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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

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.

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 29th Cavallino Classic is on its way....Every January the first major concours of the year happens in Palm Beach at the famous Breakers Hotel attracting Ferraristi from all over the world to the (mostly) sunny and warm winter domicile in Florida. The event as we know it today consists not only of the main event on Saturday but an additional multi-marque concours at the Mar-a-Lago club as well as receptions and the track days.

Cavallino Classic is on its way .... the first major concours of the year happens in Palm Beach at the famous Breakers Hotel

Today was the big day of the 29th Cavallino Classic with the annual Concours at the Breakers. And what a Concours it was ... Once again one could see that every event is very much dependent on the weather and it became rarely clearer than comparing last years event with today. Last year the concours featured one of the most exciting race car displays on the upper lawn but the constant rain on Saturday and Sunday kept most of the visitors from the field and so one could see a lot of covered Ferrari standing alone in the rain.

Cavallino Classics ... Concours at the Breakers ... The Best of Show victory goes to ... Ferrari 735S of Tom Peck

The 29th edition of the annual Cavallino Classic came to an end with the Classic Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Country Club. After the two opening days on the nearby Palm Beach and the evening receptions the multi-marque concours followed the Ferrari concours at the Breakers on Saturday. Whereas the Breakers Concours is a properly IAC/PFA judged event the Sunday is more a relaxed get together with some awards then a real competition.

Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago ... Best of Show winning Cadillac V16 Series 37-90 Hartmann Cabriolet

Leading his collection is an exceptional example of the rare Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. This genuine 1931 supercharged model with stunning Jean Bugatti-designed factory coachwork was sold new to the future Baron Rothschild. The car has been in Edmonds’ collection for over 30 years since he acquired it at auction and set a world record for a Bugatti at 440,000, in 1985.

Collection of 12 Classic Cars From the Dean Edmonds Estate Consigned to Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, is honored to reveal the automobiles comprising the company’s first-ever London sale, “Passion of a Lifetime,” at Somerset House in central London on 1 April 2020. These stunning cars hail from one of the world’s most revered private collections and represent the culmination of decades of research, dedication, and a meticulous commitment to bring together the most coveted and valuable examples of European sports and racing automobiles of the 20th century.

Gooding & Company Proudly Presents “Passion of a Lifetime” – A Masterpiece Collection of Sixteen Substantial Automobiles

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its practice as a market leader by realizing $35,867,560 at the company’s 13th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. The famed auction house sold 123 of 138 lots for an impressive 89% sell-through rate, with an average of $291,606 per car sold. Additionally, eight cars sold over the $1 million mark.

Gooding & Company Launches into 2020 by Achieving Over $35 Million and Selling Most Valuable Car of the Week at its 13th Annual Scottsdale Auctions

Seven magnificent vintage and historic Bugattis lead Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques du Monde’ Sale at the Grand Palais, Paris, which opens the international auction house’s European calendar on 6 February. In pole position is one of the most important sports models of the marque’s golden era, a 1932 Bugatti Type 55, which started life as a works entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by two of the era’s most celebrated racing drivers, Louis Chiron and Count Guy Bouriat-Quintart.

Bugattis Hold Court at Bonhams Grand Palais Sale

The annual auction sale Retromobile by Artcurial Motorcars attracts collectors and enthusiasts from around the world with an unrivalled selection of rare automobiles. After the sensation caused by the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta which sold for nearly 17 M € / 19 M $ in the 2019 sale, the Artcurial Motorcars team will once again present an array of machines exceptional for their rarity, originality and provenance. The 2020 sale will take place on Friday 7 February at the Parc des Exposition, Parc de Versailles in Paris.

Artcurial Motorcars Brings Spectacular Line-up of Cars to Rétromobile

Top sales were highlighted by several modern supercars, including a 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, the 42nd of 100 built, finished in stunning Blue TriColore with exposed carbon weave trim throughout and showing less than 200 miles, which sold for a final $2,370,000. Additional well-sold supercars include a low-mileage, silver metallic over bright silver 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, one of 178 fixed roof coupes built to the original specifications, at a final $1,105,000, and a Riviera Blue 2017 Ford GT, which was offered without reserve and sold for $923,500.

RM Sotheby’s $30.4 Million Arizona Sale Kicks Off 2020 With Success Across All Categories

RM Sotheby’s seventh annual Paris sale, is set for 5 February and returning to its highly popular Place Vauban location. Hosted during the world-famous Rétromobile week, final entries for the sale are led by a spectacular and historic Jaguar D-Type, the seventh customer model produced. Also newly announced for the auction in the French capital are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of just nine made, an iconic Ferrari 365 GTS/4-A Daytona Spider with, remarkably, less than 28,000km from new.

Rare Exotics for Road & Track Head to RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction

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

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

“Great California Spiders are always sought-after, and often incite emotions of a sublime motoring experience,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “It is always exciting for me as an enthusiast to deliver a Ferrari from the 1950s; the most exciting and glamorous period in the marque’s rich history. This elegant covered-headlight example is sure to be a flagship offering in Amelia Island and is a must-have for the serious collector.”

Star Car Revealed ... Awe-Inspiring Ferrari Cruises to Gooding & Company’s 11th Annual Amelia Island Auction

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed another successful night in Paris at its seventh annual sale during Rétromobile week. The auction amassed over €16.5 million in sales with 75 percent of all lots sold for the diverse range of desirable cars and automobilia offered for sale. The packed auction room, which encouraged enthusiastic bidding on key lots, witnessed very strong individual results across cars from rare 1950s and ‘60s sports roadsters through to modern hypercars.

German Sports Icons are Centre Stage in Paris as RM Sotheby’s Concludes its 7th Annual Sale

A magnificent 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster– one of the most important sports cars of Bugatti’s golden era - was the star lot in the Bonhams Grand Palais Sale, selling for an impressive €4,600,000 – the most valuable lot across all the collectors’ motor car sales taking place in Paris this week. Bonhams' first European auction of the year realised a total of €20 million (€19,693,000), its best ever result in its Grand Palais location.

Bugatti Flies the Tricolore at Bonhams ... Unique Type 55 is Most Valuable Auction Lot Sold During Retromobile Week

Ferrari’s 2020 challenger is called the SF1000, reflecting the fact that, at some point this season, the Scuderia will be the first team ever to take part in 1000 Formula 1 Grands Prix, in this the year that the top racing category celebrates its 70th anniversary. The SF1000, built entirely in Maranello, was launched tonight at the Romolo Valli Municipal Theatre in the town of Reggio Emilia. It was a gala evening that celebrated the marque’s Italian identity, in a setting that reflected the essence of Italy in terms of the national flag, art, architecture and music.

SF1000 launched in Reggio Emilia ... The 66th single-seater built by the Scuderia to race in Formula 1

Two of the main booths in the middle of the main hall are the ones from the London dealers Gregor Fisken and Max Girardo. Whereas Fisken is a fixed one for more than a decade the one of Girardo is only that big for the second year after taking over the open space that was left by JD Classics. Both of them had 14 cars on display and Fisken always brings a very colorful mix ranging from Cricklewood Bentleys, a very rare supercharged Squire on the pre-war side over the 1950s racers like the Jaguar C-Type or Maserati A6 GCS, the popular 1960s GT cars like the Ferrari 275 Competizione to more modern racers like the Audi R8 or the Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Retromobile Paris ... features Art and History on wheels

The Rolex 24 at Daytona race meeting featured support races for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, together with a pair of Ferrari North America Ferrari Challenge races, all preceding the main feature race at the weekend.

Rolex 24 at Daytona - Support Races

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

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

As the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the sale will see a diverse assortment of 145 motor cars cross the auction podium over two days, with entries spanning the market from pre-war classics and important grand touring cars through to contemporary supercars and modern classics. Leading the Classic Era offering is an extremely rare, highly original, exquisitely finished, and mechanically prepared 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by D’Ieteren, chassis no. 57589, originally delivered as a rolling chassis to Belgian coachbuilder Albert D'Ieteren and presented to its first owner clad in an entirely unique three-seat convertible body.

RM Sotheby’s Brings Best-Of-Category Cars to Amelia Island

The third annual Miami Concours took place February 14-16 in the beautiful Miami Design District which reported record crowds of over 20,000 in attendance, up 29% from 2019.  Design District tenants reported full shops, restaurants, galleries and bars throughout the day despite occasional passing rain showers which dampened the red carpet and cars on display but never detoured the enthusiasm of attending spectators.

Crowds of 20,000 at  3rd Miami Concours Help Raise $50,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to reveal an outstanding array of low-mileage supercars from Lamborghini, McLaren, RUF, Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche that will be crossing the auction block at its 11th annual Amelia Island Auction on March 6. These top-of-the-line, modern marvels represent the pinnacle of design, engineering, and performance from the automotive world’s most legendary marques.

Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction ... A Selection of Rare Supercars are Announced for Amelia Islandd

Olympia London is a fitting venue for a classic car show, as it played host to the British International Motor Show in its formative years between 1905 and 1936, apart from the First World War years. It was the subject of a sympathetic £40 million refurbishment programme to celebrate its 125th anniversary, which was completed in 2013. The large domed glass roof of the Grand Hall bathes the exhibition space in natural light, whilst the ornate balustrades just below, running around the perimeter balcony provide a nice classic period feeling.

The 6th edition the London Classic Car show moved to the historic Olympia exhibition centre

The 18th edition of the Race Retro show, now with the support of title sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance, was held at its regular venue, Stoneleigh Park, the 1000 acre estate, formerly the National Agricultural Centre, which is still home to many agricultural associations, over the weekend of 21–23 February. It is billed as Europe’s premier historic motorsport show, and covers virtually every facet of this important element in showcasing and preserving the motor sport history.

Race Retro Show ... now with title sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance

RM Sotheby’s shifts its live South Florida auction at Palm Beach International Raceway online in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak. "Online Only: The Palm Beach Auction", a time-based online auction, is set to open for bidding at 11:00 am EDT on Friday, 20 March with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00 am EDT on 25 March, running through 28 March. The sale will offer more than 250 diverse collector cars, as well as a selection of memorabilia, with entries led by a magnificent, 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.

Spectacular Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Leads RM Sotheby's "Online Only" Auction

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

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

Bonhams Motoring calendar re-starts on 30 May with a traditional auction encompassing motorcars, motorcycles and cherished registrations, in a revised format to reflect the current climate. The sale will be a live 'behind-closed-doors' auction. The auctioneer will be present on the rostrum as normal, and bids will be accepted in the following formats: online, on the phone, or by leaving an absentee bid. All bidding will be conducted remotely via a live stream online and in accordance with the latest government guidelines.

Rare Aston Martin DB7 Zagato Leads Bonhams Motoring Sale on 30 May

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Driving into Summer auction, the company’s first car auction specifically curated by its team of specialists for the Online Only platform. The time-based online auction will open for bidding on rmsothebys.com at 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, 21 May with staggered lot closure beginning at 11:00 am ET on 28 and 29 May.

RM’s “Driving into Summer” 200+ Car Online Auction Headlined by Ferrari Trio

RM Sotheby’s has announced a limited edition, delivery miles Porsche 935 presented in the highly evocative Martini livery for its forthcoming “Online Only: The European Sale”, open for bidding between 3–11 June 2020. The addition of the extremely rare Porsche model comes alongside the listing of more than 180 collector cars and a selection of memorabilia already consigned for the online auction, featuring nearly 100 lots from the Petitjean Collection, a single-owner group of desirable European models offered from a single collector, entirely without reserve.

