2017 was a tumultuous year for the collector car community, a year in which many cherished vehicles were destroyed by hurricane-spawned floods and by all-consuming fires.
But with such devastation there also was the delight of collector cars on display, at shows, concours and on the open roads, and the joy of those simply enjoying the pursuit of their passion and the preservation of artifacts of a way of life.
At the end of each year, we try to share what we think were the top stories of the past 12 months. Here are the stories we identified for 2017:
What were the top stories of 2017 for the collector car community?
10. Scottsdale auctions grow in number and in sales total in 2017
9. The Mulholland Speedster’s winning year
8. Auto archeology: Bullitt-movie Mustang re-emerges
7. Las Vegas emerges as a major auction venue
6. Sports cars from 1950s and ‘60s top another big Monterey auction week
5. Brothers take top honors at Pebble Beach
4. At age 70, Ferrari throws worldwide party
3. Auction companies make big news, and moves, off the block
2. It’s concours decease in Arizona (and elsewhere, as well)
1. 2017 fires and floods destroy collector cars