Bonhams’ £13.8m Revival sale: Robert Brooks’ last hurrah

It might not have been a Ferrari GTO or Mercedes W196, but it was still something of an emotional moment when Robert Brooks hammered away Lot 210, a humble Mk 2 Jaguar, earlier today. Following the recent sale of the company, it was his very last action on the rostrum as Bonhams shareholder and c...
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Hampton Court Concours of Elegance 2018

Of the royal venues selected for the annual Concours of Elegance, Hampton Court seems to be the firm favourite – judging by the third visit to the palace since the event began in 2012. Always a risky factor at British concours, the weather chose to smile on the 1,000 cars and 13,000 vi...
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Goodwood celebrates its 20th Revival: The action starts here!

Blue skies, many thousands of spectators and another stellar entry list: the Goodwood Revival proves once again it’s the best historic race meeting in the world. Friday, as usual, is for official practice but at the end of the day spectators...
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Disappointment for RM at its 2018 London sale

Well, you could not fault them for trying. Despite a goodish selection of cars, top-notch presentation and a full saleroom, earlier this evening in Battersea RM sold just 50 per cent of its 94-car catalogue. Working on strictly provisional figures...
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The 10-point 2018 Monterey snapshot

Congratulations to Beverly Hills collector David Sydorick for scooping Best of Show at Pebble Beach with his freshly restored 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 berlinetta, the ultimate pre-War supercar that wowed us with unique detailing and its st...
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It Happened in Monterey 2018: All the numbers

That’s it for another year. Overall, without significant post-sale deals, the Big Three have comfortably beaten last year’s total. Dig deeper into the results and it soon becomes clear that this was done on the back of not only fo...
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Talk of the Town: The GTO and the rest of RM’s $97m Saturday sale

In a packed Portola Plaza this evening, RM moved on 64 cars at a sell-through rate of 85%. Oh, and you might have heard by now that one happy new owner will be clearing space in his garage for a $48.4m Ferrari 250 GTO. Such was the excitement...
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Gooding set for $114m 2018 Pebble Beach sale

David Gooding’s team knocked the ball out of the park last night with the $22m Duesenberg SSJ. Today’s auction carried on the good work and we predict that the company’s overall gross of $91.6m in 2017 should be beaten by some $2...
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