Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Breaks $22m

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,” Read More

World of Speed Museum Opens April 24

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

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Meet the ACC Gang at La Jolla

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.

Meet Keith Martin at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

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

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 Read More

Share Your Muscle Car Story and Win This Muscle Car Book

Top Muscle features more than 150 jaw-dropping portraits of America’s rarest classics, along with in-depth histories of each vehicle. We’re giving away one copy to ACC Newsletter subscribers. For a chance to win, all you have to do is tell us your favorite muscle car story in 100 words or less. Our favorite story wins the book. Send your story to ACC Editor Jim Pickering. And who knows? Maybe you’ll see your story in the pages of Read More