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AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Automobilia at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction
LOT #9470 – NOS 1960S COUGAR OIL OF ALABAMA DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN SERVICE STATION SIGN – $155,250

With everything from kiddie rides and massive neon signs to fuel accessories like gas globes and pumps as just some of the offerings, the Automobilia Auction brought excitement each morning at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction before the vehicle auction began. These automotive mementos from days past filled the arena with twinkling lights and gleaming décor. Scroll through this gallery to see the top-selling automobilia items at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

LOT #9470 – NOS 1960S COUGAR OIL OF ALABAMA DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN SERVICE STATION SIGN – $155,250
Pictured above is a rarest-of-the-rare NOS 1960s Cougar Oil of Alabama double-sided porcelain service station sign. Considered to be the nicest survivor of only a handful known. Found in the original box. Featured on “American Pickers.”

LOT #9493.1 – HUGE 1960S MOPAR NEON PORCELAIN CHANNEL LETTER SIGN – $115,000
Spectacular and huge 1960s Mopar single-sided neon porcelain channel letter dealership sign. Each letter sequentially lights. Great patina look with wear and chips. From Sunnyside Dodge of McHenry, IL.

LOT #9489.4 – CIRCA 1940S-50S MOBIL OIL NEON PORCELAIN ROTATING PEGASUS SIGN – $105,800
Significant and outstanding circa 1940s-50s Mobil Oil double-sided neon porcelain rotating Pegasus service station sign. Hard-to-find smaller version. One of the crown jewels of collecting. Porcelain is all original and untouched. Lights and rotates perfectly!

LOT #9468 – LARGE CIRCA 1940S OREGON CHIEF GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN – $78,200

Monumental and large circa 1940s Oregon Chief Gasoline double-sided porcelain service station sign. One of the most sought-after of signs. Bright colors and gloss! Extremely minute metal loss along top right extreme edge. Does not detract.

LOT #9499.1 – 1940S-50S MOTEL “AIR CONDITIONED” NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $57,500
Nifty and large 1940s-50s Motel “Air Conditioned” single-sided neon porcelain sign. Face has been nicely restored. “No” in “No Vacancy” flashes on/off. Wonderful piece of roadside Americana.

LOT #9387.7 – PAIR OF 1950s GULF-RACING-THEMED BOWSER SIAMESE-ROLWAY GAS PUMPS – $57,500
Fully restored pair of 1950s Gulf-Racing-themed Bowser Siamese-Rolway gas pumps. Presents with custom-made fuel island and sign. Truly a showpiece!

LOT #8401 – 1950S RPM AVIATION OILS PORCELAIN SIGN – $57,500
Stunning NOS 1950s RPM Aviation Oils single-sided porcelain airport hangar sign. Interior field is near perfect!

LOT #9383.2 – 1999 DALE EARNHARDT RACE CAR #3 KIDDIE RIDE – $57,270
Rare 1999 Dale Earnhardt race car #3 coin-operated kiddie ride. One of only 13 ever made and authorized. Presents in all-original condition and fully functioning. Truly museum-quality!

LOT #9487.3 – FORD GT40 KIDDIE RIDE – $51,750
Absolutely stunning Ford GT40 25-cent coin-operated kiddie ride. Over-the-top restoration with Ford GT Heritage Gulf Oil racing livery. Only one we’ve ever offered.LOT #9382.1 – 1920S SUPERTEST GASOLINE CLEAR VISION MODEL #700 TWIN VISIBLE GAS PUMP – $46,000
Extraordinary 1920s Supertest Gasoline Clear Vision Model #700 twin visible filling station gas pump. Features rare illuminated price panels. Restored to highest possible standards.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Automobilia at the 2024 Scottsdale Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/auction-highlights-automobilia-at-the-2024-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 16:56:57 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rolls-royce-silver-ghost/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:23:29 +0000

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