Limited Edition Porsche 935 ‘Martini’ with Only Delivery Miles Included in RM Sotheby's European Sale From 3–11 June

RM Sotheby’s hosted its first car auction specifically curated for the Online Only platform—Driving into Summer—with 193 motor cars and 24 lots of memorabilia totaled an impressive $16,385,738 in sales. More than 550 bidders participated from no less than 35 countries, with 24 percent bidding with RM Sotheby’s for the first time.

2003 Ferrari Enzo at $2.64 Mio Leads Results of RM's "Driving into Summer"

RM Sotheby’s has closed yet another record auction with Online Only: The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection, which opened for bidding on 3 June and closed this week across 10-11 June. Overall, the sale amassed €19,246,540, making it RM Sotheby’s highest grossing online collector car auction thus far. Headlining the results was a stunning Limited Edition 2020 Porsche 935 ‘Martini’ which sold for a final €1.32 million after a flurry of late bidding before the lot closed.

RM Sotheby’s "European Sale" Totalled €19.2 Million Online with 91% of Lots Sold

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to present The Richoz Collection; a diverse single-owner group of eight highly-desirable road and track cars, as well as a broad selection of spares and memorabilia, all offered in its Online Only: Open Roads, The European Summer Auction. Taking place on RM Sotheby’s proprietary online auction platform, which has produced remarkable sale results over the past few weeks, bidding will open on the RM Sotheby’s website on 14 July for one week, concluding on 21 July. Each car comprising The Richoz Collection is offered for sale individually and will sit alongside more than 80 fine collector cars formerly consigned.

RM Sotheby’s offers the Richoz Collection ... At Online Only: Open Roads, the European Summer Auction

The Principality of Monaco is one of the most glamorous places in the world with an important motoring heritage, hosting two legendary races on its streets: the Monte-Carlo Rally and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was a natural choice for Artcurial Motorcars to return to Le Rocher following successful sales in 2012 (the reserves of HSH the Prince of Monaco), 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Artcurial Motorcars returns to Monte-Carlo for Exceptional Auction

Over the last week, life in the Principality has run to the rhythm of sales held by Artcurial at the legendary Hotel Hermitage.

Dedicated to the most luxurious items: Jewellery, Watches, Hermès Summer Collection and Artcurial Motorcars, the series of sales totalled €14,143,974 including premium, with 10 lots selling above €100K in the prestige sales and one lot above 1M€ in the Artcurial Motorcars sale. This result confirms Artcurial’s leading position in the different specialities.

$16,1 Mio Sold in Monaco by Artcurial: Motorcars, Jewellery, Watches, Hermès Vintage

The latest European auction from RM Sotheby’s—Online Only: Open Roads, The European Summer Auction—closed for bidding yesterday, generating €8.23 million in total sales with bidders hailing from no less than 41 countries. This is the second European-based sale to be held via RM Sotheby’s’ proprietary Online Only platform and yet again proved the auction house’s expertise in attracting potential buyers from all around the world to bid on the world’s rarest and most collectable cars and in this instance, boats too.

Open Roads, RM Sotheby’s European Summer Auction Grosses in Excess of €8M

On August 14, Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction will take place at its Los Angeles saleroom offering blockbuster cars ranging from important classics to several modern high-performance cars of distinction. Highlights include the most important pre- and post-war Aston Martins models, exceptional Mercedes-Benz SL models, the impressive Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, a collection of modern Hypercars, and many more being offered without reserve

Exceptional Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche Motorcars at Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Open Roads, North America auction, a time-based online auction set to open for bidding at 1:00pm EDT on 23 July with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00am EDT on 30 July. Running as a pre-cursor to RM Sotheby’s highly anticipated Online Only: Shift/Monterey sale, the North American-based auction will offer 92 motor cars, one motorcycle and 11 lots of memorabilia curated by RM Sotheby’s specialists specifically for the online auction platform.

Shelby 427 S/C Cobra ‘Sanction II’ Headlining RM's "Open Roads, North America" Online Auction

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Open Roads, North America auction, a time-based online auction set to open for bidding at 1:00pm EDT on 23 July with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00am EDT on 30 July. Running as a pre-cursor to RM Sotheby’s highly anticipated Online Only: Shift/Monterey sale, the North American-based auction will offer 92 motor cars, one motorcycle and 11 lots of memorabilia curated by RM Sotheby’s specialists specifically for the online auction platform.

‘Picture Perfect’ Legendary Alfa Romeo Leads Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction

This past week, RM Sotheby’s further reinforced its position as the world’s leading auction house of fine collector cars, as it grossed $30,412,810 in its Online Only: SHIFT/MONTEREY sale and established the highest price ever achieved for a car sold in a dedicated Online Only collector car auction. The incredible 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, an icon of modern era sports car racing, achieved $4,290,000 in a hard-fought bidding war on the final day of the sale.

RM Sotheby's ‘Monterey Week’ Online Auction Produces $30.4 Million in Total Sales

Ferrari 550 GTO Prodrive, s/n 550 GTO 02

An ultra-rare and champion racer 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder took the chequered flag at Friday’s (August 14) Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction, selling for $2,232,500, the top lot in the auction house’s live and online sale hosted in its Los Angeles saleroom. One of only 34 built, this rarity was ordered new by noted New Jersey motorsport enthusiast, Bernie Vihl. It was extensively campaigned by legendary Porsche driver Bob Holbert at numerous SCCA and international events, securing multiple wins, including the 1959 Bahamas Speed Week, where the ‘Giant Killer’ – as it was known – stormed to first place in the debut Governors Trophy race.

Porsche Triumphs at Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction ... Ultra-rare 718 RSK Spyder Top Lot in L.A.

The classic car calendar may be on hold, but Bonhams is looking ahead to 2021 with a tempting selection of classic and vintage racing and rally cars on offer at the forthcoming Autoworld Autumn Sale in Brussels on Sunday 6 September. This is the first time Bonhams has held a sale at this venue. Leading the pack is a 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model 630K Sports Tourer, estimate €600,000 – 900,000, one of the finest sports cars of the vintage era which is eligible for the ‘most beautiful race in the world’, the Mille Miglia Storica.

Start Your Engines - Rally and Race Cars Offered at Bonhams Autoworld Sale for 2021

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, realized £34,048,900 in total sales at its highly anticipated Passion of a Lifetime auction. The company’s first-ever UK sale, conducted at the historic Hampton Court Palace during the esteemed Concours of Elegance, saw 14 of the collection’s 15 lots sold, achieving an impressive 93% sell-through rate with eight cars realizing over £1 million. The company also set a world auction record for the highest average price per car at an auction at £2,432,064,

Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime Achieves Over £34 Million; Sets All-Time Auction Record for a Bugatti

On Sunday, 13 September 2020, in Gibel (Haute-Garonne), Artcurial Motorcars celebrated a "white glove" result, after selling 100% of the automobiles in the André Trigano collection. The auction totalled €4 Mio including premium, with world record prices achieved for several models. Conducted in a convivial atmosphere, while adhering to current public health regulations, the sale was broadcast across two interconnecting rooms and via the internet, allowing over 11,000 people to watch. An opportunity for Artcurial to pay tribute to the 60-  year old collection of a well-respected public figure in France.

The André Trigano Collection 100% Sold - ‘White Glove’ result for Artcurial Motorcars

A 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé – arguably the car which set a new benchmark for the supercar category – was the top lot, selling for CHF 1,840,000, in The Bonmont Sale, the first traditional live auction staged by Bonhams European Motor Car Department since the Grand Palais sale in Paris in February.

Bonhams’ Bugatti Queen at Bonmont ... Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Top Lot in Bonmont Live Sale

A 1959 BMW 507, first owned by King Constantine II of Greece, will grace the elegant seaside resort of Knokke-le-Zoute as the top lot, with an estimate of €1,900,000 – 2,300,000, in the Bonhams Zoute Sale on Sunday 11 October 2020. King Constantine’s BMW 507
The 507 was one of the most sought-after, and indeed expensive, convertibles of the 1950s, rivalled only by the far larger production Mercedes 300SL, beloved by celebrities and car aficionados. Alain Delon, Ursula Andress, Elvis Presley, John Surtees and the Aga Khan were among the most notable of the exclusive group of 252 owners.

Bonhams’ Kings of the Road ... European Monarchs’ Motor Cars at The Zoute Sale

With a long waitlist already established for the newest entry in the legendary lineup of Ferrari GT cars, the only way to get a new Ferrari Roma is with a celebrity connection! International pop sensation Adam Levine is known nearly as well for his smooth vocal delivery as he is a discerning critic of upcoming talent. Levine’s role as a judge on The Voice showed his leadership skills over sixteen seasons; in 2013, People labeled Levine the “Sexiest Man Alive,” and after that, Levine could have easily cashed in his celebrity chips, filled a garage full of supercars, and lead a life of leisure.

RM Sotheby's to Skip Waiting-List for the Most Advanced Ferrari GT to "Save the Children"

Jean-Luc Lagardère asserted that within 10 years, Matra would win the Formula 1 World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours, the two most prestigious titles in motor racing. Not only would his prediction prove to be correct, but he went further by also winning the Constructors’ World Championship. It didn’t take long for people to start talking about Matra single seaters. The constructor’s rise through the ranks was relentless and Matra went on to win the famous 24-Hour race twice more, in 1973 and 1974, before Jean-Luc Lagardère decided to give up motor racing.

Artcurial to Sell Le Mans Winning "Matra MS 670" at Salon Rétromobile

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized Ferraris, is proud to reveal a striking roster of significant and highly original Italian-designed sports cars at the company’s Geared Online auction to be held October 26-30. The auction house’s online only auction series will complement the company’s live auction events and offer a selection of reserve and no reserve lots, providing a superb array of automotive brilliance for every level of collector.

Iconic Ferraris Announced for Gooding & Company’s Geared Online – October 2020

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized Ferraris, is proud to reveal a striking roster of significant and highly original Italian-designed sports cars at the company’s Geared Online auction to be held October 26-30. The auction house’s online only auction series will complement the company’s live auction events and offer a selection of reserve and no reserve lots, providing a superb array of automotive brilliance for every level of collector.

Exceptional Motor Cars at Bonhams Goodwood Speedweek Sale

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

Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA

A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano today during a brief yet intense shakedown. While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded familiar, the car’s arresting looks are unique although guaranteed to strike a chord with the marque’s aficionados. With its Rosso Magma finish and sophisticated racing livery, the new Ferrari Omologata is a clear descendent of Ferrari’s great GT tradition spanning seven decades of history.

Ferrari Omologata … A New One-Off Creation

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 621 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds (0 – 60 miles in under 2.9 seconds) and a top speed over 325 km an hour (202 miles per hour).  An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s new Era

The Ferrari Portofino M, the evolution of the Prancing Horse’s 2+ GT spider, the Ferrari Portofino, was unveiled today. In a move unprecedented in the Maranello marque’s 70-year-plus history, the new car’s premiere took place entirely online. The build-up to the unveiling included the sending out of a series of newsletters to clients over recent weeks at the end of which they were given access to a platform containing exclusive videos illustrating the concept behind the car, its restyling and main technical contents.

