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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

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

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

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

The Ferrari Museum in Maranello will host the “GT 2021, a memorable year” exhibition until 31 March 2022. It celebrates Ferrari’s most successful year in GT racing history, a season that saw Ferrari vehicles competing in the most important championships around the world. Ferrari’s list of achievements contained 23 more titles by the time it came to an end. These include the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championship titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the 488 GTE ...

Ferrari’s Season of GT Triumphs on Display at Maranello

Leading international auction house Gooding & Company is proud to conclude the year with an impressive report of successful growth and performance. Through seven Geared Online digital auctions and the anticipated return to the live auction stage with the market-defining Pebble Beach Auctions, the company realized a total exceeding $150 million in sales, reporting an incredibly profitable year after the global instability of 2020.

Gooding & Company Closes Out 2021 on a Strong Note, Achieves Over $150 Million from All Auctions, Once Again Sells Top Two Cars of the Year

Leading international auction house Gooding & Company is proud to conclude the year with an impressive report of successful growth and performance. Through seven Geared Online digital auctions and the anticipated return to the live auction stage with the market-defining Pebble Beach Auctions, the company realized a total exceeding $150 million in sales, reporting an incredibly profitable year after the global instability of 2020.

Stunning 718 RSK and Selection of Significant Porsches Set to Headline Gooding & Company’s Return to Amelia Island

RM Sotheby’s is excited to offer what many consider to be the finest of the ultimate specification, road-going, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sports cars in the world. A simply stunning 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing, boasting exceptional provenance and in the ultimate specification, will make its way to Arizona to feature as the undisputed star of the sale at the Arizona Biltmore & Spa in Phoenix on 27 January.

RM Sotheby’s to Offer ‘The Best of the Best’ 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing at Arizona Auction

A rare and special ‘barnfind’ Mercedes-Benz – surely one of the last unrestored 300S Roadsters – will line up with a parade of concours-standard restorations at The Scottsdale Auction, Bonhams motor cars’ season-opener staged at the Westin Kierland Resort, on January 27 at 10am MST. The sleeping beauty, a 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S, is one of only 141 roadster variants of the post-war flagship model produced. This coveted motorcar has spent many decades of its later life off the road and is offered as an exciting restoration project with an estimate of $375,000 – 475,000.

Rare Barnfind Mercedes-Benz and Concours-Restorations Parade at Bonhams Scottsdale Auction

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to add an incredible selection of Ferraris to the already outstanding lots going under the hammer in Arizona on 27 January. Few road-going Ferraris of the 1970s are more coveted than the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti. The 31st of just 121 examples built, this is a wonderful example of Maranello’s celebrated spider. Once owned by a famous Hollywood director, the car offered is an FCA Platinum Award winner and retains its numbers-matching engine and gearbox.

Forza Ferrari ! ... Stunning Maranello Legends Join Arizona Auction Lineup

The sixtieth edition of the 24 Hours of Daytona, the great classic that opens the IMSA season, will see Risi Competizione make its twenty-second appearance. The team will be there with a top-class crew. The FIA WEC world champions, Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado, flanked by Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon, will tackle the banking of the Daytona International Speedway, in Florida, in the colours of Giuseppe Risi’s team. The quartet will compete in the GTD Pro class, which from this year replaces the previous GTLM. They will be at the wheel of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020.

IMSA ... Four Aces for Risi Competizione at Daytona

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce The Petitjean Collection ‘Part II’, a collection of 28 Ferrari road cars spanning 30 years from 1959 to 1989. The collection joins the other exceptional lots to be offered in the Paris sale, taking place on 2 February 2022 during Rétromobile week. This will mark the 9th annual return to the French capital, with the sale this year taking place at Sotheby's Paris, 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The sale cars will be available to preview at “The Collection” Place Vendôme, 75001, on 1-2 February.

RM Sotheby’s to Offer The Petitjean Collection ‘Part II’ – A Ferrari Only Collection From 1959 to 1989 to be Offered Without Reserve

Ferrari will look to add a new chapter of success in North America’s premier endurance event with the 60th running of the 24 Hours At Daytona (Jan. 29-30) to open the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The event has attracted a bumper 61-car grid including three representatives of the Prancing Horse marque, led by the no. 62 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Risi Competizione which will compete in the new-for-2022 GTD Pro category.  The new GTD Pro class will feature cars built or modified to international GT3 specification with all-pro driver lines ups, while GTD continues as a class for GT3 cars with Pro-Am lineups.

IMSA ... Three Ferrari Teams Prep for Daytona 24 Hour in ‘Roar Before The 24’

After almost 2 years of deprivations 2022 starts again with the annual Ferrari events of the Cavallino Classic in Florida. Last year was postponed to April due to the pandemic and so the premiere edition of the new organisation of Canossa Events who took over the show just a few months before was only a transition year and the 30rd Cavallino Classic was basically still organized by the old team. Now in 2022 the first changes of the new format came into play that are set to bring the classics into the future attracting not only those who attend the event for years but also a new and younger public.

Canossa Events starts season with Cavallino Classic ... Treposti and the 250 GT/64 won Best of Show

Yesterday fell the final curtain on the first Cavallino Classic organized by Canossa Events. Some news was introduced including a new logo and new awards but the major things did not change. After the great solo Ferrari concours at the Breakers the Cavallino Classics went back to Mar-a-Lago for the multi-marque gathering at the famous country club in Palm Beach. After the transition in the last year and the difficult organization in the middle of a pandemic with the postponed classics finally Mar-a-Lago was back on the program.

Classic & Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta ... Best of Show

“Gooding & Company is excited to present these two outstanding private collections at Amelia Island,” said Gooding & Company Senior Specialist, David Brynan. “The Lloyd Hawkins Collection features a selection of important competition cars, including iconic models like the RSR and 935. The Rudy ‘Mr. 993’ Mancinas collection offers enthusiasts the opportunity to acquire some of the most sought-after modern classics from Porsche and BMW, many of which are finished in rare or one-off colors. These cars showcase the incredible vision of two well-respected collectors and the amazing range of interest that exists within the Porsche community.”

Gooding & Company to Offer Iconic German Sports Cars from Two Prominent Collections at Amelia Island

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been awarded the “Grand Prize: Most Beautiful Supercar 2022” by a panel of expert judges at the 37th Paris Festival Automobile International. This prestigious annual award is held to pay tribute to the sports car chosen by a panel of influential personalities from the world of motoring for its design and aesthetic beauty. The same jury awarded Ferrari’s Chief Design Officer, Flavio Manzoni, with the Grand Prize of Design, in recognition of his original, creative and influential work in the automotive sector.

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 Awarded “Grand Prize ... Most Beautiful Supercar 2022” at Paris Festival Automobile International

There are two special cars that stand out among the many highlights in the sale: a 1968 factory Porsche 907 and a 1974 Porsche 911 RSR 3.0L coming from the collection of gentleman driver Ernst Schuster, who has owned them for nearly 40 years.
The 1968 Porsche 907 is a highly authentic example of the 907 with exceptional racing provenance. After a superb 4th place finish in the Nürburgring 1000 kms in 1968, the car took part three times at Le Mans in the 24 Hour race between 1970 and 1972. Restored by the best specialists, the car is eligible for all the biggest historic events.

170 Collectors’ Cars, 30 Bikes at Artcurial Rétromobile 2022

A 1958 AC Ace Roadster, first owned by a a USAF pilot who brought it from France to the USA, was the top lot, soaring above its top estimate of $375,000 to sell for $516,500 in yesterday’s (January 27) Bonhams Scottsdale Auction, which had an impressive sell-through rate of 95%. Offered from a prominent US-based collection of show winners, the impeccably restored left-hand drive Ace, which had retained its original aluminum bodywork and matching numbers engine, had itself won many trophies at major Concours d’Elegances.

Flying Ace! Pilot’s AC Sportscar is top lot at Bonhams Scottsdale Sale

Establishing a record price for a 300 SL Gullwing offered publicly at auction, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing sold for an incredible $6.8 million as the undisputed star of the sale. Boasting exceptional provenance and in the ultimate specification, the Alloy Gullwing is considered one of the most desirable road-going models of the marque. This particular car was one of very few to retain its numbers-matching 3.0-liter NSL engine and original alloy body.

Records Tumble as RM Sotheby’s Kicks Off 2022 With Stunning Arizona Sale

For its annual event during Arizona Automotive Week, the renowned Gooding & Company conducted its Geared Online Scottsdale Edition for the second consecutive year in a row. Building on last year’s inaugural online-only auction, the company hosted an exclusive viewing of all of the lots in Scottsdale, Arizona, allowing registered bidders and press members the opportunity to experience the robust variety of vehicles in person during the online sale. The company reported a sales total of $6,962,450 for the week, with an 88% sell-through rate from 50 of 57 lots sold and an average price of $139,249 per lot sold.

Gooding & Company Concludes Geared Online Scottsdale Edition with Strong Results for Second Consecutive Year

The 60th edition of the Daytona 24 Hours went down to the wire with the Ferrari of Risi Competizione second in the GTD-Pro class and a 4th place finish in GTD for AF Corse. The first round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, run in perfect weather conditions but with very cold temperatures, provided a thrilling spectacle from green flag to chequered flag, although there were also phases of Full Course Yellow. The Ferraris competing in Florida, after a less-than-perfect qualifying session in last weekend’s Roar before 24, proved themselves up to the challenge of this iconic endurance marathon.

IMSA ... Second Place for Ferrari at the Daytona 24 Hours

"This latest selection of consignments to Amelia Island will be exciting from a market standpoint, as many of these cars come to auction for the very first time,” said Gooding & Company Senior Specialist, David Brynan. "These are all high-quality, unique cars, representing some of the most iconic and sought-after models from marques like Porsche, BMW, and Ferrari. Several models, like the OSCA MT4 and Porsche 904/6, are rarely offered for public sale and yet, they are exactly the type of cars that today's collectors are looking for – event-eligible sports cars that are both thrilling to drive and historically important.”

Blue-Chip Classics and Legendary 50s and 60s Sports Cars Added to Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction

With the backdrop of an illuminated Eiffel Tower, a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari lit up yesterday’s Bonhams auction in the Grand Palais Éphémère, achieving €2,558,750 and setting a new auction world record for a European-specification variant. This was the top lot of the successful Grand Marques du Monde à Paris Sale, which realised a total of €19 millionand a sell through rate of 83%.

Successful Grandes Marques Du Monde Sale … New Auction Records for LaFerrari and Bugatti EB110 GT

The highlight of the night was The Petitjean Collection ‘Part II’, a collection of 28 Ferrari road cars spanning 30 years from 1959 to 1989. The collection of Marcel Petitjean represents one man’s passion and dedication to building a fine collection of cars. All lots were vigorously contested, and it was the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, one of the ultimate supercars of its era, which sold for €3,464,375, establishing a record for the model and topping the entire sale.

Paris Sale Concludes With €25 Million in Sales as 91% of all Lots Find new Homes

Alessandro Pier Guidi and Côme Ledogar claimed the drivers’ title in the last round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge, with their second place in the 9 Hours of Kyalami. The series organised by SRO features the toughest endurance races for GT3 cars. The 2021 racing season officially concluded with the South African event. It was Ferrari’s most successful ever, with 24 titles, including two FIA WEC world crowns, won in the main national and international championships.

Intercontinental GT Challenge … Title for Pier Guidi and Côme Ledogar, 488 GT3 on 107 Wins

RM Sotheby’s is honoured to offer the ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, a car which was presented as a retirement gift to Fangio from Mercedes-Benz in 1958, and which is known to have been one of the driver’s favourite cars. The bond that Fangio had forged with Mercedes-Benz was such that the 300 SL Roadster was delivered in time for his 47th birthday, received at The Dorchester Hotel in London, marking his phenomenal achievements for the Stuttgart-based outfit in motorsport.

RM Sotheby’s Brings the Ex-Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster to Market

Gooding & Company is unveiling additional star consignments, led by the incredible, Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe. The auction house will also offer a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® First in Class-winning 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback and a one-off, concours-restored 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Sports Coupe, dubbed by the automotive press in period as “The Honeymoon Express.”

Spectacular Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe and World-Class Bentleys Join Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction

Continuing the record-breaking 2022 auction season, RM Sotheby’s is proud to offer incredible automobiles from the turn of the century, through to today’s greatest sports cars. Leading the group is a trio of stunning hypercars. The trio consists of a ground-breaking 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, a rare 2020 McLaren Speedtail, and a brutally fast 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport.

