|Classic Motorcar Auctions to Offer Vehicles, Memorabilia From William A.C. Pettit III Collection|
|Classic Motorcar Auctions LLC announces it will offer select vehicles and the memorabilia collection from the William A.C. Pettit, III Collection during their 3rd annual Grande Salon Auction Sept. 15, 2012 during the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles Concours d'Elegance at the historic Glenmoor Country Club in North Canton, Ohio. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, William 'Bill' Pettit owned the Pettit Brothers Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep dealership in Louisa, Va. for many years with his father, W.A. 'Claude' Pettit, Jr. The Pettits also operated the Museum of Motoring Memories in Natural Bridge, Va. from 1954-1967, operating for 13 years as a leading travel destination with more than 150 collector cars, memorabilia and over 4,000 license plates on display from their private family collection. All vehicles and other items from the Pettit Collection will be sold without reserve. This selection includes three American Bantam cars: a 1939 Bantam Model 60 coupe believed to have just over 15,000 original miles; a 1940 Bantam Hollywood convertible with just over 500 miles following a comprehensive restoration; and a very rare 1940 Bantam Speedster featuring coachwork by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky. In addition, Classic Motorcar Auctions will sell four collectible Mopars: a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible with the high-performance 273 cubic-inch 230 horsepower V8 'Power Pack' engine; a 1968 Plymouth Sport Satellite convertible; a 1970 Chrysler Newport convertible - one of 1,124 examples from the last year of Chrysler's full-size convertible production; and a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible. The high-quality memorabilia from the Pettit Collection includes an original Charles Sykes Rolls-Royce Flying Lady bronze sculpture from an early Rolls dealer showroom; original porcelain enamel signs; an abundance of classic car sales literature; many Boyce Moto-Meters; and a generous selection of rare, original radiator mascots, among many other one-of-a-kind items. Classic Motorcar Auctions will also offer four classic car engines on display stands. The Pettit engines comprise a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I six-cylinder with all ancillaries and accessories; a 1922 Duesenberg Model A inline eight with ancillary components and three speed manual transmission; a 1931 Stutz DV-32 dual overhead cam inline eight with ancillaries and transmission; and a 1934 Packard Twelve V-12 engine, ancillaries and transmission. 'I am amazed at the quality and quantity of memorabilia items from the William A.C. Pettit, III Collection, many of which dates back to his childhood in the 1930s,' said Bob Lichty, president of Classic Motorcar Auctions, LLC. 'The cars also represent an important time in our history, as the Bantams were America's first economy car and the Chryslers are indelibly linked to the Pettit family legacy in the Chrysler business. The engines have been preserved for many years in a climate-controlled environment, making them ideal for a vintage car restorer or a museum display.' The William A.C. Pettit, III Collection will be open for preview on Friday, Sept. 14 from 1-8 p.m. The auction will start with memorabilia at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by cars at 11 a.m. As requested by the former owner, who was dedicated to supporting developments in children's healthcare, estate proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children(r), which Bill Pettit believed offered the best care. General admission is $10. The Glenmoor Country Club is located at 4191 Glenmoor Road NW, Canton, Ohio 44718. Classic Motorcar Auctions LLC is currently accepting consignments for the event. For more information, visit www.classicmotorcarauctions.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866.653.8900.|
| 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....