Jeff Zwart’s legacy at Pikes Peak

Jeff Zwart is a modern-day Renaissance man. His career as a photographer has led to him photographing nearly every major motorsport event for the most well recognized automotive media outlets, as well as photographing many of the most iconic print media advertisements for manufacturers such as Acura, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and of course, Porsche. He’s […]

The Bad Boys 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

Perhaps one of the most famous movie cars of all time, the 964 911 Turbo 3.6 was catapulted into the spotlight at the opening scene of the cult-classic Bad Boys film. The film was Michael Bay’s directorial debut. As it turns out, he is a car guy who has used vehicles from his personal collection […]

After Hours Walkthrough

At any given time, our showroom and workshop are bound to have a few special cars residing inside them.  Recently, it has begun to resemble the starting grid of a Le Mans Classic race. Not just one, but two time capsule 550s side by side is an arresting sight, especially when they are flanked by […]

Evolving the 911 Design – Fresh Brewed & Air Cooled Deep Tracks with Tony Hatter

Tony Hatter’s career at Porsche has spanned nearly 35 years, and to this day has been involved in some of the most formative projects in Porsche’s history.  Tony’s passion for automobiles is a familiar story. As a child in Northern England, he collected Dinky toys and Korgi die-cast miniature cars and would peruse the new […]

Targa Tale

Throughout the entirety of its evolution, the silhouette of the 911 has remained an unmistakable shape in automotive design. From the initial development stages of the Typ 754 (a prototype for the successor to the 356 that laid the foundation for the shape of the 901) to the initial production 901/911, there was always the […]

Fresh Brewed & Air Cooled – Deep Tracks with Bobby Rahal

Bobby Rahal is the second of three generations of racing drivers. His 18 year motorsport career includes noteworthy competition in multiple disciplines including Formula 1, Can Am, CART, Le Mans and IMSA. He is a 3-time CART champion who has also claimed victories at the 1981 24 hours of Daytona and 1987 12 hours of […]

The 906 and Piëch’s lightweight revolution

Throughout the 1950s and the early 1960s, Porsche had proven themselves to be a dominant force in racing. With the 904, they had dominated the under-two-liter GT class. The 904 had sparked a massive change from the race cars that had preceded it, foregoing the typical sheet metal bodies for a  box-section ladder frame with […]

80 years of speed: Gérard Larrousse reaches another milestone

On May 23, Gérard Larrousse turned 80 years old. He is regarded as one of the fastest drivers in the world with a long list of victories to prove it, as well as being a gentleman and one of the world’s all-time greatest racing drivers. At age 21, Gérard Larrousse was still a Business student […]

Fresh Brewed & Air Cooled with Special Guest John Oates

At the same time Hall & Oates were approaching the peak of fame in the mid 1980s, John Oates had a burgeoning racing career that had landed him a position with Pontiac in the Fiero GTU. When John got tangled up in a three-car crash during the running of the Lowenbrau Camel GT 500-mile race, […]

The Great Debate: To Restore or Not To Restore

To restore or not to restore? It sounds like a simple enough yes-or-no question on the surface but proves to be one which can only be answered by a deluge of follow up questions and considerations. It’s a question that can only be answered on a case-by-case basis, and will greatly depend on the person […]

Fresh Brewed & Air Cooled: After show interview with Stéphane Ortelli

With the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus came widespread cancellation and postponement of automotive events and gatherings throughout the world, along with the recommendation to keep distance between one another. It’s a challenging time for many indeed, and staying in touch with one another is paramount to maintaining one’s sanity.

5 Minute Synopsis: The $60,000 X85 Option

Before Porsche ended production of the 964 Turbo in late 1993, a batch of 93 964 Turbos were sent off to Porsche’s Exclusive department to be upgraded to “S” specification. 76 were delivered worldwide with the distinguished flattened front end which pays homage to the legendary 935; ten X83 units were sent to Japan, 39 […]

One Highly Original 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster

“It’s one of those finds that you can not replicate. It is exactly how it was and is a real look into what driving an original, unrestored, of the minute 1956 Speedster was like.” It is a rare occurrence for low-mileage, extremely original cars like this 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster to come to the market. […]

Lost & Found in Düsseldorf Part II | 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder

After being discovered in a clandestine garage in Düsseldorf, Germany, this two-time Le Mans competitor comes to Road Scholars to be united with its new owner. In this video, Cam Ingram shares the story of chassis 0142, from inspection to sharing the 550A with its newest caretaker for the first time. 

