Ongoing & Upcoming Events
Despite the chilly temperatures and cloudy skies, it's full steam ahead for another exciting Spring Carlisle. Although the first full day of this car show, swap meet, car corral, and car auction may have been a little cool, based on what we, at eClassicAutos have seen, the fun and the deals are just starting to heat up. Here is some of what we've seen so far. Read More.
The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association added a new event, the North Carolina Nationals, to their 2015 calendar of classic car shows. Approximately 1,500 vehicles participated in the car show and car corral, held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, outside Raleigh. Based on the success of this first show, Goodguys plans to return next year, in what they anticipate will be an annual mid-April event. Read More.
The Charlotte Spring AutoFair wrapped up four days of clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and super classics at the Charlotte Motor Speeday. Keeping with its tradition, this combination car show, car corral, auction, AACA Meet, and Swap Meet had something for everyone. If you were in the market for a new vehicle, you had more than 1,600 cars from which to choose. For your shopping pleasure, thousands of vendors booths, containing all-things automotive, lined the inside and outside perimeter of the track. And, on Sunday, the Best of Show was chosen from 1,300 super classics. Read More.
Approximately 55,000 spectators attended the 2015 Daytona Beach Spring Turkey Rod Run the last weekend in March, where 1,795 colorful classics (1,236 on the show field and 559 in the car corral) and 425 swap meet vendors decorated the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. A major highlight of this three-day car show, aside from having the opportunity to see so many classics together, in one place, is Sundays "Classics on the Track." Read More.
Auctions America began another exciting year of classic cars sales, with their annual event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In its 13th year, this three-day auction was held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Boward County Convention Center from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. Of the 500 cars offered at this year's sale, approximately 85 were from private collections. Read More.
We were on site again this year for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which has become one of the elite automotive spectacles to attend. This year, crowds were estimated to be approximately 30,000 in number. A day that had threatened to be filled with rain was, instead, abundant with sun, providing perfect photo opportunites for the more than 320 elite classics. Read More.
RM Sothebys held their 17th annual auction at Amelia Island offering 99 collector cars for sale during March Car Week on the Island. This was the first auction under the new partnership with Sotheby's. The classics on the docket included European exotics and American vintage vehicles. The high sale, a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerican SWB Cabriolet, sold for $5.8 million. An event highlight was the appearance of Davey Jones, who drove his 24-hour of Daytona winning car, a 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 onto the stage during the auction. For a photo gallery of selected vehicles click here and for some of the selling prices, go to our Facebook page.
The run list for Gooding & Co. 2015 Amelia Island auction, which consisted of 85 collector cars, was heavy on European sports cars and classics, including Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguars. A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 took top honors as the highest sale, by bringing in $3 million, followed by a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet at $1.9 million. Sir Stirling Moss made a special appearance during the auction of a historic race car he piloted in the mid-'50s, a 1956 #Maserati 200 SI. Bidding started at $3 million, but stalled at $4.7 million before reaching the set reserve. For a photo gallery of selected vehicles click here and for some of the selling prices, go to our Facebook page.
Bonhams auction house held its first Amelia Island sale during March 2015 car week. Eighty three rare collector vehicles from the Brass era to late model sports cars crossed the auction block. The high sales went to two America cars, a 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car at $1.6M and a 1908 American Underslung 50HP Roadster at $1.58M. For a photo gallery of selected vehicles click here and for some of the selling prices, go to our Facebook page.
The 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance showcased more than 320 classics, which included Duesenbergs, Packards, Delahays, Ferrraris, rare Concepts, and historical race cars and motorcyles -- just what you'd expect from a Concours. However, in past years Amelia Island has also featured a group of less traditional classics that illustrate the diverseness of the vehicles that represent our automotive history. Read More.
Film makers of "Smokey and the Bandit" needed a fast car for their star, Burt Reynolds' character, the "Bandit." His mission was to run interference with the Smokeys, so that "Snowman," played by Jerry Reed, could get his 18-wheeler and its illegal cargo (Coors beer) from Texarkana. Read More.
You won't see bright lights or billboards in Hilton Head. The restaurants and shops have been tucked away, to blend with the surrounding landscape. It is quite different from what you're accustomed to seeing, but it won't be long before you appreciate the beauty and charm of the town's design, and realize that you wouldn't want it any other way. Read More.
Revology, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, is offering the latest driving and creature comfort technology, wrapped in the body of the original Mustang. Get this Mustang with a Ford-honored 1 year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Read More.
Chip Foose's custom built 1965 Chevy Impala, nicknamed "The Impastar," wins the Ridler Award at the 2015 Detroit Autorama. This makes the 4th time Foose has taken home the coveted trophy for the top hot rod build. For more on this winning car and the other "Great 8" finalists, click here.