Shelby GT500, Stolen for 40 Years, Heads to MAG Hot August Nights Auction

With the 2017 “Hot August Nights” Collector Car Auction just around the corner. Auto enthusiasts are getting a chance to buy some of the finest collector vehicles in America. One of the most unique cars this year is a 1968 Shelby GT500 that was stolen for 40 years.

The History:

February 9th 1970, Robert Lanyon discovered his 1968 Shelby GT500 gone, not to be seen again for 40 years. Unbeknownst to him, the car was in his same city the Read More

July/August 2017 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Sunday, May 28, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about ACC, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Auctions America Totals $10.2m at Auburn Spring

Auctions America achieved one of its best Auburn Spring results to date on May 11 – 13, generating nearly $10.2 million in total sales at the historic Auburn Auction Park. Led by the offering of the former Level 5 Motorsports Collection, entirely without reserve, the three-day sale saw nearly 350 vehicles and 450 lots of automobilia cross the podium, with 83 percent finding new homes. Bidders at Auburn Spring hailed from 38 states and 11 countries, with more than one Read More

Gary Bennett, Barrett-Jackson VP of Consignment, Retires

Barrett-Jackson announced today the retirement of Gary Bennett, the company’s longstanding Vice President of Consignment.

Bennett has been involved with Barrett-Jackson since the 1970s, starting out first as a regular bidder and consignor, and later assisting with special projects when Craig Jackson took charge of the company in 1995. He joined in an official capacity in 2002.

Worldwide Texas Totals $6.52m

Worldwide Auctioneers’ first sale in Arlington got off to a buoyant start at the weekend, with total sales of $6.52 million at a sell through rate of 82%, attracting lively onsite and plenty of telephone bidding from customers across the US and overseas. The Texas Classic Auction, now in its 16th year, moved from Houston to the Dallas metroplex in 2017 to enjoy a more centralized location in Arlington’s vibrant and burgeoning entertainment district. The event ran over two days, Read More

Mecum Houston Totals $21.7m

Overall sales totals at the Mecum Houston 2017 collector-car auction held this past weekend at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas, reached $21.7 million. With 793 vehicles offered throughout the three-day auction, an impressive 70-percent sell-through rate was achieved as 554 cars hammered sold.

Held during the same weekend as the Houston Auto Show, the Mecum Houston 2017 auction was host to large crowds all three days as auto enthusiasts from across the country poured into NRG Park for a Read More

Barrett-Jackson Totals $20.5m in Palm Beach

The high energy of collector cars selling at No Reserve during Barrett-Jackson’s 15th year in Palm Beach helped drive the highest sell-through rate of any Florida collector car auction, including 14 world records as it was propelled by the unprecedented buying power of bidders from 48 states and seven countries.

South Florida’s premier automotive lifestyle event was held April 6-8, 2017, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Charity sales reached nearly $94 million to date Read More

May/June 2017 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Wednesday, April 12, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about ACC, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Goodguys 29th Pacific Northwest Nationals

By Jack Tockston

The Goodguys’ 29th Pacific Northwest Nationals enjoyed perfect weather at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA, from July 29-31, 2016. Over 2,700 rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and collectables filled the 160 acres. Spectators’ cars from eleven states and two Canadian provinces overflowed both gigantic (free) lots.

This marks my 25th year attending this gathering. Goodguys promotes twenty such events across the country, and this one has historically been well attended. Part of the success here has to Read More