The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea bordering The Embankment alongside the River Thames in London, on Sunday 02 September 2012. Previous main sponsors EFG International and H.R. Owen provided continued support, along with Castrol
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The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the...
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The Concours of America was very sporty this year with two further race car classes for the Trans-Am cars over and under 2 litre displacement. Whereas the first one was dominated by American V8-Power the later included some Alfa Romeo GTA and Porsche 911.

Tour Auto ... Stage 3 - Shaun Lynn still in the lead

Concours d´Elegance of America at St.John´s 2012 ... new 600+ images added

The third leg of this years Tour Auto leading from yesterdays finish in Aix-les-Bains to Clermont-Ferrand. At 6:30 am the first competition class was waved off to lead the field on its way through France. This was a long day with one special stage before the lunch and the visit to Charade in the afternoon.

Ferrari’s clients and enthusiasts across the world have once again demonstrated their extraordinary generosity. Over the last two weeks, the online auction organised by www.ferrari.com raised over 1.8 million euro. That significant sum will now be donated to help the families of the victims of the earthquakes that struck Emilia-Romagna on May 20th and 29th, many of whom died at their workplace.

Le tour auto 2012 se termine cette année par une 13ème et dernière épreuve spéciale sur le circuit du Castelet dans le Sud Est de la France où le soleil mais aussi le mistral étaient au rendez-vous.

Schloss Bensberg Classics 2012 ... Dino 166/206 P wins Best of Show

Over the last 20 years the Cavallino Classic extended from the Concours to a six day event. Starting with two private Track Days on Tuesday, Wednesday is the first day of the registration at the Breakers with a small welcome reception in the evening.
The first interesting day for visitors is Thursday with the official Track Days at the Palm Beach International Raceway and the Grand Driving Tour that ends in the late afternoon at the Jet Aviation at the PB International Airport

Uniques Special Ones ... 84 cars in 12 classes displayed in the Giardino della Gherardesca the garden of the Florence Four Seasons Hotel

Pebble Beach Tour d´Elegance ... Appetizer

GTO's the flavour of the "month" ... recently several GTO's changed homes .. and anamera even knows more prospective buyers are actively in the market.
Classic Car brokers predicting more records as billionaires look for alternatives to risky financial investments.

Barkaways Open Day

Artcurial Motorcars made history last night, 3 February, with a sale at Retromobile realising 14.5-million euros. This is the highest figure ever for a collectors' car sale in France.

Aston Martin DB4GT Sells for Over €1,0mio at Bonhams Paris Sale

Thursday is the day during the Monterey Classic Car week when spectators have the first opportunity to see some of the cars that will be at the lawn on Sunday for the big final. The Pebble Beach Tour was introduced some years ago to show that the participating cars are not just good looking trailer queens but that they have the ability to take at least a few miles

After the major international classic car events in May and with Goodwood FoS and Le Mans Classic just around the corner last weekend gave the opportunity to visit one of the smaller and less known events, the Vernasca Silver Flag in the Emilia-Romagna in Italy. When talking to owners and enthusiasts on the various events one could quit often hear them relate on this hill climb as one of their favourite events and so we headed to Castell´Arquato about 30 km south of Piacenza to get an idea of what they are

Retromobile ... the best Classic Car Show

Artcurial Motorcars celebrates biggest ever collectors' car sale in France

The Ferrari FXX track use only derivation of the Enzo model is the ultimate mid engine Ferrari supercar to date, and this new book by Philip Bachman provides an insider view of this limited production series of cars. Philip has been in the fortunate

Retro Classics ... with Maserati Special Display

TA ...  Seules  18 Ferrari étaient encore en course pour cette épreuve

Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion ... AC Cobra celebrates 50th birthday and is featured marque

Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este ... 480+ images

Last weekend in June saw the 20th edition of the Festival of Speed. Beside the Goodwood Revival in September on the nearby Race Track the Hill Climb at the end of June is one of the seasons highlights. During the last 19 years the event became a must see both for classic car lovers and fans of the latest Supercars that became an own

