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Max Girardo establishes exclusive London-based classic car brokerage

Max Girardo, internationally recognised as a leading expert on the global classic car market, and with an incredible track record in auctioning many of the world’s most valuable automobiles, has established Girardo & Co., an exclusive new London-based brokerage that deals in only the highest quality cars available to the market.

Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $45mio in July

Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3809GT sold for $45mio in July

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

Museo Lamborghini

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.

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.

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Iconic motor cars from pre-War Classics through today’s most sought-after hypercars drove RM Sotheby’s third Manhattan sale, entitled ICONS, to a $45.5 million total tonight at Sotheby’s York Ave headquarters, with 84 percent of all lots sold. The total was led by 11 individual million-dollar-plus results and saw strong prices for exceptional historic racers and high performance models of the 1990s, 2000s, and today.

Blue-Chip Collector Cars Revealed for Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions

$18M Alloy Ferrari LWB Cal Spider Competizione Leads RM Sotheby’s Icons Sale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce that it will be presenting stunning examples of blue-chip collector cars at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 19 and 20, 2018. Exemplifying rolling art in its finest form, these classic cars from legendary marques exude sophistication and style.

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce an outstanding array of low-mileage supercars from Pagani, Porsche, McLaren, Lexus, Ferrari and Lamborghini that will be crossing the auction block at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 19 and 20, 2018. These bespoke, top-of-the-line exotics offer the utmost in design, engineering, and performance from legendary marques.

The RM Sotheby’s Icons Auction was held during the evening of Wednesday 6th December 2017, in the Sotheby’s 10the Floor Galleries of their headquarters building on York Avenue in Manhattan. This was their third New York auction, and formed part of Sotheby’s “Life of Luxury” week of sales. The “iconic” offerings ranged from vintage wines, through art, sculptures and motoring memorabilia, to a range of automobiles. These latter spanned over 90 years, from a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to a 2017 Bugatti Chiron, with a number of rare and interesting examples in between.

RM Sotheby’s Icons Auction

The Ultimate Supercars Race to Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company Reveals Noteworthy Private Collection for the Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce exceptional consignments from a discerning private collection. These 11 selections span multiple eras of automotive excellence at the company’s annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 19 and 20, 2018.
“We are thrilled to present cars from a distinguished collector and enthusiast,” notes David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company.

RM Sotheby’s Reports $526 Million in Global Auction Sales in 2017

The RM Sotheby’s Group, comprising both RM Sotheby’s and RM Auctions*, has maintained and extended its leading market position in collector car auctions in 2017, reporting more than $526 million** in global auction sales with a strong 80 percent sell-through rate.
2017 results were driven by the sale of 2,852 lots (vehicles and memorabilia) across 14 auction events, with 119 automobiles achieving prices in excess of $1 million. The $526 million total surpasses the sales total of RM Sotheby’s primary competitors combined, and represents a 17 percent increase in sales over 2016 results.

Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1

The prestigious Italian brand owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today signed a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Swiss Sauber F1 Team for participation in the Formula 1 world championship beginning with the 2018 season. The single-seaters will sport the distinctive colors and logo of Alfa Romeo, the team's Title Sponsor, and will be equipped with 2018 Ferrari power units.

Exquisite Ferraris to Star at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce exceptional consignments from a discerning private collection. These 11 selections span multiple eras of automotive excellence at the company’s annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 19 and 20, 2018.
“We are thrilled to present cars from a distinguished collector and enthusiast,” notes David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company.

Ferrari Masterpiece and Legendary Jaguar Revealed for the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce the company’s star cars for its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 19 and 20, 2018.
“What could be better than one of the most original D-Type Jaguars and a one-off 275 GTB Ferrari with countless special features built for Battista Pininfarina?

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy and Sports & Racing Rarities Join RM Sotheby’s 2018 Paris Sale

After a phenomenal end to 2017, RM Sotheby’s 2018 European auction calendar will open again in Paris with an auction offering that features stunning sports, racing, and performance lots, including a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy, a one-of-five 2-litre 1954 OSCA 2000 S and a rare Porsche 911 ‘993’ Turbo Cabriolet.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 ... Event organisers establish more categories for historic cars and motorcycles

At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 in the Northern Italian municipality of Cernobbio the overriding theme is “Hollywood on the Lake”. From the 25th to the 27th of May 2018 the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and the gardens belonging to the Villa Erba on Lake Como will become the perfect cinematic backdrop to this magnificent event.

Exclusively Porsche - The 964 Collection set for RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Sale

Aptly named Exclusively Porsche – The 964 Collection, the group of eleven Type 964s (and one 930) was assembled by a single collector, and avid Porsche enthusiast, over a decade and comprises the last of the truly hand-built Porsches, yet the first production models with coil-over suspensions, power steering, and ABS brakes. The collector also sought out the finest examples of all the 964 “specials”—high-performance cars either built or modified in limited quantities by Porsche’s Exclusive department.

Eight Distinguished Automobiles Named as Nominees for the Third Annual Peninsula Classics Best of The Best Award in its Unprecedented Move to Paris

The selected concours “Best of Show” winners represent the most admired of the motoring world this year. The winner of The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award will be announced at a private dinner at The Peninsula Paris on Thursday, February 8, 2018, during the celebrated Rétromobile event, where international motoring connoisseurs gather each year. As the only five-star luxury property in the city with a subterranean garage, the lower level will also serve as the venue for the exclusive reveal after-party for additional guests following the private announcement.

Talacrest Classic Ferrari “Dealing in Dreams” ... Book Review

Talacrest in the person of the company’s colourful founder John Collins, a self confessed Ferrari fanatic from an early age, celebrated 30 years in the classic Ferrari business, not with a traditional open house event, but with the publication of a book covering the business that the company has conducted over the period. This includes the purchase and sale of over 1600 examples, with a total value in excess of a billion pounds. It all started with capital borrowed from friends at the pub in 1987, after he saw a dealer make a handsome profit on his pride and joy Testarossa that he sold him when hit by recession, and since then he has bought and sold some of the most important and iconic Ferrari models produced, including no less than eight 250 GTOs, together with outstanding examples of other marques.

Benelux debut for Ferrari Portofino at Brussels Motorshow

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.

Book Review ... 10kgs Phill Hill ... Inside Track

Strengthen your bookcase! After a long gestation period the Phil Hill “Inside Track” twin volume book, all 10kgs of it, has been published. The pair of massive hardback books are supplied in a cloth covered slip case, and are divided chronologically into two phases of his career, the first spanning the years 1951-1956 and the second 1957-1962. These were essentially the years that he drove Ferrari’s, both privately and as a works driver, along with many other marques, culminating in him becoming the USA’s first F1 Drivers’ World Champion in 1961.

Artcurial Motorcars will offer the Le Mans winning 1964 Ferrari 275 P from the Bardinon Collection

On 9 February 2018, at Retromobile in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars will offer one of the most significant cars ever to come to auction: the Le Mans winning 1964 Ferrari 275 P #0816 from the Bardinon Collection. The car will take centre stage at Artcurial Motorcars’ renowned annual Retromobile sale. It will be the "first time" the Ferrari 275 P  0816 has been seen in public since it joined the Bardinon Collection at Mas du Clos, in France.

Autosport International – The Racing Car Show

The Autosport International Racing Car Show, in conjunction with the Performance Car Show, was held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre between 11 - 14 January 2018. The first two days of the show featured the Engineering Show, devoted to specialists in the race support industry in Hall 9, which on the Saturday and Sunday played host to a variety of motor sport disciplines, including grass track racing, oval racing and even tractor pulling - They say that variety is the spice of life!

Four Generations of Lamborghini Lead the Charge at Bonhams Paris Sale

Four generations of legendary Italian marque, Lamborghini, will be offered at Bonhams Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais Sale in Paris on 8 February. The story of one of the most widely-recognised and sought-after supercar marques is told through four models offered, the 400 GT, the Miura, the Countach, and finally the Diablo VT.

Earliest Alfa Romeo Model Leads Private Collection set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce a private collection set to lead early features for the company’s 19th annual Arizona sale, 18-19 January at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Entitled “A Century of Sports Cars”, the collection of eleven automobiles is offered entirely without reserve from a private California collector and ranges from one of the oldest known Alfa Romeos—a 1921 G1—to a 2015 Ferrari California T.

An automotive legend of design and performance, the instantly recognizable Porsche Spyder is in a class all its own. The first Spyder, the 550, is most associated in popular culture with James Dean who, like other race car drivers, admired it for its beauty, speed and nimbleness. The 550’s successor, the 550A, sported the same tantalizing design but was substantially improved underneath.

Tremendously Rare and Iconic Ex-Le Mans Porsche 550a Spyder to be Auctioned by Bonhams

Gooding & Company Achieves More than $49 Million in Two Days at Its Scottsdale Auctions – Sells Most Valuable Car Across All Auction Houses in Arizona

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars sold over the $1 million mark.

Beneath the warm Arizona sun at the beautiful Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa, Bonhams hosted it’s seventh annual collectors’ car auction during the Scottsdale Car Week. With the venue appreciated for its relaxing atmosphere and convenient accessibility, and the event for its high quality and breadth of offering, large crowds turned out for another successful sale that saw a total of $25.2-million with an 87% sell-through rate.

