 at the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event also included HSR’s Sprint Races, Endurance Series and the finale of the TransAm Series.

The response from the Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 historic races has been positive, with entrants and spectators alike enjoying the varied endurance race format and the obvious bump in on-track talent. In fact, more than half the field in Group A for 1960s race cars were from outside the United States, a solid endorsement that HSR may be onto something at Daytona.
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Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 – Masters Historic F1 Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/oldtimer-grand-prix-2014-masters-historic-f1-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/oldtimer-grand-prix-2014-masters-historic-f1-photo-gallery/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71351 The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014 was held 8-10 August at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany. This year’s Oldtimer featured the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship for Formula 1 cars of a golden age. Catering to 3-litre engined Formula 1 cars from 1966 through to 1985, FIA Masters Historic Formula One took the Nurburgring spectators back to an era in which Cosworth DFV power and a creative car designer could win races.

The Hesketh 308E of Michael Lyons scored a superb win at the Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014, despite having to start from the pit lane. He was chased home by Silvio Kalb’s Arrows A4 who dominated the race but spun at an oily turn 10 a lap and a half from home.
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Mecum Anaheim 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-anaheim-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-anaheim-2014-auction-results/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71947 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB short nose

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for $2,150,000

The Mecum Auctions Anaheim 2014 sale was held November 13-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, resulting in $15,238,429 in total sales. The results represented the top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event’s inception in 2012.

With 758 cars offered during the three-day event, the top sale at the Mecum Anaheim 2014 auction went to a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Lot S166.1) that hammered at $2.15 million.
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Andrews Collection Offered by RM Auctions http://www.sportscardigest.com/andrews-car-collection-offered-by-rm-auctions/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/andrews-car-collection-offered-by-rm-auctions/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71950 Paul Andrews Car Collection

The father and son team of Paul (right) and Chris (left) Andrews

RM Auctions will offer the Paul and Chris Andrews Car Collection during a single-vendor sale on April 30th to May 2nd, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. A total of 75 automobiles will cross the auction block, all offered without reserve.

The Andrews Collection represents years of acquisition by lifelong enthusiast and successful entrepreneur, Paul Andrews, and his son Chris, an accomplished artist and businessman in his own right.
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Porsche 908/02 Flunder – Car Profile http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsche-908-02-flunder-car-profile/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsche-908-02-flunder-car-profile/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71645 Amongst all the long litany of pure-bred competition Porsches manufactured and campaigned at premier-level throughout the 1950s and ’60s into the 1970s, the lean, lightweight, handsome and sophisticated 3-litre flat-8 engined Typ 908 cars have special significance. They are the design that first elevated Porsche from being consistent class winners in FIA World Championship of Makes endurance racing to becoming consistent challengers almost everywhere for outright victory and top title honours.

The Porsche 908 was introduced in 1968 as the next step in the progression of 2-litre 906 and 910, and 2.2-litre flat-8 907 series of models designed under daring and far-sighted Technical Director Ferdinand Piech.
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Pinehurst Concours 2015 Information http://www.sportscardigest.com/pinehurst-concours-2015-information/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pinehurst-concours-2015-information/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71628 1931 Cadillac 452A

1931 Cadillac 452A, Best of Show at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance 2014

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance 2015 will be held Saturday, May 2nd on the fairways of the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The third annual event will move from the more traditional Sunday date to a Saturday. In its first two years, the Pinehurst Concours became an innovator in the industry by implementing an electronic judging component, creating a student judging program for local high school students and utilizing Pinehurst Resort caddies decked out in their white bibs to inform entrants of their respective class awards.
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Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-photo-gallery/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71816 The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 was staged November 12-16 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the inaugural Classic 24 was dedicated to the cars and drivers that raced in Daytona’s classic endurance races of the past.

Six period correct groups of race cars were featured, each based on performance and age, competing in one-hour sessions, four times each over the 24 hours.
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Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/classic-24-hour-daytona-2014-report-photos/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:30:16 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71664 The Classic 24 Hour Daytona 2014 was held November 12-16 at the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course in Daytona Beach, Florida. The debut event was organized by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and sponsored by BRM, Heacock Insurance and Brumos Porsche.

