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February 17 - 18 Mecum Auctions Los Angeles 2017

This event will be located at The Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Avenue, Pomona CA. Auction begins 10am daily.  

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Ducati-Heavy Docket Set for Bonhams in Vegas

Bonhams is set to possibly duplicate its 2016 results during its seventh-annual motorcycle auction in Las Vegas on Jan. 26, when an unprecedented number of Ducatis as well as 16 vintage Vincents will cross the block.

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Mecum's American Bikes to Invade Vegas

Based on the auction company’s categorical branding of its most desirable lots, the presumed bidding frontrunner is a 1938 Indian Model 438 Four Cylinder.

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Mecum to Offer Exotic 2-Wheeled Beauties in Las Vegas

Over the course of four days (Jan. 25-28), Mecum Auctions will once again commandeer the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, offering more than 1,000 vintage and modern motorcycles for sale.

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24 Ferrari's and a Prewar Bugatti at Gooding & Co.

It’s hard to imagine the possibility of improving upon last year’s Scottsdale auction results, but Gooding & Co. has somehow created a docket that may do just that.

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New Location, Same Goal for Russo and Steele

Inside Russo and Steele's new location, you will still find the electric style that the auction house is known for along with 800 lots on its Scottsdale docket. 

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Silver Hosts 20th Scottsdale Auction

For 20 years, Silver Auctions has provided the budget alternative to the higher profile auctions held across the Valley of the Sun during the Scottsdale auction week.

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RM Sotheby’s Kicks Off 2017 in Arizona

Overall, 161 vehicles will cross the block over two days at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, 20 of which will carry high estimates that exceed US $1,000,000.

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Bonhams Brings Britain's Best to Scottsdale

Records may fall on Jan. 19, as Bonhams brings a variety of British and European collectors that may steal the headlines in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. 

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Worldwide Makes its Move in Scottsdale

Rather than test the waters with a low-profile event, Worldwide Auctioneers has compiled a docket as good as any offered by the market’s more established players, including some of the most talked-about cars on sale this week.

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VIDEO: Celebrity Cars to Watch at Barrett-Jackson

Block Chaser's Managing Editor Matt DiVenere sat down with NESN Fuel's Courtney Cox to talk about the celebrity cars that will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction from Jan. 14-22.

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Barrett-Jackson Touts Highly Coveted Celebrity, Collection Cars

There’s a clear-cut methodology to the creation of a Barrett-Jackson docket. If I had to take a guess, the process would follow along with three C’s: customs, collections and celebrities.

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Mecum's Finale to Highlight One-of-a-Kind Collectors

With so many collector cars crossing the block over that period of time, Block Chaser has broken up the auction preview into three parts, helping you to keep track of all the notable cars that will roll onto Mecum’s center stage at Osceola Heritage Park. This is the third and final part of the series. 

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Rare Chevys Fill Scottsdale Docket for Barrett-Jackson

Chevrolet enthusiasts, rejoice – Barrett-Jackson has loaded its 46th annual Scottsdale auction docket with hundreds of Chevys, including some very significant pieces of American automotive history. 

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VIDEO: Custom Cars Rule Docket for Barrett-Jackson

Block Chaser's Managing Editor Matt DiVenere sat down with NESN Fuel's Courtney Cox to talk about some of the custom cars that will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction from Jan. 14-22.

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Mid-Week Rare Automotive Gems at Mecum

With so many collector cars crossing the block over that period of time, Block Chaser has broken up the auction preview into three parts, helping you to keep track of all the notable cars that will roll onto Mecum’s center stage at Osceola Heritage Park. This is part two. 

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VIDEO: Barrett-Jackson Preview with NESN Fuel

Block Chaser's Managing Editor Matt DiVenere sat down with NESN Fuel's Courtney Cox to talk about some noteworthy cars that will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction from Jan. 14-22.

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Mecum Ready to Rock Kissimmee

With so many collector cars crossing the block over that period of time, Block Chaser has broken up the auction preview into three parts, helping you to keep track of all the notable cars that will roll onto Mecum’s center stage at Osceola Heritage Park. 

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Mecum Back for More in Kansas City

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City for the second time this year, marking the first time since 2014 that Mecum has hosted numerous auctions in the same city in a calendar year. 

