Archive for April, 2013

Mecum’s Kansas City Spring Auction Reaches $9.6 Million in Sales

April 25-27 Auction Draws Large Crowd and Diverse Selection to Downtown K.C. Walworth, Wis. – Magnificent and serene Kansas City, Mo., turns into a car collector’s paradise twice a year when Mecum Auctions comes to town. Last weekend, April 25-27, the Kansas City Convention Center was transformed into that dream location with 735 cars spread […]

RM Auctions’ Don Davis Collection Attracts Texas-Size Bids

· RM Auctions posts over $21.2 million at the record-breaking sale of the distinguished Don Davis Collection, April 27 in Fort Worth, Texas · Top seller: a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS sold for $1,936,000, to establish a new auction record · Five lots achieve million-dollar-plus results, with numerous auction records shattered · Toyota 2000GT […]

‘Best Balanced Cars on Earth’ – New Porsche Cayman and Boxster Siblings Scoop ‘Car of the Year’ in 2013 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards

– All-new Porsche duo wows VDI’s biggest-ever international jury – 29 judges from 19 countries – Ford’s dynamicists scoop two prestigious awards 2013 Award Winners: – Car of the Year: Porsche Boxster/Cayman – Dynamics Team of the Year: Ford – Dynamicist of the Year: David Put, Ford TeamRS – Innovation of the Year: RaceActive Chassis […]

Stephen Cox: Motoring – The Driverless Car is a Stupid Idea and I Hate It and You Should, Too

California has passed a new law allowing “autonomous cars” on the roadways and Audi says it can have an automated car ready for sale by 2015. Look no further, folks. It has begun. Leprosy, smallpox, malaria… and now the driverless car. Let me be abundantly clear about why I don’t like the idea of a […]

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Starts at $51,995

DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices include a $995 destination fee but exclude tax, title, and license. “The 2014 Corvette Stingray perfectly embodies Chevrolet’s mission to deliver more than expected for our customers,” […]

United States Postal Service Puts Its Stamp On Mecum In Indy

Muscle Car Stamps Dedication Tour Continues at Original Spring Classic May 14-19 Walworth, Wis. – As the original, largest and best muscle car auction in the world, Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic has established itself as the premier venue for all things muscle and consequently the perfect place for the U.S. Postal Service to […]

Stephen Cox: Mercury Cyclone for Dummies

As under-appreciated muscle cars go, the enigmatic Mercury Cyclone is about as obscure as they come. But I still love them. First of all, “Cyclone” was a cool name. Most modern car names are garbage. The Intrigue wasn’t. The Hummer didn’t. The Citation couldn’t go fast enough to earn one. The Probe… well… insert your […]

Auctions America Announces Exciting List of Attractions for its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend

· Final countdown underway to Auctions America’s Auburn Spring collector car weekend, May 9 – 11 at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana · Sale lifts the gavel on approximately 500 quality collector cars and features full day of memorabilia · Latest auction highlights include a 1930 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton, a […]

Mecum Kicks Off Spring With $25 Million Auction In Houston

Walworth, Wis. – It was not a quiet weekend for Houston’s Reliant Center as Mecum Auctions brought the sounds of revving engines and falling hammers echoing through the venue packed with collector vehicles and car enthusiasts from across the nation. The three-day auction held April 4-6 saw 1,034 cars cross the block and nearly 200 […]

Photos: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS

High-performance aerodynamics highlight changes for 2014 Camaro The 2014 Camaro represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006. “The 2014 Camaro is our opportunity to apply what we have learned listening to our customers, and our continuing development of high-performance models,” said Tom Peters, Camaro […]