2010 Goodwood Revival With mandatory dress-up, a vintage race track and vintage supercars, the Goodwood Revival is full of racing nostalgia. Celebrating drivers, airplanes, trucks and almost anything pre-1960, this year’s event kept to its successful theme with a few special features. Almost everyone was around to witness the RAC Tourist Trophy Race which is …

One of the unanounced stars at Goodwood was this 2000 Ferrari 550 GTZ. It was included on display at Bonhams’ Goodwood Auction and will be offered for public sale on December 6th at their Mercedes-Benz World Auction in Surrey, England. At Goodwood, this rare Ferrari joined a great collection of British sports cars which found …

With just 10 days to go before the opening of the Paris Motor Show, many new supercars are being announced. One of these is the most developed version of the GranTurismo called the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. Both BMW and Lotus are unveiling styling prototypes that point ahead to future launches. The Lotus brings back …

An event held around one of England’s most highly regarded country houses is reason enough to visit the Wilton House annual Supercar Day. This year around 100 modern supercars were lined up on the grass around the main house. The most interesting of these was a one-of Pagani Zonda called the PS. British rarities were …

Like many events this year, the annual Dutch Concours celebrated the anniversaries of both Jaguar and Alfa Romeo. For the later of these, a particularly well-curated class of 6C 2500s brought out some of the best examples of Alfa’s immediate post-war grand tourers. Best of Show went to a 1954 Fiat 8V Supersonic which we …

The last round of the Le Mans Series was held at Silverstone this weekend and it decided who the season champions would be. After 170 laps of the redesigned circuit, Team Peugeot Total won outright and cliched both the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Championships. The team trophy went to Team Oreca Matmut who fielded a ‘private’ …

Gooding & Company has the distinction of hosting the Pebble Beach Auction. This year they offered some top flight cars like the $7,260,000 Ferrari California you see here. It was the most expensive sale of the Monterey weekend and almost all of Gooding’s top cars found new homes. Again, the McLaren F1 asserted its dominance …

Of the five the Monterey Auctions, Bonhams is the most laid back. Their lack of entry fees and free registration are inviting and typical of the British firm. This year they had several exceptional cars over two days of sales. Many of the main cars came from the Michael L Amalfitano Collection which added an …

With both the Paris and LA motor shows not too far away, we should start to see a regular amount of new releases. The most recent of these is the face-lifted Bentley Continental GT. With a slightly larger front grill and better integrated valance, the car looks more purposeful and balanced. Mazda have already announced …

For their second year in Monterey, Mecum offered some world-class cars. Among these was this RPO L88 Corvette which sold for $1,250,000 USD. It was closely followed by two classic Ferraris and a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster. Focusing on American muscle cars, Mecum brought more heavy metal than anyone else to the Monterey Peninsula. …

It seemed everyone was anxious to see whether or not the market could digest everything that RM Auctions had on offer in Monterey. On Saturday night 14 cars crossed the block and passed the million dollar mark which contributed to the event’s 95% sale rate. Not included in this count was the Ferrari 250 TR …

McCall’s Motorworks Revival 2010 One of the best ways to start the Monterey week is an afternoon at the Monterey Jet Center. Gordon McCall always brings together an impressive display of cars and provides a preview of the weekend ahead. The jet and corporate aircraft, the vintage planes and helicopters, the classic, muscle cars, street …

The Quail is Monterey’s most exclusive event. It’s always sold out well in advance and becomes the hottest ticket of the entire Monterey Car Week. More than the cars, it’s the Peninsula Hotel’s hospitality that creates an atmosphere unlike any other show. This year, the best display of Shelby Mustangs was assembled and it included …

2010 Concorso Italiano See 2010 Concorso Italiano Galleries Concorso Italiano is one of Pebble Beach weekend’s most stunning events, packed full of Italian metal new and old, and we mean each of those in both senses. It is held at the golf course at the Bayonet & Blackhorse Golf Club. Concorso Italiano features nearly 1,000 exotic vehicles and …

Last weekend’s Monterey Motorsports Reunion marked the 37th running of the annual races at Laguna Seca. Under new direction and with a completely new name, the races were remarkably similar to previous editions. Everything from 1970s Forumla 1 racers to Grand National stock cars raced in one of 19 different classes and each finished with …