Bonhams’ 7th Annual Scottsdale Auction Achieves Robust Results and a More Than $25-Million Total

RM Sotheby’s Achieves $36.5m With 88 Percent of all Lots Sold in Arizona

RM Sotheby’s diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars spanning pre-War American classics through iconic European sports cars and high performance modern collectibles powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88 percent of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, 18-19 January. With top sale honors going to the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition’, CSX 3040. Offered from an esteemed private collection the matching-numbers Cobra eventually soared past its pre-sale estimate of $2.0–$2.4m to bring a final $2,947,500.

With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.

Barrett-Jackson Hits $116.7 Million in Total Sales and Hosts Former U.S. President George W. Bush at Spectacular 2018 Scottsdale Auction

Cavallino Classic 2018 ... an early highlight of the Ferrari year

The Cavallino Classic is always an early highlight of the Ferrari year. When Europe and North of the USA suffer from snow and cold in the winter the Ferrari community heads down towards Florida to celebrate the marque with the prancing horse in style. For the 27th time the American Cavallino Magazine hosts the Classics in Palm Beach starting with the track days at the nearby Palm Beach International raceway.

Cavallino Classic 2018 Track Day 2 ... The times of hard duels fighting for prestigious race wins are no longer

Today was the second and final day on the Palm Beach International Raceway, formerly known as Moroso. Traditionally the Cavallino Classic starts with the sportive part of the weekend with two days of track action on the small circuit between Jupiter and Palm Beach. Although the glorious days of the Ferrari Historic Challenge with countless cars and thousands of spectators are long gone still a few enthusiasts use their car as they were intended: driving them fast.

Cavallino Classic 2018 ... Best of Show ... the greatest Ferrari ever built, the Zagato bodied 250 GT TdF of David Sydorick

Already for the 27th time the Concours at the Breakers was the highlight of the Cavallino Classic and what date would have matched better than the 27th of January. After two rather quiet days at the track the main event again attracted a lot of great cars to the lawn of the famous Breakers hotel in the posh beach town of Palm Beach. For decades the winter domicile of the rich American there might be no better location to hold a Ferrari Concours in January than in Palm Beach.

Cavallino Classic 2018 ... Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago

Cavallino Classic 27 is history. Once again a memorable edition of the Ferrari event organized by the Cavallino Magazine came to an end at early Sunday afternoon in the gardens of the Mar-a-Lago beach club. One year after President Trump taking the highest position in the US Cavallino again got permission to hold their Sunday lunch at the ballroom of what was nicknamed “White House South”.

Auxietre & Schmidt to Launch at Rétromobile

Laurent Auxietre and Christophe Schmidt, two well established experts in the classic car industry, will make their debut as Auxietre & Schmidt at the world acclaimed Rétromobile week in Paris, from February 6th to 11th.
With great results achieved on exceptional motorcars in recent years, they are today taking their collaboration to the next level, creating a new company dealing with the highest quality automobiles: "We pride ourselves in working with passion and consigning some of the most significant motorcars, both classic and recent, as well as meeting the people behind them."

Gooding & Company ... 50 Years of Porsche Excellence will be Presented at The Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable Porsches, is honored to announce 12 exceptional collector cars from The James G. Hascall Collection, which are being offered without reserve at the company’s Amelia Island Auction held on March 9, 2018. This collection spans over 50 years of Porsche models and offers some of the marque’s most desirable cars. Mr. Hascall was a dedicated and diligent collector who began buying Porsches in the 1980s.

One of the Greatest Barn-Find Discoveries of All Time Will be Presented at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable barn-find discoveries, is thrilled to present two rare and iconic sport cars – both of which have remained untouched for decades – at the company’s Amelia Island Auction held on March 9, 2018. Back in 1991, this rare, beautiful 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy and this iconic, muscular 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, were driven into a then-new garage in North Carolina, parked, and left undisturbed for the next 26 years.

Record-Setting Bugatti Supercars Steal the Show at RM Sotheby’s €23.75 Million Paris Sale

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed a fantastic night at its fifth annual Paris sale (7 February), bringing in a sale total of €23,745,225 with 83 percent of the 84 lots successfully sold. Demonstrating continued interest in low-production modern-era hypercars, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron was the night’s top seller, achieving an incredible €3,323,750, while a 2005 Maserati MC12, one of just 50 ever built, took second billing at a final €2,001,875. Proving that blue-chip post-war classics also remain very much in demand, the beautiful and remarkably original 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II rounded off the top three, realizing €1,776,875.

‘2 VEV’ – The Most Valuable British Car Ever Offered at Auction in Europe Comes to Bonhams

The Essex Racing Stable team 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato ‘2 VEV’ is the most celebrated of all of the Newport Pagnell marque’s early 1960s Grand Touring cars, and arguably the most important of all of Carrozzeria Zagato’s creations. This truly charismatic competition car is to be offered - absolutely fresh from 47 years in single- family ownership - at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July.

Artcurial Motorcars Dominates Paris Rétromobile 2018 Sales With €32mio / $39mio Total and 86% Lots Sold

The snow was falling in Paris as collectors and enthusiasts arrived for Retromobile’s official auction, Rétromobile 2018 by Artcurial Motorcars. This year, the sale took place over two days, on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February, in front of over 3 000 people. With Maître Hervé Poulain on the rostrum, assisted by the celebrated duo Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff, the sale realised €31,815,566 / $38,814,990, with 86 % of lots sold.

Bonhams Storms Grand Palais With Triumphant Opening European Sale

Bonhams European sale season got off to an impressive start yesterday, 8 February, at Le Grand Palais in Paris. The marathon sale lasted more than 7 hours, and achieved a total of €14,930,317 with 77% of lots sold. An auction world record was achieved when the 1926 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer sold to a bidder on the telephone for €701,500, a record for the model at auction.

Retromobile ... there was one unforeseen ingredient in the cocktail ... snow!

The 43rd running of the Retromobile show, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition complex in Paris, once again produced a marvellous cocktail of automobiles to delight enthusiasts of all genres of classic motoring. This year there was one unforeseen ingredient in the cocktail – snow! Heavy snowfall during the Tuesday of the opening evening of the show, caused traffic chaos, with reports of 700kms of traffic jams in the Paris region! It also caused delays to trains and flights, resulting in a calmer than normal day, in terms of numbers of attendees, on the Wednesday, the first full day of opening.

Trio of Exceptional Lincoln Zephyr Coupes Consigned to Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

For its celebrated annual auction at Amelia Island, Florida, Bonhams is pleased to announce that an exquisite trio of Lincoln Zephyr Coupes from a single collection has been consigned.
With one each from 1939, 1940 and 1942, all three 12-cylinder coupes have been expertly restored to period correct, concours condition and perform and present beautifully.

An Ex Indy Car and a current F1 race drive joined the "Daytona Spyders Owners Club" in 2017 ... one of the best Classic Cars the anamera team has ever driven

Enzo Ferrari was born 120 years ago ... The Enzo Ferrari Museum is celebrating the anniversary with a photo exhibition

“It seems incredible to think that Enzo Ferrari was born in the 19th century,” says Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne. “His lesson is more relevant than ever and his modernity unquestionable. He was a man with extraordinary vision and ability to manage people and resources as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional courage. One wonders what he could have achieved if he had had access to today’s technical resources and knowledge. The mark that he left on the world remains a source of pride for all of us at Ferrari and for the whole of Italy.”

The new 488 Pista ... Geneva unveiling for exhilarating, high-performance new Special Series

The 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series – the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling. The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports.

London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International ... 38,500 visitors had attended the show

The fourth annual London Classic Car Show was held at London’s Excel exhibition centre, in conjunction with Historic Motorsport International, between 15-18 February. Last year the two shows occupied separate halls on either side of the main exhibition centre concourse, but this year they were combined into a single expanded area. At the same time the central “Grand Avenue”, a novel feature of the show from day one, where demonstration runs take place through the course of the event, was lengthened to a quarter of a mile, providing greater spectator viewing facilities.

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.

Ferrari SF71H launched at Maranello

The SF71H (the code name for the 669 project) is the sixty fourth single-seater car designed and produced by Ferrari to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship. Rule changes introduced last season led to the introduction of significant aerodynamic modifications and wider tyres, all aimed at increasing performance. Therefore the new 2018 Ferrari F1 car has been created to make the most of the experience gained last year. Compared to 2017’s SF70H, the wheelbase has been changed slightly, with the side dimensions also revised along with the cooling system.

Supercars Owned by Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Nick Mason to Rock Bonhams Goodwood Sale

Three motor cars with star-studded histories will be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale on Sunday 18 March.  The first is a 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Est. £400,000 - 500,000 which was originally owned by Beatles legend, Sir Paul McCartney. The stylish touring car was one of only 250 created, and one of only 4 said to have been imported in to the UK.

Everyone enjoys Rétromobile - Hardly possible not to

Over the years I’ve been lucky to visit many car shows and automotive exhibitions plus, in recent times, be present at a selection of major historic auctions. However, until now, all of these have been in the UK. Therefore, it was an exciting prospect to spend a few days in France for Rétromobile, attending not only a huge European event, but the three associated classic and historic car sales put on by the biggest and most respected names in the business; Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s and, the home nation’s, Artcurial.

