Renowned Dingman Collection Joins RM’s Expanding 2012 Calendar

Building on its reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales, RM Auctions is delighted to announce the addition of The Dingman Collection to its expanding 2012 calendar. Scheduled June 8 – 9 in Hampton, New Hampshire, just 50 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, the upcoming sale is a continuation of RM’s highly successful Dingman auction in 2006.

The result of many years of careful and meticulous acquisition by prominent businessman, investor and philanthropist, Michael Dingman, a former Ford Read More

Mecum to Host Inaugural Auction in Houston, Texas

Mecum Auctions is pleased to announce a two-day auction extravaganza, Texas style! The Largest Collector Car Auction Company rolls into Houston, Texas, for its inaugural event April 13-14, 2012.  The Reliant Center will accommodate over 600 vehicles all conveniently displayed under one roof.

A wide variety of vehicles will cross the auction block; highlights include longtime Houston businessman and collector Sterling McCall offering 25 cars from his “Old Car Museum”, such as a 1931 Cadillac V12 Roadster (Lot S98) Read More

Bloomington Gold Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Gold Certification, Survivor, Benchmark & SURVIVOR Collector Car judging Eeents!

Gold Certification has new engine stamp standards this year.

Survivor – Bloomington Gold has waived the 20-mile road test this year due to road construction – take advantage of it!

For further information visit or contact Laurie Beyer at 309.888.2588.

New Leadership for Bloomington Gold: Long time “Corvette Guy” purchases Bloomington Gold from the Mecum Family

Guy Larsen, from Palos Park, IL, will lead Bloomington Gold into its fifth decade as America’s premiere Corvette event.  He has already played a significant role in other changes recently announced—the move back to Central Illinois in 2013 as well as the new Certification standards.  More improvements are envisioned. 

At age 13, Larsen tried getting hired by a restaurant in order to buy a new car by the time he was 16. Foiled by his parents who made him spend Read More

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue 2012 Application for Entry Now Available

Applications are now available for Carmel-by-the-Sea, the most recent addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering.

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for children’s fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the Carmel-by-the-Seas Concours on the Avenue. Carmel’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating Read More

Three Time Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser to Speak at MIRPA Winter Banquet

Legendary race car driver Bobby Unser will speak at the Meadowdale International Raceways Preservation Association (MIRPA) Third Annual Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories Winter Banquet on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.

Unser, a three time Indy 500 winner and the undisputed king of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with 13 wins will give his perspective on a storied motor racing career and some insight on today’s motorsport world.

Great Views of LeMay – America’s Car Museum

LeMay – America’s Car Museum will open it’s doors in June 2012 as one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions. Designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture, this spacious facility will house up to 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Photographer David Imanaka captured some beautiful shots of the new LeMay Museum last weekend, and we thought we’d share them with you here. Enjoy!

All images taken by Read More

1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible Consigned to Leake’s Oklahoma City Auction

– 427 CI medium riser engine built by Gus Davis of Orange, CA
– Fortified C6 automatic transmission
– Two year nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by David Randal
– One of 3 triple black GT500 per Marti Report with clarifying letter
– Complete owner history
– Shelby Registry documentation
– Build sheet
– Dual body tags, one from Ford and the other Shelby
– Car produced with steel wheels; now has 10-spoke Shelby wheels
– Shelby Interior Decor GroupRead More