Wednesday

IOWA ON THE 4TH

PETE HOLT COLLECTION
by Pete Holt
Pete's Museum and Hundertmark Auction Building
Humboldt, Iowa


1-515-332-3601

NORTH CAROLINA ON THE 2ND


1948 BUICK

THE RALEIGH CLASSICS 2011
by Auctions America
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Expo Center and Jim Graham Building
Raleigh, North Carolina


1-919-269-5271


1947 DESOTO

photo credit: Auctions America

MISSOURI ON THE 1ST

1926 MODEL 'T'

MECUM MUSCLE CARS & MORE
by Mecum
Kansas City Convention Center - Bartle Hall
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, Missouri


1-262-275-5050
 
1930 MODEL 'A'

photo credit: © 2011 mecum.com


ENGLAND ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER

1939 LAGONDA

THE DECEMBER SALE
by Bonhams
Mercedes-Benz World
Brooklands, Weybridge
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7468 5408 
1925 SUNBEAM

photo credit: © 2011 bonhams 1793


Monday

ENGLAND ON THE 30TH


1982 LAND ROVER III

BRIGHTWELLS CLASSIC VEHICLES
by Brightwells
Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1568 611122

1968 MORRIS MINOR

photo credit: brightwells

GERMANY ON THE 30TH

1941 MERCEDES-BENZ 320 B

ESSEN MOTOR SHOW
by Coys
The Essen Motor Show
Essen, Germany


+44 (0) 208 614 7888

1938 JAGUAR SS 100

photo credit: © 2011 Coys


FORMULA ONE IN BRAZIL....THE LAST OF THE SEASON


Mark Webber jumps for joy following his win in Brazil. His teammate, Sebastian Vettel (world champion), came in second. He was collecting records right up to the last race. Third went to Jenson Button. The race itself was a snoozer by Brazilan standards. Always a hard-pounding, nail-biting, heart-stopper this race missed all of that. Oh, well, there is always next year....and that will be here before we know it.

photo credit: © 2011 associated press

Tuesday

ITALY ON THE 26TH

1973 RENAULT ALPINE A 110

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Luzzago
via Mandolossa, 65
Brescia, Italy


+39 (0) 30 2411532
LAND ROVER AMBULANCE

photo credit: luzzago s.r.l.

TEXAS ON THE 25TH


1974 JAGUAR

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
by Dan Kruse
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas


1-866-495-8111

1947 FORD

photo credit: Dan Kruse Classics

AUSTRALIA ON THE 21ST

MELBOURNE AUCTION
by Shannons
321 Warrigal Road
Melbourne, Australia


+61 (0) 2 8019 4116

COLORADO ON THE 19TH

JERRY BARTLEY ESTATE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION
by Kenny Nixon
19 South 3rd Avenue
Brighton, Colorado


1-970-396-8754

CALIFORNIA ON THE 18TH

PALM SPRINGS EXOTIC CAR AUCTION
by McCormicks
244 North Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California


1-760-320-3290

ARIZONA ON THE 18TH

TESLA ROADSTER

SCOTTSDALE
by Scottsdale International Auto Museum
Scottsdale International Auto Museum
9119 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, Arizona


1-480-302-6460

photo credit: © 2011 scottsdale international auto museum

TEXAS ON THE 18TH

1933 FORD CUSTOM

DALLAS
by Leake Cars
Market Hall
2200 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas

www.leakecar.com

1-800-722-9942

photo credit: © 2011 leakecar.com

ENGLAND ON THE 16TH

1953 BENTLEY
1977 KAWASAKI Z900

COLLECTOR'S CARS AND MOTORCYCLES
by Bonhams
Yorkshire Event Centre
Great Yorkshire Showground
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7468 5803 

1946 ARIEL RED HUNTER  
1951 CITROEN

photo credit: © 2011 Bonhams 1793


Monday

FORMULA ONE IN ABU DHABI

LEWIS HAMILTON, THE WINNER

The cars just seem to be too equal. With two long straights you would think there would be more passing. Not to be. Vettel, who started out on the pole, took off like a rocket, but it was not for him to win this one. Out by the second turn due to a flat tire. By the time he limped around the 5.5 km to the pits he was already two laps behind.

