|1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible Breaks Records at Worldwide Auctioneers Weinberg Collection Sale.|
|Worldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world's finest collector cars, achieved a record result at the weekend, selling a 1956 DeSoto FireFlite Hemi Convertible for $154,000 at this year's first auction of a private collection. The Weinberg Collection, encompassing over 100 vintage automobiles and a significant selection of antiques, was auctioned without reserve in Escondido California on April 3rd and 4th, at a total $3.2 million. High sales went to the DeSoto, a desirable 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible which hammered sold for $106,700 and a stately 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Dual Cowl Touring, at $82,500. Full results may be obtained by visiting www.wwgauctions.com
Next stop for the Worldwide team is the fifth annual Houston Classic Auction on May 2nd, where collectors and enthusiasts alike look set to be rewarded with a mouth watering array of more than 100 spectacular vintage automobiles. Among the selection of very special sports racers, select American muscle cars and stately European and American classics is a singular 1960 Scarab Grand Prix Race Car, awesome 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible, magnificent 1933 Duesenberg LaGrande Cowl Phaeton and gorgeous 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta Coupe. Racing fans will also get a rare chance to see Corvette racing legends Dick Guldstrand and Delmo Johnson reunited with some of the celebrated race cars that contributed to their success on the track, as a selection of iconic Corvette racers go under the hammer. If that weren't enough, everyone will be given a further one-off opportunity to get their hands on 'Burt's Bandit', a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, as immortalized in the movie Smokey and the Bandit, currently the property of Mr. Burt Reynolds and titled in his name.
| FOR HALF A CENTURY, WOMEN HAVE BEEN INTEGRAL TO THE FORD MUSTANG STORYAs customers, designers, race car drivers, engineers, marketers and journalists, women have been an integral part of the Ford Mustang story for 50 years. The spirit of freedom and independence Mustang inspires has been embraced globally among women and men, the young and not so young, for half a century.|
Mustang has built a dedicated audience thanks to its authenticity. From the first retail customer to a successful race car driver to a journalist with a lifelong love for the pony car, these ....
| DARIO FRANCHITTI TO DRIVE CAMARO Z/28 INDY 500 PACE CARNEW YORK — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25.|
It's the eighth time a Camaro has been the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.
Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and he is only the third driver ever to win at least three consecutive IndyCar titles – among four championships overall. Franchitti's appearance in t....
| AUCTIONS AMERICA ENJOYS RECORD BREAKING SUCCESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA WITH MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN SALES AT FORT LAUDERDALE• South Florida's premier collector car auction generates more than $21 million in sales with 76 percent of all lots sold at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center|
• Top seller: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra achieves $825,000
• 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition realizes $412,500—a record price at auction for the Heritage Edition mode
• Other notable highlights: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird sells for $319,000; 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Coupe achieves $189,200
• Full res....
|SCCA PRO RACING ALL-STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEDTOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 10, 2013) – SCCA Pro Racing is proud to present its 2013 All-Star Team. The lineup features many of the top stars in North American road racing, including young, up-and-coming racers and seasoned veterans still at the top of their game.|
The team draws its members from the five road racing series that are sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. Each class is represented by the 2013 championship-winning driver.
Here's a snapshot of each championship run:
Pirelli World ....
|VP RACING FUELS NAMED OFFICIAL FUEL PROVIDER OF IMSA◾Multiple green fuel formulations to be utilized across multiple series|
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Dec. 12, 2013) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today named VP Racing Fuels the Official Fuel Provider and a Proud Partner of IMSA and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as well as Official Fuel Supplier of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda in 2014.
VP Racing Fuels, Inc., based in Elmendorf, Texas, also w....
| 'Burt's Bandit' Heads the Star Cast of Automotive Icons to be Auctioned in Houston on May 2ndWorldwide Auctioneers, responsible for the sale of some of the world's greatest collector cars, has confirmed today that a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ‘Bandit' Sports Coupe, currently the property of Mr. Burt Reynolds, will go under the hammer at its fifth annual Houston Classic Auction on May 2nd.|
Immortalized in the 1970's movie Smokey and the Bandit, the Trans Am became a screen legend in its own right, starring alongside Burt Reynolds, Sally Fields and Jackie Gleason in the cops and ro....
| GM Vehicles Help Make Movie MagicFrom Motor City to Hollywood, cars take leading role on the Silver Screen|
Lights, camera, start your engines! For one night each year, Hollywood gathers to honor the best in the movie industry. Yet, an often unsung star in these films seldom receives the credit it deserves – the automobile.
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac have produced some of the toughest, fastest, most stylish and most cutting-edge American-made vehicles to have appeared in countless films. From classics like ....
| Mecum Auctions Celebrates 25 Years in Business at Indy 2012Offering Over 2,100 Cars at Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction, May 15-20, 2012|
Mecum Auctions will celebrate its Silver anniversary at Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction. More than 2,100 vehicles will cross the auction block May 15-20, 2012, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind.
Over six massive action packed days; collector cars, motorcycles, and road art from all genres will be displayed in nearly 1 million square feet of buildings and t....