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Barrett-Jackson has highest-grossing auction ever — $141 million in sales


2017 Ford GT sells for $1.485 million

(January 21, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson kicked off its “Road to 50” — a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary — with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan. 11-19 boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million.

Petersen Museum will open display of custom cars from James Hetfield


1948 "Black Pearl" Jaguar

(January 15, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit featuring 10 custom vehicles, donated from James Hetfield’s personal collection. Opening Feb. 1 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” will celebrate Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection, guitars, photos and memorabilia.

Famous Bullitt Mustang driven by Steve McQueen sells for $3.4 million

(January 12, 2020) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase in the movie Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, according to Mecum Auctions.

Eclectic mix of cars expected at Future Collector Car Show


1993 Subaru Sambar

(January 9, 2020) PHOENIX — The 5th annual Future Collector Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, will host automobiles of all makes, models and years on Jan. 12 beginning at 12 p.m. The family friendly event marks the beginning of Arizona Auction Week.

Petersen Automotive Museum to host Bruce Meyer's cruise-in

(January 7, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will host Bruce Meyer’s ALL-AMERICAN CRUISE-IN with special programming celebrating Carroll Shelby and “Ford v Ferrari” on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. The Petersen hosts a themed cruise-in the last Sunday of every month.

Celebrating the 1930 Buick inline 6 GMC taxi from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

By Nick Williams
National Historic Vehicle Register

(January 3, 2020) When holiday season comes around in America, there are several traditions that you can always count on throughout the last few weeks of the year: Christmas music everywhere you go, last minute shopping for gifts, houses lit up in beautiful arrays of lights, and of course, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life on TV.

Barrett-Jackson to feature top hot rods, custom vehicles


1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon

(December 31, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Barrett-Jackson will feature hundreds of the world’s most eye-catching and sought-after custom collector cars during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11 – 19, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson to extend hours for Friday, Saturday sale in Scottsdale


1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Custom station wagon "MadCad"

(December 24, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for unprecedented sales happening on “Fantastic Friday” and “Super Saturday” that will both feature extended dockets of highly coveted collector vehicles during its 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 11-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Mecum's Kansas City auction brings $9 million


1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

(December 15, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent Kansas City auction, held Dec. 5-7 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri, saw sales reach an overall total of $9 million at the three-day event as a total of 410 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 70% sell-through rate.

Famous Bullitt Mustang to be offered at no reserve at auction Jan. 10

(December 11, 2019) The 1968 Ford Mustang GT Hero Car driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film “Bullitt,”will be offered at auction with no reserve this January at Mecum Kissimmee 2020, which will take place Jan. 2-12 in Kissimmee, Fla. The Mustang will be auctioned on Jan. 10.

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