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RM Newman-Haas 102922_147_Lola-Ford Cosworth_1993_T93~00_Indy Car_HU05_900

RM Sotheby’s, Newman/Hass Collection, Lincolnshire, IL, October 29, 2022

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Rarely, if ever, does a collection like this come along. Carl Haas and Paul Newman got together in 1983 when Haas convinced Mario Andretti to join the team, if he could bring Paul Newman into it (or maybe it was the other way around.) Newman, it was noted in the catalog, wasn’t inclined but succumbed […]

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B-J Houston 102222_040.1_Austin_1960_Mini Se7en_2-Dr. Sedan_AA2S776053_900

Barrett-Jackson, Houston, October 20-22, 2022

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Sometimes auctions come back for a reprise of a first time venue and struggle to produce the first year’s hype and results. Not so with Barrett-Jackson’s return for its second year at Houston’s NRG Center where the cars, the docket and the money were consistent with their first year in 2021. B-J makes a fetish […]

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Broad Arrow Taylor 101622_805_Cadillac_1980_Fleetwood_Brougham d'Elegance_6B696A9130044_900

Broad Arrow Auctions, Passion for the Drive Jim Taylor Collection, Gloversville, NY, October 15-16, 2022

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Broad Arrow Auctions moved quickly from its inaugural auction at the Monterey Jet Center in August to upstate New York and the single-owner sale of a whole bunch of cars from the collection of Jim Taylor. Jim’s family started Taylor Made products in Gloversville, on the edge of the Adirondacks, in 1908 making canvas products […]

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RM Ponder 092422_3167_MG_1938_TA Tickford_Drophead Coupe_TA2948_900

RM Sotheby’s, Gene Ponder Collection, Marshall, Texas, September 24, 2020

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Fifteen years ago in 2007 RM Auctions sold kitchen cabinet mogul Gene Ponder’s collection (or much of it) in Marshall, Texas at No Reserve raising $11.9 million. But, you can’t keep an enthusiastic serial buyer down and on September 24 RM Sotheby’s sold the latest Ponder acquisitions with No Reserve also at his spread in […]

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Bonhams, Audrain Motor Week, Newport, RI, September 30, 2022

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The Audrain Motor Week is becoming a force in American collector car events, spearheaded by its backer, Nick Schorsch, and Donald Osborne, Audrain’s CEO. Based upon the first three years of the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week (to give it its full name) a long-term plan is being implemented and, despite its events being […]

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RM Monterey 082022_337_Ferrari_1954_625_F1_0540 (2)_900

RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 18-20, 2022

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It’s been five weeks since leaving Monterey with incipient Covid-19. The infection wasn’t bad, but it has lingering consequences. But, finally, here’s the final result from Monterey 2022 and it’s RM Sotheby’s epic sale with $243 million changing hands. To put it in perspective, in 2017 Sotheby’s evening contemporary art auction in New York totaled […]

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Gooding PB 082022_133_Ferrari_1961_400 Superamerica S1_Coupe Aerodinamico_2809SA (2)_900

Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, August 19-20, 2022

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In common with pretty much every other Monterey auction Gooding & Company continued its strong comeback from the weak 2019 performance with strong 2022 results. The numbers that Gooding delivered are exceptional. 38 of the lots offered were bid to $1 million or more. 27 of them sold bringing a total of $74,262,500 including buyer’s […]

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Lot # F108 1968 BMW-Glas 3000 V-8, an unknown wonder.

Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, August 18-20, 2022

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Mecum Auctions has in the past deluged its Monterey auction with truckloads of consignments, both cars and motorcycles. In only the third year here in 2011 there were 743 lots offered. There were 735 in 2013 and from 2014 through 2018 there were over 600 each year. That emphasis on volume seems to have tapered […]

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Just because I think a Giulia GTA is the Best car in the world.

Bonhams, Quail Lodge, August 19, 2022

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With a 137-lot consignment and a slow-paced auction style Bonhams still has too many lots constrained within a modest area of Quail Lodge that hasn’t changed since they began to cram cars into the same constraints four years ago. There are too many cars to be appreciated in the space (and auction block time) available […]

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Broad Arrow Monterey 081822_18_Aston Martin_1964_DB5_Saloon_DB51681R_900

Broad Arrow, Monterey, August 18, 2022

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Broad Arrow is, despite the decades of experience of its team, the new kid on the block. Started just a year or so ago, it gained support from Hagerty which then was morphing from a privately held company to publicly traded after a merger with a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) led by Rob Kaufmann […]

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