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What better way to kick off the Monterey car week than a look at what the top auction companies are rolling across the block?

I've invited a number of respected market insiders to describe their top picks then round out with my own. The criteria? Name your absolute favo...

August 13, 2018

In 1955, my uncle Tom Hendee, searched for the right car to be a surprise 50th birthday gift from my aunt to her husband, Carl Mueller, a longtime member and eventually president of the US Bentley Drivers Club.

They already owned a 4 ½ liter Bentley MPH 100, and an 8 li...

August 12, 2018

It all started in 1972 at the VMCCA Duster's Meet held annually at the Museum of Transportation at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline MA.

There I spotted a pristine 1954 Jaguar XK120 alongside my 1950 Riley RMB. Though just 18 years old at the time (Jag and myself!) the Co...

July 31, 2018

One night in our early teens Dad came home and awakened older brother Ken and me. He had a Clymer sports car anthology, and asked us “what’s the most beautiful car here?” Printing being simple then, it was a couple of choices before we landed on the “right” car. A few...

July 31, 2018

This 1931 Packard is one of just five in existence, and the only one with rear mounted spare and 1932 factory "update package."

Packard offered dealers the opportunity to upgrade any remaining 1931 models in their inventory with the new 1932 trim. This included adding a...

July 30, 2018

This is the story of the Triumph Shitfire. The story begins here.

Born in Turin, Italy, Shitfire designer Giovanni Michelotti worked for coachbuilders, including Unstabilimenti, Uppa-Ualley, and Carriagezzeria Alleumfrei before opening his own design studio in 1959.

Towa...

July 27, 2018

Video from the 2018 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance featuring the most Cunninghams in existence. Including start-up and revs!

July 26, 2018

RM-Sotheby's anticipates a record setting sale for their 2018 Monterey auction with the 1962 Ferrari GTO chassis #3413GT set to break auction records.

With an estimate of $45-60M, the headliner vehicle follows a recent chain of nose-bleed prices for GTOs. On June 7th of...

July 25, 2018

Normally, our blog space is reserved for news related to the collector car industry yet this news story, I believe, merits inclusion. Had Sergio Marchionne not taken the helm of Chrysler at a perilous moment, the brand today may well have gone the way of Oldsmobile. 

Th...

July 25, 2018

On Thursday, June 19, Mark Hyman testified before a panel comprised of US Department of Commerce members who were accepting testimony related to the Trump Administration’s proposed 25% tariff on all imported automobiles and automobile parts, as a matter of national sec...

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