Bonhams, the international fine art and collectors' motor car auction house announced today that it would be supporting the first Chinese Motoring Concours d'Elegance in Shanghai that takes place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October 2013.
James Knight, Group Motoring Director at Bonhams, comments: "We are delighted to support China-Rendez-Vous Limited, the organisers of the Bund Classic for this first ever concours, who should be applauded for presenting this event. China is very much an emerging market for this sector and we are delighted to offer our support from the outset. There is no doubt that the Bund Classic will further promote and develop the motor car market in China and I predict it will grow in the years ahead."
"Bonhams enjoys an enviable position as the auction house that holds the most world auction records for premier motoring marques. As a multi-national company, we have good representation in the region with Hong Kong as our sale-room hub and representation in Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Taiwan."
Knight, who has been a classic car auction specialist for 30 years, will be present at the Bund-Classic and delighted to meet fellow enthusiasts. He started his career in 1983 and now presides over approximately 25 classic car and motorcycle auctions world-wideper year. He is an advisor to museums, manufacturers and institutions; a racer of historic motor sport cars; and an owner of a 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster.
Bonhams, which has a presence in 27 countries and five continents, is one of the world's leading international auction houses and enjoys an unrivalled leadership in the field of Collectors' Motor Cars. The company recently cemented its leadership of the motor car auction business with its record breaking sale of the ex-Juan Manuel Fangio Formula 1 Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car for £19.6m (CNY191m) at Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12th 2013.
Bonhams now hold the world auction records for no fewer than 10 principal marques – including Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lagonda, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce and Talbot-Lago.
Bonhams schedule motor car auctions in the primary markets of the USA and Europe, but have also conducted auctions in Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Bonhams can boast some of the most prestigious auction venues including Quail Lodge over the Pebble Beach concours weekend; Scottsdale, Arizona; and New York in the USA. Auctions also take place in Europe at the Grand Palais, Paris; Monaco; London; the annual Aston Martin auction at the company's factory; and the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival meetings.
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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com