Book Review ... Ferrari FXX Inside Out by Philip Bachman

Silverstone Classic ... billed as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival

Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion ... Appetizer

Boodles Ladies' Day at Salon Privé Continues the British Golden Summer ... 360 images added

Vernasca Silver Flag ... a favourites of owners and enthusiasts

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

Monaco Historic Grand Prix . an atmosphere one will not find elsewhere

Le Mans Classic ... at the start pure amateur gentlemen drivers to Le Mans legends as 5 times champion Emanuele Pirro and Derek Bell

The Schloss Bensberg Classics was a great final of a concours weekend and the small but selected display in the castle yard was of a high quality. Hopefully the next years date will again be separate from the Goodwood Revival making it possible to visit this one again. Although the event has not a long history like the Villa d´Este or Pebble it became

Barkaways may not be a name familiar to many in the Ferrari world, but if passion, quality of work, and customer service are the ingredients for a successful business, then it is a name that we will hear much more of in the future. The business is very family orientated, led by Ian Barkaway, who has many years experience in the Ferrari field, working for a variety of specialists in the UK, followed by a spell on his own, working within the premises of another organisation.

The original Bahamas Speed Week was the brainchild of an American, Sherman “Red” Crise, who had organised speed events in his homeland, and thought that the wide open space at the old Windsor Airport on New Providence Island would be a great venue for a race circuit. He sold his idea to the Bahamian authorities as a way of increasing foreign visitors who would attend the meetings, thus in December 1954 the first Speed Week took place. It was held at the Windsor Field circuit until 1956, then moved to the larger Oakes Field site in 1957, where it continued to be held until its demise after the 1966 event.

The 37th edition of the Classic Car Show took place on the first February week at the exhibition center at the Porte de Versailles. Traditionally one of the season openers the format of the trade fair was changed last year from the former 10 to a reduced 5 days show and just in its second year it proofed that this was the right decision.

Salon Prive at Syon House and Park in West London ... Preview

Billed as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic powered by the AA with its ‘Rocking and Racing’ theme, took place over the weekend of 20- 22 July, with a 24 race programme spread over the Saturday and Sunday, and a plethora of peripheral activities catering for all members of the family.

A 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Coupé sold for €1,012,000 last night (2 February 2012) at Bonhams’ flagship sale in Paris, which was held at the fashionable venue, La Halle Freyssinet. Over 100 cars and 35 motorcycles, including several high quality French built cars and three private collections, went under the hammer during the ‘drive through’ auction, which realised €7,198,038 in total.

Last weekend in September saw this year's edition of the Uniques Special Ones Concours d´Elegance in Florence, Italy. Held in the Giardino della Gherardesca, this garden of the Florence Four Seasons Hotel is an oasis of rest in the busy touristic capitol of Tuscany as the city of the Medici attracts millions of visitors every year to the Uffizi

Collectors Corner ... Mercato ... Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3505GT - $ 35.0mio

Mille Miglia 2012 - Car by Car ... 500+ Peter Singhof images

The Quail Rallye & Concours on the Avenue ... Appetizer

Goodwood Revival Meeting ... for many the culmination of a long summer ... Race by Race galleries with 792 images

Today we take a look back to our visit of one of the most famous race car collections in the world, the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia. When arriving from the airport the journey leads to the nearby business park that is home of the rental car parking lots and numerous car dealerships, unimpressive signposts guiding to a brown industrial building. Just a blue sign and the name over the entrance indicate that this building might be more than an ordinary factory building, a banner “Museum of the Year” is making curious. This award was given to the Museum in 2011 by a well known international jury of automotive experts in London in this category as part of “The International Historic Motoring Awards”.

