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Mecum Harrisburg 073022 S132.1 Pontiac 1977 Trans Am SE Coupe 2W87Z7N202963_900

Mecum Auctions, Harrisburg, PA, July 27-30, 2022

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The onset of inflation became top-of-mind at Mecum’s Harrisburg sale over four days at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Many prices during the height of the action on Friday and Saturday were beyond generous, almost as if bidders were disposing of current dollars for inflation-protected physical assets that would inflate along with gasoline […]

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Bonhams Goodwood FoS 062422_367_SS Jaguar_1938_100 3 1~2 Liter_Roadster_39054_CS_900

Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 24, 2022

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Although I’ve never been to Goodwood, whether it’s the Members Meeting, the Festival of Speed or the Revival, reliable reports are that these are some of the best events of the collector car year. Goodwood is all about running the cars, whether it’s around the race course or up the hill. It’s about the drivers, […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, June 30-July2, 2022

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Las Vegas has long seemed like Barrett-Jackson’s spiritual home, a place where glitz and gambling are part of the atmosphere, where Barrett-Jackson’s showmanship and promotion fits like a glove. B-J’s clients have agreed, consigning 600-700 cars almost every year and seemingly effortlessly selling nearly everything that crossed the block even during the early 2010’s when […]

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Mecum Indy 052122_S166_Brawner Hawk_1965_Ford Dean Van Lines Special_Race Car_N~A_900

Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, May 13-21, 2022

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Although Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic auction at Indianapolis is now consistently overshadowed by the January extravaganza in Kissimmee it is still a gargantuan presentation with a nearly unparalleled consignment of cars. There is, literally, something for everyone scattered among the Fairgrounds’ many buildings (some aptly named for their agricultural origins with designations like “Sheep” and […]

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Bonhams Greenwich 060522_135_Bentley_1929_4 1~2 Liter_Touring_FB3320_900

Bonhams, Greenwich, June 5, 2022

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After a diversion in 2021 with an online sale with previews at Hagerty’s “Garage + Social” in Bedford Hills, NY, Bonhams returned to Greenwich in 2022, albeit on the parking lot of insurance company W.R. Berkley on the hillside above the Delamar Hotel and Roger Sherman Baldwin Park’s Greenwich Concours. Pulled together in weeks, Bonhams […]

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RM Monaco 051422_125_Ferrari_1989_640_Formula 1_109_900

RM Sotheby’s, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco — May 14, 2022

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  RM Sotheby’s returned to the seafront Grimaldi Forum during the GP Historique week in Monaco. Located only a block from the GP circuit’s Portier corner, the music of historic GP cars is a delightful counterpoint to viewing and selling the cars in the auction. Grimaldi Forum is a modern exhibition hall, ideally suited for […]

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Bonhams Monaco 051322_110_Brabham Climax_1962_BT3_Formula 1_F1162-3_900

Bonhams, Monaco, May 13, 2022

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Bonhams returned to Monaco in 2022 during the resumption of the Monaco GP Historique, putting Covid behind them with a new location in the Fairmont Hotel. It was an auspicious start to re-establish the Monaco presence, time to begin a new tradition. The Fairmont is certainly that: First class, luxurious, even posh and part of […]

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RM Amelia 030522_154_Duesenberg_1930_Model J_Convertible Sedan_2294_900

RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, March 5, 2022

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There was something for [almost] everyone in RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction. The only category missing was American Muscle Cars, and of that category we’ve had plenty in Kissimmee and Scottsdale. Notable were a varied assortment of classics. Some of them were in in concours condition with some of the finest coachwork of the era, […]

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Gooding Amelia 030422_54_Talbot-Lago_1937_T150 CSS_Teardrop Coupe_90107_900

Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, March 4, 2022

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2022 was Gooding & Company’s best-ever Amelia Island auction, something that was not unforeseen after skipping 2021 entirely and settling for a modest 56 lot consignment of cars for a Geared Online sale at Scottsdale a few weeks earlier that brought in only $7 million. It also continued Gooding’s heavily Porsche Amelia contingent. 34 of […]

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Bonhams, The Amelia Island Auction, March 3, 2022

Bonhams Amelia Island Auction was much like a return to the before-times with some wonderful cars, some long-static projects and a broad selection of pre-WWII classics and even half a dozen pre-WWI antiques. As the first of the surviving Amelia Island auctions it also was a chance to catch up with friends we haven’t seen […]

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