Monday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 1ST

1975 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1000 SPORTSTER

HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
www.catawiki.com 

photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 1ST OF OCTOBER

1957 JAGUAR XK 140
BRITISH CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
www.catawiki.com 

photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Sunday

MINNESOTA ON THE 30TH


GTO AUCTION
by van der Brink
McLeod County Fairgrounds
Hutchinson, Minnesota


1-605-201-7005

video credit: © 2017 van der Brink

MISSOURI ON THE 30TH

SPRINGFIELD CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Smith
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Springfield, Missouri


1-800-861-7648

Saturday

PENNSYLVANIA ON THE 28TH

FALL CARLISLE
by Carlisle
Carlisle Expo Center
Carlisle, Pennsylvania


1-717-243-7855

ENGLAND ON THE 27TH

1965 CHEVY CORVAIR

SPORTS, CLASSIC AND PRESTIGE VEHICLES
by William George

ONLINE AUCTION


+44 (0) 870 419 3340
 
photo credit: © 2017 William George
 

 

ENGLAND ON THE 27TH

 
 1955 RILEY

LEOMINSTER CLASSIC AND VINTAGE SALE
by Brightwells
Easters Court
Leominster, Herefordshire
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1568 611 122

photo credit: © 2017 Brightwells

Thursday

SOUTH DAKOTA ON THE 23RD


THE DALE MARTIN COLLECTION
by van der Brink
25275 402nd Avenue
Mitchel, South Dakota


1-605-201-7005

video credit: © 2017 van der Brink

ENGLAND ON THE 23RD

1962 TRIUMPH TR4

CCA SEPTEMBER 2017 CLASSIC CAR SALE
by CCA
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
Leamington Spa
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1926 640 888

photo credit: © 2017 CCA

NEW YORK ON THE 22ND

1934 FORD

THE SARATOGA AUTO AUCTION
by Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, New York


1-518-587-1935 x22 

photo credit: © 2017 Saratoga Automobile Museum

Wednesday

NORTH CAROLINA ON THE 21ST

1936 FORD

THURSDAY FALL AUCTION
featuring The Tom Taylor Collection
by Tom Mack
Cabarrus Arena and Event Center
Concord, North Carolina


1-888-TOM MACK
temporary phone 1-704-920-3820

photo credit: © 2017 Tom Mack

KENTUCKY ON THE 21ST

LOUISVILLE
by Mecum
Kentucky Exhibition Center
Louisville, Kentucky


1-262-275-5050

Monday

JOSEF NEWGARDEN IS THE NEW INDYCAR CHAMP

This last race of the season was a little unusual because there were a total of seven drivers fighting for the title. Newgarden prevailed and beat out Pagenuad, Dixon, Castroneves, Power, Rahal and Rossi.

A good run for the season.

photo credit: © 2017 Motorsport

INDYCAR IN CALIFORNIA

For their last race of the season, Indycar ended up in sunny California. The Sonoma track is a great track. For this last race, Simon Pagenaud was the winner....by a hair. Josef Newgarden came in second and Will Power was third.

Tony Kahaan ended up in 16th and Takuma Sato ended in 20th. He started off very well, but after a flat tire the car was never the same. The Carpenter team ended in 13th and 14th.

A good season and I am looking forward to next year. It will be interesting to see where the drivers land. Next year the cars will be homogenized, each one like the next. I don't like this idea, but it is also coming to Formula One.

 photo credit: © 2017 Google

FORMULA ONE IN SINGAPORE

While I dislike rain caused single-file-behind-the-safety-car-starts this would have been the day to do it. The first turn took out five cars...in fact before the first turn. Hamilton went on to win with Daniel Ricciardo in second. I was looking forward to a win from Ricciardo, but it wasn't meant to be. Third went to Bottas.

Massa seemed to struggle the whole race ended up in 11th. Hulkenberg started off very well, but ended up not finishing. The Haas Team finished in 9th and the other did not finish.

photo credit: © 2017 crash.net
video credit: © 2017 youtube.com

Wednesday

NEBRASKA ON THE 16TH



THE EICH AND FRIENDS COLLECTION
by van der Brink
160303 County Road 27
Gering, Nebraska


1-605-201-7005

video credit: © 2017 van der Brink

TEXAS ON THE 16TH

1940 BUICK
AUSTIN
by Dan Kruse
The Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas


1-866-495-8111

photo credit: © 2017 Dan Kruse Classics

ENGLAND ON THE 16TH

1961 JAGUAR

JAGUAR HERTIAGE
by Barons
Kempton Park
Sunbury-on-Thames
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 23 8066 8413

photo credit: © 2017 Barons

Saturday

ENGLAND ON THE 13TH

CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CARS
by Charterhouse
The Bath and West Showground
Shepton Mallet
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1935 812 277