The first Grand Prix in the principality was held in 1929 organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco (ACM) but not all top drivers and teams of these days saw the upcoming importance of the race as not all of them followed the invitation. Rudolf Caracciola on his huge Mercedes-Benz SSK had the challenge to fight an armada of Bugatti in the narrow

Cavallino Classic 2012 - Jet Aviation Center Reception and Yacht Hop

The Simeone Foundation Museum ... one of the most famous race car collections in the world

This week saw the annual edition of the prestigious Salon Privé in London. For the second time the event was held in the Syon Park after previous years at the Hurlington Club, the most exclusive private club in London. Whereas the last edition was in June the organizers moved to a later date in September and together with this weekend's Windsor Castle Concours this is well worth a visit the British Capitol after the Olympics and just one week before this year's Goodwood Revival meeting.

The organisers of Salon Prive held a media preview day on Friday 27 April, to present the themes and highlights of the 2012 edition, the seventh running, of the now well established Luxury Supercar Event and Concours d’Elegance. This will be the second year that it has been held at Syon House and Park in West London, and features a change of date from its previous June date to early September. The main reason for the change is that Syon House is currently undergoing a major external refurbishment, due for completion in August, and would not look its best shrouded in scaffolding.

C´est fini !!! The 21st edition of the annual Tour Auto is history. After 5 days, several special stages, visit to 5 different race tracks and more than 2000 km on the road the remaining of the 230 starting crews reached their final destination Nice late Saturday afternoon.

 
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Just before the official kick-off of this year's Monterey Classic Car week with the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel on Tuesday the pre-reunion at the racetrack in Laguna Seca was the prelude.
Beside all the concours, meetings, auctions and shows the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion is the sportive part of the week.

This year's edition of the biannual Le Mans Classic was held on the second weekend of July. The classic variant of the legendary 24 hours race was celebrating its 10th anniversary with the sixth edition since its premiere in 2002. As in previous editions almost 400 cars were entered in six grids sorted

For enthusiasts of modern GT racing, the place to be over the weekend of 21 – 23 September was Germany’s Nurburgring for the Blancpain Race Weekend. The event provided races for the FIA GT1 World Championship and the FIA GT3 European Championship, The Blancpain Endurance Series, plus the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo one make series.

Ferraris Dominate RM's Saturday Sale Session in Monterey

Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano ... were every car is different ... almost

Ferrari auction: over 1.8 million euro raised for eartquake victims

Last weekend saw the 20th edition of the Festival of Speed. Beside the Goodwood Revival in September on the nearby Race Track the Hill Climb at the end of June is one of the seasons highlights. During the last 19 years the event became a must see both for classic car lovers and fans of the latest Supercars that became an own additional day on Thursday. With the loss of an British Motor Show this is also the compensation for the large manufacturer and a good place to present their new cars to a highly interested audience. As you might have seen on various press releases in the last weeks several cars made their debut in Goodwood.

Ten days ago this year's Tour Auto arrived at the final stop in Nice at the Cote d´Azur in south France. After five days with over 2000 km on the road, numerous special stages and no less than five different race tracks visited the 220 crews arrived at home with a lot of impressions, the winners with their trophies and the further placed with the best purposes for the next year. During our hounding through France we tried to keep you up to date with small daily reports showing the impressions along the road

20 years ago, in the fall of 1992 Michael Glöckner (then Tourism Chef of Gröbming) and F1 presenter Helmut Zwickl came up with the idea of a classic car rally in Austria. Thanks to the connections of Zwickl in the race and rally scene they managed to get Walter Röhrl as figurehead for the first edition held with 35 entrants in 1993 and the sportsman

The Monterey Classic Car Week found its final with the Concours d´Elegance at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. Traditionally held on the third Sunday in August this was already the 62th edition of the most prestigious Concours in the world. 225 cars in not less than 28 classes were presented at the 18th hole of the famous Golf Course at the Monterey

Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce $39.8 million in sales for 116 out of 118 lots sold, its most successful Scottsdale Auction results to date. The Gooding & Company team soared through its Friday and Saturday auctions, selling lot after lot as guests cheered 13 world record-breaking cars, the immense bidding excitement in the room and Auctioneer Charlie Ross’ joyful entertainment.