COVID-19 and the Collector Car Market

It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in a room full of smart people during the Scottsdale Auto Auction Week this past January and the topic of Black Swan events predominated the discussion. Black Swan became the hyperbolic buzz phrase during the week. There was much speculation about the economic ramifications for the collector car market if such an event transpired.

Four Cam Jam 2019

Late last year, we hosted an event at Virginia International Raceway which included over 15 Porsches with Fuhrmann-designed four-cam engines. Noted collectors and industry personalities hailing from all over the country joined us.

Jeff Zwart’s #935PikesPeak Announcement

Jeff Zwart, eight-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion, joined Jacky on the podium. Jeff announced his upcoming run at Pikes Peak in a new Porsche 935, sponsored by Road Scholars and the Ingram Collection. Road Scholars will be at the Peak to watch Jeff make this historic run.

Amelia Island 2020 Auction Results

Compiled by Randy Leffingwell It’s time for Round 2 of the 2020 automobile auctions, during which we learn whether Monterey 2019 and Arizona 2020 were just blips or were full-on warnings of unpleasantness ahead. In advance of the weekend, it seemed some caution already was on display with just 47 Porsches offered from the three […]

24 Hours with Jacky Ickx

Road Scholars had the great pleasure last week to host six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx. Jacky and his wife, Khadja, joined us for an evening soiree. Jacky regaled us with several stories about his racing days, his experience working for Enzo Ferrari, and wisdom gained from many laps around the track. Jeff Zwart, eight-time […]

Amelia Island Wrap up

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2020 was a great success with more than 300 cars and motorcycles attending the 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 8th. The fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island were packed and any concerns about coronavirus did not seem to have a major impact on attendance this year. Guardians of Porsche […]

Scottsdale 2020 – Great Cars, Not Good Ones

With Scottsdale behind us, the first big car week of the year opened the season in which we can all look forward to the next time we automotive enthusiasts can be together. These may be meetings, dinner sit-downs, events, hours hanging out with friends, and auctions all crammed into a few days (for most) with […]

Road Scholars x Otto Car Club – Scottsdale Event Recap

During the Scottsdale auction week, we teamed up with Otto Car Club for an exclusive event with some of our closest friends and clients. Cocktails were accompanied by great conversation. “Should I drive my ’89 Club Sport”, “What does the future look like for our industry”, “Bizzarrini or Ferrari?”. These were just a few questions […]

2020 Scottsdale Auction Preview

Has it finally happened? Have there been so many auctions so heavily loaded with Porsches over the past decade that there are very few left to sell? That certainly appears as one explanation for the “Nothing to see here, ladies and gentlemen, please move along” consignment lists that have come from Bonhams, Gooding and Company, […]

Top 5 Cars of 2019

We have had the honor to place many special cars with new caretakers this year but here are our top 5 of 2019.    1959 Porsche 356 GS/GT: Chassis #107411 “Ice Racer” Earlier this year we had the opportunity to place this unrestored treasure known as the ”Ice Racer” with its new caretaker. Chassis #107411 is only […]

Top 5 Moments of 2019

5. Two Special ’75 Turbos Signed, Sealed and Delivered Earlier this year our 930 expert, Bryan Gremchuk, and the restoration team finished up two special ’75 Turbo projects that we have been working on for the past few years. Here are the details on both of the cars as well as an interview Bryan did […]

To Concours or not to Concours? That is the Question

The Changing Times of Lifestyle Marketing, Activations, and the Future of Concours The calendar year for automotive events has become action-packed. There is an event happening, either regionally or nationally, almost every weekend of the year. Concours d’Elegance events represent a significant part of these annual events and can offer a wide gamut of experiences […]

A Tale of Two Turbos (Video)

Road Scholars restoration specialist talks about the two very special ’75 Turbos he completed restoring this year.

