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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: Sales Soar at Barrett-Jackson on Day 5

With standing-room-only, automotive enthusiasts filled the auction arena to watch the parade of collector cars as Barrett-Jackson motored into midweek action. Enthusiastic bidding kept everyone at attention as the day progressed, and over 30 auction world records were set. The day’s top-selling vehicle was Lot #468, a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette custom coupe, which crossed the block for $128,700.

Some of the day’s other highlights included Lot #464, a 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake that went to a new home for $126,500; a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS custom coupe (Lot #500) that sold for $121,000; and Lot #466, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 custom coupe and Lot #492, a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, each selling for $110,000.

Another panel of experts joined us the South Showcase Stage Wednesday with the “Buckle Up: Behind the Chutes with PBR’s Arizona Ridge Riders” symposium featuring Casey Lane, the General Manager of the Arizona Ridge Riders; Colby Yates, the Coach for the Arizona Ridge Riders; and Colten Fritzlan, a Professional Bull Rider. Following the symposium, all the speakers were available for a special PBR autograph session and then went on a behind-the-scenes tour with Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO.

For the past few days, a new Top 5 finalist has been revealed as the excitement builds for the crowning of the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup’s “Ultimate Best of Show” on the auction block this weekend. On Wednesday, a 1927 Ford Roadster built by the teams at Shadow Rods and Greening Auto Company for the “Castrol: Path to Performance” YouTube series, was added to the impressive lineup competing for the title and $20,000 cash purse.

The electric atmosphere that permeated the arena was mirrored at the RAM TRX and Toyota TRD Pro Dirt Rides, in addition to the exhilarating Dodge and Toyota Thrill Rides at the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track. On Wednesday, the track introduced Ford Hot Laps, providing attendees with the chance to experience a heart-pounding ride with a professional driver at the helm of a new Mustang or Mach-E. Ford will continue to offer Hot Laps through Saturday. Attendees also had the unique opportunity to take the wheel of a new Volvo XC-40 or a Dodge Hornet as part of the event’s Driving Experiences. The 2024 Dodge Hornet provided a sneak peek of the upcoming 2024 Fantasy Bid game grand prize. Fantasy bids for the first round can be submitted online until 11:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, January 27.

Gas pumps were among the most desirable items sold in the morning’s Automobilia Auction. The top-selling Lot was a Phillips 66 Wayne 505 gas pump (Lot #9193). Other gas pumps that took top honors included Lot #9190, a late 1940s-early ’50s Conoco Oil Wayne 100 gas pump and Lot #9195, a circa 1950s Continental DX Gasoline gas pump. Another highlight was the sale of a Sinclair Oil light-up sign (Lot #9199).

Enjoy this photo gallery of Wednesday’s highlights and we invite you to join us Thursday, January 25, for more 100% No Reserve auction excitement. The largest and most diverse docket in Barret-Jackson history will be featuring over 400 additional collector vehicles on the block at The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. All-day and evening session tickets available online or at the box office. The auction will be broadcast live on FYI at 3:00 p.m. MST, or you can enjoy All the Cars, All the Time on the Barrett-Jackson livestream.



LOT #464 – 2014 FORD SHELBY GT500 SUPER SNAKE – $126,500



RAM TRX Dirt Ride at Barrett-Jackson!

LOT #9193 – PHILIPS 66 WAYNE 505 GAS PUMP – $12,650



PBR’s Arizona Ridge Riders Symposium with Casey Lane, General Manager of the Arizona Ridge Riders; Colby Yates, Coach for the Arizona Ridge Riders; and Colten Fritzlan, Professional Bull Rider.

Dodge Thrill Ride on the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track.

From Left: Craig Jackson, Casey Lane, Colby Yates, Colten Fritzlan, Meagan Taylor and Steve Davis.

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.



GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
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