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Where History and Future Meet ... Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

“La Macchina del tempo – Museo Storico Alfa Romeo” is the heart of a genuine “brand center”, with a bookshop, café, Documentation Center, test drive track, events venues and a show-room with a customer delivery area: it is the perfect bond between past, present and future. In Arese, next to Milan city center and the Expo area.

Hans Herrmann Racing driver from Stuttgart celebrates his 90th birthday

Hans Herrmann, one of the most successful and popular racing drivers to join the Porsche AG works team, will be celebrating his 90th birthday this year on February 23. The endurance and Monoposto specialist, born in Stuttgart in 1928, is regarded as one of the most reliable and consistent race drivers of all time. In the course of his motor sport career, Hans Herrmann won more than 80 overall and best of class victories, most of them for Porsche.

Museo Lamborghini 2016

The Museo Lamborghini is situated to the right of the main entrance of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, which is a historic small town in the countryside, approximately mid way between Bologna and Modena. A bonus of its location right on the factory premises is that one will see cars being taken out on test, and maybe even spot the odd prototype. The factory is on the main SP 255, Via Modena, on the outskirts of the town, but within walking distance of the historic centre, and is still the site on which Ferruccio Lamborghini established the original factory in 1963.

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 Le Mans 24 h 1971: The 512M s/n 1002 of Escuderia Montjuich was driven by veteran Nino Vaccarella and José Maria Juncadella. They retired.
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Dave Nicholas has taken many shots of Ferrari's from Sebring 59-50-61-62 and some 64-65 and other major races in the North America. Latest updates ... "Results updates include complete nat'l races from Lime Rock and Marlboro 1957 to 1962.  Bud Hofer donated some great shots from the Glen GP in 1961.  Don Cooke gave us hundreds of shots and the first posted are a great glance at the very last Sunday race at Lime Rock in April 1959. These shots include the notorious Paul Richards trying to dry out the main straight in his Cessna !  A whole new look at Bridgehampton with shots from 1951, 1957, 1966, 1968."

Information about each model and .... every single Ferrari build - up to chassis number 15499

Ferrari 1970 Ferrari 512 M s/n 1002 sold for €12,0mio in August

Already more then 1.000.000+ images from the barchetta / anamera image archive were published, the images contain chassis numbers,

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1970 Ferrari 512 M sold for €12,0mio in August

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Ferrari Maserati Register

This time of the year, at the end of the season with the next one just around the corner it is time to look back over the year and the events one did attend. It is also the time to see what did not make it online in time due to a packed schedule but could well serve to get over the cold days until the classic cars are back on the road for new adventures.

The Petersen Museum 2018

Ferrari opens its first Tailor Made Center in the United States today in New York City.  The only space of its kind in the Americas, this new Center continues the long-standing tradition of car customization and personalization that began at the factory in Maranello in the 1950s and later grew into the inception of the Tailor Made Center in 2011, followed by the Shanghai Tailor Made Center in 2014.

Ferrari Opens Tailor Made Center in New York City

The latest edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook, sponsored by Credit Suisse for the eleventh successive year, covering the period 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2019, as in recent years was unveiled at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Show in Padova by the authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi. As with the previous four editions, the end of August cut-off date means that the results from all the major auctions in Monterey, California, during that month, can be incorporated as they are the most up to date indication of the way the market is moving and prices being achieved.

Book Review ... Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2018 - 2019

The 2019 running of the 2019 Daytona 24 Classic provided both participants and visitors with a packed racing programme between Wednesday 13 November and Sunday 17 November, with, apart from all the practice and qualifying sessions, a sixteen race programme. This ran surprisingly well, despite a number of full course yellows, and rather chilly and sometimes misty weather conditions over the main 24 race schedule on the Saturday and Sunday.

Daytona 24 Classic ... a packed racing programme between 13th and 17th November

Sixty years ago, the 5000 GT, a 2+2 coupé, was presented at the Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed star of the event.
Maserati now celebrates the anniversary of this extraordinary car, built to the specific request of the Shah of Persia, Reza Pahlavi. Just 34 cars of this model were built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, with bodywork added by Italy's top coachbuilders of the period.

