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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

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

2018 proved to be an outstanding year for RM Sotheby’s despite the subdued conditions in the collector car market,” says Kenneth Ahn, President, RM Sotheby’s. “RM Sotheby’s maintained market leadership as the largest collector car auction house by total sales and saw strong activity in the high end of the market, as we sold 68 collector cars for over $1 million each, for a combined value of more than $222 million (approx. 52 percent of our total sales); we also maintained our position as number one auction house in $1 million+ cars by both total sales and the number of cars sold.

RM Sotheby’s Reports $423 Million in Sales ... Led by Most Valuable Car Ever Sold at Auction $48.4 Million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Bonhams final motor car sales of the 2018 were held in London at the beginning of December and realised £8.5M. The results brought a satisfying conclusion to a record-breaking year. Bonhams has held 18 motor car sales and five motorcycle sales this year in no fewer than six countries. World auction records were achieved for both marques and models throughout the year.
modern supercars.”

Another Record-Breaking Year for the Bonhams Motoring Department

Eight stunning ‘Best of Show’ winners from top concours around the world have been revealed as nominees for the coveted The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. The cars in contention for the 2018 award will now be carefully reviewed by 26 respected judges, all of whom are leaders in their fields of expertise.

Eight Nominees Competing to be Crowned the Best Car in the World

The Ferrari Museum is dedicating a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher, which will open on the occasion of his 50th birthday on 3 January 2019. It is intended both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever. Schumacher has a special place in Ferrari’s history, which has been marked by his many records. Between 1996 and 2006 the German champion won five consecutive Drivers’ titles, from 2000 to 2004, and made a major contribution to the Scuderia’s haul of six Manufacturers’ titles over those years.

Michael 50’ to open on 3 January 2019 at Ferrari Museum

“It’s always exciting for me as an enthusiast to present not just great examples of significant motor cars, but also pieces of history that represent a significant chapter in that marque’s story,” notes David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “We feel honored to be selected to present such great cars as the rare and prominent 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, the prototype for the famed 275 GTB model line, and some of the finest examples of Ferrari’s great road cars in the 250 GT Lusso and 330 GTC.”

Gooding & Company Unveils a Ferrari 275 GTB Prototype Alongside Some of the Greatest 1960s Offerings from the Marque

An extremely rare 1987 Ferrari F40 LM leads the Italian marque entries. Upon entering production, the Ferrari F40 was already the fastest road car of its time, but the ‘Le Mans’ version took the model to new extremes – affording the car more aggressive bodywork, more extreme front and rear wings, larger disc brakes and calipers, revised suspension, a race-spec gearbox and a stripped-out interior with a futuristic digital dashboard. Chassis no. 74045 was originally used as a prototype car while the F40 was designed.

RM Sotheby’s Adds Spectacular, Seldom-Seen Ferrari F40 LM to Paris

“We are thrilled to present three exceptional Ferraris from the 1950s, perhaps the most vibrant and romantic period in the marque’s history,” states David Brynan, Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company. “Models like the 212, 250 MM, and Tour de France established Ferrari as a leading manufacturer on the world stage and these particular examples are among the very best of their respective breeds.”

The Finest Ferraris Revealed for Gooding & Company’s 2019 Scottsdale Auctions

Bonhams is delighted to announced that a very special vintage Ferrari has been consigned to its renowned annual sale next month. The 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spyder s/n 0438MD that was owned, raced and/or admired by four figures central to popular culture, motoring history and California heritage will be featured at the January 17th collectors’ car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

James Dean, Porfirio Rubirosa, John Von Neumann, Phil Hill – The Ferrari 500 Mondial That Linked Them all

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

The Petersen Museum 2018

TFans and representatives of Scuderia Ferrari Clubs from all over Europe are flocking to the Ferrari Museum today for the opening of the ‘Michael 50’ exhibition on the occasion of the champion's 50th birthday. Maranello has put together a special exhibition telling the story of Michael Schumacher's extraordinary record-breaking F1 career: the German champion won an as yet unequalled seven world titles, 91 victories, and 155 podiums.

Michael 50’, Schumacher exhibition opens

Several of the most desirable lots in the sale are landmark examples from the finest German marques in the world. The 1957 BMW 507 is a Series 1 example (€1,800,000 - 2,200,000), meaning that it is eligible for some of the most prestigious events in the world including the Mille Miglia and the Tour Auto. It is one of only 34 Series 1 examples built and has matching numbers throughout. The interior is delightfully original, and the engine is effectively 'as new.' The eye-catching teal exterior makes this one of the most distinctive and attractive examples of BMW's most beautiful model.

Masterpieces of German Engineering Star at Bonhams Grand Palais Sale

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to release the complete catalogue for the company’s first sale of 2019—Arizona. With the catalogue, which features 158 motor cars, a selection of automobilia, one motorcycle, and one trailer, RM Sotheby’s has announced final, headline entries for the auction, which are led by an incredibly rare and fascinating 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina, alongside the ultimate Ferrari road car of this century—a 2017 LaFerrari Aperta.

Ferrari Royalty set to Headline RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction

This remarkable Formula 1 racing car is particularly iconic to any motorsport enthusiast as it boasts an impressive pedigree.
The Brabham-Cosworth BT26A chassis #3 is the car in which Jacky Ickx contested no fewer than a dozen races during that 1969 season, nine of them fully-fledged frontline qualifying rounds of that year’s Formula 1 World Championship series. Of his nine topline races in chassis 3, the immensely capable young Belgian won the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park, finished 2nd in that year’s Mexican GP at Mexico City, 3rd in the French GP, 5th in the Dutch GP and 6th in the Spanish GP.

The Jacky Ickx Grand Prix-Winning 1969 Brabham-Cosworth BT226A to be Auctioned

The annual Autosport International Racing Car Show, in conjunction with the Performance & Tuning Car Show, was held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre between 11 – 13 January. The show filled five halls of the venue spread in a U-shape around the north concourse, with a further hall occupying the Live aaction Arena. The main show covered virtually every facet of the many genres of motor sport, whilst the Performance & Tuning Car Show in Hall 4 catered mainly for those for whom the standard product needs personalisation or modification to satisfy their needs.

NEC ... Autosport International + The Performance & Tuning Car Show

The exquisite 1952 Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spider, the sole surviving example, was the star of the auction. Expertly researched, documented and restored, it was a participant in the world’s two most prestigious concours d’elegance – Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este. Not surprisingly, bidding – in both the room and on the telephones – was brisk and the breathtaking sportscar sold for $2.755-million, setting a new world auction record for the model.

Coachbuilt Sportscars From Frua Command Strong Interest in Arizona

On a weekend that brought in crowds of aficionados, Ferraris dominated the top of the market days with several sales in the top ten coming from the marque, including the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta which sold for an astonishing $7,595,000, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France selling for $5,890,000, the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Spider Series II selling for a world-record $5,395,000, the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO selling for $2,507,500, the 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Cabriolet for $1,930,000, and the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso which sold for $1,902,500.

Gooding & Company Leads the Pack with Another Successful Auction in Scottsdale with $48.2 Million Sold

RM Sotheby’s kicked off its 2019 auction calendar this past week with the company’s 20th annual Arizona sale, 17-18 January at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The two-evening auction totaled $37 million in sales, with 85 percent of all lots finding new homes. The top sale of the week was a fresh-to-market, 2,900-mile 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, which drew enthusiastic bidding from several parties on Thursday night before selling for a final $3,360,000 (est. $3.2/3.6m).

RM Sotheby’s Sees Standout Prices and Strong Bidder Turnout at $37 Million Arizona Sale

Cavallino Classic 28 is on its way. After a private test day yesterday at the nearby Palm Beach International Raceway finally the visitors had the first chance to have a look at some Ferrari old and new at the track today. Although the track days are certainly not what they used to be back in the times of the Ferrari Challenge the driving part is getting less and less every year. For the first time the track did not see any racing action but purely some free track time for either GT cars on a free track or cruise groups behind a pace car.

