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Pinnacle and Honored Collectors Named

Each year, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance features leading automotive collectors from around the world and the 14th annual edition of this celebration follows suit. Among the notable names visitors and enthusiasts will encounter at the 2015 event are Fred Guyton and William “Tom” Gerrard, selected resp...

All-Star line-up for Goodwood

Fourteen British Touring Car race winners – including four series champions – are now confirmed to compete at the Goodwood Revival on September 11-13 in a variety of sensational historic sports, GT and saloon racing cars. Jason Plato, the most successful BTCC racer of all time in terms of race wins, is reunited with TV chef James Martin, star of BBC1’s Saturday K...

This weekend Prescott Hill Climb

As is the long-standing tradition, the Vintage Sports-Car Club head to Gloucestershire this first weekend in August for the undoubted ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Vintage motorsport year – the historic Prescott Vintage Speed Hill Climb, first held in 1938.

Over 300 of the finest Pre-war Racing and Sports-Cars will be in action at the famo...

Yellow Peril races to Hershey

- RM Sothebys returns to Hershey, Pennsylvania for its ninth annual sale during the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet week, October 8 9
- Two-day auction presents superb selection of more than 100 automobiles and select memorabilia
- Early Brass Era highlights led by 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat Yellow Peril, a powerhouse racing machine of its time
- Event ...

Ripping yarns!

There’s a great narrative behind all the pre-1905 vehicles entering the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 

Each and every one of the 450 remarkable vehicles that enter the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has its own extraordinary tale to tell. Some of these venerable machines dating back to the dawn of motori...

American Classics shine at RM Sotheby

- RM Sotheby’s continues successful sales run in Michigan generating $7.4 million at its 21st annual Motor City auction
- 1930s-era American classics claim top sales led by 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton at $852,500
- European highlights include a 2001 BMW Z8 for $192,500 and a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe for $176,000
- Detroit-area auction a...

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival


Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival goes airborne
This highly successful event, staged on 23rd August, 200 yards from M5 Junction 9 on Tewkesbury School playing field is moving up a gear!

MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE will use TEWKESBURY CLASSIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL as its base for the day, responding to calls and returning as needed! And the MAAC “Helibounce” bouncy ...
Fall Florida Autofest


Formerly Zephyrhills Autofest, Fall Florida Autofest makes its new home at the SUN 'n FUN complex in Lakeland, FL November 12-15, 2015. Two day car show, collector car auction and automotive swap meet. For more information, click here.

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Delahaye out of hibernation

An automobile certain to attract great attention during Monterey Car Week has been entered in the Rick Cole Auction in Monterey. An ultra-rare, Figoni et Falaschi-bodied Delahaye 135M, known as a Narval , and one of only seven built, is as dramatic a vehicle in concept and history as any serious collector anywhere could ever want to cons...

Vintage Club Day at Oulton park


To celebrate the return of the Vintage Sports-Car Club to Oulton Park this weekend, the Club joins forces with MSV to host a very special Vintage Club Day at the circuit on Sunday 19 July to complement Saturday’s Vintage and Historic Race Meeting. With free entry to all, the day will offer a full programme of Vintage motoring and other entertainment in a relaxed ‘Garden Party’ ...
Vauxhall to sponsor London-Brighton

The very first Vauxhall car was built in 1903 in Vauxhall, south London ­after which the company moved to Luton (still its UK home) in 1905. Today, part of the Luton site is given over to Vauxhall’s own Heritage Centre where many significant cars from its past are housed.
 
One of the most important is a 1904 6hp single-cylinder two-seater, but this is no dusty muse...
Historic Single Owner Sale in Denmark


- Bonhams announce the Frederiksen Collection, a single-owner sale of 48 significant motor cars, taking place Saturday 26 September
- Assembled over several decades by Danish gentleman Mr. Henrik Frederiksen, the collection is one of Europe’s finest, featuring models from the pantheon of greats – including Alvis, Bentley, Cadillac, Duesenberg, Hispano-Suiza, Horch, Isotta Fras...
The limousines of Maria Callas


On Monday 20 July, Artcurial Motorcars will sell an extraordinary collection of 11 motor cars from the estate of a friend of the Callas family. Offered without reserve, these cars reunited on the Côte d’Azur illustrate a lifestyle for those living on the Riviera. The sale will take place in the heart of the Principality, at the Hôtel Hermitage, after being on display on Sunday 19 ...
New ownership Blue Diamond Riley Services

Established pre-war Riley experts, Blue Diamond Services, are delighted to announce that the business will shortly be under new ownership. The new ownership team, headed up by VSCC member and Riley aficionado, John Lomas, will complete the purchase of the business in the coming weeks. Blue Diamond Services, which has thrived under the previous ownership of Ian Gladstone for some forty years...
Results automobiles sur les champs VIII

It was in the main hall of the Théâtre du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, a stone’s throw from Artcurial’s Headquarters, that Maître Hervé Poulain began the 8th edition of the « Automobiles sur les Champs » series of sales. To loud applause, the auction finished just after 21.30, having realised a total of 11 208 344 € / 12 777 512 $, with 80 ...

Alloy Jaguar XK120 discovered


Headlining the Theodore Bruce ‘Motorclassica Auction’ on October 24th at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia will be a long-lost, alloy- bodied Jaguar XK120 OTS. Chassis number 660005 was taken off the road in 1969 by its then new owner. Upon his death some 46 years later the car has now been rediscovered in Far North Queensland in incredibly original conditi...
InterClassics & TopMobiel become InterClassics Maastricht

InterClassics & TopMobiel become InterClassics Maastricht: a new name for well-established event. The 23rd edition of InterClassics will be held at MECC Maastricht from Thursday 14 January to Sunday 17 January 2016. The themes for the 2016 edition are ‘100 years BMW’ and ‘British Royals: Bentley & Rolls-Royce’.

A single strong European brand name...

National Oldtimerday The Netherlands

Expected pre 1940 cars for the National Oldtimerday in Lelystad, June 21 2015 (The Netherlands): 

Update May 26, 2015:
Ford A Speedster Boattail 1930 / Buick Model 10 Tourer 1909 / Cadillac Model 30 Speedster 1914 / CID Baby 1912 / American LaFrance 75 1916 / American LaFrance 39 1917 / Dodge Brothers Open Tourer 1917 / ...
Ferrari 212 breaks record at Lake Como

- RM Sotheby’s generates €26.7 million at its exclusive Villa Erba sale during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend in Italy
- Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta brings €6.72 million to lead string of  10 individual million-euro-plus sales
- Full house of Ferrari hypercars attracts spirited bidding to reflect continued growing inter...

Denise McCluggage 1927-2015


Denise McCluggage was one of us. She was an honored and respected author, journalist, racer, rally driver, photographer. At Amelia, a tenured judge with a fine eye, a long and deep memory for detail and possessed of an unflinching honesty. And, it must be said, she was an intellectual. 

She was one of the founders and the Editor of Competition Press, America...

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