Approximately 400 spectacular European sports cars, hot rods, American muscle vehicles and custom autos will roar into Newport Beach June 19-21 for the 2nd annual Russo & Steele show taking place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Represented will be some of the most sought-after cars in the world. Last year’s show, for instance, witnessed the sale of a 2008 Bugati Veyron for $1,078,000. Hailed by Classic Motorsports magazine as “the best group of cars we’ve ever seen,” the Russo & Steele show is open to the general public for $20 and bidder credentials are available at registration.
Russo and Steele’s dynamic collection of cars last year made a splash not only among car enthusiasts but also with the general public. Its theatrical “auction in the round” proved to be a visceral experience unlike other car shows/auctions. This year’s event will be similarly staged. Embracing a “for enthusiasts by enthusiasts” philosophy, Russo and Steele staff are knowledgeable car fans themselves – not simply auctioneers -- so collectors appreciate having a shared passion in an environment of camaraderie.
Like last year, Russo and Steele is holding a charity preview benefiting Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets to the cocktail party, dinner and live auction are $150 each.
The public may purchase tickets at $20 each to view the cars Wednesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 21 with gates opening at 10 a.m. Tickets for those participating in the auction -- Thursday – Saturday at noon -- are encouraged to register in advance at www.russoandsteele.com as space is limited.
Among the rarities sold last year (an indicator of the quality expected at this year’s auction):
· 2008 Bugati Veyron -- Sold for $1,078,000
· 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL -- Sold for $341,000
· 1968 Aston Martin DB6 -- Sold for $456,500
· 2004 Porsche Carrera GT -- Sold for $297,000
For more information, visit www.russoandsteele.com or call (602) 252-2697.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 729-DUNE or visit www.newportdunes.com.