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SUPER SATURDAY: Million-Dollar Moments Began with a Resto-Mod

From the moment the gates opened on Super Saturday presented by Gila River Resorts and Casinos, tens of thousands of fans were treated to one of the greatest automotive lifestyle events in the world — and there was no shortage of supercharged thrills and amazing collector vehicles at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

An unparalleled docket of supercars, Resto-Mods, celebrity-owned rides, and coveted sports and muscle cars crossed the world-famous block on Saturday, January 27. Lot #1367, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible built by Jeff Hayes, was the first vehicle to reach — and surpass — the million-dollar mark, selling for $1,100,000, setting a new record for a custom Corvette at auction.

The top sale of the day was a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe (Lot #1406) that went to a new home for $3.41 million. Other million-dollar moments included the sale of a 2018 Bugatti Chiron (Lot #1378) for $2.97 million and the beautiful 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (Lot #1371.1) from the Don Williams Collection with its $2.42 million sale.

Sales continued to rock in the auction arena, with additional showstoppers joining the million-dollar-plus club: Lot #1381, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT selling for $1.87 million; Lot #1405, a paint-to-sample Acid Green Porsche 918 Spyder that went to a new home for $1,787,500; Lot #1380, a 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring, crossing the block for $1.65 million; Lot #1399, a 2019 Ford GT that sold for $1.375 million; and Lot #1386, a 2017 Ferrari F12 TDF, which crossed the Scottsdale Auction block for $1,347,500.

The arena rose to its feet and cheered when a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster (Lot #1407) previously owned by Donald J. Trump set a new auction world record with its $1.1 million sale.

The adrenaline-fueled audience applauded the sale of Lot #3002, a 2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon custom pickup, for $250,000, with an additional $50,000 donation from Michelle Mauzy, noted philanthropist and longtime member of the Barrett-Jackson family, bringing the total to $300,000. It was all for a great cause, with 100% of the hammer price benefiting Building Homes for Heroes, which is devoted to bringing renewed hope to our nation’s injured veterans. The winning bidder was NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, a longtime supporter of charity cars at Barrett-Jackson.

The last charity vehicle on Saturday night was Lot #3003, VIN 001 of the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, which brought the hammer down on a final bid of $300,000, with another additional $50,000 donation from Mauzy bringing the total raised to $350,000. The sale benefited JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. In a full-circle moment, the winning bidder on the Dark Horse was Ron Pratte, a generous philanthropist who bought the first charity car to ever cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block, a VIN 001 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 at the 2006 Scottsdale Auction.

Super Saturday also attracted some superstars. The “Red Rocker,” Sammy Hagar, joined Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson and President Steve Davis on the auction block to address the arena and share that the sale of his anticipated 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari was moved to the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction. The Mayor of Muscleville, Bill Goldberg, also made an appearance on the block for the sale of his pair of Dodge Demons: a 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 (Lot #1401) and 2018 Dodge Demon (Lot 1401.1). Other celebrities in attendance included comedian Adam Ferrara, former IndyCar driver Paul Tracy and Peter Miles, the son of legendary racecar driver Ken Miles.

A highly anticipated moment on Saturday was the announcement of the Barrett-Jackson Cup winners. Nearly 50 incredible custom vehicles were hand-selected for the competition. Hot-rod builder Bobby Alloway and automobile designer and builder Troy Trepanier selected the Top 5 finalists and the Ultimate Best of Show winner. Taking the coveted and prestigious Ultimate Best in Show Award — and a $20,000 prize — was a 1960 Buick Invicta built by Andy Leach at CAL Automotive Creations. A custom 1961 Volvo PV544 built by over 165 women from across the country, led by Bogi Lateiner at her shop, Girl Gang Garage, received the People’s Choice Award, chosen by thousands of Barrett-Jackson’s fans who voted online at

The Automobilia Auction fueled the morning’s excitement and prepped the audience for the spirited bidding to come with eye-catching neon signs, kiddie rides, hard-to-find marketing memorabilia and eye-catching neon signs. The day’s top seller was a 1960s Cougar Oil of

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.



GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
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