Publication of ACC Suspended

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The July/August issue was the final issue of American Car Collector. The economic climate caused by the pandemic has resulted in our making this very difficult decision.

We thank you for your support of ACC over the years.

If you’d like to keep up with some of your favorite ACC writers, many of them can be found in our sister publication, Sports Car Market. Frequent contributors Read More

Barrett-Jackson Sets New Records

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.

Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including Read More

Barrett-Jackson Halts 2020 Northeast Auction

Barrett-Jackson has decided against holding its 5th Annual Northeast Auction, scheduled for June 24-27, 2020, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The decision was made based on the uncertainty of live events being permitted by local and state officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the company’s efforts to protect the health and safety of all auction participants and employees.

“We spent a great deal of time consulting with local public health and government officials,” said Craig Read More

Russo and Steele Launches RS Collector Automobile Services

Drew Alcazar, co-founder and CEO of the famed Russo and Steele Auctions, which celebrated its 20th year during Arizona Car Week, recently announced the launch of an exclusive new extension of his passion for the hobby, that offers “a full spectrum of resources” under the division moniker: RS Collector Automobile Services.

The acquisition of a state-of-the art, 40-thousand-plus square foot facility in Scottsdale, Arizona will provide dedicated resources for private sales, restoration, detailing, storage, consulting and collection management services and Read More

Barrett-Jackson’s Premiere Online Only Auction Begins May 8

Barrett-Jackson will bring the Barrett Jackson experience to enthusiasts worldwide with its premiere online only auction beginning on May 8, 2020. Featuring approximately 75 premium, hand-selected collector vehicles and more than 250 pieces of authentic automobilia, the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction will be run on the industry’s most trusted online auction platform, Proxibid.

“Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction company to introduce live internet bidding to the industry in the early 1990s,” said Read More

Entry Deadline Extended for Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance

The 25th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance has extended the deadline for classic car, boat and vintage motorcycle entries for the event that has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18, 2020 due to the public health threat from the Coronavirus.

Entry forms for the 2020 Keels & Wheels are available online here and must be submitted no later than August 15, 2020. Only 200 automobiles, 100 boats and 20 motorcycles will be selected. Potential exhibitors are Read More

Spring Carlisle and Auction Moved to June

On March 20, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions announced an unprecedented change of dates for an event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring Carlisle and its two-day collector car auction powered by Carlisle Auctions transitioned from its original April 22-26 dates to the final days of May. At the same time, a secondary/back-up date was announced in the event that the pandemic was still a societal concern.

Though health experts have begun to share a more positive outlook on the Read More

RM Sotheby’s Postpones Sale of The Elkhart Collection

Due to current circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 virus pandemic, RM Sotheby’s has postponed its live auction of The Elkhart Collection to 23–24 October 2020. The private collection sale was originally scheduled to take place on 1–2 May at the collection site in Elkhart, Indiana. The sale will remain a live auction event, held at the collection location.

RM Sotheby’s has already received significant collector interest in the Elkhart Collection and the team looks forward to seeing clients at the Read More

Covercraft Begins Producing Personal Protective Equipment

Covercraft Industries is lending its manufacturing and engineering expertise to quickly expand production of urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment, mainly gowns and masks, for healthcare workers and first responders fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Covercraft’s expertise in working with non-woven specialty fabrics has allowed us to pivot our operations in the USA from crafting car covers, seat covers, and windshield sunscreens to helping provide hospitals and first responders with personal protective equipment incredibly fast”, says Clay Callan, President and COO of Read More

RM Sotheby’s Online Palm Beach Sale Achieves $13.7m

RM Sotheby’s successfully completed the first catalogue sale to be offered via the auction house’s time-based Online Only digital platform this past week with the presentation of Online Only: The Palm Beach Auction. 259 motor cars and 21 lots of memorabilia opened for bidding on 20 March, with lots closing in a staggered format from 25 to 28 March.

The online-only auction totaled $13.7 million in sales, with an overall sell-through rate of 69 percent. RM Sotheby’s saw an unprecedented Read More