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Farewell, Tony Dron, 1946-2021

The world of motor racing and motoring journalism lost a towering – literally, he was 6ft 5in tall – figure when Tony Dron died last week. A world-class driver, good enough to be part of the works Porsche team at Le Mans, he was a peerless writer on all matters automotive. More than that, his...
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Video: Tony Dron drives the Ferrari Dino 246S to victory at Goodwood

Enjoy a masterclass in how to drive one of the finest-handling front-engined Ferrari sports cars at the 2003 Goodwood Revival. The car was one of Tony’s favourites and he ended up with three Sussex Trophy wins to his credit. His usual rival...
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Low-key results for RM at 2021 Guikas Collection sale

Despite grossing just over €39m, the six-and-a-half-hour marathon disposal of 77 cars belonging to dealer/collector Jean Guikas turned into something of a disappointment earlier this evening. Nearly two thirds of the catalogue – all offered wi...
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A 'stop-go' 12 months: Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2020-2021

Once again, the redoubtable authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi have made sense of what has been another topsy-turvy year of online and ‘live’ action in the world of classic car auctions. Rather than using an image of the year’s top-...
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Spending time: The November 2021 watch auctions

“It's a bubble!... It's dirty money!... That guy must be crazy!... It's all because of crypto!... The world's gone mad!" Those were just a few of the theories posited (some whispered, some shouted) to explain the prices achi...
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Gooding to hold UK auction in 2022

Building on the success of its £34m dispersal of many of the cars owned by collector Hubert Fabri in September 2020, the Californian saleroom will conduct another sale at the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance on 3 September 2022, this time as of...
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RM grosses £7m+ in London

Aided by a barnstorming performance at the rostrum by Sotheby’s UK chairman Lord Harry Dalmeny, RM sold nearly 60 percent of its motor car catalogue earlier this evening. To no one’s surprise neither of the headline cars – C-type Jaguar...
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