Sunday

'DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES'

I hope that Sunday's Indy 500 goes off without a hitch. It really is a very dangerous race. Of course, they all are. I am excited that 3 of my favorites for this race are starting in the first three rows. My fourth favorite is out of the race due to an accident during qualifying.
 

Thursday

CALIFORNIA ON THE 28TH

ANTIQUE AUCTION
by Hewlett's
Eastman Hall
Chowchilla Fairgrounds
Chowchilla, California


1-209-500-8801

PENNSYLVANIA ON THE 27TH

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Dotta
330 West Moorestown Road
Nazareth, Pennsylvania


1-610-759-7389

INDIANA ON THE 27TH

1931 BUICK

HOOSIER CLASSIC SPRING AUCTION
by Earlywine
1500 North Reed Road
Kokomo, Indiana


1-765-438-6041

photo credit: © 2017 Earlywine

TEXAS ON THE 27TH

1946 MERCURY

MIDLAND-ODESSA AUCTION
by Dan Kruse
The Horseshoe
Midland County Multipurpose Facility
Midland, Texas


1-866-495-8111

photo credit: © 2017 Dan Kruse Classics

ITALY ON THE 27TH

VILLA ERBA
by RM/Sothebys
Villa Erba
Cernobbio, Italy


+44 (0) 20 7851 7070

Tuesday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 26TH

1969 MUSTANG 429-4V BOSS

CAMARO VS. MUSTANG
by Hemmings / Speeddigital

ONLINE AUCTION



1969 CAMARO SS

photo credit: © 2017 Hemmings / Speeddigital

Monday

NICKY HAYDEN........1981 - 2017

An American motorcycle racer in the European racing scene. In 2006 he was the MotoGP world champion. In last year's standings he was 5th. Known as "The Kentucky Kid" left no doubt where he was from. Considering how dangerous motorcycle racing is he was killed while riding a bicycle for training purposes in Italy.

photo credit: © 2017 Google

Sunday

231.595 AND THEN 'WHAM'


Sebastian Bourdais had just pulled the fastest qualifying lap for the Indy 500 when he lost control and plunged into the wall. As you probably know he is on my list of favorite drivers because I know he is a very good driver, but hasn't had much luck lately. Although he started off this year with a bang and then dropping into the 'no luck' mode. In the past under CART/Champ series which came before the latest Indy Car series he was the series champ four times.

He apparently has several fractures of the pelvis and has undergone surgery I hope that at 38 years of age this is not a career ending accident.

Highest qualifier of the day, Ed Carpenter, another personal favorite.

video credit: © 2017 YouTube

MICHIGAN ON THE 25TH

FANTASTIC AUCTION
by Braun & Helmer
10574 West Michigan Avenue
Saline, Michigan


1-734-368-1733
1-734-368-1734

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 23RD

CLASSIC & EXOTICS
by BNO

ONLINE AUCTION

MICHIGAN ON THE 23RD

COUNTRY AUCTION
by Braun & Helmer
20616 Logan Road
Manchester, Michigan


1-734-368-1733
1-734-368-1734

AUSTRALIA ON THE 22ND

 
 1938 CADILLAC

SHANNONS SYDNEY AUTUMN CLASSIC
by Shannons
65 Reserve Road
St. Leonards, Sydney
Australia


+61 (0) 13 46 46

photo credit: © 2017 Shannons

ENGLAND ON THE 21ST

1959 ALFA ROMEO

THE SPA CLASSIC SALE
by Bonhams
Le Circuit de Spa Francorchamps
Francorchamps
Belgium


+44 (0) 20 7447 7447

photo credit: © 2017 Bonhams

WASHINGTON ON THE 20TH

1941 GRAHAM HOLLYWOOD

2017 SPRING CLASSIC COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION
by Lucky Old Car
Lemay Marymount Event Center
Tacoma, Washington


1-888-672-0020

photo credit: © 2017 Lucky Old Car

Wednesday

NORTH DAKOTA ON THE 20TH

CLASSIC AUTO AUCTION
by Central City
Central City Auto Auction
925 11th Street North
Carrington, North Dakota