Cavallino Classic 2019 ... The Track Day

Smaller but refined, this might be the motto for this year’s concours at the famous Breakers hotel. The main event of Cavallino Classic 28 was spoiled by rainy weather all day but the small but selected field of Ferrari Classic was still worth a visit. Smaller than in previous years especially the lower lawn featured less modern Ferrari as well as the 365 range was very thin but the upper lawn in front of the hotel was more than a compensation.

Cavallino Classic 2019 – Concours at the Breakers

Rained out... this year's Cavallino Classic in Florid ended like they began on Thursday during the private track day at the Palm Beach International Raceway, with torrential rain. Whereas the Concours on Saturday at the lawn at the Breakers suffered from various showers this day at the Presidents Country Club, the famous Mar-a-Lago, saw nothing but rain during most of the day. After the wet days before the lawn was flooded in parts when the cars arrived in the morning and after a first try to reach their destination on the field the surface appeared too wet ...

Rained out ... Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago 2019

Bonhams held its eighth sale at the magnificent Grand Palais. The marathon sale saw more than 140 cars crossing the rostrum over several hours and spirited bidding taking place beneath the cavernous glass domes of the Grand Palais. The top lot of the sale was the imposing and elegant 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A, formerly owned by His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, former King of Jordan. It sold for €1,581,250 to a European bidder in the room.

Concours-Ready Classics Lead Bonhams 8th Grand Palais Sale

The 1987 Ferrari F40 LM was the undoubted star lot of the sale and represented a very rare opportunity to acquire one of Maranello’s legendary sports racing cars of the modern era. The car offered is a unique piece of Ferrari history as it not only boasts a significant and successful competition history, but it also played an important development role as a pre-production prototype. As a result, pre-sale interest in the car was very strong and intense bidding in the room and over the phones saw the car achieve €4,842,500 to set a new world record for the model.

RM Sotheby’s Achieves Best Ever Result in Paris At €32.4m

Artcurial Motorcars once again dominated the annual week of collectors’ car sales in Paris with the auction Re?tromobile 2019 by Artcurial Motorcars. Taking place over three days from 8 – 10 February, the sale realised € 42,304,574 / $47,804,169 up 31 % on the previous year, with 10 new auction record prices.

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Artcurial Motorcars Dominates the Week of Paris Auctions With €42mio Retromobile Sale

“Porsche completely dominated endurance racing during the 1970s and 1980s with cars like the Carrera RS, 935, and 962,” states David Brynan. “Today, these are the most important and sought-after models from this golden era of motorsport, and we are thrilled to present three outstanding examples at our Amelia Island Auction, as they complement an already outstanding selection of Porsches from The Jan Koum Collection, The Dobbs Motorsport Collection, and The Brumos Collection.”

The Most Important and Iconic Models in Porsche History – Including a 935 and 962C – Will Headline at Amelia Island

Every year early in February the “City of Love” becomes the “City of Classic Cars”, when the annual Retromobile opens its doors for 5 days at the Parc d´Exposition at the Porte de Versailles. Early in the season the famous indoor trade show in Paris sets the signal for the market with no fewer than 3 major auction companies accompanying the show starting the busy sales calendar on this side of the Atlantic after the Scottsdale sales earlier in January.

Retromobile 2019 with a record number of 132.000 spectators

Creating an entirely new and modern take on the Ferrari sports prototype concept is both an ambitious and complex undertaking. But it was in this spirit, and with very specific input from the client, that the new Ferrari one-off, the P80/C, was conceived. The Ferrari Styling Centre, under the direction of Flavio Manzoni, and the engineering and aerodynamics team worked hand-in-glove with the client, sharing principles and visions in order to create a new “Hero Car” with an absolutely unique and authentic soul.

Ferrari P80/C – the most extreme one-off design ever

Creating an entirely new and modern take on the Ferrari sports prototype concept is both an ambitious and complex undertaking. But it was in this spirit, and with very specific input from the client, that the new Ferrari one-off, the P80/C, was conceived. The Ferrari Styling Centre, under the direction of Flavio Manzoni, and the engineering and aerodynamics team worked hand-in-glove with the client, sharing principles and visions in order to create a new “Hero Car” with an absolutely unique and authentic soul.

Super Sebring – Double Header!

Avec 450 exposants dont 135 clubs et 50 000 m2 d'exposition de véhicules autos, avions, bateaux, motos, utilitaires, AVIGNON MOTOR FESTIVAL est un festival entièrement dédié à la passion des locomotions, d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Fascinants, insolites ou merveilleux, plus de 2 600 véhicules d’époque déclinent un siècle de culture mécanique. Cette rencontre incontournable du calendrier des grands événements automobiles français ne cesse depuis sa création en 2003 de conquérir un public toujours plus large. AMF qui a enregistré 52 000 visiteurs en 2018 rentre aujourd’hui dans le club fermé des grands événements européens de ce secteur.

Avignon Motor Festival - plus de 2 600 véhicules d’époque

The 89th Geneva International Motor Show was held between the 07 and 17 March at its regular venue of the Palexpo exhibition centre, conveniently situated adjacent to Geneva international airport. The show provided plenty of new offerings, not only from major manufacturers, but also niche market constructors and “personalisation” specialists, for visitors to enjoy through the course of the show. In all there were around seventy world and twenty European premieres ranging from the miniscule Citroen Ami One concept car to the gargantuan Hispano Suiza Carmen, both of which featured electric propulsion, as did a number of the other new offerings.

Geneva Motor Show ... Seventy world and twenty European premieres

RM Sotheby’s, is delighted to return to the shores of Lake Como, Italy, for its highly anticipated biennial Villa Erba sale, 25 May, during the revered Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend. As ever, this prestigious showcase sale will feature the very best investment-quality cars available to the market. With an historic and highly original 1931 Aston Martin 1.5-litre International ‘LM5’ already setting the tone for early entries, RM Sotheby’s is now delighted to announce four stunning and highly collectable Zagato-bodied cars, particularly fitting in the legendary Italian company’s 100th anniversary year.

RM Sotheby’s Announces Rare Zagato-Designed Cars as Early Highlights for Villa Erba Sale

274  Fabiani Castellani Fiat 8V Zagato s/n 106.000.076 1955 I

The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena unveils a new exhibition, “Timeless Masterpieces”, with some of the most elegant cars in the history of the marque on display. When selecting the models, the curators of this collection focused on gran turismo and sports models, both for their iconic value and for the important role they played in the stylistic revolution of the Ferrari brand, giving shape to the aesthetic vision of their respective eras and leaving their mark on the automotive industry and beyond.

At Museo Enzo Ferrari, the “Timeless Masterpieces” exhibition creates a dialogue between Ferrari cars and other icons of style

The 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier and 1957 Ferrari 335 S were crowned this year’s Best in Show on March 10, 2019 at the 24th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The event once again brought together the best of the automotive world, including 2019 honoree, “Mr. Le Mans” Jacky Ickx. The legendary Ickx is a six-time Le Mans winner, 1979 Can-Am Champion, a Formula 1 victor and a Daytona, Sebring and Paris-Dakar winner.
The Best in Show Concours d’Elegance Trophy was given to a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier owned by The Keller Collection at the Pyramids.

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier and 1957 Ferrari 335 S Named Best in Show at the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Goodwood certainly is one of the best known location for classic cars event over the last 25 years with the international acclaimed Revival and the Festival of Speed. Few people know that the original race track in Chichester did not only host the RAC Tourist Trophy in the 1960s that is celebrated ever year during the Revival with the race for the GT cars of the era, but also hosted no less than 71 weekend race meeting for the members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

Goodwood 77th Members Meeting

At Messe Essen during the renowned Techno Classica Essen fair, RM Sotheby’s wrapped up the company’s first-ever German auction, reaching total sales of €18.7 million with 86 percent of all 229 lots on offer finding new homes. The two-day sale represents one of the most successful and significant collector car auctions ever held in Germany in terms of both total value and number of cars sold. The auction took place in a packed room on both days and drew bidders from 46 countries, with more than 40 percent of participants being first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.

