Keno Brothers debut in New York

Tonight the Keno Brothers held their first automotive auction, 'Rolling Sculpture', in New York with an impressive list of availble cars. It's a clear indication that the brother's of Antique's Roadshow fame have great knowelge of the blue-chip classic car market.

We don't know exactly what it takes to get the contacts to sell multiple million-dollar lots in a single evening, but it must be tough. Despite an impressive media push, only 18 of 40 lots found new homes in today in New York.

The listed 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S was part of the brother's own Historic Motor Car Investment Fund. It was purchased for €806,720 at Artcurial's Rétromobile 2014 auction and was sold earlier today for $870,000 USD.

If New York is any indication, then brother's scope, caliber and prices will reflect those of RM and Gooding & Company in short time.

All the lots with images, descriptions and prices realized are in our gallery.


Ferrari Finali Mondiali

Yesterday Ferrari wrapped up their four day Finali Mondiali at the Mugello Circuit which concludes all four versions of the Ferrari Challenge. Our gallery of the event has all the flavours of Ferrari passion from Mugello.

Ferrari used the occasion to launch both the GT3 and GTE version of the 488 which will compete in 2016.

New the Finali Mondiali were the FXX Ks which ran alongside the FXX and 599XX as part of the Corse Clienti program.

We also used the weekend to upload our 52nd Annual 2015 Ferrari Club of America International Meet which was held in Monterey after the Monterey Car Week.

The Ferrari story isn't over for 2015 as RM Sothebys have the impressive 1956 Ferarri 290 MM chassis 0626 up for auction at their upcoming Driven by Disruption sale in New York on December 10th.


44th Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is currently opening its doors today with a multitude of impressive debuts. Our gallery brings together only the best of these which were revealed over the last two press/media days.

Mazda surprised everyone with their RX-VISION which is a mature successor to the legendary RX-7. It also features a future generation of the Mazda Rotary which was first introduced with the 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S.

Nissan are presenting the radical Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo which just adds to the list of vaporware in the Gran Turismo series. Thankfully Nissan also brought out a new autonomous and zero emission vehicle called the IDS Concept.

Subaru are celebrating the final fourth generation WRX in Tokyo with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI S207 limited to 400 units. It joins the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept which predicts the fifth generation Impreza shape.

LF-FC is the name of Lexus' new flagship concept. It uses a fuel cell power system in concert with wheel in-wheel electric motors.


Porsche 918s of #carweek2015

With the Rennsport Reunion taking place in Monterey this upcoming weekend, we thought it was prudent to show off the 918s we spotted there just a month ago during #carweek2015.

With the 918 production run completely ended in June of 2015, the Porsche 918 was as abundant as it will ever be for the 2015 Monterey Car Week.

We ran into several exciting new cars including Michael Fux's who had his outfitted entrely in Acid Green as well as cars from Graham Rahal and @agentsteven.

On Thursday evening our spotting group found six 918s grouped together in the Carmel parkade. All manners of spotting celebrities came out for the occasion including Jason Thorgalsen and Luke Framton.

The result of our 918 spotting in Monterey can be found here.


2015 IAA Frankfurt Gallery

Our gallery of the IAA in Frankfurt is now online. Among the many production and concept car debuts are the Ferrari 488 Spyder and Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, both of which will be commonplace in the supercar landscape.

The videogame Gran Turismo nearly stole the show this year with both the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo and the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo which were made to promote the game. Whether or not these video-game racers translate to real-world performance remains to be seen, but they are some very impressive and radical designs.

As we mentioned earlier Porsche released the highly popular Mission E at the show but also took the oppurtunity to launch the Type 991II updated Porsche 911 line which includes a host of upgrades including a twin-turbo engine for the Carreras. This vastly improves torque response and Porsche says it increases efficiency about 25%. So we have a new 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera, 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.

