SUPER SATURDAY IN NEW ORLEANS: Day 3 Highlighted by Auction-World Records, Saints Star and a Spectacular Charity Sale
$375,000 – LOT #3000 – 1932 CHEVROLET WOODY CUSTOM WAGON “HONOLULU LULU” – 100% OF HAMMER PRICE TO BENEFIT SAMARITAN’S PURSE AND THEIR RELIEF EFFORTS IN MAUI
On Saturday, a lively crowd filled the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, brimming with excitement to discover firsthand what the Barrett-Jackson experience is all about. Their expectations were exceeded, judging by the cheers that erupted as the day unfolded with a whirlwind of activity throughout the venue and within the auction arena. Adding to the excitement was a visit by Cam Jordan, an eight-time Pro Bowler and all-time sack leader for the New Orleans Saints, who stopped by to take in the action on Super Saturday.
The other stars of the day were the auction cars, of course, reveling in the spotlight of the auction stage! The top-selling car on Saturday was a custom 1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible (Lot #748). The crowd went wild when the iconic car sold for $660,000, setting a new auction world record. Other incredible vehicles landing in the Top 10 on the last day of Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural New Orleans Auction included two stunning 2005 Ford GTs: a Hennessey 1000, Lot #725, that brought in $495,000 and an original model, Lot #735, that sold for $418,000. A 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition (Lot #717) had the audience on its feet when it went to its new home for $440,000.
A true highlight of the day was the sale of a very special 1932 Chevrolet Woody custom wagon known as the “Honolulu Lulu” donated by Megan and George Shinn. Edward Graham, Chief Operating Officer at Samaritan’s Purse, joined Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, along with Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis, on the block with the Shinns for the sale. The custom wagon with its matching custom trailer brought the gavel down on a winning bid of $100,000. In an incredibly charitable gesture, Michelle Mauzy – the winning bidder and longtime friend of the auction – donated the car back to be sold for a second time, raising an additional $75,000 thanks to winning bidder Ted Mcintyre. Barrett-Jackson VIPs Mike and Tracy Patterson donated an additional $100,000 to the cause. NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick and the Shinns each donated an additional $50,000 – bringing the total raised for Samaritan’s Purse and its disaster relief efforts in Maui to $375,000, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the worthy cause.
Other top sales of the day included a 1954 Chevrolet custom pickup (Lot #782) for $330,000, while Lot #707, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle custom coupe, and Lot #730, a 2020 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 EVO, each crossed the world-famous auction block for $286,000.
It wouldn’t be Super Saturday without a few supercars. Joining the Lamborghini and Ford GTs in the Top 10 was a 2020 Aston Martin DB11 (Lot #701) that sold for $275,000 and a 2023 Maserati MC20 (Lot #723) for $253,000.
Custom pickups were well-represented by a 1959 Chevrolet Apache custom pickup known as the “Indian Outlaw” (Lot #679) that sold for $220,000, setting a new auction world record.
Saturday morning’s Automobilia Auction also saw some fantastic sales, including an iconic Texaco Oil animated neon porcelain sign (Lot #8299) from the late 1950s-early ’60s, which went to its new home for $74,750. A Texaco Oil fuel island with two Bennett Model #966 gas pumps (Lot #8282) from the early 1950s sold for $46,000, and a 1950s Mobil Oil Pegasus left-facing porcelain with animated neon sign (Lot #8298) brought in $36,800. Gas pumps were popular with bidders, with a 1959 A.O. Smith Model 48 gas pump in Shelby Cobra regalia (Lot #8279) selling for $34,500. A Phillips 66 neon porcelain sign (Lot #8295) from the 1930s-40s rounded out the Top 5 with its $23,000 sale.
The excitement wasn’t confined to the auction arena. The final round of the 2023 Fantasy Bid game presented by Dodge concluded during the New Orleans Auction and the 2023 overall grand prize winner, Keith R., was on hand to celebrate the victory and his new 2023 Dodge Charger.
Enjoy the photo gallery below with highlights from the last day of the very first Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction, as well as the recap video showcasing the 3-day event and more!
LOT #748 – 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – $660,000
LOT #717 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – $440,000
LOT #723 – 2023 MASERATI MC20 – $253,000
LOT #725 – 2005 FORD GT HENNESSEY 1000 – $495,000
LOT #730 – 2020 LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LP640-4 EVO – $286,000
LOT #735 – 2005 FORD GT – $418,000
LOT #782 – 1954 CHEVROLET CUSTOM PICKUP – $330,000
LOT #8299 – LATE
Title: SUPER SATURDAY IN NEW ORLEANS: Day 3 Highlighted by Auction-World Records, Saints Star and a Spectacular Charity Sale
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Published Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2023 23:03:36 +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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