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WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION HOUSE CELEBRATES NEW CALIFORNIA FLAGSHIP WITH RODEO DRIVE CONCOURS ON FATHER'S DAY

Monterey

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance on Father’s Day, June 17 has announced that RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, will be partnering with this year’s world class auto show to celebrate the grand opening of their new California office in Los Angeles (Culver City).

As one of the event’s main attractions, RM will be giving visitors and car enthusiasts a rare preview of their highly anticipated 2012 Monterey Auction August 17-18. In keeping with the 2012 theme “The British are Coming!” RM will be featuring numerous British marques including a beautifully restored, award-winning 1950 Aston Martin DB2, and a handsome, incredibly fast 1924 Bentley 3/8 Litre “Hawkeye Special”. The RM display will also feature a well-documented and highly desirable 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 MKII finished in Guardsman Blue with Black interior.

RM has established themselves as the world’s leading collector car auction house with an expert team of specialists and unparalleled service,” says Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the Rodeo Drive Concours. “RM’s participation will help bring even more rare world class collector cars to the street on Father’s Day and reinforce our position as one of the most unique car shows on the West Coast. We are delighted to welcome them to Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills to celebrate the opening of their new California office.”

Leading RM’s newly formed California team is Shelby Myers, who has been appointed Managing Director of the west coast division, joined by well-known Beverly Hills car specialist, Vinnie Mandzak. Myers comes to California after playing an instrumental role in the establishment and growth of RM’s European branch, including the record-breaking Ferrari: Leggenda e Passione sales, along with the company’s distinguished London, Monaco and Villa d’Este events. Mandzak is no stranger to the California car scene, joining RM Auctions following more than 30 years’ experience at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills.

Myers and Mandzak will both play an important role in RM’s upcoming Monterey auction, returning August 17 – 18 to the Monterey Peninsula. In 2011, the RM sale once again claimed top honors during the famous Pebble Beach motoring week, generating more than $80 million in sales—the highest results ever achieved on the Monterey Peninsula. In addition to a record for the week, the sale also entered the history books as the highest dollar single-day collector car auction in history with over $60.5 million in sales generated during the company’s Saturday sale session. The 2012 sale is set to continue the tradition, lifting the gavel on an elite, handpicked selection of approximately 120 blue-chip automobiles.

RM’s new California office is located at 9510 West Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, California, 90232. In addition to being home to RM’s dedicated west coast specialists, the office also incorporates a showroom featuring an ever-changing display of upcoming auction automobiles.

About Rodeo Drive Concours
An annual Father’s Day tradition for nearly two decades, the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is an exclusive display of luxury automobiles set against the backdrop of world class Rodeo Drive boutiques. Celebrating the unique relationship between the automotive, fashion and entertainment industries, the spectacular car show is FREE and open to the public. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance has been named one of the “300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World" by top travel publisher Frommer's. For more information, visit rodeodrive-bh.com. The concours is produced by the Rodeo Drive Committee in association with the City of Beverly Hills. Gearys Beverly Hills is the 2012 presenting sponsor in celebration of their new Rolex boutique on Rodeo Drive. Aston Martin is the 2012 Featured Marque. For more information, visit www.rodeodrive-bh.com

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world's largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top concours events. For further information, visit www.rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions. For more information or to discuss consignment opportunities for upcoming RM events, please call +1 310 559 4575.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more