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Bonhams, Amelia Island, March 5, 2020

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This is the first report from the three auctions at Amelia, the last events before coronavirus and COVID-19 upended everything. The reports from RM Sotheby’s and Gooding & Company will follow shortly, along with an extended analysis of RM’s Palm Beach auction March 25-28, which quickly moved to an Online Only format with closing times […]

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Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris, February 6, 2020

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“Those were the days”. Bonhams Paris auction is set in the best location, the Grand Palais which hosted automobile and aviation shows in the early 20th century when Paris was the center of the automotive world. Bonhams brings back relics of the age once again to luxuriate in the ambience of the Grand Palais, accented […]

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Bonhams, Bond Street, London, December 7, 2019

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December 7, 1941 is, “a date which will live in infamy” and while that may also seem to be true for Bonhams December 7, 2019 auction at their New Bond Street headquarters the result there has prior parallels for this venue that makes it less of a bellwether than it might seem. In any event, […]

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Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, September 14, 2019

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Andrew Newton went to Goodwood for the Revival this year, his first time there. He said, “Goodwood itself was fantastic, certainly the best and most fun car event I’ve ever been to.” So, there. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. The auction was, as things go in 2019, as successful as […]

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Bonhams, London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, London, November 1, 2019

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Bonhams is the title sponsor for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and their auction on the Friday before the Run itself is part of the weekend’s celebration of British motoring’s Emancipation from the infamous Red Flag law in 1905. As the total sale figure of under $2 million shows, this isn’t much about […]

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Bonhams, Festival of Speed, Goodwood, July 5, 2019 (Updated July 19)

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Since no one in his or her right mind who loves cars needs an excuse to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed the FoS is more like an excuse to attend Bonhams auction. This is never a big auction, more like a place for the right crowd to gather away from the sensory overload of […]

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Bonhams, Greenwich Concours, June 2, 2019

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Weather, sometimes the bane of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, cooperated in magnificent fashion this year with three days of glorious sunshine complemented by cooling breezes off Greenwich Harbor. It gave the Concours the perfect opportunity to show off its unusual two-day event, taking full advantage of the limited space in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park by […]

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Bonhams, Tupelo Automobile Museum, April 26-27, 2019

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Collectors have been “aging-out” of collecting for decades. Sometimes it is voluntary, other times it is not. Occasionally there are sequential dispositions (viz., Dick Burdick, Larry Klairmont and Michael Dingman, as in, “sell, collect anew, sell again.”) On April 26-27 in Tupelo, MS (“Birthplace of Elvis Presley”) Bonhams dispersed Frank and Jane Spain’s Tupelo Automobile […]

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Bonhams., Goodwood Members’ Meeting, April 7, 2019

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Bonhams does, at least at the latest count, three auctions a year at Goodwood. Two take primacy, the Festival in June-July and the Revival in September. These are high-zoot events with lavish manufacturer support, legions of drivers-you’d-love-to-meet and some of the most sublime racing and rally cars ever known (and a few that are delightfully […]

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Bonhams, Les Grandes Marques du Monde,Le Grand Palais, Paris, February 7, 2019

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First of all, the annual observation that Le Grand Palais is the most extraordinary, wonderful collector car auction venue in the world. The setting is epic and unlike the usual fabric-covered marquee or bland multi-purpose convention center ballroom the filigree of cast columns and arches, glass-paned roof and artfully-placed rivets is endlessly fascinating. Le Grand […]

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