From Hypercars to Pre-War Cars … RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction Brings the Best From Across the Ages

The first round of the 2021-2022 Asian Le Mans Series held on the Dubai circuit ended with podium finishes for the Ferraris of Rinaldi Racing and AF Corse in the GT3 class and Kessel Racing in the GT3 Pro-Am class. Davide Rigon, David Perel and Rino Mastronardi secured an excellent second place ahead of Conrad Grunewald, Louis Prette and Vincent Abril at the end of a very convincing race. The Kessel Racing crew, on the other hand, completed the scheduled four hours behind the Mercedes of SBS Automotive.

ALMS ... Double Ferrari Podium on Debut at 4h Dubai ... Race 1

Ferrari claimed victory in the 4 Hours of Dubai, the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Rinaldi Racing crewed by Davide Rigon, David Perel and Rino Mastronardi carried the day in a race rounded off by third place for the number 17 Ferrari of AF Corse and second for Kessel Racing in the Pro-Am class.

ALMS ... Rinaldi Racing Win .. Ferrari on Pro-Am Podium ... Race 2

One of the most important Porsche models ever produced will headline Bonhams Amelia Island Sale on March 3 in Florida, being offered after 50 years of ownership and displayed publicly for the first time since the early 2000s. The Porsche 550 Spyder was a seminal model for the manufacturer, as its first genuine racing car design. Considered one of the most important racing cars in history, the 550 garnered success in the period’s most challenging international sports car and endurance races including the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race and the Mille Miglia. The 1500cc engined Spyder earned itself the ‘giant-killer’ soubriquet, as it claimed victory over larger-engined rivals.

Hidden Treasure … Porsche Icon at Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to return to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center to celebrate our 19th annual Fort Lauderdale auction. Headlining the sale is The Rey Collection, consisting of 19 lots ranging from American classics to European sports cars and set to go under the hammer 25-26 March.

Single-Owner Collection Showcasing the Art of Speed to go Under the Hammer in Fort Lauderdale

The F1-75, Scuderia Ferrari’s challenger for the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, was presented online this afternoon at the Gestione Sportiva in Maranello. The car is the 68th that the company has built to compete in motor racing’s blue riband category. It features a brand new shade of red, especially developed by the Ferrari Style Centre, while its name reflects the fact that the company is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding this year. The anniversary is reflected in the celebratory logo, alongside the Italian flag, which has been a long-time feature on Ferrari Formula 1 cars.

Ferrari F1-75 Breaks Cover – An Innovative and Daring Car

One month before the Rétromobile Salon in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars is proud to present a new collection of eight sports cars in exceptional condition. It is extremely rare today to offer four Ferrari Supercars at auction that are all one-owner cars, fastidiously preserved by their sole custodian, making this a very special collection. Maître Etienne Léandri, a defence lawyer at the Monaco Bar and State Councillor had a lifelong passion for the Ferrari marque. Known as “The Ferrari lawyer”, he maintained a friendly relationship with Gabriel Cavallari and, when an exclusive new model was launched, he was given priority to buy one.

Étienne Léandri's Supercar Collection to be Sold by Artcurial at Rétromobile

Race 3 of the Asian Le Mans Series, held at Yas Marina, saw victory for the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Kessel Racing, dominant in the Pro-Am class with Robert Ziemian, Francesco Zollo and Axcil Jefferies. The Ferrari number 17 of AF Corse claimed its third consecutive podium in the Pro class. The race offered many more twists and turns than the last two outings in Dubai, with two Full Course Yellows, two Safety Cars and a long red flag neutralisation at mid-race.

ALMS ... Kessel Racing Wins in Pro-Am, AF Corse on Podium at Yas Marina ... Race 1

The 4 Hours of Yas Marina, the last act of the Asian Le Mans Series, ended with a second consecutive victory for Kessel Racing in the Pro-Am class. However, despite this, the Swiss team didn’t claim the title. Robert Ziemian, Francesco Zollo and Axcil Jefferies drove a faultless race to finish ahead of SPS Automotive’s Mercedes, which, as the first of the two cars to win a race, took the title despite a points tie.

ALMS … Kessel Racing Encore at Yas Marina ... Race 2

The 2022 Formula 1 season has begun with three days of testing, running up until this Friday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. Shortly after 9 o’clock, it fell to Charles Leclerc to steer the F1-75 out on track for its debut in an official session. The Monegasque completed 80 laps, running the C2, C3 and C4 compound tyres, getting through the planned pre-lunch break programme. Charles’ best time of 1’20”165 was set on C3 tyres.

F1 Pre-Season Test Barcelona Day 1 … A Solid Start for Ferrari’s F1-75

The second day of the first pre-season test at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit saw Scuderia Ferrari complete a further 150 laps with the F1-75. Once again both drivers got a turn at the wheel, with Carlos Sainz going first, before Charles Leclerc took over after the lunch break. As was the case yesterday, a key objective was for the drivers to continue to familiarise themselves with the new car, while also enabling the pit stop crew to get used to dealing with the new 18 inch tyres introduced this season by Pirelli. Carlos and Charles also began to work on fine tuning the car, running various set-ups

F1 Pre-Season Test Barcelona Day 2  … Another Day of Learning About the F1-75

Scuderia Ferrari has completed the first three days of pre-season testing at Spain’s Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. The F1-75 completed a total of 439 laps, or 2052 kilometres, the most of any of the cars on track, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz both driving on all days.

F1 Pre-Season Test Barcelona Day 3 … 2052 Km Over Three Days for the F1-75

Ferrari opened the SRO GT America Powered by AWS with an impressive podium finish after posting the fastest lap of the race on the streets of St. Petersburg. Triarsi Competizione made its first appearance in GT America, with Justin Wetherill taking third in the Saturday race after placing sixth on Friday in the No. 37 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020.

GT America ... Ferrari Captures Podium in SRO GT America Opener

A 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, offered for sale for the first time in 50 years, was the most valuable lot at Bonhams Amelia Island Auction yesterday, achieving $4,185,000, following a tense bidding battle in the Florida saleroom. It was the crowning glory of a successful sale which realised a total of $13.5 million, with an impressive 95% sell-through rate.
A seminal model for Porsche, the 1500cc 550 Spyder was the manufacturer’s first genuine racing car, earning the ‘giant killer’ soubriquet for its victories over larger-engined rivals in the most challenging races such as the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Hidden Treasure Porsche is Crowning Glory of Bonhams

Gooding & Company stunned the collector car market once again, concluding its most successful and profitable auction at Amelia Island to date throughout its 13 year history at the venue. The company amassed a whopping $66,534,480 in sales, achieving a 92% sales rate from 91 out of 99 lots sold. Presenting a truly outstanding event, the auction house sold 19 lots over $1,000,000 in a single day, yielding an average price per car of $731,148.The most significant sale of the week was the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe, which sold for $13,425,000.

Gooding & Company Concludes Most Successful Amelia Island Auction to Date: Realizes Over $66 Million in One Day, Shatters Multiple World Records

Staggering in its breadth and quality, this beautiful collection is unquestionably one of the finest private collections of automobiles ever gathered by a single owner. Oscar Davis was a singular enthusiast that built a global reputation, known for acquiring some of the most impeccable examples of the world’s finest cars, beautifully maintained and presented, and with unmatched provenance. The primary focus of the collection centers around the great Italian marques, with many of the finest examples of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati, all featured within his beautifully curated collection.

RM Sotheby’s Presents the Oscar Davis Collection - One of the World’s Most Legendary Vintage Car Collections to Come to Market

RM Sotheby’s returned to the Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island for the company’s 23rd annual sale as the official auction house of the renowned Concours d’Elegance, The Amelia. A single-day live auction for 2022, the sale was a resounding success, totaling $46,636,640 and with an incredible 89% of all lots offered finding new homes.

Hypercars and Pre-War Cars Steal the Show at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale as Eleven Cars Sell for Over $1 Million

1934 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe and 2017 Cadillac Dpi-V.R Named Best In Show at The Amelia’s 27th Annual Event

A 1934 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe and a 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R were crowned this year’s Best in Show winners on March 6, 2022, at The Amelia Concours d’Elegance — its 27th annual event. Marking the inaugural year under Hagerty’s stewardship, the 2022 event highlighted innovative activations that complemented the event’s long tradition of showcasing the world’s finest vehicles at the Golf Club of Amelia Island and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Central to the weekend’s festivities was the celebration of The Amelia’s 2022 honoree: accomplished driver and championship race team owner, Chip Ganassi.

With the start of the main international championships approaching, the official Ferrari Competizioni GT drivers are preparing for a year full of events that will see them compete in Europe and around the world.

Ferrari Competizioni GT 2022 Drivers’ Programmes Announced

Canossa Racing, the new division of Canossa Events dedicated to all racetrack enthusiasts, has recently acquired Alfa Revival Cup, the well-known Italian racing series dedicated to all Alfa Romeo GT and Tourism cars built from 1947 through 1981 and sanctioned by the Automobile Club of Italy (ACI). The Alfa Revival Cup driving experience is a journey between speed and adrenaline on the most legendary Italian racetracks. Created for all Alfisti who like to spend their time on a racetrack and paddock, the racing adventure is a tribute to the heritage race history of the world renowned “Biscione” Brand.

Alfa Revival and Youngtimer Cups on Legendary Italian Tracks

The livery chosen for the Ferraris is inspired by last year’s. However, it comes with some extra graphics that accentuate the vehicle’s dynamic character and emphasise the theme dominated by the Italian “tricolore” flag, which starts from the aggressive front end and spans the entire car. The 488 GTE will also feature the logo celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Maranello brand.

New Livery for FIA WEC Reigning Champion 488 GTES

On 12 March 1947, Enzo Ferrari started up the Ferrari 125 S, the first car to bear his name. The Ferrari that crossed the Maranello gates in 1947 was more than a new car, it was a declaration of intent, and the beginning of a 75-year culture of excellence built on craftsmanship, dedication, tradition and innovation. It is a culture that has created a stream of automotive masterpieces, each destined to transcend time.

“Ferrari Forever” Opens at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena

A few days before the official start of Season 10 of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the two-day prologue at the Sebring track concluded after four valuable sessions to test the cars ahead of Friday’s race. Two 488 GTEs competed in the LMGTE Pro class and five in the LMGTE Am on the 6,019-metre Florida circuit.

WEC Prologue Concluded at Sebring … Useful Information for Ferrari

Ferrari will be looking to build on its impressive legacy in one of America’s premier endurance events with a three-car entry in Saturday’s 70th anniversary of the Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Ferrari has 12 overall victories and 37 class triumphs at the challenging airport circuit built around a World War II training facility. This weekend, the Marque of the Prancing Horse will have entries in both GT classes in Round 2 of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

IMSA ... Ferrari Returns With Three Cars for Saturday’s 12-Hour Sebring Classic

Monza the second round of the Club Competizioni GT ‘Regional’ calendar concluded this weekend at Monza with six cars competing at the Lombardy track. Following the season-opening event at the Circuit of the Americas at the beginning of March, Club Competizioni GT offered participants an intense two days of private testing at the Brianza-based Autodromo Nazionale, with a modified 488 GT, two 488 GT3s, a 458 Italia GT3 and two F430s in GT and GT3 configuration on track.

Club Competizioni GT – Six Ferraris at Monza for the Club’S European Premiere

Ferrari will be looking to build on its impressive legacy in one of America’s premier endurance events with a three-car entry in Saturday’s 70th anniversary of the Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Ferrari has 12 overall victories and 37 class triumphs at the challenging airport circuit built around a World War II training facility. This weekend, the Marque of the Prancing Horse will have entries in both GT classes in Round 2 of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

IMSA ... SCC Round 2 12h Sebring ... Porsche customer teams aim for class victories

Ferrari’s future on the GT racing scene takes shape and develops around the volumes of the 296 GTB, redefining it according to track and performance requirements and giving life to the 296 GT3. This model takes up the legacy of the 488 GT3 which, in its standard and Evo 2020 configurations, has picked up 107 titles from its debut race to date, with 429 wins from 770 starts. These extraordinary figures make it the most successful car in Prancing Horse history.

Ferrari 296 GT3 … The First Sketches of Ferrari’s Future in GT Racing

Sebring International Raceway will host the first act of the FIA World Endurance Championship season, with the Ferraris lining up to defend their drivers’ and constructors’ titles in the LMGTE Pro class and the drivers’ and teams’ ones (with AF Corse) in the LMGTE Am. The first of the six legs on the World Championship calendar is steeped in history. The unevenness of the asphalt on the Florida track, the site of a training airfield during the Second World War, also makes it difficult to set up the cars.