Rolls-Royce released their new Dawn at Frankfurt. This is a new four-seat cabriolet from Rolls-Royce that uses entireley new panels but shares much underpinnings with the Wraith. The new Dawn claims to have a completely silent retractable soft top operation.

Many great sports sedans were unveiled in Frankfurt. Audi released both the V6 Turbo Audi S4 and range-topping Audi S8 plus. Alfa Romeo displayed their new Giulia Quadrifoglio and had a classic 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 to compare it to.

Mercedes had their own reveal party the night before Frankfurt for the Mercedes Dream Cars show. A highlight was the Concept IAA, but regular production cars came out one after the other and many with AMG models ready to go. Take for instance the flagship S-Class Cabriolet which was shown in both S 500 Cabriolet and AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet specification. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé also got updated with the M177 V8 from the AMG GT.


Frankfurt Preview

Tomorrow the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt, Germany will open its doors and we have five great cars to preview from this year's show:

The first is Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo which is made to promote Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo series and is a tribute to its founder Kazunori Yamauchi.

Also sharing the VW Group Night stage was the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder which now uses an automatic electro-hydraulic soft top over the Huracán platform.

Porsche will use Frankfurt to relaunch their 911 line with a new range of turbocharged engines. These didn't stop them from making a spectacular show car called the Mission E which is an all-electric, 600BHP, four-door sports sedan.

Mercedes-Benz held their own release party tonight. Amongst the lineup of new cars they had the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA, which stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile. It uses an entirely retractble rear end to change aerodynamic profile at high speed.

We finish with the Honda Project 2&4 which uses Honda's RC213V competition motorcycle engine in a lightweight, four wheel package.


2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance

This weekend Peter Auto organized the second-annual Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille at the stunning Château de Chantilly, France.

Best of Show honors were given to the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster from Evert Louwman amongst an exceptional display of european classics.

Our gallery has some of the sights and sounds from this year's event which celebrated the Citroen DS and Bugatti.

Bonhams used the occastion to host The Chantilly Sale. They limtied the offering to just 27 high-end cars including the 1972 Maserati Boomerang prototype which sold for €3,335,000. All the lots and prices realized can be found in our feature gallery of The Chantilly Sale.


Salon Privé 2015

This year's Salon Privé 2015 was held this weekend including the Supercar Show and Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance.

Main supercar attractions included the pictured Koenigsegg One:1, the Aston Martin Vulcan and Ferrari FXX K.

The Concours d'Elegance was won outright by the 1952 Jaguar XK120 Record Car that reached 172.412 mph on the Jabbeke straight in Belgium.

All these cars and more can be found in our feature gallery.


2015 Pebble Beach Concours Mega Gallery

Two weeks ago the 1924/1932 Isotta Fraschini won Pebble Beach and ever since we have been diligentley working on our feature gallery.

This year had several impressive special features including a once-in-every-10-years Ferrari special which featured two special classes including Ferrari Preservation and Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races. Unfortately the 2015 Ferrari year was letdown by Laguna Seca who didn't feature Ferrari as there was no sponsorship money in it for them.

Other one-of classes included Cunninghams, Shelby GT350, duPont and Designs by Carrozzeria Touring which probably had the most impressive entrants of any class.

As with every year, manufacturer's took advantage of the car week to reveal show cars, many at private parties and then shown throughout the week at various events. This year we saw the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, BMW M4 GTS Concept, Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster, Aston Martin DB9 GT and the upcoming Ferrari F12 GTO, but with no pictures allowed.

As with past years we have broken up our Pebble Beach gallery by each expertly curated class in the links below.