The Ferrari Portofino M ... the evolution of the Prancing Horse’s 2+ GT spider

All or nothing....Usually the Goodwood main events, namely the Festival of Speed at Goodwood House and the Revival on the racing circuit, are known to be the biggest crowd pullers of the entire classic car season with well over 150000 visitors attending. Numbers that seem to be from a different era when looking at the events in the times of Covid-19. This year most of the events had to be cancelled, be it concours events or trade shows whereas some race meetings happened with exclusion of the public.

Goodwood SpeedWeek  ... The Goodwood team came up with an idea to keep Goodwood in this year’s calendar

The second annual Classic Car Drive In Show was held at the Bicester Heritage Centre over the weekend of 18-20 September, drawing a wide variety of vehicles to the historic airfield venue. Many of the classic vehicle workshops that form part of the site were also open to give visitors another perspective on the classic car scene, that they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity of seeing at a regular show.

Classic Car Drive in Show

A 1959 BMW 507, first owned by King Constantine II of Greece, will grace the elegant seaside resort of Knokke-le-Zoute as the top lot, with an estimate of €1,900,000 – 2,300,000, in the Bonhams Zoute Sale on Sunday 11 October 2020. King Constantine’s BMW 507
The 507 was one of the most sought-after, and indeed expensive, convertibles of the 1950s, rivalled only by the far larger production Mercedes 300SL, beloved by celebrities and car aficionados. Alain Delon, Ursula Andress, Elvis Presley, John Surtees and the Aga Khan were among the most notable of the exclusive group of 252 owners.

Bonhams’ Kings of the Road ... European Monarchs’ Motor Cars at The Zoute Sale

A 1930 Bentley 8-Liter Tourer, W.O. Bentley’s final creation and one of 100 examples built, sold for $885,000, the top of its pre-sale estimate, leading the Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia Auction on Sunday October 11 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.

The second star of the sale was of the three-pointed variety. A rare 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A, the most desirable version of the 290 with coachwork by Sindelfingen, Mercedes-Benz’s in-house coachbuilder, was presented in enticing ‘barn-find’ condition. Offered from the famous Petersen Automotive Museum Vault Collection, the 290 caused a bidding frenzy, finally selling for $362,500, twice its pre-sale estimate.

Bentley and Barn-Find Mercedes Star at Bonhams Simeone Sale

Yesterday we reported on the Goodwood SpeedWeek taking place without the usual 150 thousand visitors and we see something missing, today we have to face the most unusual Mille Miglia in modern times. Being in the centre of the latest raise in numbers of infection of the recent pandemic a nightly curfew is contrasting the trade show in Padua as well as the most famous race in the world, the Mille Miglia. What normally happens in the Whitsun holiday season in May and attracts masses of cabriolet and classic car drivers from all over Europe with the additional enthusiastic local visitors now faces the most difficult situation of a second wave coming over the continent.

Mille Miglia 2020 - Scruteneering

This past weekend, 23-24 October, RM Sotheby’s presented the exceptional Elkhart Collection in a live auction held in Elkhart, Indiana, grossing a total of $44,385,420 in sales. Featuring over 240 highly collectable cars and a wide selection of memorabilia offered almost entirely without reserve, the two-day auction executed on behalf of trustees of U.S. Bankruptcy Court saw spirited bidding activity both in the auction room and remotely from no less than 2,500 bidders from 53 countries, with 55 percent of bidders representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.

RM Sotheby’s Presents 230-Car Private Collection Offered Almost Entirely Without Reserve

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weighing in at around 4.5kgs this large (31cms x 31cms) volume is a predominantly photographic essay of one man’s quest for hidden automobile treasures in all corners of the world. It charts the travels of renowned Italian collector Corrado Cupellini through his voluminous photo archive, which he generously provided to the author, to illustrate a wonderful journey unearthing automobile jewels all over the planet.

Book Review – SuperFinds by Michael Kliebenstein

The Ferrari 250 GTE model could be classified as Ferrari’s first “mass production” model, that was introduced to the public as the pace car for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. It was produced in a total of 954 examples between 1960 and 1963, together with 50 examples of the similarly bodied 330 America model featuring a 4 litre engine for the US market. It was also Ferrari’s first true 2+2 model, as although there had been earlier examples with a 2+2 seating arrangement, they were what might be described as rudimentary.

Book Review – Ferrari 250 GTE by David Wheeler

The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled today during a dedicated digital event. This special online event provided Ferraristi from all over the world with an exclusive introduction to the car’s innovative features and in-depth information on its development. As the Prancing Horse’s first production plug-in hybrid spider, the SF90 Spider sets new performance and innovation benchmarks not only for the marque’s range, but for the entire sports car sector.

Ferrari SF90 Spider .. Lifting the Roof on Ferrari’s Most Powerful Series-Production Supercar

Following the cancellation of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Annual Fall Meet earlier this summer, RM Sotheby’s has decided to postpone and transition its 14th annual live Hershey auction into an Online Only auction, dubbed Online Only: Open Roads, Fall. The auction house came to the decision to cancel its live auction as a precautionary step to safeguard the health and well-being of its clients, auction visitors, and staff.

RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction be held on its proprietary Online Only sale platform

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

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata – Greater Power for a Track Icon

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce the addition of a 2003 Ferrari Enzo to its early feature entries for its 22nd annual Arizona sale. Kicking off the company’s 2021 auction calendar, the Arizona sale will take place at OTTO Car Club for 2021, on Friday, 22 January. The auction will be a live event, with limited attendance for registered bidders only in accordance with City and State guidelines while also allowing clients the opportunity to bid online, via telephone or absentee.

Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe Lead Early Entries for RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

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

Significant European Exotics Headline Gooding & Company Geared Online Scottsdale 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

A 1959 BMW 507 Series II, estimate US$1,900,00 – 2,300,000), arguably the most collectible and coveted BMW to date, will lead a Teutonic trio of newly consigned collectors’ convertibles crossing the block at the forthcoming 10th anniversary Bonhams Scottsdale Auction on 21 January.

Collectible Continental Convertibles Lead Bonhams 10th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction 2021

On January 22, 2021 RM Sotheby’s will be the first auction house to bring a McLaren Speedtail to auction — #36 of only 106 produced. When unveiled to the global public at Monaco’s Sporting Club on 28 May 1992, the McLaren F1 was heralded as the ultimate development of a roadgoing supercar. Collectors and critics alike fawned over the F1’s distinctive design, revolutionary construction, and record-breaking performance. Nearly thirty years on, the McLaren F1 is still the undisputed pinnacle of any collection fortunate enough to retain one of its 106 examples produced between 1992 and 1998.

Auction Premier for a McLaren Speedtail at RM’s Arizona Sale

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

Significant Sixties Sports Cars Consigned to Bonhams Legends Sale

Gooding & Company, the auction house internationally recognized for selling the world’s most sought-after and rare classic and modern collector cars, is thrilled to reveal the innovative, technologically-advanced 2020 Koenigsegg Regera for its 2021 Geared Online Scottsdale Edition auction. From Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, 2021, the online only sale will continue the company’s Geared Online series and transpire during the Arizona Auction Week.

Significant European Exotics Headline Gooding & Company Geared Online Scottsdale

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

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

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

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

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

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

For years, old race cars were just that. Forgotten machines relegated to museums, private collections, left covered in dusty garages and even tucked away in barns. There wasn’t a calling to keep them running nor was there a suitable venue to safely exercise them.

Repeating History by Authentic Race Cars on Track ... Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 12-15, 2021 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to present four outstanding sports cars from Maranello’s illustrious history at its upcoming Paris auction. The consignments join a growing selection of automotive exotica already set to be sold at RM Sotheby’s annual season-opening European auction, which will take the form of a livestreamed sale with no in-person attendance on 13 February. Remote bidding options for the auction include via telephone, internet, or absentee bids.

Unique 599 GTZ Nibbio Spyder and F12tdf Lead Clutch of Additional Ferraris Headed to RM Sotheby’s Paris Sale

Gooding & Company, the internationally acclaimed auction house known for selling many of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized £8,453,500 at its Geared Online UK sale. Gooding & Company achieved a 100% sell-through rate with two cars selling above the £1 million mark and an average price per car of £939,277.

Gooding & Company Achieves 100% Sell-Through Rate, Totals Over £8 Million at Its European Sporting & Historic Collection Sale

On Friday 5 February, at the Hôtel Dassault, across Paris and throughout the collectors’ car world, the focus was firmly on competition at Artcurial Motorcars Parisienne 2021 sale. The prestigious line-up of automobiles on offer included some of the out-and-out stars in motorsport history. Following a tense and prolonged battle between bidders in the room and on the telephone, the undisputed star of the sale, the Matra MS 670, winner of the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, opened the record-breaking results, selling for €6,907,200. It became the most expensive Matra sold at auction to loud applause in the room.

Artcurial's "Parisienne 2021" Produces €18 Mio Auction Result

We have a Mille Miglia going on!!! 8 months after a downsized 2020 edition during the first Covid year we are back in Brescia to one of the first events taking place in Europe. With more restrictions lifted we are back to the prospect of a “normal life” and a lot of drivers were counting the days on the way back to taking their cars out on a public drive. And what drive would be better suited than the Mille Miglia, the most beautiful course in the world.

We have a Mille Miglia going on!!!

Starting from Maserati’s roots to plan its future: the values of exclusivity, unique design and 100% Italian DNA of cars of the past are renewed today in the models that mark the Brand’s New Era. It is in this spirit that Maserati celebrates the 70th anniversary of the A6G 2000. The first A6G 2000, a car representative of the A6 series, built by Maserati from 1947 to 1956 and named in homage to Alfieri Maserati (hence the letter A) with a 6 indicating the engine type (straight 6) was delivered exactly 70 years ago, in February 1951..

Maserati celebrates the A6G 2000

Valentino Rossi, Luca Marini and Alessio Salucci won the Pro-Am class at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 of Monster VR46 Kessel, finishing the Gulf 12 Hours in third place overall. The nine-time MotoGP world champion enjoyed a dream debut in the 488 GT3, with the trio ahead for a long time on the Yas Marina track. However, the all-woman crew of Iron Lynx suffered terrible luck, forced to retire after a collision in which Michelle Gatting was the innocent party.

One-Off Races Gulf 12 Hours – Season Review: Fabulous Debut for Rossi in 488 GT3

RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Open Roads, February sale goes live today, with 119 lots on offer, including a spectacular and eclectic selection of cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia items to suit all budgets. Offering vehicles located in Europe and North America, and with a Swiss collection offered in its domestic currency, the sale offers collectors around the world a broad opportunity to secure fantastic cars in multiple currencies and in a broad range of convenient locations.

Open Roads, February Sale - A RM Sotheby’s Online Only Transatlantic Auction of More Than a Century of Motoring Icons

Women whose assertion transcends the mere sporting value of their achievements, who have become an example of overcoming preconceptions and barriers. A number of women from different eras and different countries all shared a pioneering spirit and a passion for racing, trailblazing uncharted territory in what is a challenging sport. We reconstruct the history of their contribution to the success of the Alfa Romeo brand, with a quick roundup that, in the style typical of social media, starts from the present day and goes back to the early 20th century.

