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In the beginning, it was all about cats, much like most of the internet. In 2017, a project called CryptoKitties launched, where users would collect and trade a series of digital cartoonish felines. Essentially like a digital version of Pokémon cards, but part of the latest in the blockchain-based boom.

Cats are cute, but what is blockchain?

In its simplest explanation, blockchain technology is what serves as the basis for cryptocurrency – that thing your nerdy nephew won’t stop taking about. Think of it as a series of decentralized computers talking to each other and creating a shared digital ledger that no single computer can change.

Lot #4001 at the 2021 Houston Auction is an NFT of the sale of this 1959 Cadillac “Ghostbusters Ectomobile” Re-creation at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

What?

Basically, a bunch of computers communicating with each other performing complex calculations in order to yield a secure and unchangeable document.

Again, what?

Blockchain: a giant digital public record that says that you own it. Think of it as a certificate of authenticity, but instead of a piece of paper, it’s a unique string of code.

Moving on, because the transaction history is a matter of public record, blockchain technology has sent ripples through the world of collectibles, essentially making it the perfect system for unique and digital identifiers that can be easily and securely exchanged. This led to the creation of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Essentially, NFTs are pieces of digital memorabilia, with the added benefit of being able to see its history with a few clicks. Imagine a Picasso painting or a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card, but with a readily available transaction history that chronicles every sale, how much it sold for, when it sold and to whom.

Non-fungible, what does that mean?

Other than being a fun word (we dare you to say it three times quickly) non-fungible essentially means it is unique or without equivalent. An example, a $100 dollar bill has fungibility, meaning it can be exchanged for two $50 bills, five 20s or 100 singles. An NFT has zero fungibility; it represents a one-of-one thing like the Declaration of Independence or an original DaVinci sketch. And because NFTs are stored using the blockchain, they are 100 percent authentic.

At the 2021 Houston Auction, bidders have a chance to own Lot #4002, the NFT commemorating the sale of this “Fast & Furious” 1994 Toyota Supra at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

Exactly how is this relevant to Barrett-Jackson?

A good question. In June at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions set a historic precedent becoming the first collector car company in history to sell four NFTs during a live, in-person auction. The collection of four NFTs commemorated the sale of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition VIN 001, the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001 and the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 VIN 001. In total, the sale of these four VIN 001 NFTs brought in $67,000, adding a new dynamic to the world of collecting.

“Barrett-Jackson has blazed the trail in the collector car world for decades, and the rollout of the first NFTs in our industry is another great example of our team introducing new and exciting ways to engage the hobby,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

Building on the success of the NFT sales in Las Vegas, the next release will focus on commemorating the sale of 15 of the top-selling cars at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction as three-tiered packs – Rare, Epic and Elite. The easiest way to explain this is that Barrett-Jackson has partnered with CurrencyWorks to create digital “baseball card” packs, but instead of NFTs of individual baseball players, we have the NFTs of the sale of auction cars. For instance, each pack will include a random selection of five NFTs: three images, one illustration and one video.

An NFT that may appear in a Barrett-Jackson Elite Pack might be one that commemorates the sale of this 2015 McLaren P1 at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

For example, a Barrett-Jackson Elite Pack may include images of the 2015 McLaren P1, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and the 2019 Ford GT crossing the auction block, a video of the auctioning and sale of the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe known as “The Grinch” and an illustration of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe – all of which sold at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

To illustrate what this is all about, consider the NBA’s Top Shot. The NBA partnered with a company called Dapper

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: BARRETT-JACKSON NFTS: New Kids on the Block(chain)
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/collector-car-nfts-for-sale-2021-houston-auction/
Published Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:16:55 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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