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

AACA and CCCA Announce “Triple Crown” Meet in Auburn

In what can only be described as an historic event, two of the world’s oldest and grandest car clubs, The Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Classic Car Club of America, will join together this Spring to host a combined national meet. Scheduled May 11-13 in the Classic Car Capital of America, Auburn, Indiana, the ‘Triple Crown’ Meet will coincide with Auctions America’s Auburn Spring weekend at the Auburn Auction Park.

The event represents the first time in the Read More

Mecum to Debut Los Angeles Collector Car Auction, Feb. 17-18

Mecum Auctions will join the long and historic list of car-related events at the Fairplex, Feb. 17-18, with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

The selection of consignments for Mecum Los Angeles 2017 will showcase the variety of offerings Mecum prides itself on bringing to each event. As an “every-man’s auction company,” Mecum will offer a broad selection of vehicles from entry-level to museum-grade with sale prices Read More

Russo and Steele Totals $22.1m in Arizona

After much fanfare surrounding their new venue at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions has annoucned market-leading sales results with early totals reaching $22.1m on 780 lots offered with 606 hammering sold. This represents an impressive sell through rate of 78%, helping the auction company’s Scottsdale numbers grow seven figures over 2016’s previously impressive showing.

Russo and Steele was Scottsdale 2017’s only major auction house to garner two consecutive years of positive growth momentum.

Some of Russo and Read More

Leake to Offer 50 Car Collection Without Reserve

Leake Auction Company will offer a collection of 50 cars from Leaded Gas Classics and the Jim McLane Collection without reserve during their Oklahoma City auction, February 24, 25 and 26. This year’s event will be held in the newly constructed Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. The collection features a variety of vehicles, ranging from Corvettes and Mustangs to a Ford GT and Yenko Deuce Coupe.

“Presenting a collection of this caliber, without reserve, is a great way to Read More

Mecum Kissimmee Totals Over $86m

Mecum Kissimmee 2017, the world’s largest collector-car auction held Jan. 6-15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, achieved more than $86 million in total sales. Of the nearly 2,700 vehicles to cross the auction block throughout the 10-day auction, a total of 1,981 vehicles were sold, accounting for a 75-percent sell-through rate.

The Road Art® side of Mecum Kissimmee 2017 saw similar success with a 93-percent sell-through rate, a 5-percent increase over last year’s Kissimmee auction. A total of Read More

Arizona Auctions Tentative Total: $259.4m

The dust from this year’s Arizona auctions is settling, and between cars sold at Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, Worldwide Auctioneers, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Gooding & Co, and Silver Auctions, the total has shaped up to be just a bit bigger than what we saw in 2016: $259.4m, compared to last year’s $251.8m.

These are just preliminary totals, and as post-block deals are still coming together, I expect we’ll be seeing some slight adjustments Read More

ACC Seminar: What to Buy and Why

Join ACC’s panel of experts at Barrett-Jackson on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 am for a discussion of what’s hot in today’s American car market. The seminar is called “The Top Ten Collector Cars: What to Buy and Why.”

This year’s panel includes ACC Editor at Large Colin Comer, ACC Contributors Carl Bomstead and Sam Stockham, Barrett-Jackson VP Gary Bennett, well-known collector and performance parts guru Ken Lingenfelter, and ACC Editor Jim Pickering. The seminar is free, but Barrett-Jackson admission Read More

Barrett-Jackson Car Collecting Symposiums in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson is fielding an ambitious, compelling lineup of car-collecting workshops from January 16-20, 2017 at their huge Scottsdale Auction.

ACC Publisher Keith Martin will be a part of the “Getting Started in Car Collecting” panel on January 16. ACC Editor Jim Pickering and a panel of experts will present “The Top Ten Collector Cars: What to Buy and Why” from 9 am to 11 am on January 18.

All the symposiums are located at the “Beyond The Block” Live Stage next to Read More

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