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Max Girardo establishes exclusive London-based classic car brokerage

Max Girardo, internationally recognised as a leading expert on the global classic car market, and with an incredible track record in auctioning many of the world’s most valuable automobiles, has established Girardo & Co., an exclusive new London-based brokerage that deals in only the highest quality cars available to the market.

Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $45mio in July

Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3809GT sold for $45mio in July

 Le Mans 24 h 1971: The 512M s/n 1002 of Escuderia Montjuich was driven by veteran Nino Vaccarella and José Maria Juncadella. They retired.

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

1970 Ferrari 512 M sold for €12,0mio in August

Ex-Mille Miglia, 24 Hours of Le Mans Scuderia Ferrari Spider to Star in Scottsdale

Bonhams is very pleased to announce the consignment of a very special automobile: the ex-Factory Team Entry Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider.
This rare and historic Scuderia Ferrari sports racer, replete with pedigree and provenance, is to be one of the featured stars at the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction in January.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017 ... From the beginnings of automobile construction to the concepts of tomorrow

The world’s most exclusive and traditional heritage event for historic automobiles and motorcycles will be held once more on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, in 2017. The most beautiful classic vehicles will be presented at Cernobbio in Northern Italy from 26 to 28 May 2017 in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Museo Lamborghini

The Museo Lamborghini is situated to the right of the main entrance of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, which is a historic small town in the countryside, approximately mid way between Bologna and Modena. A bonus of its location right on the factory premises is that one will see cars being taken out on test, and maybe even spot the odd prototype. The factory is on the main SP 255, Via Modena, on the outskirts of the town, but within walking distance of the historic centre, and is still the site on which Ferruccio Lamborghini established the original factory in 1963.

The Imperial That Foretold the Future … Groundbreaking Automotive Design on Show at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Biltmore Sale

From a one-off Chrysler CL Imperial to a fierce Ferrari F50 and a Ferrari Enzo owned by fashion mogul, Tommy Hilfiger, RM Sotheby’s will shine a spotlight on groundbreaking automotive design when its annual Arizona Biltmore sale returns to Phoenix, January 19-20. Celebrating its 18th consecutive year in 2017, RM’s Arizona sale has been witness to some of the world’s most spectacular automobiles over the years; the 2017 iteration will continue in the event’s stylish footsteps, presenting 120 handpicked motor cars.

Ferrari 250 GTO offered at Talacrest

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Where History and Future Meet ... Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

“La Macchina del tempo – Museo Storico Alfa Romeo” is the heart of a genuine “brand center”, with a bookshop, café, Documentation Center, test drive track, events venues and a show-room with a customer delivery area: it is the perfect bond between past, present and future. In Arese, next to Milan city center and the Expo area.

The Ultimate Sports Car Wish List on Offer at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to announce exceptional sports cars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Shelby at its 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 21, 2017. Known as the auction industry leader for its expertly selected and curated collector cars, Gooding & Company looks forward to delivering another alluring assortment of best-of-category sports cars this January.

Legendary Factory Lightweight Competition E-Type Heads to Scottsdale

The 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition – number S850667 – is the 10th of the 12 hallowed Factory Lightweights built, and is the 1963 Australian GT Championship-winning car. Well documented and exceedingly original, it has less than 4,000 original miles and has had just three owners from new. This car is, without question, one of the best, most original examples of the Factory Lightweights in existence.

LaFerrari Sells for Record $7 Million at Florida Charity Auction

A one-of-a-kind LaFerrari, offered from Ferrari’s own collection, stormed into the record books last night, commanding a staggering $7,000,000 at a charity auction in Florida. Conducted by RM Sotheby’s in partnership with Ferrari, the exclusive charity sale was held as part of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend at the Daytona International Speedway.

