News in a nutshell: The 8-point Monterey snapshot

First, congratulations to Sir Michael Kadoorie of Hong Kong for winning Best of Show with his handsome 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer, an appropriate choice given the centenary celebrations and a welcome change from the usual French Grandes Routières. With ‘car week’ over, what’s the take-awa...

It happened in Monterey 2019: All the numbers

Probably with a sigh of relief, the Big Three auction houses have packed up their tents for another year on the Monterey Peninsula. Despite bumper catalogues, gross figures were down and a smaller percentage of cars sold. The combined gross for the Big Three has slipped by a third, even with...

The 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

You’ve seen them on Highway 1 and stopping for lunch in Carmel. Polished to within an inch of their lives, here are the concours cars on the famous 18th Fairway. Tim Scott was up with the seabirds to give you a flavour of this year’s event. ...
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$41m+ final day of 2019 Monterey sales for RM

A workmanlike performance from the Canadians saw 56 out of 74 cars sold earlier this evening – expect the relentless RM machine to sell more over the next 24 hours. There was no happy ending for the early Porsche, though, as proceedings turned t...

Gooding wraps up two-day, $76.8m 2019 Pebble Beach auction

As we predicted, things took a turn for the better today when Gooding sold 62 cars at a healthy sell-through of 82%. The voluptuous S1 Pinin Farina Cabriolet came out top, sold on just after the sale finished for $6,800,000. Like yesterday, p...

On track at the 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

It’s Saturday mid-August. It’s 7am. It can only be the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. A little tired of the auction and concours scene? Head to the hills only 30 minutes from Carmel and enjoy some action. Strangely, this morning started...
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$19.8m McLaren F1 leads the way for RM at the Portola Plaza

Of the Big Three, the Canadians probably came out best today, even if you take out the top-selling F1. They just edged ahead on the number of cars managing to reach low estimate and 11% beat top. Today’s gross is likely to break the $48m mark. ...

Day one for Gooding at Pebble Beach 2019

It was the Santa Monica-based company’s turn to take some of the heat from the market in this year’s more challenging saleroom environment. Working on provisional figures, we predict a daily gross of around $34m and sell-through of 66%. S...