Thursday

CLASSICS IN THE WATER IN HOUSTON AND SOON IN FLORIDA

We’ve all seen the terrible pictures coming out of Houston and surrounding areas, of neighborhoods turned into lakes of murky brown water, most often with the flooded remains of cars and trucks barely visible above the surface.
It is estimated that 500,000 vehicles were ruined by flood waters in the Houston metropolitan area, adding to the devastation of people’s lives as the result of Hurricane Harvey. Being immersed in water, especially filthy flood water, essentially destroys a vehicle, leaving it prone to a myriad of mechanical, electrical and structural woes, such as uncontrollable rust.
But what of the thousands of classic cars and trucks in the Houston area, those kept in garages or parked in driveways in flooded areas? What heartbreak awaits those vintage-vehicle enthusiasts when they are finally able to return home and assess the damage?
“It kind of depends on where they’re at, whether it’s salt water or fresh water, how high the water got, as far as the vehicle being totaled,” said Jonathon Klinger, a spokesman for Hagerty collector car insurance and valuation company. “Of course, we also have water seeping into the mechanical components, the engine and transmission.”
Although the flooding is gradually receding in the Texas communities, it still will be awhile before classic vehicle owners or the insurance companies are able to tally up what all has been lost.
“It’s still very early yet, from a car standpoint,” Klinger said in an interview with ClassicCars.com Journal.  “There are an awful lot of people who have not been able to get back to their houses yet.”
Nearly five years ago, when Hurricane Sandy slammed New York and New England, an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 classic and specialty vehicles were lost. Harvey’s toll could be comparable.
“It’s going to be on par (with Sandy),” Klinger said. “Whether there are more vehicles lost to Sandy vs this, we won’t have that answer for a couple weeks, at the very minimum.”
But at this point in the Texas disaster, Klinger notes, the fate of collector cars takes a back seat to the people who are endangered or have had their lives so badly disrupted.
“First and foremost, we’re most concerned about people’s personal safety and well-being,” he said. “The cars are special and all that, but they’re secondary compared with people’s lives.”
Classic car dealers in the Houston area are bracing for the influx of owners seeking assistance with flood-damaged vehicles.
“I would imagine that as things kind of clear up here, I’ll start getting calls from people looking for help,” James Stanley at Gateway Classic Cars’ Houston dealership told ClassicCars.com Journal.
Stanley said their business was fortunate in not having any flood damage to the showroom or collector vehicles.
“When we came in yesterday, we were relieved that we didn’t have any damage to anything,” he said.
Once car owners are able to get back to their homes, or what’s left of them, there are some things that should be done immediately if they want to save their vehicles.
“The big thing is getting it dry, getting the rust out of there, make sure no rust is settling in,” Stanley said. “The one thing that kills a classic is rust.”
Klinger suggested that those returning to their homes also need to give their flooded cars some attention amid all the household chaos.
“You want to minimize further damage,” Klinger said. “That’s critical because if your car is flooded, chances are your house is flooded and the car might get a lower priority. But if you want to fix the car down the road, there are simple steps you should do now to minimize further damage.
“The first thing you want to do is to disconnect the battery. Once the electrical system is under water, damage is happening. And roll down the windows if you can or leave the doors open, start to get some ventilation to it.”
Rugs and other movable interior and trunk items should be taken out, since these things can hold moisture against the vulnerable metal parts of the body and frame.
Since water can enter and mix with the oil and other fluids in the engine, transmission, differential, fuel tank and brake-system hydraulics, drain them as soon as possible and replace the fluids. Do not attempt to start or drive the vehicle until after the fluids have been changed.
Once the flood waters have gone and other priorities are dealt with, the vehicle owner will have to decide what to do next with the water-damaged classic.
“Anything can be fixed, by the way,” Klinger noted. “Cars that were flooded in Katrina and Sandy got fixed, but you have to literally tear the car apart to the bare body, have it chemically dipped and have it rebuilt back up.
“What determines if a vehicle has been totaled is how much it’s going to take to repair it relative to what the vehicle is insured for.”
If the car is declared totaled, the owner has two choices: take the insurance-company check and hand over the car or truck to the insurer for disposal, or if the owner wants to repair it regardless, keep the car and receive a check minus the salvage value of the vehicle.
On that note, Klinger added that policy holders always need to make sure their classics are insured for their full value, which in the case of most classic-vehicle insurers, involves a declared value that’s agreed upon with the owner.
“If it’s underinsured, it’s totaled relative to its insured value,” he said. “All of a sudden it gets totaled for what it’s insured for rather than what the car is worth. That’s not a situation you want to be in.”
Many owners who opt to keep their flood-damaged vehicles do so because they are highly valuable, into the six figures or beyond where the cost of restoration makes sense. Or else they do so because the classic has sentimental value, or is a family heirloom, in which case the owner is willing to go under water financially as well as literally.
The collector car losses due to Harvey are expected to be similar to those incurred from Sandy, with most vehicles being in the lower end of market values because those are the ones more-likely to be stored at people’s homes in typical neighborhoods. Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros were the most-reported flood-damaged cars after Sandy, according to insurance industry reports.
“The vast number of losses will be entry-level type cars, cars with less than $50,000 value,” Klinger said. “Once you get to higher-end vehicles or people who have large collections, more thought goes into where the vehicle is stored, meaning it’s not in a low-lying flood zone.
“There might be some higher-end vehicles impacted, but it’s not going to be the majority of them.”
Looking further down the road, potential buyers of classic cars or any used cars must be on the lookout for vehicles that have been inundated in floods, and most likely will turn out to be lemons. Although titles for insured vehicle are branded with salvage notations for flood cars, fraudulent sellers will ship cars through various states where the brand can be lost, and the vehicle appears to be an undamaged.
Flood cars that have never had insurance claims could also be sold with unbranded titles since the damage was never reported.
As with the used-car market after Katrina and Sandy, there are expected to be thousands of flood-damaged cars offered as undamaged used vehicles in the coming months. The National Crime Insurance Bureau issued a warning Thursday to consumers regarding flood cars.
“NICB warns that buyers be particularly careful in the coming weeks and months as thousands of Harvey-damaged vehicles may reappear for sale in their areas,” according to a news release. “Vehicles that were not insured may be cleaned up and put up for sale by the owner or an unscrupulous dealer with no disclosure of the flood damage.”
To detect whether a vehicle has been in a flood:
 Sit in the car with the doors and windows closed and take a good sniff, which could reveal the scent of moisture or mold. Also look and smell for any air freshener that could be masking the musty odor.
 Look for obvious signs of dirty water being present in the interior, such as on rugs and upholstery (beware of recent replacements), or silt under the seats and behind the dashboard.
 Examine under the hood for signs of water. Use a flashlight to check behind mechanical parts and in crevasses for signs of silt or debris accumulation. Do the same in the hidden areas of the trunk.
 Check any exposed metal parts, such as screw heads, for unusual signs of rust as well as under doors, body sills and wheel wells. Once a car has been under water, it can rust unseen from the inside out.
 Look for droplets of condensation inside headlights and taillights, dashboard gauges and interior lights.
While those checks will provide some assurance, bringing a vehicle to a reputable mechanic for a more-thorough inspection would be the best course of action. If the seller refuses a mechanic’s inspection, then walk away.
And that includes collector cars and trucks. So even for a love-at-first-sight dream car, beware of the flood-damaged classic vehicle that could turn into a total nightmare.
photo credit: © 2017 classiccars.com
text credit: © 2017 Bob Golfen / classiccars.com 

