|RM Monaco catalogues now online|
| RM Auctions returns to Monaco next month, May 11 – 12 for its biennial sale at the Grimaldi Forum. Coinciding with the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the upcoming sale follows a record-setting debut performance in 2010 which saw the company achieve over €33 million in sales. Next month's sale - one of the most important collector car events to be held in Europe this year - is set to continue the momentum, presenting an elite, handpicked selection of more than 90 blue-chip automobiles along with approximately 100 motorcycles from the acclaimed Saltarelli Ducati Collection. The sale will further cater to discerning motorcycle collectors with the exclusive offering of two Ducati Desmosedici GP machines, a GP10 raced by Casey Stoner and a GP11 raced by Valentino Rossi, presented directly from the Ducati Corse racing department within the Ducati factory in Bologna, Italy.
Notable sale highlights include a superb roster of Ferraris, including one of two 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spiders ever built; a 1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder, offered for the first time in 40 years; and the world-famous Ferrari-engined Hydroplane racing boat, ARNO XI. Also on offer, a pair of Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 sports racing cars; a beautiful, ex-Fangio 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 GS with one of the most complete racing histories in the world; the 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I 'Honeymoon Express' Two-Seater Drophead Coupe, one of the rarest and most important post-war coach built Rolls-Royces in existence; and the 1968 Rondeau M378 which has taken more 24 Hours of Le Mans starts than any other in history.
The digital catalogues for the sale is now available online via the following links:
|RM-Automobiles of Arizona|
RM Auctions kicked off its 2012 calendar on a positive note in Arizona last week, posting over $25.5 million* in sales with a strong 89 percent sell-through at its annual Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix.
Now in its 13th year, the well-established auction presented a magnificent roster of 140 blue-chip motor cars – spanning the spectrum of the collector car market – before a standing-room only crowd. Illustrating RM's global clientele, bidders represented 21 countries around the world, with a strong showing of European enthusiasts.
'Our Arizona sale proved to be a great kick start to wh....
| NEW PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICE BRINGS AUTOMOTIVE DREAMS TO LIFEDesign and bespoke build expertise previously available only to the world's most prestigious car manufacturers can now be commissioned by private clients. The new Bespoke Car service will be launched at the Top Marques Show in Monaco (April 17-20).|
The world's most successful individuals can now have their dream car designed and built to their own personal specification, without compromise, using manufacturing techniques proven in Formula 1. Envisage Group's new Bespoke Car Service off....
| 1982 Dutch Grand Prix: Pironi's Dutch DelightThere have been many moments throughout the history of sport where an individual's life off the field is about to spiral out of control and that at those moments, on the field, he or she has managed to put together the performance of a lifetime. In the case of Didier Pironi in 1982, all of the pressure would be found at the track. Yet, in the midst of incredible pressure he would come through with one of the best drives of his career.|
No sooner had Villeneuve's body come to a rest against the....
| 1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the RiseFollowing the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.|
He had to be careful to let the tactics play out. This would not be easy as the sister-car drew far away into the distance. It was the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans and Renault was still to crack the reliability and per....
| AUDI BEGINS NEW ERA AS WORLD CHAMPIONS◾FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with new regulations|
◾Two strong challengers for Audi in the LMP1 category
◾Audi builds its lightest and most efficient sports prototype ever
Ingolstadt, April 14, 2014 – This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. ....
| OAK RACING ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH• TUDOR United SportsCar Championship - Long Beach – April 11 and 12, 2014|
LONG BEACH, Calif. – After the long 24 and 12-hour endurance races at Daytona and Sebring, which also count towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the OAK Racing team is about to take part in the first sprint event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The race reserved for the Prototype and GTLM categories lasts 100 minutes on the famous Long Beach city circuit. The Califor....
| High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One SeasonC.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providing rides, but in single-seater grand prix cars. |
Prior to the Second World War, Atkins would be in search of speed records on a motorcycle. Riding motorcycles, Atkins knew very well their ability t....
|BMW i ATTENDS THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM 2014. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE BMW i3 AND BMW i8 AS VISIONARY MOBILITY SOLUTIONSMonaco. Under the theme of 'Energy efficiency and its contribution to sustainable economic growth', the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Johnson Controls and The Climate Group held the fourth Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) on 24 and 25 March 2014. The forum was launched in 2009 by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Johnson Controls, to be joined in 2010 by its third partner, The Climate Group. The Euro-Mediterranean event takes its lead from the well-kno....|
| CREDIT SUISSE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ITS CLASSIC CAR PROGRAM WITH AN ACTION-PACKED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2014◾Credit Suisse marks the 10th anniversary of its successful Classic Car Program throughout 2014|
◾A full schedule of Classic Car and Historic Motor Sport activities planned for 2014
◾Credit Suisse will support the leading international historic vehicle events, including the 2014 Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and the Goodwood Revival
◾Credit Suisse planning captivating media activities at leading events, including the Historic Racing Forums and the expan....