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.

JDSMotorsports.com Quick Feature: 2014 Mustang GT On Daytona Beach

We mentioned it in our “Coming in 2017….” post, now it’s here! This will be a permanent Wednesday feature on the site starting in 2017. The “Quick Feature” will be a short video showcasing various cars & trucks I run across at shows across the south.

 

Our first quick feature comes to you from the shores of the world’s most famous beach, Daytona Beach, Florida. I have to admit, riding in and getting to shoot this car on the actual beach was a very cool experience! One I won’t soon forget! Check out Travis Smith’s 2014 Mustang GT!

 

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Top Ten Gotta Haves: Gooding & Company “The Scottsdale Auction”

Our last auction to cover from Arizona in January, this is Gooding & Company’s “The Scottsdale Auction”. Check out our Top Ten Gotta Haves below!

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For all the cars for sale at this auction, click the link below.

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicles/

Click on each link for photos, the set up of their website prohibits us from sharing photos.

Lot 006: 1953 Hudson Hornet Convertible

I’m a big Hudson Hornet fan. The classic styling, the Twin H Power, what’s not to love? This car is even cooler being a convertible, you never see any convertible’s left.

Lot 027: 1967 Toyota 2000 GT

Take one look at this and you are probably thinking Ferrari or some other exotic. But on second look, you realize this is a Toyota.

Lot 045: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Not only is it a split window, not only is it a fuel injected car, but its a Z06. This is a must have for any Corvette collector.

Lot 109: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1  Tribute Car

The SR1, one of the prettiest Corvette race cars ever built. Every one wants to own one, unfortunately, not everyone can own the original. So someone took the time to build a well done tribute car. I have no problem with it, I’d be just as happy to own it!

Lot 120: 1990 Ferrari F40

One of the coolest sports cars of all time, anytime there is an F40 at the auction you cannot pass it up!

Lot 147: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

Just look at it, one of the baddest Corvette’s in any color, let alone black!

Lot 155: 1962 Shelby Cobra

Everyone gets so caught up in the kit Cobra look, the 427’s and the side pipes that you forgot how much of a classic look the early small block Cobra’s had!

Lot 013: 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull Wing

It’s a Gull Wing, had to make the list!

Lot 127: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

I’ll admit, I’m not very educated on my early Ferrari’s, but this thing is an absolute work of art. The styling and design is just out of this world.

Lot 033: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Alot of these bigger auctions place what they expect the car to bring on their listings. Usually I try to ignore it so it doesn’t sway my opinion’s on cars. It would be easy for me to pick the top ten most valuable cars and look like I hit a home run. But this list isn’t about that. Its a mix of popular cars with personal taste. But when i see a car listed that is expected to bring five to six million dollars, well it has to go on the list!

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 Wednesday Docket

Wednesday at Barrett-Jackson 2016! Be sure and check the TV Schedule below so you don’t miss any of the action!

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/barrett-jackson-2016-television-schedule/

Check out today’s lot’s at the link below!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Docket/Scottsdale-2016/Collector-Cars/c39c5d11-6ff1-4ee1-b40d-350a795aece8/01-27-2016/01-27-2016

 

Here are a few of our favorite cars for today.

The black widow, one of my favorite cars of all time. Even in a recreation, this is an awesome ride.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1957-CHEVROLET-150-CUSTOM-2-DOOR-POST-189002

Personally, I think you can have your 1st gen Camaro’s, to me the 2nd gen cars are so much better. This black 71 Z has to be close to the top of the mountain as far as 2nd gen’s go!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1971-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-Z/28–190537

As much as I’m a Roadkill fan, I still enjoy a little Gas Monkey too, after all, it was just once race?

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1967-DODGE-DART-GT-CUSTOM-HARDTOP-190300