From Rose to Champagne, various gold tones have become a popular choice for our phones, our jewelry, and our cars’ paint. Gold’s popularity as an automotive paint color has fluctuated over the years, though the recent rise is due, in part, to being a “natural” color and relatively neutral. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.
Offered during the 46th annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1969 Dodge Charger 500 has had a comprehensive restoration, a proven Mr. Norm’s Grand-Spaulding Dodge pedigree, and retains its original matching-numbers HEMI driveline.
Every time I see my editor, Larry Edsall, I ask him if he is excited about Arizona Car Week. He likes to play the old-man “been there and done that” card, but really who wouldn’t love all the auctions, the concours, car shows, and the social events that are part of car week. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.
Offered from the Charlie Thomas Collection during the 46th annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1970 Plymouth Superbird is powered by an original V-code 440 cubic-inch Six Pack V8 rated at 390 horsepower.
The 1950 Town & Country Newport coupe was the swan song for Chrysler’s wonderful wood-sided luxury cars. As some of the most expensive models in Chrysler’s lineup, these “woodies” were often the car of choice for celebrities and movie stars.
Yet, even the brightest name on the biggest marquee eventually fades away. By the time 1950 rolled around, the Town & Country’s time in the spotlight was drawing to a close. Ironically, despite being in its last year, Chrysler opted to roll out an entirely new variant. Continue reading
Every time I see her, Nicole James of our staff asks me if I’m excited about Arizona Car Week. The auctions, concours and social events affiliated with them are all new to an eager 20-something, so I play the old been-there/done-that curmudgeon and usually grumble something about a week of lost sleep. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.
Offered during the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, this numbers-matching 365 GTB/4 coupe was professionally converted to a 365 GTB/4 Spider by Richard Straman in the 1980s.
To experience this collector car auction, the world’s largest, you would really need to stick around in central Florida’s sunshine for about 10 days, eat three or four meals daily, shoot about a thousand photos, and try to comprehend its sheer size and scope.
The 2017 version of the Mecum Kissimmee auction brought three fabulous collections into the spotlight: the Williams collection, the Jackee and Gary Runyon collection, and the Don Fezell collection, each containing some of the most historic and sought-after muscle cars and drag race cars of the 1960s. Continue reading
Toyota pulled out all the stops in styling the all-new Prius Prime, creating something that seems like a cross between a space probe and a Lamborghini. That’s a good thing, raising its hipness quotient considerably and making the plug-in hybrid look as high-tech on the outside as it is underneath.
The Prius Prime is new for 2017 and is another effort by Toyota to market a plug-in car with the clean economy of a pure electric vehicle with the practicality of a hybrid. The last go-round for a plug-in Prius resulted in less-than-stellar reviews, most complaining that it seemed like a half-hearted effort that didn’t work all that well. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.
From the personal collection of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler, this Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will be offered Friday, January 20, around 7 p.m. during the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.