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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.

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

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