RM Sotheby’s Achieves €18.7+ Million at Techno Classica Auction

The Techno Classica is Europeans largest Classic Car Trade Show and behind the Retromobile in Paris probably the most traditional. For 30 years now the TC attracts visitors from all over the world to Essen in April and the 31st edition was visited again by more than 190 thousand classic car enthusiasts. In Essen it is all about the numbers, bigger is better and for many years the limit seemed to be the trade centre in Essen that is much more dated than the new one of the competitor in Stuttgart.

Techno Classica is Europeans largest Classic Car Trade Show

When people talk about Ferrari and racing certainly most of them are thinking of Ferrari being the only team to compete in Formula 1 since the beginning in 1950. But back in the days the sports and GT cars of Ferrari were on top of the game and even more than in F1 the marque from Maranello dominated the international racing scene outside the open wheel racing. Today the GT cars from the 1960 like the 250 GT SWB or the GTO are icons and on top of the shopping list of the wealthy collectors.

Ferrari Challenge and GT Days 2019

It is that time of the year when the former Tour de France de Automobiles is held in France. Just a few days after the disastrous fire in Notre Dame almost 240 cars made their way to another landmark of the French capitol, the Grand Palais for the 28th edition of the French classic car rally. The majestic building with its steel and glass structured dome once again was the perfect ambience for the cars to be lined up.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Scrutineering in the Grand Palais

The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo cavalcade left the lights of the capital in the early hours of the morning on its way to the Vaux-le-Vicomte château for the official start of the 28th staging of the rally. On the first day’s programme was a 400-km leg with a special stage in the morning followed by a trip to the Dijon-Prenois circuit in the afternoon after which the cars went to the Dijon parc-fermé installed in front of the town’s Palais de Sports.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Day 1 ... Paris - Dijon

The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo cavalcade left the lights of the capital in the early hours of the morning on its way to the Vaux-le-Vicomte château for the official start of the 28th staging of the rally. On the first day’s programme was a 400-km leg with a special stage in the morning followed by a trip to the Dijon-Prenois circuit in the afternoon after which the cars went to the Dijon parc-fermé installed in front of the town’s Palais de Sports.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Day 2 ... Dijon - Lyon

The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo cavalcade left the lights of the capital in the early hours of the morning on its way to the Vaux-le-Vicomte château for the official start of the 28th staging of the rally. On the first day’s programme was a 400-km leg with a special stage in the morning followed by a trip to the Dijon-Prenois circuit in the afternoon after which the cars went to the Dijon parc-fermé installed in front of the town’s Palais de Sports.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Day 3 ... Lyon - Vichy

The 20th edition of the Bonhams Aston Martin Sale, the leading European auction dedicated to the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques, will be staged for the first time at the renowned Wormsley Estate in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, on Sunday 19th May, home of a world-famous cricket ground, in conjunction with the Aston Martin Owners Club concours. Nearly seventy years of British automotive history will be offered, from a 1952 Lagonda to a 2019 Vanquish Zagato shooting brake, with every decade of production represented. This includes the top lot, a 1963 DB4 series V convertible, one of only 70 ever made.

Bonhams Steps up to the Crease for 20th Aston Martin Sale

Nick Mason once differed between car rallies one is gaining weight and those one is losing. The first ones are tours leading from one Michelin Star Restaurant to the other over picturesque roads with countless coffee stops. The later ones are more like the Tour Auto: about 14 hours of driving with a short buffet lunch stop, visit to the race track and driving special stages on unknown country roads preferable in the mountain. A quick dinner at the parc fermé at the destination of the day with short nights in hotel chains.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Day 4 ... Vichy - Tours

After the final battle on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit and two special stages the 28th Tour Auto Optic 2000 finished in Normandy. Raphaël Favaro and Yves Badan (Lotus Elan) win the Tour Auto Optic 2000 for the second consecutive year. Eric Hamoniau and Edouard Lotthe (Ferrari 250 GT Lusso) are first in Regularity. In Deauville the competitors were eagerly awaited all evening to mark the end of a journey in which they covered 2280 km including almost 105 km on closed roads. This year the rally was only the Tour in name as it executed a loop round France.

Tour Auto 2019 ... Day 5 ... Tours - Deauville

This past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, RM Sotheby’s presented the company’s 34th private collection at auction—the esteemed Guyton Collection, entirely without reserve, achieving $11,680,537 in total sales. Comprising the remarkable automobiles and collectibles of the late Mr. Fred Guyton, the two-day sale was held at the collection site, drawing strong bidding activity from more than 27 countries around the world, with more than 40 percent of bidders representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.

RM Sotheby’s Offering of The Guyton Collection Exceeds Expectations at $11.7 Million

Leading the expanded Zagato-bodied offering, a 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta will go under the hammer at Villa Erba, one of just 20 such cars by Zagato and the first in Berlinetta configuration. Likely used by Maserati for testing in 1955, the A6G/2000 raced in numerous prestigious Italian events in period. Chassis no. 2102 was driven in practice by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson for the 1956 Mille Miglia, subsequently entering the race piloted by Italian driver Arnaldo Bellini with journalist Nicolo Carosio as co-driver. Now offered from 20 years of single-ownership, the Maserati is estimated to bring €3.000.000 - €3.500.000 later this month.

RM Sotheby’s Adds More Zagato Greats to its Villa Erba Auction

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, is pleased to announce a stunning competition 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta to be offered at the company’s highly anticipated Pebble Beach Auctions on August 16 and 17, 2019. Accompanying this particularly noteworthy and memorable Ferrari is a duo of celebrated cars from the esteemed marque that are sure to garner attention from worldwide Ferraristas.

Gooding & Company Revs Up for Its 16th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions with an Incredible Assortment of Ferraris

An ultra-rare 1952 Gordini Type 15S Barquette (Sport Barchetta), will be casting its spell upon the fairytale chateau of Chantilly as one of the top lots (estimate €700,000 - €1,000,000) in the Bonhams Chantilly Sale on 30 June 2019. The Gordini 15S, (chassis number 18), is one of just two four-cylinder engine barchettas in the world built by the sports car manufacturer – and the only one available for the discerning collector to purchase, with the other, chassis number 20, belonging to the renowned Schlumpf Collection in France’s national motor museum in Mulhouse.

One of only two existing Gordini four-cylinder Barchettas in the world to be offered at Bonhams’ Chantilly Sale

Bonhams roars into its spiritual home of Goodwood for its Festival of Speed Sale on 7 July, as ever offering an incredible range of racing machines encompassing the full breadth of motoring competition history. From the glory days of Italian racing, the 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ‘Long Chassis’ Tourer is leading the grid, one of the last examples of the very first Alfa Romeo eight-cylinder models. For estimate, refer to department.

One Alfa Romeo 8C offered at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

This year possibly the most prominent racing car in Porsche motor racing history is celebrating its 50th birthday: the Porsche 917. The Porsche Museum is honouring the 50th anniversary of the racing sport icon from 14 May to 15 September 2019 as part of a comprehensive special exhibition entitled “50 Years of the Porsche 917 – Colours of Speed”. A total of 14 exhibits – including ten 917 models alone with a total of 7,490 PS – will be on show.

New special exhibition “50 Years of the Porsche 917 – Colours of Speed”

The annual Auto Italia magazine Italian Car Day was held at its regular venue of the Brooklands Museum complex in Weybridge, Surrey, on Saturday 04 May. The gathering attracted a massive turnout of Italian machinery of both the two and four wheel variety, ranging from cute little Fiat 500s to a wide variety of supercars, with virtually something for everybody in between. The bright and sunny early start to the day, albeit with a chilly breeze, was no doubt a determining factor in the impressive array of vehicles on display, and also to the large number of visitors to the event, with all the car parks being full to capacity before lunch.

Italian Car Day at Brooklands

During a test drive the ex-Eddie Irvine Ferrari 288 GTO s/n 53307 was stolen ... who will let a "potential prospect" test drive a Classic Ferrari ?

