Arlan Ettinger has been active in the vintage car world since his late teens when he used his $900 “life savings” to purchase a Jaguar XK150 barn find. Through the 1980s-90s, he drove his ex-Fangio 1953 Maserati A6GCS in races across the U.S. and internationally. Arlan is the founder of Guernsey’s, a NYC based auction house. He is credited for producing the first automotive auctions specifically geared to racing / sports cars.
Guernsey’s has produced many compelling events ranging from the world’s largest auction (the ocean liner SS United States) to the landmark Cold War Soviet art auction, and sales devoted to John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Princess Diana, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Mickey Mantle, and…
Some of Arlan's Articles:
Cunningham Trophies Issue #6 July/Aug 2019
Collecting an American Racing Legend!
In a way, I guess you could say that the notion of collecting trophies entered my consciousness in 1991 when, as head of Guernsey’s Auction House, we sold the complete Calumet Farm Thoroughbred Racing Trophy Collection, consisting of 550 trophies with eight awarded to Kentucky Derby-winning horses. That great Collection can now be seen at The Kentucky Horse Park Museum