Ferrari Dominates in Monterey
Wednesday, August 20 2014
The 2014 edition of Monterey Car week has wrapped up, and as expected, the bar for the financial side of the hobby was raised once again. Auction sales shattered records as the 1962 Ferrari 250GTO Berlinetta claimed the title of most expensive car ever sold at public auction at $38,115,000. It usually takes open headers on a car with eight or more cylinders to excite me, but seeing this car in-person was rather surreal. The...
50 Years Over 200mph - Don Garlits and Island Dragway
Friday, August 8 2014
Back on August 2nd 1964, Mr. Don Garlits, better known as "Big Daddy", ripped off a 200mph 1/4 mile run at Island Dragway in Great Meadows, NJ. The NHRA confirmed speed of the pass was 201.34 mph for an e/t of 7.78 seconds. Pretty damn fast, even by today's standards. Consider that it was done in Don's Swamp Rat VI, which was a front-engined beast with only rear brakes, a driveline spinning under his knees, and eight extremely...
Like Lincolns? More than ever, Michigan is Mecca
Thursday, August 7 2014
It's a big weekend for fans of one of America's premier luxury marques. After years of planning, the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan is taking the wraps off the Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum this Saturday at 1:00 PM.Artist's rendering of the Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum, Courtesy of the Gilmore Car MuseumIt's not as though this incredible campus didn't already have enough to lure you in- it...
Your Monterey Event Guide- 2014
Tuesday, August 5 2014
Heading to Monterey next week to enjoy the cars? If so, don't leave home without the Sports Car Market Digital Guide to the Monterey Auctions! Inside you'll find information about: The Auctions - The essential info about each eventThe Concours and Events - What, when, and whereThe Timeline - When everything happensThe Map - Where everything is, and how to get there See you at the show!
August 2014 Classic Car Events
Monday, August 4 2014
Have you ever played hooky to attend a car show? Ever wanted too? Well, we can’t write you a doctor's note to excuse your absence - but we can tell you the following car shows are well worth the sick day:Hot August Nights – Happening Now through August 3, 2014. Held in Reno, NV. Celebrating America’s love affair with cars and rock ‘n’ roll. The event draws a huge crowd,...
Park the station wagon- it's a car museum!
Thursday, July 24 2014
What do people who work in the collector car business do when they are on vacation? They go see car collections, of course. When traveling through central New York last week, I made a stop at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich. This charming town would be worth a stroll even if it didn't have a facility with 150 cars impeccably displayed.Chenango Camp Trailer The museum opened in 1997 with the emphasis on...
Market Analysis: 1969 Pontiac Trans Am
Wednesday, July 16 2014
Tom GlatchThe '69 Trans Am defied the "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" theory, but it set the stage for the model's amazing 33-year lifespanSOLD! This car, Lot F219, sold for $135,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, FL, on January 24, 2014. Parnelli Jones said it best: “The Trans Am was a no-holds-barred, highly competitive series. We had the best American drivers, we ran on the...
Bloomington Gold - Corvette World Headquarters
Friday, July 11 2014
Bloomington Gold just wrapped up their second show at their new venue, the University of Illinois in Champagne, and by all accounts - it was a success. Hundreds of Corvettes descended on the college town and for one weekend, Champagne was transformed into the Corvette headquarters of the world. If you haven't been to Bloomington Gold, I'm going to give you three good reasons why you need to put it on your schedule for next year:1....
July 2014 Classic Car Events
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Red, White and Blue – These colors don’t run but shouldn’t you be running to, or better yet, driving your collector vehicle in a Parade to celebrate Independence Day? Here are some of the major events happening around the country this month:1. 35th Annual GTO Association of America Convention July 1st – 5th at Monroeville Convention Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA. All Pontiacs Welcome. Celebrating 50 years of...
The 1937 Ford Eifel
Thursday, June 19 2014
There are only a few things in this country that seem more American than a Ford. You can imagine my surprise when I came across a beautifully restored 1937 Ford Eifel at the Greenwich Concourse D' Elegance on Import Day. Never heard of an Eifel? Me either! Named after the Eifel mountain range in western Germany, the vehicles were manufactured by Ford Germany between 1935 and 1940. The Eifels were built in Germany...