1-701-652-CARS

PENNSYLVANIA ON THE 20TH

PUBLIC AUCTION
by Leaman
2400 Brinton Bridge Road
West Chester, Pennsylvania


1-717-464-1128

VIRGINIA ON THE 20TH

1974 TRIUMPH

ESTATE SALE
by Lanyon
11017 Pridesville Road
Amelia, Virginia


1-804-363-9620

photo credit: © 2017 Lanyon
 

MONTANA ON THE 20TH

1993 CORVETTE

MISSOULA AUCTION
by Silver
Missoula County Fairgrounds
Missoula, Montana


1-800-255-4485

photo credit: © 2017 Silver

COLLECTORS IN ALL COUNTRIES WILL HAVE TO FIGHT THE PROBLEM IN THE NEAR FUTURE


With an internationally recognized concours d’elegance, multiple vintage car clubs and museums, and tens of thousands of collectors restoring old cars, India’s collector car scene has grown rapidly over the last several years. However, that growth may come to a halt with the pending passage into law of a government agency’s order banning all old cars – regardless of historical value – from Delhi.
The National Green Tribunal‘s order, issued in November 2014, called for a blanket ban on all diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles 15 years or older from Delhi, the country’s capital and second-largest city, citing high levels of air pollution. That order made no exceptions, however, and as pointed out in a recent Economic Times article, the order is set to become law in Delhi, barring any last-minute protestations of the city’s historic vehicle advocates.
“A complete ban will surely kill the historic vehicle movement,” Ravi Prakash told the Economic Times.
Prakash, of Bangalore, recently formed the FHVI in part to address the NGT old car ban – and similar bans predicted for India’s other major cities – and to request an exemption for historic cars similar to the exemption the FFVE got from the Paris old car ban last year. Of the 20 million cars on the road in India, observers estimate about 10,000 of them qualify as historic vehicles.
Whether the NGT will consider arguments for historic vehicle exemptions is up in the air. In granting temporary exemptions to the order to the organizers of Delhi’s 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally the last three years, the NGT has requested proof that the rally benefits charities, and appeared unlikely to waver from its initial ruling otherwise.
“Prima facie, we are against running of such vehicles and you are totally barred by our order,” the NGT wrote. “We make it clear that none of the vintage cars would be otherwise permitted on the roads of NCR (National Capital Region), Delhi, nor any authority would issue fitness certificates to them without specific order of the tribunal,”
In addition, the country’s Supreme Court upheld the ban in April 2015, arguing that it should not discourage the NGT or interfere with its order.
However, Gautam Sen, FIVA’s vice president of external relations, said he believes the NGT simply “doesn’t see any difference between any old polluting taxi versus a historic vehicle. If the proper representation and explanation is provided to the NGT and the concerned bureaucrats in government, the exemption (I hope) should come through.”
Indeed, the NGT’s order concerning diesel trucks recently suffered a setback after a recent amendment to that order calling for the de-registration of diesel-powered vehicles in Delhi sparked protestations by truck drivers and transport companies. In January, the Indian Supreme Court told the NGT to focus on reducing other sources of air pollution instead of banning old diesels; then last month, the Indian government stated that the NGT violated the law with its diesel order.
Should no exemption come through, Sen said he believes the NGT could expand the order to cover other heavily polluted Indian cities. “Historically, whatever environmental measures have been taken for Delhi, were soon applicable to all Indian class A cities,” Sen said. “In terms of pollution levels, though Delhi leads, cities like Bombay, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta (Kolkata) are not too far behind.”
Proponents of an exemption for historic vehicles from the NGT order note that whatever pollutants those vehicles emit are mitigated by the minimal use of the vehicles, primarily to shows and rallies or for occasional weekend use.
According to Sen, the NGT order is expected to become law this July.
text credit: © 2017 Hemmings

Tuesday

ENGLAND ON THE 18TH

1966 FERRARI 275 GTB-4

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL HALLS
by COYS
The Royal Horticultural Halls
Westminster, London
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 208 614 7888

photo credit: © 2017 COYS

PENNSYLVANIA ON THE 18TH

ONLINE AUCTION ONLY
by Brian Carey

ONLINE AUCTION


1-814-539-7653

MARYLAND ON THE 18TH

1930 PIERCE ARROW

CRUISIN' OCEAN CITY
by Express
Ocean City Convention Center
Ocean City, Maryland


1-410-243-9999

photo credit: © 2017 Express Auctioneers

Monday

WASHINGTON ON THE 17TH

1948 CADILLAC

BIG SKY COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION 2017
by Silver
DAA Northwest
Spokane, Washington


1-800-255-4485

photo credit: © 2017 Silver

INDIANA ON THE 16TH

INDY
by Mecum
featuring The Bob McDorman Collection
The Dallas and Ammie Collection
The Mike Guarise Collection
The Lynch Collection
The Dennis Albaugh Collection
The Cliff Ernst Collection
The Klairmont Kollection
The Clarence Arnoldussen Collection
The 2010 Spring Classic Collection
A Virginia Muscle Car Collection
The Uncle TJ's Collection
The Bowtie Collection
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, Indiana


1-262-275-5050

FORMULA ONE IN SPAIN

LEWIS HAMILTON

A sunny day in Spain left Lewis Hamilton with the win. Sebastian Vettel came in second and Daniel Ricciardo, his first podium finish this year, came in third. The teammates of each one of these drivers did not finish.

