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1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold for $17,600,000

The RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015 auction was held August 13-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $172.9 million in total sales and an 86 percent sell-through rate. No less than 36 lots achieved individual million-dollar-plus results, with four lots exceeding $10 million.The sales figure from RM’s three-day event ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, besting the company’s 2014 Monterey performance by more than 20 percent.

“We’ve certainly reached new heights with this year’s Monterey sale, setting multiple new benchmarks,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division.
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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2015-report-and-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2015-report-and-photos/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:30:02 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=85274 The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 was held August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The field of 550 vintage race cars were divided into 15 groups according to age and engine capacity and chosen for their period-correct presentation.

Formerly known as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races or Monterey Historics, the 2015 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350 Mustang. Tommy Steuer’s 1966 Shelby GT350 took home the checkers in the field of 38 Shelby GT350s raced on Saturday.
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Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/gooding-and-company-pebble-beach-2015-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/gooding-and-company-pebble-beach-2015-auction-results/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=85279 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $16,830,000

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $16,830,000

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction was held August 15-16 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $128 million and an 89% sell-through rate.

During the two-day Pebble Beach 2015 sale, Gooding sold 115 of 129 lots and their highest ever average price of $1,113,896 per car. A total of 26 automobiles sold for over $1 million, including three cars over $10 million.
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Pebble Beach Concours 2015 – Best of Show Winner http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-2015-best-of-show-winner/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-2015-best-of-show-winner/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:30:43 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=85266 A 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier and Cie Worblaufern Cabriolet owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky won Best of Show at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, August 16, 2015 on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.

The winning car is built on a long 145-inch 1924 Tipo 8A chassis, which was acquired in the early 1930s by Swiss Carrosserie Worblaufen to be used as the basis for a new sport cabriolet. The finished car was displayed at the 1932 Geneva Auto Show and won the Grand-Prix d’Honneur at Cannes in 1933. After being shown, the car passed through the hands of three owners prior to being purchased by the current owner at Retromobile, Paris in early 2014.
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Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 – Auction Results http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-quail-lodge-2015-auction-results/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/bonhams-quail-lodge-2015-auction-results/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=85264 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta sold for $8,525,000

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction was held Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $46,738,000 in total sales and a 90% sell-through rate.

Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 18th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured more than 100 vehicles. From Brass Era motorcars to single-seat formula racers, it was the Italian cars from Maranello that took top placement.
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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2015-report-and-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2015-report-and-photos/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:30:02 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=85117 The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015 was held Sunday, August 16th in Pebble Beach, California. More than 200 automotive treasures lined the 17th and 18th holes of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the pinnacle of Monterey Classic Car Week.

Created in 1950 to demonstrate the virtues of the latest cars, the Pebble Beach Concours is the jewel in the crown of historic vehicle restoration and conservation. The vehicles are judged based on technical value, style and elegance, with the aim of encouraging the preservation of our mechanical heritage. This yearly meeting of people passionate about automotive design, style and innovation pays homage to the great eras of motoring history.
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Concorso Italiano 2015 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/concorso-italiano-2015-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/concorso-italiano-2015-photo-gallery/#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84642 The Concorso Italiano 2015 was held Saturday, August 15th on the fairways of the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California. The Cars of Ferrari were featured at the 30th annual Concorso Italiano, which saw more than 300 cars and motorcycles of Italian origin on display.

The 2015 Concorso Italiano honored the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in the United States by providing a special ‘centerpiece’ display area for older Ferraris and modern supercars.
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Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/quail-motorsports-gathering-2015-report-and-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/quail-motorsports-gathering-2015-report-and-photos/#respond Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:00:27 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=82940 The Quail Motorsports Gathering 2015 was held Friday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. The 13th annual ‘Quail’ celebrated sports and racing automobiles and motorcycles, with participants and guests enjoying wonderful weather, food, drink and camaraderie among like-minded enthusiasts in a garden party setting.

