“Deuce Day” Cruise-in at the Petersen Honors Edelbrock and Chapouris

The Petersen Automotive Museum will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the 1932 Ford “Deuce” with a day-long car show cruise-in and celebration on Saturday, July 15th.

The ’32 Ford, nicknamed “Deuce” for the second digit of its model year, was one of the first affordable production cars with a V8 engine and became a favorite of racers in post-WWII Southern California. The Petersen celebrates this iconic car every five years with a car show and cruise-in open to hot rod Read More

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Totals $24.3m

The atmosphere was electric as Barrett-Jackson’s extended Northeast Auction attracted thousands of registered bidders – including an increase of younger bidders – and surpassed the $94-million mark in total funds raised for charity to date.

The Barrett-Jackson 2nd Annual Northeast Auction sold 630 vehicles, with sales totaling approximately $23.5 million at a 95.74-percent sell-through rate. 685 pieces of automobilia sold for more than $819,000, bringing the total sales to more than $24.3 million. Approximately 72,000 people attended this year’s Read More

Allen Smith Collection of Significant Motorcycles Offered at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Pacific Grove Auction

Slated to cross the block at Worldwide Auctioneers inaugural Pacific Grove Auction out on the Monterey Peninsula this August is a remarkable offering of ten significant motorcycles from the collection of renowned motorcycle authority, Allen Smith. “We’re delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this tightly focused and expertly-curated collection of two-wheeled legends, assembled over the years by a true enthusiast,” said John Kruse, Managing Partner & Auctioneer. “The Allen Smith Collection includes some of the most significant Read More

Mecum Indy Sets Record $54.4mm in Totals

Mecum Auctions made history May 16-20 as 1,671 classic and collector cars from 37 states crossed the auction block for the company’s 30th anniversary auction. With 1,219 vehicles hammering sold for a 73-percent sell-through rate, the auction became the highest-grossing Original Spring Classic auction in the event’s 30-year history as overall sales totals reached more than $54.4 million.

Enthusiasm was through the roof as buyers, sellers and spectators from around the country poured through the gates at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis Read More

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

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

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