Ignition Spring/Summer 2013

The months from April to July are always a busy and exciting time for
the Bonhams Motoring department, with a packed auction calendar
including sales at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford, Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, and of course at the
Goodwood Festival of Speed.

After another impressive run of auctions in 2013 so far – including
record-breaking sales in the US at Vegas and Scottsdale in January, and €13 million at the Grand Palais in Paris in February – the department is hoping to continue the trend over the next few months through a number of exciting consignments for these upcoming sales.

Leading the way is without doubt the double Formula 1 Grand Prix winning Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his eventual five world drivers' championship titles in 1954, the consignment of which Bonhams Chairman Robert Brooks has described as one of the key moments of his career. This remarkable car – the only one to ever be offered at public auction – will be entered into the Festival of Speed Sale alongside a 1955 Maserati 300S and a number ofother important motor cars.

The Bonhams Aston Martin sale always attracts exceptional motor cars,
and this year is no exception. Among early consignments is a unique
DB4GT that was designed by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro and is the only one of its kind with coachwork by Bertone. Despite all the distractions caused by these exciting consignments over the past few weeks we have still found time to bring you an ignition full of the traditional mix of news and sale reviews.

Our Guest's Choice this issue comes from Aston Martin Works Managing Director Kingsley Riding-Felce, who offers a new take on the feature by choosing his top Aston Martins of the 20th and 21st centuries.

On top of all this we have a new feature for 2013, which offers further insight into the personalities that make up the Bonhams Motoring department. Rupert Banner and Ben Walker discuss the
highlights of their careers so far.

  1. Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia

    Page 3

    Global Sale Reviews

    BALLY'S HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA

    Thursday 10 January 2013

    As the last issue of ignition went to press the Motorcycle department
    was about to hold its third annual auction in Las Vegas. The sale – the Bonhams Motoring team's first of 2013 – was the most successful to
    date, attracting a record crowd to its new venue and ...

  2. Henning Thomsen

    Page 6

    News

    BONHAMS WELCOMES HENNING THOMSEN TO THE EUROPEAN MOTOR CAR DEPARTMENT

    The Motoring team welcomes Henning Thomsen, who joined Bonhams as Denmark representative in February. Henning has more than 50 years' experience within the collectors' motor car market, having bought
    his first vehicle – a Fiat 500 Topolino – at 17. In his spare time he is a steward and scrutineer with the ...

  3. The Spring Stafford Sale Important Pioneer, Vintage & Collectors' Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia

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    Forthcoming sales

    PIONEER, VINTAGE AND COLLECTORS' MOTORCYCLES AND RELATED MEMORABILIA

    THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC
    MOTORCYCLE SHOW, STAFFORD, UK

    Sunday 28 April 2013

    The Motorcycle department's ever-popular annual sale at the nternational Classic MotorCycle Show will once again offer its traditional wide and eclectic mix of collectors' machines.

    Leading consignments is a fully-restored, matching numbers Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle that formed part of ...

  4. 1954 2½-litre Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Grand-Prix Single-Seater

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

    THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE:

    COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
    GOODWOOD HOUSE, CHICHESTER, UK

    Friday 12 July 2013

    Bonhams is set to make history at this year's Festival of Speed, offering for sale the Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to his second Formula 1 drivers' championship in 1954. The 2½-liter straight-eight single-seater – chassis ...

  5. Rupert Banner

    Page 16

    Rupert Banner - Career Highlights

    RUPERT BANNER

    Vice President of Business Development,New York

    He says: "This year is my 20th in the auction business. There are so many enjoyable elements to the job, including collection sales, pioneering new venues, traveling around the world and – of course – having to be ever more inventive to secure business in a competitive market. Of all the deals that ...

  6. Ben Walker

    Page 17

    Ben Walker - Career Highlights

    BEN WALKER

    Head of Motorcycle Department London

    He says: "I joined the Bonhams Motorcycle Department in late 2002
    and there have been many highlights over the past decade as the department has expanded, and as the market has grown. So many machines stand out in my mind that choosing just three is very difficult."

    The ex-Les Graham, Swiss Grand Prix-winning ...

  7. Kingsley Riding-Felce

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    Guest's Choice

    In the marque's centenary year, Aston Martin Works Managing Director
    Kingsley Riding-Felce chooses the one Aston Martin from each decade he would have in his dream motor house

    1910 – 1920
    1921 Aston Martin A3

    I have to start with the oldest surviving car produced by the partnership formed by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Unfortunately the very earliest cars ...

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