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Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, January 26, 2024

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Worldwide returned to Singh Meadows in Scottsdale for a one-day sale this year after skipping 2023. In 2021 during CoViD they had a “Scottsdale” auction at their home base in Auburn, Indiana making the last auction here in Arizona in 2022. 2024 was an ordinary sale for them here with a sale total in line […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, January 25, 2024

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Fortunately I have help from a few of my friends…. I wedged my head firmly between my gluteus maximus muscles in Scottsdale and thought RM’s auction was the 26th, not the 25th. Arriving Friday morning I was greeted by … nothing automotive. Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold saved the day, in fact saved the week, […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 20-28, 2024

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2024 was another record-setting year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, breaching $200 million in total sales for the first time. Contributing to the record total were several individual marque/model records. Customized vehicles were the most common genre with examples at hand at every turn. Most were beautifully conceived and executed and many were built specifically for […]

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Bonhams, Scottsdale, January 25, 2024

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While the Barrett-Jackson juggernaut was juggering away over at WestWorld Bonhams was the opener for the rest of the Scottsdale auctions with its mid-day sale at the Westin Kierland. It was a curious cross-section of collector cars. While four lots were bid to $1 million or more and two of them sold – including the […]

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Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, Florida, January 2-14, 2024

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Mecum Auctions breached yet another milestone at Kissimmee this year amassing a total of some 4,043 vehicle lots and selling them in an unprecedented eleven day span from January 2 through January 14 (with a day off in the middle.) Kissimmee is a epic event with 890,000 square feet of temporary tenting to shelter most […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Las Vegas F1, November 17, 2023

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Formula One racing came to Las Vegas with a vengeance on the weekend of November 18. It was a given that it would be spectacular and – other than the seemingly inevitable win by Max Verstappen – it was. Like just about anything happening in Vegas, it was over-hyped, over-produced and the action was long […]

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RM Sotheby’s, The White Collection, Houston, December 1-2, 2023

This may be one of the most idiosyncratic, expensive and irrelevant collections ever assembled. People collect all kinds of things, and sometimes specialize in surpassingly tiny variations of a single theme: David Andreani in Italy has over 10,000 Coca-Cola cans; Becky Martz has over 21,000 banana labels (“banana labels”?); David Morgan in England (who claims […]

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RM Sotheby’s, New York, December 8, 2023

RM returned to Sotheby’s headquarters on York Avenue in New York City as one of the opening auctions in Sotheby’s “Luxury Week” auction schedule. It was a small sale of just 16 cars, one motorcycle and a single Andy Warhol print of a Mobil sign, but it was astutely aligned with the Big Apple market. […]

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1962 Ferrari 330 LM/250 GTO Chassis No. 3765

It is accepted wisdom that David MacNeil, impresario of WeatherTech “laser-measured” plastic floor liners, bought Ferrari GTO 4153 GT five years ago for something like $70 million. That turned out to be optimistic timing even considering 4153 GT’s long and moderately successful competition career. RM Sotheby’s sold GTO s/n 3765 at Sotheby’s York Avenue, New […]

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Barrett-Jackson, New Orleans, September 28-30, 2023

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For reasons known only to Craig Jackson and Steve Davis Barrett-Jackson decamped some 350 miles east from the NRG Center in Houston to the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans after only two years in Houston. The result was not astounding with everything down by material amounts from what B-J was able to […]

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