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Gooding & Company, Geared Online, October 30, 2020

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Gooding & Company’s second “Geared Online” auction brought in a total just 64% of their first “Geared Online” sale in early August but still recorded a great result with three lots sold on bids over $1 million. The 7-figure cars accounted for 49.8% of the total changing hands and were 100% of the lots bid […]

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Bonhams, London, October 30, 2020 There was no London to Brighton Veteran Car Run but the Spirit Lives

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CoViD claimed another victim when the 2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was cancelled. That didn’t deter Bonhams from celebrating veteran and vintage cars (and a road locomotive) on October 30. Re-branded “The Golden Age of Motoring” there was a diverse consignment of vehicles dating from 1900 to 1939. Out of 34 lots offered, […]

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Mecum Auctions, Dallas, Texas, October 15-17, 2020

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Mecum clings faithfully to a largely live auction format. Live bidders socially-distanced in the room. Live auctioneers on the block. A mix of phone and internet bidders but with a bid-spotter/ring person gesticulating and calling out loudly to claim precedence for remote bidders. It builds engagement and excitement like no “online only” auction can where […]

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Bonhams, Goodwood Speed Week, October 17, 2020

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No spectators. No fancy manufacturer exhibits. No posh entertainment. Few period costumes. This was not the usual Goodwood Revival. It was Goodwood for the participants, and it was a unique experience. Here’s what Chris Sharpe said: “Goodwood without any crowds whatsoever was a privilege beyond words. The history of the circuit is one thing but […]

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Bonhams, Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia, October 11, 2020

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Strategically positioned on the Sunday before Hershey Week, Bonhams auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum celebrates Dr. Fred Simeone’s philosophy of preserving and driving great cars. In 2020 there was no Hershey Week, but Bonhams went to Philadelphia anyway and presented a docket that included some simply marvelous old unrestored cars. None was more […]

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RM Auctions, Dennis Mitosinka Collection, Online Only, September 25, 2020

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Dennis Mitosinka’s collection consisted largely of 400 lots of automobilia, memorabilia and parts but culminated in 31 varied but intriguing automobiles offered without reserve. The most notable of them were little-seen prewar classics. The auction followed the usual pattern for online auctions: infrequent bidding until the minutes before the scheduled closing time, then a flurry […]

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