Cars
Jun 20

Ron Pratte To Auction Off Car Collection At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Ron Pratte bought this 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Whenever a noted collector puts some of his cars on the block, it’s big news in the vintage-car community.

At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, a number of high-end cars were sold out of the collection of the late Malcolm Pray, who died last summer. Tops on the list was a stunning Figoni et Falaschi-bodied 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster known as “Malcolm’s French Mistress,” which sold for a jaw-dropping $6.6 million, fully 10 percent above the high estimate.

But now comes news that makes the Pray collection look like a mere drop in the bucket.

Jun 9

Subaru BRZ newest entry to affordable, lightweight sports car class

(Photo: Tom Jensen)

For a company best known for its frumpy but utilitarian compact SUVs and sedans and its fast-and-furious rally car-based WRX and STI sedans, the BRZ is a revelation. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The affordable sports car has long been one of the most revered classes of automobiles for enthusiasts.

Triumph and MG got the ball rolling in the 1950s and early ’60s, then the Nissan 240Z exploded on the scene just as the decade of the ’70s was set to take off. The Mazda Miata was a stunning success when it was introduced in 1990, and Honda followed suit in ’99 with the wonderful S2000 roadster.

Jun 8

Huge Arsenal Of Military Vehicles To Be Auctioned Off In July

K11 Surface-to-Surface Missile (SCUD-A) (Photo: Auctions America)

K11 Surface-to-Surface Missile (SCUD-A) (Photo: Auctions America)

Wish you had something in your driveway with a little more … power? Well, now’s your chance.

One of the largest collections of military machines in the United States is being auctioned July 11-12 in California.

It was curated over the years by the late Jacques Littlefield, who housed the collection at his Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley.