Leake Totals $6.8m in Oklahoma City

Leake Auction Company, a Ritchie Bros. solution, recently completed its latest Oklahoma City auction, achieving $6.8 million in sales with 77 percent of the vehicles sold. The auction was held at the Bennett Event Center on February 23 and 24. Close to 400 lots crossed the block during the two-day auction, with the top seller being a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, selling for $308,000. The vehicle was part of the Rolland Collection from California and was sold without reserve. The high Read More

Worldwide Auctioneers’ Texas Classic Auction to Feature The Pamela and Eugene Knies Collection

Worldwide Auctioneers has confirmed that its 17th annual Texas auction will include an exciting No Reserve collection of motorcars, expertly assembled over many years by well-known Texas collector and franchised dealer, Eugene Knies. The Collection of Pamela and Eugene Knies comprises 78 cars, featuring high line exotics and a myriad of low mileage motorcars, spanning the decades. “It is unusual to come across such a striking collection of low mileage and largely original vintage American cars and modern exotics, distinctive Read More

“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.

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