Race Retro show was held at its regular venue at Stoneleigh Park

The 16th edition of the Race Retro show was held at its regular venue at Stoneleigh Park, a 1000 acre estate only a short distance south of Coventry, over the weekend of 23–25 February. The new organisation, which took over the running of the show in 2017, and as the (free) programme said “powered by Motor Sport” (magazine), once again provided a broad ranging array of offerings for the visitors, both static in the display halls and action on the rally stage. The popularity of the event continues to grow, with over 23,000 visitors braving decidedly chilly weather to attend the show, which was a 10% increase on the previous year’s figure.

Formula 1 Barcelona Test Day 4 ... Testing ends at Catalunya ... Lewis Hamiltion tops time sheet

The 120 laps Sebastian Vettel drove today, brings the total completed by the SF71H over what was effectively just a three day session to 298, equivalent to 1387.19 km/h. After yesterday’s snowfall, temperatures were very definitely on the up today at the Catalunya Circuit: at the end of the session, there had been a high of 12.7° air and almost 15 on track, but damp conditions in the morning still affected the work.

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Million-Dollar Marmon Sixteen and Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Steal the Show at RM Sotheby’s 20th Amelia Island Sale

RM Sotheby’s returned to Amelia Island this week for its 20th annual sale as the official auction of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The single-day sale achieved *$27.7 million with a strong 86 percent of all lots sold, with international attendance from bidders representing 32 countries. Exceptional pre-War classics and modern high-performance models were the highlights of the night, with top sale honors led by a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, one of approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples. Retaining its original chassis, engine, and gearbox, the beautifully presented car sold for a final $2,205,000.

Bonhams’ 4th Annual Amelia Island Auction Sets Records and Achives a Strong Sell-Through Rate With European Sportscars Taking the Lead

With healthy crowds of collector car enthusiasts in attendance, Bonhams fourth annual Amelia Island Auction achieved several world auction records with a total of nearly $13.5-million and a strong 87% sell-through rate.

1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible and 1963 Ferrari 250/275P Win Best in Show at the 23rd Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

The 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible and 1963 Ferrari 250/275P won the Best In Show honors on Saturday, March 10, at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The news comes following another crowd pleasing year giving special honor to the only double Formula 1 World Champion and two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Emerson Fittipaldi.

This year's competition drew more than 300 cars and motorcycles into 35 classes to the 10th and 18th Fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island.

Gooding & Company Achieves More than $35 Million and Sells Most Valuable Car During the Amelia Concours Week

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $35,937,250 in a single day at the company’s annual Amelia Island Auction, held on March 9, 2018. The auction house achieved a 95.4% sale rate with 83 of 87 lots sold, producing an average price of $432,978 per lot and an impressive 14 cars sold for over $1 million.

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Geneva International Motor Show ... plenty of new offerings, presented in all their glory

The 88th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show was held between 8-18 March, and despite the current trend for manufacturers to present their latest offerings either in full view or as teasers, there is no substitute for seeing the real thing in the metal, or whatever else it may be constructed from. Thus there were plenty of new offerings, presented in all their glory, for visitors to enjoy through the course of the show.


Formula 1 Barcelona Test Day 8 ... Testing ends at Catalunya ... Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernado Alonso top the 8 day time sheet

The second and final winter test at the Catalunya Circuit has now ended. Today, Kimi Raikkonen was behind the wheel of the SF71H, having recovered, after being indisposed over the past few days. He rattled off 157 laps, the best of them in 1’17”221, set using the Hypersoft tyres. Scuderia Ferrari’s programme included set-up work and a race simulation, running different types of tyre and fuel loads. This was the hottest day of the entire two weeks of testing, with temperatures over 20° and the track around the 37 mark.

John Surtees’ One-Owner 1957 BMW 507 to be Offered for the First Time at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

Bonhams is thrilled to announce that it will offer the rare, one-owner 1957 BMW 507 Roadster (£2,000,000 – 2,200,000) directly from the estate of the late John Surtees CBE, at the Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July at Goodwood.  At the time that he acquired the car as new in 1957, John was the reigning 500cc Motorcycle World Champion, having won the title in 1956 riding for Count Domenico Agusta's MV Agusta factory team.

IMSA SportsCar Championship ... Victory and third place for Porsche at Sebring

The Porsche 911 RSR has scored its first win of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. At the 12 Hours of Sebring, the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA, Patrick Pilet (France), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) won the GTLM class with the 510 hp race car from Weissach after a heart-stopping finale on Saturday.

F1 Clienti & XX Programmes – Ferrari cars on show at Road Atlanta

TF1 Clienti and the XX Programmes enjoyed two memorable days at Road Atlanta on Thursday and Friday, the second meeting of the season for these two special Ferrari Corse Clienti activities.
The event that ended on Friday marked the debut at Road Atlanta of the FXX K and FXX K EVO, the latest cars of the XX Programmes. The old-fashioned track with its continuous ups and downs proved a perfect test bed for the cars and the skills of the drivers who had a great time after becoming familiar with the 4 km-plus track.

Mille Miglia and Mercedes-Benz continuing an excellent partnership

Mercedes-Benz will once again act as an automotive sponsor of the 1000 Miglia to celebrate the highlights of historic motorsport in the footsteps of the legendary 1000-mile race, thus continuing the excellent partnership with 1000 Miglia organisers. Mercedes-Benz will once again be attending the event taking place between 16 and 19 May 2018, starting and finishing in Brescia as well as along the around 1600 kilometre journey to Rome and back.

Artcurial Motorcars for all fans of collectors’ cars, returns to ‘La plus belle avenue du monde’

Automobiles sur les Champs, the annual Parisian event by Artcurial Motorcars for all fans of collectors’ cars, returns to ‘La plus belle avenue du monde’ on Sunday 8 April 2018.
For this 12th edition, Artcurial Motorcars, who will present 80 vehicles, including two-thirds at no reserve, have once again unearthed some treasures amongst the models most coveted by collectors.

F1 Clienti – V12 engine stars at Circuit of the Americas

A long straight and then an incredible surge in which for a moment all the driver can see is the sky. F1 Clienti drivers enjoy this amazing experience on the first curve of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, where the first Ferrari Racing Days of the season are underway. Two 412s, the T1 of 1994 and the T2 of 1995, with the V12 engine used by Prancing Horse single-seaters for years, drew most attention from the fans. Both 412s won races, with the T1 on the track at Austin triumphing in the 1994 German Grand Prix thanks to Gerhard Berger to end a Ferrari drought that had dragged on for three seasons.

Formula 1 ... Australian Grand Prix – Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton & Kimi Raikkonen on Melbourne Podium

A trip to the Antipodes has delivered Ferrari’s 230th win, a ninth for Sebastian Vettel with the Scuderia (the 48th of his career) at the end of a race that was unforgettable in terms of the excitement it delivered and a perfect job from the team. Starting from third on the grid, Seb made the most of the Safety Car period to pop out of pit lane ahead of Hamilton, while Kimi Raikkonen, from second, rounded off the Australian podium in third place, doing a great job of fighting off an attacking Ricciardo in the closing stages.

Formula One Stars and Their Cars … Rare Machines for Road & Track Feature at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Sale

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce further exciting lots ahead of its biennial Monaco sale on 12 May at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo. A flawlessly maintained 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS – first gifted to ex-Formula One and Scuderia Ferrari team driver Gilles Villeneuve by Enzo Ferrari – is joined by two stand-out, race-driven 1990s F1 star cars. A 1992-season Benetton B192, driven by Michael Schumacher in the Spanish Grand Prix

BMW M Motorsport will make its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) appearance this week (6th/7th April) as it enters The Prologue

BMW M Motorsport will make its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) appearance this week (6th/7th April) as it enters The Prologue, the official pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France. BMW M Motorsport can count on the support of old and new partners.

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Formula 1 ... Bahrain Grand Prix ... A win for Francesco ... Seb first once again, Kimi retires after an accident in the pits leaves a mechanic injured

You always fight to win, but not all victories are the same and this one is bittersweet. For the second time in as many races, Sebastian Vettel won with Scuderia Ferrari, but at the moment, the thoughts of everyone in the team are with the mechanic who was injured during Kimi Raikkonen’s pit stop, the Finn stopping and retiring immediately after in pit lane.

Artcurial Motorcars … A First Victory for Alpine Renault !

On a sunny afternoon in Paris, just after 16.00 on Sunday 8 April, Maître Hervé Poulain began the 12th edition of the Automobile sur les Champs sale. Displayed over the weekend on « la plus belle avenue du monde », the 85 lots, featuring both two and four-wheeled vehicles, attracted great interest amongst enthusiasts and collectors. The sale realised 2 523 923 € / 3 104 302 $ with 71% of lots selling.

A Bit of Cold is Nothing to the Hardy Members at Goodwood

Despite daffodils in full bloom and the Spring-like temperatures during the week before, early Saturday morning of the Goodwood 76th Members’ Meeting dawned with snow covering my car, and those of everyone else, near and far. A quick check with the weather forecast confirmed that more snow was predicted for the south-coast of England and, precisely in the vicinity of where I was heading, an old airfield outside Chichester.