May 17th until May 20th saw this years edition of the Mille Miglia, presumably the most famous classic car event in the world. Already in its 30th edition since the start of the regularity rallye back in 1977 it was easy to see how things changed in the last 35 years. What started as an ambitious project of enthusiasts became a big commercial event over the years that attracts more visitors than any other event of its kind in the world. Especially in Germany the Mille Miglia was hyped over the years and with a holiday

Goodwood Festival of Speed ... primarily dedicated to race cars both from past to the latest Le Mans and Formula 1 cars

Just before the start of the European outdoor season Essen featured the world biggest classic car fair in its 24thedition. This years Techno Classica was expected with some attention as it was held on the same weekend as the second biggest German show in Stuttgart, the Retro Classics. Although there were different opinions what let to this

Continuing a six-year track record of achieving fantastic results, RM Auctions’ annual Battersea sale generated an incredible £14,266,030* ($23,039,638 USD)** in sales with an impressive 84 percent of total lots sold before a packed house in central London this week (31 October). The top performer of the evening sale was the simply beautiful and extraordinarily rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’, which attracted spirited bidding from eager collectors, selling for a strong £1,960,000.

Giannino Marzotto, 13.04. 1928 – 14.07.2012

Goodwood Revival Meeting ... for many the culmination of a long summer ... Appetizer

Following the Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale that took place in Oxford on March 3rd, Bonhams is delighted to announce that 100% of the Motor Cars sold, realising a total £1.29 million. Selling for £101,180 against a presale estimate of £40,000 – 60,000, the top lot of the sale was a 1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 ‘Series 1’ Coupé barn find that belonged to the Oscar winning producer Agostino De Laurentiis, who produced over 150 films including Barbarella, King Kong and Manhunter.

100% of Motor Cars Sold in £1.3 Million Sale at Bonhams Oxford

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $113.7 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. The auction total is an outstanding achievement and a world record sales total for an automotive auction. The impressive results exceed Gooding & Company’s 2011 Pebble Beach total by more than $35 million.

Blancpain Race Weekend, Nuerburgring

Gallery of Legends Exhibition ... 60th anniversary of the 12h of Sebring

This year's Goodwood Revival is history. After three fantastic days the revival came to an end with the final of the 16 races, the Sussex Trophy for sports car from 1955 to 1960. This is always one of the highlight with a superb line-up of Aston Martin DBR1, Jaguar D Type, Maserati 300S and Lister-Jaguar and keeps the spectators track side to the last minute of the Revival Meeting. As reported earlier this was again sold out well in advance giving Lord March and his organization team another successful event in

Ferraris Lead the way to RM's $25.5 Million Arizona Sale

The second leg of this year's Tour Auto led from Beaune to Aix-les-Bains. The weather was quit cloudy in the morning with some drizzle on the first kilometers before the sun finally came out. The first stop in the morning was the race track in Bresse that was already part of the Tour Auto in recent years. This is a small winding track with no infield so the cars are driving on a huge grass field criss-cross.

Amelia Island Concours d´Elegance BoS Ferrari 330 GTO and Bugatti 57

The 21st edition of the annual Cavallino Classic came to an end with the final concours at the Mar-a-Lago Club. Contrary to the concours the day before this meeting is not just open to Ferrari but to all classic and sports cars of particular interest..

