In just eight days, thousands of car enthusiasts will crowd the Amelia Island barrier island for a weekend of displays, fine auctions, and concours. The sales and shows revolve around the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the acme of Florida’s automotive calendar.
If you’re a fan of automobiles, it’s a safe bet you’ve dreamed of high-speed travel down Germany’s network of unrestricted highways. Legends of the Autobahn is an annual car show and Concours d’Elegance that caters specifically to the cars that were made for this legendary roadway.
For the past two years, Ramapo College has played host to a Concours d’Elegance in support of the college and a nearby teaching hospital. The quality of cars entered promises to continue turning this up-and-coming display into a regular stop on the show circuit.
The first of the auctions coinciding with the Historic Monaco Grand Prix is Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques a Monaco, with a docket deserving of the title. Here are a few of the cars on consignment that have caught the attention of our team of leasing experts.
In spring 2016, BMW introduced a new two-seat track eater cleverly disguised as a midsize coupe: the M4 GTS. Why an M4 has only two seats offers your first clue about the GTS’ mission: instead of a back seat, there’s a factory-installed roll cage. There’s a fire extinguisher, too.
In case your French is a little rusty, this year’s Bonhams auction in Paris is located at the Grand Palais and promises a docket filled with offerings from the greatest marques in the world. Maybe the name is a little wordy, but that doesn’t take away from the quality vehicles on consignment.
RM Sotheby’s, which introduced a curated, art gallery-type presentation for classic automobile auctions with its “Art of the Automobile” sale in November 2013, is holding a second themed sale on December 10 at Sotheby’s New York (1334 York Avenue). Called “Driven by Disruption,” this auction will present a stellar, curated collection
The 18th Annual Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction returns to Monterey on Friday, August 14th beginning at 11am with a beautiful line-up of vintage and antique, sports and classics with a few racing cars thrown in for good measure.