The Value of a Name

The auction craziness in Amelia with Jerry Seinfeld was interesting, and confusing, and it left me wondering what a name is worth. At the start of the “Seinfeld Collection” of Porsches, Jerry came out, said a few words, and confirmed if you bought one of his cars you could get your picture taken with him. The vast […]

April Editor’s Note

In some senses, the Amelia Island auctions provided bidders, sellers, auction houses, and observers with a bit of a reality check. To continue the metaphor we used in our March preview story, the electricity came back on. There was spirited bidding in the tents and ballrooms. Good cars offered at no reserve commanded solid prices […]

True Turbo – A Look Back at an Early Porsche 930

Of all the Porsches the proverbial man-on-the-street now wishes he owned, the early 911 Turbo (Typ 930) has rapidly climbed the charts as one of the most desirable. It’s not surprising when you consider how quickly it reached the status of cultural touchstone. No doubt, in part due to all the posters of the crouching […]

Postcards from Amelia Island – The 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Friday, March 11 Sunshine seeped through the Spanish Moss-draped Live Oaks as the crowd shuffled towards the Ritz Carlton across the dewy 10th fairway in the early morning. In front of the hotel, teams of technicians and PR personnel set up new-car test-drive stations along the grand entrance: Mercedes, McLaren, Jaguar, Porsche, and bad-boy Lamborghinis […]

Auction Wrap Up Amelia Island 2016

Bonhams Bonhams kicked off the Amelia weekend with its auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, starting at 10:30am, Thursday, March 10. Longtime Bonhams executive and auctioneer Malcolm Barber shared sales duties with podium regular Rupert Banner. Their two styles complemented each other, Barber dispatching sales briskly and efficiently, and Banner patiently coaxing and cajoling […]