|Vehicles From The Ruger Automobile Collection At RM's St. John's Sale|
| RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d'Elegance of America, returns to the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, July 28 for its well-established Michigan sale. A featured attraction of the Concours weekend and a longstanding summer tradition for collectors, the annual auction – formerly known as the Meadow Brook sale – boasts a reputation for including outstanding American and European classics.
Highlighting this year's sale is a superb group of 12 motor cars from the distinguished Ruger Automobile Collection. The fruit of more than five decades of thoughtful acquisition by businessman and engineer William (Bill) Ruger Junior, the automobiles of the Ruger Collection present an outstanding array of American and European classics and span the gamut of automotive eras, including steam, electric and gas powered models.
Collection highlights slated for the St. John's auction podium include a high-point, coachbuilt 1932 Lincoln KB Coupe by Judkins, chassis KB473, presented in an elegant two-tone Jade Mist and Birmingham Green and described by Mr. Ruger as one of the best running K-series cars he has ever owned; a well-known 1907 Locomobile Model E Roadster, chassis 1322, with exceptional provenance including Henry Austin Clark Jr. and Richard C. Paine Jr.; and an unmatched 1911 Stanley 10 HP Model 63 Touring Car, chassis 6076, restored by the renowned Paul Russell & Co. Other featured entries on offer from the Collection include an extraordinarily original 1918 Detroit Electric Model 75B Brougham, chassis 11667, with known history since WWII; and a pair of coachbuilt Phantom Rolls-Royces, including a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Sport Saloon, chassis 295AJS and a 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Tilbury Saloon, chassis S123RP.
'I've known Bill for many years, and must say that he is one of the most dedicated car enthusiasts I've ever met – he loves to work on his cars, isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, and really gets a kick out of trying various methods to improve the cars he loves – usually with great success,' says Mike Fairbairn, Co-Founder RM Auctions. 'We are truly honored to present a select series of automobiles from the Ruger Collection as a featured attraction at our upcoming St. John's sale as we further build on our reputation as the specialists for private and estate collection sales,' adds Fairbairn.
|Darth Vader car to be shown at Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance on September 14The theme of the 22nd annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance is Innovation, and Mattel's Darth Vader Car certainly reflects this. It is one of several iconic vehicles that will be displayed alongside the nearly 200 classic cars that will compete for awards in 23 classes at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday September 14.|
Mattel Designer Bryan Benedict says, 'We wanted to create a car that best embodied all of the qualities of Darth in automotive form - not just hi....
|PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE AND PEBBLE BEACH TOUR D'ELEGANCE PRESENTED BY ROLEXCLASSIC MASTERPIECES ON TRACK AND FIELD|
The Monterey Classic Car Week is one of those rendezvous moments: a must genuine must-do in a world seemingly full of unique and iconic events. The week features concours, tours, racing and auctions; it offers something for everyone interested in the history of the automobile or, indeed, society, given the impact the car has had in its century or so of popular appeal. In 2014, four events stood out head and shoulders above the other happenings. ....
|MY YACHT™ CONCOURS MAKES WAVES IN MONTEREYLos Angeles, CA August 21st, 2014 – In a busy automotive week full of parties held in houses, tents, and parking lots, My Yacht Group's Concours event created a uniquely prestigious evening aboard Motor Yacht Acania, the 136-foot superyacht originally commissioned by Al Capone in 1929. Moored in Breakwater Cove Marina for the second year, the cream of the motoring world, discerning HNW guests, Olympic athletes , and distinguished brand partners led by Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG en....|
|1914 French Grand Prix Centennial CelebratedPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2014) -- It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 17. |
The 1914 French Grand Prix, often called the last great race, took place on July 4, less than a month before World War I began, changing motor racing forever....
|WINNER TROPHIES AND AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE AT HAMPTON COURT PALACEOver 10 prized trophies and awards to be presented at the hotly-contested 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September)|
◾Unlike other concours events, the Concours of Elegance 'Best of Show' is chosen by the concours car owners themselves
◾New Club Trophy will acknowledge the 'Best of the Best' car club concours winners, supported by AIG's Private Client Group
◾Club Trophy judging panel to include a number of famous faces, coordinated by the Royal Automobile Club
|RM AUCTIONS RAISES THE BAR WITH MORE THAN $143 MILLION IN SALES IN MONTEREY• RM Auctions sets a new collector car auction benchmark with a record $143.4 million in sales at its flagship Monterey, California event; Saturday session achieves $88 million in just four hours |
• Auction proves quality counts with 91 percent of lots sold
• Thirty-five lots achieve individual million-dollar-plus results; three lots achieve eight-figures
• Ferraris dominate top sales led by 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale for $26.4 million; a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM for $11.5 million; and the e....
|BUGATTI LAUNCHES LIFESTYLE CAPSULE COLLECTION 'BUGATTI LEGENDS'◾Fashion and accessories collection dedicated to the 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' car edition|
◾Six outfits matched for men and women mirroring the theme of each Bugatti Legend
◾One of the first tailor-made lifestyle projects Bugatti has dedicated to its customers
Monterey / Molsheim, 17 August 2014. On the occasion of the once-in-a-lifetime-presentation of the complete 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' Edition at 'The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering' and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ....