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, 29 Aug 2014 18:57:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014 – Picture Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2014-picture-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2014-picture-gallery/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68397 The 2014 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was, as always, held the third Sunday of August on the incomparable 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California.

The 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance honored Maserati, Ruxton, Antique Steam Cars, Fernandez et Darrin Coachwork, Tatra, postwar Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Eastern European Motorcycles. Notable displays included gatherings of the 1914 French Grand Prix race cars, the Maserati Centennial Racing and Coachwork classes and the stunning selection of twenty Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa variants.
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British Touring Car Legends at Goodwood Revival 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/british-touring-car-legends-goodwood-revival-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/british-touring-car-legends-goodwood-revival-2014/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=66458 Jaguar MkVII and Ford Prefect 107EA selection of British Touring Car Champions are set to do battle at the 2014 Goodwood Revival on September 12-14 in the St Mary’s Trophy for 1950s production saloons.

Italian tin-top great Fabrizio Giovanardi, who claimed the 2007 and ’08 BTCC titles to add to his Spanish, Italian and European crowns, will make his Revival debut in Alfa Romeo machinery among a 30-car field of cars of a kind that raced between 1950-’59.
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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – In Motion Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2014-motion-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2014-motion-photos/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:00:47 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68238 The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The ‘museum in motion’, held annually on the famed 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course, is a cornerstone of Monterey Classic Car Week.

This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion represented the 41st consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Four days of Reunion action culminated with a weekend of racing for 550 historic cars in 15 race groups that spanned nearly every era of motorsports history.
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Hampton Court Concours 2014 – Entry List http://www.sportscardigest.com/hampton-court-concours-2014-entry-list/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/hampton-court-concours-2014-entry-list/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68239 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS

1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS

The third annual Concours of Elegance will take place on 5-7 September 2014 at the historic Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace situated on the Thames in London. A total of 60 of the rarest cars from around the world will grace the Fountain Gardens on the East side of the historic Hampton Court Palace.

The entry list for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace is as illustrious as the previous two events, the St. James’s Palace Concours in 2013 and the Windsor Castle Concours in 2012.
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SVRA Takes Over Portland Vintage Race http://www.sportscardigest.com/svra-takes-over-portland-vintage-race/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/svra-takes-over-portland-vintage-race/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68115 The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced the addition of the Portland Vintage Festival to its schedule of historic car races in 2015. Continuing a nearly 40-year tradition of vintage racing at Portland International Raceway, the 4-day Portland Vintage Festival will be held July 9-12, 2015.

With the prior addition of the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, Tony Parella’s SVRA completes its vision to become a national sanctioning body for vintage racing.
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Goodwood Revival 2014 to Honor Jackie Stewart http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-revival-2014-honor-jackie-stewart/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-revival-2014-honor-jackie-stewart/#respond Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=67267 Sir Jackie StewartThe Goodwood Revival 2014 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart’s ‘discovery’ with a trio of special parades that will honour the three-time Formula 1 world champion. This year’s historic car races will be staged September 12-14 at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Already making waves in sports car racing, Stewart was spotted testing in early 1964 by Goodwood track manager Robin Mackay, who helped to arrange a Formula Three trial at the circuit with Ken Tyrrell’s team that went on to open the door to worldwide stardom for the then 24-year-old young Scottish racer.
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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2014-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2014-photo-gallery/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68146 The 2014 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held August 14-17 at the 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The Reunion is one of the cornerstones of the Monterey Classic Car Week and the largest event held annually in the scenic coastal community.

Senior Photographer Dennis Gray documented the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. We often run into a problem when Dennis is in the field – too many good images. Given the deep field at this year’s Reunion, we ended up with not enough time to post all of the images in our original story. Therefore, in addition to our initial report and photos, we offer the following photos too good to not share. We split up Dennis’ 120 pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
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Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/summary-monterey-auction-report-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/summary-monterey-auction-report-2014/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68212 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for $38,115,000

2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction.

Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high bid of $7.7 million, could catapult into the ionosphere at $45, or $50 million or more. It was not to be.
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1914 French Grand Prix at Pebble Beach Concours 2014 http://www.sportscardigest.com/1914-french-grand-prix-pebble-beach-concours-2014/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/1914-french-grand-prix-pebble-beach-concours-2014/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68118 The 1914 French Grand Prix was celebrated at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2014, held Sunday, August 17, 2014 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.

It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours.

The 1914 French Grand Prix, often called the last great race, took place on July 4, less than a month before World War I began, changing motor racing forever.
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Porsche Werks Reunion 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsche-werks-reunion-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/porsche-werks-reunion-2014-report-photos/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68052 The Porsche Werks Reunion 2014 was held Friday, August 15th at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. Hosted by the Porsche Club of America, the inaugural Monterey Classic Car Week event focused solely on Porsche started off with a bang, after a separation from the Legends of the Autobahn event this year. The afternoon was a fantastic spectacle for the Porschephile, as well over 500 of Stuttgart’s finest from every generation were on display.

With the help of Porsche Cars North America, show-goers had the privilege of getting up close and personal with some of Porsche’s more recent supercars, the V10-powered Carrera GT and the 918 Spyder.
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Russo and Steele Monterey 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/russo-steele-monterey-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/russo-steele-monterey-2014-auction-results/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:00:20 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68116 Russo and Steele MontereyThe Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 in downtown Monterey, California, resulting in $12,074,960 in total sales. The three-day auction saw record crowds visit Russo’s waterfront venue at Fisherman’s Wharf.

The results for Russo and Steele’s 2014 Monterey sale were a 63% increase over last year’s results, with the average sale price of $115,000 representing an increase of 45%.
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Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-monterey-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/mecum-monterey-2014-auction-results/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68048 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sold for $2,250,000

1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sold for $2,250,000

The Mecum Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, resulting in total sales of $34,651,635 and a 56% sell-through rate at Mecum’s highest-grossing Monterey auction to date.

A total of 645 cars were offered during the three-day event, with six of the 361 cars sold surpassing hammer prices of $1,000,000. The top result at the 2014 Mecum Monterey sale went to the 1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet (Lot S181) at $2,250,000, while the ex-Peter Revson 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am Racer (Lot S170) achieved top honors as the highest-selling race car with a hammer price of $2,000,000.
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Legends of the Autobahn 2014 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/legends-autobahn-2014-report-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/legends-autobahn-2014-report-photos/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68040 The Legends of the Autobahn 2014 was held Friday, August 15th at the Nicklaus Club-Monterey in Monterey, California. Hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America and Audi Club of North America, the 5th annual all-German marque Concours d’Elegance brought together enthusiasts, owners and aficionados of distinctive German cars during Monterey Classic Car Week. This year’s Legends saw the Porsche Club of America depart for a new event solely focused on Porsche.

The 2014 edition of the Legends of the Autobahn celebrated motorsports. The Mercedes-Benz Club of America embraced Mercedes-Benz’s 2014 theme, “120 Years of Motorsport” which dates back to the first car race in history.
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Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/gooding-and-company-pebble-beach-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/gooding-and-company-pebble-beach-2014-auction-results/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:30:02 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=68029 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $15,180,000

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2014 was held August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $106 million and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000 and 16 new auction records were set at two-day sale.

David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company, said, “In addition to the many record setting prices, our auctions have become renowned as a destination. The tent was packed with enthusiasts buying and selling the best examples while luminaries including Jay Leno and Sir Stirling Moss added to the excitement.”
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Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-quail-lodge-2014-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-quail-lodge-2014-auction-results/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=67924 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $38,115,000

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auctions were held Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $108 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate.

Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured the 10-car Maranello Rosso Collection on Thursday and more than 100 vehicles on Friday.
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