Auction Preview Amelia Island 2016

The three auction houses that traditionally offer cars for sale during the Amelia Island weekend will have a great variety of interesting automobiles available. On the whole, sale price estimates reflect the growing belief that 2015 was the recent price peak, and that international politics and economics are having an effect on auction expectations. That […]

Long Haul Porsche

Some people buy Porsches for their performance and some for prestige. Some buy Porsches as investments. And some people just drive them. John Hudson is one of those who flat-out drives his Porsches. Two models share garage space in his Nashville, Tennessee, home: a 2001 911 Carrera and a 1987 911 Carrera. The 2001 Carrera […]

Gasoline: The Good News, the Bad News, and the Ugly News

The gas tank in your collector car is a gasoline storage area. It’s a really bad storage area. If you would drive your car more often storage wouldn’t be an issue. That’s not going to change so we now have to figure how bad the gasoline in your car actually is. Gasoline is a highly […]

To Restore or not to Restore, That is the Question

“In the nascent days of car collecting, the established Concours d’Elegance events, such as Pebble Beach, praised cars that were restored to original spec. Many restorers believed that the only way to impress the judges and achieve a ‘perfect’ 100-point score was to make the car look new again. Within the last decade or two, […]

March Editor’s Note

The Scottsdale auction week in 2016 ran late this year. The sales frenzy in Western America that traditionally has ended in mid-January typically gave auctioneers time to rest their vocal cords and it allowed buyers and consignees time to regroup. Not so this year. This time lag has been necessary before subjecting the auction staffs […]