Nürburgring 24

Without a doubt our favorite 24-hour enduro is the ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen.

Not only is the Nürburgring Nordschleife the most legendary of the classic circuits still around, but the organizers make room for all shapes and sizes of GT cars.

This year was notable for the debut of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' exotic SCG 003C with a team of two cars. One crashed heavy into the wall leaving the other to finish a very respectable 10th overall

In the end, Christopher Mies, Edward Sandström, Nico Mueller and Laurens Vanthoor were overall winners with their Audi Sport Team WRT 2016 Audi R8 LMS ahead of the chasing BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 and Falken Motorsports 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Our gallery of the 24h-Rennen is a sight to behold with top images from Porsche, Audi and the super talented Gruppe C GmbH who officially photographed the frontrunners.

Porsche also used the occasion to launch their new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R which will likely be racing at this same event next year.


Mille Miglia 2015

At just over the half way point, over 400 entrants are making their way towards Rome in the Mille Miglia.

As usual, the pre-1955 entry list is sensational and filled with obscure Italian cars from the post-war era.

Our gallery captures the cars on the first leg from Brescia to Rimini, but we will be adding more images as the rally progresses.


Audi Win SPA 6-Hours

This weekend Audi won the 2015 WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps when Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler beat the chasing Porsche to the finish line.

SPA was the first outing for the low down force version of the 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid which will battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 13th of June.

We have uploaded all the top shots of the LMP1 catagory and will follow up with the GTE classes shortly.


Andrews Collection Sale

Yesterday 78 vehicles were sold out of the Paul & Chris Andrews Collection by RM Sotheby's along with the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica which sold for $7,645,000.

The collection was built up by the father and son duo in Fort Worth, Texas and the museum hosted many local events.

Increasing time and money to maintain the cars has led to this sale which includes some of the best examples of a specific type.

The Andrews have had quite a string of success in the classic car community. They won the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S which they subsequently sold at auction in 2013 for $8,250,000 USD.

For this auction, some great numbers were achieved, especially for the pre-war American cars. Records were smashed for the prewar Packard Twelve, Marmon Sixteen and Cadillac V16.


2015 Techno Classica Essen

The world's largest indoor classic car is Techno Classica Essen and we have a gallery highlighting this year's event from photographer Luc Ghys.

The main display was organized by SIHA and featured that raced in the 1929 Tourist Trophy.

There will many brilliant Porsches at the show including the bright orange 959 built for a sheikh in Qatar, a freshly restored 917/10 and a 930 Turbo Targa with rainbow motif made in period by BB.

As specific as we want to get, there were over 600 cars and way too many cars to list. These attracted over 190,000 visitors and many Manufacturers set up elaborate displays.

Best of Show was issued to Axel Schütte a stunning Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet in metallic grey with red interior.


2015 Amelia Island Concours Mega Gallery

Through much hard work and dedication we have completed our Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Gallery.

This post is long overdue, but in our spare time we have managed to upload over 1300 large images which has resulted in a nicely populated page for each class we covered.

The organized images hopefully convey the tremendous work by Bill Warner, his staff and volunteers that organize an entertaining array of people of cars.

All images are by myself Richard Michael Owen and Jacksonville local Alex Marks:

Class SM - Cars of Sir Stirling Moss
Class AC - American Classic (Pre-1932)
Class AC1 - American Classic (1932 - 1934)
Class AC2 - American Classic (1935 - 1941)
Class AP - American Production
Class B - Bentley
Class BMW - BMW 327/328
Class CR - Corvette Race Cars (1968 - 1972)
Class D - Duesenberg
Class ECC - European Custom Coachwork
Class FC - Ferrari Closed
Class FO - Ferrari Open
Class FF - Forgotten Fiberglass
Class HC - Horseless Carriage (1895 - 1915)
Class HCB - Horseless Carriage (40+ Horsepower)
Class MB - Mercedes-Benz
Class OC - Orphan Concept
Class P - Porsche 914/916
Class RC1 - Race Cars (Post-War - 1959)
Class RC2 - Race Cars (1960 - 1990)
Class RR - Rolls-Royce
Class RRSG - Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Class S - Stutz (Pre - 1929)
Class S1 - Stutz (1929 - 1933)
Class SC - Sports Cars (Pre-war - 1942)
Class SC1 - Sports and GT Cars (1946 - 1954)
Class SC2 - Sports and GT Cars (1955 - 1959)
Class SC3 - Sports and GT Cars (1960 - 1964)
Class SC4 - Sports and GT Cars (1965 - 1974)
Class SP - Speedsters
Class TC - Chrysler Town and Country
Class WRC - World Rally Cars


2015 New York International Auto Show

Today the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) opens to the public at the Jarvis Center.

This year had four great releases including the 570 bhp McLaren 570S Coupé which is now Mclaren's entry level model.

Porsche used the occasion to launch their second-generation Boxster Spyder which has an automatic, retractable roof for the first time. It also uses the 911's 3.8-liter engine.

Lincoln revealed their Continental Concept which will likely reach production in the next few years.

Jaguar revealed the new, second-generation XF at New York. They had a North American XF S on their stand. This is the supercharged V6 model as the full range of diesel engines is only available in Europe.

All these cars and more can be found in our feature gallery of the NYAIS.


RM Sotheby’s sell $60 million at Amelia

After the merger between RM Auctions and Sotheby's in February, their first auction together was the Amelia Island event which set a resounding record of $60,000,000 in total sales.

This was headlined by the metallic Bottle Green Ferrari 400 Superamerica which sold for $6,380,000 USD.

Many interesting cars traded hands including an absolutely untouched 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 which sold for a record $253,000 USD. Some enthusiasts will be glad to have one already in the garage, while others will need to come up with a lot more money for the real Z-car.

Another surprising result was a completely restored 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 that fetched $495,000 USD. That's around $100,000 more than any previous GTC/4.

Rare Porsches continued their upward trend. A 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring sold for $891,000, a 1988 911 Turbo ‘Slant Nose’ Cabriolet for $363,000, and a 1979 911 Turbo brought $253,000.

All of the cars from RM Sotheby's at Amelia with images, prices realized and a breif description can be found in our feature gallery.


Gooding & Company set 13 Records at Amelia

This year Gooding & Company continued their upward rise at Ameila Island by setting 13 records at their annual event.

The most remarkable record prices achieved by Gooding include $561,000 for a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, $440,000 for a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S, $973,500 for a 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 and $1,155,000 for a 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta.

At the top of their results list was a highly original 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that has never been restored and sold for $3,300,000 due to its outstanding originality.

We fell in love the Café Mexicano 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR that was presented to a very high level and sold for $1,237,500.

All the great lots from Gooding & Company's Amelia Island Sale can be found in our feature gallery with results and brief descriptions.


Stirling Moss Celebrated at Amelia Island

Today Stirling Moss is being celebrated at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Leading up to Sunday's show, the organizers brought together the impressive cars that Stirling raced through his career for a once-in-a-lifetime photoshoot.

After being photographed with the cars, Stirling turned around and was blown away by the presentation of his old race cars.

As a preview of today's show we have many of the cars from the Stirling Moss class leading up to a complete gallery which will be posted shortly.


2015 Geneva Motor Show Gallery

Our gallery for the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show is now online.

This morning was a flurry of new supercar releases, many of which are in our feature gallery.


Geneva Show Preview 7

At the Volkswagen Preview Night before the Geneva Motor Show, some incredible supercars were unveiled including the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce

This ultimate version features 552 kW/750 hp and a much more agressive body kit.

Naturally the name comes from the iconic Lamborghini Miura P400 SV


Geneva Show Preview 6

Tomorrow the Geneva Motor Show opens for press and select guests which means we have plenty of last-minute releases. The most stunning of which is the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 which showcases a new more agressive future for the Continental.

It will be bitter sweet for Bugatti who will have their final Veyron on the stage. Called ‘La Finale’ it's a tribute to Veyron #1 but takes the color scheme to the limit of Bugatti's personalization options.

Rolls-Royce will also show off the pinnacle of their bespoke program with Serenity. It's a long-wheel-base Phantom filled with intricate wood inlays and silk embroidery that would rival the best fashion house.

We end on a somewhat somber note as the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R will also make it's debut tomorrow at Geneva. Let's see what else Geneva has in store.


Geneva Show Preview 5

Today James Glickenhaus of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) released images of the 003 which be sold as either a race and road-going version and will be unveiled as a pair at upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

This ambitious project is inspired by the classic cars of the past that could be driven to track, raced and then driven back home.

The SCG uses many bespoke pieces including a new carbon-fiber chassis and V6 twin turbo engine.

The race version is scheduled to make an appearance in Class SP X of VLN German race series, but more series are being considered leading up to the car's debut in Geneva.


Geneva Show Preview 4

Audi is the focus of today's Geneva preview because today they are releasing the first official pictures of the second-generation Audi R8.

The new R8 is a stepwise evolution of the original car and uses a 449 kw / 602.1 bhp V10 engine.

Audi also mention V8, etron and GT3 versions of the car which will also likely surface at the Geneva Motor Show.

Alongside the new R8 they will have the Audi prologue Avant a concept car similar to the prologue coupé released at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Both are based on Q7 underpinnings and signal the way forward for future production models.