The 60th running of Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance reaffirmed the event’s pedigree as one of the best. Over 200 carefully chosen cars were lined up last weekend and we can now present a gallery of them all. Like many events this year, PB celebrated Alfa Romeo’s centenary which included several cars from the official museum …

Best of Show went to this white Delage de Villars Cabriolet at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Fresh from a restoration by RM, the winner is now a centerpiece of the prominent Patterson Collection. This is the same car which was sold at RM’s Monterey Sports Car Auction for $3,740,000. As a preview to …

One highlight of this year’s Monterey weekend is Bugatti’s international launch of the Veyron Super Sport. At The Quail earlier today, two examples were on display: one that was featured on Top Gear for the record run and a second car in bare, blue-tinted carbon fiber. As a preview of the Quail, we have a …

Today the Monterey week officially opened with the 2010 Concours on the Avenue in Carmel. This year the entrant list was reduced, but that didn’t stop some world-class cars from attending this year’s Monterey season opener. Today, we were particularly taken with numerous Ferraris including an alloy-bodY 275 GTB which was stunningly prepared. Other highlights …

With five upcoming auctions in Monterey, several multi-million dollar cars are on offer and we have the five greatest in this preview. The first is this unique 1949 Delahaye 175 S we saw in 2006. It is the most dramatic roadster by Saoutchik and RM has a presale estimate of 4~6 million USD. RM also …

Before the Concours d’Elegance of America, RM Auctions held an impressive sale which contributed to an already exceptional weekend. Among the lots were some of the best American pre-war cars as well as some of the heaviest cars from the 50s. Two Duesenbergs of 27 from the late O’Quinn collection sold for $700,000 and $800,000 …

After 24 grueling hours, including racing in the rain and in the dark, BMS Scuderia Italia took overall honors with their Porsche GT3 RSR at the Total 24 Hours of SPA. Overall victory was largely fought between the Porsches and BMW Motorsport’s effort which was encouraged after winning at Nürburgring. The lead Porsche lapped the …

Last weekend the Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook brought together one of the most impressive collection of cars in recent times. Along with two world class choices for Best of Show, some expertly curated classes made this year even more distinct from the last. One of the most immediately impressive displays was reserved …

The Monterey auctions will set many precedents this year and one of them will probably be this Porsche 917. It’s offered as part of a large Porsche collection at Bonhams’ sale at the Quail. The untypical roadster body was built to group 7 specification for the Interseries, a European version of the can-am. This year …

At last weekend’s Le Mans Classic, Artcurial held an inaugural auction with some impressive lots. None was more spectacular than the McLaren F1 GTR which failed to find a new owner with a top bid of €1,800,000. Our gallery by Dirk de Jager includes most of the cars and their realized prices. All future auctions …

Last weekend, the bi-annual Le Mans Classic was as epic as it was grueling. Not even 100ºF/38ºC heat stopped 100,000 fans and 470 historic cars from centering in on Le Mans for three days of nostalgia. This year six classes of 65 entrants raced all night and day in 40 minute heats. Some of the …

Yesterday the Goodwood Festival of Speed wrapped up after four days of successful runs. With no rain, 150,000 fans were able to clearly admire the supercars, F1 racers and classic sports cars that were driven up hill. Fastest time of the day went to Roger Wills who took 47.15-seconds to reach the top with his …

Today Bugatti proudly released details of what will become the ultimate Veyron. With over 1200 bhp, the new model achieved a two-way average speed of 267.81 mph. This quite easily makes it the fastest production car in the world. Not limited to a one-of, Bugatti will make a series of the Super Sport available for …

As a prelude to our comprehensive coverage of Goodwood, we have prepared a gallery of the popular Supercar Run. Not specifically timed, practically all the world’s current supercars were paraded up the hill and back again. Probably the biggest story from this lot was the McLaren MP4-12C which could be heard and admired by the …

Last weekend Alfa Romeo officially celebrated its 100th anniversary in Milan, Italy. This included several key events in and around the area with a dedicated track day at Monza. Even with Goodwood and Pebble Beach on the horizon, we can confidently say this was the biggest centenary celebration of 2010. The official event started with …