Barrett-Jackson Concludes Exceptional 2023 Auction Year with Inaugural New Orleans Auction, Featuring $22.5 Million in Total Auction Sales and $375,000 Raised for Charity
This 1958 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible led all auction sales at $660,000.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ October 3, 2023 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, let the good times roll during the inaugural New Orleans Auction, delivering the ultimate automotive lifestyle experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, September 28-30, 2023. In total, 356 vehicles were sold at auction, all with No Reserve, for $21.6 million. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson sold 274 pieces of authentic automobilia for more than $960,000, bringing total auction sales to $22.5 million with a 100-percent sell-through rate and over 30 world auction records. Highlighting the event was a Resto-Mod 1958 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible that led top auction sales at $660,000, as well as the “Honolulu Lulu” custom 1932 Chevrolet Woody Wagon donated by Megan and George Shinn that was auctioned for charity, raising $375,000 for Samaritan’s Purse and their relief efforts in Maui following the August wildfires.
2005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000 – $495,000
“New Orleans was an incredible location to wrap up an outstanding auction year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We kicked off the week with the city proclaiming this ‘Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Week’ and the city’s rich heritage combined with the region’s expansive car culture made it an ideal backdrop to host the ultimate automotive lifestyle event. We saw enthusiastic bidding across all segments of collectibles, and the performance we witnessed from Resto-Mods as well as custom trucks and SUVs demonstrated just how strong their place in the hobby continues to be. We look forward to building on this year’s momentum as we set our sights on 2024 and our flagship Scottsdale Auction in January.”
The top-10 non-charity vehicles that sold during the inaugural New Orleans Auction included:
1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #748) – $660,0002005 Ford GT Hennessey 1000 (Lot #725) – $495,0001967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #717) – $440,0002005 Ford GT (Lot #735) – $418,0001954 Chevrolet Custom Pickup (Lot #782) – $330,0002020 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 EVO (Lot #730) – $286,0001967 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Coupe (Lot #707) – $286,0002020 Aston Martin DB11 (Lot #701) – $275,0002023 Maserati MC20 (Lot #723) – $253,0001964 Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #764) – $220,0001959 Chevrolet Apache Custom Pickup “Indian Outlaw” (Lot #679) – $220,000Donated by Megan and George Shinn, this custom 1932 Chevrolet Woody Wagon raised $375,000 for relief efforts in Maui.
Raising a total of $375,000, Barrett-Jackson sold a 1932 Chevrolet Woody Custom Wagon nicknamed “Honolulu Lulu” and donated by renowned philanthropists Megan and George Shinn to benefit Samaritan’s Purse and their relief efforts in Maui following the devastating August wildfires. The custom hot rod originally hammered for $100,000 and was immediately donated back by longtime member of the Barrett-Jackson family Michelle Mauzy to sell again. After hammering a second time for $75,000 with the winning bid from Ted McIntyre, additional donations were added, including $100,000 from Mike and Tracy Patterson as well as $50,000 donations from the Shinns and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick.
“We’re thrilled with the incredible reception we received from New Orleans and the surrounding communities,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “From an expansive docket filled with collectible vehicles for every enthusiast to Thrill Rides and live music, we brought the ultimate Barrett-Jackson experience for our first-ever event in Louisiana. Throughout the three-day event we continued to meet the demand for all segments of the hobby, and I can’t wait for what’s on the horizon in 2024 as we now turn our sights to Scottsdale.”
Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural event in the Crescent City also sold 274 pieces of authentic automobilia at the auction with No Reserve for more than $960,000. The top three automobilia pieces that sold during the New Orleans Auction include:
Late 1950s-early ’60s Texaco Oil Animated Neon Porcelain Sign (Lot #8299) – $74,7501930s Shell Oil Neon Porcelain Sign (Lot #7298) – $69,000Early 1950s Texaco Oil Fuel Island with Bennett Model #966 Gas Pumps (Lot #8282) – $46,000
During the three-day event, Barrett-Jackson also hosted several notable celebrities, including the New Orleans Saints all-time sack leader and eight-time Pro Bowler Cam Jordan, as well as “The First Lady of Motorsports” Linda Vaughn.
Additionally, Barrett-Jackson’s year-long Fantasy Bid presented by Dodge competition culminated on Saturday with Keith R. from Ohio taking the crown and winning the grand prize – a 2023 Dodge Charger.
Barrett-Jackson is now accepting
Title: Barrett-Jackson Concludes Exceptional 2023 Auction Year with Inaugural New Orleans Auction, Featuring $22.5 Million in Total Auction Sales and $375,000 Raised for Charity
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Published Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2023 16:04:27 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
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