Ferrari unveils the 488 Challenge at the World Finals in Daytona

The Ferrari World Finals event in Daytona this weekend saw the unveiling of the latest model to join the ranks of Ferrari’s prestigious international Challenge racing series for clients. The 488 Challenge is the sixth model to participate in the one-make series which, in 2017, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Chassis no 0006M wins overall “Best in Show”

Ferrari was honoured to hold the inaugural Ferrari Classiche Concours at the Daytona International Speedwayduring the Finali Mondiali this weekend – the first time for this incredible event in the USA. With 73 of cars entered into the Classiche Concours, the standards were extremely high under IAC/PFA guidelines, with many very rare and special cars on display, such as a 330 P4 Drogo Spider which won the award for “Most Historically Significant Ferrari”.

Ferrari 250 GTO offered at Talacrest
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Design-Driven Performance Cars Lead the Way to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is honored to announce exceptional performance cars from Ferrari, American Motors, and Lancia at its 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 21, 2017. Gooding & Company welcomes enthusiasts and collectors to experience these automotive achievements from legendary designers including ItalDesign, Pininfarina and Bertone.

World Premiere of the 10 Examples Limited Special Series Ferrari J50

During a special celebration held at the National Art Center in Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari revealed a new strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50. The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the targa body style evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, just 10 examples of the J50 will be built and, in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements.

One-of-a-Kind Porsche and Exclusive Pair of Zagato-Bodied Aston Martins Bound for RM Sotheby’s Paris Sale

RM Sotheby’s added two of the most exclusive and sought-after modern-era, limited-edition Aston Martin Zagatos to the docket for its upcoming Paris auction, alongside one of the rarest Porsches ever offered for public sale, the one-of-one Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype. Considering their individual rarity, early chassis numbers and bespoke one-off features, the trio is set to turn heads when they go under the hammer in Paris, 8 February during the world-famous Rétromobile week.

RM Sotheby’s Extends 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Sale to two Days

If early entries are anything to go by, RM Sotheby’s 2017 Amelia Island sale will feature one of the most thrilling offerings ever presented in Amelia Island auction history. The official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance today announced a superb 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and a 58-car private collection as the latest highlights for its 2017 March sale.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Announces 2017 Features and Special Classes

The event itself is still months away, but the competition for a spot on the show field of the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is already underway. The features and special classes have been announced, and applications have been mailed to prospective entrants. Applications are due back to the Concours office on January 9, and hopeful applicants can expect to learn their fate by April.

Bonhams Presents 101 Years of Motoring History at Grand Palais Sale

The Grand Palais will once again play host Bonhams Grande Marques du Monde sale on 9th February. With lots ranging from the veteran 1900 Benz Ideal 4.5 HP to a brace of modern Bentleys, the sale spans more than a century of the finest motor cars from all over the world. Representing the best of British motoring is the star lot, a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster. ‘CML 719’ was one of the 7 Ulster works cars – this one driven by C.T Thomas and M. Kenyon at the 1935 Le Mans 24H – and came fifth in its class.

The Peninsula Signature Events Announces the 2017 Date for its 15th Annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

The Peninsula Signature Events today announced August 18, 2017 as the date of its 15th Annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (The Quail). Regarded as the most prestigious event at Monterey Car Week, the exclusive luxury gathering will once again draw the world’s finest sporting, vintage and luxury automobiles to the lush green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Mercedes-Benz Type S Sports Tourer and Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 Zagato Spider – Two Pre-War Supercharged Legends – Head to Scottsdale

Known as the Car of Kings, the 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26/120/180 Supercharged Sports Tourer with coachwork by Erdmann & Rossi was born when Ferdinand Porsche was head of design of the Tri Star marque. It is a masterstroke of mechanical art and, being both sporty and elegant, is an optimum multi-purpose luxury vehicle that when new represented the pinnacle of automotive achievement.

Exceptional Classics With Celebrity Provenance Highlight Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auctions

“We are excited to present these cars in our diverse Scottsdale lineup that offers a group of exceptional motorcars across multiple marques and collecting tastes,” notes David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. "Our auctions offer something for every client, from exceptional classics with beloved provenance, to recently discovered barn-finds – which have been wonderfully preserved, to contemporary sports cars with limited mileage, and everything in between."