WEC ... Ferrari Ready to Defend World Endurance Championship Titles

A new era for Formula 1 gets underway in Bahrain. Less than a week ago, pre-season testing came to an end at the same Sakhir track, just six days for the teams to get to grips with this year’s new generation of cars. Among the many changes to the regulations, a return to ground effect, Pirelli’s larger 18 inch tyres, the use of E10 eco-fuel and an increase in the car’s minimum weight. Scuderia Ferrari completed almost 4000 kilometres of testing with the F1-75, more than any other team and Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc were favourably impressed.

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix ... A new era for Formula 1 Gets Underway at Sakhir

The two letters SL are the world-famous hallmark and distinction of a unique Mercedes-Benz sports car tradition: for 70 years, the abbreviation has stood for “super-light” and thus for sporty motoring – from the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194) from 1952 to the latest SL in the 232 model series from the sports car and performance brand Mercedes-AMG. The forefather W 194 remains reserved for motorsport, but in doing so it conveys an important Mercedes-Benz brand value: as the oldest luxury car manufacturer in the world, the brand has been involved in motorsport for many eras – and has been highly successful.

70 years of sport, luxury and lifestyle ... The Mercedes-Benz SL

The Porsche GT Team has locked out the first grid row with the two 911 RSR for the season-opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC. Works driver Michael Christensen turned the fastest qualifying lap in the GTE-Pro class for the 1,000-mile race on the Sebring International Raceway in the US state of Florida. The ca. 378 kW (515 PS) Porsche 911 RSR remains unbeaten after topping the timesheets in a WEC final qualifying session for the tenth time in a row.

FIA WEC Round 1 1000km Sebring ... Porsche 911 RSR scores tenth straight WEC pole position

The Porsche 911 GT3 R showed its full strength in qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring. At the wheel of the No. 16 car fielded by the customer team Wright Motorsports, Zacharie Robichon turned the fastest lap in the GTD class. For the race, the Canadian shares driving duties in the nine-eleven with Jan Heylen from Belgium and Ryan Hardwick from the USA. In January, the trio had won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Porsche works driver Richard Lietz (Austria) and thus took the lead of the championship.

IMSA ... SCC Round 2 12h Sebring ... Porsche 911 GT3 R tackles 12-hour classic from pole position

The Monegasque Supercar Collection (lots 161 - 168), featuring a stunning line-up of one-owner, low-mileage Ferrari supercars attracted huge interest with a large number of bidders in the room and on the telephone, resulting in some record prices. The collection made over 13 million euros with all eight cars selling. The 1968 factory Porsche 907 (lot 203) achieved the highest price in today’s sale, changing hands for 4 390 400 € including premium. This important competition car with superb provenance, including three participations at Le Mans had been in the same ownership for the last 40 years.

Retromobile 2022 by Artcurial Motorcars - Highlights from day one

The Porsche GT Team has kicked off the new season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a victory at the Sebring International Raceway. Michael Christensen from Denmark and Frenchman Kévin Estre won the GTE-Pro class at the 1,000-mile race in the US state of Florida ahead of the Corvette crewed by Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and American Tommy Milner. Richard Lietz from Austria and Italy’s Gianmaria Bruni finished third with their ca. 378 kW (515 PS) 911 RSR.

FIA WEC Round 1 1000km Sebring ... Porsche wins the GTE-Pro class at the season opener

The Porsche 911 GT3 R showed its full strength in qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring. At the wheel of the No. 16 car fielded by the customer team Wright Motorsports, Zacharie Robichon turned the fastest lap in the GTD class. For the race, the Canadian shares driving duties in the nine-eleven with Jan Heylen from Belgium and Ryan Hardwick from the USA. In January, the trio had won the 24 Hours of Daytona with Porsche works driver Richard Lietz (Austria) and thus took the lead of the championship.

IMSA ... SCC Round 2 12h Sebring ... Two Ferraris on the podium ... Best Porsche 911 GT3 R finishes fifth

Scuderia Ferrari’s 2022 season has got off to the best possible start, with Charles Leclerc leading team-mate Carlos Sainz across the line to record the team’s 85th one-two finish in Formula 1. This was the Maranello squad’s 239th win and Charles’ third after those in Belgium and Italy in 2019. He drove a perfect race, securing the first hat trick of his career, namely pole position, fastest race lap and the win. Carlos took the chequered flag in second place to record his fifth podium with the Scuderia, his seventh in total in Formula 1.

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix ... A fantastic 1-2 ... an unforgettable night in Sakhir

On 16 to 20 March 2022, two years after the last edition of the Rétromobile Salon, Artcurial Motorcars returned to the show with a new tribute to the Collectors’ Car, displaying over 170 vehicles on their stand, spread over more than half a hectare. The auction format was different this year, and in place of the drive-through, there were videos and live streaming shown throughout the sale. The Artcurial team spoke from the rostrum, and also on camera, walking round the cars, the specialists Antoine Mahé and Benjamin Arnaud with microphone in hand, turning the sale into a real show.

Artcurial’s New-Format Rétromobile Sale Realizes €37.8 Mio, 82% Sell-through

Scuderia Ferrari leaves Saudi Arabia after both its drivers finished on the podium, in second and third place, thus consolidating its lead in the Constructors’ championship and with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz heading the Drivers’ classification. At the Jeddah Corniche circuit, the F1-75 proved to be reliable and a front runner.

F1 Saudia Arabian Grand Prix ... Both Ferrari Drivers on the Podium and a Great Show

Organized in association with the "Friends of the Circuit d'Avignon Vaucluse" (ACAV), who had been behind the "Grands Prix d'Avignon Vaucluse" and the long-running Avignon Motor show, and supported by French Federation of Vintage Vehicles (FFVE), the “Motor Passion” show is the largest of its kind in the south of France.

“Motor Passion” Draws Clubs and Hundreds of Exhibitors to Avignon

The second places for AF Corse in the Gold and Pro-Am classes, respectively with Delacour-Sbirrazzuoli-Balzan and Bertolini-Machiels-Costantini, marked a positive first round of the GT World Challenge Powered by AWS held at Imola.
The two Iron Lynx Ferraris in the main class took very different routes to seventh and eighth place. While the number 51 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of James Calado, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen, starting from sixth, was in the leading group, the number 71 car of Davide Rigon, Daniel Serra and Antonio Fuoco spent three hours on the attack.

GT World Challenge Europe, Imola ... Two podium finishes for Ferrari

When the motorcar was invented more than 125 years ago soon people found a way to compete with each other. In the beginning the cars were tested on long distance drives on the reliability in the new technology but sooner or later it became the question who is simply the fastest on a given distance. In the beginning those races were held on public roads until purpose-built race tracks or hill climbs took over. Until the late 1950s some of the most exciting races held on the public road until crashes like the 1957 Mille Miglia fatality took this era to an end.

Flying Scotsman 2022

Scuderia Ferrari has won the Australian Grand Prix for a tenth time. Charles Leclerc represented the Maranello marque on the top step of the podium, taking his second win of the season, his fourth with Ferrari, putting him level with Eddie Irvine, Clay Regazzoni and John Surtees. Leclerc led all 58 laps around Albert Park, also setting the race fastest lap, thus taking his first ever “Grand Chelem.”

F1 Australian Grand Prix ... Charles Strikes Again!

“The right crowd but not crowded”, this might be the one expression that fits the Goodwood Members Meeting. The Goodwood Road Racing Club has three major events during the year and each of them is unique in its own right. The oldest of them is the Festival of Speed going up the hill at Goodwood house, this is together with the British F1 GP the largest motor sport event in the UK. It is dedicated to everything fast and loud on two and four wheels and also includes a replacement for the British Motor show as it features all the manufacturers on display in the large infield.

Goodwood Members Meeting ... after a two-year break it was finally time for the 79th edition

A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, offered from more than 50 years’ ownership, raced past its pre-sale top estimate of £350,000 to sell for the princely sum of half-a-milion (£506,000). The Sixties sportscar was the most valuable lot of yesterday’s Bonhams Goodwood Members MeetingSale, which enjoyed smooth sailing, achieving a total just shy of £7 million, with an impressive sell-through rate of 90%.

Princely Sums Achieved at Bonhams Goodwood Sale

Maiden victory for Rinaldi Racing in the European Le Mans Series, in a race that produced a surprise ending which granted Pierre Ehret, Nicolas Varrone and Memo Gidley the highest step of the podium in the opening round of the European Le Mans Series.

ELMS 4h Le Castellet ... Debut win for Rinaldi Racing in ELMS

The two days of testing of the Ferrari 296 GT3 at the Fiorano track have ended. The new Prancing Horse GT racing car has clocked up its first kilometres, providing helpful feedback to the technicians and engineers. The day’s programme ran smoothly, with runs of just a few laps alternating with longer sequences interspersed with the usual pit stop checks. Two-time world champion Alessandro Pier Guidi and Andrea Bertolini were again at the wheel for the day.

Ferrari 296 GT3 Testing Completed at Fiorano

The 296 GTS, the latest evolution of Maranello’s mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta spider, premiered 2022 April 19. The 296 GTS flanks the 296 GTB in redefining 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 GTS … Defining the Concept of Driving Thrills

After the huge success of the 2021 edition, the Stella Alpina is once again taking to the spectacular roads in Trentino for a unique and inimitable experience behind the wheel. The event is organised jointly by Scuderia Trentina and Canossa, and will take place from June 3 to 5, 2022.

The programme for the 2022 edition has been updated with a route taking the crews across some of the most exciting mountain passes in the Alps.

The Stella Alpina ... a marvellous itinerary, unspoilt scenery, fine food and a true passion for motor sport

The Goodwood Members’ Meeting returned to its regular April date after last year’s postponement to October due to the pandemic situation. The whole weekend was bathed in virtually constant spring sunshine, although a breeze kept overall ambient temperatures down, but it was still pleasantly warm. The spring-like atmosphere was enhanced by “A host, of golden daffodils; … fluttering and dancing in the breeze” (to plagiarise part of the poem by William Wordsworth), which lined various parts of the track, and were also predominant as part of the hospitality areas decor.

Goodwood Members’ Meeting ... spring-like atmosphere was enhanced by “A host, of golden daffodils; … fluttering and dancing in the breeze” & Race Results

Ferrari continued its domination of the Am class in GT World Challenge America powered by AWS competition on Sunday, completing the Sonoma Raceway opening weekend with a second-consecutive 1-2 finish. AF Corse scored a weekend sweep with Conrad Grunewald and Jean-Claude Saada in the No. 61 Cambridge Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, giving the defending championship team 14 victories in the last 15 races.

AF Corse Leads Ferrari 1-2 Sweep in Sonoma GT World Challenge America Opener

Salon Privé’s inaugural “Concours de Vente” took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea between the 21-23 April 2022, offering a new take on the concours theme, in that all the cars on display were from dealers and available to purchase at or after the event. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1692, “hospital” being the old term for almshouses, as a retirement home for those that had served in the British Army, and is famous for its Chelsea Pensioners in their red tunics, and also for being the venue for the annual Chelsea flower Show.

Salon Privé Concours de Vente, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Finally, we are back in Paris in April for this year’s Tour Auto. After the last summer edition, the tour through the French countryside went back to its usual date in April when Paris is surrounded by the yellow rape fields that should become our background for the next days.  231 cars were entered at this year’s edition and as the Grand Palais is still not finished after its renovation the cars were lined up in the parc d´exposition that hosted the Retromobile earlier in March.

Tour Auto 2022 ... Scrutineering

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to add what is surely one of the most significant of all ‘50s sports racing Ferraris to the Monaco sale lineup. The stunning 1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider by Vignale is one of only four surviving 340 MM Vignale Spiders, and the Monaco sale will be the first time such a car has been publicly offered in a decade, making this a tantalisingly rare opportunity for collectors.

The Last of the 4 Ferrari 340 MMs Spyders Heads to RM Sotheby’s Monaco Sale

340 MM Vignale Spyder s/n 0350MM

C´est parti! The 2022 edition of the Tour Auto is on its way from Paris to Andorra. At 6 am the first cars left Paris from the Parc d´Exposition to Rambouillet where the official start of the TA is this year. Due to the unforeseeable traffic in the capitol the start of the time keeping is never in Paris itself but in one of the chateaux in the outskirts of the métropole. But as there is still a long day ahead the first cars always have to leave very early and they see the sunset usually on their way.

Tour Auto 2022 Day 1 ... Paris to La Baule

After the Tour Auto took off yesterday the French classic now is in full swing as the cars and the drivers are settling in and become more and more sorted. After the first leg driving towards Le Mans and the finish at the Atlantic coast in La Baule the tour left the coastal city this morning no later than 6:30 am when the first car was on its way before the sun was out. Unfortunately, the morning leg again led to the bigger country road and motorways to get to the destination of the first special stage of the day.