With Massa not around for Hamilton to run into, or visa-versa since they have made contact with each other 17 times this season, Hamilton became the clear winner from the beginning. Alonso came in second with Button in the third slot. Mark Webber had a clear shot for third, but was forced to make a pit stop in the last lap by some crazy rule. He still managed fourth.

photo credit: Luca Bruno via © 2011 AP Photo

Sunday

101 AND STILL GOING....THE CAR IS ONLY 81 YEARS OLD


video credit: © 2011 nytimes.com

Saturday

SALT FLAT TIME

ELECTRIC CAR BY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Speed demons have been making pilgrimages to Bonneville since the early 1900s, when "Terrible" Teddy Tezlaff drove an open-cockpit car 141.7 mph. By the 1960s, jet-powered machines that look like ground-skimming rocket ships were breaking 600. The former lake is located off Interstate 80 along the Utah and Nevada border. The vast expanse has no trees or shelter, but is partially covered by a layer of naturally occurring salt. The surface on the salt is hard and flat. There are miles to reach extreme speeds and, more importantly , slow back down with the aid of rear parachutes. The area is public land, so anyone can enter official events like Speed Week or World of Speed and drive most anything, as long as the vehicle passes safety inspections.



photo credit: © 2011 detnews.com
edited text: Jason Harper via © 2011 bloomberg.com
video credit: Brigham Young University

Friday

NO MORE JAPAN, INDYCAR MOVES ON TO CHINA IN 2012


It's time to order the 747 cargo planes. A first-ever IZOD IndyCar Series race in China will join the international lineup of events for 2012, INDYCAR announced today. The IZOD IndyCar Series will race Aug. 19 on a 3.87-mile street circuit in Qingdao – a Yellow Sea coastal city of 8.7 million between Beijing and Shanghai that played host to the 2008 Summer Olympics Sailing competition.

The race will be contested on a temporary street circuit, with the long-term objective of constructing a permanent racing and entertainment venue. Known for its German and French heritage, Qingdao boasts an almost European atmosphere, with the city often referred to as “China’s Switzerland.” The race weekend will coincide with the popular Qingdao International Beer Festival.

Qingdao, in Shandong Province, is the largest container port in China. The world's longest sea bridge (26.4 miles) opened in June and links the main urban area with the Huangdao district. Tianhou Palace, built in the Ming Dynasty (1467 AD), is the center's most historical structure. With a stage in the front and bell towers and drum towers at both sides, the temple has been developed into the Qingdao Folk Customs Museum.

INDYCAR, through representatives in China, has been in discussions for a few years with governement bureaus about staging a race. China currently plays host to Formula One in mid-April in Shanghai, and for September 2011 added two rounds of the FIA GT1 World Championship in Beijing and Inner Mongolia.

INDYCAR also will sanction 2012 international events in Toronto, São Paulo and Edmonton, Alberta. The 2012 season, which will feature the return of engine manufacturer competition and a new, stylish car, kicks off Sunday, March 25, with the eighth Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, with Pole Day on Saturday, May 19.

photo credit: © 2011 indycar.com
edited text: © 2011 indycar.com

Saturday

ENGLAND ON THE 12TH

CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CARS
by General
The Auction Complex
17 Brighton Road
Redhill, Surrey
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 8870 3909

ENGLAND ON THE 12TH

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Anglia
The Cattle Market
Beveridge Way
King's Lynn, Norfolk
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1553 771 881

CALIFORNIA ON THE 12TH

1971 TRIUMPH

CALIFORNIA CLASSIC
by Bonhams
The Miracle Mile
Los Angles, California


1-415-391-4000

1955 THUNDERBIRD

photo credit: © 2011 bonhams 1793

CALIFORNIA ON THE 12TH

BROOKS CYCLERY AUCTION
by Neale and Sons
1615 Almaden Road
San Jose, California


1-408-867-3751

MASSACHUSETTS ON THE 10TH


BANKRUPTCY AUCTION
by Paul Saperstein
144 Centre Street
Holbrook, Massachusetts


1-617-227-6553

photo credit: © 2011 Paul Saperstein Co. Inc.


FLORIDA ON THE 10TH

AUTO FEST AUCTION
by Zephyrhills
Festival Park
Zephyrhills, Florida


1-813-783-2827