Maserati Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Launch of the 5000 GT 2+2 Coupé

The main current themed exhibition running at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello is titled Hypercars (L’Evoluzione Dell’Unicita/The Evolution of Uniqueness), the name being self explanatory. It shows the journey of Ferraris limited production, ultimate performance through from the GTO (288) of 1984, through the F40, F50 and Enzo, to the current LaFerrari and its track-only evolution, the FXX-K Evo. Also included in the line-up is a styling mannequin of the unique P80/C, constructed as part of the company’s special projects operation.

Museo Ferrari, Maranello – Hypercars

I have often seen cars from the Museo Nicolis at classic car shows, and have also been recommended to visit the museum, but time constraints when travelling in Italy have always kept it on the “to do” list. However, during a recent visit, whilst returning to Verona airport I found the time to make a visit, and thus at long last put a tick in the box.

Museo Nicolis, Villafranca di Verona

The car as a work of art exceeding the original purpose of transportation dates back a long time. What started with the numerous Concours of Elegance showing the beauty of the Automobile Design in the 1930s during the high of the coachbuilt luxury car became a common approach by some to the theme of classic cars today. Many cars share their home in collections of connoisseurs who also have a major interest in art and design. The design of a motor car in the world of art is not only accepted since cars like the Cisitalia 202 made their way into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York but already since the early 1950s when the MOMA started the first exhibition of cars with “Eight Automobiles” paying tribute to the influence of car design to the modern society.

Legends of Racing in The Phoenix Art Museum

The 58th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was held over the weekend of 25 – 26 January, held in fine dry conditions, after chilly and damp weather on the Wednesday and Thursday during the practice sessions, definitely much more amenable than the torrential rain of the 2019 edition. It was preceded by the 4 Hour BMW Endurance Challenge Race, part of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenges Series, on the Friday afternoon, together with the first two rounds of the Ferrari Challenge North America Series, both evening races on the Thursday and Friday, the first of which was the only race to be run on a wet track.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 winners ... Cadillac ... ORECA ... BMW M8 GTE ... Lamborghini Huracan

An annual appointment, that of Enzo Ferrari’s birthday on 18 February, becomes yet again the occasion for a new exhibition at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. “Ferrari Grand Tour, a journey through beauty and passion” celebrates the international vocation and boundless fame of a marque that has dominated the world scene with unparalleled styling of its cars from the very early days.

The “Ferrari Grand Tour, a journey through passion and beauty” exhibition at the MEF in Modena

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It has been a while since we last reported on an international event, more precisely it was March with the Amelia Island Concours. Since then a lot of events had to be cancelled or postponed to next year due to the current situation. Many organizers took the decision early on, others tried to get through until the last possible moment in order to make all the efforts worth spent over the last 12 months. Daily new cancellations were reported making planning not only for the entrants and organizers, but also for the visitors very difficult. And even if an event happens these days travel restrictions might lead to a late change in plans.

Concours of Elegance 2020 ... giving the classic car world the first show open to public

The 2020 edition of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA, was probably the largest and lengthiest motoring gathering in the United Kingdom since the introduction of the various, and constantly changing, social distancing regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As with many events, travel restrictions from a number of countries resulted in some cancellation of entries, but despite this the organisers still put together a broad ranging field of cars and motorcycles.

Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA

Last night in New York, RM Sotheby’s celebrated a historic evening with the sale of the renowned trio of Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica concept cars, B.A.T. 5, 7 and 9, for $14,840,000 during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction, achieving the top sale slot and setting a new record for the most valuable post-war Alfa Romeo sold as a single lot at auction and one of the most valuable of any Alfa Romeo ever sold.

Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5, 7 & 9 concept cars Sell for $14.8m to Lead Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction as Top Selling Lot

93 years ago the first of the original thousand miles through Italy was held and within the 30 years of existence the endurance race on open roads became an institution in the sports car championship contrasting circuit racing as the Nuerburgring or Spa 1000 km. Maybe the older Targa Florio had a similar character with its 148 km lap but it was the MM that created legends like Nuvolari, Caracciola or Stirling Moss, the last of the winners that left us earlier this year.

