Friday Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Part Two: The Dirty Dozen

Like I said in my previous post today (click here to view it) there was no way I could pick just ten cars today at Barrett-Jackson. So here is the second round, the dirty dozen.

2009 Dodge Challenger Convertible
Lot Number 1063.1

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09vert
Built by Mr. Norm, this one of Convertible Challenger with a ‘Cuda grille and side louvers is sure to bring some good money.

2009 Dodge Challenger
Lot Number 1063.2

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09hardtop
You can’t have one without the other right?

1959 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1063

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orange59
I told you these resto-mod vette’s were coming out of the wood work this year!

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR
Lot Number 1038

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aar
Awesome example of a very nice AAR ‘Cuda. And all decked out in a nice traditional odd ball Mopar color scheme!

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible
Lot Number 1037

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71cuda
Very nice ‘Cuda. Old school Hemi with new school fuel injection.

1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1028

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55vette
Most 1955 Corvettes featured a V8 for the first time, except for seven. This is one of those seven. Another worthless fact about this car is the last time it won a NCRS Top Flight award was in 1991 at Cypress Gardens which was also my very first NCRS event at the tender age of 5.

1959 Chevrolet Impala
Lot Number 1017

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59
Our second 59 Impala Convertible of the day, but unlike the first original example this one is build to drive with a 6-speed and an LS1. It will be interesting to compare prices in the end!

1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lot Number 1002

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31
Its rare to see a nice original roadster, most of them are just fiberglass recreations.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 991

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57
I know, I know, this is like the 8th Corvette Resto-mod I’ve picked but they are just so dang cool!

1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 983

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58
Fine, I’ll pick a stock Vette. I mean after all 1958 is my favorite year of the straight axles and you’ve got to love a big brake car!

1970 Chevrolet Nova
Lot Number 943

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nova
I’m not normally a big Nova fan but I’m diggin’ the factory big block and the black paint.

2000 Chevrolet Custom Corvette
Lot Number 978.1

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5300
I’ve always been a huge fan of these cars since they came out a few years ago but they never really seemed to take off. I’m really curious to see what this one brings.

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

Thursday’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Top 10 Cars To Watch

Thursday at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013! Here’s what we’ve got our eye on today! Be sure to tune into Speed for all the action!

TOP-10

1958 Pontiac Bonneville
Lot Number 753

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pontiac58
I’ve always loved the unique styling of the 50’s Pontiac’s, Buick’s, and Oldsmobile’s. From the door up you think 58 Chevy, but at second glance you know its something a little more special.

1959 Ford F100 “Shelby Farms” Truck
Lot Number 639

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59ford
Usually when you here the word Shelby at Barrett-Jackson dollar signs quickly follow. But this might be a rare chance to buy a Shelby at Barrett-Jackson without getting into the 50k plus range. Very interested to see where this truck goes money wise. Big money or not, its one cool looking truck!

1939 Pontiac Sedan Patrol Car
Lot Number 850

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patrolcar
Old Highway Patrol cars are cool, especially one this old!

1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda
Lot Number 824

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cuda
E-body Mopar’s have a special place in my heart. This 73 is an awesome example of one, this thing is built to drive. Being a 73 you could have a lot of fun in it and not worry about messing up the value of the more collectible 70-71 cars.

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR
Lot Number 754

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kr
I’m curious to see what kind of money this car brings it respect to Mr. Shelby no longer being with us, but with this car being a later Shelby offering as apposed to some of the earlier Shelby’s.

1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 776

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73vette
This would be an awesome car to have. C3 styling, C5 power. Restomod’s are hot especially in the Vette world. But I’m curious how this being one of the less popular years in a ’73 does going across the block.

1932 Ford Model A Truck
Lot Number 758

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32ford
I am in love with this truck. Classic look, but with some classic hot rodding touches. A 406 Buick Nailhead with blower, this thing is just too cool.

1956 GMC Suburban Pick Up
Lot Number 756

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gmc
We talked about this brother to this truck, the Cameo earlier in the week but now we are gonna talk about the rare one of the two siblings, the GMC Suburban Pick Up. 1 of 250 built in 1956. This one is sure to bring a nice price tag.

1964 Chevrolet Biscayne
Lot Number 755

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64
She’s real fine my 409! Radio delete, 4:11 posi, 4-speed, this one was ordered to run!

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cale Yarborough NASCAR Race Car
Lot Number 707

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11
Cale Yarborough, Banjo Matthews, Junior Johnson, this is every NASCAR collectors dream! This car has a lot of neat history behind it, its is a museum piece for sure!

That is all for today!
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Stay tuned, we will have more cars to watch tomorrow morning!

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

Jeremy Mayfield: A Desperate Grab At The Spotlight

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Give it up Jeremy, your career is over. You should worry more about getting your life back on track than getting your NASCAR career on track. If you hadn’t already heard the footage Jeremy Mayfield called into Eli Gold’s NASCAR Live show on MRN Tuesday night and spoke to Eli’s guest NASCAR president Brian France. Click the link below for the sound clip.

