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Here is a roundup of don't-miss Corvettes crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson's 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction. The sale takes place August 6–8 in Reno, NV. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible This 1967 427/435 convertible with a 4-speed manual transmission is documented with copy of original order validated as authentic and original to this car by the NCRS document validation services. It is a two-time NCRS Flight Award recipient with score sheets, certificates and NCRS award confirmation document confirming authenticity. Click here for a full description. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 convertible This black '62 Corvette has a stylish and…
Keith Martin returns as emcee for the Concours d'Elegance of America on July 26 in Plymouth, MI. View the three-day schedule of events here. The featured concours classes are as follows: Pre-War Classes Motorcycles 1918 - 1929: The Dawn of the Modern MotorcycleGas Light: prior to 1914Jazz Age: 1915 - 1929Duesenberg Model JAuburn CordAmerican Popular: 1930 - 1942American Classic Closed: Pre-war, 1929 - 1942American Classic Open: Pre-war, 1929 - 1942Pre-war European Classic Post-War Classes Muscle Cars: The Pony CarsAmerican Post-war: 1946 - 1959European Post-warSports Cars Performance Classes Super CarsRacing Through the Ages: Sprint & MidgetDrag Cars Special Classes Ferrari Competition…

Meet Keith Martin at Forest Grove

Written by Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:37
The Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, July 19, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as co-emcees. Alex Martin-Banzer will serve as a concours judge. All three will participate in Saturday's Tour d'Elegance and attend the Saturday night gala dinner. Martin and Osborne will emcee the gala as well. ACC and SCM will host a booth at the concours. The 2015 event theme is "A Grand Classic Celebration." The Concours will host a CCCA Grand Classic, a regional meet for Classic Car Club…
A 1954 Ford custom known as the "Beatnik Bubbletop" crosses the block this weekend at Auctions America California. The sale runs July 17–18 in Santa Monica. Gary "Chopit" Fioto created the bubbletop custom (Auctions America estimate: $150k–$250k). Other cool classics include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air fuel-injected convertible, just 121 miles since frame-off restoration ($110k–$150k); a 1966 Shelby GT350 H, fully restored and now fitted with a period-correct Paxton Supercharger ($140k–$180k); and a highly optioned 1957 Ford F-code Supercharged Thunderbird ($175k–$250k).  View all the California consignments here.
A 1925 Kissel Model 75 Gold Bug Speedster tops the long list of important and eccentric cars selling at auction on September 26 in Boone, IA. Other notable lots from the Grant Quam Collection include a 1936 Pierce-Arrow Country Club Roadster and a 1934 Plymouth Phaeton. Read Grant Quam's story here. View all the consignments here.

Shelbys and Camaros at Vicari New Orleans

Written by Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:14
A 1969 Shelby GT350 and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 lead the feature cars at Vicari's New Orleans sale. Other tire-smokers not to miss include a 1967 Plymouth GTX and a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge. The auction takes place July 11. View the featured cars here. View all the current consignments here.
A 1972 Plymouth Road Runner known as the "Shine Runner" crosses the auction block at GAA's July 23–25 auction in Greensboro, NC. The car boasts factory Air Grabber hood, full owner history, and original broadcast sheet and fender tag. Other standouts include a PHS documented 1965 Pontiac GTO and a restored 1965 Ford F-100. View all the current consignments here. View the page-turning online catalog here.
Preliminary numbers from Russo and Steele's June 5–7 Newport Beach auction indicate more than $7.2m in sales — an increase of 71% and nearly $3m over 2014's event totals. Notable sales include a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at $840,000, a 2006 Ford GT at $337,700, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette custom at $159,500, and a 1966 Shelby GT350 H at $137,500. View the Newport Beach results here.
A record-breaking 688 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block during Leake's three-day Tulsa sale, June 5–7. When the final hammer dropped on Sunday, 74% of the vehicles were sold, and sales totaled $11.7m. A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL were the top sellers at $165,000 each. On Saturday, the James C. Leake Award was presented to Margaret Dunning posthumously for her dedication and contribution to the collector car community. Margaret passed away at the age of 104 during the ELK Charity Challenge in May. Sunday featured 150 cars sold without reserve from Larry Klairmont of the…
A 1986 Chevrolet Camaro drag racer headlines Leake's June 5-7 sale in Tulsa, OK. The no-expense-spared build features a 738-ci 2,500-hp Scott Shafiroff racing engine, direct-port nitrous injection, and a whole lot more. View all the consignments here.
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