Ferrari 50 Year Anniversary Japan Finale

2016 marks the 50th year since the first Ferrari was officially registered in Japan. To celebrate this milestone, a series of special events have been held this year including Ferrari Racing Days, Hokkaido Rally, Osaka Riverside Party and International Cavalcade.

Ferrari reveals its latest bespoke one-off: the SP 275 rw competizione

Designed under the direction of Ferrari’s Styling Centre with the collaboration of Pininfarina, the latest Ferrari one-off model, the SP 275 rw competizione, is built on the chassis of the F12berlinetta but equipped with the more powerful V12 engine and gearbox from the limited-series F12tdf.

Klaus Wildbolz 1937 - 2017

Wien born famous actor, with a passion to Classic Car Races, will be missed.

Time Stands Still but the Race Cars Don’t at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The stacked intake pipes tell a unique story of innovation, unyielding power and a time when the only rules of racing were essentially the limits of men and women’s imaginations.
The original Can-Am era of 1966-1974 provided incredible thrills and attracted the world’s best drivers to some of North America’s greatest race tracks. These same Can-Am cars will reunite once again for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Aug. 18-21, to honor the series’ 50th anniversary.

Arizona Concours ... The famous Arizona Biltmore built by Frank Lloyd Wright is the perfect location also for the RM Auction

With the New Year only 2 weeks old the international concours circuit had an early start with the fourth annual Concours of Elegance at the Arizona Biltmore hotel. For many years Scottsdale is a synonym for the first big auctions of the year including RM Sotheby´s, Gooding & Company, Bonhams, Russo & Steele and certainly the top dog Barrett & Jackson. But for the fourth time the international collectors did not only have the chance to take a new car back home from Scottsdale but also bring one of their treasured collector cars to the first concours of the year.

Autosport International Show in conjunction with the Performance Car Show

The Autosport International Show in conjunction with the Performance Car Show, the latter supported by Autocar magazine and PistonHeads.com, was held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 12-15 January 2017. The first two days of the show had a hall for a race engineering show, as they were geared more to the motor sport professionals than to the enthusiast, whilst over the weekend this hall hosted a variety of grass roots motor sport disciplines.

RM Sotheby’s Continues its Track Record as the Market Leader for High End Collector Cars With $53.8 Million Arizona Auction

RM Sotheby’s ushered in 2017 with another strong performance in Arizona, generating $53,772,775 in total sales with 89 percent of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore. The company’s 18th annual Phoenix sale, held 19-20 January, was a truly global event, attracting bidders from 30 countries—20 percent of which were new RM Sotheby’s clientele—once again illustrating that Arizona is the epicenter of the collector car world in January.

Multiple World Records Set by Bonhams in Scottsdale

The 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition became both the most valuable E-Type and most valuable post-1960 Jaguar to ever sell at auction yesterday during Bonhams’ annual sale of collectors’ cars. This Australian GT Championship winner is one of the most original Factory Lightweights in existence and, therefore, it was of little surprise when this “GTO Killer” was bought for a spectacular $7,370,000 by a telephone bidder.

Gooding & Company Garners More Than $33.4 Million from The Finest Collector Cars at The Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing more than $33.4 million at the company’s 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 106 of 126 lots for an 84% sales rate, which resulted in an impressive average price of $315,327 per car sold. The sale, witnessed by enthusiasts near and far, posted nine new benchmarks from Ferrari, Bugatti, Porsche and AMC.

A Brace of Pre-War Aston Martins Lead the Charge  for British Marques at Grand Palais Sale

Despite taking place across the channel, the Bonhams sale Les Grandes Marques au Grand Palais in Paris on 9th February will witness the sale of some of Britain’s finest motor cars. More than 30 vehicles from 7 of the most celebrated British marques will be offered, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Austin-Healey.

Artcurial Reveals Rétromobile 2017 Star Cars

The selection in the 2017 sale will be wide-ranging and mouth-watering. It includes the Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection that gives prominence to the Golden Age of Motoring, and a selection of cars highlighting the history of motor racing. History, provenance, authenticity and realistic estimates are the ingredients that ensure this sale is always a huge success!"