Gooding & Company Realizes $36 million Amelia Island Auction

The Monterey Classic Car Week found its final with the Concours d´Elegance at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. The most important event of its kind in the world is the highlight of the week and this year's edition was not an exception. 225 cars in not less than 28 classes were presented at the 18th hole of the famous Golf Course at the Monterey Peninsula

Bjoern Schmidt submitted a list with Ferraris entered in the 2012 Mille Miglia ...
the list contains links to the images and history of each car

This years Retro Classics was already the 12th edition of the classic car trade fair in the hometown of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and the fifth time at the all new exhibition center near the airport. Within these years the Retro Classics established itself as the most important show in the south of Germany and as the second biggest behind the

Tour Auto ... 250 concurrents de Paris à Nice

The Bahamas Speed Week Revival

Spa Six Hours ... a fixed date in autumn ... 612 images

The Monterey Classic Car week was officially stated with the Quail Rally and the Concours on the Avenue in the nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea. At 8 am about 30 classic cars and a few new sponsor cars lined up in front of the club house at the Quail Lodge. Sir Michael Kadoorie invited a few friends to start the busy week with a relaxed drive to finally arrive

Geneva Salon ... over 50 world premieres

Beside all the concours, meetings, auctions and shows the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion is the sportive part of the week. Traditionally the weekend before has some track days for all those who arrive earlier or want to enjoy their cars on the tracks more than just one weekend. In 17 race groups ranging from the pre-war cars to the IMSA cars of

The iconic 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, chassis P/1074, used extensively as a camera car in the legendary Hollywood film, Le Mans, sold for a remarkable $11,000,000 before a packed house at RM’s Monterey, California sale last night (August 17), setting a new world record for an American automobile sold at auction.

The Quail & Concorso Italiano ... Appetizer

Once again the Concorso d´Eleganza at the Villa D´Este featured a spectacular line-up of cars with many highlights and a deserved winner of all major prizes. With the pure Ferrari and the Le Mans class this years Concours was a very sportive one compared to the recent editions. As Urs Ramseier left the concours as a consultant this part was taken over by Simon Kidston but after one edition it is to early to say whether this was an exception or a trend. Certainly we are all looking forward to the next edition in 2013 when RM Auctions will be back as well after this years Monaco Auction.

The 45th Essen Motor Show has really stepped on the accelerator right at the beginning: Approx. 112,000 enthusiastic visitors bestowed a full-speed start on the largest and most attractive fair in 2012 for everything to do with sporty vehicles and automobile individuality. On the first three days of the fair, they already dived into the uniquely diverse world of automobile experiences. Up to and including the coming Sunday, the Essen Motor Show will continue to entice the automobile and motorsport fans to Messe Essen.

Goodwood Festival of Speed ... Appetizer

The history of the Six Hours race at the famous circuit in the Ardennes is already 20 years old and within this time the long distance race became a fixed date in autumn. The idea of founders Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard was to show pre-1965 GT and Touring cars to run into the nightfall over a full 6 hours, a concept that has not changed over all the years

Pebble Beach Tour & Concours ... Car by Car

Traditionally held on the second weekend of March, the 17th edition of the Concours in the north of Florida was held on the 11th of March. Sixteen years ago Bill Warner and his enthusiastic team founded this event on the east-coast as a counterpart to the famous Pebble Beach Concours on the other side of the country. Over the following years the Concours became a premium event of similar prestige as Pebble and its winner is amongst the selection for the Louis Vuitton Classic Award that chooses the best of the show winners at the end of the year.

Ten years ago a small but selected group of automotive enthusiasts came together in Sir Michael Kadoories garage to discuss a new event in the Monterey Classic Car Week. Proposed by Gordon McCall, host of the annual McCall Jet Center Party on Wednesday, the new event was intended to be a less competitive element of the week between all the concours and racing activities, more like a garden party with cars at the driving range of the Quail Lodge Golf Club.

Après cette première journée passée au sec, les concurrents affrontaient des conditions climatiques plus délicates les jours suivants. Tout d'abord la neige se montrait en haut du mont Revard, puis la pluie en Auvergne provoquait un grand nombre de sorties de routes les troisième et quatrième jours. Pour le dernier jour le soleil faisait son retour.

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record for historic Ferraris in Monterey, California on August 18 with a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder achieving a remarkable $8,580,000 and a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ realizing a strong $6,710,000 before a packed house.

