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Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction to feature resto-mod SUVs

1972 Ford Bronco

(January 9, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is curating an extraordinary docket of professionally-built Resto-Mod SUVs for the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. All of the exceptional SUVs will cross the block at No Reserve, including the 1972 Ford Bronco that was selected as one of the “Top 10 Trucks” at the SEMA Show Battle of the Builders.

'Back to the Future' DeLorean back in the spotlight in documentary

By Jeff Peek

(January 3, 2022) If there was any doubt about the iconic status of the Back to the Future DeLorean, it is quickly dispelled in a new documentary released by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. In the first three minutes of "88mph: The Story of the DeLorean Time Machine," no fewer than 13 enthusiasts — including movie stars Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson — appear on screen to tout the staying power of the fictitious time machine that first appeared in the original 1985 film. And many more weigh in during the next hour and a half.

3,500 vehicles including 30 collections make up Mecum Kissimmee auction

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 'Vault Find'

(January 2, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — More than 500 of the nearly 800 vehicles that make up 30-plus collections consigned to the world’s largest collector car auction will be offered at no reserve when Mecum Kissimmee 2022 returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 11-day auction event, Jan. 6-16. In total, an estimated 3,500 vehicles will cross the auction block throughout the duration, and more than 1,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia will be presented on “Road Art Monday,” Jan. 10.

Barrett-Jackson revs up for 'automotive event of the year' in Scottsdale

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

(December 28, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is revving up for the automotive event of 2022 when it returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 22-30, to celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. The annual Scottsdale Auction has hosted some of the most electrifying moments in collector car history over the last five decades. January’s Scottsdale Auction will both celebrate those milestones and deliver an event filled with a collector car docket, the latest vehicles from top automakers, symposiums on a variety of automotive-related topics, and hundreds of exhibits and displays.

Famed 1951 Hirohata Mercury Custom to headline Mecum Kissimmee lineup

(December 21, 2021) In 1952, a young Bob Hirohata purchased a 1951 Mercury and delivered it to the era’s most famous customizing duo, brothers Sam and George Barris, for a radical overhaul that almost instantly became the most prominent and well-known customization of the classic car era.

Hagerty Garage + Social goes nationwide with Seattle Clubhouse

(December 21, 2021) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced that it has opened its next premium clubhouse and car storage facility, Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle, which follows the openings of clubhouse locations in Delray Beach, N.Y., Chicago and Toronto. Hagerty Garage + Social Seattle will serve as a central gathering place for the growing collector car and driving enthusiast community in the region.

First production Mini Remastered Oselli Edition delivered

(December 20, 2021) SILVERSTONE, England — First deliveries of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition are underway, with the first bespoke model delivered to a customer in Scandinavia. In the coming months, customers in North America, Asia and across Europe will receive their vehicles as the brand's global growth accelerates.

More than 200 Corvettes assigned to Mecum Kissimmee auction

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Gulf One

(December 15, 2021)  For nearly 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has captured the passionate hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world, and since 1985, “America’s Sports Car” has been among the most popular and coveted offerings at Mecum auction events. Headlining the nearly 200 Corvettes consigned to Mecum Kissimmee 2022, slated for Jan. 6-16 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., are eight that have been appropriately earmarked as “A Once in a Lifetime Offering of Corvettes” due to their impressive individual and cumulative prowess.

$19.2 million in overall auction sales achieved at Mecum’s final 2021 event

1967 Chevrolet Corvtte convertible

(December 13, 2021) Mecum Auctions closed out the year by setting an all-time sales record at its long-running Kansas City auction, Dec. 2-4. The three-day event saw 85 percent of all 709 vehicles hammer sold as overall sales totals reached $19.2 million, far exceeding the previous Kansas City auction high of $13 million.

NHRA Motorsports Museum releases historical videos

(December 5, 2021) Museums aren't just places to store old stuff, they're places to tell the stories that mean something to us using that old stuff as a medium. The staff at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum knows this all too well. A video series that curator Greg Sharp and racer Jack Beckman put together earlier this year tell fascinating stories of drag racing and hot rodding history.


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