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.


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.–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.


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

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

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.

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!–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.–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!


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.


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.


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 for all your auction coverage!

All photos credit Mecum & Barrett-Jackson.

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


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”

Barrett-Jackson and NASCAR Raise Millions For Charity

For years now many NASCAR stars have attended the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona both to build their own personal collections and to raise millions of dollars for charity. 2013 was no different. Check out some of the charity money that was raised this year!

(For all our previous Barrett-Jackson coverage CLICK HERE)

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch and his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll auctioned off a custom 1969 Ford Bronco for the Armed Forces Foundation. The Bronco brought $500,000 dollars.

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Rick Hendrick

Rick Hendrick left several million dollars at Barrett-Jackson, both for charity and to add for his own personal collection. Check out some of the things that were on his purchase list!

He won the very first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for $1,100,000. All of the proceeds went to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Click the link below to watch the auction.

Rick also bought a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette for $270,000 to benefit Habitat For Humanity. Click the link below to watch.

Hendrick and his driver Jeff Gordon also got in on the bidding for former President George W. Bush’s Ford F150 truck in which the proceeds went to the Fisher House. The truck sold for $300,000.

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon donated a car out of his personal collection, a rare Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo, the street version of his famous #24 Dupont race car to be auctioned off along with an actual #24 race car. This car was auctioned at a prior auction for $500,000. The winner Ron Pratt re-donated the car to be auctioned off again. Both cars brought $350,000 dollars for AARP’s Drive To End Hunger.

Click the link below to watch the auction. 

Ray Evernham

One of the coolest cars to go across the auction block in Scottsdale was Ray Evernham’s “For-Ply”. A 1964 Plymouth Belvedere customized and built by Ray himself. The car was auctioned off for charity to benefit IGNITE which supports young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Rey’s son Ray J is one of many individuals who have Asperger’s. This car brought $180,000 dollars with Ron Pratt throwing in $100,000 dollars bringing the total to $280,000.

Click the link below to watch the car go across the blocks.

Rusty Wallace

Rusty Wallace built a custom 2012 Ford Mustang race car to be auctioned off. The car brought $200,000 dollars for the NASCAR Foundation.

Click the link below to watch the auction.

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Saturday Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale: Top Ten Cars To Watch

As with Friday there is NO WAY I’ll be able to pick only ten cars to watch at Barrett-Jackson today. We’ve already talked about our to picks of the “Salon Cars” late last week. If you missed that entry CLICK HERE So we will start with ten and go from there but this will defiantly be a two part series if not a three part series!


Gonna keep it simple today, just the link and a picture. Besides I’m sure by now your tired of hearing my babble on about why I’m picking this or that or what is cool about it. Plus these Saturday cars pretty much speak for themselves!!











That’s all for now! Stay tuned for part two!!

Also if you haven’t already be sure and check out our “unofficial” Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 Guide by CLICKING HERE