Alfa Romeo pays tribute to female racing drivers

The 296 GTB, the latest evolution of Maranello’s mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta, was premiered today during an online event broadcast on Ferrari’s social media and web channels. The 296 GTB redefines the whole concept of fun behind the wheel, guaranteeing pure emotions not just when pushing the car to its limits, but also in day-to-day driving situations.

Ferrari 296 GTB … Defining fun to Drive

Maria Teresa de Filippis was the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, behind the wheel of a Maserati 250F. Her story is defined by passion and audacity and for this reason, Maserati celebrates her for Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day on March 8. Maria Teresa de Filippis was born in Naples in 1926 and decided to enter the world of motor racing almost as a challenge. In 1948 she participated in her first real race: at only 22 years old she won the 10 km Salerno-Cava de 'Tirreni, 500cc class of the touring car category, decisively beating her male colleagues.

Maserati On Track with Women Maria Teresa De Filippis History of Audacity

Mecum Auctions will host its third annual auction in Glendale, Arizona, at State Farm Stadium this March 18-20, and the anticipated 1,200-car lineup will be headlined by the awe-inspiring collection of Steve Todhunter, which comprises 20 vehicles ranging from seven pristine, low-mile Ferraris to a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM previously owned by late actor Paul Walker.

The Steve Todhunter Collection to Headline Mecum Glendale Collector Car Auction

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’s SF21 car that will race this season, was seen for the first time today and features a subtle livery that looks to the challenges of the future without forgetting the team’s roots and history. “The rear end is reminiscent of the burgundy red of the very first Ferrari, the 125 S,” explained Team Principal Mattia Binotto. “But as it moves gradually towards the cockpit area, it transforms into the modern red that we have used in most recent years.

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’s SF21

AF Corse Ferrari wrapped up the 2021  season-opening Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS weekend with its second-consecutive Am class victory at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. It was an incident-free run for the tandem of Conrad Grunewald and Jean-Claude Saada, who placed 13th overall in the No. 61 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
Grunewald passed three cars in his stint, getting up to eighth overall before pitting. Saada then ran a consistent stint to take the car to the finish.

GT World Challenge America – AF Corse Completes Weekend Am Sweep for Ferrari at Sonoma

The waiting is at an end: from 16 March 2021, the Porsche Museum will be allowed to open to visitors again. As a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus, and above all for the protection of visitors and staff, the Museum has been closed to the public in recent months. “We wanted to be able to offer our visitors an unforgettable experience right from day one, so we made the most of the time during the closure to bring forward changes that had been planned for this year.

Reopening of the Porsche Museum on 16 March 2021 ... Exciting new attractions

The Porsche customer teams WeatherTech Racing and Pfaff Motorsports have won both GT classes at the 12 Hours of Sebring. In the hotly contested GTLM category, works drivers Mathieu Jaminet from France and Matt Campbell from Australia joined forces in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with the American Cooper MacNeil and beat the opposition. In the GTD class for vehicle complying with the FIA GT3 regulations, works driver Laurens Vanthoor from Belgium, Porsche’s development driver Lars Kern (Germany) and the Canadian Zacharie Robichon won at the wheel of the No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

IMSA SportsCar Championship, Round 2, Sebring ... Porsche wins GT classes

The new exhibition at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena brings together the one-off cars built by Ferrari for Gianni Agnelli and meticulously customised in close collaboration with him. This unique collection is a testament to the symbiotic relationship that developed between two of the most charismatic and authoritative figures of the 20thcentury and endured for over 50 years. “Gianni Agnelli and Ferrari. The Elegance of the Legend” is an homage by the Maranello marque to one of its greatest touchstones, first and foremost as a loyal client and later as close confidant and partner, on the 100th anniversary of the latter’s birth tomorrow.

“Gianni Agnelli and Ferrari ... The Elegance of the Legend”

Along with the likes of Ecurie Francorchamps, Maranello Concessionaires, the North American Racing Team and Scuderia Filipinetti, the Pozzi Ferrari France racing team successfully flew the Ferrari flag in GT racing and rallies. They may not have started as early as their renowned compatriots on the racetracks of the world, but when they did join the fray in 1971, it was done in a most professional manner.

Book Review – "CH. POZZI", The History of the French Ferrari Importer and Race Team

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will debut a new exhibit celebrating Italian design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina on March 25. Located in the Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery, “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina” will convey the significance and evolution of the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder through a curated display of four key automobiles representing its storied 90-year history.

Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates Pininfarina with new exhibit

The Bahrain Grand Prix provided Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow with a first indication of the quality of the work carried out over the winter, both in terms of the car itself and how the team worked. Sixth and eighth place finishes for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz respectively are a good starting point for a season that’s going to be long and hectic.

Bahrain Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton takes a thrilling victory

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to announce a trio of unrestored European sports cars for the company’s next sale. From Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021, this auction will continue the company’s successful online only Geared Online auction series. Keeping with the auction house’s world-renowned reputation of delivering the highest quality vehicles, this Geared Online sale will offer a selection of reserve and no reserve lots, providing a magnificent array of automotive history for every level of collector.

Time-Capsule Sports Cars to be Presented at Gooding & Company’s Geared Online Auction

From July 2nd thru 4th, authentic four-wheeled jewels from the most important Italian and European collections of vintage cars will parade through the streets of the Costa Smeralda. Among the novelties included in this year's program there will be an adrenaline-pumping drag race on the runway of Vena Fiorita Airport in Olbia, and a spectacular exhibition of unique Spiaggine in Porto Cervo.

Poltu Quatu Classic returns to Sardinia's Costa Smeralda for 6th Edition

Teams were faced with a difficult decision before the start of the race after a sudden downpour of rain an hour before lights out left some parts of the circuit extremely wet.The key moment of the race came when Valtteri Bottas and George Russell crashed at the first corner on lap 32, leading to the race being suspended. At the time, Charles was second, 25 seconds ahead of Lando Norris in the McLaren.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton ... impressive recovery drive to claim P2 in action-packed race

A unique Rolls-Royce Silver Spectre Shooting Brake, with the world’s first infinity starlight headliner, will make its FIRST official public outing, lining up with a stunning array of collectors’ motor cars in Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' on Friday 23 April, over the weekend of the Monaco Historic Grand Prix (23 – 25 April).

Unique Rolls-Royce Shoots for the Stars at Bonhams Monaco Sale

The winners of the two most important awards at the 30th Cavallino Classic, the top Concorso for classic Ferraris worldwide, were revealed during the weekend. “The Scuderia Ferrari Cup”, awarded to the most important competition Ferrari, went to a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF, while “The Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup”, for the best Ferrari GT, was won by a 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet Pinin Farina. The two awards were presented by John Barnes, founder of the Cavallino Classic, and Luigi Orlandini, Chairman and CEO of Canossa Events, which in 2020 took over the management and organization of the Cavallino Classic.

Curtain Drops on Sold-Out Cavallino Classic

The fifth running of the London Concours, held in the green oasis haven of the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of the City of London, attracted around 100 vehicles spread over the various classes and displays. There was a Collector Display which featured cars and motorcycles from the collection of Oxfordshire farmer and Harry’s Garage (You Tube) presenter Harry Metcalfe, another to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E Type, and one featuring iconic British designs.

The London Concours held in the heart of the City

The winners of the two most important awards at the 30th Cavallino Classic, the top Concorso for classic Ferraris worldwide, were revealed during the weekend. “The Scuderia Ferrari Cup”, awarded to the most important competition Ferrari, went to a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF, while “The Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup”, for the best Ferrari GT, was won by a 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet Pinin Farina. The two awards were presented by John Barnes, founder of the Cavallino Classic, and Luigi Orlandini, Chairman and CEO of Canossa Events, which in 2020 took over the management and organization of the Cavallino Classic.

WEC – Double Podium With Victory for Ferrari and Porsche at 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Aston Martin is revealing today more details of its forthcoming V12 Speedster – the open cockpit celebration of the British luxury sports car brand’s proud past and exciting future.
Just 88 examples of the Aston Martin V12 Speedster are available to buyers worldwide and today the brand is unveiling details of a custom specification that is certain to underscore the cars’ instant collector’s item status.

Thrilling new optional bespoke specification revealed for limited edition Aston Martin V12 Speedster

The 812 Competizione, the new limited-edition special series car derived from the 812 Superfast, was presented today to media, clients and fans all over the world. In the course of the event, which was broadcast live on Ferrari’s social media channels, the wraps were also whipped off the 812 Competizione A, a spectacular Targa-top version, again a limited-series and an homage to the Prancing Horse’s glorious open-top tradition.

Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A … Two Interpretations of Ferrari’s Racing Soul

Ferrari secured its second-consecutive weekend sweep Sunday at Circuit of The Americas, winning its fourth race of the 2021 season in the Am class of the GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS. AF Corse drivers Conrad Grunewald and Jean-Claude Saada netted their second Am class win of the COTA weekend on board the No. 61 Cambridge Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020. The effort saw them claim 10th overall and come home on the lead lap in the caution-free race.

Ferrari Scores GT World Challenge America ... Clean Sweep at COTA

39 years have elapsed since 8th May 1982, one of the saddest days in the history of Scuderia Ferrari and indeed of Formula 1 as a whole. That Saturday, qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder was coming to an end, but Gilles Villeneuve wanted to go for one more quick lap, but he died in the attempt.

Gilles Villeneuve Remembered by his Crew

Gooding & Company, the highly acclaimed auction house revered for consistently selling prized collector cars and automobilia, closed out yet another successful installment of its Geared Online sales which took place from May 3 to May 7. The company realized $16,202,500 from 84 of 87 lots, resulting in a 97% sell-through rate and an average price of $192,886 per lot sold. Five cars were sold for prices well over $1,000,000 each.

Gooding & Company Sells 97% and Totals Over $16 Million at Its Successful Geared Online May Auction

Ferrari swept the podium in an intense 4 Hours of Spielberg, the second round of the European Le Mans Series, which was won by the AF Corse 488 GTE of Perrodo, Collard and Rovera. After missing the start of the season, the Piacenza-based team open up the race for the title. However, Spirit of Race team, with drivers Perel, Cameron and Griffin, reduced the gap in the Championship with a strong 2nd place, while current leaders Molina, Cressoni and Mastronardi limited the damage by taking the last step of the podium and remain Championship leaders.

ELMS – Ferrari Hat Trick at Spielberg

The brand new Concorso di Modena, organized by Cavallino in the year that sees it staging the 30th Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, was created as a tribute to the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. The event succeeded in bringing together, in a single place, some extraordinary Ferraris and collectors from as many as four continents. Created by Cavallino magazine in 1992, the Cavallino Classic is a Concorso d'Eleganza held each year in Palm Beach, Florida. It is the world's most important event dedicated to vintage Ferraris, and one of the leading concourses of elegance worldwide.

Some of the world's most important Ferraris at the Concorso di Modena

A Ferrari Dino 246/60 Formula 1 single-seater recreation was first past the post at the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale at Goodwood on Friday 9 July, selling for £967,000. From the same stable was another strong finisher, a 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, one of the marque’s most renowned road cars and the final car to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, which made £883,000 in the auction house’s return to Goodwood’s motoring garden party.

