A full house on Friday at the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction.
As many Barrett-Jackson fans know, the auction itself is just one part of what happens around the enormous event sites each day. Guests at the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are able to enjoy live music in the Barrett-Jackson Fan Zone, complimentary Thrill Rides in the latest vehicles from Dodge and Toyota, shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace, and get some tips and tricks from the pros during the Adam’s Polishes detailing clinics.
From Jeeps to Mustangs and even a Model T Circus Wagon, Friday’s Collector Car Auction offered a little something for everyone! Topping the list for the day was a 1947 Bentley Mark VI (Lot #398) that sold for $97,900. Other top sales included a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (Lot #456) for $91,300, as well as a custom 1969 GMC C2500 pickup nicknamed “Chillipepper” (Lot #449), which set a new auction world record with its $82,500 sale. A 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 (Lot #420) was also in the spotlight with its $80,300 sale.
The day added several auction world-record sales to the tally, including a 2004 Honda S2000 convertible (Lot #374) and a 1972 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum (Lot #412) that crossed the block for $79,200.
Onstage in the morning, the auction block was illuminated by colorful signs, pristine restored gas pumps and globes, vintage porcelain and tin signs, soda collectibles and more nostalgic pieces of the past. The star of the day’s Automobilia Auction was an impeccable Shell Oil neon porcelain sign (Lot #7298) from the 1930s, which sold for $69,000. Other items in the top slots for automobilia included a 1928 Standard Red Crown Gasoline Fry Model #87 visible gas pump (Lot #7282) for $44,850, as well as a Gilmore Oil Wayne 100 gas pump (Lot #7284) from the late 1940s that crossed the block for $33,350. A 1950s Chris-Craft Woody coin-operated kiddie ride (Lot #7268.2) went to its new home for $16,962.
Not only did the auction showcase amazing vehicles and automobilia, but it also provided a delightful surprise for motorsports enthusiasts. The legendary Linda Vaughn, also known as Miss Golden Shifter, stopped by the auction adding to the excitement surrounding the collector cars.
Be sure to purchase your tickets for Super Saturday and join us for the auction’s finale! In addition to all there is to do and see around the auction site at the convention center, the action in the auction arena itself will be electrifying, with some amazing rides set to cross the block.
For a taste of what you’ll be able to see and do at the Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, which concludes on Saturday, September 30, check out the gallery below of today’s sales and activities around the site.
LOT #398 – 1947 BENTLEY MARK VI – $97,900
LOT #456 – 1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS – $91,300
LOT #449 – 1969 GMC C2500 CUSTOM PICKUP “CHILLIPEPPER” – $82,500
LOT #420 – 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 – $80,300
LOT #412 – 1972 DODGE CHARGER 440 MAGNUM – $79,200
LOT #7298 – 1930S SHELL OIL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $69,000
LOT #7284 – LATE 1940S GILMORE OIL WAYNE 100 GAS PUMP – $33,350
LOT #7282 – 1928 STANDARD RED CROWN GASOLINE FRY MODEL #87 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – $44,850
LOT #7268.2 – 1950S CHRIS-CRAFT WOODY COIN-OPERATED KIDDIE RIDE – $16,962
Bidders and guests enjoying the auction.
Toyota Supra Thrill Rides.
Dodge Challenger Thrill Rides.
Title: FULL-HOUSE FRIDAY: Auction Action Heats Up on Day Two in New Orleans
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Published Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2023 22:41:46 +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
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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