Tuesday

ENGLAND ON THE 10TH

1965 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH AUCTION
by Essex 
Five Lakes Crowne Plaza Resort
Tolleshunt Knight, Maldon, Essex
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1702 416 153

photo credit: © 2017  Essex Classic Cars

FRANCE ON THE 10TH

 
1937 TALBOT LAGO

THE CHANTILLY SALE
by Bonhams
Chateau de Chantilly
Chantilly
France


+33 1 42 61 10 11

photo credit: © 2017 Bonhams

 

ITALY ON THE 9TH

LEGGENDA E PASSIONE
by RM / Sothebys
Ferrari SpA
Maranello
Italy


+39 (0) 2 9475 3812

ENGLAND ON THE 9TH

1927 BENTLEY

GOODWOOD REVIVAL
by Bonhams
Goodwood Raceway
Chichester, Goodwood
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7447 7447

photo credit: © 2017 Bonhams

CANADA ON THE 8TH

RED DEER FALL FINALE
by Electric Garage
Westerner Park
Red Deer, Alberta
Canada


1-888-296-0528

ENGLAND ON THE 6TH

LONDON
by RM / Sothebys
Battersea Evolution
Chelsea Bridge Entrance
Battersea Park
London
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7851 7070

TEXAS ON THE 6TH

DALLAS
featuring The Bruce Church Collection
The Freddie Mack Widmer Collection
A Private Collection
The Macho Trans Am Collection
The Kingston Collection
The Jerry Strickland Collection
The James Hoyo Collection
The Bobby Bouldin Collection
The Matt Wagoner Collection
by Mecum
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, Texas


1-262-275-5050

Monday

TENNESSEE ON THE 4TH

THE MARY ELIZABETH AND BOBBY LEWIS HODGE ESTATE
by Kimball Sterling
158 McMacken Road
Limestone, Tennessee


1-423-773-4073
1-423-928-1471

INDYCAR IN NEW YORK

I just love the track at Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first track I saw Formula One at and did so for many years. The area there is just beautiful. Today Alexander Rossi won his first road course. He was followed by Scot Dixon who is considered "Mr. Watkins Glen." Third went to Ryan Hunter-Reay. Rossi kind of upset the apple cart as we are rolling into the last race and championship run in California in two weeks. Doing the math they say that eight drivers can be the champion. We will see.