Was this smart ?

What do you think ?

The Duesseldorf Police is looking for this suspect ... the 288 GTO was discovered in a single car storage rented by a person dealing cars, the starage was NOT manipulated.

A Puzzle to solve.

The ex-Eddie Irvine Ferrari 288 GTO s/n 53307 stolen

Bonhams roars into its spiritual home of Goodwood for its Festival of Speed Sale on 7 July, as ever offering an incredible range of racing machines encompassing the full breadth of motoring competition history. From the glory days of Italian racing, the 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ‘Long Chassis’ Tourer is leading the grid, one of the last examples of the very first Alfa Romeo eight-cylinder models. For estimate, refer to department.

DB5 Sports saloon achieved an impressive £860,600 at Bonhams Aston Martin sale

A week after the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe meeting at Brands Hatch the teams were at the Silverstone circuit, where there was a strong 48 car entry for the Blancpain Endurance Cup race on Sunday 12 May. They comprised of a number of the cars that had appeared at Brands Hatch, plus numerous others that were only participating in the Endurance Cup series. The support programme comprised of rounds of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series, together with rounds of the Formula Renault Eurocup single seater series, whilst there were also “hot laps” and a supercar display in the paddock.

Blancpain GT Endurance Cup Silverstone ... Win for Ferrari 488 GT3, Miguel Molina, Mikhail Aleshin, Davide Rigon

The Blancpain GT series visited the UK at the beginning of May with back to back race meetings over the first two weekends, the first being the World Challenge Europe (ex-Sprint series) at Brands Hatch on 05 May, followed by the Endurance Cup at Silverstone the following weekend. The races at Brands Hatch attracted a 26 car grid and were held on the long “Grand Prix” circuit. There was a strong support programme headed by the GT4 European Series, with a pair of 60mins races, each preceding the Sunday’s World Challenge Europe races

Mercedes-AMG GT3 wins Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe in Brands Hatch

Niki Lauda (22.02.1949 – 20.05.2019)
The world of motorsport has lost one of its most revered characters with the passing of Niki Lauda. Although he came from a wealthy background, his family were totally against him becoming a racing driver, so he had to do it without any financial help from them, and took out personal loans to get on the ladder to F1. His big break came in 1973 when he was driving for BRM, a team then on a downward spiral, as his then team mate Clay Regazzoni was leaving to drive for Ferrari in 1974. Apparently Enzo Ferrari asked Regazzoni what he thought of Lauda’s driving abilities, and he was complimentary, thus he also signed to drive for Ferrari in the 1974 season, finishing 2nd in his first race for the team, and scoring his first Grand Prix win in Spain. Although he achieved six consecutive pole positions that year there was only one more win in the Dutch Grand Prix, mainly due to reliability problems.

Niki Lauda died age 70

Artcurial Motorcars will hold their new summer sale, Automobiles en scène, in the historic Théâtre du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, in the heart of Paris. The first sale will take place on Monday 17 June 2019, following two days of viewing on ‘La plus belle avenue du monde’.  This inaugural sale will offer a line-up of some 80 collectors cars, and appearing on stage will be one of the all-time great Maranello models, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB from the renowned collection of Jean-Pierre Slavic, as well as an exceptional private collection of nine Porsche.

Artcurial Motorcars' New Summer Sale ... Automobiles en Scène

Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti of the Team Alfa Romeo won the 1000 Miglia 2019. The duo in a 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 SS - owned by the Alfa Romeo Museum of Arese - won the 37th historical re-enactment, with 74752 points. Moceri, a doctor from Palermo, and Bonetti, a journalist from Brescia, beat the Villa Trasqua team, composed by two Brescians, Andrea Vesco and Andrea Guerini who, in a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato, gained 73611 points.

The Winners of the 1000 Miglia 2019 … The Alfa Romeo Team Duo Moceri – Bonetti

Perfect harmony between the public and the Jury of experts enabled the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to gain a one-two victory at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019. The stylishly captivating and technically sophisticated two-door coupé from the year 1937 was crowned overall winner of the world’s most traditional heritage beauty contest for historic vehicles, just one day after its success in the Public Referendum. The event held under the motto “The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles” therefore became a solo for the rare gem from Milan

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ... Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B named “Best of Show” and wins Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este

Pre-sale, it was two incredible sports racing machines from the 1950s which had garnered significant attention, and on the night it was the same two cars which stole the show. The top seller was the original, matching-numbers 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider, chassis no. 0448 MD, the 12th of just 13 Pinin Farina Spiders built. The car boasts extensive period racing history and is an exceptionally eligible car for historic racing and concours events. Fully restored and Ferrari Classiche certified, the car was deservedly bought for €3,717,500.

1950s Sports Racing Legends Top Results as RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba Sale Grosses €19.8 Million

The London Motor & Tech Show presented by in association with Drivetribe was held at the Excel Exhibition Centre between 16-19 May. The show occupied three halls of the exhibition centre, two being the province of static displays, whilst the third featured live action which encompassed electric go-karts, a wall of death, Caterham Drift Taxis and renowned stunt driver Paul Swift performing some amazing feats. If you wanted to take the wheel yourself, there was also the opportunity for test drives in a variety of vehicles, or if you wanted to drive remotely then there was the Theo Racing Bugs remote control race track

London Motor & Tech Show ... occuping three halls of the exhibition centre

Ferrari introduces a new chapter in its history with the introduction of its first series production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), the SF90 Stradale, images, videos and information on which can be seen on the dedicated web site: The new model is extreme on every level and represents a true paradigm shift, because it delivers unprecedented performance for a production car. Figures such as 1,000 cv, and a weight-to-power ratio of 1.57 kg/cv, and 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h not only put the SF90 Stradale at the top of its segment, but also mean that a V8 is the top-of-the-range model for the first time in the marque’s history.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale – isn't this the name of the unsuccessful 2019 F1 car ... no it's the name of the new Supercar

In the classic car calendar the May usually is packed with numerous events ranging from international rallies and concours to more local events. With the late edition of this year’s Tour Auto there was literally an event every weekend and sometimes one had to choose. After chasing cars through France and Italy and watching the line-up of masterpieces at the Lago di Como the month ended in Austria with the Gaisbergrennen. Although not having the same international reputation as the Mille Miglia or the Villa d´Este Concours the race up the hill at Salzburg can look back at a long tradition.

Gaisbergrennen 2019 ... 90 years after the first and 50 years after the last real race up the hill

110 years ago Ettore Bugatti founded the famous sports and touring car company under his own name after working as constructor at companies like de Dietrich and Deutz Motorenwerke. Within just a few years the name Bugatti was very well known on the race tracks as no other company before the war was winning as many races all over the world. Over the years Bugatti did not only construct the famous GP racers but also a vary of touring cars but apart from the famous Royale all of them were intended as drivers rather than chauffeurs cars.

International Bugatti Meeting Ireland  2019

The fourth Concours d’Élégance Suisse(CES) award ceremony – held on Sunday June 23rdin Coppet, near Geneva – saw an international multi-disciplinary Jury award 42 prizes including its highest distinction, the Best of Show prize. The latter went to the 1953 Ferrari 250 GT Europa de 1953, chassis No. 0295EU with coachwork by Vignale, which also won the Jury The President’s Choice Award (Prize of Exception)

1953 Ferrari 250 GT Europa by Vignale wins the Best of Show

For four days, this prestigious event brought together the most beautiful cars in the world, offering an amazing journey through time to automobile enthusiasts. On Thursday, June 27th the first of the 47 cars arrived at 2 PM on the Terrasses du Soleil in Monte-Carlo. A remarkable location enjoyed by a swelling crowd of spectators. The next day, Friday, offered a pleasant ride into the countryside on the winding roads of the Côte d’Azur. Mid way, attendees enjoyed a picnic at the Domaine du Mont Leuz. Early in the afternoon the drivers made their way back to the Principality for the meeting with the jury, giving them an opportunity to share details about their cars.