Cernobbio on Lake Como once again became a magnet for car and motorcycle fans from far and wide. On display at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este were a range of classic automobiles and cutting-edge concept cars that thrilled the crowds who had flocked there. Visitors were already making a beeline for the grounds of Villa Erba on Saturday to

RM Enjoys Strong Results at Amelia Island

Tour Auto ... Stage 2 - Snow on the Col du Revard

Villa d'Este ... Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS BoS ... Appetizer

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari ... “The Great Challenges Ferrari – Maserati” ... Stories of excellence and made in Italy

The 82nd running of the annual Geneva Salon took place at its regular venue in the Palexpo exhibition complex, adjacent to Geneva airport. This location must provide the easiest access for visitors of all shows, as apart from being within easy walking distance of the airport, there is a railway station, plus bus services into town. The show

The 3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show, under the patronage of Derek Bell MBE, took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea bordering The Embankment alongside the River Thames in London, on Sunday 02 September 2012. Previous main sponsors EFG International and H.R. Owen provided continued support, along with Castrol

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its strong track record in Northern Florida this weekend, generating more than $23 million in sales before a packed house at its well-established sale at the Ritz-Carlton. The 88 percent sell through rate saw 92 of the 106 pre- and post-war motor cars changing hands, with six automobiles achieving million-dollar-plus results and spirited bidding leading to the establishment of numerous new auction records.

Bonhams £22 Million Goodwood FoS Sale

This week saw the annual edition of the prestigious Salon Privé in London. For the second time the event was held in the Syon Park after previous years at the Hurlington Club, the most exclusive private club in London. Whereas the last edition was in June the organizers moved to a later date in September and together with this weekend's Windsor Castle Concours this is well worth a visit the British Capitol after the Olympics and just one week before this year's Goodwood Revival meeting.

Le Grandi Ferrari di Sergio Pininfarina ... An exhibition commemorating 60 years of collaboration between the late Sergio Pininfarina and Ferrari

12h of Sebring ... Audi wins 1-2

As part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the 12 Hours of Sebring, the organisers arranged an exhibition of significant cars in the race’s history in the Gallery of Legends building at the rear of the pits complex. Entry was free to race ticket holders, and according to the organisers there was a record crowd in attendance, which explains why trying to find a parking spot, was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Back in the 1950s and 60s the World Sportscar Championship was far more prestigious than it is these days, with most of the interest today focused on Formula 1. That was the time when Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche and Maserati fought in long distance races on the Nürburgring, in Spa, Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans, the Targa Florio or Goodwood for points to crown a Champion at the end of the year. The 1950s were dominated by Ferrari with two exceptions, the 1955 season with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

This year's Goodwood Revival is history. After three fantastic days the revival came to an end with the final of the 16 races, the Sussex Trophy for sports car from 1955 to 1960. This is always one of the highlight with a superb line-up of Aston Martin DBR1, Jaguar D Type, Maserati 300S and Lister-Jaguar and keeps the spectators track side to the last minute of the Revival Meeting. As reported earlier this was again sold out well in advance giving Lord March and his organization team another successful event in

High Number of Sales at the Techno Classica

Last we reported on this year´s Motorsport Gathering at the Quail but this was not the only event held on Friday the 17th of August. Even with more tradition and earlier in its life located at the same venue before it moved the Concorso Italiano shares the same date. During lunch time we made our way from the Carmel Valley to Laguna Seca to visit the

The annual gathering of Italian vehicles took place on Saturday 28 April in its regular location of the Corn Street district of Bristol, close to the city centre. Despite rain during the early part of the morning, and a distinctly chill wind that made it feel more like Winter than Spring, there was a very good turnout of a wide variety of cars, motorcycles and motor scooters lining the narrow streets of the area. In fact the sky was so grey and miserable, that it was a wonder that anybody made the effort to get out of bed, so all credit to the hardy souls who brought their machinery for the public’s enjoyment.