Tour Auto 2022 Day 2 ... La Baule to Limoges

We arrived in the capitol of French wine and if you ask French wine lovers probably the wine capitol of the world. Most likely most of the drivers and their co-pilots could enjoy one or a few more glasses of red wine during the dinner to conclude an intense day. Today was one of the days without a track visit but no less than three special stages on closed off roads. As there are specialists for both sorts of competition this is the day for the rally driver rather than the racer.

Tour Auto 2022 Day 3 ... Limoges to Bordeaux

We are almost there... we just finished the fourth and second to last day on our way through France starting in Paris and ending in Andorra tomorrow. Up to now we drove 8 special stages (of which on was cancelled as reported yesterday) and 3 circuits. We have a close competition running in between the Ligier of Mr. John of B and the Ford Escort of Kevin Jones with the Ferrari 365 GTB of the Team Lancksweert and the Porsche SC Group.4 of Jean not far behind. As reported earlier the lead is changing regularly depending whether we are on the track or in the wild on the special stages.

Tour Auto 2022 Day 4 ... Bordeaux to Pau

Who said the French were anti-car? Not us! During the 31st edition of the Tour Auto spectators once again proved that they love beautiful cars. Smiling faces and encouragements were the key-words during these five days spent driving through sublime landscapes between bucolic roads, mountains and vineyards. Spectators flocked to the side of our beautiful French roads, to the public zones, the special stages on closed roads and to the grandstands at the circuits as they came to admire the collector cars and support drivers and co-drivers.

Tour Auto 2022 Day 5 ... Pau to Andorra ... Thierry Boutsen and Hervé Ordioni won the Competition Class

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe sprint races at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 30 April – 01 May, were the only international GT or Sports Racing series races to be held in Great Britain in 2020. Thus they were the only opportunity for British fans to see an international series on home soil. There was the added attraction of being able to see the immensely popular multiple motorcycle world champion, Valentino Rossi, racing in a Team WRT Audi R8 LMS, naturally sporting a bright yellow and black livery and carrying his famous 46 race number.

GT World Challenge Europe, Brands Hatch – Historic win for Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari leaves Imola after the Made in Italy e dell’Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix with a sense of what might have been. The team only picked up 20 points at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit: 12 yesterday in the Sprint and eight today courtesy of a sixth place for Charles Leclerc. Charles saw his podium chances vanish with just over 10 laps remaining when lying third, after he spun at the Variante Gresini. It was a Sunday to forget for Carlos Sainz, who ended up stuck in the gravel at turn 2, following a coming together with Daniel Ricciardo.

F1 Grand Prix dell’Emilia-Romagna … Scuderia Ferrari leaves Imola Frustrated

The Ferrari SP48 Unica, the latest addition to the Prancing Horse’s One-Off series, was unveiled today and joins the most exclusive group in Maranello’s entire production: unique, absolutely bespoke cars crafted to the specifications of a single client and designed as a clear expression of their own individual requirements.

A new One-Off From Maranello ... Ferrari SP48 Unica

The World Endurance Championship will be back on the track this weekend in Belgium for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the second round of FIA WEC Season 10. Once again, there will be two 488 GTEs in the LMGTE Pro class and five in the LMGTE Am class.

GT Seven Ferraris at Spa-Francorchamps for Second WEC Race

In the maiden Miami Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari got both its drivers onto the podium, with Charles Leclerc in second place and Carlos Sainz third. As expected, the race turned out to be a very close fight with the Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. It confirmed that the two teams fighting for the win at every race so far, are very closely matched. The Scuderia picked up 33 points today to keep the lead in the Constructors’ classification while Charles heads the Drivers’ standings.

F1 Miami Grand Prix ... A Double Podium After a Really Close Fight

World champions Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship, while teammates Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco took the third step of the podium.
The race was full of twists and turns, mainly due to the weather, which, as forecast and as tradition has it, shuffled the pack. The rain made driving skills and strategy count for more than the pure performance of the cars, partially nullifying the pros and cons of the Balance of Performance.

FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps ... Ferrari Triumphs in LMGTE class

A rare Porsche 959 supercar; an iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and a Jaguar E-Type sprinkled with McQueen stardust are just a few of Bonhams’ trump cards when the auction house stages the 30th anniversary edition of its prestigious Monaco Sale: Les Grandes Marques à Monaco on Friday (13 May) during the weekend of the 13th Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

Supercars and Star Cars are Bonhams’ Aces in Monaco

World champions Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship, while teammates Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco took the third step of the podium.
The race was full of twists and turns, mainly due to the weather, which, as forecast and as tradition has it, shuffled the pack. The rain made driving skills and strategy count for more than the pure performance of the cars, partially nullifying the pros and cons of the Balance of Performance.

FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps ... M. Conway, K. Kobayashi and J. Lopez drive Toyota to victory

Cavallino Classic Modena will run from 29 to 31 May

Cavallino Classic Modena, riding high following the huge success of last year’s event, is back on 29-31 May for its second edition.
The Italian version of the Palm Beach (Florida-USA) Cavallino Classic, long considered the world’s top Concorso d’Eleganza devoted to classic Ferraris, was created in 2021 by Luigi Orlandini, President and CEO of Canossa Events, which in 2020 took over as organizer of the Cavallino Classic.

400+ Peter Singhof images added .... Car by Car

After Rinaldi Racing’s win, a Ferrari is back on the ELMS podium at the 4 Hours of Imola, round two of the European Le Mans Series. Revelling in the result are the trio Kimura-Schandorff-Jensen.It was a track not conducive to teams equipped with Maranello machinery, who struggled to fully exploit the potential of their 488 GTEs. Any fears that the seven Ferrari entries may have had prior to the race were confirmed in the final finishing positions, with the cars effectively out of the running for the race victory.

ELMS ... Third Podium for Kessel Racing at the 4 Hours of Imola

You could feel the energy in the packed room as all eyes fell on the pair of stunning Formula One cars offered from the private collection of former World Champion Nigel Mansell. It is an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire two completely original Formula One cars directly from their World Champion owner and driver and, as expected, both machines found delighted new owners. Selling for €1 million over the high estimate, the iconic ‘Senna Taxi’ 1991 Williams FW14 was the undoubted star of the show with a final sale price of €4,055,000 after a heated bidding battle. Equally as stunning and historic, Nigel Mansell’s 1989 Ferrari 640 crossed the block at €3,605,000.

The RM Sotheby's Achieves €30,918,292 at Monaco Auction With Nigel Mansell Formula Machines Leading the Sale

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of €135,000,000 to a private collector. The car, which is one of two created in 1955, has always been regarded as one of the great jewels of motoring history, but few ever imagined that it would be offered for sale. One of just two prototypes built by the Mercedes-Benz racing department, the car is named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of automotive engineering and design, often cited as being ‘the most beautiful car in the world’ by automotive experts and enthusiasts worldwide.

RM Sotheby’s Announces the Sale of the Most Valuable Car in the World … The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé is Sold For €135mio

Salon Privé’s inaugural “Concours de Vente” took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea between the 21-23 April 2022, offering a new take on the concours theme, in that all the cars on display were from dealers and available to purchase at or after the event. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1692, “hospital” being the old term for almshouses, as a retirement home for those that had served in the British Army, and is famous for its Chelsea Pensioners in their red tunics, and also for being the venue for the annual Chelsea flower Show.

Supercars & Classics Weekend ... Stonor Park

Cavallino Classic Modena 2022 ... 31 classic Ferraris shown

The curtain has just fallen on the second edition of the Cavallino Classic Modena, an event packed with splendid Ferraris and fantastic food, all perfectly set off by a beautiful location.
Casa Maria Luigia, the lovely home of chef Massimo Bottura, provided the perfect venue for the Modena show. This year’s guests were shown 31 classic Ferraris, including the 24 competing in the concours. Ranging from a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM to a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO, these cars spanned sixty years.

Following the success of its record-setting Passion of a Lifetime sale and the establishment of a long-term sponsorship of the Concours of Elegance, Gooding & Company will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace to conduct its London Auction, featuring beloved motoring icons from the greatest English and European marques. The auction will take place on 3 September 2022 in conjunction with the Concours of Elegance, where the firm will serve as the official auction house of the weekend.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione ... Alongside Early English and European Selections, Lined Up for Gooding & Company’s London Auctionn

The Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s pulled off an extraordinary one-two in the 1000 km of Paul Ricard, the second round of the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS. The victory of Antonio Fuoco, Davide Rigon and Daniel Serra, and the second place for Miguel Molina, James Calado and Nicklas Nielsen, were complemented by podiums in the Gold Cup and the Pro-Am class for the Iron Dames and AF Corse, making it a weekend to remember. The winners also took the lead in the standings.

GT World Challenge Europe ... Ferrari One-Two at 1000 Km of Paul Ricard

Third triumph in four races for the AF Corse-run 488 GT3 Evo 2020 crewed by the Jean-De Pauw duo in the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Silver Cup. On the Magny Cours track, the pairing confirmed themselves to be the true revelation of the championship. In the Pro-Am class, a third and a second place are the spoils that the Piacenza-based team takes home from the French circuit thanks to the Delacour-Sbirrazzuoli crew.

GT World Challenge Europe ... Victories and Podiums for AF Corse at Magny Cours

A 1929 Bentley 4½ Liter Tourer led the live sale return of Bonhams annual Greenwich Auction on Sunday, June 5. Making its auction debut, this former race car, which has been extensively toured, sold for $604,500, attracting numerous bidders. The sale was an overall success achieving an impressive 94% sell-through rate and a total of more than $5,920,556.

Bonhams Returns to Greenwich With Resounding Success

Ready for the First Cavalcade Icona … The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 Come Together

80 Ferrari Monzas from more than twenty nations will take part in the first edition of Cavalcade Icona, an exclusive event open only to these limited series vehicles inspired by evocative masterpieces in the history of the Prancing Horse.

The Cavalcade will bring together such a large collection of the two models for the first time. Unveiled in 2018, the Monza SP1 and SP2 are the forerunners of the “Icona” line which celebrates Ferrari’s tradition with timeless design, reinterpreted in line with the most innovative technologies and materials.

In the thirty-minute Hyperpole, the “restricted” challenge for pole position, introduced in 2020, the six Ferraris involved monopolised the front row in the LMGTE Am class, with Vincent Abril achieving the Maranello marque’s second ever Hyperpole after Luzich Racing’s win just two years ago. James Calado and Antonio Fuoco took to the track behind the wheel of AF Corse’s number 51 and 52 488 GTEs, both covering five laps of the French circuit.

WEC 24h Le Mans ... Ferrari Hyperpole in LMGTE Am at Le Mans

A Formula 1 survivor from the 1990s – a 1993 Benetton-Ford Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater, driven in period by two Grand Prix winning drivers, Riccardo Patrese and the seven-times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, is in pole position for the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale at Goodwood on Friday 24 June. This rare jewel of the auction saleroom – one of only two Benetton B193B Formula 1 cars running in the world - contested five races in the 1993 Formula 1 season with Patrese at the wheel.

Benetton Driven by Schumacher and Patrese Races into Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

After dominating the second half of the Six Hours of The Glen, Ferrari came up less than five minutes short of a GTD Pro class victory in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition on Sunday. Making its first visit to The Glen in six years, Risi Competizione was forced from the lead to pit lane for a quick splash of fuel for the No. 62 Pennzoil Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 co-driven by David Rigon and Daniel Serra with just over four minutes remaining in the race.  The duo had gained enough ground to still cross the line in second place after numerous post-race penalties were applied due to drive-time infractions from other competitors.

IMSA Watkins Glen ... Ferrari takes second

A route linking Italy and France for Ferrari’s international clientele to discover while driving the company’s models. Iconic locations on the Côte d’Azur and the Riviera di Ponente, Alpine passes and exclusive resorts, famous landscapes but also lesser-known spots to be discovered and explored.

The Cavalcade Riviera Begins With a Record Number of Crews From all Over the World for a Journey Among Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco

The Mille Miglia is without doubt one of the most prestigious and best-known classic car rallyes and well know above the borders of Italy. Originally ran from 1927-1957 the long-distance road race was part of the sportscar world championship and both cemented the myth of Alfa Romeo before the war and Ferrari after, both with most of the victories in their period. After Sir Stirling Moss setting the eternal record in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in 1955 accompanied by Denis “Jenks” Jenkinson and the final edition in 1957 once again won by Ferrari with the 315S in the hands of Pierro Taruffi the engines remained silent for 20 years before a revival of enthusiasts came back to do a revival in 1977

1000 Miglia 2022... without doubt one of the most prestigious and best-known classic car rally

At the wheel of the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR, the trio set a new distance record for GTE vehicles: 4,769 kilometres. The sister car driven by Kévin Estre (France), Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) wrapped up the 90th edition of the long-distance classic in fourth place. In the GTE-Am category, the Porsche customer team WeatherTech Racing from finished the race on the podium.