1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB ‘TdF’ Leads More Ferrari Magic to RM Sotheby’s Monaco

RM Sotheby’s has announced an exceptional group of Ferraris as additional headline consignments at the company’s forthcoming Monaco auction on 12 May. At the biennial sale, hosted at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ is expected to draw worldwide interest, while other eras of the famous Italian marque’s legendary history will also be represented.

The Ex-Works, Ex-Mike Hawthorn, Ex-Umberto Maglioli, Ex-Luis Milan 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio Vignale Offered At Bonhams Monaco Sale

Bonhams is delighted to announce that it has added a highly important and remarkably rare Ferrari to its roster for Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Monaco sale on 11 May at Villa La Vigie, Monaco Beach.  The ex-works, ex-Mike Hawthorn, ex-Umberto Maglioli, ex-Luis Milan 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio two-seat spider by CarrozzeriaVignale (€4,500,000-6,500,000) is one of only three of the 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder twin-overhead camshaft 625 Targa Florio cars to have been built.

Espiritu de Montjuic ... Ten out of twelve races were for classic cars

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya played host to the seventh running of the Espiritu de Montjuic classic race meeting, this year in conjunction with Peter Auto. This brought a large influx of different cars to the event, with seven of their eight classic grids represented. Normally the weather in this part of Spain is comfortably warm at this time of year, but this year it seemed to be suffering from the poor weather malaise that has affected most of Northern Europe, with a mixture of occasional weak sunshine, mainly overcast skies and showers.

Formula 1 ... Chinese Grand Prix ... Daniel Ricciardo's surprise win

Kimi third but Seb gets hit and finishes eighth. The Safety Car called the shots ... This race was decided by the arrival of the safety car and tyre strategy. Scuderia Ferrari finished on the podium thanks to Kimi Raikkonen’s third place, but having started from pole, Sebastian Vettel had to settle for eighth place after Verstappen ran into him, thus dropping him down the order. However, the German still leads the Drivers’ championship classification.

Motor Legend Festival – F1 Clienti and XXX Programmes Storm Imola

Day two of the Motor Legend Festival at Imola’s Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari with more than twenty cars of the special F1 Clienti and XX Programmes activities of the Prancing Horse. Some of the most incredible single-seaters from the last three decades lapped at high speed the Italian circuit, including an F1-89, an F2007 and an F2008. Alongside the Formula 1 cars there was also an F333SP, the prototype who won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1998. Fans at the event also had the chance to see two examples of the F2002 car and one F2003-GA, both winners at the San Marino GP held in Imola.

It is end of April and this means it is time for the 27th edition of the Tour Auto. Since the first edition year after year a large number of Classic Cars enter Paris for the start of the biggest Classic Car event in France organized by Peter Auto. This year 239 cars of different marques from the era of the original Tour de France Automobiles found their way to the Grand Palais in the heart of the French Capital for the technical inspection and to be equipped with transponder and race number to be followed all the way down too Nice for the finish.

Tour Auto 2018 ... 239 Starters ... Day 1 Scrutineering

After the splendour of the show on Monday in the Grand Palais seen by 10 000 visitors, the Tour Optic 2ooo field left Paris at dawn for the Château de Courances where the official start of the 27th staging of the event was given. The opening leg’s programme comprised a 461-km route that brought the crews to the first special stage (Sinotte) and then the Dijon-Prenois circuit. After this interlude the cars headed for the Besançon parc fermé at the foot of the ramparts built by the Marquis de Vauban at the end of the 17th century.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Paris-Besançon ... British duo Andrew Smith-James Cottingham set the fastest time

After the first leg used by the entrants to get the measure of their cars and the event, the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo left Besançon and set off for the first stage of the day named “Altitude 800” between the Levier and Dampierre-les-Tilleuls communes. On this road twisting its way through the Jura forest, a foretaste of the arrival of the Tour in the Haute-Savoie in the afternoon, the two British crews leading the overall VHC classification confirmed their tip-top form.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Besançon - Megève  ... Andrew Smith-James Cottingham Ford GT40 won with 10 seconds in hand over Chris Ward-Andy Elcomb in their E-Type Jaguar

The crews headed up into the mountains in the second leg as they crossed the Jura and then continued to climb uphill to the Mégeve ski resort. Today they came down to the plains to compete in the third leg, a distance of 487 kilometres. The day’s programme included two special stages and races on the Lédenon circuit after which they headed for the parc fermé installed in the ramparts of Avignon.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Megève - Avignon ... Andrew Smith-James Cottingham Ford GT40 pulls away

The Tour Auto Optic field edges ever closer to the milestone of 2000 km covered since Paris. After overnight halts in Besançon, Megève and Avignon, the crews continued downhill to Aix-en-Provence in the fourth leg. In keeping with the regulations of the event the entrants in the Regularity category set off first on two days of the rally. Thus, they were the first to enjoy the warm welcome of the spectators massed along the route.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Avignon - Aix-en-Provence ... Andrew Smith & James Cottingham invincible!

The 27th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo ended on Saturday with three special stages in the Provencal hinterland and the finish on the Place Massena in Nice. The 239 crews that took part left the Grand Palais in Paris five days earlier: they will take away unforgettable memories of the route that gave them the opportunity to discover the most beautiful roads in France. On their journey from the French capital to Nice with stopovers in Besançon, Megève, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence they drank in the beauty and variety of the landscapes they crossed.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Aix-en-Provence - Nice ... Raphael Favaro & Yves Badan pull off a last-minute victory!

Formula 1 ... Azerbaijan Grand Prix ... Lewis Hamilton wins in Baku as Valtteri Bottas forced to retire from the lead

Scuderia Ferrari dominated this whole weekend right up to a few laps before the end and leaves Baku with second and fourth places for Kimi and Seb respectively. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix turned out to be a totally unpredictable race, with the Safety Car closing down the gaps and robbing the leader Vettel of victory, but handing Kimi a lifeline after he had started further back.

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Passione Ferrari at Silverstone

A rather damp and chilly Silverstone circuit greeted competitors and visitors alike for the Passione Ferrari event over the weekend of 27-29 April, with cool temperatures and rain on the Friday and Saturday, whilst Sunday was predominantly dry, but overcast, with a wind dropping temperatures to not far from freezing point. Oh the joys of springtime in England!

Motor Legend Festival ... a journey through past, present and future

The organisers brought together an enormous array of machinery of both the two and four wheeled variety, along with a host of famous names from both genres of the sport. They included the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Freddie Spencer and Phil Read from the motorcycle world, together with Jacky Ickx, Riccardo Patrese, Arturo Merzario and Nanni Galli amongst those from the four wheel brigade.

Impressive, Varied Selection of Collectible Sportscars to be Offered at Greenwich Waterfront Auction

Illustrating the quality and variety of the sportscars on offer is a tremendously sought after 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible that has been in current ownership for nearly half a century. Delivered new to New York, it is one of only 39 left-hand-drive examples built and it’s also loaded with factory options, including ZF 5-speed transmission, air conditioning and power windows. Rare, fast and incredibly handsome, it answers the question of “What could be better than the quintessential British secret agent car?” – a open-air version of the very same.

The 27th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo ended on Saturday with three special stages in the Provencal hinterland and the finish on the Place Massena in Nice. The 239 crews that took part left the Grand Palais in Paris five days earlier: they will take away unforgettable memories of the route that gave them the opportunity to discover the most beautiful roads in France. On their journey from the French capital to Nice with stopovers in Besançon, Megève, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence they drank in the beauty and variety of the landscapes they crossed.

Tour Auto 2018 ... Aix-en-Provence - Nice ... Raphael Favaro & Yves Badan pull off a last-minute victory!

The Ayrton Senna’s First and Final Monaco Grand Prix Cars Lead Bonhams €13.6m Monaco Sale

Bonhams Monaco sale, which included a rich variety of celebrated racing cars and sought-after classics, concluded at 10pm with a total of €13,600,000 achieved. Highlights of the sale were the first and final Monaco Grand Prix cars used by Ayrton Senna at the world-famous street circuit – his final Monaco GP car, the 1993 McLaren-Cosworth Ford MP4/8A, sold in the room for €4,197,500 after a lengthy and spirited bidding exchange.

Lamborghini Huracán Offered by his Holiness Pope Francis, Raises €809,375 for Charity at RM Sotheby’s Monaco

In a frantic bidding war at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 12 May, the one-off, 2018 Lamborghini Huracán, gifted by Automobili Lamborghini to His Holiness Pope Francis, sold for an incredible €809,375 (est. €250k - €350k) at RM Sotheby’s biannual Monaco auction during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The exclusive sale totaled €23,317,290, drawing global interest from bidders representing 36 countries.

For the 11th time the world famous street course in the Principauté de Monaco became the location of one of the most prestigious race events for classic F1 cars. Few other GP in the calendar of the current and the past are holding the same mystified history since William Grover-Williams won the first edition back in 1929 on Bugatti. But what seems to be a spectacle in modern racing becomes a challenge second to none to the wealthy gentlemen drivers of the classic car racing scene.