Cavallino Classic 26 ... Started at the Palm Beach International Raceway and ending the day with the Jet Aviation Center Party

One year after the big jubilee of the prestigious Cavallino Classic Concours weekend Cavallino 26 opened its doors at the Palm Beach International Raceway for the first of the two track days. Unfortunately with raising prices over the last decade the track activities during the weekend in Florida are getting less and less every year as only a few brave challenge the risk of racing a multimillion dollar car with likeminded.

The Bentley ‘Bobtail’ Le Mans Race Car Joins Starting Lineup for RM Sotheby’s Two Day Amelia Island Sale

Fresh on the heels of its successful Arizona sale this past weekend, RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce the latest feature attraction for its Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale, March 10-11: the 1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Le Mans Sports “Bobtail”, chassis no. KM3088. Boasting a phenomenal provenance and race record, the ‘Bobtail’ is one of just two factory team cars to claim podium finishes at two major endurance races in period—a result that cements its status as one of the world’s greatest Bentleys.

Cavallino Classic 26 ... Dark clouds over the former Moroso raceway

The second day of this year’s Cavallino Classic was spent again on the nearby Palm Beach International Raceway. After the free practice sessions yesterday finally the hunt for the time started this morning with the timed practice sessions. In two classes for Drum and Disc Braked Ferrari and Maserati the drivers set their time for the line-up in the main races the afternoon.

Cavallino Classic 26 ... Concours at the Breakers ... Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Best of Show

The 26th edition of the Cavallino Classic today moved from the Palm Beach International Raceway into the Breakers for the annual Concours d´Elegance, the highlight of the Ferrari meeting in Florida. Well before sunrise the first Ferrari were lined up in the driveway of the luxurious hotel at the Beach. Just as in previous years this edition featured some rare examples of the history of the marque with the prancing horse although the jubilee edition in 2016 set the bar very high for all the coming years but even without the numerous Best of Show winners of the past this year’s line-up was again no disappointment.

Cavallino Classic 26 ... Rained out ... At the Mar-a-Lago Club

Rained out...The 26th Cavallino Classic came to an end today with the final multi marque concours at the Mar-a-Lago Club in the south of Palm Beach. The Classic Sports Sunday is always a great way to finalize the CC in style at the luxurious retreat of Donald Trump and this year’s edition was even more in the focus being the property of the new elected president. Jokes where made upfront about Winter White House or White House South but to the surprise of all attending guests the security measures did not differ in the slightest from the previous year.

Gooding & Company Unveils an Important Private Collection of Four Limited-Production Porsche Supercars for Its Highly Anticipated Amelia Island Auction in March

These cars represent a brilliant collaboration between Porsche’s Exclusive and Motorsport departments, combining state-of-the-art performance technology with bespoke features,” notes David Brynan, Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company. “All of these Porsches are historically important, limited-production models and each example is truly the best of the best. These offerings are exceptionally high quality, with special features, the most desirable options, and are impeccably presented.

A Connoisseur’s Trio of Iconic Sports Cars Heading To Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction

“Each of these cars represents the best of its category, is wonderfully presented, and is an essential piece to its respected marque’s history,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “Cars of this caliber and quality are what the market demands and we are proud to meet that demand with this selectively curated lineup of exceptional sports cars.”

Design Masterpieces ... RM Sotheby’s Unveils Art Deco Talbot-Lago T150-C and One-Off Ferrari ‘Uovo’ For Key Spring, Summer Sales

From exuberant 1930s French design to one of the most compelling and recognizable coachbuilt Ferraris of the Enzo-era, the two curvaceous motor cars will be on show at RM’s Rétromobile stand, 8-12 February, ahead of their respective presentations at the company’s Lake Como, Italy, and Monterey, California sales later in the year.

Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Headlines a Night of Sparkling Results in Paris

The star lot of the night was the beautiful 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, one of the most important and coveted of all pre-war Grand Prix cars. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari during the 1934 and 1935 seasons, it was driven by many of the most significant Grand Prix pilots of the era, including Nuvolari and Varzi. An important and iconic piece of motor sport history, the car fully deserved the €3,920,000 it achieved. The second biggest seller on the night was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, a very rare car offered in outstanding condition with only 20,314 miles on the clock. The car attracted huge attention and brought €2,156,000.

The Retromobile 2017 was again well worth a visit and certainly the most interesting of the indoor shows

Soon after the start of the Classic Car season in Scottsdale with the first auctions of the year the attention went over to Paris with the first major event of the European season. The Retromobile certainly is the most important indoor show on the continent, although not the biggest it always attract a lot of attention due to the unmatched quality of the cars on display. Visitors, collectors and journalists from all over the world head to the Parc d´Exposition at the Porte de Versailles every first week in February, both dealers and the classic car departments of the large manufacturer offer their cars, goods and services to the international clientele.

Remarkably Pure Ferrari 166 MM Completes RM Sotheby’s Stellar Offering at Amelia Island

RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, is thrilled to unveil the final highlight for its forthcoming Amelia Island sale: the exceptionally pure, matching-numbers 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, chassis no. 0058M. Offered from one of America’s leading car collections, the revered 166 MM rounds out a stellar lineup for RM’s two-day sale at the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton, 10 – 11 March.

Ferrari 812 Superfast ... Geneva world premiere for the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta

Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

Save The Date ... Bonhams Amelia Island Auction of Important Collectors' Cars

Hosted to coincide with the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the third annual Bonhams Amelia Island Auction is a must attend event for global connoisseurs of antique, vintage and classic motorcars. While the focus this week may be on Bonhams' sale at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday, we cordially invite you to make plans for early March. After all, with the verdant splendor of sub-tropical Florida and the warm sandy shores of the Atlantic, the provided backdrop couldn't be more enticing.

Barrett-Jackson 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction Sets 40 World Auction Sales Records

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, kicked off its 46th year by breaking more than 40 vehicle auction sales records (as verified by Hagerty Data) during the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. During the automotive lifestyle event, 1,719 vehicles were consigned, the most at one auction in the company’s history, with vehicle sales totaling approximately $100 million (unaudited) at a 99.5-percent sell-through rate.

Ferrari Supercars Race to Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce an enticing lineup of Ferrari supercars headed to the Amelia Island Auction on March 10. Collectors and enthusiasts of these high-performance sports cars will not want to miss the rare and thrilling examples that will cross the auction block next month.

The Stuff of Legends - Racing Aces' Cars to be Offered at Bonhams Goodwood Sale

On 19 March, Bonhams will once again head to Goodwood for its annual Members' Meeting Sale. An outstanding range of motor cars will be offered, encompassing over 100 years of motor racing history and some of the sport’s biggest names.

The 1965 Lola T70 Mk1 Spyder (£200,000 – 300,000) offered is the second example ever built, and was delivered new in the UK for David Hobbs to drive.

The Retro Classics 2017 ... even bigger than the older and internationally better known Techno Classica

Just three weeks after the sensational Retromobile Show in Paris the German car show scene starts into the 2017 season with the Retro Classics in Stuttgart. Although Stuttgart is a beautiful city and famous for their local car manufacturers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz certainly the “Neckar-metropolis” is far less glamorous than the “City of Love” and so is the trade show in the modern trade centre near the airport. Ideally located and state-of-the-art built a few years ago the venue is the perfect location for an international show easy to reach both by car and plane.

The new 812 Superfast stars on the Ferrari stand

Ferrari kicks off its 70th anniversary with the world premiere of its most powerful production car yet, the 800-cv 812 Superfast. The unveiling of this flagship V12 berlinetta is particularly significant, as Ferrari’s noble V12 heritage has its roots in the founding of the company, 70 years ago this year, and Ferrari remains to this day the only manufacturer to have continuously produced sports cars with 12-cylinder engines throughout that time.

