Sports Car Digest - The Sports, Racing and Vintage Car Journal http://www.sportscardigest.com Sports Car Digest focuses on Classic Car Auctions, Concours d’Elegance, Vintage Car Racing, Road Rallies and other historic automotive events. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Mecum Austin 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-austin-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-austin-2014-auction-results/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72712 2006 Ford GT

2006 Ford GT sold for $310,000

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.

“The volume of consigned cars greatly exceeded our expectations for the inaugural Mecum Austin Auction, which resulted in a fantastic finish to a record year for Mecum Auctions,” said President and Founder Dana Mecum.
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HSR Sebring Historic Races 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/hsr-sebring-historic-races-2014-report-and-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/hsr-sebring-historic-races-2014-report-and-photos/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72532 The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Sebring Historic Races took place December 4-7, 2014 at the 17-turn, 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. The final event of HSR’s racing season brought some interesting entries and generally good racing weather for the four-day event.

The weekend action was devised as usual at an HSR event into feature races for the different groups, several one-hour multi-class enduro races and a 45-minute night race on the Friday. The headline race of the weekend was the ‘Four Hours of Sebring’ that took place on Sunday afternoon. HSR also wrapped up their 2014 season with a banquet under the stars and full moon in pit lane to award trophies and enjoy the glow of very successful season of racing.
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F5000 Tasman Revival 2014 – Sydney Motorsport Report http://www.sportscardigest.com/f5000-tasman-revival-2014-sydney-motorsport-report/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/f5000-tasman-revival-2014-sydney-motorsport-report/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72524 After repairing his car, Tom Tweedie's Chevron B24/28 was back in front on Sunday.

After repairing his car, Tom Tweedie’s Chevron B24/28 was back in front on Sunday.

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 first qualifying lap and was out for the day.
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Le Jog Rally 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/le-jog-rally-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/le-jog-rally-2014-report-photos/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72630 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 reliability trial in Europe didn’t disappoint in 2014, as the 20th anniversary included features and locations that have become part of Le Jog folklore.
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Ron Pratte Collection at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/ron-pratte-collection-2015-barrett-jackson-scottsdale/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/ron-pratte-collection-2015-barrett-jackson-scottsdale/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:22 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=64875 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 some of the most special moments on the auction block over the years, appearing on the many television coverage of the event.
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Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguars-sold-auction-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/jaguars-sold-auction-2014/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:56 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72418 Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm.

Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a world-record sale of a 1966 4.2-Liter Series 1 OTS at RM Auction’s New York City auction at the tail end of last year, the E-Type has been on a magic carpet ride, with increasingly big prices. With their remarkable story, heart-stopping good looks, it’s easy to understand why the legendary sporting machine has recently enjoyed more respect.
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British Custom Registration Record Set http://www.sportscardigest.com/british-custom-registration-record-set/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/british-custom-registration-record-set/#respond Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72197 ody Davies of DVLA

Jody Davies of DVLA with registration 25 O that sold for £518,000

The record for the price paid a personalised British registration was broken after DVLA Personalised Registrations sold “25 O” for more than £500,000. The buyer, John Collins of the Ferrari dealer Talacrest, bought 25 O for £518,000 less than three hours after successfully buying 250 L for £130,320.
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Featured Ferrari Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-ferrari-offerings-gooding-scottsdale-2015/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-ferrari-offerings-gooding-scottsdale-2015/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:00:39 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72625 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 addition of these two remarkable consignments. In 2014 we saw an overall increase in demand for exceptional and rare Ferraris amidst the marketplace and we have no doubt that the trend will continue for the marque in 2015,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company.
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Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/mercedes-benz-sold-auction-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mercedes-benz-sold-auction-2014/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72429 Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world’s oldest automaker, the brand’s history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster.

The level of appreciation for the Mercedes-Benz marque continued to grow in 2014. While impossible to top the Mercedes-Benz W196R that sold for a world record £19,601,500 at Bonhams’ 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, this year still provided many great offerings that represented the brand well.
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Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-kansas-city-fall-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-kansas-city-fall-2014-auction-results/#respond Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72621 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 Blue Le Mans stripes, the modern supercar hammered at $290,000, the highest price ever achieved for a lot offered at a Mecum Kansas City event.
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Featured Ferrari Offerings at RM Auctions Arizona 2015 http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-ferrari-offerings-rm-auctions-arizona-2015/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/featured-ferrari-offerings-rm-auctions-arizona-2015/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:16 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72599 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.
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Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Report http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-simeone-museum-2014-auction-report/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-simeone-museum-2014-auction-report/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72434 Bonhams ‘Preserving the Automobile’, Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2014

2014 marked Bonhams’ third foray into the delightful environs of Dr. Fred Simeone’s marvelous collection near the Philadelphia airport. If the auction isn’t sufficient to induce people to come, the chance to see the collection of competition automobiles that Dr. Simeone has put together should be. His dedication to presenting and preserving some of these specimens is connoisseurship defined.

It’s worth flying through Philadelphia to see it. A five or six hour layover is sufficient, even allowing for TSA, but an overnight is even better. And don’t believe W.C. Field’s famous quip, ‘First prize is one night in Philadelphia; second prize is two nights.’ The chance to visit Dr. Simeone’s collection turns the phrase on its head.
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London Classic Car Show 2015 Information http://www.sportscardigest.com/london-classic-car-show-2015-information/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/london-classic-car-show-2015-information/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=71344 Citroen DS

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. Organisers hope it will give visitors the chance not just to gaze at classic cars at rest, but also to see and hear them in action.
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Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsches-sold-auction-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsches-sold-auction-2014/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72261 Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it’s the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that’s enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless array of Porsche products offered for sale at collector car auctions.

Auction Editor Rick Carey was busy traveling the globe in 2014 to give Sports Car Digest readers the realities of some of the automobiles that circulate throughout the auction world. Visiting more than 30 different sales, Carey surveyed a glimpse of Porsche’s greatest moments, as racing legends like the RSK Spyder, 907, 917 and 956 crossed the auction block. At the opposite end of the spectrum were a few less-than-coveted items, such as a 924 Turbo that made it across the block on a tow strap. There was something for everyone.

The collector car auction machine will soon crank up in earnest again, offering more data points to see if Porsche cars continue enjoy seemingly impossible sales figures. For now, however, we’ll roll back the clock to January of this year when the Scottsdale auctions kicked off the auction season.

Listed in chronological order, Rick Carey’s reports on the 68 Porsches analyzed for 2014:
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Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2014 – Picture Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-2014-picture-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-2014-picture-gallery/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=72082 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 victors Emanuele Pirro and Jackie Oliver and current professionals Darren Turner and Andy Priaulx.
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