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Victory Muscle Cars Automotive Photography – 2015 Kuwait Concours Series 2

The 2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance was held February 11-18 at Marina Crescent on the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait City. Under the sponsorship and presence of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum.

Since the first Kuwait Concours in 2010, Kuwait has fast become the leading Classic Car Capital of the Middle East and linked Kuwait to the international classic car community. The Kuwait Concours has attracted the attention of major international and regional car collectors, enthusiasts and VIPs to display, compete and judge.

2015 Kuwait Concours – Photo Series 2:

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum at:

http://www.kuwaitconcours.com.kw/

http://www.kuwaitcarmuseum.com.kw/

2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance – Best of Show Award

The 2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance was held February 11-18 at Marina Crescent on the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait City. Under the sponsorship and presence of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum.

Since the first Kuwait Concours in 2010, Kuwait has fast become the leading Classic Car Capital of the Middle East and linked Kuwait to the international classic car community. The Kuwait Concours has attracted the attention of major international and regional car collectors, enthusiasts and VIPs to display, compete and judge.

Winner Best of Show – 1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS Spider by Touring – Switzerland

On the 1965 Turin Auto Show, the public could admire a very special 350 GT: Touring had designed and built a convertible along the same lines as the closed model, and designated it the 350 GTS or 350 GT Spyder (as it was sometimes called).

Only two were ever built: one was displayed on the Touring stand (the black one), the second, a yellow/gold painted one, was put on the Lamborghini stand. Only marginal modifications were made to the original car, the roof was removed naturally, the windows were altered and the trunk was redesigned to store the top. the dashboard and the central console in these GTS’s was also slightly altered, and looked even better than those in the GT version of the 350.

Touring even designed a hardtop for this car because it was thought this car would be reduced in production. Touring was going through a very difficult period so production remained with only two cars.

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum at:

http://www.kuwaitconcours.com.kw/

http://www.kuwaitcarmuseum.com.kw/

2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance – Award Winners

The 2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance was held February 11-18 at Marina Crescent on the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait City. Under the sponsorship and presence of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum.

Since the first Kuwait Concours in 2010, Kuwait has fast become the leading Classic Car Capital of the Middle East and linked Kuwait to the international classic car community. The Kuwait Concours has attracted the attention of major international and regional car collectors, enthusiasts and VIPs to display, compete and judge.

2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance – Award Winners

Best of Show

1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS Spider by Touring – Switzerland

Class A, Pre-1900 to 1930

1919 Pierce Arrow Model 48 – Canada

Class B, 1931 to 1945

1933 Invicta S-type 4.5 Litre Low Chassis – Netherlands

Class C, 1946 to 1960

1957 Chrysler Imperial Convertible – Bahrain

Class D, 1961 to 1975

1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS Spider by Touring – Switzerland

Muscle Cars

1972 Buick GSX Stage 1 – Kuwait

Best European Car

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – Kuwait

Best Restored Car

1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 “Goldie” – USA

Best Preserved Car

1924 Cadillac Type V-63 – Qatar

Chairman’s Award

1933 BMW 303 – Kuwait

Historical, Vintage Classical Cars Museum Award

1933 Avon 10hp – Lebanon

Most Elegant Sports Racing Car

1953 Ferrari 625 TF Spider by Vignale – Spain

Best Closed Car

1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe by Ghia – Switzerland

Best American Car

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Best Open Car

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – Switzerland

Best Sports GT Car

1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – USA

Best Concept Car

1970 Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero – USA

Best Design Car

1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV – UK

Most Elegant Car

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 – Kuwait

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum at:

http://www.kuwaitconcours.com.kw/

http://www.kuwaitcarmuseum.com.kw/

Mecum In Houston April 9-11 With 1,000 Collector Cars At Auction

Three Featured Collections Including 45 Cars from Houston’s Charlie Thomas

WALWORTH, Wis. – Following the historic sale of the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype for $7 million in 2014, Mecum Auctions returns to Houston’s NRG Park April 9-11 with 1,000 American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more set to cross the auction block.

The auction will feature three private collections including 45 cars offered by Houston’s Charlie Thomas, the long-time owner of a Texas automotive dealership group and also the former owner of the Houston Rockets.

Among the auctions’ main attractions are a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona (Lot S100) and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (Lot S105), both featuring the 426-horsepower Hemi V8 engine and four-speed transmission. The 1969 Dodge is one of only 20 built combining the dual four-barrel Hemi engine with the Hurst Pistol Grip-shifted heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission, and the 1970 Plymouth is one of only 58 Hemi four-speed versions produced.

Other featured consignments include a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton (Lot S92.1) from the Tom Goodlett Estate Collection, a rare factory supercharged F-Code 1957 Ford Thunderbird (Lot S173) from the Charlie Thomas Collection and a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with only 13 miles on the odometer (Lot S115.1).

“With the record-setting sale of the Ford GT40, we had a memorable Houston auction last year, and we can’t wait to return to a city filled with such great energy and excitement again this year,” says Dana Mecum, the founder and president of Mecum Auctions. He added, “Houston and the state of Texas have enormous passion for quality collector cars, and that’s precisely what we’ll have crossing the auction block throughout the three-day event.”

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Bidder registration is $100 and includes admission for two for all three auction days. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning at 10 a.m.

Portions of the auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction presented at Mecum.com. Live coverage on NBC Sports Network will take place on Thursday, April 9 from 3:30-6 p.m., on Friday, April 10 from noon-4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 11 from 1-4 p.m. (all times CST).

Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 17,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Schedule:

Mecum Houston Auction

April 9-11, 2015

NRG Park
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

Admission: $20 per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission

Preview: Gates daily open at 8 a.m.

