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McQueen’s 917K takes center stage at newly opened Brumos CollectionClassic Driver
The long-awaited Brumos Collection has opened in Jacksonville, Florida, and it’s every bit the temple of motorsport history we hoped it would be. Especially surprising is the museum’s star car: the Porsche 917K driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 racing thriller “Le Mans.” The Gulf-liveried beauty — which was discovered in a barn in 2001, meticulously restored and sold at auction in 2017 for over $14 million — is the first in a long list of motoring marvels to see at the Brumos Collection. (Image: Classic Driver)  READ MORE

The cool cars of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich’s best art museumAutomobile magazine
I was in town to drive the Mercedes-AMG GLE53 and CLA45 S around Bavaria and I had some time to kill, but I didn’t feel right about visiting the BMW Museum this time around. So, instead I hitched a ride on an electric scooter and made my way over to Munich’s Maxvorstadt district where there are four Pinakothek art museums clustered together. At the Pinakothek der Moderne I found a number of amazing expressionist paintings by German artists Max Beckmann and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner as well as, to my surprise, an impressive collection of cars and motorcycles. (Image: Automobile magazine)  READ MORE

Cadillac wins 2020 Rolex Daytona 24, Chevrolet C8.R makes first startHagerty
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Konica Minolta Cadillac took the checkered flag at the conclusion of the 58th Rolex 24 at Daytona over the weekend, setting a new distance record in the process. The number 10 Daytona Prototype International (DPi), piloted by Kamui Kobayashi, Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe, and Genger van der Zande, fought off a strong showing from the number 77 Mazda Team Joest and finished more than a minute ahead of the Mazda. This marks the fourth straight Rolex 24 win for Cadillac, and third victory in four years for Wayne Taylor Racing.  READ MORE

Gooding’s first auction outside US offers 16 ‘masterpiece collection’
Gooding & Company’s first collector car auction outside the United States will present a “masterpiece collection” of 16 exceptional British, French and Italian sports, racing and luxury cars during its April 1 sale at historic Somerset House in London. All of the cars at the auction, which has been dubbed “Passion of a Lifetime,” are from a single and unidentified collector and include significant pre-war and post-war models from Bentley, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Lancia and Vauxhall.  READ MORE

The prime suspects from Artcurial’s Rétromobile 2020 saleClassic Driver
As Rétromobile’s official auction partner, Artcurial has curated a wonderful catalog of motorcycles, yachts and collector cars. Of the latter, these are the lots we’ll be keeping a close eye on come Feb. 7 in Paris. (Image: Classic Driver)

Bonhams offers 1966 Ferrari Dino sports prototype racer at Paris
One of 18 1966 Ferrari Dino 206S/SP sports prototype racing cars will cross the block at Bonhams annual Grand Palais auction during Retromobile in Paris. The auction is scheduled for Feb. 6. The car goes to auction from the collection of Jacques Setton, former chief executive of the Pioneer Fuji Group and a French businessman and car collector who has owned the Dino since 1984, Bonhams said.  READ MORE
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Disgraced racer Scott Tucker’s seized supercar collection is up for auctionHagerty
The United States government has seized four supercars, and anyone can place a bid. Intrigued? Here’s the backstory. The cars, two Ferraris and two Porsches which have a combined value of more than $2 million, were owned by disgraced gentleman racer Scott Tucker. As explained in an episode of Netflix’s “Dirty Money” documentary series, Tucker allegedly funded his racing and car collecting with illegal predatory payday lending businesses. Seizure of the cars, courtesy of Uncle Sam, followed Tucker’s arrest and prosecution. The list comes from CWS Asset Management and Sales, which is a primary contractor for the U.S. Treasury Department.  READ MORE

A trio of museums celebrate the Buckeye State’s automotive heritageHemmings
In his song “Youngstown,” Bruce Springsteen refers to Northeast Ohio as an industrial powerhouse that won America’s wars. In the early years of motoring, the region was the nation’s leading producer of cars, and Cleveland was a contender to become the nation’s Motor City. Detroit eventually earned that title, but Northeast Ohio’s distinguished motoring heritage is celebrated at several local museums.  READ MORE

Flamed ’32 wins America’s Most Beautiful RoadsterAutoweek
He was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Or, in this case, to the flames, plural. Hot rod enthusiast Monty Belsham was out driving around one day minding his own business when he saw a flame job on a hot rod that was so beautiful he stopped the guy driving the car and offered him cash on the spot to buy it. The guy wouldn’t sell but did tell Belsham who’d made the flames — Squeeg’s Kustoms in Chandler, Arizona. That started a journey from Houston, British Columbia, where Belsham lives, to Chandler, Arizona, where, indeed, Squeeg’s Kustoms makes hot rods and paints flames.  READ MORE

The 1986-1995 Suzuki Samurai is a collectible classicAutomobile magazine
The Suzuki Samurai, a vehicle revered for its off-road ability but ridiculed for its twee proportions and rather third-world driving dynamics, occupies an odd place in automotive culture. To this day, the Samurai retains legions of loyal fans, and yet it is featured in Richard Porter’s Crap Cars, summarized with the line, “It would have been more fun to be attacked by an actual samurai.” What we have here, then, is a controversial machine. And controversial machines can make for compelling collector cars.  READ MORE


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