Barrett-Jackson Revs Up For Vegas

Barrett-Jackson  will return to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for its annual Las Vegas auction on September 26-28.

A strong offering of classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and contemporary collectibles worth millions is slated to cross the auction block in front of a global audience throughout the weekend, including both Reserve and No Reserve consignments.

Feature vehicles offered at No Reserve include:

The American Stars of Monterey

The final countdown to Monterey Car Week has begun. Here is a quick roundup of American highlights with links to all the catalogs.

1976 Chevolet Corvette Widebody IMSA “Spirit of Le Mans” at RM. (RM estimate: $900k-$1.2m.) Catalog.

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra at Gooding & Company. (Gooding estimate: $800k-$1m.) Catalog.

1932 Ford highboy at Bonhams. (Bonhams estimate: $850k-$1m.) Catalog.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Read More

Vicari Announces 4th Annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival

The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 200 classic and muscle cars at Auction during their 4th annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival, Aug. 9-10, 2013, at Mardi Gras World, LA.

Crossing the block this year are several rare vehicles from J. Gordan Farmer estate including a 1934 Packard Twelve Club Sedan and 1931 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Of the Packard’s built in 1934 just 986 were equipped with V12 engines and very few have survived to Read More

Leake Auction Company Experiences a 41% Increase in Tulsa Sales

Leake Auction Company wrapped up their Tulsa auction with sales soaring to $11.8 million and a sell through rate of 68 percent. The auction was held in the Expo Building on the Tulsa Fairgrounds, June 7-9. The top selling car was a 1937 Packard Closed Touring Retro Rod, selling for $143,000 with the buyer’s premium included.

Five additional cars generated sale prices over $100,000, including: a 1931 Cadillac Series 370-A for $137,500, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at $135,000, a Read More

Blake Griffin’s 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Kia to be Auctioned at Leake Tulsa

Leake Auction just announced the consignment of the 2011 Kia Optima that former University of Oklahoma and current LA Clippers basketball star Blake Griffin jumped over during to win the 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Later that year Blake put the Optima in a charity auction to aid a cancer cause. Henry Primeaux of Tulsa purchased the car at that time. The car will be sold on Saturday, June 8 during Leake’s 41st annual collector car show & auction Read More

Leake’s Tulsa Auction to Feature CCCA Classics

Leake Auction Company has early consignments for six automobiles that are recognized and accepted as full classic automobiles during their 41st annual Tulsa auction, June 7, 8 & 9 in the Expo Building at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) defines a classic car as a distinctive, American or foreign built car that was produced between 1925 and 1948. Since these cars were typically very expensive when they were manufactured, limited quantities were produced, therefore making Read More

Million-Dollar Mustangs at Mecum Indy

Walworth, WI – May 21, 2013 – The crowds were electric from start to finish at Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic, May 14-19, 2013, and the top sellers proved that million-dollar American muscle cars are truly alive and well.

Six days and 75 hours of auction action saw a total of 2,340 lots cross the block, including Road Art and racing memorabilia from the Grumpy Jenkins estate with preliminary total sales for the event reaching $49.2 million. 1,716 vehicles Read More