The Classic 24 was open to cars with a racing history divided into six groups, set by when the car raced. Group A was for cars from the 1960s, Group B from the 1970s, Group C from the eighties, Group D from the nineties and Group E for cars from the 21st century. Group F was for cars that run under HSR rules that did not have the racing pedigree. Each group ran for an hour. After all six groups ran, the cycle was repeated three more times to complete the 24 hours. The races were actually 45 minutes long, and the 15 extra minutes were utilized to get one group off the track and the next group on.
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Art Center Car Classic 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/art-center-car-classic-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/art-center-car-classic-2014-report-photos/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71599 Cars of Character and Art Center Car Classic 2014 – It’s All In The Presentation

Report and photos by Lizett Bond

Why is Southern California the Land of the Automobile, its masses searching for individuality through their rides of choice, with status and image riding shotgun whenever their pricey wheels roll out of the garage? Perhaps it’s because we spend so much time inching along L.A.’s vast network of freeways and there’s not much to look at except all the other idlers in line.

Car designers must revel in this opportunity to study, up close and on the road, virtually every kind of car ever built, but it isn’t often we get to peek into the minds of those designers with the vision and talent to ignite serious automotive lust. During the week of October 21, 2014, however, two LaLa Land venues did just that. The first brought us and other choice elements of the car world onto the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. Hollywood ambiance abounded as AutodesignO presented “Cars of Character,” a classic Tinseltown soirée that spotlighted big names in automotive design embellished with shiny platforms of design exotica graced by bevies of leggy models.
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RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/rm-auctions-sam-pack-collection-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/rm-auctions-sam-pack-collection-2014-auction-results/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:30:57 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71646 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra sold for $1,292,500

The RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 sale was held Saturday, November 15th at the Pack Automotive Museum in Dallas, Texas, resulting in $11,543,400 in total sales with 100 percent of all lots sold.

The result of more than a decade of acquisition by Sam Pack, the collection presented a series of fifties and sixties icons, a collection of Detroit muscle and a series of concepts, customs and modern collectibles. In total, Saturday’s sale lifted the gavel on 131 vehicles before a packed house. The offering represented just a portion of Mr. Pack’s collection, offered in an effort to downsize the group to a more manageable level and allowing him to remain active in the hobby. Bidders represented eight countries from around the world and 36 states across America.
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Behind the Scenes at 2014 Goodwood Revival – Picture Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/behind-scenes-2014-goodwood-revival-picture-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/behind-scenes-2014-goodwood-revival-picture-gallery/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=70195 The Goodwood Revival 2014 was held September 12-14 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, England. The Circuit opened its gates in 1948 following the closure in 1946 of the then RAF Westhampnett, a wartime fighter base. This year, alongside the usual roster of historic car races, the Revival celebrated a select group of anniversaries including the 75th anniversary of the airfield and Jackie Stewart’s professional career that began at Goodwood 50 years ago.

The Goodwood Revival is as much about the ‘show’ as it is about the racing. The Circuit’s active years straddled the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
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Record Giving at 2014 Pebble Concours http://www.sportscardigest.com/record-giving-2014-pebble-beach-concours/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/record-giving-2014-pebble-beach-concours/#respond Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71625 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti SpiderCharities were the big winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014, as this year’s event raised $1.9 million — a record amount of giving — for charity. This was the ninth year in a row charitable donations have topped $1 million.

“We’re proud to host an event that strives to set the bar for excellence in the automotive world while also doing all that it can to help people in need in our local community,” said Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi. “True success is when both of these aspects come together in a substantial way to make such an impact, and each year that is our goal.”
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Jaguar Heritage Challenge 2015 Information http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguar-heritage-challenge-2015-information/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguar-heritage-challenge-2015-information/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:00:04 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71622 A new historic race series dedicated to pre-1966 Jaguar models will be staged during the 2015 vintage car racing season. The Jaguar Heritage Challenge 2015 aims to build on the success of the Jaguar E-type Challenge that ran for a number of racing seasons. As with the Jaguar E-type Challenge, this new race series for pre-1966 models will be administered by the Silverstone-based Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC).
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