October 15th was the the opening at the MEF of the new exhibition “The Great Challenges Ferrari – Maserati”, dedicated to the competition between the two great names in Italian car racing, famous all over the world, which will remain open to the public until March 20, 2013. The exhibition, realised with the important support of the “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena”, has been curated by Giovanni Perfetti with the contribution of Aldo Zana and Luca Dal Monte for the narrative storyboard.

Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce more than $36 million in sales from 70 out of 77 lots sold at its Amelia Island Auction yesterday, more than doubling its results from 2010 and establishing a new auction record for Amelia Island. Led by many extraordinary Porsche racing cars that were part of the Drendel Family Collection, 11 world records were achieved. The top-selling lot of the weekend in Amelia Island, the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder sold for $4.4 million and is now the most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction in the world.

Performance, Passion & Elegance at Antwerp Classic Salon

Tour Auto ... Scrutineering

Tour Auto ... Stage 1 - Alfa Romeo GTAs, Cobras and the Ligier lead

After yesterday´s scrutineering the Tour Auto started officially this morning at the Chateau in Vaux le Vicomte. Early in the morning (6:30 am) the cars left the Grand Palais on a neutralized stage to Vaux le Vicomte to have their start in the chateau as Parisian traffic is to unpredictable to include this in a timed stage.

The 60th anniversary of the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring was celebrated in fine style at the central Florida circuit, with a packed grid of 63 cars (from the 64 who practiced) for the running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fuelled by Fresh from Florida, on Saturday 17 March. The activity started on the Wednesday preceding the race, with

20 Years Ennstal-Classic

Gooding & Company breaks world record with $113.7 million in two days

One of the great Italian gentleman racing drivers of the fifties, Count Giannino Marzotto, passed away on Saturday 14 July at 84 years of age. He was the third of five sons of Count Gaetano Marzotto, four of whom, Vittorio, Umberto, Giannino and Paolo, were proficient gentleman racing drivers, only the youngest, Pietro, didn’t follow his brothers down that road.

Tour Auto ... Car by Car

Essen Motor Show Has Started at Full Speed ... 112,000 Enthusiastic Visitors at the Beginning

Today´s leg led from Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne to Nimes in the departement Gard. Early in the morning the weather forecast of the last days looked finally to become true as heavy clouds made one to expect a rainy day but this years Tour Auto seems to be very blessed as these clouds

 
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After the Concours on the Avenue yesterday and before the Pebble Beach Tour tomorrow today was the day to visit all the auction previews. In the next 4 days no less than 5 different auction companies will have their major auction with hundreds of cars going over the block. With a very active market and high prices many high quality cars are coming on the market and with all the major collectors being present there are more cars in the million dollar range than ever before. Especially Gooding & Company

Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 - Appetizer (100+ images)

Tour Auto ... Stage 5 Shaun Lynn won the 2012 Tour Auto

Ferrari in the 2012 Mille Miglia

The Friday of the Monterey Classic Car week is reserved to the two meetings at the Quail in the Carmel Valley and the Concorso Italiano near the race track of Laguna Seca. Although both car shows they are very different in appearance. First in the morning we entered the field at the Quail Lodge, maybe the most exclusive event of the whole

Tour Auto ... Stage 4 Shaun Lynn still in the lead

Zoute Grand Prix 2012 ... a 5-star automotive event with the emphasis on style and luxury

The Quail – A Motorsport Gathering ... now in its 10th edition

“Modena is a land of revolutionaries and of restless people, the blood and the brain combine well here, creating men who are obstinate, capable and intrepid, the qualities you need in a racing car… the factory worker from this land, the worker who uses his arms and his intellect, is an extremely intelligent and active worker” Enzo Ferrari. Why did such a strong and particular specialisation in the construction of racing cars, which later evolved into the construction of high performance GT cars too, develop in Modena of all places?

Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance 2012 ... one of the best events in recent years

More than 20 years ago the publisher of the American Ferrari Magazine established the annual Cavallino Classic at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. What started with the Concours became a complete week with track days, evening receptions and the multi-marque concours at the nearby Mar-a-Lago Club but the Concours stayed the heart of the event. Before the first edition on the climax of the Ferrari market the hotel staff was surprised to hear the estimated overall value of the exhibits so they quickly

The eyes of the world were on Bonhams on Friday 29 June as its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale broke several world records on its way to £22 million in the festival’s 20th anniversary year. Leading the pack was the ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4 ½-litre supercharged ‘Blower’ Bentley

Boodles Ladies' Day at Salon Privé Continues the British Golden Summer ... Appetizer

Belgium’s largest classic car event was being held in the Antwerp Expo for the 35th time. The Antwerp Classic Salon is organized by SIHA, organizer of Techno Classica Essen.

Bristol Italian Auto-Moto Festival

Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano was founded in 1995 by the brothers Danilo and Renato Calmonte as a regularity trial for open sports cars built before 1960. As it is an annual event the “Sports Myth of Bassano” was already in its 18th edition in 2012 but for the first time it had to get along without its mastermind as Danilo Calmonte unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Now the next generation had to proof that they can take over the organisation for the years to come and consolidate the success for the following

Just after the Salon Privé in London´s Syon Park we headed 15 miles west to Windsor Castle to visit one of the best events in recent years. 60 years ago Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain was crowned in February 1952 and this year sees many celebrations of the diamond jubilee including the concours in the royal country residence of Windsor. According to the motto “60 years, 60 cars and 60 collectors” the organizers sent out 60 invitations to the most important collectors on both sides of the Atlantic

3rd annual Chelsea AutoLegends show

The Tour Auto 2012 is just around the corner. About 230 cars with their crews came together at the Grand Palais at the Champs-Elysee for the scrutineering of the tour that starts tomorrow. After several years in the Parc de Tuileries the prelude of the Tour Auto is back in the Grand Palais. Although its is more constricted than in the parc it is less dusty and

For the 3rd time the Belgian coastal town Knokke-Heist near Bruges hosted the “Zoute Grand Prix”. Named after “Het Zoute”, the most exclusive part of the town, it is organized by the Zoute Automobile Club as the brainchild of local Bentley dealer Filip Bourgoo. His aim and that of the 100 members of the club was to create a 5-star automotive event with the emphasis on style and luxury, something Knokke has been associated with for a long time. A crucial role is played by the town’s charismatic mayor and Zoute Automobile Club president, Count Leopold Lippens, who is a bona fide car enthusiast.

The second weekend in May saw the 8th edition of the biannual Monaco Historic Grand Prix to start a very busy month in the classic car scene. Within three weeks classic car enthusiasts from all over the world can visit the best of racing, rally and concours with the Monaco HGP, the Mille Miglia and the Concorso d´Eleganza in south Europe. The beginning was the very prestigious city Grand Prix that uses the closed off Monaco race track for the regular Grand Prix in 2 weeks time. 7 classes with single seaters

An exhibition commemorating 60 years of collaboration between the late Sergio Pininfarina and Ferrari, was inaugurated at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello during the morning of Friday 26 October 2012. The opening ceremony was attended by Ferrari Chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, Paolo Pininfarina, current President of the

Cavallino Classic ... Concours at the Breakers

RM Auctions kicked off its 2012 calendar on a positive note in Arizona last week, posting over $25.5 million* in sales with a strong 89 percent sell-through at its annual Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix.

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari ... The Stories and Glories of Motor Racing in Modena ... March 10 to October, 2012

Rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT `Tour de France' Tops RM's Stunning £14.26 Million London Sale

GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car Brings Record $11 Million At RM's Friday Monterey Sale

Ferrari 250 GTO 50th Anniversary Tour 2012 ... Epernay – Versailles, 2nd - 7th of July

Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance ... Appetizer
1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo by Saoutchik wins Best of Show

Concorso Italiano ... looks very much like a car club meeting

Gooding & Co. Achieves Great Success at Scottsdale$39.8 Mio in Sales

Monterey Auction Previews and McCall Jet Center Party ... Appetizer

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