Prancing Horses First Past the Post at Bonhams

American crew Michael Dinan and Robby Foley marked their debut in the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Kessel Racing with a podium finish in the PRO class at Budapest in the third round of the International GT Open.

GT Open Budapest ... Kessel Racing Makes Podium Debut

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Hella Pagid – Racing One took the bottom step on the podium in the SP9 Pro-Am class in the double round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) championship over the weekend.

NLS Round 5 & 6 - Podium for Hella Pagid – Racing One in the 61st edition of the ADAC Reinoldus – Langstreckenrennen

Ferraris monopolised the first six places in the Italian round of the European Le Mans Series held at the historic Monza circuit on Sunday. The Maranello marque bagged its fourth consecutive victory in the LMGTE class, with a first win for Spirit of Race. The fourth round of the European Le Mans Series was an all-Ferrari party. Car #55 car crewed by Duncan Cameron, Alessandro Pier Guidi and David Perel of Spirit of Race topped the podium for the first time this year.

Ferrari Dominates ELMS at Monza

Iron Lynx Ferraris claimed the top two spots in the GT3 class of the Italian round of the Le Mans Cup, the second date of the season. After a hard-fought race, with three outings for the Safety Car and two Full Course Yellows, Gabriele Lancieri and Paolo Ruberti took the winner’s laurels, while stable-mates Doriane Pin and Sarah Bovy finished runners-up. An intense two-hour battle unfolded on the Monza track, where Gabriele Lancieri and Paolo Ruberti of Iron Lynx secured the class win and fourth place overall.

Ferrari One-Two at Monza in the Le Mans Cup

Carlos Reutemann has passed away shortly at 79, in Santa Fe, Argentina. From when he was a very young boy, he’d already acquired his nickname of “Lole”, which had to do with his love of animals, in particular pigs or “los lechones” in Spanish, which he mangled into “lolechones”, hence “Lole”. He and Enzo Ferrari’s paths crossed for the first time in 1973, when he partnered the Australian driver Tim Schenken in some endurance races in a 312 P, while also racing for Brabham in Formula 1.

Farewell to Reutemann … The Ace From Santa Fe

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to present a single-owner collection comprised of approximately 75 of the finest racing and road cars in the world, to be sold entirely without reserve at Paul Ricard Circuit in France in November 2021. Carefully curated over the decades, the collection presents pedigrees spanning from the endurance racing of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the world stage of Formula One and nearly everything in between. The collection of race cars will provide modern racing enthusiasts an introduction into virtually all vintage racing series worldwide.

RM Sotheby’s Announces the Guikas Collection … The Finest in Racing and Road Cars to be Offered Entirely Without Reserve

As the official auction house of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company is proud to present a selection of iconic, impeccably maintained cars from the prewar era at its signature Pebble Beach Auctions. These historically significant classics, along with a robust group of varied offerings from the company, will be auctioned over the course of a two-day sale on August 13 and 14, 2021.

Gooding & Company Looks Toward Pebble Beach with Stunning Selection of Historic Prewar Classics

The first of the two rounds of the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS underway at Misano Adriatico ended with fourth place in both the Silver Cup and Pro-Am. Benjamin Hites and Patrick Kujala, in the 488 GT3 Evo 2020, finished the sixty-minute session just off the podium in the Silver class after a tussle with the third-placed Mercedes crewed by Tunjo-Puhakka. The Rinaldi Racing entry took the chequered flag in twelfth overall after an attacking performance in the two stints by the Chilean and the Finn.

GT World Challenge Europe Misano – 2nd Place for Rinaldi Racing in Race 2

With the Covid pandemic still being an active concern throughout Europe, organising an event like "Sport et Collection" remained a challenge. In the first half of 2021, most events were still being cancelled or at least postponed. But with Sport et Collection being an important charity event in the fight against cancer, the organizers went out of their way to ensure that the event would take place.

Against All Odds, Impressive Turnout at Sport et Collection “500 Ferrari Contre le Cancer”

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of WTM Powered by Phoenix was seventh over the line in the 52nd Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy, the fourth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), held last Saturday. After a long break, the fourth round of the NLS Championship saw the public back in the stands for the first time. The German team WTM Powered by Phoenix fielded the trio of Georg Weiss, Leonard Weiss and Jochen Krumbach, who in Saturday morning’s qualifying clocked the tenth quickest time in the SP9 Pro class.

NLS Round 4 – Seventh Place for WTM

RM Sotheby’s is delighted announce a raft of incredible new consignments for its flagship Monterey auction on 13-14 August in California. To say the latest consignments are impressive doesn’t do them justice – the sale now boasts some of the most historically significant, road and race cars ever made from across both the pre- and post-war decades.

RM Sotheby’s 2021 Live Monterey Auction Excels With mix of Important Sports and GT Cars, Classics and Single Owner Collections

The 21st Modena Cento Ore took crews over 1,000 kilometres from Rimini to Florence and Forte dei Marmi before they finally reaching Modena after 100 hours of driving. Along the way, nine special uphill stages explored the most beautiful roads through the Apennines in central and northern Italy, while nine average speed trials races kept competitors on their toes. Races were held at the Misano World Circuit, the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Circuit in Imola, the Mugello Circuit, and the Modena Circuit - including a super-special stage.

In a Year Marked by Restrictions ... Modena Cento Ore Drew 90% International Participants

The 36th Stella Alpina tribute rally was held in the enchanting setting of the Dolomites between June 11th and June 13th 2021. This unique and exciting regularity rally took the crews through some simply stunning scenery and totally unspoilt nature. The crews came from all over Italy as well as several countries across Europe, including Germany, the United Kingdom and France, and other non-European countries such as Argentina and Japan, to take up the exciting challenge of these three days behind the wheel and give vent to their passion for driving classic cars.

Stella Alpina - 457 km Over Ten Mountain Passes, Passing Six Alpine Lakes

RM Sotheby’s is delighted announce a raft of incredible new consignments for its flagship Monterey auction on 13-14 August in California. To say the latest consignments are impressive doesn’t do them justice – the sale now boasts some of the most historically significant, road and race cars ever made from across both the pre- and post-war decades.

RM Sotheby’s ‘A Passion for Elegance’ Sale Smashes Pre-Sale Expectations Grossing Chf11.1 Million

After the 2020 hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the easing of event restrictions in the England in June 2021 saw the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard return with a bang. Despite the ongoing travel restrictions, the Duke of Richmond & Gordon and his team managed to attract competitors, cars and motorcycles from many parts of the globe.

Goodwood Festival of Speed ... access with proof of vaccination ... enough paying public to create a garden party atmosphere

Paul Andrews’ passion for the automobile traces back to his youth when he started his company, TTI Inc. in 1971. The first car he searched for was a 1958 Cadillac Seville – the vehicle he swooned over as a teenager. He later traded it for a Corvair to which he spent countless hours working on, before displaying it in his office. These two initial cars sparked his passion and led him to collect prolifically over the course of his lifetime. Notably, a passion he shared with his entire family with likeminded enthusiasts getting to know Paul and his children on the many of the car tours and events they participated in over the last twenty years.

RM Sotheby’s Adds the Paul Andrews Estate Collection to Monterey With Dedicated Thursday Evening Auction

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, announced today the presentation of significant classic cars sourced from key automotive collections. Over the course of their two-day sale, taking place on August 13 and 14, 2021, the company will present prized collector vehicles from the Donald L. Weber Collection, the Stephen P. Dean Collection, and the Mullin Automotive Museum.

Prized Cars from Esteemed California Collections Announced for Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

A 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante was the top lot in the Bonhams Bond Street Sale today, selling for £425,500 in the first live auction of 2021 for the UK motor car team, which had a 95 % sell-through rate.This pinnacle of 1960s motoring, one of 140 DB6 Volantes produced, led a pack of 11 Aston Martins, representing more than 50 years of the marque, which all sold successfully, with a 1960 DB4 Series II Sports Saloon selling above its top estimate at £276,000 and a later 1981 V8 Vantage Sports Saloon achieving £129,375, double its pre-sale estimate.

Aston Martin Leads Strong Bonhams Bond Street Sale

Just a few days before round three of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli gets underway, the Brno circuit is set to host two days of private testing as part of the F1 Clienti and XX Programmes, scheduled for May 25-26. Lining up alongside sixteen other models from the XX Programme – on what was initially a 28-kilometre circuit before evolving into its current 5,403-metre layout – will be an F2007 originally raced by Kimi Räikkönen.

F1 Clienti and XX Programme to Light up Brno

The legendary Watkins Glen International has said goodbye to the protagonists of the GT Competitions Club after three days of activity concluded yesterday. The Clienti participating in the programme were able to try their hand at the 5.43-kilometre circuit, located in New York state, witnessing the 488 GT Modificata make its first appearance on U.S. soil. The car, under the watchful eye of Toni Vilander, put on a show in which the driver was able to let rip with the full force of the 700 hp V8, unrestrained by Balance of Performance limitations.

Club Competizioni GT, Three Days as Protagonists at Watkins Glen

The 1000 km of Paul Ricard, the second round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, ended with an exciting victory for Ferrari in the Pro-Am class, plus a fourth and fifth place with plenty of regrets in the Pro class. Sky Tempesta Racing’s 488 GT3 Evo 2020 crewed by Froggatt-Cheever-Hui completed a thrilling finish to a chase that began with two hours to go. In the Pro class, the second place conquered by the Ferrari of Iron Lynx no. 71 on the track was snatched away by a penalty that relegated it to fifth place, behind its teammates in no. 51.

GT World Challenge Europe – Victory for SKY Tempesta Racing In PRO-AM In 1000km Paul Ricard

Second hat-trick of the season for Ferrari in the European Le Mans Series encounter at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet over the weekend. The triumph went to the #80 Iron Lynx-run 488 GTE ahead of the crews of Spirit of Race and AF Corse. Second win of the season for the 488 GTE belonging to Cressoni, Rino Mastronardi and Miguel Molina who, thanks to this result, increase their advantage to 14 points over David Perel, Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin, who also produced an excellent race, finishing 14 seconds shy of the winners.

GT World Challenge Europe – Victory for SKY Tempesta Racing In PRO-AM In 1000km Paul Ricard

Double podium for Iron Lynx in the Le Mans Cup race held at Le Castellet, France. The #8 488 GT3 Evo 2020 driven by Rino Mastronardi and Logan Sargeant and the #9 of Doriane Pin and Sarah Bovy concluded round two of the series in second and third place. The final result was, however, overturned by the race stewards’ decision to demote the #92 Porsche, due to Robert Renauer’s failure to respect the driving time limit, in spite of having finished in first place.

Le Mans Cup – Iron Lynx Take Second and Third Place at Le Castellet

The Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain held their first national event and social gathering since the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, at the historic Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire on 05 June. The gathering had been scheduled for 2020, but due to the ongoing pandemic was postponed until this year, when fortunately the easing of the lockdown allowed it to proceed as planned. The expanses of the aerodrome close to the hangars not only provided plenty of scope for display parking, but also for the recommended social distancing.

The Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain held their first national event

Artcurial Motorcars hat returned to the Principality a year after its last Monegasque sale, for an auction of collectors’ cars on 19 July 2021. The sale, which realised €6,556,652  including premium, took place at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco. Led by the dynamic duo of Matthieu Lamoure, auctioneer, and specialist Pierre Novikoff, bidding was spirited in the room, on the telephone and via the internet. Before the sale, Artcurial Motorcars held three days of viewing, with all the cars displayed either in the Fontvieille marquee or the Musée de la Collection de SAS le Prince de Monaco.

In Monaco, €977,400 Bought a 1968 Lambo Miura P400 at Artcurial Auction

A concours-standard example of one of the most powerful, most glamorous and unique automobiles of the Art Deco era - which was discovered more than 50 years ago - will grace the lawns of Quail Lodge next month, leading the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on August 13, when the auction house returns to Carmel after two years. The 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Décapotable (estimate on request), was one of only four examples fitted with bodywork created by celebrated carrossier Figoni et Falaschi, leading coachbuilders of the time.

Art Deco French Fancy Leads Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the business, Barkaways held at gathering at their premises in Kent on the morning of Saturday 24 July for clients and friends. The numbers were down on previous gatherings that they have held, in part due to trying to limit numbers to maintain social distancing, as the country struggles to come out of the pandemic lockdown. This was also a factor in a number of “no-shows”, as some people had been “pinged” by the NHS app, advising them that they had been in contact with a Covid positive person and thus having to self-isolate.

Barkaways 10th Anniversary Gathering

Liam Lawson’s second place and Alex Albon’s fifth in Race-1 of round two of the DTM at the Lausitzring were brilliant results given a Balance of Performance that reduced the power of AF Corse’s 488 GT3 Evo 2020. Excitement swirled at the Lausitzring as the second weekend of the DTM season came to a close, with Liam Lawson’s Ferrari taking second place and Alex Albon’s eleventh.

DTM Lausitzring round 2 - Liam Lawson racing his Red Bull AF Corse Ferrari 488 twice to 2nd position

The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company, has unveiled its catalogue for its live Pebble Beach Auctions, featuring an additional lineup of major, show-stopping consignments. Throughout its two-day sale on August 13 and 14, 2021, the auction house will present historic cars of top value and provenance from legendary marques including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Maserati, and BMW

Gooding & Company Announces Additional Star Consignments for the Pebble Beach Auctions

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano has set the fastest lap recorded by a production car at the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, lapping the circuit at an impressive 1:29.625 seconds at a maximum speed of 174.6 mph to set this time. “It was a great moment to witness, seeing how the impressive performance of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale put down this lap record on July 15,” says Mark Raffauf, Senior Director of Race Operations at International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which oversaw the test.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale Sets Production Car lap Record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ferrari Racing Days concluded on a high note under perfect, blue skies at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  It was a weekend of incredible moments, culminating in over 200 Ferraris taking to the track, either in the form of competitive racing in the Ferrari Challenge, or client-owned street cars enjoying a few pace laps behind the F8 Tributo safety car during the breaks in the action.

Ferrari Racing Days ends on High at Indianapolis

The trio of Perrodo-Nielsen-Rovera claimed a splendid victory in the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE in the LMGTE Am class at the 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the FIA WEC World Championship, while Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado finished second in the LMGTE Pro. Enrico Galliera, Ferrari’s Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer started the race, which also welcomed the return of spectators to the stands.

WEC 6 Hours Monza – Ferrari Wins LMGTE Am

The overall winner of the Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic 2021 was the Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta MM of the Nicolis Museum in Villafranca di Verona which paraded on the Costa Smeralda with Silvia Nicolis and Riccardo Meggiorini at the wheel, a truly glamorous crew (she is a beautiful ambassador of historic Italian motorsport and he is a great footballer) who won the “Best in Show” trophy, designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro.

Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta MM wins Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic

The Ristorante Cavallino has officially begun a new era, hosting a lunch for Scuderia Ferrari people both past and present. They included Chairman John Elkann, Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari, the drivers currently flying the Prancing Horse colours in Formula 1, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz and a whole host of past champions and other people who played their part in the history of the Maranello marque, from the management side, team partners and journalists who have chronicled the team’s journey in print and on television.

The Cavallino Restaurant Begins a new era With a Lunch for Friends of Scuderia Ferrari and Drivers Past and Present

Ferrari swept all before it in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the most eagerly awaited race of the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, with a stunning victory in the Pro class and a fantastic one-two in the Pro-Am. In a thrilling finale, Alessandro Pier Guidi was first over the line in the Iron Lynx 488 GT3 Evo 2020, celebrating a historic win alongside teammates Nicklas Nielsen and Côme Ledogar. It is the Prancing Horse’s first overall triumph since 2004 in this race.

GT World Challenge Europe ... 24h Spa ... Ferrari wins

The 2021 Silverstone Classic was a story of sunshine and showers over the whole course of the weekend, with the weather alternating between occasional bright sunshine to almost monsoon-like rainstorms. That said, it didn’t deter the hordes of spectators, car club members or competitors from enjoying an action packed weekend both on and off the track. This, the 30th anniversary gathering drew record crowds, both in terms of spectators and entries, with massive grids for most of the 21 races that were run over the weekend

Silverstone Classic ... the 30th anniversary gathering drew record crowds

The Ferrari Testa Rossa J is a special project that gives Ferrari enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill of driving an automotive legend. A new limited edition for our most passionate collectors, the Ferrari Testa Rossa J is a 75% scale replica of a renowned classic, powered by an electric engine. The car is a faithful reproduction of the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, one of the most iconic and successful cars in Ferrari and motorsport history. A limited run of just 299 vehicles will be built.

The Testa Rossa J ... a Limited Edition Scale Replica of the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, Is Born

Alex Albon secured an excellent third place in the first round of the DTM weekend at Zolder in Belgium. It was the Thai driver’s first podium of the season. After setting off from the middle of the group, with Albon ninth and Lawson tenth, the two Ferraris rounded the first turn unscathed. However, Juncadella braked late at the first chicane, hitting several cars, including Lawson’s.

DTM Zolder round 3 - Alex Albon and Liam Lawson racing Red Bull and Alpha Tauri AF Corse's Ferraris 488 to 3rd position

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to release the complete catalogue for its flagship auction in Monterey California. The auction features 159 of the world’s most stunning examples spanning from pre-war classics to modern supercars, set to cross the block 12-14 August, during Monterey Car Week. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione.

Pair of Historic Competition Ferraris Highlight RM Sotheby’s Three Night Monterey Auction

Long recognized as a superlative showcase of automotive history, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance made history of its own at the culmination of its 70th celebration: a total of 38 former Best of Show cars were on hand to welcome a new winner to their ranks.

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier Named Best of Show at the 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

A Supercharged pre-war Mercedes Sports car was the top lot in Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on Friday, far exceeding its estimate of $3,000,000 – 4,000,000 to sell for $5,395,000. The successful sale experienced global participation, with more than 800 bidders from 38 countries. In all, the auction achieved an 89% sell-through rate and a total of nearly $37 million.

Perfect Mercedes S-Type Top Lot in Supercharged Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

RM Sotheby’s flagship auction grossed an astonishing $148,528,300 in total sales this past weekend, over the company’s three-night auction in Monterey, California (12-14 August), with an impressive 90 percent of all lots sold. Following a hiatus in 2020, the preview exhibition and sales at the Monterey Conference Center were well attended, resulting in bidders from 34 countries with 20% representing new clients.

RM Sotheby’s Flagship Monterey Auction Totals $148.5 Million With 90% of all Lots Sold

The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company, made a memorable return to the live auction stage, setting numerous world records and realizing a grand total of $107,045,410 at the 17th year of its revered Pebble Beach Auctions. Over the course of the two-day sale, the internationally acclaimed company sold 115 of 132 lots, resulting in an 87% sales rate with an average price of $930,829 per lot. Four of those lots were among the top ten sales across all of car week, with the first and second most valuable cars being sold by Gooding & Company.

Gooding & Company Sells the Year’s Most Valuable Car at Auction in Pebble Beach

Alex Albon claimed a first ever DTM triumph at the wheel of the AlphaTauri AF Corse 488 GT3 Evo 2020 at the end of Race 2, held today at the Nürburgring. Liam Lawson was less fortunate, his race hampered by two punctures. Albon got off to a flying start after setting off from pole position, as did Lawson who gained three positions. A collision mid-group triggered a Safety Car entry and, when racing resumed, Lawson put on an excellent spurt, moving up into fourth position, capitalizing on various contacts involving the cars ahead. His team-mate, meanwhile, was managing to carve out a comfortable gap.

DTM Nuerburgring round 4 - Alex Albon wins race 2

The British Motor Show is back! Despite all the adversity presented to event organisers due to the pandemic over the past eighteen months, the team behind the resurrected British Motor Show managed to put together a truly diverse and attractive gathering. It is some thirteen years since there has been a major internationally represented motor show in the UK, so it was a good feeling to get that motor show vibe on home soil once again.
The venue was the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, situated on the south-east perimeter of Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, some 35 miles south-west of London, between 19-22 August.

The British Motor Show is back!

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have already achieved “dream car” status for collectors and fans alike, and a dream came true this week at WeatherTech® Raceway Laguna Seca and on the concours lawn with the gathering of nearly forty of these modern-age V12 Icona barchettas. Chief Design Officer Flavio Manzoni, who also served this year as an Honorary Judge for the Concours d’Elegance, joined a livestream commentary for spectators and fans of the Prancing Horse as this largest -ever assemblage of Ferrari Monzas – in a range of spectacular and historically significant liveries – took to the field at Ferrari Concorso, which included an array of Classiche-certified masterpieces: the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, the design inspiration for the new 296 GTB, was placed center-stage with its modernday, spiritual antecedent.

The Prancing Horse returned to Pebble Beach

The annual Festival Italia meeting was held at Brands Hatch on Sunday 15th August, attracting a wide variety of both two and four wheel Italian machinery to the Kent circuit. Fortunately most of the day had reasonable ambient temperatures with intermittent sun and cloud, with only a very short light sprinkling of rain during the first F1 demonstration run around midday.

Festival Italia meeting was held at Brands Hatch

The 89th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the oldest and most prestigious endurance race and the fourth round of the FIA WEC World Championship, was dominated by AF Corse’s 488 GTEs, which triumphed in the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes. Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Côme Ledogar at the wheel of the #51 Ferrari won the LMGTE Pro class, while Nicklas Nielsen, François Perrodo and Alessio Rovera lorded it over the LMGTE Am class.

WEC 24h Le Mans ... Ferrari wins both LMGTE classes ... Corvette, Porsche & Aston Martin on podium

The Ferrari Owners’ Club held their summer garden party and concours at the splendid Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa near Kettering in Northamptonshire on Sunday 08 August. Rushton Hall is a 16th century Grade I listed country house, set in 25 acres of grounds, within which is the Triangular Lodge, regarded as one of the most unusual buildings in the country. The lodge was designed and built by the then “Lord of the Manor” Thomas Tresham, due to the indignity of being thrown into prison for his Catholic beliefs, where he came up with the design.

Ferrari Owners’ Club Summer Garden Party & The Charles Stanley Concours

RM Sotheby’s is privileged to announce that it brings two of the most important examples of British motorcars ever produced to its London auction, in association with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, on 5th November at an all-new central London venue. It’s hard to imagine two cars that exemplify peak British automotive heritage more than the 1952 Jaguar C-Type and the 1930 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer, which will take centre stage at the RM Sotheby’s 15th annual London sale.

