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Barrett-Jackson Holds Record-Breaking 2024 Scottsdale Auction with $207.6 Million in Total Auction Sales, Most in Company History
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe (Lot #1406) – $3,410,000

2,016 No Reserve vehicles achieve a total of $200.9 million in auction sales with a 100 percent sell-through rate.1,180 pieces of authentic automobilia were auctioned for a robust $6.7 million.$1 million raised for charity with the sale of four charity vehicles.More than 190 world-record auction sales were achieved.Rock ‘n’ roll legends Sammy Hagar, Foreigner and Night Ranger took to the live music stage throughout the week.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 31, 2024 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, supercharged its kickoff to the 2024 auction calendar with their flagship Scottsdale Auction, January 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. In dynamic fashion, the event featured its largest auction docket in company history with 2,016 collectible vehicles, all selling with No Reserve, for $200.9 million in auction sales. Additionally, Barrett-Jackson sold 1,180 pieces of authentic automobilia for $6.7 million, bringing total auction sales to $207.6 million, the most for a single auction in Barrett-Jackson history, with a 100 percent sell-through rate and over 190 world-record auction sales. Top auction sales included a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Lot #1406) for $3.41 million and a 2018 Bugatti Chiron (Lot #1378) for $2.97 million.

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe (Lot #1406) – $3,410,000

“It was a tremendous event this week in Scottsdale with our largest docket in history, a record number of bidders, and an impromptu live performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We continue to set the bar within the hobby with record-breaking sales like the 1956 300SL Gullwing, and our top sales reflect both the quality and diversity of our docket with a superb mix of classic sports cars, supercars, pre-war classics and Resto-Mods.”

The top 10 auction vehicles that sold during the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction included:

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe (Lot #1406) – $3,410,0002018 Bugatti Chiron (Lot #1378) – $2,970,0001937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (Lot #1371.1) – $2,420,0002005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot #1381) – $1,870,0002015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) – $1,787,5002012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring (Lot #1380) – $1,650,0002019 Ford GT (Lot #1399) – $1,375,0002017 Ferrari F12 TDF (Lot #1386) – $1,347,5001967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible built by Jeff Hayes (Lot #1367) – $1,100,0001997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster (Lot #1407), previously owned by Donald J. Trump – $1,100,000

The automotive lifestyle event kicked off with its inaugural “Rock the Block” concert presented by Arizona Lottery featuring live performances from iconic rock bands Foreigner and Night Ranger. Highlights of the opening weekend included: Barrett-Jackson’s QuikTrip Family Day, designed to bring in the next generation of enthusiasts with STEM Fest presented by Honeywell; the introduction of the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup presented by Castrol; a Pinewood Derby with Boy Scouts from the Grand Canyon Council; and the second iteration of the Future Collector Car Show presented by Meguiar’s at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

2018 Bugatti Chiron (Lot #1378) – $2,970,000

The first weekend concluded with the Opening Night Gala, an annual celebration that marks the beginning of Barrett-Jackson’s auction week. The Gala, a renowned automotive lifestyle event, featured dozens of law enforcement officers from the Scottsdale Police Department being honored and the presenting of colors, as well as acclaimed live entertainment from Emerald City Band and DJ Munition, gourmet food and signature cocktails.

“Our Scottsdale Auction showcased the vibrancy of the collector car hobby,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “With over 2,000 vehicles, this was the largest entirely No Reserve public consignment auction for collector cars in history. Jaw-dropping Resto-Mods, customs, trucks and supercars crossed the block among exceptional concours-level classics, giving every generation of collectors an opportunity to buy their dream car.

“With so many other aspects to the weekend, from Thrill Rides and hundreds of exhibitors to live concerts, Barrett-Jackson is a ‘bucket-list’ event. The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is a phenomenon that everyone is proud of, especially after this record-breaking week.”

Several of the most powerful moments during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction included the sales of four charity

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson Holds Record-Breaking 2024 Scottsdale Auction with $207.6 Million in Total Auction Sales, Most in Company History
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Published Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 20:10:57 +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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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/
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