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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1940 Ford Woody Wagon

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1940 Ford Woody Wagon

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. This 1940 Ford Woody Wagon (Lot #2021) was restored by Doug Delorme, a 30-plus year employee in the design department of Ford […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1924 Moreland fuel-delivery truck

Pick of the Week: 1924 Moreland fuel-delivery truck

Just in time for Christmas, the Pick of the Week is an antique toy truck that would look great under the tree. A really big tree. Because this toy is a full-size 1925 Moreland Model RR6 fuel-delivery truck emblazoned with classic lion-head Gilmore Gasoline signage and which the seller says, “remains in remarkable condition.” Really, […]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Vintage motorcycles

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Vintage motorcycles

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. 1907 Harley-Davidson ‘strap tank’ Commonly referred to as a “strap tank” because of how the oil tank is secured to the gas […]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1936 Chrysler Airflow Custom 2-Door Coupe

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1936 Chrysler Airflow Custom 2-Door Coupe

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. The Chrysler Airflow was introduced in 1934 and sold through 1937. But the aerodynamic design concept was so advanced that the buying […]

By December 18, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1912 Packard Sightseeing Bus

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1912 Packard Sightseeing Bus

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. This 1912 Packard Sightseeing Bus (Lot #2505) is more than a piece of Packard history. It’s a slice of California history as […]

By December 17, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Drew Alcazar on the business and pleasure of conducting classic car auctions

Drew Alcazar on the business and pleasure of conducting classic car auctions

Fifteen years ago, when Drew and Josephine Alcazar were launching their Russo and Steele auction company in Phoenix, the notion of selling a car for a million dollars or more was something he might have contemplated once or twice all year, Drew remembers. And eight-figure sales were nothing but a pipe dream. Lately, however, such […]

By December 16, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette VIN 001 convertible

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette VIN 001 convertible

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. Sporting VIN #0001, this 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot #2528) was the first Corvette built for Chevrolet’s special 2013 Corvette 427 Collector […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1965 Ford Mustang custom fastback

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1965 Ford Mustang custom fastback

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. Named “Crazy Horse,” this 1965 Ford Mustang custom fastback (Lot 2013) fastback by Boyd Coddington was created on the American Hot Rod […]

By December 15, 2014 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Toyota Yaris

Driven: 2015 Toyota Yaris

Excluding the Bugatti Veyron — and its $1.2-plus million price tag — as best we can figure, a French car is being sold in the United States for the first time since 1991, the year Peugeot joined Renault and Citroen in finally withdrawing its cars from the American new-car market. And what is this French […]

By December 15, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1941 Packard D’Agostino Custom ‘Gable’

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1941 Packard D’Agostino Custom ‘Gable’

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. Noted California customizer John D’Agostino unveiled this car in 2004, paying tribute to Hollywood film icon Clark Gable, who owned a ’41 […]

By December 14, 2014 Read More →