Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Hires JMPR as Agency of Record

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, organizer of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, has engaged JMPR Public Relations to handle its national and international public relations outreach and media relations initiatives.

 Held every January for the past 40 years, Barrett-Jackson conducts the world’s largest collector car auction and is looked to as a market barometer for the entire year, including industry trends such as vehicle popularity and values. Barrett-Jackson also holds major auctions in Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. Read More

The Moretti Estate Collection of Packard Twelves Drives More Hollywood Glamour to Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions

Gooding & Company, the world’s leading auction house for collectors of rare and exceptional cars, announces that it will be presenting an exciting collection of Packard Twelves at its 2012 Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 & 21: six extraordinary automobiles from the estate of Thomas A. Moretti, the beloved and respected Packard Twelve collector.  The centerpiece of Moretti’s collection is an extremely rare 100-point 1932 Packard Twin Six Coupe formerly owned by Hollywood legend Clark Read More

Extraordinary Milhous Collection Prepares for Final Encore

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, is proud to be offering one of the world’s finest private museums, the Milhous Collection, during a multi-day sale, February 24 – 25, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

The result of over five decades of judicious collecting by brothers Bob and Paul Milhous, the extraordinary collection features an unparalleled series of mechanical musical instruments, automobiles and collectibles, handpicked from around the world and representing the ‘best of the very best’.

In February, after playing Read More

Concours d’Elegance Will Feature Pioneer Car Class

Concours Car Selection Chair, Brian Joseph announced the debut class, Pioneer Cars pre-1900. The cars invited to show in this class will have been manufactured before 1900. Interestingly, steam, internal and external combustion and electrical motors had all been attempted by the late -1800s. Joseph said, “Displaying cars built this early will give the public an idea of the rich history of motor cars.” 

An 1899/1900 Orient Autogo with a De Dion Bouton engine and Forecar Kit is registered Read More

Mecum Tops $12 Million in Kansas City

Mecum ended the 2011 auction season on a high note, with record sales, consignments and attendance for their Kansas City Auction, Dec. 1-3, 2011, at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

More than 800 vehicles crossed the auction block with a 70% sell-through rate. Total sales topped $12.3 million, which encompasses total hammer sales of more than $11.6 million plus Mecum’s low 6% buyer’s premium on vehicles.

“This year’s grand finale was the Read More

Griot’s Garage Launches Car Care Video Gallery

Automotive enthusiasts have long looked to Griot’s Garage for car care education. Now they’ve made significant addition to their website. The videos page gathers together all Griot’s Garage how-to and product information videos in one place. It’s a great how-to resource – informative, entertaining, and easy to navigate. We hope you will find it valuable.

Visit http://www.griotsgarage.com/videos to view the new video gallery.

Leake Car Auction Posts $6.7 Million in Sales

The Leake Collector Car Show & Auction, home-based in Tulsa, OK, wrapped up a record-setting sale, reaching $6.7 million in sales and selling 58 percent of the cars. The auction was held in Dallas Market Hall, November 18-20. The top selling car was a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda B029, selling for $167,750 with the buyer’s premium.

Other top selling cars were: a 2011 Shelby GT500 selling for $96,250, a 1965 Ford Custom 500 at $83,600, a 2004 Aston Martin Read More

LAMA Announces Ex-Raymond Loewy Collection Studebaker Avanti R2 for Sale

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces Raymond Loewy’s personal Avanti Studebaker from 1963 will go up on the auction block on December 11, 2011 in the Important Modern Art & Design auction in Van Nuys, California.

This unique 1963 model, personally ordered by Loewy and handmade with custom detailing, carries the R2 supercharged engine. It was once sold at the McCormick’s Exotic Car Auction in Palm Springs (after Loewy’s death) in 1986. A model from the 1963-64 production is currently Read More