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Find out about all the 2012 Classic Car News, Auctions and Events.
  1. Monterey's 2012 Annual Classic Car Auction (6)

RM Amelia Island 2011
RM Auctions, the official auction house of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, returns to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Florida on March 12, 2011. Now in its 13th year, RM’s Amelia Island sale will have over 100 quality motor cars will cross the auction podium during the single-day sale, spanning a century of automotive design, from a series of early Brass Era cars to British and American road and racing cars and European sports cars.

The Walter Mitty Challenge
The Walter Mitty Challenge was started by Atlanta-area road racing enthusiasts in 1978 who were looking for a safe place to unleash their machines and put their “foot to the boards”. Road Atlanta which is recognized as one the world’s best road courses was the obvious choice.

The Houston Classic Car Weekend
The Houston Classic Auction Weekend takes place on Saturday, April 30th at The Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas and will once again run in conjunction with the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, which this year celebrates another anniversary—100 years of Indianapolis Racing. The latter is scheduled to run from April 30th through May 1st and represents the largest collection of classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats to be assembled together anywhere in the world.

An Interview with George Barris, the King of Kustomizers
At this year's Annual Route 66 Rendezvous in downtown San Bernardino, California, we jumped at the opportunity to interview automotive industry icon, George Barris - the King Kustomizers. On the way to meet up with Mr. Barris, we were wondering where does one start with a man who began customizing cars when he was thirteen, and has, over the...

Classic Car Community Makes Sure the Show Goes On!
This story starts in 1990 when the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau (SBCVB) “Route 66 Rendezvous” was a classic car show of one and half days duration*. Since then the event has grown significantly to where this year there were over 1650 cars shown, and over 500,000 spectators drawn to a four day event. However, this year almost...

Bennett Collection Offers Classic Collectibles, Parts and Resto Projects
Enthusiasts will find a treasure chest of collectibles in New England this fall as Auctions America offers more than 1100 lots ‘without reserve’ during the Terry Bennett Collection sale

Cruisin The Coast Event – America’s Largest Block Party
The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 400 classic and muscle cars up for sale on Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center during their 16th annual Biloxi Auction and Cruisin' The Coast event – America’s Largest Block Party. Cruisin’ The Coast (CTC) is a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod...

Vehicles From The Pettit Collection Coming to Glenmoor Gathering
Classic Motorcar Auctions LLC will hold their 3rd annual Grande Salon Auction Sept. 15-16, 2012 during the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles Concours d’Elegance at the historic Glenmoor Country Club in North Canton, Ohio.

A Century of Automobile History Offered in Aalholm Collection Sale
Collectors from around the world are excited to see in detail some of the diverse and highly-prized lots that will go under the hammer during RM Auctions highly anticipated Aalholm “without reserve” auction on August 12, 2012 in Southern Denmark.

Four Motorsport Legends at Pebble Beach Auction
Gooding & Company, has announced that four magnificent motorsport legends will be presented for sale at the company’s Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 and 19, 2012.

The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering
The Quail Motorsports Gathering is one of our favorite event experiences during Monterey Classic Car week. "The Quail" continually delights attendees with displays of rare and important automobiles and motorcycles, in an intimate garden-party setting, with fine wine from the region and worldly epicurean delights equally as impressive as the cars.

Exceptional Cars Coming to RM's Monterey Auction 2012
RM Auctions announces headline attractions for its highly anticipated Monterey, California sale on August 17–18, 2012.

Gooding & Company's Star Cars of Pebble Beach 2012
Gooding & Company has set 24 world records thus far in 2012, and that number is poised to increase with what's scheduled to come up on the auction block at Pebble Beach in August.

Pettit Family Collection Coming to Pebble Beach
Gooding & Company will be offering 12 automobiles from the William A.C. Pettit, III Collection at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 & 19. These cars epitomize the quality and preserved state of Bill Pettit's museum-quality collection and the lifelong passion of the genuine enthusiast who passed away earlier this year.

Russo and Steele's 2012 Monterey Auction
The 12th Annual Sports and Muscle in Monterey auction held by Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions has announced that it’s moving its venue to the waterfront in the heart of downtown Monterey, adjacent to the famed Fisherman’s Wharf.

Auctions America Auburn Auction 2012
Auctions America by RM took over this annual Auburn event from Kruse which gave sellers the confidence to come back with a good variety of great cars with them. This year the auction company says they are "raising the bar" over last year's huge success.

Spring Carlisle Auction
Auctions America by RM will return to the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on April 26-27, 2012, to kick off the collector car season for the Northeastern U.S. with its Spring Carlisle auction. Featuring nearly 300 American hot rods, muscle cars, classics and memorabilia during its two-day sale.

Jaguar Spares Day 2012
Jaguar Spares Day is held twice a year at the Stoneleigh Park Exhibition and Conference Centre, near Coventry UK. Thousands of visitors from Europe and around the world come to experience what’s considered to be the biggest Jaguar Spares event anywhere in the world. Bottom line, it’s a real treat for all those with an obsession about the Marque.

The Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 and Field of Dreams Cruise In
The Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 is one of the premier vintage car road rallies in North America. The finest vintage automobiles in the world have graced the scenic highways of Arizona during this annual four day event.

Mecum's Houston Auction 2012
Texas is becoming the new hotspot for classic car auctions. Mecum Auctions has announced they'll be coming to town with an inaugural event in April which they're promising to be two-day auction extravaganza with a variety of cars coming out of longtime collection and affordable classics.

