|The British Are Coming!|
|Rodeo Drive Concours Announces British Theme and Aston Martin As 2012 Featured Marque The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills, have announced the 2012 theme for the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance – 'THE BRITISH ARE COMING!' Aston Martin will be this year's featured marque. Gearys Beverly Hills will be the presenting sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex store opening on Rodeo Drive in June 2012. The annual Father's Day tradition features a wide variety of vintage and racing cars and motorcycles lining Rodeo Drive north from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard Sunday, June 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. As the 2012 featured marque, Aston Martin will be the centerpiece of the 200 block of Rodeo Drive with both new and classic cars. Combining iconic styling, thrilling performance, true craftsmanship and exclusivity, Aston Martin boasts unprecedented breadth and appeal. The marque's iconic DB5 has been featured in five James Bond films. The 300 Block of Rodeo Drive will also feature British classic and racing autos including Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren and Rolls Royce brands. Also, a special British motorcycle area will honor Triumph, Vincent, BSA and Norton. On the 400 block of Rodeo Drive, this year's concours will feature 'The Best of the Best' with classic cars of any marque considered by the show's curators. Also on the 400 block, the Rodeo Drive Concours will feature a special tribute to Cobra's 50th Anniversary. 'We are thrilled to honor the British automotive industry and Aston Martin as the featured marque at this year's Concours,' said Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance. 'Great Britain has a long and storied history in creating some of the most legendary cars and motorcycles highlighted by elegant design and spectacular performance. This annual event has been a tradition for thousands of Southern California residents, car collectors, aficionados and families and we look forward to once again welcoming them on Father's Day on Rodeo Drive.' Aston Martin will be presented at the Rodeo Drive Concours by O'Gara Coach Company in Beverly Hills. The O'Gara Coach Company is a Factory Authorized Dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Respected as one of the most successful luxury automotive outlets in the world, O'Gara Coach Company, led by founder Tom O'Gara, continues to set unmatched records in luxury and performance sales and service. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the '300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World' by top travel publisher Frommer's. The car show is FREE and open to the public. For more information and registration details, please visit rodeodrive-bh.com. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is produced by the Rodeo Drive Committee in association with the City of Beverly Hills. GEARYS Beverly Hills is the 2012 Presenting Sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex Store on Rodeo Drive. Aston Martin is the 2012 Featured Marque. Other sponsors include Auto Gallery, O'Gara Coach Company, Ferrari Beverly Hills, RM Auctions, Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, Brooks Brothers, Lladró and the Consulate General of Great Britain. Media sponsors include the Beverly Hills Courier and Sports Car Market Magazine and Asprey USA is the official award sponsor. Hospitality sponsors include Fat Burger, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Smart Water. The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, located at Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Drive is the official hotel of this year's Concours d'Elegance. For reservations call (310) 275-5200. About Rodeo Drive: Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is a unique destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. The more than 100 distinguished retailers all help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed street. About Aston Martin: Founded in 1913, Aston Martin is based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The company name is derived from the name of one of the company's founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Clinton Hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. The marque's iconic DB5 has been featured in five James Bond films including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.|
|RM Auctions to Sell Historic Daytona 24 Hour-Winning Jaguar XJR-9 at Amelia Island• RM Auctions secures Works Jaguar XJR-9 for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14, 2015|
• The sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA specification XJR-9s constructed, chassis 388 enjoyed huge record of success through 1988, 1989 and 1990
• 2015 marks 25th anniversary of this actual car's historic 1990 Daytona 24 hour victory in the hands of Jones/Lammers/Wallace
• XJR-9 leads a handpicked selection of 80 automobiles at RM's Amelia Island sale, the official auction of the ....
|Pinehurst Concours Announces Chief Judge for 2015VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Internationally-renowned concours judge Nigel Matthews has been named chief judge of the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, a vintage car showcase the first Saturday in May in the North Carolina Sandhills, event president Jay Howard announced Thursday.|
In addition to Matthews being named chief judge, the Pinehurst Concours has unveiled its 12 collector classes for the judged competition to be staged on the fairways of Pinehurst Resort on Ma....
|ONE-OF-A-KIND FORD 'SHORTY' MUSTANG OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 47 YEARS AT AUCTIONS AMERICA'S FORT LAUDERDALE SALE• Auctions America kicks off its 2015 collector car calendar, March 27-29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
• Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, the multi-day sale is expected to feature nearly 500 cars spanning all segments of the collector car market
• Early entries led by a one-off 1964½ Ford Mustang III 'Shorty' Factory Prototype, one of few surviving 'Total Performance'-era Ford factory prototypes
• Frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamer....
|LE MANS WINNING SCUDERIA FILIPINETTI FERRARI 275 GTB COMPETIZIONE JOINS BONHAMS SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONThe Ferrari Classiche red book certified, three times Le Mans entrant, Spa-Francorchamps winner, Imola winner and concours award recipient joins impressive early consignments for January's sale|
Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January.
From the most famous and respected name in sports and racing is the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti – class winner ....
|2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Raises Record Amount for CharityDonations to Charities in 2014 Total $1.9 million |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2014) -- In addition to showcasing significant automobiles in a spectacular setting, the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised $1.9 million -- a record amount of giving -- for charity. The full sum of charitable donations was announced Monday at a luncheon honoring the event's charitable partners.
'We're proud to host an event that strives to set the bar for excellence in the automotive ....
|Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance Announces 2015 DateVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2014) – The third annual Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, a vintage car showcase of rare and pristine collector automobiles, will be staged on the fairways of Pinehurst Resort on Saturday, May 2, 2015, Pinehurst Concours president Jay Howard announced Thursday.|
The Pinehurst Concours continues its trend-setting and cutting-edge philosophy, moving its judged car competition from the more traditional Sunday date to a Saturday. In its first two years, the Pinehu....
|Trio of Iconic Supercars Lead Early Entries for RM's 2015 Arizona Sale• RM Auctions' annual Arizona Biltmore sale returns January 15 – 16|
• A staple on the global collector car calendar, 2015 auction to feature 120 blue-chip automobiles
• Early highlights are packed with high performance, led by an exciting trio of European supercars from Porsche, Ferrari and Bugatti
• Full event information and a frequently updated list of entries available online at www.rmauctions.com
BLENHEIM, Ontario (November 5, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world's largest col....
|THE 20TH ANNUAL AMELIA CONCOURS HONORS THE ORIGINAL 'ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE', BMW's IMMORTAL 328 ' . . . a long legged proper sports car.' Sir Stirling Moss|
The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will showcase the legend and legacy of the car that set BMW on its path to become known as the 'ultimate driving machine'.
Experts, enthusiasts and fans of the Bavarian marque consider the BMW 328 the first sports car worthy of the title.
Eight decades ago BMW responded to a national call that Germany should build not only the world's fastest and greatest ....