Did Someone Yell ‘FIRE!’?

As we wrap up the first multi-house auction week of the year, the only question I have is: “Did someone yell fire?” The movie was playing but no one was in the theater. This past week in Scottsdale left us asking the question, “What’s the difference between a collector car and a used car?” The auction […]

The Shop Burned Down – Now What?

Three basic questions we never think to ask: Who is responsible for damage, or theft, while my car is being restored? What sort of insurance does this restoration shop have to protect me against financial loss? What type of insurance should I have on my car while it’s in the shop being restored? Restoration shops […]

February Editor’s Note

The photograph here summarizes Scottsdale during auction week 2016. When the sales were done, thunderstorms dumped on the region, dense grey clouds remained overnight and through the next day, temperatures dropped, and it became even more clear that the only electricity in any auction hall in the days before this had come from high tension […]

The Car That Inspired a Book: Ryan Snodgrass’ 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI

“To whom much is given, much is expected.” This might seem like an unusual quote to open an automotive story, but it happens to fit. Ryan Snodgrass of Washington state has made a lot of good decisions in his life, including his choice of career and family. It’s also allowed him to take on the […]

Where does Arizona Fit? The Scottsdale Auctions Recap

After five years of price run-up in the auction and collector car marketplace that began in 2010 and peaked in early 2015, the business side of this hobby released a nearly weeklong collective burp in Scottsdale. This was not unexpected. For at least a year, collectors, brokers, dealers, and observers have been heading off to […]