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Window shopping with Nicole at Barrett-Jackson

Window shopping with Nicole at Barrett-Jackson

Being born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett Jackson auction has always been an event for looking. Never once in my years of going has it been to purchase a vehicle or even sell one. I have always gone because to me, as a little girl, as a teenager, and now as a young […]

By January 13, 2015 Read More →
1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 wins  inaugural Classiccars.com Award at Arizona Concours d’Elegance

1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 wins inaugural Classiccars.com Award at Arizona Concours d’Elegance

The 1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Classiccars.com Award at the 2015 Arizona Concours d’Elegance. 1955 Talbot Grand Sport Lago T-26 Alberto & Julie Gutierrez, Albuquerque, NM Nineteen T-26 Grand Sports were constructed.  Only 11 still exist.  Each Grand Sport is different in detail but shares […]

By January 11, 2015 Read More →
Discarded no longer, race cars cherished by collectors

Discarded no longer, race cars cherished by collectors

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions Used to be, there was nothing less valuable than an old race car. Consider that rather than having to pay British taxes after the 1965 racing season, the six Shelby Daytona Coupes that beat Ferrari for the world championship were on their […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Dodge Charger SXT

Driven: 2015 Dodge Charger SXT

OK, I’ll admit it. I was a little deflated when I realized the 2015 Dodge Charger I would be driving for a week wasn’t the one powered by the 707-horsepower Hellcat engine that enables your full-size, street-legal four-door family sedan to travel at super speedway speeds usually reserved for NASCAR stock cars. In fact, the […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →
American classics span generations at Arizona auctions

American classics span generations at Arizona auctions

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions Which is more classically American, a pre-war and V16-powered Cadillac or a fuel-injected and split-windowed 1963 Chevrolet Corvette? What about an Auburn boattail speedster vs. a Hemi ‘Cuda? Our point is that regardless of any formal car-club definitions, each of those four […]

By January 9, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1946 Ford all-original survivor

Pick of the Week: 1946 Ford all-original survivor

Classic car week begins today in Arizona and, as always, the six auctions taking place in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area through January 18 will tout their offerings in hyperbolic terms. A special emphasis in recent years has been the rise of so-called “barn find” collector cars in various stages of preservation or decay, as well as […]

By January 9, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the last in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. The Cobra to end all Cobras, this ’66 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake is one of two Super Snake Cobras built and […]

By January 9, 2015 Read More →
Arizona auctions provide a feast of European classics

Arizona auctions provide a feast of European classics

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions You might want to take a deep breath for this one. We’re going to try to highlight the European cars that will be available for bidding at the upcoming Arizona classic car auctions. Yes, we know, that’s likely to be a lot […]

By January 8, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1967 Ford Shelby GT500E Super Snake

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1967 Ford Shelby GT500E Super Snake

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Originally born a C-code, 289-cubic-inch, 2-barrel fastback, this Mustang has been rebuilt as a high-quality GT500E Supercar. It was the first of […]

By January 8, 2015 Read More →
Trucks and buses are big deal at 2015 Arizona auctions

Trucks and buses are big deal at 2015 Arizona auctions

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions The big deal — and we mean that literally and figuratively — at the Arizona classic car auctions next week is the General Motors Futurliner that is being sold at Barrett-Jackson. The bright-red, bus-like vehicle has come to epitomize the Ron Pratte […]

By January 7, 2015 Read More →