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Agony and Ecstasy was a biographical film that came out in 1965 starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo in the Age of Enlightenment. Heston delivers a powerful performance and masterfully depicts the challenges Michelangelo encountered while painting the Sistine Chapel in record time for Pope Julius II. I’ve often wondered if Michelangelo recognized that he […]

Monterey Car Week is behind us

With Monterey Car Week 2019 behind us we can all go about our normal routine and business.  Per usual there were plenty of fireworks throughout the week, and plenty of opinionated articles written and released about the collector car market in general, the 1939 Type 64 drama, the demographics of buyers, etc.  I’m going to […]

2019 Monterey Auction Results

Bonhams, Gooding and Company, and RM Sotheby’s offered an impressive assortment of autos across the Monterey Peninsula. However the weekend was not without drama. Whether it was the auctioneer’s accent or a confusion on the electronic price signboard, one car soared—albeit briefly—to an unimagined price range. And then it didn’t.  As always, with our reports, […]

Monterey Auctions Preview 2019

Bonhams, Gooding and Company, and RM Sotheby’s are offering quite an array of Porsches across the Monterey Peninsula. They range from the very earliest one—the Typ 64 (ex-Ferdinand Porsche at RM)—through a good assortment of 1950s and 1960s 356s, a number of early 911s and 912s, a few 1970s-era Turbos up through the first 959 […]

WHAT’S YOUR MILEAGE TYPE?

As a guy walks out of the bar, he gazes silently at two dialed-in G body 1980’s 911 coupes that are available for sale. The first is a 1985 Grand Prix White over black 911 coupe with 19,000 miles and the second is a 1985 Grand Prix White over black 911 coupe with 106,000 miles. […]

Concours Restoration, Revisionist History, and Porsche's First Super Car

Over the years I have written several articles in which I have attempted to explain the difference between Concours restoration and other forms of automotive restoration work. To summarize, concours restoration work demands the application of keen craftsmanship, guided by the discipline of proper research. In other words, it’s the quality of the research and […]

SWEET SPOT

I’ll have the bitter chocolate over cork with black pin-stripe velour, please. If your thinking that’s the June flavor at your local Godiva store your wrong. It was a standard color combination during the fabulous Porsche 911 SC era. You were hooked at bitter chocolate right? Well, there is so much more to the 1978-1983 […]

The Original Carrera GT

Photos by: Brian Rozar In the racing car world, there are prototypes, then “production models”, and finally the highest “improvement on the existing art,” to paraphrase patent application language.  These are typically the last very few examples of an existing model, brimming with standard equipment that was optional on previous years—or hadn’t been invented yet. […]

Treffen 20th Anniversary

The best cure for a Luftgekuhlt-6 hangover was to tear out of LA; heading North up highway 101 and PCH to Monterey, California for the kickoff of the 20th edition of R Gruppe Treffen. I was one of the fortunate few able to experience the back to back weekend of air-cooled excess referred to only […]

Where do our treasures go when they retire?

Photos by Brian Rozar American Express, in its Departures magazine for May/June 2019 has caught on to something automobile enthusiasts and collectors have known for perhaps fifty years. In a back-of-the-book feature titled “In High Gear” writer Brett Berk observes “Vintage cars have joined the art establishment with four-wheeled masterpieces being sold to the same […]

Luftgekühlt 2019 Goes Hollywood

Photos by Randy Wells and Andrea Wells Last weekend’s Luft 6 was an opera and a treasure hunt. All the elements were there. A welcoming overture, some amazing props, enthusiastic actors, a musical score, an aria, an enticing libretto, some drama, a hero, and an energizing finale. The stage was where so many other visuals […]

DEREK BELL – All My Porsche Races (Book Review)

The new book by Porsche racing legend Derek Bell, with author Richard Heseltine, is filled with amazing unpublished photographs and stories. The short version of this review is that it is a most worthy purchase for any motorsports fan or Porsche enthusiast. For more read on. I worked with Bell recently while photographing for the […]

Is it genetic, or is it environmental?

My first 911 Photos by Sean Smith How does something as simple as car become so important in your life that it verges on a religious experience? It takes you from point A to point B, it carries your stuff, it leaves you stranded by the side of the road, and it unendingly rips dollars […]

The 29th California Mille Miglia

This journey began on a beautiful Bay Area morning. We departed the historic Fairmont Hotel and passed Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill in San Francisco. Approximately 70 vintage sports cars, stretching from stop light to stop light, filled the street with glorious echoing sounds. It wasn’t long—and maybe not long enough with those sweet echoes—and […]

Hill Country Rallye & Robins Rally

The initial thought was a 3,500 mile epic drive fest with 3 friends that spanned the greater part of the Southwest and California over a 9 day period encompassing 3 events in the process.  Not only put in the windshield time but do so as a Road Scholars ambassador, spreading the good word on what we are all about and slipping in some North Carolina Charm along the way.