Monaco Historic GP 2018 … About 200 cars enjoyed by a staggering 40.000 visitors

Long Lost Saoutchik Talbot-Lago, Player 8-Liter Bentley and Early Monumental Mercedes Head to Monterey Car Week Auction

A 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport with coachwork by Saoutchik, which was not only the 1950 Paris Motor Show car but also received the event's most prestigious award, the Grand Prix du Salon, and was subsequently graced in photoshoots by Givenchy muse, Vogue model and film actress Capucine, will be featured. Adding further excitement to this legendary automobile is the fact that its whereabouts had been unknown for nearly a quarter century. Upon discovery in barn-find condition, the car was purchased by famed Nevada collector Bob Lee.

The Ferrari SP38, the latest offspring from Ferrari’s One-Off programme, has been unveiled at Fiorano where, after the ceremonial handover to one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers, the car was immediately put through its paces in a series of hot laps.

Ferrari SP38 ... the creation from the One-Off programme ... will be displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

A brilliant spring sun shone on Saturday for the Ferrari Racing Days at Spa-Francorchamps. The most important event of the Corse Clienti season sees the company’s three main activities on track on the same weekend: the Ferrari Challenge Europe, F1 Clienti and the XX Programmes.Good weather, along with a chance to admire almost 200 Ferrari cars, attracted thousands of fans to the Belgian circuit, with adults and children alike unable to resist the magic of the Prancing Horse.

Ferrari Racing Days – The sun shines on the Ferraris at Spa

Competitors come and go, but Scuderia Ferrari still sets the standard for greatness in Formula On...
Competitors come and go, but Scuderia Ferrari still sets the standard for greatness in Formula On...

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® since 2004, is honored to reveal a significant competition Ferrari, preserved by one of the most revered collector-car caretakers, for this year’s Pebble Beach Auctions. This superb 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II offers exceptional provenance, with only one owner since 1960, and possesses everything the discerning Ferrari collector desires – rarity, historical significance, and award-winning quality. Gooding & Company is privileged to have been selected by Admiral Robert Phillips, one of the world’s definitive authorities on Ferrari Mondials, to find the next steward for his beloved Ferrari.

The Admiral’s 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II Revealed for the 15th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions Presented by Gooding & Company

And the Trofeo BMW Group goes to: the Ferrari 335 Sport manufactured in 1958. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 in Cernobbio, Northern Italy, was today crowned with the presentation of the “Best of Show”, awarded to the front-engine sports racing car owned by Andreas Mohringer from Austria. The presentation of the award provided the magnificent culmination of the beauty contest for historic vehicles staged jointly by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este under the motto “Hollywood on the Lake”.

Ferrari 335 Sport wins the Trofeo BMW Group as “Best of Show” at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018

Bonhams Celebrates £4.5m Success With 19th Annual Aston Martin Sale

On Saturday 2 June, the annual Bonhams Aston Martin Sale was held in association with the Aston Martin Owners Club's international concours d'elegance in the beautiful grounds of Englefield House in the heart of England.  Enthusiasts from the USA, mainland Europe and the UK gathered to create a wonderful atmosphere on the beautifully manicured lawns with the 16th century stately home providing a stunning backdrop. The Bonhams sale was the Saturday highlight of the weekend's celebration of the iconic British marque and realized a total of £4,474,499 with 90% of lots sold overall.

The Gaisberg in Salzburg / Austria is the local recreation area of the Mozart-Town and a hike up the hill to overlook the city and the nearby Alps is one of the favourites both for locals and visitors, Almost 90 years ago the “Gaisbergbahn”, a cog railroad up the hill finally was replaced by a public road built in times of recession to bring work just as at the famous Nuerburgring in the Eiffel. And like many other passes built during this time it was immediately used as venue for a new hill climb and therefore 1929 saw the first storm up the hill.

Almost 90 years ago in 1929 the Gaisberg saw the first storm up the hill

A pair of highly original Mercedes 300 SL motor cars, owned for over fifty years by a Swedish collector, and practically unused during that time, will star in Artcurial Motorcars’ next sale at Le Mans Classic on 7 July. The 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (estimate €1,5mio – 2,0mio / $1,8mio – 2,4mio) and the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (estimate €1,0mio – 1,5mio / $1,2mio – 1,8mio) had been in storage for decades when Gunnar Giermark died in 2011. He bought the Roadster new in July 1963, and drove it very little. Remarkably, the mileage stands at just over 1,380 km today!

Artcurial Motorcars at Le Mans Classic … A Pair of Untouched 300 SL Mercedes

Capitalizing on the success of the two preceding editions, Mathias Doutreleau, founder of the Concours d’Elégance Suisse, is organizing a third event on the theme “From Modernity to Design” that will take place from June 22nd to 24th 2018, in the prestigious setting of the gardens of the Château de Coppet (Switzerland). Thanks to two freshly signed new partnerships with Julius Baer private bank and the watch manufacturer Breitling, the Concours d’Elégance affirms its desire to occupy a leading position in the international arena.

Concours d’Elégance Suisse (CES) on course for its third edition

An incredible range of supercars will be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July, including several incredibly rare, single-owner and ultra-low mileage examples.
One of the highlights of the single-owner collection is the ferociously powerful 2012 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (£1,700,000-1,800,000), officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world thanks to its top speed of nearly 267mph. It is the last example built and has covered a mere 550 miles from new.

Fastest Street-Legal Ultra-Low Mileage Cars in the World Offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

Porsche will be giving itself an excellent present for the 70th anniversary of its sports cars: the 911 Speedster Concept is a road-ready study of an open-top and particularly exciting sports car. It forges a link between the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, which received its operating permit on June 8, 1948, and the Porsche cars of today.

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept: a 500 horsepower open-air thrill ride ... World premiere at the “70 years of Porsche Sports Cars” celebration

Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti 19-22 July 2018 ... register now

The coolest mountains, the best car race ... Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti 2018

Ferrari 212 MM Berlinetta Vignale s/n 0070M - Franco Cornacchia "Prova MI 444"  - dnf

In occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Prancing Horse is launching a unique ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista. This special custom creation, the latest from the exclusive Tailor Made programme, was designed to recognise the success of clients who race Ferraris and will make its debut on the eve of the legendary French endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Inspired by AF Corse’s no. 51 car, with which Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles ...

Unique Tailor Made specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista

Formula 1 ... Spanish Grand Prix ... Lewis Hamilton wins dominant

Scuderia Ferrari dominated this whole weekend right up to a few laps before the end and leaves Baku with second and fourth places for Kimi and Seb respectively. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix turned out to be a totally unpredictable race, with the Safety Car closing down the gaps and robbing the leader Vettel of victory, but handing Kimi a lifeline after he had started further back.

Formula 1 ... Monaco Grand Prix ... hard worked victory for Daniel Ricciardo

Scuderia Ferrari come away from the Monaco GP, finishing in their grid positions, with Sebastian Vettel back on the podium in second place and Kimi Raikkonen fending off Bottas in the Mercedes to claim fourth. There were a few harmless drops of rain prior to the start, while the wind constantly changed direction. From second place, Seb immediately tried to attach Ricciardo and Kimi kept fourth place.

Formula 1 ... Canadian Grand Prix ... Sebastian Vettel takes third win and is back leading the championship

Scuderia Ferrari dominated this whole weekend right up to a few laps before the end and leaves Baku with second and fourth places for Kimi and Seb respectively. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix turned out to be a totally unpredictable race, with the Safety Car closing down the gaps and robbing the leader Vettel of victory, but handing Kimi a lifeline after he had started further back.

RM Sotheby’s is honored to announce that it has secured a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, perhaps the ultimate collector car, for what is set to be its most exciting Monterey auction offering to date. Ferrari’s 250 GTO was effectively the final evolution of the marque’s famous 250 model, which debuted in 1953 and ended with the last GTOs in 1964. In total, a mere 36 examples of the 250 GTO were ever produced, all of which have survived. Widely considered the most beautiful Ferrari design, the model was one of the most successful road/racing cars that the marque ever built, claiming overall victory or 1st in class in nearly 300 races worldwide.

The Most Valuable Car Ever Offered at Auction … 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO to Headline RM Sotheby’s Flagship Monterey Sale

1928 was the year of Alfa Romeo's first win at the Mille Miglia, and 2018 has seen a record-breaking edition with 450 teams competing and three Alfa Romeo cars taking the top three places: confirmation of the brand's unbreakable bond with "the most beautiful race in the world".  Alfa Romeo therefore starred at the event as protagonist in this prestigious milestone, as Automotive Sponsor, and as the winner of the top prizes on Viale Venezia in Brescia: the 2018 Mille Miglia was won by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Testa Fissa crewed by Tonconogy-Ruffini.

2018 Mille Miglia ... Triple triumph for Alfa Romeo

“As an enthusiast, it is always exciting to present a car at auction that is unknown to the collector car community, particularly those that have not been seen, shown, or sold for decades. It’s like being given the opportunity to go back in time,” notes David Brynan, Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company. “All of these cars are important, iconic postwar models in wonderful, unrestored condition. Each has a fascinating story to tell and a tangible connection to history that just cannot be duplicated with a comparable restored example.”

Long-Lost Automotive Icons Unveiled for the 15th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions Presented by Gooding & Company

Formula 1 ... French Grand Prix ... Lewis wins as Valtteri fights his way through the field

Lewis claims his 65th career victory at the return of the French Grand Prix – his third of the 2018 season and 44th with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. An accident at the start, duels on the track and a well thought out strategy which delivered a third and a fifth place for Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Scuderia Ferrari thus made the best of what turned into a bad situation right from the start. Seb limited the damage, with Hamilton now heading him in the championship by 14 points.

