Mecum Kissimmee 2017 Auction Coverage: Sunday 1-8

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Day three at Mecum! Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Let’s take a look at the hot ticket items going across the block today!

 

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All photos credit Mecum.com

Sadly in the collector car world “Hemi” just doesn’t do what it used to, but when you ad convertible to it, it still rings the bell! The GTX convertible is one of the rarest of them all! Lot L77┬áis 1 of 11!

 

 

Lot 82.1 not only carries three legendary drivers signature, but one of them on the door as well. Signed by Shelby, Unser, and Bondurant. This Bob Bondurant racing Mustang is a cool piece of history for anyone’s collection!

I love a Superbird, but the white on Lot L84 may be the classiest color of them all.

Lot 79.1, better known as King Of The Hill, the ZR1. This low mile example should really ring the bell!

Lot L40 brings us the first Foxbody Mustang of the auction. This is an SSP car, meaning basically it was a cop car. This particular one was a Florida Highway Patrol Car. These cars have been doing really good at auctions as of late, it will be interesting to see what trend this one sets for the year.

 

 

 

NASCAR Thumb Print All Over January Collector Car Auctions

The time has come in the collector car world for the annual round of auctions that take place each January starting in Kissimmee, Florida at Mecum and ending in Scottsdale, Arizona under the big tent at Barrett-Jackson. Each year the NASCAR world plays a big part in these auctions, from former race cars, special builds, charity items both donated and purchased, it’s not hard to find the NASCAR thumb print on these auctions. 2017 will be no different. Check out just a few of the NASCAR related item’s going across the auction blocks over the next few weeks!

 

Lot 1318 at Barrett-Jackson is a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette built, owned and driven by NASCAR Hall Of Famer Rusty Wallace.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1978-CHEVROLET-CORVETTE-CUSTOM-COUPE-200895

 

Lot 653.1 at Barrett-Jackson features a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car Edition formerly owned by NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon. 1 of 1300, it features Gordon’s signature in the trunk. The car only has 305 miles on it.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2001-CHEVROLET-MONTE-CARLO-SS–201091

 

 

Enough of that boring street car stuff, lets take a look at a few race car’s for sale!

 

First up is Lot 235 at Barrett-Jackson. It’s the #1 Skoal Bandit car driven by Rick Mast. This car raced to a 10th place finish in the 1995 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1995-FORD-THUNDERBIRD-NASCAR-SKOAL-BANDIT-201900

 

Our next car takes us to the Mecum Auction in Lot L91.1. It’s a former Ricky Craven #41 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-275114/1995-chevrolet-monte-carlo-nascar/

There isn’t a ton of info on Lot J182. But I figure it’s worth adding to the list!

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-267442/nascar-replica/

The last of the Mecum cars, lot F122, this is probably my favorite, “The Black Widow” 1957 Chevrolet. This particular car was drive by Jack Smith.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-269362/1957-chevrolet-150-black-widow/

When you think 50’s NASCAR race car, the Hudson Hornet has to be one of the first to come to mind. This particular car isn’t a real race car, but a tribute to the legendary “Fabulous Hudson Hornet”. Lot 973 at Barrett-Jackson, check it out!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1953-HUDSON-HORNET–202263

Lot 1040.1 at Barrett-Jackson has “The King” Richard Petty’s hands all over it, in fact, it is still titled in his name. This is the first “Petty Garage” car ever, a fully customized 2009 Dodge Challenger.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2009-DODGE-CHALLENGER-SRT–201545

Lot 7004 is a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo “Intimdator” Show Car. Built in honor of Dale Earnhardt, the car was a sort of prototype to future Monte Carlo styling. This car has been in the GM Heritage Collection. This is definitely a one of a kind piece!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1997-CHEVROLET-MONTE-CARLO-INTIMIDATOR-SHOW-CAR-201598

 

The next two cars are examples of what make the NASCAR and Barrett-Jackson connection so special. Both these cars will be auctioned off for charity. 100% of the hammer price will go to Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 

The first is Lot 3006, an “all new” 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle designed by Dale Jr.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-CHEVROLET-CHEVELLE-DALE-EARNHARDT-JRS-202397

 

Last but not least, lot 3006.1 at Barrett-Jackson, a 2014 #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr race car. 100% of the sales from this car will also go to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2014-CHEVROLET-88-DALE-EARNHARDT-JR-RACE-CAR-202398

 

Aside from these car’s, people like Rick Hendrick won’t be hard to spot either buying cars for his personal collection as well as raising his hand for numerous charity auctions! Be sure and check out both auctions coming up this month! Stay tuned to JDSMotorsports.com for all your auction coverage!

All photos credit Mecum & Barrett-Jackson.

Lights Out 6 Friday Event Coverage

Just got back from Lights Out 6 in Adel, Georgia, THE baddest drag radial race in the country. Check out our photos! Video coming soon!

 

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Lights Out 6: Buzzin’ The Tower: Event Coverage

Be sure and stay tuned for tons of photos and video from Lights Out 6 “Buzzin’ The Tower”, the baddest drag race in the country this Friday! But while you wait, check out some of our favorite coverage from years past!

 

Lights Out 5 Event Recap

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/lightsout5-event-coverage-recap/

Lights Out 3 Video