Editor’s Note: April 2019

On 10 April 2019 a gas leak in the Brightleaf District of Durham, North Carolina, led to an explosion and fire that killed one individual and injured two dozen others. It also destroyed one building and severely damaged a non-descript older building beside it. The exterior may have been unremarkable but this was by intent. […]

Ingram Collection: The People’s Porsche Collection

Photos by Brian Rozar As many of you know, my parents own the Ingram Collection. Perhaps it’s better known as the People’s Porsche Collection, as I’ve come to understand from the heartfelt messages we have received from across the globe. We have received an overwhelming number of messages of support after the tragic gas explosion […]

Amelia Island 2019 The Sun Also Rises on Sunday

Written by Bruce Sweetman Photos by Bruce Sweetman As the rising sun filters through the live oaks bordering the Golf Club of Amelia Island, antique, vintage, classic, and racing cars move onto the fairways. Moving under their own power each is directed to its appointed place on the manicured grass. On any other day they […]

Amelia Island Auctions Results

Compiled by Randy Leffingwell Amelia Island promises to be a rich, full weekend of Porsche offerings. Below you will find our usual listing of cars on offer from Bonhams, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s. In our April issue, we will return with the prices each achieved as the gavel fell (or the price at […]

Fort Lauderdale Auction Results

Fort Lauderdale Auction Results Compiled by Randy Leffingwell RM Sotheby’s Fort Lauderdale Auction Results 29-30 March 2019 Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Previews: Thursday 28 March 2019 4:00PM to 8:00PM Sales: Friday 29 March 2019 10:00AM until conclusion Saturday 30 March 2019 10:00AM until conclusion Lot 1026 […]

Pushing North Event at VIR North Course (Video)

Earlier this month Road Scholars hosted the “Pushing North” event, an all-day on-track experience at Virginia International Raceway with some of our VIP clients. To accompany us we had pro-driver Mike Skeen on hand to offer insight and instruction on the best lines. The video below offers a glimpse into the day’s events.

The Sky Isn’t Falling (What We Learned from the Amelia Island Auctions)

The Road Scholars travel team attended the recent auctions at Amelia Island. We heard a lot of chatter about what the results mean for the collector car market. There were more than a few doomsayers who cited the number of ‘no sales’ and cars selling below their low estimates as signs of a declining market. […]

Continental Breakfast at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Concours founder and chairman Bill Warner, along with his small dedicated team and 600 volunteers, pulled off another world-class event during the 24th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this past Sunday. An estimated 10,000-plus enthusiasts showed up to enjoy a well-curated collection of automobile history with an engaging variety of classes, as per the norm […]

Editors Note: March 2019

While researching for a book I am writing I stumbled on an item in the July 1962 issue of Road & Track in their monthly column “People & Places.” Reading it in early 2019 makes clear how much things have changed: “A report of a survey among Porsche owners made by PORSCHE of America has […]

Market Observations

The Amelia Island Concours is quickly approaching with an auction weekend that has become known in the industry as the place to sell your Porsche. In many ways, the announcement of the Drendel Family Collection sale of 18 Porsches in 2012 at Gooding & Company was a Malcolm Gladwell “match point” event that forever changed the Porsche […]

The Early 911, Film, and Vinyl

Photos by Randy Wells You’ve probably read enough analogies of sports cars, fine cameras, and luxury audio equipment in high-end lifestyle magazines to get the idea that journalists are passionate about these things in a big way. I’m not immune, and vinyl records, Leica rangefinders, and Porsche 911s have been a fascination of mine since […]

Paris Auctions 2019 Results

All prices quoted here are without buyers commissions or applicable taxes. The website www.hammerprice.com contributed to this reporting. RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction Place Vauban Paris, France 75006 6 February 2019 For further information: information@rmsothebys.com Preview: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:00 – 20:00 Central European Standard Time (CET) Wednesday, 6 February 2019 10:00 – 16:00 CET […]