Les 24 Heures du Mans ... sweet moment for Fernando Alonso to stand on the top step of the podium as a rookie

The 86th running of the famous “24 Heures du Mans” took place over the weekend of 16-17 June, and, as is traditional, was preceded by a week of build-up both at the track and in the town centre. In addition to the main race there were a trio of support races, one featuring “Aston Martin Racing Lemans Festival” and a pair for the “Road to Le Mans” part of the Michelin Cup series for LMP3 and GT3 cars.

Under a bright sun, the competition at the Château de Coppet brought together 85 historic cars spread across 15 classes of excellence – all defined by the Chairman of the Jury, Adolfo Ordi Jnr, (member of the Jury of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy) alongside the Honorary Chairman of the Jury, Ed Gilbertson (Honorary Judge of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance in the USA).

Concours d’Elégance Suisse Awards The 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 BMM built by Graber wins the Best of Show

Ferrari offered competition-specification GT cars to customers who demanded automobiles that were equally at home on the road or track, starting with the Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta of 1950. This practice continued with the subsequent 250 GT chassis, and 275 GTB chassis. Gooding & Company is proud to present these offerings celebrating the greatest era of road and track, dual-purpose Ferraris.

Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas at the Company’s 15th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

RM Sotheby’s has announced the latest highlights for its upcoming Porsche 70th Anniversary auction, set for 27 October at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC). From the early years of Porsche represented by the Super Speedster announced last month, RM Sotheby’s shifts its focus to the 1980s and the marque’s iconic Group B supercar—the 959.

First 959 Paris-Dakar Ever Offered for Public Sale set for RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

About one month upfront the most popular car event in Germany, the Schloss Dyck Classic Days, the elegant water castle served again as a picturesque background for a superb concours. For the fourth time the Masterpieces Concours invited many important collectors to one of the best kept secret in the classic car calendar. Once initiated by the organizers of the crowded Classic Days as a more private counterpart the Masterpieces are held in a much more familiar atmosphere of likeminded enthusiasts showing their treasured collector cars to a selected audience following the English saying “not crowded but the right crowd”.

Masterpieces 2018 ... the best kept secret in the classic car calendar

Formula 1 ... Austrian Grand Prix ... Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on the podium with Jos Verstappen

It looked like being a tough race, what with penalties and problems at the start, but it ended with both Scuderia Ferrari men on the podium. Kimi finishing second ahead of Seb was not something that would have been predicted going into the race. The result was down to the drivers of course, but also to a great job from the team, a well planned strategy and an SF71H which seemed particularly good at managing its tyres.

Spa-Classic now traditional event held on the famous Ardennes track

Spa-Classic, the now traditional event held by Peter Auto on the famous Ardennes track mid May, was long awaited by fans as it’s one the very first event for historic racing in this northern Europe area. This year two new series were included in the event. First one was a grid dedicated to Porsche 911 2,0L. Second was the « global endurance legends », where one can see demonstration laps with modern sports and prototype cars from the 90’s and 00’s. Among them were two Corvette C5R, a Venturi 400LM, some Ferrari 360 GT and F430 GT, a Jaguar XJR15 and an amazing Bentley Speed 8 driven by Shaun Lynn.

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to confirm the addition of two superstars’ cars to join its forthcoming London auction, to take place on 5 September. A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, once owned by pop and rock legend Rod Stewart, will join a 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 gifted to Team Lotus driver Jim Clark by Colin Chapman in the 1960s in lieu of payment for his services to the racing team. A rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT previously owned by famed actor Peter Sellers has already been announced for the London auction, which will be held at Battersea Evolution.

The Rod Stewart Lamborghini and Jim Clark Lotus add More Star Power to RM Sotheby’s London Auction

RThe 5th edition of Le Mans Classic by Artcurial Motorcars began just after 14.00 on Saturday 7 July, with sunshine pouring into a packed saleroom at le Circuit de la Sarthe. This biennial auction is held as part of the prestigious historic motor racing event Le Mans Classic, attracting enthusiasts and collectors from around the world. Lasting over four hours, with 13 lots changing hands for over €200,000 €, including two over €1,0mio, with 4 world record prices, the sale realised €12,6mio / $14,7mio - the best sale result for any auction held at Le Mans.

Artcurial Motorcars Achieves a Record Result for an Auction at Le Mans €12,6mio / $14,7mio

Formula 1 ... British Grand Prix ... Seb first and Kimi third on rivals’ home turf

The best race of the year so far, ended with a win for Scuderia Ferrari, which sees Seb Vettel increase his lead by 7 points to 8 in the Drivers’ championship and the team extend its advantage by 10 points to 20 in the Constructors’. Despite some neck pain Seb secured his fourth win of the season and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen made a good recovery following a collision shortly after the start. The SF71H proved to be the car to beat, even if that had not seemed the case going into this event.

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In what is to be its most historic lineup to date, RM Sotheby’s has announced the addition of the 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype to its flagship Monterey sale, set for 24-25 August at the Monterey Conference Center in California. The Aston Martin joins the previously announced 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO and 1966 Ford GT40 to represent the pinnacle of racing performance for each of these legendary marques from the golden age of motorsport.

DP215 ... RM Sotheby’s Presents the Most Important Works Le Mans Aston Martin at Monterey

1935 Duesenberg SSJ The example presented is one of only two Duesenberg SSJ models ever built, and was constructed on a specially shortened 125-inch wheelbase. The two cars were immediately destined for Hollywood’s biggest superstars of the day – this SSJ, chassis J-563, went to Gary Cooper and the other SSJ, chassis J-567, went to Clark Gable. Gary Cooper had a lifelong love of cars – particularly fast ones.

Stunning Automotive Masterpiece Once Owned by Legendary Actor Gary Cooper, at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

Copley Motorcars offers two Scuderia Parravano 1950s Ferrari open sports racers

Construction magnate and boulevardier Tony Parravano was instrumental in launching the West Coast sports car racing craze of the 1950s.  Along with John Edgar and John von Neumann, Scuderia Parravano hired the very best drivers of the day to race the very best cars of the day.  Tony was a top customer of Enzo Ferrari and had countless cars direct from the Factory.
Now, two of Enzo Ferrari’s quintessential open sports racers are being offered by
Copley Motorcars out of their suburban Boston showroom.

John Surtees’ One-Owner 1957 BMW 507 to be Offered for the First Time at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

Bonhams is thrilled to announce that it will offer the rare, one-owner 1957 BMW 507 Roadster (£2,000,000 – 2,200,000) directly from the estate of the late John Surtees CBE, at the Festival of Speed Sale on 13 July at Goodwood.  At the time that he acquired the car as new in 1957, John was the reigning 500cc Motorcycle World Champion, having won the title in 1956 riding for Count Domenico Agusta's MV Agusta factory team.

The Most Valuable British Car Achieves at Bonhams Goodwood Auction £10m

The most valuable lot of the sale was the exquisite ‘2 VEV,’ the ex-Essex Racing Stable, 1961 Aston Martin ‘MP209’ DB4GT Zagato which achieved a staggering £10,081,500, making it the most valuable British car ever sold at European auction. It sold in the room to a European buyer.  Setting the world record for the most valuable BMW ever sold under the hammer at auction was the John Surtees CBE, one owner from new, 1957 BMW 507 Roadster which realised £3,809,500 against a pre-sale estimate of £2,000,000-2,500,000. After a tense and lengthy bidding exchange, the motor car sold in the room to a European buyer.

And the Trofeo BMW Group goes to: the Ferrari 335 Sport manufactured in 1958. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 in Cernobbio, Northern Italy, was today crowned with the presentation of the “Best of Show”, awarded to the front-engine sports racing car owned by Andreas Mohringer from Austria. The presentation of the award provided the magnificent culmination of the beauty contest for historic vehicles staged jointly by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este under the motto “Hollywood on the Lake”.

Ferrari 335 Sport wins the Trofeo BMW Group as “Best of Show” at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018

Between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s, the art of custom coachbuilding reached its zenith in Italy,” notes David Brynan, Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company. “Firms like Pininfarina, Zagato, Frua and Bertone produced some of their finest work during this period, and their most extraordinary designs were realized for exclusive Italian manufacturers such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Siata. The cars presented here perfectly capture this tradition, combining thoroughbred chassis with the finest custom coachwork.

The Finest Custom-Bodied Italian Sports Cars Will Be Sold at Gooding & Company’s 15th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce additional Ferrari highlights to join the 1962 250 GTO in the company’s most historic Monterey lineup to date. Latest prancing horse entries are led by a one-of-31 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta with extensive period racing history, as well as a beautifully restored, Classiche-certified 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione.

Ferrari Fever … RM Sotheby’s Adds Exceptional Prancing Horses to Monterey

Motor Trend named it one of the five greatest Ferraris of all time, Sports Car International called it one of the top 10 sportscars of the 1960s, Top Speed said it’s more attractive than the 250 GTO, Road & Track simply called it “gorgeous,” and that’s just the beginning. The Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB) Berlinetta is unquestionably one of the greatest sports cars ever made.

