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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94 Days Until The 2014 Daytona 500!

If you missed any of the other days, CLICK HERE to see them all.

94 Days Until The 2014 Daytona 500!

95 Days To The 2014 Daytona 500

95 Days To The 2014 Daytona 500

Long before the broadcast booth, long before the #17, the #11, or the #88, Darrell Waltrip drove the #95 car in 35 races.

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”

NASCAR Picks: Richmond

I was a slacker last week and didn’t post my results for Bristol or my picks for Atlanta. So here is a bit of a recap!

Bristol wasn’t a good night for me. I had Brad Keselowski picked to win, along with a supporting cast of Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. That crew brought me home a 30th, 11th, 31st, and 18th. Anyway you shape that, it wasn’t good! Brad’s 30th place finish brought my average finish down to 13.88 for the year.

At Atlanta I picked Kasey Kahne to win the race. My B team had Juan Pablo Montoya and Carl Edwards on it. I had David Ragan on my C team. This lineup netted me a 36th, 7th, 18th, and 23rd place finishes. Again, not a real good week. Khane’s 36th place finish brought my average finish down to 14.76, that’s the worst its been since Martinsville early in the season! But with one race to go before the chase I’m looking to rebound! I’ve still got a top ten finish on that average in site and at least one overall championship in site on my Yahoo Fantasy Sports Picks!

Pick-A-Winner

To start that rebound this weekend at Richmond I am going with Clint Bowyer. He had the race one last week at Atlanta had not that hot power plant have blown up, he can get the job done at Richmond and should be considered a chase favorite. I’m just hoping he doesn’t have another one of those ticking time bomb Toyota’s under the hood this week! To see all my picks and averages for the year, CLICK HERE

Yahoo Fantasy Sports Picks

A summer segment that started out so strong for me in both my leagues has dwindled to average at best. For the summer segment I sit 4th in my small league and 21st in my big league. Overall for the year I’m 3rd in my small league and 7th in my big league. With a little luck, I still might be able to pull them both off!

But first I need to finish the summer segment strong at Richmond! As I mentioned above my A team driver is Clint Bowyer, I haven’t picked him much this year, which is a good thing especially if he gets hot in the chase, heck if he just stays as consistent has he’s been he should score me a lot of points! With 6 starts left after Richmond look for Clint Bowyer’s name to appear a lot at the top of my picks!

On my B team I’m going with Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. This will be my final start for Kyle Busch of the year and with momentum on his side and 4 Richmond wins in the past what better place to use it? This is my second to last start for Dale Jr., I figure with the team needing a top ten to insure they stay in the chase he is a nice top 5 pick and at this point that’s what I need, a whole team of solid finishes.

On the C team I’m going with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He ran good here in the spring and hopefully can repeat!