The Elegance at Hershey 2012
The Elegance at Hershey will bring the finest of race cars and show quality collector cars of the pre-World War II and immediate post-World War II period together for a weekend celebrating the automobile. But this is so much more than a celebration, it is also about causes and raising money for charity.

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2012
Barrett-Jackson is one of the most recognized names in classic car auctions. They always put on a really big show and deliver on their promise to have something for everybody. Although Palm Beach isn't as big an event as the company's Arizona venue, it does give the East Coast a good taste of why the auctioneers are so well known.

George Harrison's Aston Martin DB5 Makes its U.S. debut
George Harrison's celebrated 1965 Aston Martin DB5 will make its U.S. debut in the Lone Star State in May when it goes on display at the inaugural Concours d'Elegance of Texas, helping to raise some serious money for charity.

Amelia Island Vintage Car Weekend
To many collectors, the Amelia Island Vintage Car weekend is regarded as the "Pebble Beach" of the East Coast. Now in its 14th year, RM’s Amelia Island sale held in conjunction with the famed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, will have over 100 quality motor cars cross the auction podium during the single-day sale.

Bonhams Oxford Sale to Feature Elton John's 1965 E-Type
Bonhams Oxford Sale will Feature ex-Sir Elton John's 1965 Jaguar E-Type and a 1961 Barn find belonging to Oscar winning producer Agostino De Laurentiis.

The Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Auction
Auctions America by RM will feature over 500 American classics, European sports cars and late-model exotics for sale at their Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction.

Bonhams First Scottsdale Sale Review
Bonhams has been one of the big players within the classic car auction circuits for many years, but 2012 was the first year they came to one of the biggest weeks for classic car enthusiasts, the Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auctions. And were glad they came.

Barrett-Jackson's 2012 Scottsdale Auction Review
Barrett-Jackson announced that their 2012 Scottsdale auction generated more than $92 million in gross sales, a consider jump from $68 million in 2011. Contributing to the increase was the addition of high-end classics in the 5000 series and the Salon Offering Collection.

Gooding & Company's 2012 Scottsdale Auction Review
Gooding & Company has a lot to brag about regarding their 2012 Scottsdale auction results including 13 record breaking sales and the highest selling car for 5 years in a row.

Russo and Steele - Scottsdale 2012 Highlights
For the 12th year in a row Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale Auction has remained true to its tagline of “For enthusiasts- by enthusiasts” in delivering an action packed auction event with record turnout.

RM's 2012 Scottsdale Arizona Auction Review
Although Ferraris took the lead at RM’s 2012 Scottsdale Auction, there was a good selection of cars to satisfy the taste buds of any collector or car enthusiast. There were even some good buys to be had among the million dollar beauties.

2012 Scottsdale Arizona Classic Car Event Schedule
If you have ever attended a Scottsdale, Arizona Annual Classic Car event in January, you know that pre-planning your trip is of the utmost importance. Here's the 2012 schedule to help you do just that.

Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction Highlights Jaguars
The 50th Anniversary of Jaguar's E-Type brought out some of the best Jags at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Event.

Monterey Classic Car Week 2011 Event Schedule
The full Event and Auction Schedule for Monterey Classic Car Week

Goodwood Revival 2011
Over 138,000 motor sport enthusiasts and vintage fashion fans flocked to this year’s Goodwood Revival to join in the fun and celebrations at the world’s largest historic motor race meeting.

The Houston Classic Car Weekend
The Houston Classic Auction Weekend takes place on Saturday, April 30th at The Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas and will once again run in conjunction with the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, which this year celebrates another anniversary—100 years of Indianapolis Racing. The latter is scheduled to run from April 30th through May 1st...

The Walter Mitty Challenge
The Walter Mitty Challenge was started by Atlanta-area road racing enthusiasts in 1978 who were looking for a safe place to unleash their machines and put their “foot to the boards”. Road Atlanta which is recognized as one the world’s best road courses was the obvious choice. The first event was an immediate success and subsequent races were dubbed the “Walter Mitty Challenge” after the James Thurber short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which centers on a quiet man with vivid daydreams about being a race car driver.

Rare and Historic Cars Coming to Amelia Island
To many collectors, the Amelia Island Vintage Car weekend is regarded as the "Pebble Beach" of the East Coast.

2011 Scottsdale Arizona Classic Car Event Schedule
If you have ever attended a Scottsdale, Arizona Annual Classic Car event in January, you know that pre-planning your trip is of the utmost importance. Here's the 2011 schedule to help you do just that.

Gooding and Company 2011 Arizona Star Cars
Gooding and Company 2011 Arizona Star Cars

It Was a Tough Year for Russo and Steele
During the final preparations for Russo and Steele’s 11th Annual Scottsdale Auction Event, owner Drew Alcazar took time out to speak with us about how the company overcame devastating hurdles over the past year.

RM Arizona Auction Star Cars
RM Arizona Auction Star Cars

RM Amelia Island 2011
RM Auctions, the official auction house of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, returns to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Florida on March 12, 2011. Now in its 13th year, RM’s Amelia Island sale will have over 100 quality motor cars will cross the auction podium during the single-day sale, spanning a century of automotive design, from a series of early Brass Era cars to British and American road and racing cars and European sports cars.

About.com Readers' Choice Awards - Classic Cars
The voting is now closed! We would like to extend a big thank you to all who have participated in the About.com's Classic Cars Readers' Choice Awards. Be sure to check back because the winners will be announced March 15. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest...

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