Amelia Island Auctions Previews

Amelia Island promises to be a rich, full weekend of Porsche offerings. Below you will find our usual listing of cars on offer from Bonhams, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s. In our April issue we will return with the prices each achieved as the gavel fell (or the price at which bidding stopped.) Bonhams […]

Good vibes upon return from DRT

  With good fortune from Mother Nature, congratulations to everyone involved for their efforts in pulling off a great Porsche weekend at Das Renn Treffen.  Those of us in the industry understand you have to move mountains to make such an event happen, and hats off to all involved for the growth they’ve experienced in just […]

Editor’s Note: February 2019

With this issue, Road Scholars Magazine starts its fifth year. If you’ve been with us since 2015, we are deeply grateful to you, and we hope you’ve enjoyed what we have presented. If you’ve been with us only since January 2019, we still are grateful, and we hope all of you will enjoy what’s ahead. […]

Scottsdale 2019 Wrap Up

Scottsdale proved to be an interesting kickoff to the auction 2019 season in several regards. As anticipated, there was a lack of European buyers in attendance and there was nothing to really get overly excited about in Scottsdale in 2019. For example, the high-water mark for the week was the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB […]

Sandra McNeil, her Porsche 904, and the Rest of the Story

Written by Bruce Sweetman Photographs by Bruce Sweetman and Chip Perry “Sandra McNeil, #33, is racing a 1964 Porsche 904,” the announcer proclaimed over the Laguna Seca PA system at Rennsport Reunion VI. And the rest of the story is… Sandra McNeil is a petite 78 year-old dynamo and she takes racing seriously. “I keep […]

Arizona Auctions

Compiled by Randy Leffingwell All prices listed reflect the close-of-sale figure when the auction hammer fell. These do no include buyer’s premiums or other taxes and fees as applicable. The figures quoted come from www.hammerprice.com. Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 6902 East greenway Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 17 January 2019 […]

Paris Auctions 2019

RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction Place Vauban Paris, France 75006 6 February 2019 For further information: information@rmsothebys.com Preview: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 10:00 – 20:00 Central European Standard Time (CET) Wednesday, 6 February 2019 10:00 – 16:00 CET Sale: 18:00 until finished CET Lot 127 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – Estimate: […]

The 964 America Roadster takes Charles back! (Video)

Meet our Marketing Director and the newest member of Road Scholars, Charles Stanley! Charles is passionate about all things Porsche, so we put him behind the wheel of our latest arrival the 964 America Roadster and here are his thoughts!

Arizona Auction Week: An Uncertain Market

It will be an interesting kickoff to the auction season in Scottsdale this week with a heightened sense of uncertainly during a partial government shutdown and the overall financial market volatility. Brexit and macroecomomic uncertainty have taken the European buyer out of the global collector car market, by and large. I suspect that there will be a […]

Editor’s Note – January 2019

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed happy holidays. We start out 2019 as we have each of our four years so far, with a couple interesting stories and with auction information. We open the issue with Randy Wells taking us “Back to the Flats,” as in Boneville, to revisit his friend and Turbo […]

BACK TO THE FLATS – The Search for Salt Gains New Traction at Bonneville Speedway

When Road Scholars Magazine won the 2016 Motor Press Guild “Best Automotive Feature Article of the Year” with my “Searching for Salt,” I wasn’t sure if Bonneville Speedway would survive moving forward.  After all, long-term federally leased mining had removed 60 million tons of salt brine from the flats over the previous 65 years.   In 2014, the […]

Porsche 911 SC “Safari” Tribute

Photos by Randy Wells Nineteen Eighty-Two was a good year to buy a new 911. The 911 SC had a galvanized body with rear flares standard, a 3.0-liter aluminum case engine, and a driving experience that was as good as any other early ‘80s sports car. Twenty years later wasn’t a bad time to buy […]

Arizona Auction Preview

Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 6902 East greenway Parkway Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 17 January 2019 Previews: Tuesday 15 January 2019 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 16 January 2019 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday 17 January 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sale: Thursday 17 January 2019 From 11:00 […]

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 For more information: info@rmsothebys.com Preview: Friday, 7 December 2018 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Auction: Saturday, 8 December 2018 12:00 p.m. until finished The prices listed here are the figure when the gavel dropped, and are quoted from HammerPrice, before application of any […]

