LOT #8277 – 1920S STANDARD GOLD CROWN FRY MODEL #177 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – SOLD! $368,000
Before the collector cars cross the block, each day of a Barrett-Jackson event begins with the Automobilia Auction, showcasing a mesmerizing collection of vintage delights. For car enthusiasts and collectors alike, these auctions present a unique opportunity to reconnect with our motoring past, as the auction block literally glows with massive neon dealership signs complemented by beautifully restored gas pumps, stunning gas globes and more. Other authentic items at the Automobilia Auctions include kiddie rides and signs of days gone by made of everything from embossed tin to delicately painted porcelain.
Take a moment to scroll through the gallery of top-selling automobilia items so far in 2023 and enjoy this celebration of our automotive heritage.
LAS VEGAS 2023 – 1920S STANDARD GOLD CROWN FRY MODEL #177 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – SOLD! $368,000
Pictured above is a worthy-of-bragging-rights 1920s Standard Gold Crown Fry model #177 Mae West visible gas pump. Extremely high-grade restoration; restored beyond original.
LAS VEGAS 2023 – 1928 FORD WAYNE MODEL 515 VISIBLE GAS PUMP – SOLD! $149,500
Beyond impressive 1928 Ford Wayne Model 515 restored dealership visible gas pump. Restored to perfection! Truly immaculate with hand-painted pinstriping.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1942 17-FOOT CHRIS CRAFT SPECIAL RUNABOUT “WOODY” BOAT BAR – SOLD! $120,750
Truly exceptional 1942 17-foot Chris Craft Special Runabout “Woody” boat bar. Professionally constructed from a real 1942 Chris Craft Runabout “Woody” boat with a no-expense-spared mentality. Features a quartz top, custom cabinets, built-in fridge, wine rack, working lights and an amazing highly varnished finish.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – LARGE FERRARI DEALERSHIP SIGN – SOLD! $95,450
Huge late-model Ferrari Automobiles neon dealership sign with Ferrari prancing horse logo. Custom-made for a Northeast dealer.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – CIRCA 1940S-50S CARRIAGE MOTORS ANIMATED NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – SOLD! $86,250
Profoundly stylish and huge circa 1940s-50s Carriage Motors double-sided neon porcelain sign with animated rotating wheels. Beautiful colors and styling.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – HUGE 1950S WOODY WOODPECKER PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – SOLD! $80,500
Stunning and large 1950s Woody Woodpecker single-sided porcelain with neon studio sign. Face has been restored to perfection!
LAS VEGAS 2023 – 1950S STAINLESS-STEEL SODA FOUNTAIN IN COCA-COLA REGALIA – SOLD! $80,500
Stellar 1950s stainless-steel soda fountain. Restored in Coca-Cola regalia. Includes rotating neon sign and three diner stools. Refrigeration unit has been rebuilt.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – VINTAGE GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM COIN-OPERATED KIDDIE RIDE – SOLD! $75,500
Show-stopping restored vintage Good Humor Ice Cream 10-cent coin-operated kiddie ride. Restored beyond original with working lights and built-in freezer compartment, and plays the “Ice Cream Truck” song.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1940S-50S CHEVROLET OK USED CARS SIGNAGE – SOLD! $69,000
Stupendous 1940s-50s Chevrolet OK Used Cars signage from Tucumcari, NM – the neon capital of Route 66! Five 10-foot sections combine for a total length of 50 feet (end sections could be removed to trim to 30 feet if desired). Blinking OK logo in center with metal Used Cars & Trucks letters. Professionally refurbished with new wiring, transformers and neon. Original-style pole-mounting system included – bolt to the floor for a freestanding install – or unbolt from poles and mount on wall. Signs are crated for transportation.
SCOTTSDALE 2023 – 1957 MOBIL OIL RIGHT-FACING PEGASUS PORCELAIN WITH ANIMATED NEON SIGN – SOLD! $57,500
Superlative 1957 Mobil Oil service station right-facing Pegasus porcelain with animated neon service station sign. The wings alternate lighting to simulate flight. Professionally restored throughout.
Title: JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: Top Automobilia at Barrett-Jackson’s 2023 Auctions
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Published Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2023 18:59:25 +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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