 WEC 24h Le Mans ... Porsche 911 RSR wins GT class at Le Mans ... 2 Ferraris on the Podium

A strongly passionate enthusiast, William M. Wonder was a racer at heart, and dedicated over 50 years to his craft, partaking in some of the most legendary American races, including Sebring, Daytona, and Bridgehampton, and he raced in FIA, SCCA, Trans Am, and Can-Am events. Throughout his robust driving career, Mr. Wonder participated in over 75 races, working and acquainting himself with some of motor sport’s greatest names, including A.J. Foyt, Juan Manuel Fangio, Carroll Shelby, and Ken Miles. During this time, Mr. Wonder raced some of the most famous and diverse cars, including MG competition cars and the Ford GT40.

The Estate Collection of Respected Privateer Racer William M. Wonder Coming to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

To mark the 10th edition of Le Mans Classic, Artcurial Motorcars returns to present some 189 exceptional lots on Saturday 2 July 2022, at 11:00h for Automobilia and Motorcycles and 13:30h for Collectors’ Cars.

The Stars of Artcurial Motorcars’ Le Mans Classic Sale

All race long, Carlos put race leader Max Verstappen under pressure with both his pace and strategy, with the team opting to try a different approach at the second Virtual Safety Car and in the closing stages following the Safety Car triggered by Yuki Tsunoda. It resulted in Carlos managing to attack the Dutchman a couple of times on his way to an eleventh Formula 1 podium, his ninth with Ferrari.

F1 Canadian Grand Prix ... Bitter Disappointment

The Italian DTM weekend finished empty-handed for the Red Bull Alphatauri AF Corse Ferraris, once again forced to deal with unfortunate incidents that ruled them out of the fight for victory. This time the 488 GT3 Evo 2020s were more competitive in qualifying, with Fraga on the front row and Cassidy on the third. At the start, both cars passed the trap of the Tamburello chicane unscathed, and the Brazilian took the race lead on lap two, just before the Safety Car came into action following an accident at Rivazza.

DTM Imola ... Fails to Smile on Ferraris

The 90th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race took place over the weekend of 11-12 June, under almost perfect weather conditions, with ambient temperatures in the mid twenties. This was great for the race fans, after many having had to forsake the event for the past two years due to Covid restrictions, with over 244,000 attendees descending on the Circuit de La Sarthe over the course of the weekend. Although the 24 Hour Race is the main attraction, it is the culmination of a week of activities, not only at the circuit, but in both the town of Le Mans, where scrutineering and the driver’s parade takes place, and in the surrounding district.

24 Heures du Mans ... 11-12 June 2022

An Aston Martin which featured in No Time to Die, the latest film in the James Bond series will have a leading role in the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on Friday 24 June at Goodwood. Also starring in the sale is a modified Land Rover Defender specially built for the 2015 Bond film Spectre. The 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Coupé, estimate £400,000 – 500,000, was driven on screen in No Time to Die by the character Nomi, Bond’s successor as 007 played by Lashana Lynch, with Daniel Craig’s James Bond, her passenger, in scenes filmed on location in Scotland and at RAF Brize Norton

Double O Heaven at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale

Leading international auction house Gooding & Company is honored to present the Tony Vincent Estate Collection at its upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions this August, where nine remarkably elegant classics from the 1930s and 1940s will come to market. The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® has the special privilege of offering these classics from the estate of Mr. Vincent, who was well regarded not only as a pioneering California developer and businessman, but also a serious and passionate car collector

Gooding & Company Proudly Presents the Tony Vincent Estate Collection for its Pebble Beach Auctions

The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard was back in full swing this year after selling out quicker than ever. Spectacular vehicles, drivers, partners and exhibitors were present at motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party for its 29th year, celebrating the world of motoring, technology and future mobility. In an exciting turn of events, the outright hill record was broken by the McMurty Spéirling, driven by Max Chilton on the Sunday in a thrilling 39.08 seconds.

Goodwood ... Spectacular Festival of Speed comes to a glorious end with a new Shootout record

Salon Privé’s inaugural “Concours de Vente” took place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea between the 21-23 April 2022, offering a new take on the concours theme, in that all the cars on display were from dealers and available to purchase at or after the event. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1692, “hospital” being the old term for almshouses, as a retirement home for those that had served in the British Army, and is famous for its Chelsea Pensioners in their red tunics, and also for being the venue for the annual Chelsea flower Show.

London Concours ... serene green oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the City

At his 150th attempt, Carlos Sainz is a winner in Formula 1, first past the chequered flag in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in his F1-75. For Scuderia Ferrari it’s the third victory of the season and its 241st overall. Carlos is thus the 40th driver to win for Ferrari, the second Spaniard after Fernando Alonso. He brings the total number of drivers who have won a world championship Grand Prix to 112. It has been an almost perfect weekend for Sainz, after he took pole yesterday. Charles Leclerc drove an aggressive race, featuring several duels on his way to a fourth place finish

F1 British Grand Prix ... Fiesta Time for Carlos Sainz as he Takes his First Win!

A ‘Holy’ Trinity of some of the most desirable early Ferraris, comprising the very last 250 Europa built, a 166 Inter Cabriolet and a 212 Inter Alloy Coupé, will make a rare appearance together, all offered at the Silver Anniversary Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction in California on August 19.
The final example of the first Ferrari to have the 250 Europa nomenclature, the 250 Europa is a landmark model regarded as the first of the iconic Ferrari GTs.

Three’s a Charm! Trio of Important Early Ferraris at Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

In a race punctuated by crashes and Safety Car entries, the two Red Bull Alphatauri AF Corse-run Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s were forced to withdraw early at the Norisring, once again postponing their date with victory in the DTM. On a circuit that clearly does not bring much luck for Maranello machinery, qualifying had however produced an excellent third place for Ayhancan Guven and twelfth for Felipe Fraga.

DTM Norisring … Ferrari Double Retirement in Race 1 … Fraga Breaks the Spell to win in Race 2

A win-filled weekend and the first major GT championship title of the season for Prancing Horse with the victory laurels clinched by Pierre Alexandre Jean and Ulysse de Pauw in the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup in the Silver class, as well as triumphs in the DTM and ELMS.

GT World Challenge Europe ... Weekend of GT Titles and Wins for Ferrari

Bonhams made a successful return to the Gstaad Palace with its first collector car sale in the Swiss Alps hotel for 14 years which achieved a raft of princely sums with many lots surpassing or doubling their pre-sale estimates, resulting in a total of more than CHF 7.5 million and a sell-through rate of 89%.

Ferrari F40 Leads Successful Return to Gstaad

What happened this morning at the Fiorano circuit will go down in history. At 9:37 am, after a series of preparatory checks, two-time world endurance champion Alessandro Pier Guidi fired up the engine of the new Ferrari Le Mans Hypercar (LMH), which the Maranello-based company will use in the 2023 FIA WEC season. The Italian driver completed the LMH’s shakedown in the presence of CEO Benedetto Vigna. In the afternoon, Pier Guidi handed over to Nicklas Nielsen, who concluded the planned test programme.

First Miles on Track for Ferrari LMH

After the success of the inaugural National Ferrari Owners’ Day at Sywell Aerodrome in 2021, the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain returned to the same venue for the 2022 gathering on Saturday 04 June. Whereas the 2020 event had enjoyed very pleasant warm sunshine, this year’s one had a mixture of chill wind, rain and then warm late afternoon sunshine, unfortunately many had given up the ghost by the time the sun shone and had made an early departure. Despite the unsettled weather there were some 500 Ferraris in attendance through the course of the day.

National Ferrari Owners’ Day at Sywell Aerodrome

The initial seeds of thought for a Concours on Savile Row were first muted in 2019 for an event in 2020, but the pandemic put paid to the idea in both that year and 2021. Thus 2022 saw the inaugural Concours take place on the street that has been the home of high end bespoke tailoring in London for well over 200 years, drawing an analogy with luxury and bespoke coachwork on a number of the cars that were on display. The idea came from Hothouse Media, the publishers of the renowned motoring magazine Octane, in collaboration with the Pollen Estate of which Savile Row is part, with assistance from the Westminster City Council allowing the road to be closed for two days for the event.

Concours on Savile Row

Gooding & Company today announces another group of exceptional consignments for its upcoming London Auction, set to take place in conjunction with the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace later this summer. In addition to a barn-find 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder, the official auction house of the Concours of Elegance will sell a 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux, and a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ during its auction on 3 September. Two of these lots, the Porsche 550 Spyder and the Silver Ghost Tourer, will be available for preview at the London Concours, taking place next week from 28-30 June at the Artillery Gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters.

Gooding & Company Announces Barn-Find Porsche 550 Spyder

The Artcurial Motorcars team added excitement to the Bugatti circuit at the Le Mans Classic with its 200,000 visitors, brought together through a shared passion for the Automobile!

In the morning, during the Automobilia sale, a helmet signed by all the Tour Auto winners (lot 33) sold for €9,000. The entire proceeds from the sale of this lot will go towards the construction of a canteen and kitchen for the 200 children of the Bongela School in South Africa.

Artcurial's Le Mans Classic Auction Exceeds €12 Mio, Turns over 75% of Lots

A well-deserved potential win for Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco faded in the final seconds of an intense 6 Hours of Monza, fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, forced to refuel with two laps left, in a race that nonetheless saw the pair on the podium alongside team-mates Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado, third at the finish and new leaders in the standings. In the LMGTE Am class, historic podium for Iron Dames Bovy-Gatting-Frey, the first in the world championship for an all-female crew.

WEC 6h Monza – Two Ferraris on the Podium, Iron Dames Make History

Globally recognized auction house, Gooding & Company, will present a selection of exceptional supercars from the 1990s to the present day at its signature Pebble Beach Auctions on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. These iconic, well-preserved supercars, presented in immaculate condition and with remarkably low mileage, will join the diverse selection of offerings during the two-day event hosted by the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® this summer.

Gooding & Company Reveals Exceptional 1990s and Modern Supercars for Upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions

Globally recognized auction house, Gooding & Company, will present a selection of exceptional supercars from the 1990s to the present day at its signature Pebble Beach Auctions on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. These iconic, well-preserved supercars, presented in immaculate condition and with remarkably low mileage, will join the diverse selection of offerings during the two-day event hosted by the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® this summer.

Gooding & Company Reveals Exceptional 1990s and Modern Supercars for Upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer 718-006, one of the most successful RSK Werks Spyders in Porsche racing history at their flagship auction in Monterey. This 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Werks Spyder famously won first in class at both the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring and first in class at the 1000 km of Nürburgring, further cementing the RSK’s reputation as the “Giant Killer.”  Despite difficult conditions at Sebring, chassis 718-006 managed to finish first in class and third overall. Just ten Werks 718 RSKs were ever produced, and the chance to purchase one with such significant racing history as 718-006 is unprecedented.

First in Class at Sebring and Nürburgring Winning 718 RSK Werks Spyder to Cross the Block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2022 Auction

Gooding & Company, today unveiled its entire catalogue for its upcoming auction event this August, revealing its largest selection of diverse and varied offerings ever presented at the venue. Led by an incredible 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante, the catalogue is filled with a plethora of historic cars from the prewar period, as well as prized collectibles from the most prestigious names in motoring. These offerings, alongside the rest of the firm’s robust group of collector cars, will cross the auction block on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 in Pebble Beach.

Historic and Prestigious Classics to Take Center Stage at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer the “best Ferrari ever built” and arguably one of the most significant Ferrari’s offered at auction, the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti. RM Sotheby’s is on course to host a record-breaking auction in Monterey. The American sports car racing scene of the 1950s was a time like no other, when fiercely independent, deep-pocketed men could acquire ex-factory racecars and campaign them with some of history’s most legendary drivers. Admirably pure in its essence, this was a golden era of racing that fielded some of the decade’s most beautifully sculpted and ferociously specified competition machines.