RM Sotheby’s Brings Historic Jaguar C-Type and ‘Blower’ Bentley to Forthcoming London Auction

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce an all-new sale at the beautiful Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz, conducted in association with the Bernina Gran Turismo, and the company’s first ever sale in Switzerland. Known as the world’s most beautiful vintage racing competition, the ‘International St. Moritz Automobile Week’ encompasses several events between the 10th-19th September which will now include the RM Sotheby’s St. Moritz auction that will take place at the resort’s famous Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, in the afternoon of 17th September.

RM Sotheby’s Announces new St. Moritz Auction in Association With the Bernina Gran

An entire team of one of the great sporting marques of the golden era - 1920s racing Lagondas- which campaigned at Brooklands and Le Mans, is offered for the first time at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale on 18 September.
Four 1929 Lagonda 2.0-litre Low Chassis are returning to a motor circuit more than 50 years after being reunited in a significant single-owner collection.

Lagonda Dream Team at Bonhams ... Entire Racing Team Offered for First Time at Goodwood Revival Sale

The last August weekend saw the 10th edition of the Passione Engadina held in the name giving region around the posh ski winter resort St. Moritz were the rich and beautiful assemble as soon as the first snow drops. Now, at the end of the summer holidays the risk of snow is rather small and so usually about 100 classic cars of Italian heritage assemble at the Hotel Kulm in the centre of St. Moritz.

The 10th edition of the Passione Engadina held around the posh ski winter resort St. Moritz

The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in Kent, hosted the only British round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe over the weekend of 28-29 August, with a strong entry of 28 cars across the three classes. There were two races each of 60mins duration on the Sunday morning and afternoon, preceded by practice and qualifying sessions on the Saturday. There were also seven support races for an eclectic array of classic and modern saloon and GT cars, making for a packed weekend programme.

GT World Challenge Europe – Second Place for AF Corse in Pro-Am at Brands Hatch

The 2021 edition of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by Aviva, saw an expanded format over previous runnings, with a full six days of activity from the Tuesday through to the Sunday. It also saw the gathering return to its regular early September date, after last year’s event was rescheduled to the middle of the month over Covid lockdown fears. This year the vagaries of the British weather were relatively kind, in that there was no rain, although for the early part of the week it was fairly cool and generally overcast, gradually brightening up towards the weekend, with the final Sunday bathed in bright warm sunshine.

Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance with an expanded format

A rare Super Sport example of the EB110 supercar - the only Bugatti to be designed and built in Italy – and the forerunner to the Bugatti Chiron and Veyron – is to be offered at the prestigious Bonhams Zoute Sale on 10 October, with an estimate of €2,000,000 - 2,500,000. Unveiled on the 110th anniversary of Ettore Bugatti's birth, the EB110 was the first new Bugatti to be produced since 1956. It was the brainchild of Bugattiste (enthusiast and collector of the marque) Romano Artioli, who revived the brand, and was an all-Italian affair, designed by Marcello Gandini and hand built in Campogalliano in Italy's 'motor valley'.

Bugatti's Italian Job at Bonhams

Two Jaguar supercars from different eras were top cats at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale on Saturday 18 September, with a 1993 Jaguar XJ220, with just over 400 miles covered since new, setting a new auction world record for the model, selling for £460,000. eanwhile its spiritual ancestor, a 1956/1980s D-Type Sports-Racing Two-Seater, owned by Goodwood Revival racer Valentine Lindsay, made £799,000 and was the top lot of the day.

World Record Jaguar is the Cat’s Whiskers at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

Selling cars these days is a tough business as more and more restrictions hit the industry, fewer young people are getting into cars and especially the sports cars long time ago exceeded what is allowed to do on the street. So, selling a luxury car more and more becomes an experience and a question of life style and status, individualization is the key as most of the manufacturers run own departments for that just like Porsches Sonderwunsch program or Ferrari Tailor Made.

Ferrari Cavalcade & Cavalcade Classic 2021 - Sicily

RM Sotheby’s conducted its first ever boutique Swiss sale grossing an exceptional CHF16,494,625. The live sale offering 24 lots was not only the first RM Sotheby’s auction conducted in Switzerland but also the first held in association with the Bernina Gran Turismo and the International St. Moritz Automobil Week.
The sale offered exceptional quality automobiles, boasting some of the rarest blue-chip motor cars available to the market and all presented in outstanding condition. The top-selling car in the sale was the 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II, regarded by many as one of the most desirable of all 1950s roadsters, and one of only 252 BMW 507s built.

RM Sotheby’s St. Moritz Auction ... Topped by Stunning 1958 BMW 507 Roadster SII at CHF2,142,500

Liam Lawson and the Red Bull AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 wrapped up the fifth round of the DTM at Spielberg in Austria with two wins from two races. This puts the New Zealander back in second place in the championship standings, just 12 points off the leader.

DTM Spielberg round 5 - Double Triumph for Ferrari and AF Corse

Liam Lawson moved back to the top of the overall DTM standings, courtesy of his third place in Race-1 at Assen. The Red Bull AF Corse driver produced another splendid performance, culminating in his seventh podium of the season, which, thanks to Kelvin Van der Linde’s unfortunate race, puts the New Zealander on the summit of the championship standings. Alex Albon retired after multiple contacts at the start.

DTM Assen round 6 - Lawson extents lead with a third and second place

When people talk about racing Switzerland is certainly not the first place to look at. After the horrible 1955 Le Mans crash of Pierre Levegh with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR that killed numerous spectators the country in the Alps was the one taking the most drastic measurements and banned circuit racing bringing the sport basically to a halt. The most important racing of that kind might have been the Bremgarten near Bern were the likes of Farina, Fangio, Ascari and Taruffi are listed as winners of the Swiss F1 GP in the early stage of the World Championship.

The International St. Moritz Automobile Week became a very popular event attracting not only Swiss hill climbers

After a hiatus due to the (still ongoing) global pandemic in 2020, the Goodwood Revival Meeting was back with a bang in 2021, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the picturesque Sussex circuit over the weekend of 17-19 September. As if to welcome back this premier classic car race meeting, the weather was mostly clement, with bright sunshine and pleasant ambient temperatures for the first two days, interrupted by some light rain and a sharp shower on the Sunday morning, but remaining warm and drying out for the afternoon’s races.

Goodwood Revival Meeting was back with a bang in 2021

The 488 GT3 Evo 2020s of Lawson, starting from third in spite of 18kg of ballast, and Albon starting from ninth, managed to make it through some frenetic early action around the first four corners of the German track, which would trigger a Safety Car entrance. With Kelvin Van der Linde in the lead and Götz in second, Lawson was forced to tread very carefully, without taking any unnecessary risks but without conceding any vital points to his championship rivals either.

DTM Hockenheim round 7 - Lawson extents lead with a fourth and second place

It is difficult to believe but it is already 2.5 years since the last Concorso d´Eleganza at the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este at the Lake Como. After the 2020 edition fell victim to the pandemic and the 2021 edition postponed from its traditional May weekend it took until last weekend that the famous gardens at the lake were filled with some of the best and most beautiful classis cars.

“Best of Show” ... Ferrari 250 GT TDF wins the Trofeo BMW Group at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021

The title came at the end of a thrilling race, with plenty of twists and turns, which saw the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s feature prominently for the entire 55 minutes. Lawson, who tops the provisional standings with 224 points compared to 206 for Kelvin Van der Linde and 205 for Maximilian Götz, the winner of today’s race, came to Nuremberg having mathematically secured the “Junior” title.

DTM Norisring round 8 - AF Corse Team Champion ... Lawson Title Slips Away

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As with many other events in these uncertain Covid times, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting was postponed from earlier in the year to mid October. Fortunately the date change didn’t affect entries or attendance, with some of the cars having competed at the Revival Meeting a month earlier. Equally the gathering’s early year date hasn’t been renowned for the most clement weather, even having snow on one occasion.

Goodwood Members’ Meeting ... the date change didn’t affect entries or attendance

Heading the early consignments is a 2003 Ferrari 550 GTC, chassis 2102, a car owned by the Ferrari factory from 2003 to 2005 and supplied by them for evaluation and development into GT1 racing specification by famed Italian independent race team, N-Technology. Boasting a mighty 6.0 litre V12 engine producing just under 600bhp, JMB Racing was entrusted to run the car in selected rounds of the FIA GT championship in 2003.

RM Sotheby’s to Bring Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Abarth Racing Legends to Paris Sale

Auto Italia Magazine’s Italian Car Day at the Brooklands Museum complex was held much later than normal this year, for the reason that everybody is now familiar with – Covid! Since the relaxation of lockdown regulations, car events in the UK have drawn large crowds, after having been deprived of any gatherings for many months. This was exactly the case with the event at Brooklands on Sunday 10 October, with a good turnout of both participants and spectators, making for lengthy queues at the food and beverage outlets for much of the day

Italian Car Day ... a broad selection of classic mainstream vehicles

A 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport - the only Bugatti to be designed and built in Italy -was the top lot, selling for €2,242,500, at the Bonhams Zoute Sale yesterday (10 October), in the auction house’s successful return to its traditional location on the beach in Knokke-le-Zoute, attaining a total of €12.3 million, the highest amount achieved since the auction was first staged in 2012.

Forza Bugatti! EB110 Takes Chequered Flag at Bonhams Zoute Sale

Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Côme Ledogar secured the title with seventh place in the 3 Hours of Barcelona, the final round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. For the Italian driver, a solo winner in 2020, it is the second consecutive triumph in the Endurance Cup, an unprecedented feat in the history of the series. Chris Froggatt could also celebrate after claiming the winner’s laurels in the Pro-Am class with a fourth-place finish in Spain, while Sky Tempesta Racing took the team title.

GT World Challenge Europe – Pier Guidi-Nielsen-Ledogar champions

It was a bitter end for the two Ferraris entered in the Pro class, who saw an important result well within their grasp thwarted by unfortunate incidents in the final stages of the Indianapolis 8 Hours. The no. 61 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Jean-Claude Saada, Conor Grunewald and Mark Kvamme however secured another class win for Ferrari at the Indianapolis 8 Hour contest, enjoying a largely trouble-free run as the sole entrant in the Am category.

Intercontinental GT Challenge – Regrets and Victory for Ferrari at Indianapolis 8 Hours

Ferrari extended its undefeated streak to 11 consecutive victories in the Am class of the GT World Challenge America powered by AWS on Saturday, after the debut entry of Triarsi Competizione ended AF Corse’s perfect season. Charlie Scardina and Onofrio Triarsi combined to win the class in the No. 23 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, placing eighth overall in the 90-minute race. A late entry, the team decided only five days ago to compete. ...

GT World Challenge America - Ferrari Extends Winning Streak, Triarsi Wins in First AM Start

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, one of the world’s most recognised and coveted automobiles, took the top spot in the Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction on Friday evening, selling for $1,556,000 in the auction house’s debut sale at the Newport, Rhode Island event, which achieved an 83% sell-through rate. The early example 300 SL, equipped with racing-derived Rudge wheels from new and retaining its original engine and coachwork.

