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Celebrity cars to be sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air once owned by Nicholas Cage

(September 26, 2019) LAS VEGAS — Barrett-Jackson will bring some real “star power” with celebrity cars once owned by entertainment legends to its 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort, Oct. 3-5. Among the “star cars” set to shine on the auction block are vehicles once owned by Hollywood actors Nicolas Cage and Richard Pryor, as well as legendary musicians Frank Sinatra and Liberace.

Kentucky Expo Center to host Mecum auction of 600 collector cars


1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe street rod

(September 18, 2019) Mecum Auctions will return to the Kentucky Exposition Center Sept. 20-21 for Mecum Louisville 2019. The auction is slated to feature an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more with offerings coming from across the U.S. and Canada.

Japanese collector cars featured at Barrett-Jackson auction


1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 pickup

(September 14, 2019) — LAS VEGAS — Barrett-Jackson is embracing the rising demand for Japanese collector vehicles during the 12th annual Las Vegas Auction, Oct. 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. Popular Japanese collector vehicles, including the Toyota Supra Mk IV, Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R and more will be a part of this year’s Las Vegas docket, and each will cross the block at No Reserve.

Mopars and split-window Corvettes top Mecum sales in Dallas


1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX tops sales

(September 12, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum’s recent auction in Dallas, held Sept. 4-7, saw 743 cars change hands in just four action-packed days. Overall sales totals for the event reached $23.5 million as a nearly 70% sell-through rate was achieved with just over 1,000 classic and collector cars crossing the auction block.

'Thrill Drivers Choice' — Joie Chitwood and the 1956 Chevrolet

Courtesy of The Old Motor

(September 9, 2019) In the mid 1950s, Chevrolet created the film “Thrill Drivers Choice” as a Chevrolet promotion, where Joie Chitwood and the Thrill Drivers demonstrated the handling capabilities and durability of the 1956 Chevrolet. Take a few minutes to watch it. It's professionally done, quite interesting and entertaining.

1,000 muscle cars and classics up for sale at Mecum's Dallas auction


1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX

(August 28, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this Sept. 4-7 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, vintage trucks and more set to cross the auction block, all headlined by a dozen desirable private collections.

Jim Osterman Collection of classic Corvettes to be auctioned at no reserve

(August 26, 2019) LAS VEGAS —  Barrett-Jackson will sell the Jim Osterman Collection of classic Corvettes during the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction Oct. 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Eleven examples of highly sought-after, matching numbers and NCRS Top Flight Corvettes from 1953 to 1963 will all cross the auction block at No Reserve.

Internal 1970s Chevrolet film casts blame for the foreign car invasion

From The Old Motor

(August 21, 2019) This 1970s video titled “The Bug and The Beetle” is a somber internal corporate film where Chevrolet takes a look at how it thought the foreign invaders, “The Bug” and the “Japanese Beetles” (Toyota and Datsun) could put the automaker out of business.

Mullin Automotive Museum's 1937 Delahaye wins at Pebble Beach


1937 Delahaye Type 145

(August 21, 2019) OXNARD, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum located in Oxnard has announced that one of its vehicles has won a coveted “Best in Class” award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 18. The Mullin’s 1937 Delahaye Type 145 Chapron Coupe received the highest award in the “European Classic Closed” class, from a field of competitors around the globe.

Karmic's 'new' 1935 hot rod ice cream truck delivers treats, nostalgia


1935 Ford ice cream truck

(August 20, 2019) CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — With war on the horizon and the Great Depression gripping the country, Americans in the 1930s took solace in simple, wholesome pleasures: the final days of Babe Ruth's career; Benny Goodman swinging on the Hit Parade, the first Technicolor Mickey Mouse short on the big screen.

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