NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals @ Atlanta Dragway Sunday Coverage

Just finished uploading my pictures from Commerce, Georgia at the annual NMRA/NMCA All Star Nationals. Be sure and stay tuned, I have several video’s to come!

 

 

For all the pictures, CLICK HERE

 

Cars & Coffee/Southeastern Foxbodies Cruise Video

If you missed our original coverage from Cars and Coffee last weekend, CLICK HERE

This is a video of the Southeastern Foxbodies cruising from Powercurve Motorsports in Pineville, NC to Cars and Coffee and then to a couple of other stops in Charlotte. Enjoy!

November Show Schedule

November 8th and 9th: Cherokee Rodders Cruise The Smokies Fall Rod Run

http://cherokeerodders.com/

November 9th Teresa Smallwood Memorial Car Show Franklin, NC

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November 9th Mason’s Hot Rods Open House Spartanburg, SC

Always a great turnout of really cool street rods and everything else under the sun, this is a must attend if you are in the area!

http://www.masonshotrods.com/Home.aspx

November 16th Smokey Mountain Chevrolet Toys For Tots Show

Always a big local show, this event usually brings out 100+ cars each year at Smokey Mountain Chevrolet in Franklin, NC

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November 23rd Christmas For Kids Car & Truck Show

Always a highlight on the schedule, held at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC, this show is a real treat! Visit http://www.carolinacamaroassociation.com/ for more information.

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November 28th-30th: Turkey Rod Run Daytona Beach, FL

We will be making our yearly trip to Daytona as usual over Thanksgiving for the 40th Annual Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach, FL.

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013: The Charity Cars

One great thing that separates Barrett-Jackson from all the rest is the amount of charity cars that they run through at each auction. If you missed our article back in January about all the charity cars from Scottsdale CLICK HERE for the NASCAR items and CLICK HERE for a list of the other charity items inside our event recap.

Here is a look at some of this years charity items.

Lot 3006: President Bush’ F150

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This truck sold at Scottsdale for $300,000 dollars to benefit Fisher House Charities. It was purchased by Rick Hendrick. It’s being sold in Palm Beach to benefit the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

Lot 3003: 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

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Lot 3005: 2012 Ford F-650

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Lot 3004: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 

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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.

Check out the video below.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid586359270001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAABRLZgk~,_wziyfTvYKrki4UUA7LHi_qTuAI4orUG&bctid=2107714804001

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.


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

http://bcove.me/publnq12

(All photo’s credit: barrettjackson.com)