Gullwing Soars to Top Spot in Debut Bonhams Audrain Concours Auction

As RM Sotheby’s heads towards its 15th annual London sale, it is delighted to announce a number of highly significant cars that complete the 40-car auction, alongside nine memorabilia lots. The sale is being held in association with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, taking place on Sunday 7th November, and will be located at London’s spectacular Waterloo Place, just off Pall Mall and close to the Royal Automobile Club, which will play host to the live bidding on the 6th November.

RM Sotheby’s presents 80 Years of Motoring Icons at Forthcoming London Auction

Over the years clubs for the marque with the horseshoe radiator (as a reference to the pur sang Ettore loved so much) were founded all over the world and as they share the same passion for the marque and the adventure one of the national clubs holds an international meeting every year. So, in recent years we visited Italy in Sardinia, the US and Ireland in 2019. Due to the pandemic unfortunately the meeting in the trijunction of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany had to be cancelled and the countless hours the Dutch enthusiasts put into the meeting were in vain.

International Bugatti Meeting Germany ... brings together a great mixture of all sort of cars

The Guikas Collection sale, unquestionably one of the most significant offerings of sports and competition cars to ever be offered at auction, has expanded with the addition of two important Ferrari race cars which brings the Collection to a total of 77 cars, all offered without reserve. The two latest additions have taken to the track at Circuit Paul Ricard in order for us to enjoy their respective V12 and V8 soundtracks, so click through to watch and listen as the two cars are put through their paces.

RM Sotheby’s adds two Significant Ferrari Race Cars to the Guikas Collection Sale on 19 November

Pictures, cups and racing suits – the typical mementos of a motor sport career. Paolo Barilla, overall winner of Le Mans in 1985 in a private Porsche 956, has chosen a different, far more dynamic reminder of his greatest sporting success: on his 60th birthday, he was the first customer to complete a car project together with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as part of the new Sonderwunsch programme. It became known as the "dream car".

First completed car project in the Sonderwunsch programme ... Porsche 911 GT3: based on the 956 that won at Le Mans in 1985

With Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado’s triumph in LMGTE Pro class at the 8 Hours of Bahrain, Ferrari becomes manufacturers’ world champion while the Italian-English duo achieve a second career world title after the previous win in 2017. The results in the LMGTE Pro class, however, are provisional subject to the intention to appeal of stewards’ decision No. 34 filed by Porsche. Meanwhile, in LMGTE Am class, a second consecutive triumph for AF Corse and the crew of the no. 83 488 GTE with François Perrodo and Nicklas Nielsen, joined this year by rookie Alessio Rovera.

WEC 8 Hours Bahrain – Thrilling Final Ends With Ferrari and AF Corse Victory

RM Sotheby’s held its 15th annual London auction this past weekend (November 6th), during ‘The London Motor Week’. The auction, hosted at The Royal Automobile Club and with previews taking place in the historic Waterloo Place just off Pall Mall, grossed £7,765,265 with a pair of iconic supercars topping the sales. The 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari, finished in an exquisite one-of-one special order livery of Vinaccia paint over Pelle Chiodi Di Garofano interior, sold for £2,142,500.

One-Of-One 2016 Ferrari Laferrari Leads London Auction, Reaching £2,142,500

The BR20 is a two-seater V12 coupé developed on the GTC4Lusso platform, which in terms of its philosophy and styling approach, cleverly references the magnificent Ferrari coupés of the 1950s and 60s, without the slightest hint of nostalgia. Instead, it pulls off the challenging feat of marrying timeless elegance with muscular sportiness, effortlessly incorporating styling themes typical of some of the most iconic 12-cylinders in Ferrari history, including the 410 SA and 500 Superfast.

Ferrari BR20 … Maranello’s Latest One-Off Revealed

A mammoth temporary structure in the shadow of the Duke of York Monument in Waterloo Place off Pall Mall, hosted the RM Sotheby’s London Auction display arena. The auction itself took place on Saturday 06 November within the splendid premises of the nearby Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall itself. The auction comprised of seven lots of automobilia and forty vehicles, ranging from a Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer and Mercedes-Benz 630K Tourer from 1928, to a 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari, with a wide range offerings between the two ends of the age spectrum.

RM Sotheby’s London Auction

2021 marked 125 years since the original Emancipation Run, first held in 1896 to celebrate the recently passed Locomotives on Highways Act. This had raised the speed limit for “light locomotives” from 4 to 14mph and abolished the need for a man to walk ahead waving a red flag. The way things are going in London at the moment with multiple 20mph zones, we’ll soon be back to the dawn of motoring! Actually we probably are already in terms of average traffic speeds.

Regent Street Motor Show

On February 6th 1967, Ferrari pulled off one of the most spectacular feats in its entire history when it took the top three places at the 24 Hours of Daytona in the first round of that year’s International World Sports Car Championship. The three cars that shot past the chequered flag in that legendary side-by-side finish on Ford’s home turf – in first place a 330 P3/4, in second a 330 P4 and in third a 412 P – represented the pinnacle of development of the Ferrari 330 P3, a model that chief engineer Mauro Forghieri had significantly improved in each of the three racing car fundamentals: engine, chassis and aerodynamics.

Daytona SP3 ... The new ‘Icona’ Inspired by the Legendary Victories of Maranello’s Sports Prototypes

The Mugello International Circuit is ready to host the Ferrari Finali Mondiali from 16 to 21 November, the spectacular event with which the Maranello-based company marks the end of the 2021 racing season. It was a memorable year for the Prancing Horse, both for the numbers participating in Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli races and for its victories in GT races, embellished by the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship, just won in Bahrain.

Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello to Celebrate a Year of Triumphs

There was no shortage of emotion at the event that traditionally brings down the curtain on the Finali Mondiali. Some of the most iconic machines in Maranello’s history took to the track at the Mugello circuit, historic models, the protagonists from the extraordinary GT season and the brand new Ferrari Daytona SP3, the essence of the racing spirit itself, which, while paying tribute to the past, projects the Prancing Horse into the future.

Finali Mondiali – Endless Thrills at the Ferrari Show

Cetilar Racing looks to the States, announcing a new star-spangled challenge in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup GT series for next season. A challenge once again branded #47 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, with the full-fledged support of AF Corse being reconfirmed as well as the same crew, composed by Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Antonio Fuoco, that this year proved to be great protagonists in the LMGTE Am of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Cetilar Racing Lands in IMSA With Ferrari

Another show with a 2020 pandemic hiatus, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, returned to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre over the weekend of 12-14 November with a vast array of classic vehicles for the delectation of visitors. The official attendance figure was over 63,000 for the three days of the show. The show occupied Halls 1 to 5 and Hall 8 of the complex, with the latter hall being the domain of no less than 37 different Ford clubs.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

The Guikas Collection sale, unquestionably one of the most anticipated European sales of recent years, was concluded in spectacular style last week, with all 87 lots including cars, parts and memorabilia, finding new homes at a total sales figure of €39,532,700. With the auction taking place in the magnificent surroundings of the Circuit Paul Ricard, at Le Castellet, France, the event offered an entirely unique auction experience, with many of the 77 cars on offer being demonstrated on track as they went under the hammer.

RM Sotheby’s Incredible Guikas Collection Sale Grosses €39.5 Million

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to kick off the 2022 collector car auction calendar once again by returning to the stunning grounds of the Arizona Biltmore & Spa in Phoenix on 27 January for its 23rd annual Arizona sale. The auction will play host to a wide variety of marques and eras, with sports cars and a single-owner collection leading the early highlights.

RM Sotheby’s 2022 Arizona Auction to Feature Stunning Selection of Rare and Desirable Sports Cars

A concours-condition 1965 Aston Martin DB5 was the top lot in the Bonhams Bond Street Sale on Saturday, selling for £586,200 in the auction house’s final sale of the year which achieved an 86 per cent sell-through rate, with several lots achieving their top estimates or above. Described by Bonhams as ‘truly magnificent’, this DB5, also known as the ‘James Bond’ Aston Martin, had been rescued as a barn-find seven years ago and treated to a £400,000 specialist restoration, bringing it up to its present condition.

Concours Aston Martin is “Best In Class” at Bonhams

“Who do you think you are? Stirling Moss?” This, so the story goes, is what a policeman asked the legendary British racing driver following a particularly ‘daring’ overtaking manoeuvre on the streets of London. “Yes sir, I am” was the honest reply. There’s a nod to this legendary tale – and a number of other aspects of Moss’s life and career – in “The Last Blast”, a new short film by Mercedes-Benz Classic. A police motorcycle outrider admonishes the over-enthusiastic driver of the very Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR made famous by Moss’s win in the 1955 Mille Miglia race.

Farewell to a legend ... “The Last Blast” short film follows the unparalleled drive of the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “722” in a London tribute to Sir Stirling Moss

Premier global auction house Gooding & Company is once again returning to Arizona Auction Week with Geared Online Scottsdale Edition. The online-only auction event will be coupled with an exclusive local viewing showcasing all vehicles in Scottsdale, open to registered bidders and select members of the press. Following the success of 2021’s online-only approach to the Scottsdale auctions, Gooding & Company’s Geared Online allows collectors the world over to partake in the week’s exciting festivities.

Gooding & Company Leads Into 2022 with Geared Online Scottsdale Edition Paired with Exclusive Viewing

In October, our guests had the chance to discover the Ferrari Roma through an immersive experience at the heart of Ferrari spirit, in Maranello. Circumstances have forced us to close our doors for far too long – so we were delighted to receive more than 1000 Ferrari enthusiasts here in person for a very special Esperienza Ferrari over one full month, to make them experience some of the things which make Ferrari unique.
The journey started with a private presentation of this special Ferrari, followed by a 45 km road test drive to experience the versatility, comfort, and extraordinary handling of the Ferrari Roma.

Esperienza Ferrari Maranello

A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS, estimate €1,300,000 – 1,600,000, formerly owned by one of Hollywood's greatest names, the actor Robert Redford, is one of the stars at Bonhams Grandes Marques à Paris Sale on 3 February. Opening the Bonhams Motorcars Europe 2022 calendar, the sale will be staged in the heart of the city at the Grand Palais Ephémère, by the Eiffel Tower.

Ex-Robert Redford Porsche 904 Stars in Bonhams Grandes Marques à Paris Sale

As the year comes to a close, RM Sotheby’s celebrates strong results for 2021. We are pleased to announce that 2021 saw total gross sales in excess of $550,000,000 across its auction and private sales transactions, where our private sales more than doubled from the previous year. Our focus is unchanged: delivering the best possible trading environment for both buyers and sellers within the global collector car market, supported by unparalleled knowledge and research which helps our clients make fully informed purchase decisions.

RM Sotheby’s Reports $406.5 Million in Global Auction Sales in 2021

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG mourns the death of Eberhard Mahle. The former racing driver died on 21 December 2021 at the age of 88. Eberhard Mahle was European Champion in 1966. He was the first driver to take an international title in a Porsche 911. He had previously achieved success with other brands, such as in the 1957 German GT Championship in an Alfa Romeo and at the 1959 German Hill Climb Championship in a Volvo. He was a works driver for Abarth, Borgward and Mercedes-Benz.

Porsche mourns the death of Eberhard Mahle ... Racing Driver and European Champion 1966