One of Most Desirable in World Comes to Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

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Le Mans Classic ... A record-breaking edition!

The number of historic racing cars that continues to increase event after event, drivers coming from all over the world plus more car clubs, exhibitors and activities all confirm the undeniable growth of Le Mans Classic since its creation in 2002. This biennial event, an exceptional mega-sized retrospective of the history of the iconic 24-Hours race, jointly organised by Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, has fired the enthusiasm of a growing number of collectors who come to take advantage of this unique opportunity to race on the big Le Mans circuit.

Total 24 Hours of Spa ... BMW M6 GT3 wins Overall & Pro Class

The 2018 edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa was the 70th anniversary of the race, and as if to help the celebrations go smoothly, the notoriously fickle Spa weather played its part and it remained dry throughout the race. It had threatened to rain with a couple of short sharp showers on the Thursday, one of which interrupted the drivers photo shoot on the grid, but those aside, very high (up to 37deg C) ambient temperatures were the order of the day for the proceedings leading up to the race. One of the most popular features of the pre-race build-up, is the drivers parade and autograph session on the Thursday evening, when all the competing cars drive from the circuit to the centre of Spa, where they are parked in the main street near the casino, for the evening, which allows the race fans to get really close to the cars and drivers.

Schloss Dyck Classic Days ... The 3 days festival once again attracted more than 40.000 visitors despite the heat wave

New and established...This might be the slogan of the Classic Days in Schloss Dyck between Moenchengladbach and Düsseldorf. Situated in the urban sprawl of the river Rhine and near the border to the Netherlands and Belgium the 3 days festival once again attracted more than 40.000 visitors despite the heat wave affecting most of Europe at the moment. For the (un)lucky 13th edition the volunteers of the Classic Days Club have set up the festival on burnt steppe-like meadows to fill the dry dusty field with colorful highlights, many of them proven over the years, some of them a first.

FIA World Endurance Championship, Silverstone

The FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone, was the Sunday afternoon finale to a double endurance header weekend at the circuit, having been preceded by the ELMS race on the Saturday afternoon. In addition to the endurance races there were three European F3 races run over the course of the weekend. Surprisingly for a British summer weekend at Silverstone the weather remained dry throughout, despite the occasional ominous black cloud blowing through on a stiff breeze during the Sunday morning. Endurance racing is certainly alive and well in the UK, as there were over 65,000 spectators over the course of the weekend.

Concours on the Avenue 2018 ... Best of Show was presented in the late afternoon with the Lamborghini taking the top laurels

After the racing last weekend at the nearby Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway the Concours week is now officially under way after today´s Concours on the Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Unlike all the other events during the week this is a free concours attracting the masses from normal tourists coming by chance plus those making their way from all around the world to attend the car week. For the first time this week cars will be seen on the Ocean Avenue but unlike the posh Pebble Beach Concours entrants that could be seen on Thursday the Concours on the Avenue is much more a cars&coffee meeting attracting all sorts of cars from the small Austin Minis to the American muscle cars in different classes

Monterey Motorsport Pre Reunion

The Monterey car week is on! After a year of waiting the Monterey Peninsula is again in the focus of the classic car world with countless events over ten days. Built around the annual Concours d´Elegance at Pebble Beach the car week hosts numerous smaller concours and gatherings ranging from the Little Cars Show for micro cars to the exotics on Cannery Row for the latest supercars, single marque events like the Legends of the Autobahn to social meetings like the Quail Lodge Motorsport Gathering. For those willing to spend some serious money several auction houses including the top sales of Bonhams, Gooding and RM Sotheby´s will show their offerings in the coming days.

European Le Mans Series Silverstone

The fourth round of the European Le Mans Series was held at the Silverstone circuit on Saturday 18 August, attracting an entry of 41 cars across the three classes, with 16 in the LMP2 division, 18 in the LMP3 division and 7 in the LMGTE group. The 4 hour race formed part of an endurance double header, preceding the FIA WEC 6 hour race which was held on the Sunday afternoon, providing enthusiasts with 10 hours of endurance racing over the course of the weekend, plus practice and qualifying sessions, together with a trio of FIA F3 European Championship races. It would be a real test of endurance for some drivers, as no less than fourteen of them were participating in both the ELMS and FIA WEC races.

Monterey Auction Previews and McCall 2018

The Monterey Car Week is in full swing. What started as a concours of petrol heads decades ago became an economic factor both for the peninsula as well as for the car business. Thousands of visitors stream into Monterey every day and with the weekend around the corner more and more hotels at the main roads show “no vacancy” sign despite a heavy premium on the prices.


Pebble Beach Tour d´Elegance and Auction Preview

Now the Pebble Beach Concours is officially around the corner. Today the concours cars rolled out for the first time from their transporters located near the Gooding & Company tent for the Tour d´Elegance down to Big Sur and back. Once arrived at 7am the first of the two groups was already lined up 1.5 hours before the departure and just like on Concours Sunday a few owners could not wait to be the first in line. Being one of the main sponsors the parade was let by Mercedes-Benz cars from the factory museum but since Sir Stirling Moss officially retired from any duties the rush at the front of the field was reasonable.

The Quail Lodge - A Motorsport Gathering ...
 Lancia Aurelia PF200C named Best of Show

As soon as the spectators joined the fun at 10 am the sun also came through the clouds and the rest of the day was fine weather. Since a few years the grounds of the Lodge feature two greens on either side of the road and this year the side stage hosted the class of the “Great Ferraris”. Always one of the most spectacular displays the show spanned cars from the early 166MM Touring Barchetta alongside the Le Mans winning 250 TR from the Kadoorie stable, an original 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T. Spider, the Pinin Prototype as well as the 500 TRC as seen on the tour to the latest TDF models including a taylor made bare aluminium car.

Aston Martin DP215 Sells for $21.5 Million at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale Night One

This evening in Monterey, California, RM Sotheby’s sold the one-off 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype for $21,455,000 (est. $18m/22m), becoming one of the most valuable British motor cars sold at auction. Developed specifically to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans, DP215 was the pinnacle achievement for Aston Martin’s racing program. The last competition car built during the David Brown era, the car raced at Le Mans in 1963 with Phil Hill and Lucien Bianchi behind the wheel, where it became the first automobile to break the 300 kph barrier at the event. Restored with the consultation of original designer Ted Cutting, DP215 has been reunited with its original engine and a new correct-type gearbox, and was presented in Monterey by enthusiastic owners Neil and Nigel Corner.

Tonight in Monterey, California RM Sotheby’s made auction history when a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis no. 3413GT, long considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of the collector car world sold for $48.4 million, becoming the most valuable car ever sold at auction. There were cheers and applause when five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell stepped out of the car after driving it across the auction block in front of an overflowing salesroom, followed by gasps as auctioneer Maarten ten Holder opened the bidding at the unprecedented level of $35 million. Three collectors bidding via telephone competed for the car, sometimes moving in million dollar increments before it hammered after nearly ten minutes for $44 million, or $48,405,000 with fees.

RM Sotheby’s Sells 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO '64 for $48.2 Million

European sportscars dominated the sale and led to the smashing of several existing world auction records. New model benchmarks were set by the striking 1953 SIATA 208 S Spider – 1 of only 37 built – that sold for $1,655,000; the exquisite 1928 Bentley 6½-Liter Open Sports Tourer by Barker – the sole surviving example – that was bought by an American collector for $1,655,000; and the elegant 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Coupe de Ville – with one-off coachwork by Saoutchik – that achieved $962,000, to name but a few examples.

Multiple World Records Achieved at Bonhams’ 21st Annual Auction of Monterey Car Week

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, realized $116,502,500 at the 15th annual Pebble Beach Auctions this weekend. During the two-day auction event, the company sold 123 of 147 lots, an 84% sales rate, with an average price of $947,175 per car. During the sale, an astonishing 25 lots sold above the $1 million mark and 23 world auction records were established. The star of the weekend’s auction action was the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, which became the most valuable pre-war car ever sold at auction.

More Than $116 Million in Two Days at the 15th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

Grand Basel show for automotive masterpieces delivers unforgettable first impression

Grand Basel, the ultimate global show for automotive masterpieces, has closed the doors to its first fair in Basel and is celebrating the resounding success of its debut on the world stage. More than 12,000 people visited the show, including international connoisseurs, experts and collectors, as well as culture enthusiasts with a broad spectrum of passions.
As an inaugural show that was designed to demonstrate the spectacular presentation of the Grand Basel show concept, approximately one fourth of the cars on display were officially available to buy.

The Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance ... the Best of Show award went to the 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

The 13th edition of the Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance was blessed with fine late summer weather throughout and plenty of warm sunshine. For the 4th running of the event at Blenheim Palace, the show field moved from its previous enclosure away from the Palace right up to the terrace fronting the columned facade of the architectural masterpiece, with the Water Garden to the left and the Italian Garden to the right. Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the home of His Grace The 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, who is now Patron of the event.

Goodwood Revival Meeting ... Halusa / Pirro driven Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan” take the win

The 20th Anniversary Goodwood Revival Meeting was held over the weekend of 07 – 09 September, attracting the regular massive crowds to the picturesque Sussex circuit for the annual step back in time. Whereas the 2017 running had been blighted with terrible wet weather, the sun shone virtually continuously on the anniversary event, with very pleasant ambient temperatures. The occasional grey cloud drifted through, fortunately with no precipitation, although rain did fall quite heavily only a few miles away on the Friday.

In occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Prancing Horse is launching a unique ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista. This special custom creation, the latest from the exclusive Tailor Made programme, was designed to recognise the success of clients who race Ferraris and will make its debut on the eve of the legendary French endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Inspired by AF Corse’s no. 51 car, with which Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles ...

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled ... the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series called ‘Icona’

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to confirm the addition of two superstars’ cars to join its forthcoming London auction, to take place on 5 September. A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, once owned by pop and rock legend Rod Stewart, will join a 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 gifted to Team Lotus driver Jim Clark by Colin Chapman in the 1960s in lieu of payment for his services to the racing team. A rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT previously owned by famed actor Peter Sellers has already been announced for the London auction, which will be held at Battersea Evolution.

Rod Stewart Lamborghini and Jim Clark Lotus ... the star names weren’t attracting the bidders ... or do we see the BREXIT shadow

Concours of Elegance ... Best in Show 1929 Mercedes-Benz Type S Barker

The seventh edition of the “Royal Concours” as it widely known, due to its tour of Royal residences, including St James Palace and Windsor Castle, before settling at Hampton Court Palace, was held over the weekend of 31 August – 02 September. It featured a total of 60 desirable automobiles displayed in the Palace’s Fountain Gardens, ranging from a 1903 Panhard et Levassor 15 HP to a 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Tailor Made. There were also massive club displays on the perimeter of the main show area, together with classic dealer displays, broadening the spectrum of cars for visitors to enjoy.

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca (USA) has more than 60,000 fans of the brand from Stuttgart spellbound. At the four-day event in California, avid motor racing enthusiasts in legendary vehicles and unforgotten works drivers from the last five decades congregate. Around 2,500 vehicles – from the 356 Speedster to the RS Spyder, the 959 Dakar and the 919 Hybrid – thrill visitors with their fast laps in seven categories. The theme of the sixth edition of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion is “Champions”,  ...

Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI ... Ferry Porsche designed the Porsche 356 Roadster 70 years ago

The Estoril Classics Week comprised of three main elements, the Rallye de Portugal Histórico, a concours and a historic race meeting at the Estoril circuit. The Rallye de Portugal Histórico featured an international entry list of 87 teams, of which 15 were from Portugal and 72 from a wide range of other countries, including in alphabetical order, Andorra, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Estoril Classics Week ... Rallye de Portugal Histórico, a concours and a historic race meeting at the Estoril circuit

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the addition of a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM with significant motorsport pedigree ahead of The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction on 8 December. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1956 and 1957 seasons, the fully matching-numbers, Ferrari Classiche-certified racer was piloted by an amazing assortment of factory team drivers including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Eugenio Castellotti and later, Sir Stirling Moss, in some of the most prestigious race events in the world.

Driven by The Greats: 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Leads RM Sotheby’s Los Angeles Auction

For the 36th time the Lime Rock Historic Festival was held at Labour Day at the track at Lakeville near the border triangle of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. With about 200 cars in 8 different race classes the track was hot for three days including practice sessions, the qualifying and the final races on Monday, the Labour Day being the traditional final of the race weekend on the first Monday in September.

Bugatti at the Lime Rock Historic Festival 2018

The 35th edition of "Auto e Moto d'Epoca" will be held at Fiera di Padova in Padua, Italy, from October 25 to 28. It is the most important event in Europe for vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts counting over 5000 cars for sale and bring together more than 1600 exhibitors. FCA Heritage will be one of the leaders of the event. The department of the Group in charge of protecting and promoting the history of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth will be presenting a selection of classic cars picked from its collection on a refreshed stand, namely a 1908 Fiat S 61 Corsa, a 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Spider, a 1981 Pininfarina Spidereuropa, a 1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Gr. A "Safari" and a 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA.

FCA Heritage at “Auto e Moto d’Epoca 2018”

Last week we reported on the Bugatti Meeting both in the races and the Concours in the park at Lime Rock for the Lime Rock Historic Festival around Labor Day. As mentioned back then this was just the prelude for the International Bugatti Meeting to take place the following week in the New York area. Every year one of the numerous national Bugatti clubs is entrusted to host the International Meeting and after several editions in Europe it was finally time again to head overseas. As the last USA tour being held on the west coast this year the transition period between summer and fall was chosen for the meeting in Saratoga Springs located in the middle-east of the state New York

International Bugatti Meeting USA 2018

The final two races in the International GT Open series were held at the Circuit de Catalunya over the weekend of the 20 – 21 October, with both the Team and Drivers’ Championships still to be decided. In the Team Championship it was a battle between 2018 newcomer to the series, the American team Luzich Racing with their Ferrari 488 GT3s, and the Italian team Imperiale Racing with their Lamborghini Huracan GT3s. The Drivers’ title was mainly between Luzich Racing’s Danish driver Mikkel Mac ...

International GT Open, Barcelona

It was just after 16h on a sunny day in Paris that Mai^tre Herve´ Poulain, accompanied by Matthieu Lamoure, brought his hammer down to mark the start of the 14th edition of the Automobiles sur les Champs auction, organised by Artcurial Motorcars. Expertly presented by Pierre Novikoff, the deputy director of Artcurial Motorcars, 48 collectors cars changed hands during the afternoon. The sale realised €4,390,732 / $5,005,434.

Automobiles sur les Champs sale totalled €4,390,732

RM Sotheby’s celebrated 70 years of Porsche on Saturday with the company’s single-marque Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC), also the home of Porsche Cars North America. RM Sotheby’s achieved $25.8 million in total sales, with 92 percent of all lots finding new homes.

The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction ... $5.95 Million 959 Paris-Dakar Leads RM Sotheby’s First-Ever Single-Marque Porsche Sale

The 35th annual Auto e Moto d’Epoca show was held a Padova’s Fiera exhibition complex over the weekend of 25-28 October, offering classic vehicle enthusiasts a vast panorama of offerings to view, enjoy and purchase. It lays claim to being the largest and best attended classic car show in Italy, and attracts a large international audience from all parts of the globe, together with international exhibitors for one weekend in October.

The 35th annual Auto e Moto d’Epoca ... with a wide range of interesting and rare cars on display

The Peter Auto organisation ran the Imola Classic race meeting at the Circuit Enzo & Dino Ferrari over the weekend of 26 – 28 October 2018, offering free entry to all. This attracted a good audience to watch a packed weekend of classic racing, despite the weather being a mix of sunshine and showers. At least it didn’t suffer from the torrential rain and storms that some parts of Italy were experiencing that weekend.

Imola Classic race meeting at the Circuit Enzo & Dino Ferrari offering free entry to all

The annual prelude to the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the Regent Street Motor Show presented by title partner Illinois Route 66, as part of the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week, was held on Saturday 03 November. The gathering attracted over half a million visitors during the course of the day to one of London’s most prestigious shopping venues, which is made pedestrian only from Oxford Street to Piccadilly Circus for the day, for the free to all show.

The Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show

As Sunday 11 November was Remembrance Day and also the centenary of the end of the First World War, commemorative poppies were in abundance at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show over the weekend of 09-11 November. Those who fell and fought in the Great War were remembered with a 2 minute silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. If it hadn’t been for their valiant efforts and sacrifices, it is unlikely that many of the vehicles in the show would exist today.

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham

Competitors come and go, but Scuderia Ferrari still sets the standard for greatness in Formula One. Since the first Formula One race took place in 1951, Scuderia Ferrari is the only team to have always competed in the world championship.
And Ferrari's "Rosso Corsa" remains the defining colour in Formula One! A red sea of fans with their flags, lining the racing tracks, emphasised the passion for Ferrari. This calendar provides all Ferrari Formula 1 fans with a thrilling and unfiltered proximity to the world champion team.

Official 2019 Ferrari Calendars & App: Scuderia Ferrari & Ferrari Myth

RM Sotheby’s has assembled a lineup of automobiles spanning four decades of supercar evolution for the company’s first sale at the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on 8 December. From the original supercar to some of the most technologically advanced hypercars of today, there is something for every enthusiast of high-performance, low-production models.

RM Sotheby’s Chronicles the Evolution of the Supercar at Petersen Automotive Museum Auction

Ferrari and Formula 1, few terms are linked more than the famous Scuderia and the top category of open wheel racing. Although now waiting for more than a decade to bring back a title to Maranello the Scuderia Ferrari is still the most successful team in the History of F1 and Ferrari is the only team to run every season since the series was introduced in 1950. Being the team principle of the Scuderia Ferrari that ran the works entries for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s Enzo Ferrari early on saw the importance of the GP series aside the sports car world championship to position his marque as the leading sport car manufacturer that it should become over the next decades.

Exposition Ferrari in Monaco

This past Saturday, 8 December, RM Sotheby’s achieved $39.8 million in total sales at the company’s final auction of 2018 at the renowned Petersen Automotive Museum. Leading the group of 64 vehicles and 77 lots of memorabilia representing a cross-section of significant eras and 10 categories in collector car history—of which 88 percent found new homes—was the remarkably rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which sold for $22,005,000, entering the ranks of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction

$22M Ferrari 290 MM Leads RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Auction