DAY ONE IN LAS VEGAS: Thursday’s Auction Moves Into The Fast Lane With Hundreds Of Lots Crossing The Block And Incredible ‘Supercar Therapy’ Moments
LOT #140 – 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE YENKO RE-CREATION – $88,000
The 2022 Las Vegas Auction kicked off on Thursday, June 30 with more than a dozen auction record sales that were set in front of a full house.
Thursday’s collector vehicle sales highlights included Lot #150, a 1967 Chevrolet C10 custom pickup for $101,200; and two Chevelles including Lot #143, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible for $99,000 and Lot #140, a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko re-creation for $88,000. Mopar was in the spotlight with Lot #133.1, a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda coupe for $96,800.
The crowd cheered with excitement during one of the first spirited bidding competitions of the day, when Lot #112, a 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1, sold for $88,000.
Vintage gas pumps dominated the morning’s Automobilia Auction, which included a circa-1948 Shell Oil Bennett Model #756 Gas Pump (Lot #6291), a 1940s-50s Sunoco Oil Wayne #70 Gas Pump (Lot #6289.1)and a late-1950s, early-60s Wayne 505 Union 76 Oil Gas Pump (Lot #6291.4).
Behind the scenes this morning Barrett-Jackson began setting the stage for some supercar therapy with the Driven Project. Once the gates opened, a dozen children, each battling serious illnesses, were introduced on the auction block by Barrett-Jackson television personality Rick DeBruhl. Each VIP (Very Important Passenger) received a hero’s welcome as each car stopped for a photo to remember the moment. Following the excitement on stage, the VIPs enjoyed a police-escorted cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard riding in everything from Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and even a Cullinan Rolls-Royce, before returning to the West Hall for a day of family fun at the auction.
Adjacent to the auction arena, a variety of sponsors and exhibitors attracted many shoppers looking to take home everything from a statue of a mammoth constructed from sparkplugs to luxurious motor coaches.
The Barrett-Jackson Performance Track was supercharged with excitement as guests took Thrill Rides in a new Toyota Supra, Dodge Charger or Challenger Hellcat with a professional driver.
As is tradition, the festivities began Wednesday night with the Opening Night Party held at Zouk Night Club at Resorts World. The new high-tech club is a hot spot in Las Vegas and gave bidders, consignors, VIPs, sponsors and guests an incredible venue to mingle, dance and dine. Attendees also joined Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson, in wishing Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis a happy birthday.
The excitement continues to build as Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction rolls into Day Two on Friday. The event includes free admission to children under 12 years old along with active military, veterans, front line workers and first responders.
Enjoy the gallery of highlights from the auction site on Thursday.
Opening Night Party at Zouk in Resorts World
LOT #112 – 1972 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 – $88,000
LOT #133.1 – 1972 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA COUPE – $96,800
LOT #139.1 – 1974 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – $88,000
LOT #143 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CONVERTIBLE – $99,000
LOT #143.1 – 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE – $93,500
LOT #150 – 1967 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP – $101,200
A participant in the Driven Project and her driver pose on the auction block before their parade around Las Vegas
One of 11 children participating in the Driven Project smiles from the passenger seat of a supercar
One of the gas pumps in the automobilia auction was this Wayne 505 Union 76 Oil Gas Pump
These two gas pumps, a Shell Oil Bennett Model #756 and Sunoco Oil Wayne #70 Gas Pump, were highlights in this morning’s automobilia auction
A statue of a mammoth made out of spark plugs is on displayed by an exhibitor
Title: DAY ONE IN LAS VEGAS: Thursday’s Auction Moves Into The Fast Lane With Hundreds Of Lots Crossing The Block And Incredible ‘Supercar Therapy’ Moments
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:11:59 +0000
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
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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