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RM Sotheby's brings a top-tier selection of ground-pounding American iron to market on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Andrews Collection highlights include a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil racer (RM Sotheby's estimate: $2m-$2.75m), a 2000 Buick Blackhawk factory custom ($300k–$450k), and a fully functional 1965 Chevrolet Corvette demonstration stand (pictured, $1m–$1.4m). View all the American sports and muscle here. View the pre-war American classics here. View the full online catalog here.

Meet Keith Martin at Keels & Wheels

Written by Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:52
Publisher Martin returns as emcee of the Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, running May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. Martin will announce both the car awards and the wooden boat awards. This is his seventh year as emcee of this event. For more details, visit keels-wheels.com.

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Breaks $22m

Written by Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:39
A 2006 Ford GT with only 19 miles led the charge at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach, FL auction this past weekend, selling at $319,000. More than 60,000 auction-goers flooded the Barrett turnstiles April 17-19, sending auction totals beyond $22m with a 98.3% sell-through rate. A total of 526 vehicles crossed the block. World-record sales included a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX at $165,000. Sales to benefit charity totaled nearly $1m. "Barrett-Jackson's international platform has helped charities raise money since the company was first founded," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. "With the support of OEMs, consignors and bidders, the funds raised this weekend will fuel the…

World of Speed Museum Opens April 24

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:30
World of Speed, a Wilsonville, OR-based non-profit motorsports museum, opens its doors to the public on Friday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. The museum’s mission is to support education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of American motorsports. The grand opening celebration will feature race personalities from around the country, such as Herm Petersen, Rob Bruins, Clare Sanders, “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Dave Hough, Danny Thompson, Gary Bockman, and Reb Wickersham. The Vehicle Collection World of Speed will cover multiple aspects of motorsports, telling the stories of heroes — many of whom got their start in the Pacific Northwest. The museum…

Meet the ACC Gang at La Jolla

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:52
The La Jolla Concours d'Elegance takes place this Sunday, April 12. Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee for his fifth year, and ACC's Alex Martin-Banzer and Corvette expert Michael Pierce will serve as concours judges. Keith, Alex and Michael drive the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday and will attend the VIP Reception that evening. Advertising Executive Steve Kittrell hosts the ACC/SCM booth. Stop by, introduce yourself, and check out our special event rates for subscriptions and renewals.

R-Code 1970 Ford Mustang at Leake Dallas

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:28
Leake's Dallas sale takes place April 17–19. Featured early consignments include a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, a 1969 Dodge Super Bee, and an R-code 1970 Ford Mustang in triple black. View all the consignments here.
Star cars at Barrett-Jackson's sale in Palm Beach, FL, include a 1966 Ford Mustang custom convertible, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, and an unrestored 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie. The sale takes place April 17–19. View all the consignments here.
ACC Publisher Keith Martin is filming episodes of "What's My Car Worth?" this weekend at Auctions America's sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL. If you see Keith, be sure and say hello. The sale runs March 27-29, and headliners include a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible (AA estimate: $100k–$125k). View all the Fort Lauderdale consignments here. View the digital catalog here.

Amelia Island Sales Total $115m

Written by Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:40
Combined sales from the four Amelia Island auctions in mid-March totaled $115m among just 353 cars, for an average sold price of $353k. Totals for RM Sotheby's came to $60.4m — a record for Amelia Island Auction Week. The most expensive American lot was a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 SC roadster (pictured), sold at $2.1m. Ninety-nine consignments sold out of 101 (98%). View all the sold prices here. At Bonhams' first Amelia Island sale, totals came to $13.8m. Sixty-four cars sold out of 82 (78%). Top lot was a 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car with coachwork by Murphy, changing hands at $1.8m. View all…
A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window coupe with 327 fuel-injected V8 and 4-speed crosses the block this weekend in San Antonio, TX. Dan Kruse Classics hosts the auction on Saturday, March 28. View all the consignments here.
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