A Stylish Élégance et Automobile at Monte-Carlo

“Pininfarina is recognized as one of the world’s premiere coachbuilders,” says President and Founder of Gooding & Company, David Gooding. “Their designs have been hailed as groundbreaking, incredibly influential, and always stunningly beautiful. We are proud to be offering some of Pininfarina’s most famous work when the celebrated firm from Torino was at the pinnacle of its power.”

Four "Pinin Farina" Masterpieces Offered at Gooding & Company’s 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions

Bonhams will be returning to Geneva on Sunday 29 September, for a very special sale, featuring a private collection of 25 supercars, hypercars and luxury motor cars – all to be offered without reserve – to be presented at the prestigious Bonmont Golf & Country Club. The sale will take place in a 12th century abbey, which is next to the Clubhouse, a former chateau overlooking Lake Geneva.

Bonhams Returns to Switzerland With No Reserve Supercar Sale

An ultra-rare 1952 Gordini Type 15S Barquette (Sport Barchetta), proved to be the Chatelaine of Chantilly and the top lot in today's Bonhams sale taking place at the prestigious Arts et Elegance concours, in the grounds of the famous Château. Following extensive national interest prior to the sale and a bidding battle, the Gordini 15S sold for an impressive total of €708,000 to a European buyer in the room, who earned applause from the chic visitors attending the motoring garden party.

Historic Racer is Top Lot at Bonhams Sale ... Gordini is Chatelaine of Chantilly

Since the London motor show closed its doors some years ago the interest of the international brands turned towards Goodwood and not only do they built huge temporary show rooms at the infield but also choose Goodwood for the unveiling of new offerings, so not few cars celebrated their global debut at the FoS as the re-introduction of the De Tomaso brand on one end but also the unveiling of the new Porsche 911 RSR right on the starting line.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 ... A legend was celebrated with the most successful F1 driver to the present day ... Michael Schumacher

Leading the group is a 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider, chassis no. 4131GT, the second to last of all examples built and the only remaining unrestored SWB Cal Spider. Undoubtedly the most original, well-preserved example in the world, the Cal Spider is presented in its original colors and with its original interior. Delivered new to Switzerland, in 1971 the car passed to Canadian George Carrick, who used the car as the inspiration for his book The Spyder California, one of the first Ferrari books ever published on a particular model, which would go on to become the go-to resource for the car. Having had just four owners in the last 50 years, the SWB California Spider is offered in Monterey from more than 25 years of single ownership, in fully numbers-matching, Ferrari Classiche Certified condition (Est. $10,500,000 - $13,000,000).

Ferraris for Road and Track in Full Force at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale

H.R. Owen’s new flagship London Ferrari Atelier Showroom in Berkeley Square, in the heart of Mayfair, had its official opening ceremony during the evening of Thursday 11 July. As a prelude, over the three days leading up to the opening ceremony they had a four car display in the gardens of Berkeley Square opposite the showroom. This comprised of a 750 Monza, a 250 GT SWB California Spider, a 250 GTO and the current limited edition Monza SP1, which was housed in a glass sided box, which was illuminated at intervals to reveal the car. On the opening evening there were five further Ferraris displayed on red carpets outside and across the street on the square side opposite the showroom, including a LaFerrari and a 488 GTE EVO from the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

H.R. Owen – New Flagship London Ferrari Showroom

“In the world of vintage Ferraris, most would agree that the 250 GT California Spider is in a class of its own,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “It is the quintessential open Ferrari, and this example exhibits highly desirable features including covered headlights, Classiche certification, numerous awards, and a unique and stunning color scheme.”

Show-Stopping Ferrari is Announced for Gooding & Company’s 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions

When people unfamiliar with the Classic Days get an introduction in what to expect not seldom the name Goodwood is involved in the explanations, not only because of the chequered flags around the trees in the tree-lined road reminding on the start at the driveway of the Earl of March, but the whole concept is certainly inspired by the famous events in the south-west of the motherland of traditional car events. The Classic Days combine in a smaller scale the Goodwood FoS and parts of the ambience of the Revival, but they are not a simple copy but defined their own style over the years.

Classic Days Schloss Dyck ... one of the German event that can claim an international reputation

Since the racetrack of Laguna Seca changed hands recently the new owners from Weathertech are trying to bring back more action to the track and so beside the annual main event of the Superbikes finally the Indycars will be back in September and the required safety measures brought some new fencing around the track restricting the work of the photographers a little bit giving the challenge to find some new angles. For the spectators it did not change to much but the numbers of visitors remained limited this year as the pre-reunion now has an entrance fee of 40 Dollars, not long ago the pre-reunion was even free.

Rolex Monterey Pre-Reunion 2019 ... Audi R8 LMP and Ferrari 550 GTS are additions to the grid

Car week is here! After the prelude on the weekend finally the Monterey Car Week was kicked off today with the annual Concours on the Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. In contrast to all the expensive events in the next days with entry fees of several hundred dollars the Concours in Carmel is the counterpart as it is completely free to the public. Two days before the cars of Pebble Beach will be parked here during their tour the main street of Carmel became the first venue of the car shows during car week. Round about 8:30 the first cars entered the blocks in centre Carmel to be on display on a beautiful sunny day.

Concours on the Avenue ... a lovely OSCA Vignale Berlinetta received the Best of Show award

Now the car week is in full swing. After the Concours on the Avenue yesterday in Carmel the auction company opened their doors today to show their offering of the days to come.
First we went into 17-miles drive to visit the official auction house of the concours, Gooding & Company. With a new tent the bidders and guest were greeted with a spacious entrance and one of the highlights of the sale, the Ferrari 312T. After Niki Lauda passing away a few weeks ago this is the opportunity to get one of his famous Ferrari racers. Not less impressive is the beasty Isotta Fraschini that is right behind him, one can only imagine how it might feel to use this car in today’s traffic, even the normal road legal speed might become exciting on the open country road.

Monterey Car Week 2019 ... Auction Previews & McCall's Motorworks Revival

The Monterey Car Week now is in full swing and the great final at the Golf Course in Pebble Beach seems to come nearer. Today finally was the first day many of the entered cars of Sundays Concours could be seen outside the trailer park as the annual Tour D´Elegance from the Pebble Beach grounds down Highway 1 to Big Sur and back through Carmel was on the program. Since a few day the weather is unusual friendly in the morning hours and today again the typical fog of the coast line did not show up when the fist cars were lined up well before 7am in front of the Gooding & Company tent.

Pebble Beach Tour d´Elegance 2019

The Monterey Car Week is heading towards the weekend and daily there are more events to visit. Beside the well-known ones there are more and more new ones coming up and it seems that everybody wants a piece of the cake. What started many years ago with a single Concours on Sunday is now a full week with countless Auctions, Shows and Parties and nobody can make them all, so one has to decide on the focus well in advance as tickets and credentials are limited. We again decided to make the Friday the Quail Motorsport Gathering day, the garden party of Sir Michael Kadoorie in the Quail Lodge.

The Quail – A Motorsport Gathering ... The best of Show was awarded to the Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria

The action-packed weekend began on Friday evening with numerous notable sales. The 1975 Ferrari 312T achieved $6,000,000, the 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM sold for a world-record price of $2,645,000, the 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline generated $2,040,000, and the 1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer realized $857,500. These cars and many others were brand new to the market and were skillfully delivered to their new homes. Without a doubt the star of Friday’s auction was the highly publicized 1975 Ferrari 312T, once driven by the legendary Niki Lauda. The first 312T ever to be sold at auction was greeted with a standing ovation from a packed auction tent. When the bidding finished at $6,000,000, the camera flashes from a boisterous audience were reminiscent of the 312T’s Grand Prix podium win.

