Barrett-Jackson 2015: The Ron Pratte Collection

In writing our “cars to watch” articles this week for the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, I’ve tried to stay away from the Ron Pratte Collection because honestly, they would take up entire articles because they are all awesome. But I felt like I needed to mention and share them on here. I won’t talk about them all, but I will talk about my three favorites.

These three are once in a life time collectibles that honestly I thought would never cross the auction block again after Ron Pratte got them.

 

The Futurliner Bus

Such a cool vehicle, how can you not love this one? And such a piece of GM history. CLICK HERE for the item listing.

 

Pontiac Bonneville Special

One of the prettiest show cars ever built in my opinion. The “Pontiac Corvette” that never was!

CLICK HERE for the listing.

Super Snake

Super snake, need I say more? Arguably, the most collectible Shelby car of all time.

CLICK HERE for the listing.

 

For a nice video package put together by Barrett-Jackson on all the Pratte cars, CLICK HERE

 

 

All photos credit Barrett-Jackson

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.

Turkey Rod Run 2013: Friday Night @ Bellair Plaza

If you missed Thursday’s coverage, CLICK HERE

If you missed our coverage from the speedway on Friday, CLICK HERE

For all the pictures, CLICK HERE