As you are reading this, the world’s most desirable automobiles are arriving in California. If you have been looking to spice up your collection, the auctions are a great way to get a feel for the market. Our social media team has their marching orders, so we thought we would let you see what each auction has to offer.
The first automotive auction to Simulcast on NBCSN and YouTube, Dana Mecum and company offer an experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. From negotiating the reserve with the consignor to the vocal audience, the anticipation of the hammer is not for the faint of heart. Taking place at the Hyatt Regency from Thursday to Saturday, Mecum puts on a show unlike any other. Their primetime lineup will include exquisite Lamborghinis from Marshall Goldman’s private collection, so be sure to tune in.
Guests of the Portola Hotel will be able to see 150 classics and exotics find new owners. Their primetime lineup includes a ’65 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage (convertible), a LaFerrari, ’66 Ford GT40, ’68 Porsche 908 Short Tail, and Saturday night will culminate with a ’62 Ferrari 250 GTO
Russo & Steele
Located next to Fisherman’s Wharf, Russo & Steele offers an exciting experience. Under their giant tents, the action plays out like theatre-in-the-round. You see the cars, and you can easily spot who is bidding against you. Much like high-stakes poker, whoever calls your bluff will go home with the car you wanted.
Gooding & Co.
The only auction to take place at Pebble Beach, Gooding is held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Look for the giant tent at the corner of Stevenson Dr. and Portola Rd. On Thursday, the Tour d’Elegance will begin there on Thursday morning, so be there at 7 am to see the cars line up. If you plan on previewing the auction, the 17-Mile Drive is one of the most scenic roads in the world.
Located at the Quail Lodge, Bonhams will offer 135 classics on Friday the 24th. Previews are available Wednesday and Thursday 9 am-6 pm, and Friday morning from 8:30 am until the auction starts at 10 am. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will be host to several new car unveilings, and we will be there streaming the event.
If you plan on attending any of these, look for our red bags. Inside them will the September issue of the world’s best car magazine, with a great incentive to renew your subscription. Stay with us for all your Monterey coverage. Look for this guy wearing green pants and a duPont REGISTRY hat.