Gooding & Company Achieves the Weekend’s Highest Sales Rate, Amasses Over $76 Million at its 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions

It is done! The Monterey Car Week finally came to an end on Sunday afternoon when the BoS winning Bentley 8 Litre crossed the ramp in the fireworks in front of the Pebble Beach Lodge.
After ten days of classic car overdose starting with the pre-historics at the nearby Laguna Seca Race Way we made it on the field at the famous golf course at about 5:30 am for the annual dawn patrol, chasing the desired dawn patrol hats, the first light of the day and the first cars coming into the field. Looking around that early one can only be surprised how many people are around that time of the day, hours before the public is even coming in one could see more petrol heads than at other events throughout the day.

Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance 2019 ... BoS winning Bentley 8 Litre crossed the ramp in the fireworks

Despite shifting market conditions observed throughout the Monterey Peninsula this year, RM Sotheby’s saw several stand-out prices achieved for exceptional collector cars over the course of the three-day Monterey sale, including new world records set each night. RM Sotheby’s top lot of the auction, and the most valuable car sold during 2019 Monterey Car Week, was the highly anticipated 1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification”, the world’s most revered modern supercar, which sold for a final $19,805,000, setting a new auction record for the marque on Friday evening.

Record-Breaking $19.8 Million Mclaren F1 ‘LM-Spec’ Headlines RM Sotheby’s $107 Million Monterey Auction

Bonhams’ 22nd annual collector car auction last week during Monterey Car Week, held in conjunction with the prestigious Quail Motorsport Gathering, was a two-day sale that offered 217 cars and achieved a highly respectable sell-through rate of 76% resulting in over $32-million total.  The highlight of this globally attended sale was the extraordinary 1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Coupe Speciale that had been in single family ownership for the last 50 years. After enthusiastic bidding, the charismatic Italian competition GT was bought by a sophisticated European collector for $3,635,000.

Top Tier Sports Cars Sell Strongly at Bonhams’ Expanded Two-Day Carmel Auction

After a long season the September normally provides the last weekends with more or less predictable late summer weather conditions and so this is one of the busiest months in the classic car calendar. Traditionally at the beginning of the month the concours in greater London are on the program with the Salon Privé in Blenheim Palace and the Concours of Elegance held in the royal castles. After a very successful first edition at Windsor castle celebrating the queens crown jubilee the event became an annual event with further editions held in St. James Palace in Central London, in Hampton Court and even in Edinburgh.

Concours of Elegance Hampton Court 2019

It is done! The Monterey Car Week finally came to an end on Sunday afternoon when the BoS winning Bentley 8 Litre crossed the ramp in the fireworks in front of the Pebble Beach Lodge.
After ten days of classic car overdose starting with the pre-historics at the nearby Laguna Seca Race Way we made it on the field at the famous golf course at about 5:30 am for the annual dawn patrol, chasing the desired dawn patrol hats, the first light of the day and the first cars coming into the field. Looking around that early one can only be surprised how many people are around that time of the day, hours before the public is even coming in one could see more petrol heads than at other events throughout the day.

Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance 2019 ... BoS winning Bentley 8 Litre crossed the ramp in the fireworks

Reaffirming its place as the UK’s most exclusive Concours d’Elégance, the 2019 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars and motorcycles battle it out against the breath-taking backdrop of Blenheim Palace.

Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance Prize Winners Announced

An ultra-rare and exceptional 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante was the top lot in this weekend’s Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, selling for a top estimate £1,499,000, in the sale which totalled £11,000,000. This beautiful and incredibly original example from the prestigious marque’s ‘golden era’ was one of only a very few surviving Atalante fixed-head coupés. The Bugatti was the jewel in the crown of a stunning collection of the late Barry Burnett, acquired as a straight swap for a Delage from another collector in the 1980s.

Burnett’s Bugatti is the Belle of Bonhams at Goodwood Revival Sale

The splendid Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace once again hosted the Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Sohne, over the weekend of 06 – 08 September. It featured a broad ranging display of some 75 cars in the concours for attendees’ delectation, together with a large number of club and trade displays to add to the mix, totalling some 1000 cars of all ages. Late summer sunshine over the three days, made it all the more enjoyable for participants and visitors alike.

The splendid Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace once again hosted the Concours of Elegance

The third running of Festival Italia, in association with Auto Italia magazine, was held at Brands Hatch on Sunday 19 August 2019, on what started out as a rather cool and wet day. However, the forecast was that the rain would cease by midday, and for once the forecast was correct, as virtually on the chimes it ceased and a hazy sun appeared, leading into a pleasant sunny and warm afternoon.

Festival Italia was held at Brands Hatch on Sunday 19 August 2019

When people think of Ferrari today they immediately think of Pinin Farina as well as for decades now the design studio in Torino is responsible for most of the creations leaving the factory in Maranello. But going back into the early years of Ferrari another famous Carrozzeria becomes to mind as one of the starting points of the myth of the Prancing Horse, both in the design of exciting sports car as well as the successful race car manufacturer under the banner of the Scuderia Ferrari: Touring of Milano.

A Celebration Tour for Touring Bodied Ferraris 2019

The weekend of 31 August/01 September saw the Silverstone circuit host a double header for fans of endurance racing, with the ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone on the Saturday, and Round 1 of the 2019-2020 FIA WEC series featuring another 4 hour race on the Sunday. The two main races of the weekend were supported by rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GT series.

ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone ... the #28 Idec Sport entered Oreca to take the team’s first ELMS victory

The entry for the FIA WEC 4 Hours of Silverstone comprised of 31 cars, 6 in the LMP1 class, 8 in the LMP2 class, 6 in the LMGTE Pro class and 11 in the LMGTE Am class. For the LMP1 qualifying session it was really only a question of would it be the #7 or the #8 Toyota on pole position? The answer was the #7 car which was qualified by Kobayashi/Conway, from the #8 car piloted by Buemi/Nakajima 0.3sec in arrears, with the #3 Rebellion qualified by Senna/Menezes in 3rd place, surprisingly only 0.545sec off the pole position time.

FIA WEC 4 Hours of Silverstone ... #7 Toyota on pole position

RM Sotheby’s has enjoyed a fantastic, first-ever auction in Portugal where the company offered the incredible, single-owner Sáragga Collection, entirely without reserve on 21 September. A packed venue saw the sale gross €10,191,425, featuring 127 cars representing all budgets and eras of the collector car market. The Sáragga Collection was offered from a location on the owner’s estate, and hundreds of buyers filled the room to secure cars from this unique sale near the stunning beach resort region of Comporta.

RM Sotheby’s Sáragga Collection Enjoys Huge Success as Stunning 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tour Tops €10 Million Sale

The historic race meeting of the year celebrated its 21st birthday by once again providing an outstanding action packed weekend of high octane entertainment, both on and off the track. Not only was the event its always spectacular self, but it was bathed in pleasant late summer sunshine, with ambient temperatures in the mid 20s, for the duration, making everything that much more enjoyable. Apart from the meeting’s 21st birthday, there were a number of celebrations over the course of the weekend, including the 60th anniversary of the Mini, with a massive array of the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis spread around the venue.

Goodwood Revival Meeting

Bonhams, the international auction house, will be offering a very special selection of supercars and prestigious collectors motor cars, representing 70 years of engineering, design and technological excellence, when it returns to Switzerland for The Bonmont Sale on Sunday 29 September at the prestigious Bonmont Golf & Country Club.More than 50 of the world’s finest cars, from 1930s sports tourers to 21st century hyper cars, produced by the greatest automotive marques, including Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, will be offered to discerning collectors in this landmark sale.

Seventy Years of Motoring Masterpieces in Bonhams Bonmont Sale

Bonhams, the leading international auction house, made a successful return to Switzerland today, Sunday 29 September, with The Bonmont Sale, raising more than CHF 23,400,000 for charity, from the sale of the much anticipated ‘Supercar Collection’ – 25 supercars, hypercars and luxury motor cars.
The star of this collection, an ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno, was sold for a remarkable CHF 8,280,000, a world record auction price for the marque.