Pebble Beach is only possible from the talent of people and volunteers that put their passion into it. They do a tremendous job given the resources and limited space available. As an aside, the 100% male jugde list is unbalanced. Maybe if Concours accepted more women, the event could be twice as good:

Concept Lawn and Modern Cars
A-1 - Antique
A-2 - Pope
B - Vintage
C-1 - American Classic Open
C-2 - American Classic Open Packard
C-3 - American Classic Closed
D - duPont
E - Lincoln Continental 75th Anniversary
G - Duesenberg
H-1 - Rolls-Royce Prewar
H-2 - Rolls-Royce and Bentley Postwar
I - Mercedes-Benz
J-1 - European Classic Early
J-2 - European Classic Late
K-1 - British Prewar Sports Cars Early
K-2 - British Prewar Sports Cars Late
L-1 - Prewar Preservation
L-2 - Postwar Preservation
M-1 - Ferrari Grand Touring
M-2 - Ferrari Competition
M-3 - Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races
M-4 - Ferrari Preservation
N - Designs by Carrozzeria Touring
O-1 - Postwar Early
O-2 - Postwar Late
O-3 - Postwar Racing
P - Postwar Cunninghams
S - Shelby GT350 50th Anniversary


Gooding Sell More Than $128 Million at Pebble Beach

This year Gooding and Company sold a total of $128 million at Pebble Beach including the one-of 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bertone Speciale which sold for $16,500,000.

With this type of auction comes record sales and Gooding broke some incredible Porsche numbers including top prices for the Porsche 956, Porsche 959, Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Coupé and Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster.

Other notable records included the Ford RS200 Evolution, Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, , Ferrari F40 US-Spec, MG A Twin-Cam and Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible.

Our gallery has all the aformentioned cars with prices realized and breif descriptions.


Huayras of #carweek2015

As if the Monterey Car Week wasn't already overloaded, Pagani used the occasion to host Pagani Raduno which was a multi-day tour culminating in Big Sur near Monterey.

Eleven Huayras participated in the four day event which began in LA. All but one of these came up for the Monterey Car Week and nine were displayed at The Quail.

Some of the most individualized cars were participating including the La Monza Liza and ‘The King’ 1 of 1.

Our gallery has ten Huayras from various spots as found by Richard Owen, David Burton and Steve Burton during the Monterey Car week.


Ferraris of the Pebble Beach Road Races.

In support of the 2015 Monterey Ferrari year, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance devoted a class to Ferraris that raced the Pebble Beach Road Races. It was these races that started the Monterey car week in 1950 in conjunction with the car show at The Lodge.

For the first time, Pebble did a second tour on Friday in which the Ferraris retraced the old route of the track near The Lodge. We quickly put ourselves in the last remaining original part of the track and shot the Ferraris that raced it 50 years ago.

For Pebble both 0058M and 0010M were painted in their original Road Race livery for the event.

Our gallery of this class has images from the Tour d'Elegance, the Concours d'Elegance and the second touR retracing the old route.


Class Winners from PB2015

This year the 1924/1932 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A of The Patterson Collection won the 2015 Pebble Beach Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

This striking car was chosen by the honorary judges and features a 1932 Swiss Worblaufen body on a 1924 chassis.

The winning car appeared at Pebble after a multi-year restoration by RM Restorations. Patterson purchased it from Retromobile in 2004 from Artcurial auctions for €1,256,000.

We have assembled a gallery page of all the class winners which shows exactly which cars the honorary judges had to chose from.


2015 Exotics on Cannery Row

Today the inaugural Exotics on Cannery Row (EOCR) was a resounding success and firmly planted itself as one of the best new events to emerge in Monterey in the last 10 years.

The same team which is responsible for Fuel Run and the Gold Rush Rally took a bold move to secure Cannery Row in Pacific Grove for an out-and-out supercar spectacle.

The historic district of Cannery Row, known for packing sardines in a previous life, was filled today with 100s of new cars and among them the new LaFerraris, Huayras, 918s and P1s were crowd favorites.

We did our best to capture the cars through the crowd. If our images are any indication, then this event is going to become a staple in of #carweek.


LaFerraris of #carweek2015

LaFerrari is one of the top spots during this week's car week in Monterey, California.

We have compiled a page with all our LaFerrari sightings.

If you run into any additional cars please let us know.