Nico Hulkenberg came in 6th and Felipe Massa came in 13th. The Haas Team finished in 10th and 14th. The Force India team has been doing better and better with each race, inspite of their ugly pink color. Today they finished in 4th and 5th.

photo credit: © 2017 GPUpdate.net



INDYCAR IN INDIANA

DIXON, 2ND - POWER, 1ST - HUNTER-REAY, 3RD

On the build-up to the Indy 500 they hold this race two weeks before the 500. In the old days the month of May was practice only. They hold this race at the Speedway, but use the road course left over from Formula One days instead of the oval track. Will Power (I still love that name) came in first for his second win of the season. Which was win number 30 on his overall wins and puts him number 11 on the overall wins for everybody. Third went to Ryan Hunter-Reay which was his 100th top ten finish.

Tony Kanaan and Takuma Sato ended up in 20th and 12th. Sebastian Bourdais unfortunately went out in the first lap. Favorite team, Ed Carpenter Racing, ended up in 9th and 14th. Juan Pablo Montoya, although not racing this season, finished 10th as a practice run to the 500.

Next, the Indy 500.

photo credit: © 2017 racingcarnews.com



Saturday

ENGLAND ON THE 13TH

1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2

THE ASTON MARTIN SALE
by Bonhams
The Aston Martin Works
Newport Pagnell
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 20 7447 7447 

photo credit: © 2017 Bonhams

Monday

ENGLAND ON THE 13TH

1932 MG J2

THE MAY SALE 2017
by Silverstone
The Wing
Silverstone Raceway
Northhamptonshire
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1926 691 141

photo credit: © 2017 Silverstone

WASHINGTON ON THE 13TH

1929 FORD

THE HOLLEN ESTATE SALE
by Silver
ADDRESS NOT GIVEN
Spokane, Washington


1-800-255-4485

photo credit: © 2017 Silver

MONTANA ON THE 13TH

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


1-406-698-0048

INDIANA ON THE 11TH

AUBURN SPRING
featuring A Military Collection
Level Five Motorsports
by Auctions America
Auburn Auction Park
Auburn, Indiana


1-877-906-2437

ENGLAND ON THE 10TH

1936 EXCELSIOR 350 MANXMAN

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
by Charterhouse
Royal Bath and West Showground
Shepton Mallet
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1935 812 277

photo credit: © 2017 Charterhouse

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 9TH

CLASSIC & EXOTIC
by BNO

ONLINE AUCTION


1-213-622-9000

ABOUT CATAWIKI

The online auction company, Catawiki, has decided to run their auctions a different way. Now, instead of dividing their auctions into categories of automobiles, motorcycles, classics, French, British, German, Italian, etc., they now post them in one lump for the day. This makes it difficult for me to separate them. I will be discontinuing to post them until I can figure out how I want to do it. I would like to encourage all of you to continue visiting their website at www.catawiki.com on a daily basis because it is one of the best online auction companies I have ever seen. I will post them again in the future.

Saturday

NEW HAMPSHIRE ON THE 7TH

TRANSPORTATION AUCTION
by Brookline
Brookline Event Center and Auction Gallery
Brookline, New Hanpshire


1-603-673-4474

ENGLAND ON THE 7TH

1933 ARMSTRONG SIDDLEY

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Essex
Crowne Plaza Resort
Tolleshunt Knight
Maldon, Essex
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1621 868 888

photo credit: © 2017 Essex Classic Car Auction

Friday

WISCONSIN ON THE 6TH

1934 FORD

COLLECTOR CARS
by van der Brink
N4186 County Road East
Hustisford, Wisconsin


1-605-201-7005

photo credit: © 2017 van der Brink

Thursday

A NICE CONVERSATION WITH THE NEXT TWO OLD-AGE RETIREMENTS FROM INDYCAR

Hard to tell exactly when it will happen, but it won't be too long. Both in their early 40's and both still very competitive as witnessed by their last race where Castroneves came in 4th and Kanaan came in 6th. Both of these drivers will be greatly missed when it happens.