Seventy Supercar Collection at the Bonmont Sale Raises More Than CHF 23.4 Million for Charity

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to release the complete catalogue for its 13th annual London sale, to take place on 24 October at a new location—the renowned Olympia event space in West Kensington. Final entries for the sale, which features 84 collector cars, 13 lots of automobilia, and 1 motorcycle, are led by a Ferrari Enzo alongside a host of other stunning cars made by the Italian marque.

Full Spectrum of Sports and Supercars Join RM Sotheby’s London Auction

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

Ferrari Opens Tailor Made Center in New York City

The annual Auto Clássico show was held at its regular venue of the Exponor exhibition centre, close to the airport to the north of Porto, over the weekend of 04-06 October. As with many classic car shows and events in 2019 there was a celebration of the centenary of Bentley, with a display that included a rare Turbo R Shooting Brake. Lower down the price scale there was also the 60th anniversary of the Mini, and the 50th anniversary of the Fiat 128 model was celebrated on the Fiat club stand.

Auto Clássico show at the Exponor exhibition centre ... with a celebration of the centenary of Bentley

The Museu do Caramulo, unsurprisingly given its name, is in the small mountain town of Caramulo in central Portugal, which came into being around 1920 when a Dr Jeronimo Lacerda established a tuberculosis sanatorium in the location. The town evolved as a support structure for those who worked there and for visitors to patients. Dr Lacerda had two sons, Abel and Joao, who were both born in the town. After their father died in 1945, and with the advent of new antibiotics that all but eradicated the disease during the fifties, the sanatorium was virtually redundant.

Museu do Caramulo ... this summer’s exhibition was entitled Super Carros

Artcurial Motorcars will present the 15th edition of the Automobiles sur les Champs. The annual collectors’ car sale held in Paris by Artcurial Motorcars returns to the Champs Elysées, ‘la plus belle avenue du monde’ on 27 October 2019. Highlights include a rare 1953 Fiat OttoVu Tipo 106 Sport Berlinetta, one of just 34 examples of the first series Rapi version built, and a 1924 Bugatti Type 23 Biplace Sport with a distinguished history.

Half of Lots at Artcurial's Automobiles sur les Champs Without Reserve

A highly-desirable 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy ‘long nose’ was the top lot, selling for a total of €2,875,000 (US$3,174,033),in today’s Bonhams Zoute Sale, at the 10th edition of the Zoute Grand Prix, leading a pack of FIVE Ferraris dominating the top ten lots of the sale which realised a total of more than €10,600,000 (US$11,700,000) – setting a record for the auction house at Zoute.

Forza Ferrari! ... 275 GTB is top lot at Bonhams Record-Setting Zoute Sale

RM Auctions, a division of RM Sotheby’s Group, achieved strong results for the auction house’s 13thannual Hershey sale, generating $15,569,594 with 97 percent of all lots sold. Held during the world-renowned Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet, the two-evening auction saw more than 200 historic automobiles, offered in large part from significant single-owner collections, alongside a wide array of memorabilia cross the auction stage.

Single-Owner Private Collections Bring Strong Prices at RM Auctions $15.6 Million Hershey Sale

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

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

It was only in September that the new electric sports car from Porsche celebrated its high-profile premiere on three continents simultaneously. Now, the company is already presenting the third version of the sports saloon with the Taycan 4S. The new model is available with two battery sizes and delivers with the Performance battery up to 390 kW (530 PS) or with the Performance battery Plus up to 420 kW (571 PS). Following the Taycan Turbo S and the Taycan Turbo, the Taycan 4S is therefore the new entry-level model in the series. A single-deck Performance battery with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh comes as standard.

Porsche extends electric sports car model range with the Taycan 4S

One of the most important automotive pioneers, a 1901 Panhard-Levassor Type A2 7hp Rear Entrance Tonneau known as ‘Le Papillon Bleu’, is to be offered at the forthcoming Bonhams London to Brighton Sale on 1 November, with a guaranteed entry to this year’s Veteran Car Run two days later.  Built by one of the earliest motor manufacturers, the French Panhard is considered as having introduced the concept of the ‘modern motor car’.

The ‘First Modern Motor Car’ at Bonhams ... is Feature Lot of London to Brighton Sale

When observing the classic car scene over the last few years there is a continuous shift towards static shows rather than driving events, be it because the value of the cars preventing their intended usage or a new sort of collector that also tries to protect their investment. Whereas years ago the entry into events like the Mille Miglia added to the provenance of blue chip cars more and more money is invested into showing cars on various lawn all over the world to get cars into public attention.

Las Vegas Concours d´Elegance 2019 ... 1931 Bugatti T51 Dubosand 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale awarded Best of Show

2020 promises to be an emotion-filled year, packed with spectacular events for clients attending the XX Programme and F1 Clienti functions. The official calendar is set to take in eight stages spread over seven counties, to which can be added a further date at the Finali Mondiali which, like the other Corse Clienti activities, will be exclusively unveiled at the Mugello weekend.The proceedings get underway on 6-8 March in the United States at Road Atlanta, as part of the Ferrari Racing Days.

Eight unmissable events for F1 Clienti and XX Programme 2020

RM Sotheby’s was proud to host the remarkable sale of a supremely original Lamborghini Miura at its annual London sale last night, with the never-restored supercar exceeding its pre-auction estimate to achieve a remarkable £1.24 million. Many of the cars offered at Olympia, in West Kensington, achieved strong prices with a Lancia Delta S4 Rally and Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series in particular securing worthy results.

Amazing Original Lamborghini Miura Proves Irresistable at RM Sotheby’s 13th Annual London Auction

The new version of the 488 GT3, which will compete in the main international GT championships in 2020, has just been unveiled at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello. The new Evo package is the result of Ferrari’s desire to further refine certain aspects of one of the most successful cars in the marque’s history. This has been achieved using innovative concepts derived from its track experience and feedback from the teams competing with the 488 GT3.

The Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020 ... The continuing evolution of a legend

The new 488 Challenge Evo has made its debut during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali underway at the Mugello Circuit. Three years after the presentation of the 488 Challenge during the Finali at Daytona, the Prancing Horse has developed a kit that increases the car’s overall performance and its consistency in race conditions, and also improves the handling for even better feedback and driving pleasure.

Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo

RM Sotheby’s annual London autumn auction moved from its regular Battersea Evolution venue in Battersea Park on the south bank of the River Thames, to the West Hall at the Olympia exhibition centre in the west part of town for the 2019 edition. The auction had a truly varied selection of offerings which also included automobilia and spare parts, whilst the vehicles ranged from a pair of Group C sports racing cars in the forms of a 1990 Porsche 962C and a 1989 Jaguar XJR-11, then on to a pair of 2000 Arrows A21 F1 cars, and a 1994 Ferrari 412 T1 F1 car.

RM Sotheby’s annual London autumn auction moved to the West Hall at the Olympia exhibition centre

The 36th edition of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Padova once again provide an eclectic array of both old and new machinery, together with a vast array of automobile related items for the delectation of the visitors, of which there were a total of over 130,000 during the course of the show. The record number of visitors proved the slogan for the 2019 edition “Cars Ignite Passion” to be well justified.

Auto e Moto d’Epoca in Padova attracted 130,000 visitors

Ferrari’s annual end of season extravaganza was held at their Mugello circuit nestled in the Tuscan hills over the weekend of 24-27 October. The gathering was blessed with beautiful warm weather over the weekend, with an ambient temperature of 24degC on both the Saturday and Sunday, although some early morning mist on the Sunday morning delayed the day’s activities for a short while until the sun burned it off. .

Ferrari Finali Mondiali the annual end of season extravaganza was held at their Mugello circuit

Despite heavy early morning rain and strong winds, which fortunately subsided by mid morning, with only the occasional light shower thereafter, the Regent Street Motor Show presented by title partner Illinois Route 66, attracted its normal mass of visitors during the course of the day. The show is part of the Royal Automobile Club’s London Motor Week, and is also the annual prelude to the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, featuring a concours for entrants wishing to participate, which forms the central display section.

Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show

The first Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation sports cars – part of the £6 million Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection – are now being delivered to excited owners around the world.
The first of the 19 new cars – which together with the forthcoming DBS GT Zagato comprise the celebratory DBZ Centenary Collection – are making their way to Aston Martin aficionados around the globe.

First Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation Owners Take Delivery of Their Sports Cars

The Ferrari Roma was revealed during a dedicated client event held in Italy’s iconic capital. The new mid-front-engined 2+ coupé features refined proportions and timeless design combined with unparalleled performance and handling. Not only is the Ferrari Roma an icon of Italian design, but it also represents the pinnacle of performance in this category, thanks to its turbo-charged V8 from the family of engines that has won the overall International Engine of the Year award four years running.

The new Ferrari Roma V8 2+ coupé unveiled at a dedicated event in Rome

RM Sotheby’s has announced early featured entries for the company’s sale at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019, held in partnership with Formula 1® on 30 November. Aligning perfectly with the auction’s setting, RM Sotheby’s has secured Michael Schumacher’s Championship-winning 2002 Ferrari F2002 to headline the sale, alongside a beautifully restored, low-mileage 1990 Ferrari F40 signed by 4-time Formula 1®  World Champion Sebastien Vettel.

RM Sotheby’s and Formula 1® Present Michael Schumacher’s Championship-Winning Ferrari F2002 in Abu Dhabi

The 2019 edition of the show was its 35th anniversary, and equally so the same anniversary for the title sponsor Lancaster Insurance’s classic car insurance scheme, who had a pair of adjacent stands displaying a range of classic cars. One of which featured the twenty finalists in their Pride of Ownership competition, won by a 1961 Morris Minor 1,000,000 (the limited edition lilac colour only variant made to celebrate a million examples produced) ...

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show occupied six halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre

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

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

An ultra-rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT 'Lightweight' – one of only nine examples completed to the special Lightweight specification by Aston Martin - first owned by renowned hill climb competitor Phil Scragg, is to be offered in next month’s Bonhams Bond Street Sale (Saturday 7 December) at NO RESERVE, with an estimate of £2,000,000 to 3,000,000.

‘Lost’ and Found … Ultra-Rare ‘Missing’ Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight Offered at No Reserve in Bonhams Bond Street Sale

The 9th edition of the Milano AutoClassica show was held at its regular venue of the Fiera Milano Rho exhibition centre between 22-24 November, which as last year occupied halls 18 and 22 of the complex, together with an array of private sale vehicles spread around the external apron between the two halls. Unfortunately for those in the outside area there was virtually persistent rain and cool temperatures over the whole weekend, meaning that most visitors stayed within the warmth and dry of the main halls.

AutoClassica ... Automotoclub Storica Italiano featured the centenary of Zagato

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

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

Collectors, enthusiasts and F1® fans alike filled what was perhaps the most exciting collector car auction room to date—the Formula 1® starting grid at Yas Marina Circuit. Much like a synchronized F1 pit crew, the RM Sotheby’s, Formula 1, and Yas Marina Circuit teams set up the auction in less than 1.5 hours following F1 qualifying laps that evening.

Abu Dhabi ... RM Sotheby’s Races to Success With $31.3 Million Auction ... Michael Schumacher’s Championship-Winning Ferrari F2002 Reaches $6.6 Million

This year saw Ferraris dominate the market, with over $75 million sold by Gooding & Company at an average price of $1,390,364. The auction house also experienced its highest ever viewership via its live HD webcast, with thousands of car enthusiasts from over 115 countries streaming Gooding & Company’s three exciting auction events.

As 2019 Comes to a Successful Close, Gooding & Company Looks Ahead to a Promising 2020 Slate of Auctions

Bonhams held their regular December sale at their Bond Street London headquarters building, during the afternoon of Saturday 07 December. The offerings comprised of 35 lots ranging in size from a miniscule 1959 FMR/Messerschmitt Tg500 bubble car to a leviathan 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine, fully some 6 metres in length. Whilst the vehicles ranged in age from a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged SS Spider to a 2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 70th Anniversary “The Scaglietti” edition in metallic blue.

Bonhams ... The Bond Street Auction

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

Museo Ferrari, Maranello – Hypercars

An ultra-rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight, first owned by renowned hill climb competitor Phil Scragg, was the top lot in Saturday’s Bonhams Bond Street Sale achieving £2,367,000, at the auction house’s final motor car sale of the year, held before a full house at its Mayfair saleroom.

Rare Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight Lights up Bonhams Bond Street Sale

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

Museo Nicolis, Villafranca di Verona

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the most sought-after and valuable twentieth-century European and American motorcars, has announced an outstanding lineup of prewar classics ahead of Gooding & Company’s annual Scottsdale Auctions in January 2020. These legendary automobile manufacturers provided the blueprint for the future luxury and sports cars we enjoy today.

An Elegant Lineup of Prewar Classics are Unveiled for Gooding & Company’s 2020 Scottsdale Auctions

Just five months before the launch of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2020, the field of the classic cars being presented on the shores of Lake Como is beginning to take shape. The Selecting Committee of the world’s most exclusive and traditional heritage beauty contest for Historic Cars and Motorcycles has accepted its first vehicle registrations and at the same time defined another category. Endurance racing cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s will also be lining up at the start of the contest for historically significant automobiles from 22 to 24 May 2020.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ... Selecting Committee defines an additional class ... Prelude Tour to go ahead again

512 M s/n 1028

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling many of the world’s most significant and valuable Ferraris, is proud to reveal six incredibly desirable Spiders from a distinguished private collection. This stunning assortment of vehicles from a world-renowned automobile company make for an exciting sale for Gooding & Company at their 13th annual Scottsdale Auctions on January 17 & 18, 2020.

A Collection of Ferraris Shines at Gooding & Company’s 2020 Scottsdale Auctions

RM Sotheby’s has announced additional featured entries for the auction house’s 21st annual Arizona sale, set for 16-17 January at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The latest list of cars is led by a fascinating 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Coupe, chassis no. 154143, which has remained in the same family’s care since 1969.

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Offered From 50 Years of Family Ownership set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

Further details about the Ferrari Roma have been revealed during an innovative social media communication campaign. Exemplifying the concept of the Nuova Dolce Vita, the car has been the protagonist of a dedicated shoot in iconic locations around Italy’s capital city where it has encountered public and critical claim alike.

Ferrari Roma ... La Nuova Dolce Vita takes shape

The ‘Ferrari at 24 Heures du Mans’ exhibition, which will celebrate seventy years of Prancing Horse victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be inaugurated on 15 January 2020 at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. The space will host various models that have contributed to some of the most memorable pages in the history of the French endurance race.

Le Mans success story on display at Ferrari Museum

RM Sotheby’s headline entries for the auction are led by an elegant 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, considered the quintessential open-top gentleman’s Ferrari. Ferrari’s road cars of the 1950s and 60s were some of the fastest and most desirable automobiles on the planet, all in an effort to support the company’s indomitable reputation on the track. Dripping with sophistication, the built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I benefitted from smooth and unobstructed lines defined by its covered headlamps, bumperettes, and graceful taillights artfully crafted into the rear wings.

Highly-Desirable Ferraris and Modern Peformance Cars to Headline RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

From pre-war Italy is a tremendous rarity – the legendary 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable. This potent and elegant convertible with one-off coachwork by Carrosserie Joseph Figoni is one of just seven bespoke road cars ever bodied on this model, of which only five survive. Better still, the 8C is regarded as one of the most important – and most desirable – collector cars ever built. Designed by engineering legend Vittorio Jano, the formidable 8C was driven to victory after victory by the likes of Tazio Nuvolari and Luigi Chinetti, among many others.

Italian Pre- and Post-War Marvels to Star in Scottsdale

The world’s most renowned Italian luxury sports car brand Ferrari launched a spectacular event in Shenzhen to host the China Premiere of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the first series production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) from Ferrari. Extreme on every level, the new model has captured the hearts of millions of Prancing Horse enthusiasts around China with its unprecedented performance for a production car.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale marks China debut in Shenzhen, delivering stunning performance beyond imagination