Road Scholars – A Year In Review 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, its easy for us to  feel a bit nostalgic when reflecting on all of the events, moments and memories that took place this year.  From restoring the America Roadster in 8 months to watching the last 550 Spyder’s new owner take his first drive and everything in between. Here […]

Editors Note – December 2018

There’s news. As you all likely know, Porsche introduced its next generation 911 – type-named the 992 – in Los Angeles on Wednesday, 28 November, at LA Automobilia, the Los Angeles auto show.  The car has appeared in more spy photos than most celebrities fear have been made of them. What’s more, Porsche hosted…

Launch Date: 28 November 2018 – Los Angeles, California

There have been plenty of spy photos and a fair amount of printed information in the enthusiast magazines. Most of us pretty much knew what this new 911, better-known-as-the-992, looks like. Yet we were still buzzing about it, waiting to see it in-the-flesh. We may have been packed in tightly but we were not alone, what with some ringers in the front row named Webber, Haywood and Long.  

A Fork In The Road, The Journey Continues

After 15 years of building Road Scholars, Kevin and I have decided to move in new directions and have dissolved our partnership. I have some ambitious ideas for moving Road Scholars into a new era and Kevin has an exciting new endeavor that he’s pursuing. We have both realized our good fortune in our journey […]

A 356 on Mt. Equinox

Photographs by Sean Smith Tom Miller has been buying and selling cars since he was fifteen years old. He started with a few Mustangs, then a couple of pick-up trucks. After that he got himself a VW bug; this got him involved in small-bore, German engineered cars. From there he went through a whole bunch […]

Driven to America

The chilly pre-dawn air brought a mist that blanketed the great lawns of the De Seversky mansion in Long Island, New York. Through the dark, halogen-beam headlights shone their yellow-brown light across the sweeping driveway leading to the mansion, the unmistakable bass and clatter of nearly a hundred air-cooled engines playing the morning soundtrack.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction Preview

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 For more information: info@rmsothebys.com Preview: Friday, 7 December 2018 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Auction: Saturday, 8 December 2018 12:00 p.m. until finished Lot 195 – 1957 Porsche Typ 356 A 1600 Speedster – Estimate: $350,000-400,000. Lot 198 – 1987 Porsche Typ 959 […]

Cam's Recap on the 550-0090 (Video)

Cam Ingram recaps what it was like to bring life back to the last 550 Spyder – chassis 0090. From acquiring it for our client late last year to prepping it to be shown at the Peterson Museum to getting it ready for the road. It has been such a privilege to work on such […]

A Fork In The Road, The Journey Contiues

After 15 years of building Road Scholars, Kevin and I have decided to move in new directions and have dissolved our partnership. I have some ambitious ideas for moving Road Scholars into a new era and Kevin has an exciting new endeavor that he’s pursuing. We have both realized our good fortune in our journey […]

Editor’s Note – November 2018

Most of you are aware that RM Sotheby’s conducted an all-Porsche auction at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Immediately following this note, please read our regular commentator Kevin Watts. Our sister publication Road Scholars Insight sent out an e-mail blast on the morning of the sale with Kevin’s previews and prognostications, and he addresses those observations…

Watts Thoughts on the 70th Anniversary Auction

Well, another few auctions have come and gone and overall the results were consistent with late October early November weather, Cold and Damp. We will start with RM/Sotheby’s Porsche sale in Atlanta the take a quick peek at the Porsches for sale a separate Bonham’s auctions in Padua, Italy.
RM/Sotheby’s sale in Atlanta went much as expected with my partner Cam, and my colleagues Tim and Phil attending…

Selling 70 Years of History

RM Sotheby’s and Porsche Cars North America collaborated to bring together more than 60 desirable Porsche models from various collections, plus a plethora of collectibles and a multitude of memorabilia. A four-cam 356 B Carrera GT/GTL engine sat next to a 356 A chassis originally used by Hoffman Motors technicians for training purposes. RM Sotheby’s staff set more incredible models against the curved wall of glass…

Auction Results – November 2018

RMSotheby’s The Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale  Porsche Experience Center Atlanta One Porsche Drive Atlanta, GA 30354 Preview: Public: Friday, 26 October 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm Private: Saturday, 27 October 10:00am – 1:00pm Sale: Saturday, 27 October 1:00pm until conclusion RM Sotheby’s will collect a “Buyers’ Premium) on each lot at the following rates: For sales […]