• Book Review

    Great Grilles of the ’50s

    Beautiful 1956 Cadillac in Carmel, California. Featuring a fabulous grille with awesome Dagmar bumper bullets. According to the authors of “Great Grilles of the ’50s,” they were actually intended as a form of bumper guard [...]
  • Auctions

    Amelia Island 2020 Review

    Endless gratitude to my friend and fellow car maven, Caitlin Shook, who took and supplied all but one of the images used in this post. Do you need photographs and “on the ground” content? See [...]
  • Auctions

    Monterey Wrap-Up and The Road to 2020

    Market Softness – Yes, but Perspective Required While hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of collector cars once again changed hands at the world-renowned 2019 Monterey Car Week auctions, preliminary sale totals were reported by [...]
  • Auctions

    The Monterey Incident

    Saturday, August 18, 2019. A day that will live in infamy. Dramatic, but why beat around the bush, right? While all well-informed classic and collector fans have already heard about the debacle on the final [...]
  • Personalities

    Remembering a Friend

    To all of my friends, I’ve had some technical difficulties and have been trying to learn how to use WordPress to its best advantage, hence the weeks since I have made a new blog post. [...]
  • Auctions

    Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2019 Auction Recap

    After three action-packed days from Thursday, April 11th to Saturday the 13th, Barrett-Jackson once again proved why it is likely the world’s most famous collector-car auction company, selling 632 vehicles for over $30.18 million. Perhaps [...]
  • Auctions

    Interesting Classic Car Auction in India

    While India’s old-car market has been under an export ban since the 1970s and prohibitive duties still inhibit imports, auction house Osian’s has been quietly exploring this potentially lucrative market segment for the past five [...]
  • Auctions

    Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Preview

    During more than the first few years of my collector-car auction career, whenever I told anyone about my work life, they would usually ask “Do you work for Barrett-Jackson?” I’d have to politely say “No,” [...]