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.

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Photos March 2014

I know we were just at the Hall Of Fame back in January, CLICK HERE for those photos if you missed them, but we went back over the weekend to check out the new class and Glory Road 2.0.

For all the pictures, CLICK HERE

 

Below are a few of my favorites, I shot a ton of video footage for a you tube video I’m working on, stay tuned for that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daytona 500 Picks

It’s almost race season! Time for our weekly picks again. I will be picking drivers for Yahoo Fantasy NASCAR each week as well as an overall race winner.

Pick-A-Winner

This week I’m going with Tony Stewart to win the 500. He’s long over due and even though he hasn’t showed much in qualifying or practice, he seems confident with his race car. He’s fresh, recharged, and ready to go, I think this is Tony’s year.

Yahoo Fantasy Picks

My A team starter will be Kevin Harvick. He’s proven he can get around Daytona and will be looking to get off to a strong start of SHR. On my B team I’m going with Ryan Newman and as mentioned above, Tony Stewart. Newman is going to have a very fast car at RCR and I think he has the best chance on that team to put it in victory lane. On my C team, I’m going with Austin Dillon. There is a lot of pressure on Austin, but I think he is up to the challenge, in fact, I ALMOST picked him to win the race.

I’m not going to bother sharing my bench this week since no qualifying points are given for the 500, its not really important.

NASCAR is once again well represented in the auction world this January

As usually, the NASCAR community will be well represented in the collector car auction world this January in Arizona. Below are some of the cool NASCAR related items that will be going across the auction block at the various auctions around Scottsdale, Arizona in the next few weeks.

1972 Ford Grand Torino Bud Moore #15

This #15 car driven by David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, and Bobby Issac among others. It will be offered at the Russo and Steel Auction. For more info on this car, CLICK HERE

2002 Pontiac Firebird Daytona 500 Pace Car/Parade Car Signed by Dale Jr.

Another Russo and Steele item, this is the last year of production for the Pontiac Firebird. This car was used to haul Dale Earnhardt Jr. around the track during the pre-race festivities. The window sticker is signed by Dale Jr. For more info on this auction, CLICK HERE

Of course as always the real bread and butter of the NASCAR items will be sold at Barrett-Jackson, check them out!

Lot #812 2010 Toyota NASCAR Camry

Lot# 3004 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car

Built and designed by NASCAR Hall Of Fame member Rusty Wallace. This car is sure to fetch a good amount. All proceeds go to benefit The NASCAR Foundation. This car will be sold at approximately 8 pm on Thursday, January 16th.

 

Kyle Busch will be auctioning off two of this cars in Scottsdale at Barrett-Jackson, both his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, Lot #1658 and his 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Lot # 1657.

 

 

Along with all these cars, its a safe bet that the likes of Rick Hendrick and Rey Evernham will be sitting pretty close to the front row. Be sure and stay tuned to the website, we will follow up on these items and a few of the purchases made by the NASCAR personnel.

RK Motors Charlotte Auction: The NASCAR Lots

Wednesday and Thursday we were  looking at all the cars at the RK Motors auction this weekend in Charlotte along with the race cars, today we will look at the NASCAR cars.  If you missed the last two days coverage, CLICK HERE and HERE

There are tons of cool NASCAR race cars and NASCAR related cars rolling across the block this weekend, check them out!

CLICK on each picture for the complete info on the car. All photos credit RK Motors and RKMCCA.com

 

How about an early Dale Earnhardt Sr. car?

 

This one isn’t exactly a NASCAR race car, but its close enough. A.J. Foyt’s USAC car and the last car he ever drove to a championship.

 

All you need to go with these two is an Alan Kulwicki number seven to complete your 1992 NASCAR collection!

 

 

How about a Micheal Waltrip rookie car?

 

How about a Banjo Matthews built car?

 

How about a pair of Dale Earnhardt Sr. Intimidator Camaro’s?

 

 

Any Richard Petty fans in the house?

 

How about this cool “street” Toyota Camry race car built by RK Motors

 

Another Dale Earnhardt Sr item, a hall of fame Corvette

 

And last but not least, Ray Evernham’s custom built “ForPly”