Auction: Begins with Road Art at 9:30 a.m. and cars at 10 a.m.

TV Schedule (NBC Sports Network):

Thursday, April 9 at 3:30-6 p.m. (live) and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. (delay)
Friday, April 10 at 12-4:30 p.m. (live)
Saturday, April 11 from 1-4 p.m. (live)
Sunday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. (delay)
Wednesday, April 15 from 12:30-2 a.m. (delay)

(All times Central)

Source: Mecum Auctions

Auctions America: Final Countdown Underway to South Florida’s Premier Collector Car Auction

· Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale returns to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, March 27-29

·Regarded as South Florida’s premier collector car auction, multi-day event features approximately 500 vehicles

·100 percent of proceeds from the sale of a 1934 Ford Street Rod Roadster to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

·Sale features eclectic group of 45 automobiles from the Cayman Motor Museum Collection

·Full event details and digital catalog available online at auctionsamerica.com

AUBURN, Indiana – Auctions America will officially kick off its 2015 collector car season, March 27 – 29 with the return of its highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale Collector Car auction. Celebrating its 13th year, the upcoming sale is set to continue the company’s strong track record in South Florida, lifting the gavel on approximately 500 quality vehicles. From a superb group of American classics and Detroit muscle to an exciting series of late model collectibles; the catalog caters to a broad range of tastes and budgets, from the entry-level collector to the veteran hobbyist.

In addition to providing a wonderful showcase of automotive history and design for collectors and enthusiasts alike, Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event will proudly lend its support to the local South Florida community with 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of a 1934 Ford Street Rod Roadster benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County (BGCBC). Stunning in pearl white with a black soft-top and gray custom interior; the classic hot rod is powered by a Chevrolet V-8 engine and features five-spoke Cragar-style wheels with Goodyear blackwall tires, along with a removable top and rumbleseat. Estimated to fetch between $45,000 – $50,000, it will be offered without reserve during the event’s Saturday, March 28 session. The BGCBC is a non-profit private agency dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Each year, the BGCBC serves more than 12,500 at-risk youth, ages 6-18, in South Florida’s Broward County.

“Following a record 2014, we’re thrilled to kick off our 2015 season in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s offering is again highlighted by its great quality and diversity – there’s truly something for everyone,” says Donnie Gould, President of Auctions America and South Florida collector car veteran. “As a company, Auctions America is committed to giving back to the local communities in which we operate. We’re proud to be supporting the BGCBC and their important work in helping inspire and enable children to realize their full potential. The 1934 Ford Street Rod Roadster is a fantastic car. Combining a classic vintage look with modern driving comforts and convenience, it is made for the road, ideal for long distance road trips.”

Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale will also lift the gavel on a selection of 45 automobiles from the Cayman Motor Museum Collection. The result of more than 35 years of dedicated acquisition by lifelong enthusiast, Andreas Ugland, the group encompasses an eclectic assortment of automobiles, along with a series of motorcycles, all offered without reserve.

Highlights include:

· a stunning 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe; a part of the collection for 25 years and still equipped with its original Columbo V-12 engine (Est: $500,000 – $550,000);

· a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo; an example that rarely comes to market and is enjoying appreciating value and popularity; (Est: $60,000 – $75,000); and,

· a Euro-spec, five-speed transmission 1977 Maserati Khamsin, presented in its original colors. The Fort Lauderdale sale represents the first time in over a decade an ultimate Khamsin-spec Maserati has been offered at a US auction (Est: $130,000 – $160,000).

The Cayman Motor Museum Collection is one of a number of single-vendor collections that will be offered as feature attractions at this year’s Fort Lauderdale sale. Also slated for the block, the previously announced Chrysler Shelby Collection, along with the Mundt Collection, a diverse assortment of 13 vehicles ranging from a 1928 Ford ‘Model A’ Roadster to a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible showing less than 800 miles.

Additional recent entries illustrating the breadth of this year’s Fort Lauderdale include:

· an original 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole, in single-family ownership since new and boasting less than 15,000 kilometers (Est: $350,000 – $400,000);

· a rare, well-preserved 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, striking in ice-green (Est: $170,000 – $200,000);

· a stunning 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible, presented in Pheasant Red with attractive wood paneling (Est: $175,000 – $200,000); and

· a sporty 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, generously donated to McPherson College in Kansas – the only school to provide a bachelor’s degree in Restoration Technology. All proceeds from the car’s sale will support the College’s shop projects (Est. $15,000 – $25,000).

A must-attend event on the national collector car calendar, Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale is held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. Admission to the event is $20 per day, and a weekend pass, valid Thursday-Sunday is available for $50.

For further information, or to view the digital catalog, please visit auctionsamerica.com or call toll-free 800.890.7635 (or +1 954 566 2209 outside North America).

About Auctions America

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 180 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Burbank, California. In 2014, Auctions America entered a multi-year agreement with the Sports Emmy Award-Winning NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) to provide exclusive television coverage of its select US-based collector car auctions, helping deliver the Auctions America experience to more than 80 million homes across the country. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.

About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,500 at-risk youth, ages 6-18 each year from its 12 Broward County-area clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Chosen as the #1 youth agency in the country four years in a row by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and one of the best run non-profit agencies in a study by Fortune 500. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. For more information please call (954) 537-1010 or view the website at www.bgcbc.org.

Photo Credits: 1934 Ford Street Rod Roadster (credit Teddy Pieper © 2014 Auctions-America)

Media Contacts:

Amy Christie
achristie@auctionsamerica.com
+1 519 437 3047

Sadie Chapple
schapple@auctionsamerica.com
+1 519 437 3053

Source: Auctions America