Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 9, 2021

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The only problem with doing this auction remotely is that it invites reviewing hours of professional video of the cars in the Festival of Speed, not in the Bonhams auction. A cagey conclusion: The Goodwood Festival of Speed in July or the Goodwood Revival in September are events no one who loves competition cars should […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas Convention Center, June 17-19, 2021

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Since its first event in 2008 Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction has been held at the Mandalay Bay in late September-early October. But no less than holding the Scottsdale extravaganza in March the Las Vegas date shifted to mid-June and at the new Convention Center. B-J can be glad it did because the $45,905,233 total (just […]

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Mecum Auctions, Tulsa, OK, June 11-12, 2021

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Mecum held its first Tulsa auction at the River Spirit Expo Center. Aside from being the site of the annual Chili Bowl dirt racing celebration River Spirit Expo also is the longtime home of Leake Auctions. And by longtime, we mean LONG time: 40+ years in Tulsa or nearby Muskogee. That string ended in 2017 […]

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Gooding & Company, Geared Online, June 18, 2021

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Gooding & Company continued its series of “Geared Online” auctions in June with this British-based auction conducted in £ Sterling. It is a good example of the flexibility of online auctions which are economically viable with a small consignment and can pop up like a Daytona’s headlights when there’s an opportunity. Gooding brought together an […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Palazzo Serbelloni, Milan, June 15, 2021

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Let’s hope RM Sotheby’s keeps Milan and Palazzo Serbelloni on its schedule once Covid restrictions are eased. It’s located in the heart of Milan, a 15 minute, 1.1km walk from Teatro alla Scala and the Duomo di Milano. Appropriate to the spectacular exhibit and auction space, there were only nineteen lots. Fourteen of them sold […]

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Mecum Spring Classic, Indianapolis, May 14-22, 2021

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If there was any doubt whatsoever that the collector car market was weathering Covid the results for Mecum’s Spring Classic at Indianapolis should put that to rest. Not only in dollar terms but also in the quantity and variety of vehicles offered Mecum Indy was an unalloyed success. Coming after the blockbuster success at Kissimmee […]

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