|85% sales and a world-class venue define Worldwide's 11th annual Houston Classic Auction|
| Last weekend saw the 11th annual Houston Classic Auction get off to a flying start at its upscale new venue, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. The Versailles Ballroom of the award winning resort was packed throughout the nine- hour sale on Saturday, May 5, when an arresting selection of 119 handpicked motorcars went under the hammer, along with an eclectic collection of memorabilia from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection. The auction recorded over 85% of consignments finding new homes. The event attracted global interest, with buyers from Israel, Greece, Germany and the United Kingdom all enjoying winning bids. ' Great cars, great people and a fantastic venue made this one of our most enjoyable Houston Classic Auctions ever', said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer. 'Our wholehearted thanks go to old friends and new for their ongoing commitment. We also have to thank the folks here at La Torretta, who provided not just a superb new venue, but also unwavering support and enthusiasm during the weekend and in the months leading up to it. We look forward to welcoming our customers back here to Montgomery for many years to come'.
Full Classics were once again well represented at the Houston Classic Auction, with sales going to a spectacular 1932 Duesenberg Model J LWB Speedster, which hammered sold for $297,000. An ACD Category 1 certified 1937 Cord 812 'Sportsman' Convertible Coupe brought $242.000 and a beautifully restored1931 Cord L29 Cabriolet and rare 1979 Duesenberg II Boattail Speedster each sold for $220,000, the latter setting a new record. Notable sports cars sales went to Bloomington Gold certified 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, which found a new home for $209,000, whilst a gorgeous 1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster brought $181,500 and a special order 1968 Porsche 911S hammered sold for $118,250. The Houston Classic Auction also featured an impeccable selection of 1936 Fords from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection, which along with Memorabilia from the same collection realized a total of over $800,000 donated by the family to the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation which supports more than 30 charities across the world. Visitors to the Houston Classic Auction might also find themselves on an upcoming episode of a new automotive TV show. Legendary hot rod builders Gas Monkey Garage had created two one of a kind special vehicles especially for the auction, which were sold on Saturday at no reserve, with the action all caught live on film for the upcoming TV series - Fast n Loud. Full results from the sale are available online at www.worldwide-auctioneers.com.
| 2014 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance Increases Classes to 22Chrysler designs by Virgil Exner added|
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – April 17 , 2014 - The 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Sunday September 14 has increased the number of its classes from 20 to 22. The changes result from adding a class for Chryslers designed by Virgil Exner and dividing Post War American into two classes - 1957-1958 and 1959 to 1966.
The event will celebrate automotive innovation ....
| McQueen's Famous 1956 Jaguar Coming to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – A 1956 Jaguar XKSS owned by movie legend Steve McQueen, now housed at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will make the cross country trip from California to North Carolina and be displayed at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.|
McQueen, called 'The King of Cool,' became the highest paid movie star in the world in 1974 and starred in such movies at 'Bullitt,' 'The Great Escape' and 'Papillon.' McQueen, who was al....
| Sir Stirling Moss to be Featured Guest on Saturday of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion• Legendary Driver to Participate in Q&A and Celebratory Parade Laps|
MONTEREY, Calif., April 15, 2014 — Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the always engaging noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring t....
| Rare 1938 Steyr Winner Returns to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 7, 2014) – A rare 1938 Steyr Roadster, which captured Best in Show at least year's inaugural Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, returns to Pinehurst Resort to be displayed for patrons at the 2014 classic auto showcase the first weekend of May. |
The cream-colored Steyr, one of only six ever made, is owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., and will be staged in front of the hedges at the Carolina Hotel prior to the start of the Iron Mike Rally on Friday, May....
| Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's : Class PreviewsHere is a little preview of two of our special classes for St. John's upcoming show.|
Featured Designer: Virgil Exner
The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America will honor the work of famed chief designer Virgil Exner with an unprecedented display of Chrysler Corporation's 1955-1961 'Forward Look,' a daring two-pronged styling revolution that changed the look of the American car.
First up were the 'jet-age'1955 Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, Chryslers and Imperials. Then came the 1957 m....
| British Music & Cars Invade Village of PinehurstVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 26, 2014) – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America and the elegance of classic British automobiles, the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance will stage a 'British Invasion' concert in the Village of Pinehurst on May 3.|
The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Tufts Memorial Park (also known as the Village Green), with the Beatles cover band 'Let It Be' performing at approximately 5:30 p.m. The concert is a prelude to the May 4 Pi....
| 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....
| Horch 853 And Scarab Win The 19Th Annual Amelia Island Concours D'EleganceNearly 29,000 Automotive Enthusiasts and More Than 325 Automobiles Attend The World's Most Innovative Concours Weekend|
Jacksonville, FL (March 11, 2014) – A 1937 Horch 853 and 1958 Scarab won the Best In Show honors on Sunday, March 9, at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which attracted approximately 29,000 spectators throughout the weekend.
The Horch 853, owned by Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee of Sparks, Nevada, took home one of the most sought-after trophies....