“The Best Ferrari Ever Built” Raced by Carroll Shelby, Fangio, Phil Hill, and Other Legendary Drivers, to Cross the Block in Monterey

Charles Leclerc is back in the winner’s circle after the Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg, to give Scuderia Ferrari its fourth win of the season, the second in a row, after Carlos Sainz finished on the top step in Silverstone last Sunday. Unfortunately, today the Spaniard had to stop with a power unit problem 15 laps from the finish. A brilliant drive left him on the verge of passing Max Verstappen to take second, to secure what would have been a very well-deserved one-two. It was a good way to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first appearance of the Prancing Horse emblem on the Scuderia’s cars way back in 1932, with the old-style badge displayed on both F1-75s here in Austria.

F1 Austrian Grand Prix ... Second Win in a row for the Scuderia … Charles Conquers Spielberg

The Ferrari 296 GT3 is an innovative project, on and off the track, that the Prancing Horse manufacturer decided to develop to continue a winning tradition dating back to 1949 when the 166 MM triumphed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is a new approach in terms of design, car management at all stages of a race weekend, electronics, and even the engine architecture, a 120° turbocharged 6-cylinder. A new concept built to meet the needs of teams, professional drivers and gentlemen drivers, on whom Ferrari has always focused. This car has been meticulously designed in every detail and from every angle, in compliance with the new GT3 regulations.

Ferrari 296 GT3 ... A V6 for a new Sporting History

Ferrari continued to roll in GT World Challenge America Am class competition Sunday at Watkins Glen International, closing out the weekend with another victory and also scoring fourth in the Pro-Am category after taking its 20th consecutive Am category victory on Saturday.  Represented in this case by only the Triarsi team after AF Corse withdrew their effort from the weekend following an incident earlier in the season, the team nevertheless further added to the Prancing Horse’s winning record.

GT World Challenge America ... Ferrari Sweeps Watkins Glen Weekend

At the end of an intense and thrilling 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the five Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s competing in the great Ardennes classic claimed two victories and one podium place. The Maranello marque was the only one to see all its cars cross the finish line in the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS flagship race held in front of over 73,000 spectators. After celebrating Fuoco-Rigon-Serra’s third place in the Pro class, the Belgian public applauded a first GT race win for the Iron Dames Frey-Bovy-Gatting-Pin in the Gold Cup and Bertolini-Machiels-Costantini-Rovera’s triumph in the Pro-Am.

GT WCE 24h Spa ... A Podium and two Historic Wins for Ferrari at 24 Hours Of Spa-Francorchamps

Global auction house Gooding & Company will return to the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace to conduct its London Auction on 3 September 2022. As the official auction partner for the weekend, the leading firm has brought together an exceptional assortment of the world’s foremost classic cars, including some from the most important names and eras in the development of motor sports history as it is known today. This exceptional grouping features highly significant, historic examples from the greatest automotive marques in Europe and the UK.

Gooding & Company Looks Toward London Auction with Selection of Pedigreed Icons and Time-Tested Racing

It has been 4 years that we went to Le Mans for the Classic edition of the 24 hours. After the cancellation of the 2020 event, we had to wait 2 more years to celebrate the 10th edition of this unique race event. 20 years after the first edition in 2002 the Classic has become the biggest premium race event for classic cars in the world going all the way around the clock in 6 different race classes. With 4 more support races before the actual 24 hours and 3 races per grid this sums up to 22 races in addition to the qualifying and practice sessions starting Friday. A whopping number of more than 1000 drivers and about 750 race cars in the entry lists attracted more than 200.000 visitors

Le Mans Classic 2022 ... after 4 years back again

After a successful gathering at the venue in 2021, the Ferrari Owners’ Club returned to Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa, a 16th century Grade I listed country house, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, for their Summer Garden Party on Sunday 07 August, which was preceded by the Charles Stanley Concours on the Saturday. A new feature of the concours this year was that all entrants had to complete a circa 15 mile drive-in on the Saturday morning, to prove that their cars were fully functional, road legal and being driven.

Ferrari Owners’ Club Summer Garden Party Featuring the Charles Stanley Concours

Over the last two years a lot of events were cancelled and they had to find a way to keep their sponsors and getting set up the event this year. Some of them struggled more than others but the Classic Days even had more challenges to master as they lost their original event location, the Castle Dyck near Neuss. For many years the picturesque water castle was a perfect backdrop for the German garden party with the Orangery for the concours, an alley for a recognizable round course and the gardens for the camping and pick-nick. When we went to the first Classic Days the garden were just refurbished for the Bundesgartenschau but the castle was still in a sorry state.

Classic Days moved to the Green Park in Düsseldorf

The Monterey Car week is back. After missing the last years car week due to the travel restrictions coming into the USA and the cancellation of the 2020 week due to the outbreak of the Covid virus we are finally back to Monterey after three years. Some things have changed since the 2019 edition and some stayed the same. One of the biggest changes is the lack of the Concours on the Avenue on Tuesday in downtown Carmel as the founder unfortunately passed away recently and it looks like nobody took over the baton. The Wednesday will also see some news as the McCall Jet Center party was sold to the automotive lifestyle brand and specialty insurance provider Hagerty who already took over the Amelia Island Concours earlier this year.

Rolex Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion

300 ... 2022 Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion ... Images  by Peter Singhof

The Monterey Car Week officially started with the opening of the major auction house previews. Every year the big auction companies have their flagship sale during car week and the turnover is a good part of the yearly revenue. And every year people enter the auction previews and wonder who will buy all these cars and whether the market can take this number of cars. And every year one is surprised about the amount of money that changed hands at the end of the week and experts comment how they saw this coming no matter what the result is.

Monterey Car Week 2022 ... Auction Previews & Motorlux Jet Center Party

150+ ... Monterey Car Week Wednesday Activities ... Images  by Peter Singhof

Finally, we had a first glimpse at the Concours d´Elegance cars this morning at the Tour d´Elegance. As the cars were intended to start at 9pm, the first cars were lined up way before sunrise; as early as 6am the first spots in group 1 were taken. Traditionally led by the cars from the Mercedes Museum, being a sponsor, the tour is divided in two groups that are released with about a gap of 15 minutes. This ensures that the cars of the first group can be parked at the turning point at Big Sur before the next group arrives.

Monterey Car Week 2022 ... Tour d'Elegance, Bonhams Preview and RM Sotheby's Auction Block

150+ ... Monterey Car Week Thursday Activities ... Images  by Peter Singhof

The weekend has finally arrived and the car week goes into its final days. After the Jet Center Party on Wednesday, it was time for the second big social event that takes the concept of the party to another level. Over the last years the Quail Motorsport Gathering developed into THE social event of the week, with astronomic ticket prices that give one access to the best food and drinks in the atmosphere of an exclusive garden party, surrounded by the good things in life.

Monterey Car Week 2022 ... The Quail Motorsport Gathering and Auction Blocks

170+ ... Monterey Car Week Thursday Activities ... Images  by Peter Singhof

A unique Duesenberg reprised its early role as Concours winner by taking the top prize at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year, 40 classic cars from 18 countries and 33 states pulled onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the car named Best of Show was the 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo of Lee R. Anderson Sr.

Monterey Car Week 2022 ... 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo Named Best of Show at the 71st Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

300+ ... Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ... Images  by Peter Singhof

The final Ferrari 250 Europa GT topped the Bonhams silver anniversary Quail Auction on Friday (August 19), selling for more than $2 million. The 25th edition of the auction house’s Monterey Week sale achieved over $30 million and sell-through rate of 90%, with several seven-figure collector cars successfully crossing the block. The 1955 250 Europa GT Coupé, the very last example of the landmark model regarded as the first of the iconic Ferrari GTs, achieved $2,095,000. Styled and built by Pininfarina, this car was first exhibited at the 1956 Brussels Motor Show and raced in period at Spa Francorchamps.

The Final Ferrari Europa GT Shines at Bonhams 25th Anniversary Quail Auction

RM Sotheby’s flagship auction grossed an astonishing $239,258,340 in total sales this past weekend over the company’s record-breaking three-night auction in Monterey, California, with an incredible 95 percent of all lots sold. Presided by Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker and RM Sotheby’s Mike Shackleton, the auctioneers stayed extremely busy fielding bids night after night in a jam-packed sales room which saw a record number of bidders and enthusiasts in attendance.

RM Sotheby’s smashed world records, bringing in $239.2mio at auction

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, this weekend concluded its 18th annual Pebble Beach Auctions, achieving a total figure of $109,452,370. On Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, the globally renowned firm sold 28 cars for figures well over $1,000,000, and set five new world records at auction. Throughout the weekend, 135 of 158 lots were sold, culminating in an 85% sales rate and an average price of $810,758 per lot.

Gooding & Company Concludes its 18th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions, Realizes over $109 Million in Total Sales

A unique Duesenberg reprised its early role as Concours winner by taking the top prize at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year, 40 classic cars from 18 countries and 33 states pulled onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the car named Best of Show was the 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo of Lee R. Anderson Sr.

Concours of Elegance ... Fabulous Automotive Extravaganza at Hampton Court Palace in west London

500+ ... Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ... Images  by Peter Singhof

Internationally acclaimed auction house and official partner of the Concours of Elegance, Gooding & Company, conducted its second-ever live sale in the UK this weekend, realizing a total of £22,811,938 million on Saturday, 3 September. The London Auction, conducted on the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace, resulted in the sale of 31 out of 39 lots, achieving a 79% sell-through rate. Seven cars brought in figures over the £1 million mark, and the average price per lot was £735,869.

Gooding & Company Realizes Over £22 Million at London Auction at Hampton Court Palace

After years of anticipation by the international automotive fraternity, Ferrari today unveiled the Purosangue, the first ever four-door, four-seater car in the Prancing Horse’s 75-year history, in the magnificently atmospheric surroundings of the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico (Pisa).

Ferrari Purosangue ... Unlike any other

Felipe Fraga’s twelfth place and Nick Cassidy’s retirement wrap up a weekend devoid of satisfaction for the AF Corse Red Bull Alphatauri Ferraris. After an overnight BoP change, the two 488 GT3 Evo 2020s were forced to head off from mid-pack, with Fraga and Cassidy starting 16th and 19th respectively.

DTM Nuerburgring ... A Nuerburgring to Forget for AF Corse

Two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s finished in the top ten in the first DTM race, held at the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit in changeable weather conditions. At the chequered flag, after twenty-three adrenaline-packed laps, Felipe Fraga in the AF Corse Red Bull AlphaTauri car came seventh, while teammate Nick Cassidy crossed the line in tenth.

DTM Spa ...Cassidy Triumphs

Mixed feelings for Scuderia Ferrari come the end of the French Grand Prix. On the one hand, Carlos Sainz put on a great show, moving through the field from 19th to fifth, but on the other, Charles Leclerc retired while leading and looking on course to secure his fourth win of the season, when he crashed at turn 11 on lap 18.

F1 French Grand Prix ... Carlos from 19th to fifth ... Charles retires

The 2022 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard filled four days between 23-26 June with high octane, together with high voltage, action in the grounds of Goodwood House. The theme for this edition was “The Innovators Masterminds of Motosport”, with anniversaries of the first twin cam engine, 1912, the first superchargers, 1922, the first centre seat single seater, 1932, and the first F1 monocoque chassis in 1962.

Goodwood ... Festival of Speed ... 75 Years of Ferrari

The second edition of the British Motor Show sponsored by cinch at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, situated on the south-east perimeter of Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, some 35 miles south-west of London, was held between 18-21 August. Following a successful inaugural show in 2021, the 2022 edition was expanded, including a hall dedicated to electric vehicles sponsored by elmo, plus the Bridgestone Hall, primarily for modified cars, to provide an even greater variety of displays and activities for attendees.

The British Motor Show

Scuderia Ferrari leaves Budapest disappointed with having been unable to convert Saturday’s performance into success in the race. The F1-75 did not react well to the cooler conditions and lower grip levels which impacted on the drivers’ race pace.

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix ... Carlos Sainz Fourth, Charles Leclerc Sixth

The seventh running of Festival Italia, at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, was held on Sunday 14 August. The very hot weather attracted large crowds to enjoy the racing and displays in glorious sunshine. The on-track action comprised of a five race programme, two each for Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic cars and the Hitek Alfa Romeo Championship and one for the HRDC Classic Alfa Challenge series, together with the respective practice and qualifying sessions.

Festival Italia at Brands Hatch

Scuderia Ferrari came away from the Belgian Grand Prix with a third place courtesy of a combative Carlos Sainz and a sixth from Charles Leclerc. This was Sainz’s seventh podium of the season and today’s points see the team still second in the Constructors’ championship. Charles had some bad luck, having to pit in the very first laps when a visor tear-off got caught in the right front brake duct on his F1-75, which was causing the brakes to overheat.

