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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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 is 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.

 

 

 

Cruisin’ The Smokies Fall Cherokee Rod Run 2015

It was a rainy day in Cherokee, NC with rainy spirits as most there mourned the passing of long time club member and friend Bob Smith.

I did snap a few pictures while we were there, you can see them below.

 

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Bob Smith

I know some of you won’t know who I’m talking about, but most all of my local readers will. Bob was a big part of the car community in this area and will greatly be missed.

Obituary of Robert Smith

Robert Alexander Smith, 71, known as “Bob” went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 2, 2015, with his loving family by his side at his home in the Birdtown Community, Cherokee, NC. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy McCoy Smith.

He was an E5 Sgt. Vietnam Veteran serving a total of 3 years in active service (1968 – 1971) including one year in the Vietnam War. During this time he received several recognitions, including medals and badges. He retired after 30+ years from the Cherokee Boys Club where he was the Construction Manager and completed several homes and projects for the EBCI.

Bob was well known for being a “car craftsman” and “sculptor.” He loved his shop where he would be found sitting in his barber chair getting a vision of the many projects he constructed. Bob was known in every state for being Bob as himself and/or the craftsman he was. He was the President and proud member of the Cherokee Rodders Car Club, WNC Truck Club and organized many car shows over the years beginning in the early 80’s. In the early 70’s, he operated Rainbow Raceway, Newport Raceway and Smoky Mountain Raceway; he loved dirt track racing. Bob was simply one of a kind and his smile will never be replaced.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Reed Griffin and Rass Smith; and brother, John Ross Smith.

In addition to his wife, Bob was survived by one daughter, Bobbi Lynn Smith of Cherokee and one son, Travis Kent Smith and his wife Kelly Cleona Smith and three grandsons: Zachary Alexander Smith, Kenton Rayce Smith and Koen Dash Smith who always called him “Pops.” He will be greatly missed by a host of close friends, in-laws, and all others who knew him. The pallbearers will be members of the Cherokee Rodders Car Club and WNC Truck Club.

The family will be holding a visitation at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City, NC from 6 to 10 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. A funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Bo Parris at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Crisp Funeral Home with burial at the Bird Hill Road Cemetery located on Adams Creek with military graveside rights conducted by the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post # 143.

– See more at: http://www.crispfuneralhome.org/tribute/details/878/Robert_Bob_Smith/obituary.html#tribute-start

Smokey Mountain Chevrolet 2014 Toys For Tots Car Show

Another great turnout for the Smokey Mountain Chevrolet crew at their annual Toys For Tots show. Even with the cold weather!

 

I screwed some of the photos up and lost about 50 that weren’t usable, but there should still be plenty to get you by.

 

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