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Grand Palais Sale

- Bonhams commence European motoring auctions for 2016 with an impressive variety of incredible collectors’ motor cars at Grand Palais
- Leading the charge, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, sold to a Parisien bidder in the room for €2,070,000 (£1,559,331) followed by the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold for €609,500 (£459,136)
- In 2016 Bonhams will hos...

In memory of Stanley Mann


It is with great sadness that Benjafield’s Racing Club reports the death of its Life President and founder member, Stanley Mann, after a fall at his workshop on 4th February, 2016.

Stanley was a well known dealer in, and restorer of, vintage Bentleys, having acquired his first Bentley over 45 years ago. He went on to found the eponymous Stanley Mann Racing Team, and camp...
Young guns rule

It was a second consecutive VSCC Driving Tests triumph for 22-year old George Diffey as he followed his success at the Winter Driving Tests at Bicester Heritage in December with victory in the New Year’s event at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 31 January.

The son of renowned Historic racer, Simon Diffey, put on another impressive display in his 1930 ...

New Director of European Sales

Paul V.J. Koot was born in 1958 in Ede, a small town in the centre of the Netherlands. His father was an engineer with a passion for Italian sportscars, so he grew up getting his hands dirty. After high school he entered University, but also started spending considerable time on driving and repairing motorcycles and old cars. He opened his first professional classic ca...

MERCEDES-BENZ 540 K Special Roadster realizes 9.9 Milion US Dollar

PHOENIX, Arizona (January 29, 2016) –  A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for an outstanding $9,900,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix tonight to enter the history books as the most valuable automobile ever sold during the famed Arizona auction week. The previous record for an automobile sold in Arizona was held by a Ferrari 250 LM, which garnered $9.625 ...
Oldtimerbeurs Klassieker


Paasweekend, 26, 27 & 28 maart 2016 is Drachten in de ban van oldtimers! Heel het Fries Congrescentrum (9000m2) is gevuld met klassiekers. Je kunt op deze gezellige locatie genieten van classic cars, motoren, bromfietsen,tractoren welke allen minimaal 25 jaar oud zijn. Ook zijn er deelnemers met miniaturen, jukeboxen,overige gadgets en worden er demonstraties gehouden. Handelaren,...
Goodwood 74th Members meeting


The 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (March 19-20, 2016) will showcase some of the most iconic sportscars of all time – the mighty 5-litre Group 5 cars which raced from 1969-71.

Under the regulations at the time, prototype racers were limited to 3-litre engines, but ‘production’ cars – of which at least 25 examples had to be built – were allowed to use 5-litre uni...
Trektocht der Pioniers (pre 1940)


Zondag 5 juni 2016 organiseren wij een show en rondrit voor voertuigen tot bouwjaar 1940 en bestuurders in aangepaste klederdracht. Hierbij nodigen wij u van harte uit een kijkje te komen nemen en te genieten van deze oude voertuigen en de sfeer op te snuiven. Wij komen samen  vanaf 10u aan “Hotel De Venne”, Wilde Kastanjelaan 21-23 te Genk.

De vrije rondrit van...
Memorial service for Philip Young


The Endurance Rally Association (ERA) will host a memorial service for its founder Philip Young at Brooklands Motor Museum on Wednesday 9 March, almost a year to the day after his death.

A prolific ambassador of the historic rally movement, Philip was a larger-than-life character who pushed motorsport boundaries, organising marathon and endurance rallies all over the globe...
Exhibition The automobile: a metaphor of modernity

Exhibition The automobile: a metaphor of modernity

Technical Museum Zagreb, Croatia,  11.1.-6.3.2016

17th Annual McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club Motoring Festival
McPherson College Automotive Restoration and C.A.R.S. Club invite you to the 17th Annual Car and Motorcycle show to be held on the campus of McPherson College. The show is one of the largest in the region and is completely organized and run by students enrolled in the Automotive Restoration program at McPherson College. What makes us unique is we’re the only school in the United State...
Kingsley Curtis Collection


From a magnificent Mercedes to a macabre hearse, the exceptionally diverse single-owner Kingsley Curtis Collection will be offered at Bonhams 20 March Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale. The collection – comprising 14 motor cars, one carriage and a Victorian hearse – comes from the late Kingsley Curtis, the pioneering chairman of refrigeration company, HRP. Leading the collection is...
40th Historic Winton Press Release

Fri 27, Sat 28 & Sun 29 May 2016
Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria Australia
Conducted by the Austin 7 Club Inc A0003290N with assistance from the Historic Motorcycle Racing Association Vic

Historic Winton
Honouring the Past - Australia’s largest and most popular all-historic motor race meeting presents Two Big Days of non-stop ...
Long-lost Brough Superior Motorcycles discovered

They were believed to have been destroyed, but earlier this year, eight long-lost Brough Superior Motorcycles were discovered in a Cornish village. Unveiled for the first time in more than 50 years, ‘The ‘Broughs of Bodmin Moor’ will be offered at Bonhams Sale of Important Collectors’ Motorcycles at Stafford on 24 April 2016.

“This is one of the gr...

The Classic Six Nations

Grand Avenue announces Six Nations theme as classics from Italy, France, the UK and US, Germany and Japan battle for national honours

Italian beauty or America muscle? British tradition or French quirk? German efficiency or Japanese technology?
 
Ten hand-picked classic cars from each of the world’s six top car producing nations – 60 classics in all – will ...
Auto Retro Barcelona Motorshow
This classic Motorshow, Dean of Spain, held its 32nd Edition of the 4th to 7th December, in the Hall 8 of Fira de Barcelona's Montjuïc Fairgrounds with the participation of about 300 exhibitors from ten countries. ERMEvents reaffirms its leadership position in the Spanish calendar of trade events dedicated to the world of motor.   More info on www.autoretro.es  &n...
Car Crazy signing at bookstore with Citroen!


Join us on for a Sunday afternoon as we welcome Providence Journal Staff Writer, G. Wayne Miller for a book signing event for his new book, Car Crazy: The Battle for Supremacy between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age.

In Car Crazy, G. Wayne Miller takes readers back to the wild and wooly years of the early automobile era—from 1893, when the first U.S.-bu...
Sunny London to Brighton for a change

Chris Evans joins hundreds of machines in the magical pilgrimage from London to Brighton. More than 380 pioneering veteran cars dating back to very the dawn of motoring enjoyed unseasonably mild conditions to take part in this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. As tradition dictates, the 119th Anniversary Run set out from Hyde Park at day break and headed 60-mile...
1933 Chrysler ‘Best of Show’

The coveted ‘Best of Show’ and ‘People’s Choice’ honors were awarded today at the closing event of the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival, the Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The top honor at Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, ‘Best of Show,’ was awarded to a 1933 Chrysler Custom Imperial Phaeton o...
Results Preserving the Automobile Auction

On Monday, Bonhams hosted the fourth annual Preserving the Automobile Auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia and achieved a highly respectable 86% sell-through rate making over $3,300,000. From automobiles of all eras and conditions to Civil War-era locomotives, collectors from around the world converged in Philadelphia for this uniquely focus...

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