Ferrari invades the Paul Ricard

The first of two days of Ferrari tests at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, has concluded. The meeting was the first event of the F1 Clienti and XX Programmes season. Forty cars were involved, including 11 single-seaters and nearly 30 extraordinary cars like the FXX K, 599XX, 599XX EVO and FXX.

Farewell John – The great Surtees, 1964 World Champion with Ferrari, has passed away

Ferrari has lost one of its greatest drivers. John Surtees has passed away in his native England at the age of 83. Born in Tatsfield on February 11 1934, Big John, as he was fondly known, won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1964 with Ferrari, becoming the only driver in history to claim both the F1 and motorcycle grand prix world titles.

Two shows for the price of one! ... The London Classic Car Show & Historic Motorsport International

Two shows for the price of one! As an entry ticket for one automatically gave you access to the other. Both interesting in their own rights, and both under one roof although in separate halls of the Excel exhibition centre in East London, with a bonus of plentiful visitor parking at a reasonable daily rate, good transport links via the Docklands Light Railway to the centre of London and transport link hubs, with London City Airport also close by for international visitors.

Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show ... presenting a new features was the Motor Sport Hall of Fame

The 15th edition of the Race Retro show was held at its regular venue at Stneleigh Park near Coventry, over the weekend of 24 – 26 February. A new organisation at the helm there was the promise of an even bigger and better show, and it didn’t disappoint. One of the new features was the Motor Sport Hall of Fame around the Live Stage in Hall 3, with one of the displays featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Cosworth DFV engine, with a selection of F1 cars that had used the ubiquitous V8 power plant over the years, including a Lotus 49, the car in which it made its maiden appearance.

Extended to two days with the addition of Friday’s exclusive presentation of ‘A Gentleman’s Collection: The Pride and Passion of Orin Smith’, RM’s 2017 Amelia Island sale lifted the gavel on a carefully curated roster of 150 blue-chip vehicles and select automobilia, attracting a truly global audience with bidders from 25 countries. Significantly, 21 percent of bidders represented first time clients to RM Sotheby’s.

Amelia Island Concours d´Elegance 2017 ... the rain sometimes gets out of control and from one second to the other the sky is opening for torrential showers

Extended to two days with the addition of Friday’s exclusive presentation of ‘A Gentleman’s Collection: The Pride and Passion of Orin Smith’, RM’s 2017 Amelia Island sale lifted the gavel on a carefully curated roster of 150 blue-chip vehicles and select automobilia, attracting a truly global audience with bidders from 25 countries. Significantly, 21 percent of bidders represented first time clients to RM Sotheby’s.

Bonhams third Goodwood Members' Meeting sale took place today, 19 March, and saw success from start to finish with an 80% sell rate and a total of £5,616,480. The top lot, a 1961 Aston Martin DP214 Replica GT Competition Coupé realised £551,667.
British cars performed particularly well on home turf, with 7 out of the top ten lots coming from UK marques. A 1924 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer achieved £281,500 and the ex-David Hobbs 1965 Lola T70 Mk1 Spyder sold to a telephone bidder for £270,300.

RM Sotheby’s Leads the way in Florida With Record $70.9 Million  Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Sale

Trackside Triumph British Marques Steal the Show at Bonhams Goodwood Sale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $30,568,700 in a single day at the company’s annual Amelia Island Auction held on March 10, 2017. The auction house achieved a 78% sales rate as 69 of 88 lots were sold, producing a $443,025 average price per car. An impressive number of nine cars sold over the $1 million mark, with the star of the day, the exotic 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion selling for $5,665,000, a new world record price for the model and for the Porsche 911.

Gooding & Company Achieves More Than $30 Million in a Single Day at the Company’s Amelia Island Auction

Techno Classica Essen – the whole classic world under one roof

With more than 200,000 visitors in the past year the Techno-Classica Essen is not only the classic fair with the most visitors worldwide but documents also the permanent increasing economic power of the vintage-car- and connoisseur-vehicle-scene with its popularity. The success of the Techno-Classica Essen is unattained till today and is based on the principle of the organiser S.I.H.A. to present the visitors from more than 40 nations a selection from the best of all fields of the classic hobby.