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So you mean to tell me that the only way Jeremy Mayfield can get a hold of Brian France is to do it on a talk radio show? I’m not buying it for one second. Jeremy was the one that was quick to lawyer up claiming he never did drugs and the test was wrong, why not have one of those lawyers call NASCAR? In my opinion this is just another desperate grab at the spotlight for Mayfield. Everyone’s eyes are on the sport as preseason testing from Daytona is about to kick off on Thursday, what better time that to toss yourself in the spotlight once again? It seems obvious to me that Mayfield’s intent was to get Brian France to slip up, once France gave Mayfield his answer, Jeremy couldn’t hang the phone up quick enough. The Road to Recovery isn’t what Mayfield wants, it never has been. He wants his share of the spotlight and was looking for another way to call foul on NASCAR. Kudos to Brian France for taking the call number one and number two for handling it the way he did. He could have easily said no, I’m not talking to him. But he chose to take the call live on the air, which again could have back fired horribly but he handled it very well. I was surprised how smooth it went and I think Mayfield was shocked and let down by how good of an answer he got, but not the answer I believe he was looking for.

 

Now Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see Jeremy Mayfield come back to NASCAR and get his life on track. But with the methamphetamine possession charges, theft charges, etc(things Mayfield, like his drug use, denies) it seems to me his road to recovery is a lot longer than just going through NASCAR’s program. Hopefully this is an honest cry for help for Mayfield and a chance to get his life at least somewhat back to the way it was. But I for one have my doubts.

TMD “Fired Up Friday Response 12-28-2012

My reply to “Fired Up Friday” on the daily Sirius-XM satellite radio show The Morning Drive with Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone. Because of work I don’t have time to call in every week but I will respond on here! Comments to the blog are more than welcome!

Side Note: Actually this week the morning drive is with Nate Ryan and Dustin Long.

 

FUF #1: What will have the biggest impact in 2013 besides the new car?

The new qualifying rule. Not because its going to cause an A level driver or probably even a B level driver to go home, but because it does add a ton of excitement to the C level. And more importantly it has the potential to single handily mold the future landscape of the sport. Its effect on “start and park” teams, good or bad, will change the future teams coming into this sport. If it negatively effects the “start and park” guys then look for all new team growth to be killed for the most part. If it positively effects the “start and park” guys(which I don’t see it doing, the best we can hope for is a neutral effect) then we could see a growth in new teams.

FUF #2: What is one way NASCAR can improve viewership among the fans?

I don’t believe there is any one thing they can do that will make a night and day difference or that this is something that really needs a lot of time spent on it. Fans are watching the races on their phones, tablets and computers. Following the race on Twitter and Facebook  The way people watch and get their racing has changed, I don’t think bad ratings are an accurate reading of how many people are watching the race anymore. The racing is pretty good, the excitement is defiantly there. Shorting some of the 500 mile races up to 400 miles might help a little bit but its not the answer. I think the only thing that does is give more of a “big game” feel to the 500 mile races that are left. If anything a total revamp of the T.V. coverage would help more than anything because lets face it, its pretty stale. Fox is doing the same stuff it did when it came into the sport back in 2001.TNT’s coverage is unique but still not the greatest. Personally I like ESPN’s coverage the best but even its gotten dull over the years. Start with full time side by side coverage and go from there. Mix in plenty of social media aspects and really go after the younger crowd with your coverage. That, if anything will help the ratings.

FUF #3: What team or driver has to step it up the most heading into the 2013 season?

It has to be Chip Ganassi/Earnhardt/DEI whatever they are calling it now a days racing. McMurray has been hit or miss, more miss than hit lately. Ganassi has proven once he is not afraid to let McMurray walk away. Montoya is a big name but lets face it, if he doesn’t “get it” by now he’s probably not going to. But with Target reportedly firmly behind Montoya he may be secure for a year or two more. But McMurray is defiantly on the hot seat. There are WAY too many hot young drivers hunting for a Cup ride. If McMurray isn’t in the Chase this year I think he is looking for a 2014 ride.

TMD “Fired Up Friday” Responce: 12-14-12

My reply to “Fired Up Friday” on the daily Sirius-XM satellite radio show The Morning Drive with Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone. Because of work I don’t have time to call in every week but I will respond on here! Comments to the blog are more than welcome!

FUF #1: “What was your favorite 2012 NSCS of 2012 and why?”
Got to be the Watkins Glen race. That was one of the craziest finishes ever. Plus I think it really turned some non-road course fans onto just how exciting road racing can be.

FUF #2: ” Are you for or against lights being installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?”
100%. Sure it may not “fix” the races, but it will certainly shake it up for a year or two. Plus a night time summer race is always more enjoyable for the fans. I went to nearly every Pepsi 400 in the 90’s and I can’t even begin to explain how much more enjoyable that race was when it moved to night time. Maybe they could do a half and half race, start the race in the daylight and then have it finish under the lights. That would certainly add a challenge to the drivers and teams with the changing track conditions.

FUF #3: “Reportedly, @NASCAR is considering taking horse power away from the new cars to reduce speed and increase competition, do you agree with this process?”

I’m 50/50 on this. While I know it doesn’t make a hill of beans difference on track I still get excited when I here a big speed put up. Heck I was giddy yesterday when I heard reports they were in the mid 190’s and the Charlotte test. I think that is part of the old schooler in me that still wishes they would run 200+ at the ‘Dega and Daytona(I know, its not safe and will not nor should not happen). While I’m all for improving the on track racing I’d rather them give the new car a year to see how it shakes out and how it changes things up. Of course on the other hand if your going to reinvent the wheel you might as well do it all at once.