F1 Belgian Grand Prix ... A Tough Race for Ferrari

An intense four hours of racing in Barcelona ended with the table-topping Proton Competition crew prevailing, the latest win allowing them to edge further away at the top of the general standings. The no. 77 Porsche staged a comeback, eventually moving into first place in the latter part of the race, crossing the finish line with a moderate margin over the first of the Ferrari 488 GTEs on track, the Spirit of Race-run no. 55 with David Perel, Duncan Cameron and Matthew Griffin, who now occupy second spot in the general standings some 27 points shy of the top.

ELMS 4h Barcelona ... Ferrari took second and third place

Sport & Collection “500 Ferrari Against Cancer” is a charity event that has taken place every year since its creation in 1995. It is being held at the Circuit du Val de Vienne, between Poitiers and Limoges in the heart of France, on the first weekend of June. Starting off with a private day on Thursdays, it is followed by three days open to the general public until Sunday.

Sport & Collection 2022 ... Back with Quality and Quantity

The “10,000 Tours” event is part of the ‘Series by Peter Auto’, events bringing together race cars from 1950’s to the early 2000’s. Organized by Peter Auto since 2010, it is being held on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard, near Toulon in the South of France. Finally returning this year, it took place on the last weekend of August, bringing together more than 330 historic race cars in nine different categories. More than 15,000 visitors could enjoy exciting races during a sunny weekend.

Dix Mille Tours at Paul Ricard ... Exciting Races and Fantastic Cars Made the Show

Owing to its high-alpine “Top of the World” location, St. Moritz is globally appreciated as the repeated host of the Olympic Winter Games, and major international competitions. But far beyond skiing and bobsleighs, the luxurious Alpine resort has become a genuine melting pot of cosmopolitan elegance and regional charm.

Internationale St. Moritzer Automobilwoche 2022

The 17th edition of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by Aviva was held between 31 August and 01 September, taking place at its regular venue of the majestic Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It actually started with a pre-concours scenic tour for participants on Tuesday 30 August, which saw attendees assemble in the Great Court, in either their concours car or another suitable classic or sporting vehicle for the touring rally.

Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by Aviva

Three days isn’t enough! The Goodwood Revival Meeting, held between 16-18 September, has such a broad spectrum of activities that it is virtually impossible to experience all aspects within the three days of the event. Apart from a fifteen race programme, there are celebration parades on the track, together with a whole host of peripheral activities and entertainment, such that one is constantly spoiled for choice and at the same time torn between where you want to be.

Goodwood Revival Meeting ... Three days isn’t enough!

The BMW M Hybrid V8 has arrived in North America and was presented to the public in its racing colours for the first time at a launch event at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles (USA). The first prototype developed by BMW M Motorsport in 25 years will sport an avant-garde livery which leverages the iconic BMW M colours when it competes in the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023.

BMW M Hybrid V8 presented at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles

It caused a sensation when it was revealed in June 1987, and 35 years on the Ferrari F40 is still a spectacular example of the supercar revolution of which it was a founding member. This weighty large format book, 30cms x 30cms, provides an expansive and detailed history of the model through its 240 pages and some 400 images.

The Book Review ... Ferrari F40 by Keith Bluemel

The Ferrari 488 GT3 claimed its five-hundredth victory, a milestone that will go down in the annals of the Maranello marque. This historic event was celebrated at the Spielberg circuit in Austria, where Nick Cassidy won DTM Race-1 on Saturday, 24 September, a now unforgettable date for the Prancing Horse. On the same day, in the GT World Challenge Asia, Takeshi Kimura and Kei Cozzolino toasted their conquest of the drivers’ laurels in the overall and Pro-Am classes of the Japan Cup. This brought the tally of titles featuring the same car to one hundred and ten.

500th Victory for Ferrari 488 GT3

Nick Cassidy climbed the top step of the podium in Race-1 at the Red Bull Ring in the penultimate round of the DTM championship. Setting off from pole in his number 37 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse, the New Zealander led for the entire fifty-five minutes. Teammate Felipe Fraga was unlucky, forced to retire after two laps following a collision that led to a puncture. This was Cassidy’s second career victory in the German series, giving the 488 GT3 (in all its versions) its five-hundredth win. It was also the second in succession after his triumph a fortnight ago at Spa-Francorchamps.

DTM ... Cassidy Shines at Spielberg

In the Pro category, series debutants Alessandro Balzan and Manny Franco took second after finishing in fourth in Saturday’s races. Balzan captured the pole for Conquest Racing on Sunday and led the first half of the race in the No. 34 Corsa Horizon Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020. After the pit stop exchange, Franco rejoined the event fifth overall, made three passes down the stretch to take second overall despite being pressured by another competitor all the way to the checkered flag.

GT World Challenge America … Alessandro Balzan and Manny Franco took second after finishing in fourth in Saturday’s races

After its win in the FIA WEC a few months ago, the 488 GTE’s rapport with the spectacular Spa track was confirmed in the European Le Mans Series. The Ferraris of Kessel Racing and Iron Lynx finished first and second in the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the penultimate event on the 2022 calendar.

ELMS 4h Spa ... Ferrari One-Two

Today concludes the fifth edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade Classiche. This unique event brought 65 vintage Ferraris and their owners from all over the world to the spectacular mountain setting of Trentino Alto-Adige in northern Italy. The Cavalcade traversed extraordinary scenic routes through the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, the Trentino valleys and Lake Garda.

Over 60 Historic Ferraris Come to Trentino Alto-Adige for Cavalcade Classiche

The latest addition to the Prancing Horse’s One-Off series, the Ferrari SP51, was unveiled today and joins the most exclusive group in Maranello’s range: unique, absolutely bespoke cars crafted to the specifications of a client, making them the very pinnacle of Ferrari’s customisation scope and range.

Ferrari SP51 … The 812 GTS-Inspired Roadster is Maranello’s Latest One-Off

The sixth edition of Chantilly Arts et Elegance Richard Mille, which unfolded in the domain of the Château de Chantilly on Sunday 25th September, fulfilled all its promise. Catapulted among the international Concours d’Élégance that are benchmarks since its creation in 2014, this event has continued to progress both in terms of spectator attendance and the richness of the cars entered for the different concours.

Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille ... the sixth edition crowned success!

Ferrari have once again triumphed in the IMSA series with a fantastic double – both driver and team wins – in the Endurance Cup, with Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon crowned champions in the GTD Pro class, while Risi Competizione clinched the team competition honours.

IMSA ... Twin Ferrari Titles in the IMSA Endurance Cup

One of Portugal’s major classic car shows, the Auto Clássico, now in the 19th edition, was held at its regular venue of the Exponor exhibition centre, close to the airport to the north of Porto, over the weekend of 30 September-02 October. As with many classic car shows and events in 2022 there was a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Ferrari, with a display in the main atrium area, plus further examples on various dealer stands.

Auto Clássico ... One of Portugal’s major classic car shows

For those who haven’t read previous articles on the Museu do Caramulo, perhaps a brief resume of its history is in order. It is located in the remote small mountain town of Caramulo in central Portugal, which came into being around 1920 when Doctor Jeronimo Lacerda established a tuberculosis sanatorium in the location.

“Caramulo Experience Centre” ... This new feature enables visitors to see work in progress on various projects

Bonhams Collector Cars Europe achieved their best-ever result for the glamorous Zoute Sale today, with the 2022 edition, staged on the beach at Knokke-Heist, Belgium, achieving a stunning total of €25 million, with a sell-through rate of 95%. Topping the sale was a true automotive icon, a rare 1957 BMW 507 Series 1 Roadster, which made €2,093,000, earning enthusiastic applause from the packed beachfront saleroom.

Life’s a Beach for Bonhams – Zoute Sale Achieves €25 Million

Ferrari battled back for second place overall in the eventful Indianapolis 8 Hours presented by AWS on Saturday, when the third round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge was held simultaneously with the final round of the GT World Challenge America 2022 series.

Intercontinental GT Challenge – Ferrari Places Close Second in Indianapolis 8 Hour

RM Sotheby’s returned to Hershey, Pennsylvania, for its 16th annual sale at the Hershey Lodge during the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. The sale saw a total of $10,598,050 with 94% of all lots sold over the two-day auction.

RM Sotheby’s Proves the Strength of the Brass Era and Classics Market as 94% of all Lots Sell in Hershey

Enthusiasts and collectors arrived in great numbers to attend this must-see Parisian event, the latest Automobiles sur les Champs sale. The auction realised a total of €7,500,000 with 85% of cars sold after a number of fiercely contested bidding battles.

Artcurial's Automobiles sur les Champs Produces €7.5M!

The Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, which opened its doors to the public in March 2012, featuring a state of the art modern building adjacent to the building in which Enzo Ferrari was born, complimenting the existing then Galleria Ferrari (now Museo Ferrari) in Maranello. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations the museum is currently holding a “Ferrari Forever” exhibition, which runs until mid February 2023.

Museo Enzo Ferrari – Ferrari Forever Exhibition 2022

With the introduction of the Group C sports car class for the World Endurance Championship from 1982 and the new complex fuel consumption rules, Porsche sees the opportunity to build an innovative racing car: Looking back, the Porsche 956, a "race car of the century," is born in 1981. The objective is not only to participate in the demanding World Sports Car Championship, but also, from 1984, in the U.S. IMSA series and other series that allow Group C vehicles to participate.

Porsche 956 ... 40 years of Group C ... a reunion in Leipzig

499P is the name of the new Le Mans Hypercar with which Ferrari will tackle the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship in the elite class from 2023, a name evoking the history of the Prancing Horse manufacturer. In the past, prototypes were identified by the letter ‘P’, frequently preceded by the number of the engine’s unitary displacement. The 499P is no exception. The car is an outcome of a vision proudly rooted in the past, that gave rise to the legend of today, enabling the company to achieve 22 world titles and 9 overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ferrari 499P ... The Hypercar to Return to WEC Elite Class

RM Sotheby’s travelled to Carl A. Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. in Lincolnshire, Illinois, to host The House That Newman/Haas Racing Built—the largest ever offering of open-wheel racecars.
Fielding undisputed superstars like Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, and Sébastien Bourdais, the team founded by Paul Newman and Carl Haas dominated both CART and Champ Car between 1983 and 2011, and forever changed the history of motorsport. History was made once again as every single lot found a new home during the one-day auction, with a total of $6,096,800 in sales.

RM Sotheby’s Handles the Most Important Collection of Open-Wheel Racing Cars as ‘The House That Newman/Haas Racing Built’ Auction and Finishes Strong

The latest edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook for 2021 – 2022, sponsored by Credit Suisse for the 14th consecutive year, was presented by the author Adolfo Orsi on the opening evening of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Show in Padova on 20th October 2022. The book covers the auction period from 01 September 2021 to 31 August 2022, and as with the previous editions, the end of August cut-off date means that the results from all the major auctions in Monterey, California, during that month, can be incorporated as they are the most up to date indication of market movement and prices being achieved.

Book Review ... Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2021 – 2022

The grounds of Marlborough House in St James, London, just off The Mall, played host to RM Sotheby’s traditional late season London Auction on Saturday 05 November. The façade of the house was lit-up to provide a splendid backdrop to the cars on display outside the main auction pavilion. The auction comprised of 54 lots, all but four of which were for cars. A number of the offerings were from The Gran Turismo Collection, which apart from a raft of supercars including a number of Ferraris and the likes of a pair of Bugatti EB110s and a Chiron, a Lamborghini Miura and Countach also featured a trio of iconic rally cars.

RM Sotheby’s Auction ... Ferrari LaFerrari Tops Ferrari Results

The 39th edition of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca show, in Padova’s Fiera exhibition centre, was held between 20-23 October. This would be the last edition at its traditional venue, as due to proposed reconstruction and redevelopment of the fiera complex site, as of 2023 the show will move to the fiera complex in Bologna.

Auto e Moto d’Epoca, Padova ... last edition at its traditional venue

Peter Falk very much prefers to stand behind his team rather than in the spotlight. The former racing director and engineer who worked for Porsche AG for more than 30 years is said to be extremely modest. In his own words: “I’ve always said that I don’t count at all but my team has to be good. And that’s the most important thing.”

Porsche congratulates Peter Falk on his 90th birthday

RM Sotheby’s returned to London for its annual sale in the capital city and concluded its best-ever result with the 16th anniversary sale of what is its oldest annual European auction fixture. The sale grossed £27,264,325 in sales with 83% of all lots sold to bidders representing 35 countries.
The sale was led by the astonishing Gran Turismo Collection, featuring some of the most desirable supercars and rally cars of the past 50 years, from marques such as Ferrari, Bugatti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lancia, and Audi, forming part of the single-day sale, which boasted 53 remarkable lots.

