The Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction and “lifestyle event” will be held in Connecticut next year, company chairman Craig Jackson announced today in Las Vegas. The inaugural sale will take place June 23-25, 2016, at the sprawling Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Uncasville.
It may not have been one of those emotional Barrett-Jackson moments with a million dollars being bid and a charity being benefited, but a highlight of the auction action Friday at Las Vegas was the appearance on the block — at the same time — of six micro cars and two Oompa Loompas.
For those who may not remember, Oompa Loompas are the orange-faced, green-haired characters from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
The cars were a 1942 Crosley Convertible, 1957 BMW Isetta 300, Googomobile TS-250, 1957 Morris Mini Cooper, 1959 Goggomobil TS-250 and a 1957 Rolux Baby.
With the crowd at Mecum’s Dallas auction electrified by the appearance of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, the charity sale Saturday of a 2015 Mustang GT customized by “The King’s” own Petty’s Garage raised $535,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America and reigned as the top-selling vehicle of the Texas auction.
Burt Reynolds will participate in Carlisle Events’ annual Fall AutoFest at the Sun ’n Fun complex November 12-15 in Lakeland, Florida. The actor known for his roles in Stroker Ace, Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit, among other movies and several television programs, will appear at the Carlisle show in conjunction with his Bandit Dream Giveaway sweepstakes. Continue reading
As a lead up to the reopening of the Petersen Automotive Museum, the facility has created DriveLA, which during a six-week period will offer a dozen automotive experiences. Continue reading
Hopefully it’s treats not tricks for bidders at Auction America’s inaugural Hilton Head Island sale scheduled for Halloween afternoon October 31.
Recent consignments to what is being billed as 100-vehicle “boutique” sale certainly meet the “treat” criteria, including a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, a Safir-built 1992 Ford GT40 Mk V Spyder, 1965 Maserati Sebring Series II coupe by Vignale, 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera and a Hilton Head best in class 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. Continue reading
With values for vintage Aston Martins continuing to climb, the 102-year-old British automaker has launched a program to research and verify the authenticity of its renowned sports and GT cars.
Keels & Wheels, which annually parks some 200 classic cars adjacent to around 100 boats at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, has announced a date change for 2016. Usually held the first weekend in May, the concours d’elegance will be staged April 23-24, 2016. Continue reading
It comes as no surprise that organizers of the United Kingdom’s “Royal” Concours d’Elegance confirm that the 2016 edition will be held at Windsor Castle. Windsor was the site of the inaugural concours in 2012 and the 2016 gathering will celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and the diamond jubilee of her reign. Continue reading