Simply stated, Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction pulled off the sale of the year last week during their two-day event. They boasted a 92-percent sale through rate and posted numerous world records. Nine new model records were shattered for the legendary Italian automaker Ferrari, alone. Other world records were set for Maserati, Mini, Napier, Rolls-Royce, and Speedwell, with the total sales figure posting at $108-million.
Monterey Car Week was a culmination of the world’s most sophisticated car show, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and daily classic car auctions held by the likes of RM, Mecum, Rick Cole, Russo and Steele, Bonhams, and the Pebble Beach Auction, presented by Gooding & Company, which drew over $400 million in sales. Numerous road and cruise events took place as well as an abundance of class and manufacturer specific events to appease even the most scrupulous collector. This was truly the premier classic and vintage automobile and motorcycle event of 2014.
Bucket lists. Everyone seems to have one. Things you want to do before you die: sky diving, bungee jumping, climbing Everest, running a marathon, some experience you want to have before you kick the bucket. For automotive lifestyle fanatics, we have something you need to add to your list: the Monterey Classic Car Week.
There isn’t much better than an early Sunday morning filled with the sound and feeling of roaring V8’s banging the rev limiter, the sweet smell of burning rubber, and a clear Colorado sunrise. On August 7th, 2014 Drift Colorado held the third and final round of their Enjukuracing.com Points Series.
Over one million people. Forty-thousand cars. Police presence fit for the presidential motorcade to keep everyone on the up and up. Food, music and rolling entertainment are just some highlights of the world’s largest one-day car show.
The Big Three automakers have a heavy presence at the event, sponsoring a host of events for their loyal fans. Families from around the world make the automotive pilgrimage to Woodward Avenue in mid August.