RM Sotheby’s Concludes Most Succesful London Auction Ever With Outstanding £27.2 Million Sale

Sotheby’s in partnership with RM Sotheby’s has sold the iconic F2003-GA chassis no. 229 at Sotheby’s Luxury Week sale in Geneva for 14,630,000 CHF, making it the most valuable Formula One car of the modern era ever sold. The previous record was held by another ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari, an F2001 s/n 211 which sold for $7,504,000 at Sotheby’s evening contemporary art sale in New York on 16 November 2017.

Ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari F2003-GA Sells for Record 14,630,000 CHF at Sotheby’s Luxury Week Sale in Geneva, Doubling the Previous World Record

Maro Engel beats previous record for road-legal production cars by a remarkable eight seconds despite less-than-ideal track conditions. The Mercedes-AMG ONE  is the king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife: with an officially measured and notarised time of 6:35.183 minutes for rounding the 20.832 kilometre track, the hypercar with Formula-1™ technology set a new record for road-legal production vehicles as well as in the super sports car category.

Mercedes-AMG ONE is Number 1 on the Nuerburgring-Nordschleife with 6:35.183 min

Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Ferrari clinched their second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship title. The result came at the end of the 8 Hours of Bahrain, won by teammates Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco at the wheel of the number 52 Ferrari of AF Corse. The Prancing Horse thus ended the final World Endurance Championship season for the LMGTE Pro class cars on a high note. The Maranello company won four constructors’ titles (2016, 2017, 2021 and 2022) with the 488 GTE. James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi also drove it to three drivers’ titles (2017, 2021 and 2022). This is Ferrari’s sixteenth World Endurance Championship title. It was sealed in the 488 GTE’s last race in the premier class for production-derived GTs.

Intercontinental Ferrari Retains FIA WEC Constructors’ And Drivers’ World Championships

RMaranello and Modena are recognised as the traditional homes of the Italian car industry, but Milan, most known as the city of fashion, has also been the birthplace of historic marques and carrozzerie, including of course, Alfa Romeo. Seventy years of history of this iconic Italian motor manufacturer will be represented by no fewer than 13 of its classic and historic models at Bonhams debut Milano Sale on Friday 18 November, during Milano AutoClassica in the Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre (Rho). Leading the group is the 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet Pininfarina, estimate €450,000-550,000.

Made in Milan

RM Sotheby’s inaugural Munich sale is just around the corner, and it features an incredible selection of Ferraris through the ages. The Munich auction takes place in the city’s outstanding automotive enthusiast hub, Motorworld, on 26 November. Great F40s are always in demand and the 1991 Ferrari F40 offered in Munich will hold immense appeal to collectors. A Swiss-registered example with just 9,400 kilometres on the clock at the time of cataloguing, the car is accompanied by a history report by marque expert Marcel Massini. This European-market car boasts matching-numbers body, chassis, engine, and gearbox—and benefits from over CHF 115,000-worth of expenditure with a Ferrari-specialist workshop in Switzerland over 2020 and 2021 (Estimate: €2,300,000 - €2,600,000).

Forza Ferrari! Maranello Magic Comes to RM Sotheby’s Munich Auction

Before writing a new chapter with the 500 kW (680 PS) hybrid prototype, Porsche can paint a positive picture of its ten-year campaign with the 911 RSR. Over the last decade, the most powerful racing boxer from the development centre in Weissach has left an indelible mark in the notoriously competitive GTE-Pro class. In the 2013 season, Porsche AG acquired 51 percent of the Manthey operations team. The experienced squad from Germany’s Eifel region was then entrusted with running the factory engagement in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC. This new constellation immediately brought success, with class victory at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.

A decade of factory racing with the 911 RSR ... The impressive résumé of the strongest boxer in the endurance racing

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show was held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre between 11 – 13 November. The official attendance figure was just under 70,000 over the three days of the show. The show occupied Halls 1 to 5 and Hall 8 of the complex. Spread through these exhibition areas there some 3000 vehicles and around 300 one marque or model clubs, collectively spanning virtually the whole history of motoring in a multitude of forms. Add in numerous classic vendor stands, trade stands of every description, an expansive Silverstone Auctions auction, a large autojumble area and not forgetting the Sporting Bears Motor Club, who offer rides in sporting and classic cars to raise funds for charity.

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

The first striking detail of the Porsche 911 Dakar is its ground clearance, which is 50 millimetres higher than that of a 911 Carrera with sports suspension. And the standard lift system can raise the front and rear ends an additional 30 millimetres. Its ground clearance and ramp angle rival those of conventional SUVs. The lift system is not only used to slowly cross obstacles, but is an integral part of the retuned chassis. The ‘high level’ setting is available for ambitious off-road adventures at speeds of up to 170 km/h. Above that speed, the car automatically lowers back down to its normal level.

Porsche 911 Dakar ... Limited to 2,500 examples

The BMW 3.0 CSL was developed with the intention of combining the best of five decades of racing expertise from BMW M GmbH in an automobile with a highly emotional aura. All facets of its character – dynamic exterior elegance, a classic sportscar cockpit, intelligent lightweight construction, a straight six-cylinder engine, manual transmission and rear-wheel drive – are based on traditional principles of a BMW M automobile. They complement each other with the help of the latest technology to create the ultimate symbol of fascination for top performance in the style of the brand that has been successful for 50 years.

BMW 3.0 CSL ... 50th Anniversary Edition

The BMW 3.0 CSL was developed with the intention of combining the best of five decades of racing expertise from BMW M GmbH in an automobile with a highly emotional aura. All facets of its character – dynamic exterior elegance, a classic sportscar cockpit, intelligent lightweight construction, a straight six-cylinder engine, manual transmission and rear-wheel drive – are based on traditional principles of a BMW M automobile. They complement each other with the help of the latest technology to create the ultimate symbol of fascination for top performance in the style of the brand that has been successful for 50 years.

Cavallino Classic Middle East ... Ferrari 340 America 0116A has now won the Best of Show

RM Sotheby’s arrived at Motorworld in the heart of Munich for the first time and left having achieved a truly remarkable sale in which multiple world record prices were achieved. The sale has closed off the European auction calendar in impressive style as it totalled €23,500,610 and achieved an impressive 90.5% sell-through. The auction is only the second sale RM Sotheby’s has conducted in Germany and has become the highest-grossing collector car auction to ever take place in the country.

RM Sotheby’s Celebrates Incredible €23.5 Million Sale at its Inaugural Munich Auction

Ferrari N.V. announces that it has accepted the resignation of Mattia Binotto who will leave his role as Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal on December 31. Benedetto Vigna commented: “I would like to thank Mattia for his many great contributions over 28 years with Ferrari and particularly for leading the team back to a position of competitiveness during this past year. As a result, we are in a strong position to renew our challenge, above all for our amazing fans around the world, to win the ultimate prize in motorsport. Everyone here at the Scuderia and in the wider Ferrari community wishes Mattia well for the future.”

Mattia Binotto leaves Ferrari

The Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo, a closed-wheel single-seater, is the first Ferrari concept car created specifically for the virtual motor sport world. The car’s design has its roots firmly in Maranello’s unparalleled racing tradition, with the number 75 on its flanks reflecting that noble heritage. The launch of the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo in fact brings the 75th anniversary celebrations of when the marque’s first-ever racing car, the 125 S, exited the iconic factory gates in 1947, to an official close.

Maranello’s First Dedicated Virtual Motor Sports Concept Car

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce an all-new location in the “golden triangle” of Paris for its upcoming French auction to be held at the beginning of 2023. With the cars being sold next to one of the most iconic museums in the world, there is no doubt the quality of the cars will match that of the artwork housed next door.

Outstanding Early Consignments Heading to RM Sotheby’s Paris Sale to be Held at an All-New Venue at the Salles du Carrousel du Louvre in the Heart of Paris

After an unprecedented and record-breaking year, RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to begin the 2023 calendar by returning to the Arizona Biltmore & Spa in Phoenix on 26 January for its 24th annual Arizona sale. Highlights ... 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – Finished in Blu Elettrico over Crema leather, this is a truly unique example of an era-defining modern Ferrari hypercar. Delivered new to Ferrari super-collector Greg Whitten, its odometer indicates just 3,185 miles. The LaFerrari is estimated at $4,000,000 - $4,500,000.

RM Sotheby’s to Kick Off the 2023 Auction Calendar With Extraordinary Offerings in Arizona

On 19 – 21 May 2023, BMW Group Classic will host the legendary Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in cooperation with the Villa d’Este luxury hotel. The most spectacular cars of their respective eras will once again do battle in exclusive competition classes for the coveted prizes. Most prestigious of all is the Trofeo BMW Group, awarded by the high-calibre Jury to the overall winner of the Concorso d’Eleganza.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023 date released

Global market leader and renowned auction house, Gooding & Company, has announced RUF//The Collection consisting of four exceedingly rare RUF automobiles to lead its 2023 Amelia Island Auction this March. This event follows in the footsteps of Gooding & Company’s record-setting 2022 Amelia Island Auction, which became the firm’s most successful sale at the venue to date, and also fittingly set the world record for all RUF automobiles ever sold at auction.

Gooding & Company Gears Up for Its 2023 Amelia Island Auction with RUF//The Collection

Building on its calendar of annual sales, RM Sotheby’s hosted a one-night-only destination event for car collectors in Miami this past Saturday. On the top floor of an architectural icon, 1111 Lincoln Road, a mix of desirable supercars and hypercars were offered.

RM Sotheby’s Pop-Up Miami Auction Delivers Record-Breaking Results

A 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupé, in festive red and gold livery, was the top lot of Bonhams pre-Christmas Bond Street Sale, selling for £1,067,800 to a telephone bidder. Today’s season-ending auction at the flagship Bonhams saleroom achieved a total of £6.5million and a 77% sell-through rate. The landmark Miura, Lamborghini’s first mid-engine sports model, was a matching numbers example, first owned by colourful aristocrat and Scottish banking heir George De Vere Drummond (Godson of George VI, backer of Radio Caroline and former racing driver and team owner).

Lamborghini Miura is top of Bonhams Christmas Cars List

Antonio Fuoco, Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado clinched the Gulf 12 Hours, the fourth and final round of the 2022 Intercontinental GT Challenge. The crew in the AF Corse – Francorchamps Motors no. 71 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 triumphed on the Yas Marina track after 335 laps, having led for 194. Taking runner-up spot was the no. 50 sister car from the same team driven by Davide Rigon, Alessio Rovera and Nicklas Nielsen. In the AM class the Prancing Horse notched up a historic hat-trick.

Ferrari One-Two at the Gulf 12 Hours

Ferrari N.V. today announced that Fred Vasseur will join Scuderia Ferrari on 9 January as Team Principal and General Manager. Vasseur has over 25 years of winning motor racing experience, commencing in the junior formulas and over the last decade in Formula 1. During this time, he has also been widely acknowledged for his success in fostering leading driver talent, claiming the GP2 series in both 2005 (Nico Rosberg) and 2006 (Lewis Hamilton).

Fred Vasseur will join Scuderia Ferrari as Team Principal and General Manager

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that the unique and one-of-a-kind Bugatti Chiron Profilée will be offered for sale at auction in Paris on 1st February, 2023. Envisioned as a less radical interpretation of the Chiron Pur Sport, the Profilée is unique in character and design. With all build slots for Chiron family sold and assigned, the auction of the Profilée in Paris is the sole opportunity to acquire one of the final W16-powered Bugatti creations directly from the Molsheim Atelier.

A Stunning Automotive Solitaire to be Offered in RM Sotheby's Paris Sale ... The Bugatti Chiron Profilée

The 25th annual Arizona sale will include a truly unique Corvette and A Private Collection of exclusive sports cars.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZL-1 Convertible – Bloomington Gold Certified, and one of two factory aluminum 427 ZL-1 Corvettes, this ZL-1 is powered by its factory-correct, date-coded, all-aluminum ZL-1 427-cu. in. V-8 engine and wears an accurate, award-winning restoration by Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair, Inc.

A Holy Grail Corvette Joins a Stunning Private Collection as RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2023 Sale Heats Up

The year 2022 highlights the 20th anniversary of Artcurial’s formation. In addition to the renovation of the exhibition spaces, the creation of a new permanent sales room and the reopening of the bookshop, Artcurial is proud to celebrate this anniversary with a record result for the year. After holding 132 auctions marked by very important results, including the sale of prestigious private collections, annual sales are totalling €216,5M. This is an increase of 28% over 2021, making it their best-ever result.

Artcurial Celebrating a Record-breaking 20th Anniversary Year