Held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, the classic motorcar auction – scheduled to coincide with the weekend’s famous Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – witnessed an increased number of international bidders over previous years in addition to the strong base of American clients. With multiple nationalities represented onsite, online and on the telephones, the sale’s pace was refreshingly brisk while the island atmosphere pleasantly relaxed. Achieving an 87% sell-through rate and a total of $10.2-million, the auction was a resolute success.

Bonhams’ 3rd Annual Amelia Island Auction Sees Strong Results and Several World Records Achieved Beneath the Florida Sunshine

For the fourth consecutive year the Earl of March and his team invited the members of the Goodwood Road Racing Club to the Members Meeting. Originally held until 1966 the members meeting came to an end when the circuit closed its doors due to the increasing speed of the race cars and the dated layout of the track. In 1998 finally the rebuilt circuit was reopened for historic racing with the known successful history of the Goodwood Revival Meeting, one of the best known and most visited classic car events in the world.

Goodwood 75th Members Meeting 2017

RM Sotheby’s Becomes the First Auction House to Assemble ‘Hypercar Trinity’

RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house of the esteemed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, is thrilled to announce that it will auction what many consider the so-called ‘holy trinity’ of modern hypercars at its upcoming Villa Erba sale, 27 May, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Revving up to go under the hammer at next month’s sale is a ’Paint to Sample’ Porsche 918 Spyderfeaturing the highly desirable Weissach package, a very rare road-going McLaren P1 GTR, and an ‘as new’ Ferrari LaFerrari, sporting just 180 kilometres.

Bonhams Announces the 18th Annual Aston Martin Sale at Newport Pagnell ... 65 Years of Post-War Aston Martin Celebrated at This Landmark Sale

On 13 May, Bonhams will return to Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell for their 18th annual Aston Martin sale, an event exclusively dedicated to the celebration of the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques. More than 65 years of the legendary British brand will be offered, ranging from a 1951 Lagonda DB 2.6 Drophead Coupé (£12,000-16,000) to a 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 (£350,000 - 400,000).

Tour Auto 2017 ... 242 Starters

What more beautiful setting than the unique majestic all-glass Grand Palais on the banks of the Seine, only a stone’s throw from so many other famous monuments in the capital, to host the automotive jewels taking part in the 26th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo. The traditional scrutineering and administrative checks were held on Monday 24th April after which each team and its car were given the precious pass allowing them to start the oldest motor car race still held.

Tour Auto 2017 ... Leg 1 Paris - Saint-Malo

After leaving the Grand Palais at dawn the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo field headed for Château de Neuville where the official start of the 26th event was given. On the programme of the opening day of the race for the 241 crews was the first special stage at La Sarthe followed by the Le Mans Bugatti circuit with the leg ending in Brittany on the Quai Saint Vincent in the Saint-Malo marina, a total distance of 454 kilometres. This was a first for the Tour and some thousands of Breton fans of historic cars flocked to the parc fermé until night fell.

Tour Auto 2017 ... Leg 2 Saint-Malo – Nantes

One day after the convoy left the French Capitol the second leg of this year’s Tour Auto led from yesterday’s finish Saint-Malo to the suburbs of Nantes. Apparently Saint-Malo was a first on the map of the annual classic and so not just the finish of yesterday’s leg but also the first part of todays was a refreshing new to the tour.




Tour Auto 2017 ... Leg 3 Haute-Goulaine - Nantes

More of half of this year’s Tour Auto is driven. Today was the third day leading from Nantes to Limoges with another 2 timed special stages in the countryside and the visit to the race track in Val de Vienne. For the last time the competition class 3 lead the way early in the morning when just after a glorious sunrise the cars left the castle yard at Chateau de Goulaine where they spent the night out of the sight of the public as this was one of the few occasions where the paddock were not accessible for spectators.