CANADA ON THE 5TH

THE TORONTO SPRING CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by CCP
International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada


1-416-92-7500

ARKANSAS ON THE 5TH

JONESBORO SPRING CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Smith
NBC Expo Center
Jonesboro, Arkansas


1-800-861-7648

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 5TH

1967 HONDA Z50M

MINI-BIKE AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Wednesday

TEXAS ON THE 4TH

1948 LINCOLN

CRUISIN' NOCONA
by Vacari
Vacari Auction Falicity
210 West Walnut Street
Nocona, Texas


1-504-264-CARS

photo credit: © 2017 Vacari

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 4TH

1969 VOLKSWAGEN

CULT CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Tuesday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 3RD

1991 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2.0

MODERN CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION


photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Monday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 2ND

1980 SUZUKI GS849G

MODERN CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 2ND

1950 SAROLEA 500

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 2ND

1977 HARLEY-DAVIDSON IRONHEAD 1000

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AUCTION
by Catawiki.com

ONLINE AUCTION
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Sunday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 1ST OF MAY

1965 PORSCHE 911

CLASSIC AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

FORMULA ONE IN RUSSIA

VETTEL, 2ND - TONY ROSS FROM MERCEDES - BOTTAS, 1ST - RAIKKONEN, 3RD

Even though I spent several years getting tired of Sebastian Vettel's complaining and constant winning (a plus for him, can't take away what a good driver he is) I found myself cheering him on at the end of this race. We all have to give it to Bottas for a fine job and I guess that is what Mercedes saw in him for their choice. For Bottas this was a first win in Formula One. He bemoaned the fact that it took him over 80 races to do it. He shouldn't be so hard on himself because there have been drivers that drove hundreds of races never to win. Vettel was so close at the end, only 0.617 seconds behind. His teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, came in third.

My favorites are the same, with Hulkenberg in at 8th and Massa finishing 9th due to a last minute flat tire. The American Haas Team had Magnussen in 13th and Grosjean out on lap 52.

A TRULY HAPPY FOR BOTTAS LOOK FROM FORMER TEAMMATE MASSA

I have to give the drivers credit for all appearing happy that Bottas won with handshakes and pats on the back. Although, a cool one from Raikkonen, what would you expect from the 'Iceman.' Or could it be because there is a new Finn in town.



Also a nice touch from Putin. He didn't just pass the trophy and run....he spoke to each of the top winning drivers back stage. This is something that rarely happens.

photo credit: © 2017 gpupdate.net


JOE LENOARD.........1932 - 2017

A three-time Grand National Champion in the motorcycle field in the late 50's. Then switching to USAC (former Indycars) in the 60's and 70's. During that time he was the teammate of many top level drivers. A touch older than most of them, but still very competitive.

photo credit: © 2017 Indycar

INDYCAR IN ARIZONA

After years of chasing a win on an oval track, Simon Pagenaud finally makes it his day. Followed across the line by his teammate Will Power. Third went to Ed Carpenter Racing's J. R. Hildebrand. In this race I was watching my usual favorites for Oval racing Tony Kanaan who came in 6th, Ed Carpenter who was 7th, Takumo Sato who went out on an accident on lap 135 and Sebastian Bourdais who went out in a five-car pile up in the first lap.

My very favorite team for Oval's is Ed Carpenter Racing, who have flown under different names over the last few years, finished in the places mentioned, 3rd and 7th.

photo credit: © 2017 Indycar

Saturday

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 30TH

 
1972 MG C
 
ENGLISH CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION


photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki

Friday

AUSTRALIA ON THE 29TH

SHEPPARTON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Lloyd's
Shepparton Motor Museum
Victoria
Australia


+6 (0) 7 5559 1999

IDAHO ON THE 29TH

1952 GMC SUBURBAN

BIRD ESTATE SALE
by Silver
325 Bird Ranch Road
Sagle, Idaho


1-800-255-4485

photo credit: © 2017 Silver

INDIANA ON THE 29TH

1936 PLYMOUTH

FIFTH SEMI-ANNUAL LOUISVILLE AUCTION
by High Line Enterprises
New World Class Facility
Clark County Auto Auction
Jeffersonville, Indiana


1-615-496-2277

photo credit: © 2017 High Line

Tuesday

ENGLAND ON THE 28TH

1936 PEUGEOT 302

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by SWVA
South West Vehicle Auction
61 Ringwood Road
Poole
Dorset
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1202 745 466

photo credit: © 2017 SWVA

MARYLAND ON THE 28TH

1931 FORD

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES
by Skinner
274 Cedar Hill Street
Marborough, Maryland


1-508-970-3000

photo credit: © 2017 Skinner

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 28TH

1938 BMW 327

EXCLUSIVE CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki


CALIFORNIA ON THE 27TH

1956 THUNDERBIRD

VEHICLES FROM THE MOVIES
by Picture Car Warehouse
18959 Parthenia Road
Northridge, California
and 
34855 Petersen Road
Aqua Dulce, California


1-800-758-TIGER

photo credit: © 2017 Tiger

VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON THE 27TH

1936 SIMCA BALILLA SPIDER

ITALIAN CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
by Catawiki

ONLINE AUCTION
 
 
photo credit: © 2017 Catawiki