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

One of a kind 1967 Chevrolet Camaro “Cherokee,” Crosses the Block

This truly unique and one of a kind 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, known as the “Cherokee,” was pulled off of the assembly line in Norwood, OH and sent to the esteemed GM Design Center as a styling exercise for GM Design Chief, Bill Mitchell. The “Cherokee” convertible began its transformation with subtle exterior modifications which transformed the automobile into a fashion icon.

The 1967 Camaro “Cherokee” was featured as a “Camaro for the Street” in a 1967 issue of Hot Read More

Private Du Pont Museum Collection of Motorcycles Comes to Auction

Bonhams is extremely pleased to announce that it has been entrusted to represent what is regarded as one of the most important collections of motorcycles to come to market in years. From the prominent American family Du Pont, a name synonymous with a chemical empire, a luxury automobile manufacturer, and Indian motorcycle – America’s first motorcycle company, is a private museum collection three generations in the making.

Offered for the very first time, the collection of nearly 50 vintage motorcycles Read More

Mecum’s 2011 Grand Finale Auction in Kansas City

WALWORTH, WI. – Mecum Auctions will host their grand finale event for the 2011 auction season Dec. 1-3, 2011, at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo.

As the last auction for Mecum’s successful 2011 season, the Kansas City Auction will feature 750 collector cars on display indoors, and all under one roof, to create the ideal environment for buyers, sellers and spectators.  Included in the auction lineup is the Larry Pfaff Collection, an eclectic mix of Read More

World-Famous Lee Roy Hartung Collection Brings Global Collectors, Spirited Bidding to the Windy City

Auctions America by RM concluded its first full auction season on a strong note this past weekend, achieving over $3.95 million in total sales with 100% of lots sold at its highly-anticipated Lee Roy Hartung Collection sale in Glenview, Illinois (Nov. 3 – 5).

A labor of love carefully amassed over the past 50 years by Chicago collector, the late Lee Roy Hartung, the diverse collection spanned a broad range of Americana, from historic automobiles and motorcycles to bicycles, vintage Read More