The 2015 Quail Motorsports Gathering honored Coachbuilt Ferraris, represented by a 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico, Long Tail Cars of Le Mans, represented by a 1969 Porsche 908/02 Flunder Langheck Longtail, and the Iconic Pre-1965 Porsches, represented by a 1963 Porsche Carrera 2000 GS Coupe, among others.
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Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2015 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-tour-delegance-2015-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pebble-beach-tour-delegance-2015-photo-gallery/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:30:36 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84777 The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 2015 was held Thursday, August 13th, starting and ending at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The 18th annual scenic 75-mile trip around the Monterey Peninsula, held in association with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was open to vehicles that are participating in the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, August 16th. This year saw over 150 historic automobiles take off from Pebble Beach for a tour of the region’s scenic driving routes.

Begun in 1998 to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.
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Goodwood Members’ Meeting Returns in 2016 http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-returns-in-2016/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/goodwood-members-meeting-returns-in-2016/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84746 The Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) announced the 74th Members’ Meeting will be held on the weekend of March 19-20, 2016, at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

The Members’ Meeting was revived in 2014 for members of the GRRC to continue the tradition of the 71 club motor sport events held at Goodwood from 1949-66, and has, for the past two seasons, become the opener for the historic motor racing season.
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Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2015 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/carmel-concours-on-the-avenue-2015-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/carmel-concours-on-the-avenue-2015-photo-gallery/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:00:31 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84510 The Carmel Concours on the Avenue 2015 was held Tuesday, August 11th on the downtown streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

A field of more than 200 automobiles were on display at the eighth edition of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, vying for 14 major awards and Best of Show. This year’s event presented multi-marques from 1940 to 1973, in addition to Porsche and Ferrari from the beginning through 1989. Similar to previous years, Carmel-By-The-Sea’s Ocean Avenue was closed to traffic and sixteen blocks of downtown were filled with collector cars and related motorized items. As always, an interesting mix of automobiles were displayed in front of Carmel’s charming shops, galleries and restaurants.
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Salon Prive Concours 2015 Information http://www.sportscardigest.com/salon-prive-concours-2015-information/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/salon-prive-concours-2015-information/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=81727 Bentley Speed Six Old Number Three

Bentley Speed Six Old Number Three

The Salon Prive 2015 will be staged 3-5 September at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England. This year’s three-day event moves from Syon Park to Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site built in the 18th century that served as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Classes for this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance incorporate the best of the classic car and motorcycle world, and range from ‘Pre-war Luxury and Touring’ to ‘Pininfarina and The Prancing Horse’. There will be 10 classes in 2015, signifying the 10th anniversary of Salon Prive.
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Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2015 – Photo Gallery http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-pre-reunion-2015-photo-gallery/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-pre-reunion-2015-photo-gallery/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:16 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84508 The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2015 was held August 8-9 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Formerly known as Monterey Pre-Historics, the event is held the weekend before the larger Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 2015 running of the Monterey Pre-Reunion was again open to the public, allowing spectators to enjoy a more relaxed paddock environment and a glimpse of the following weekend.
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Pegaso at Amelia Island Concours 2016 http://www.sportscardigest.com/pegaso-at-amelia-island-concours-2016/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/pegaso-at-amelia-island-concours-2016/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84513 PegasoThe Spanish Pegaso marque will be celebrated at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for March 11-13 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Florida.

Pegaso is Spanish for Pegasus, the winged stallion usually depicted as pure white on the Pegaso insignia. Pegasus’ mythological role was to deliver thunderbolts to Zeus. Appropriate, because that was the effect the stunning Pegaso Thrill coupe had on the 1953 Turin Auto Show when the Spanish Touring-bodied grand touring coupe made its public debut.
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Concours d’Elegance of America 2015 – Report and Photos http://www.sportscardigest.com/concours-delegance-of-america-2015-report-and-photos/ http://www.sportscardigest.com/concours-delegance-of-america-2015-report-and-photos/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.sportscardigest.com/?p=84645 The Concours d’Elegance of America 2015 was held on July 24-26 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The 37th annual event featured collector Bruce Meyer as the ‘Enthusiast of the Year.’

The Concours d’Elegance of America 2015 offered a pair of Best of Show awards, one for American and one for Foreign entrants. This year’s Best of Show American was awarded to the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton by Murphy of Charles E. Letts, Jr., while Jim Patterson’s 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante won Best of Show Foreign.
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