Most car enthusiasts see through the veil of the “concept car” label put on what they know to be lightly disguised pre-production models. It’s always appreciated when the intro comes with a dose of honesty, as the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept did when revealed at the Geneva Auto Show this past March.
Maybe there are some “Spinal Tap” fans at Porsche, because they took the 911 GT3, already the closest thing to a racecar in the 911 fleet, and pushed this road/track model to 11 to create the Porsche GT3 RS. RS, in Porsche-speak, is rennsport (racing). If you’re not yet a member of a track, the 911 GT3 RS is the car that may compel you to join.
Auctions America has been named the official auction house of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. From American classics to European sports cars, the weekend’s auction will span the spectrum of the market, shining spotlights on examples of excellence in automotive styling and engineering.
The RM Sothebys 2015 Hershey Auction is known for its presentation of exceptional Brass and Classic Era motor cars, with a strong emphasis on significant American marques.
The 2015 Santa Fe Concorso will be a gathering of more than 110 rare and exotic cars and motorcycles. The weekend is a three-day celebration of ‘mechanical motion’ all culminating with a judged exhibition of “rolling works of art” including classic cars, racing champions and legendary motorcycles at Sunday’s Concorso.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion is the world’s largest gathering of Porsche racecars, renowned drivers, and Porsche collector cars. This September the event returns to the historic and picturesque Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for an encore.
Premier is eagerly watching the Bonhams’ Frederiksen Collection Auction: Featuring rare, coachbuilt examples from the most exclusive marques, this exceptional collection is considered one of the finest in Europe and will be offered on-site at the 16th century Lyngsbækgaard Manor near Ebeltoft, Denmark.
If you find yourself in the Mojave desert at the end of next week you’ll be in for an treat, Barrett-Jackson is hosting their next auction at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on September 24-26th with many great cars to watch. Premier’s Southeast Sales Manager, Chris Warren is watching the 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo at Lot 726.
The Goodwood Revival has become a historic event each year, channeling an era from long ago, the late 1940’s-mid 1960’s. The Goodwood Circuit hosted contemporary racing during its time and was a highly sought after event destination. Today, visitors experience a blast from the past as they participate in vintage style dress and theatrical events throughout the three day weekend.