|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.
|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:
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|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....
| MECUM TOPS $18.6 MILLION IN CHICAGOWalworth, WI - October 15, 2013 -- The windy city welcomed Mecum Auctions with an exceptional sale and enormous crowds at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend. With 965 cars crossing the block throughout the three-day event, 615 hammered sold for a 64 percent sell-through rate and $18,634,223 in sales. The one-of-a-kind personal driver of Corvette's original designer Harley J. Earl led auction sales with a hammer price of $1.5 million.|
| THE VIPER GTS-R IS BACK IN 2012•Two identical SRT Viper GTS-R race cars will compete in this weekend's American Le Mans Series event at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit.|
•The driver lineup for Petit Le Mans: Tommy Kendall and Marc Goossens will be joined by Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra Viper GTS-R. Dominik Farnbacher and Kuno Wittmer will share driving duties with Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 91 Hewlett Packard Viper GTS-R.
•This is the first on-track, factory-based participation for the SRT Viper GTS-R....
| Mecum Confirms Theory That Everything Is Bigger In Texas$31.6 Million Total Sales at the Dallas Convention Center, Sept. 5-8|
Mecum Auctions completed their second annual Dallas Auction, held September 5-8, 2012, packing over 1,200 vehicles into The Dallas Convention Center and experienced competitive bidding from start to finish throughout the 4-day event. Total sales for the Dallas auction were $31,618,778 and are expected to easily surpass the $32 million mark once the final totals from Bid Goes On sales are factored in later this week.