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The inaugural International Ford Show, celebrating Britain’s most popular car brand, will be held at Sandown Park, Surrey, on the outskirts of London, on the weekend of April 30-May 1, bringing together fans of the blue oval from all over the globe. The indoor event will feature some of the finest Fords from the UK and beyond, along with premium trade stands from a variety of Ford experts and specialists. For complete information please visit the show’s official website, www.internationalfordshow.co.uk

The Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show, combining European engineering and beauty with Southern hospitality, will create an exciting, inaugural automotive and motorcycle event in Natchez, Mississippi, on April 9, 2016. As part of Natchez’s Tricentennial Celebration, Euro Fest will be a free, fun, family event held on the bluffs of the Mississippi River on the beautiful grounds of Rosalie Plantation. For more information or to enter your vehicle for consideration, please visit www.euro-fest.net.

The Mecum Austin 2015 auction held December 11-12 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas achieved $10,876,142 in total sales as a near 70-percent sell-through rate was achieved with 454 vehicles hammering sold in just two days. The auction’s top sales included a 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition selling for $440,000, while a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster gaveled for an amazing $142,500.

The RM group of companies, incorporating RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America, has announced that in 2015 it generated a market-leading $593 million in auction sales. Eclipsing the company’s 2014 performance by 26 percent, the impressive total, generated by the sale of 2,962 vehicles and select memorabilia at 15 events on two continents, represents a new benchmark for the automotive auction industry.