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RM Sotheby’s Hoping for Amore in Milan

Not only will this be an unprecedented sale within Europe in the amount of cars offered on auction, but everything is coming from a single collection, without reserve.

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Pair of Pontiacs to Spearhead Mecum Anaheim

Mecum Auctions will roll into Southern California for its fifth-annual auction from Nov. 17-19, giving car enthusiasts a chance to start their holiday shopping a tad early this year.

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Will Mecum Hit it Big in Texas?

Mecum heads to Dallas for its sixth-annual auction, with nearly 1,000 vehicles for sale, including cars from six prominent, private collections. 

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Brass Era Legends Offered at Bonhams

There aren’t many opportunities to own automotive history, so when the chance comes, it’s usually a very big draw for the auction house.

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British Royalty Up for Auction

Silverstone Auctions is giving you your chance to own a piece of British royalty with a special private collection being offered at the Classic Motor Show Sale at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on Nov. 12-13.

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Star Power Shines in Vegas for Barrett-Jackson

A slew of celebrity-owned vehicles are on the docket, including a ’70s relic that went from castoff to cult classic thanks to a 1992 comedic Hollywood blockbuster.

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Vicari Bringing Gems to the Gulf Coast

While Biloxi, Miss., will never be confused with more cosmopolitan locations like Monterey, Calif., or Scottsdale, Ariz., the picturesque town situated along the Mississippi Sound hosts one of the more interesting events on the auction calendar.

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Ford, Chevy Heavy at Mecum Chicago

As in 2015, this year’s auction docket is loaded with almost 1,000 collector cars, and like most Mecum Auctions, Saturday’s lineup features the majority of the event’s headline-grabbing automobiles.

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My Preview of Monterey TEST

A question I’ve received via email, phone calls and at a recent event is what I think is going to happen in Monterey this year. This is a result of a softening market, Brexit and a strong dollar. While I am sadly unable to predict the future, I will say that if prices are a bit lower than last year at the Monterey auctions, I will not be surprised.

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Russo and Steele Relocates Scottsdale Location

Russo and Steele has announced a change of venue for its 17th annual Scottsdale auction, moving from North Scottsdale to the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

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RM Sotheby’s Headed to Italy

RM Sotheby’s will end its 2016 auction year in style: by taking over the epicenter of the fashion world in Milan, Italy. 

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Star Wars Icon’s Rolls-Royce to Sell at CCA

One could say that the force is strong with this 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche, which was previously owned by the late actor Kenny Baker, famously known for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise.

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High Quality, High Expectations for Silverstone Auctions

The premium market will be strutting its stuff this weekend as Silverstone Auctions hosts its Salon Privé Sale on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. A total of 68 vehicles are scheduled to cross the block, ranging from modern hypercars to iconic pieces of British motoring history.

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Worldwide Auctioneers Bringing Style to Auburn

Worldwide Auctioneers’ ninth annual Auburn Auction rides into Auburn, Ind. at the National Auto & Truck Museum (NATM) over Labor Day weekend, taking place on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. CST.

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A Cord, an Elephant and an Auction

If last year’s record crowds of over 85,000 and approximately US $20,000,000 in total sales is any indication of what’s to come in 2016, then the 46th annual Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend at Auburn Auction Park, Ind., from Aug. 31-Sept. 4, held by Auctions America, is sure to be filled with variety for all types of collector car hobbyists.

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American Pride Ready to Shine

Monterey Car Week: It’s the most spectacular automotive gathering, with the least spectacular name. Every August, Monterey attracts the wealthiest enthusiasts on planet Earth. Because of this, expensive European autos dominate the Monterey auction headlines.

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My Preview of Monterey

A question I’ve received via email, phone calls and at a recent event is what I think is going to happen in Monterey this year. This is a result of a softening market, Brexit and a strong dollar. While I am sadly unable to predict the future, I will say that if prices are a bit lower than last year at the Monterey auctions, I will not be surprised.

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Don’t Overlook Motorcycles in Monterey

As you probably know, this week is the start of what has become known as Monterey car week. Everywhere you look, you will find classic cars on display, for sale at one of the five auctions, participating in rallies, and even parked at the local Denny’s restaurant.

 

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