|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.|
| EXCEPTIONAL $6.6 MILLION 1937 DELAHAYE 135 COMPETITION COURT TORPEDO ROADSTER TOPS RM'S RECORD-BREAKING AMELIA ISLAND SALE• RM posts its most successful Amelia Island, Florida sale to date, generating an outstanding $35,947,500 with 97 percent of all lots sold, March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton|
• Top seller: The late Malcolm Pray's 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster sells for a world auction record $6,600,000, the most valuable car ever sold during the Amelia Island weekend
• Full results are now available at www.rmauctions.com
• RM continues its 2014 calendar with a return to Monaco for the company'....
| Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Auction Brings $30.9 Million in 2014• Four cars sell above the $2 million mark and nine cars sell above $1 million|
• 15 new auction records set for marques including Porsche, BMW and Ferrari
Amelia Island, Fl. (March 8, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $30.9 million during its Amelia Island Auction. The auction house sold 78 of 88 lots, which resulted in an 89% sale rate and an impressive average price of $....
| ALEXANDER CALDER BMW ART CAR HIGHLIGHTS CLASS OF BMW 3.0CSLS AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE◾BMW-Powered McLaren F1 GTR featured in class of McLaren cars|
◾BMW Group Classic display includes the David Hobbs 320 Turbo race car as well as BMW M1 and first generation M3 and 3 Series Convertible
◾All-new BMW i8 Sports Car and M4 Coupe also Highlighted
◾BMW Technology Award to recognize the best example of cutting edge technology in its day
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 7, 2014 . . . The very first BMW Art Car, a BMW 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, will be a....
| INFINITI SPONSORS MEDIA CENTER AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE• Infiniti Pavilion Display to Feature 2014 Product Line and Specially Designed 2014 Q60 Convertible Celebrating Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 Win|
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 7-9, 2014.
Infiniti's impressive Pavilion Display will share space at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach as more than 300 vintage, ....
| JACKIE COOPER'S FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA HEADED TO AMELIAFilm and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the 'Ferrari Production 1950-1964' class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.|
The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the Italian marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1000 mile high speed lap of the Italian peninsula.
| Pinehurst Concours Foundation to Benefit Four Local CharitiesVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 4, 2014) – The Pinehurst Concours Foundation has been formed to benefit four charities in Moore County, including children with disabilities, a character development youth golf program, health care and the military, said Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance executive director Jay Howard.|
The 501c non-profit Pinehurst Concours Foundation will assist the Sandhills Children's Center, First Tee of the Sandhills, Foundation of FirstHealth and Patriot Foundation wi....
| BOBBY UNSER INSPIRED INFINITI Q60 DEBUTS AT AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURSThe 19th annual Amelia Island Concours announced today that Infiniti will commemorate the event's Offenhauser celebration by wrapping a 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible in the same color scheme as Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 winning racecar. To accompany the inspired Q60 Convertible, Infiniti will also display Unser's Offenhauser-powered Indy winning car, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.|
The unique Infiniti Q60 convertible's wrap was created by the company....
| Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....