Mille Miglia 2020 ... Back to the roots or less can be more

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, achieved $9,284,031 at its October 2020 Geared Online auction. The company achieved an overall 77% sales rate from 51 of 66 lots sold, with three vehicles selling over $1 million.

Gooding & Company Totals $9 Million in Sales at Its October 2020 Geared Online Auction

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Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lagonda are just three ‘grandes marques du monde’ which will be offered by Bonhams when the auction house returns to Paris for an exclusive ‘boutique’ motor car sale on 4 February 2021. Early consignments to the sale, which will open the Bonhams 2021 European motoring calendar, are led by a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II, estimate €450,000 – 600,000. Known as the ‘Gentleman’s Express’, the DB4 was the fastest and most powerful British production car of its day.

Les Grand Marques du Monde Line up at Bonhams February 2021 Sale in Paris

Gooding & Company, the internationally acclaimed auction house known for selling many of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to reveal Geared Online European Sporting & Historic Collection, a curated selection of nine coveted and magnificent automobiles to be offered on its online auction platform.

Gooding & Company Proudly Announces a Geared Online Auction ... The European Sporting & Historic Collection

From a spectacular barn find to a collector’s item with patina that is as good as new: the first Porsche 911 S Targa delivered in Germany is back on the road again after comprehensive factory restoration that took more than three years. Its owner, a long-time collector and Porsche enthusiast, discovered the car in the USA. “The Targa stood there for almost 40 years in a doorless garage, covered by a plastic tarpaulin. The owner at the time had seemingly just forgotten about the car,” says Uwe Makrutzki, Head of Porsche Classic Factory Restoration at Porsche AG.

Factory restoration in perfect form ... Porsche 911 S Targa

Gooding & Company, the auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to reveal a duo of European sports cars for the company's first sale of 2021. From Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, 2021, the auction will continue the company’s online only Geared Online series with this special sale transpiring during the Scottsdale automotive week.

Significant European Exotics Headline Gooding & Company Geared Online Scottsdale 2021

Two exceptional sporting motor cars from the 1960s are to be offered at the Bonhams Legends of the Road Sale on 19 February, following decades of single-family ownership. A 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, estimate £1,400,000 – 1,800,000, one of the world’s most desirable Grand Tourers, and a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, estimate £700,000 – 900,000, considered the marque’s first luxury convertible, will be presented in next month’s highly curated selection of motoring masterpieces, following 55 years and more than 40 years respectively of single-family ownerships.

Significant Sixties Sports Cars Consigned to Bonhams Legends Sale

Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata – Greater Power for a Track Icon

An example of one of BMW’s most collectible and coveted models, a 1959 507 Series II Roadster, was the top lot as well as the cover star of the 10th anniversary Bonhams Scottsdale Auction on 21 January, selling for US$1,809,000 following a tense bidding battle.Bonhams Motor Cars’ first sale of the year used the successful Bonhams Live and Online format, introduced in 2020 in response to the global pandemic, and had an impressive sell-through rate of 78 per cent.

Bonhams Cover Car is Scottsdale Star ... Rare BMW Tops 10th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling significant and valuable collector cars, maintained its status as a market leader by setting new world auction records at the company’s week-long Geared Online Scottsdale Edition auction. The company realized $7,092,031 from 39 of 49 lots for an 80% sell-through rate, and saw an average price of $181,846 per lot sold.

Gooding & Company Sets A New World Auction Record for a Bugatti Type 37 at Its Geared Online Scottsdale Edition

On Friday, 22 January, RM Sotheby’s kicked off its 2021 auction calendar with the company’s 22nd annual Arizona auction, held this year at the OTTO Car Club in Scottsdale with limited, by appointment only in-person attendance, achieving $35,065,900 in total sales with 90 percent of all lots finding new homes. The one-day auction saw bidders from 35 countries around the world bidding in the room and via phone and internet.

Unrivaled Success in Arizona as RM Sotheby’s First Live Auction of 2021 Exceeds $35 Million