Sato and Kanaan both had a lot of problems today and ended up in 19th and 20th. Ed Carpenter's team ended in 12th and 15th.

FORMULA ONE IN ITALY

After adding his name to the pole-sitting record (#69) Hamilton went on to win the race. From now on that record will belong to him. His teammate, Bottas, came in second. Sebastian Vettel came in third. The crowd treated Vettel like a king. He is not Italian, but he is the lead driver for Ferrari who is now celebrating its 70th year in production.

Massa finished 8th and Hulkenberg finished 13th. The Haas Team finished in 11th and 15th.

photo credit: © 2017 gpupdate.net

Saturday

CONNECTICUT ON THE 3RD

THE LIME ROCK AUCTION
by Dragone
Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, Connecticut


1-203-335-4643

Friday

ILLINOIS ON THE 2ND

CISNE VILLAGE
by Paul's
Downtown Cisne
Cisne, Illinois


1-618-838-1454

INDIANA ON THE 2ND

THE AUBURN AUCTION
featuring The Jimmie Taylor Collection 
The Chuck Runyon Estate Collection
The Allen Smith Collection
by Worldwide
National Automotive and Truck Museum
Auburn, Indiana


1800-990-6789

 

MONTANA ON THE 2ND

BILLINGS, MONTANA
by Classic Car Auction Group
Metrapark Expo Center
Billings, Montana


1-406-698-7930
1-406-698-0048

IDAHO ON THE 2ND

1953 MG TD

SUN VALLEY
by Silver
Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley, Idaho


1-800-255-4485

photo credit: © 2017 Silver

Thursday

ENGLAND ON THE 2ND

1953 MATCHLESS G3LS

THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM SALE
by H and H
The National Motorcycle Museum
Bickenhill, Solihill, West Midlands
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1926 210 035

photo credit: © 2017 H and H

ENGLAND ON THE 2ND

1949 CADILLAC

THE SALON PRIVE SALE 2017
by Silverstone
Blemheim Palace
Woodstock
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1926 691 141

photo credit: © 2017 Silverstone

ENGLAND ON THE 2ND OF SEPTEMBER

 
1932 ALVIS FIREFLY
THE BEAULIEU SALE
by Bonhams
The National Motor Museum
Brokenhurst, Beaulieu
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7447 7447

photo credit: © 2017 Bonhams

VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

CHECK DAILY
 
ONLINE AUCTION
 

Monday

INDIANA ON THE 31ST

AUBURN
by Auctions America
Auburn Auction Park
Auburn, Indiana


1-260-927-9797

ALABAMA ON THE 29TH

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION
by Pearce and Associates
by 720 Fulton Springs Road
Alabaster, Alabama

ONLINE ONLY AUCTION


1-205-664-4300



FORMULA ONE IN BELGIUM


Lewis Hamilton was the winner and another thing he got this weekend was a tie in the pole position record. He is now tied with Michael Schmacher with 68 poles. His next one will be his record which he will probably have the rest of my life. Second place went to Sebastian Vettel and third to Daniel Ricciardo,

Nico Hulkenberg got another 6th place and Massa came in 8th. The Haas Team ended up in 7th and 15th.

There will be some jumping around of drivers as some of their contracts will end. I am sure that Alonso will be the first one out of the box. Also, both drivers for Force India since it seems that they are not team  players. They will go at the team's request.

INDYCAR IN MISSOURI

Newgarden has done it again. With only two races left in the Indycar series he may just be the champion. This race in St. Louis was very nice. They hadn't been here since 2003 and it had been recently redone by new owners. This race was a 500 miler and I am sure that they will be back here for years to come. Scot Dixon and Simon Pagenaud came in 2nd and 3rd.

Sebastian Bourdais returned from his injuries last May during the Indy 500 qualifying. He finished in 10th even though he was feeling a little nervous about his return. The rest of my favorites didn't fare so well. Ed Carpenter's team had Hildebrand in the wall on lap 100 and likewise for Carpenter on lap 5. Tony Kanaan hit the wall on the pace lap no less, but went back in until lap 168. Takuma Sato got sucked up in the Carpenter crash on lap 5.

Speaking of Takuma Sato, he will be jumping teams at the end of the season. He is going the |Bobby Rahal / David Letterman team as a second car. This will probably be good since he and Rahal have some good history together. There will probably be a flood of jumping since all contracts are up this year.


photo credit: © 2017 Indycar