FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: World Records Set on Day Three of Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction

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The excitement and high-octane happenings continued throughout the vast auction site at Mohegan Sun as Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction wrapped up day three in Connecticut, with nearly 250 collector cars and more than 150 pieces of authentic automobilia crossing the block – setting two world records in the process.

Fans packed the Cabaret Theatre in the morning to hear Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars” talk about car collecting in the first of two complimentary Behind The Hobby symposiums. The second symposium consisted of a panel of experts discussing “The Anatomy of an Ideal Collector Car.” (If you missed Dennis Collins at yesterday’s symposiums, you can watch it HERE.)

Students from Jordan Vocational High School celebrate the $65,000 sale of their 1996 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001) with their instructor Robert Harris, winning bidder Joe Riley, Craig Jackson and Alan Taylor.

Students from Jordan Vocational High School celebrate the $65,000 sale of their 1996 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001) with their instructor Robert Harris, winning bidder Joe Riley, Craig Jackson and Alan Taylor.

Enthusiasts looking to add to their garage décor, embellish their place of business or decorate their man cave had a lot to choose from at this morning’s automobilia auction, which featured many pieces from the Cedarmore Collection – including a large number of Coca-Cola items, dealership signs and service station/diner clocks. Neon signs were the big winners today, with an animated American flag sign (Lot #7299) from the 1950s selling for $16,100, and two others ending up in the top five.

The first of two charity cars had its turn on the auction block today. Lot #3001 is a 1996 Ford Mustang built by students at Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia, as part of the Quaker State Best in Class Challenge Program. It sold earlier this year at the Palm Beach Auction and was then donated back by the winning bidders, John and Jeanette Staluppi, to spur additional funds for the Jordan students. This Mustang represents the spirit and enthusiasm of the kids who built it, and the entire hammer price of $65,000 will benefit Jordan Vocational High School and its automotive builders of the future. Even better, winning bidder Joe Riley donated the car back to be auctioned once again in the future to benefit the program.

Collector vehicles in the spotlight today included everything from muscle cars and motorcycles to pickups and Porsches. There was even a 1984 GMC Suburban (Lot #434) that once belonged to baseball great Ted Williams, and – in the “oddities” category – an ice racer from the 1960s (Lot #359.1). Two world records were set, including an exciting $110,000 sale of a 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle with sidecar (Lot #352), making it the day’s top-selling vehicle.

Enjoy the videos and gallery below of highlights in the arena and around the site today – and please join us for “Super Saturday” tomorrow!

A huge variety of dealership signs at this morning's automobilia auction included a Porsche Automobiles sign from the 1950s-60s (Lot #7262.1), which ended up as one of the day's top sellers.

A huge variety of dealership signs at this morning’s automobilia auction included a Porsche Automobiles sign from the 1950s-60s (Lot #7262.1), which ended up as one of the day’s top sellers.

An animated American flag neon sign (Lot #7299) was the big winner at the automobilia auction today, selling for $16,100.

An animated American flag neon sign (Lot #7299) was the big winner at the automobilia auction today, selling for $16,100.

Neon signs were popular today, with this Oldsmobile dealership sign (Lot #7298 ) ending up in the top five.

Neon signs were popular today, with this Oldsmobile dealership sign (Lot #7298 ) ending up in the top five.

An array of gas pumps at this morning's automobilia auction. The 1928 Texaco Oil Butler visible pump at right (Lot #7290) was among the top automobilia sales of the day.

An array of gas pumps at this morning’s automobilia auction. The 1928 Texaco Oil Butler visible pump at right (Lot #7290) was among the top automobilia sales of the day.

LOT #3001 – 1996 FORD MUSTANG - $65,000 to benefit Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia

LOT #3001 – 1996 FORD MUSTANG – $65,000 to benefit Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia

LOT #352 - 1947 INDIAN CHIEF MOTORCYCLE WITH SIDECAR - $110,000 (new world record)

LOT #352 – 1947 INDIAN CHIEF MOTORCYCLE WITH SIDECAR – $110,000 (new world record)

LOT #407 – 1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 2-WINDOW BERLINE

LOT #407 – 1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 2-WINDOW BERLINE

LOT #437.1 – 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE

LOT #437.1 – 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE

LOT #370 – 1970 JAGUAR XKE

LOT #370 – 1970 JAGUAR XKE

LOT #369 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 CUSTOM FASTBACK

LOT #369 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 CUSTOM FASTBACK

LOT #396 – 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO CONVERTIBLE

LOT #396 – 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO CONVERTIBLE

LOT #387 – 1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8 ROADSTER

LOT #387 – 1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8 ROADSTER

LOT #404 – 1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK II BJ7 CONVERTIBLE

LOT #404 – 1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK II BJ7 CONVERTIBLE

LOT #395 – 1965 SHELBY COBRA RE-CREATION

LOT #395 – 1965 SHELBY COBRA RE-CREATION

LOT #409 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO

LOT #409 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO

LOT #412 – 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE

LOT #412 – 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE

LOT #319 - 1953 WILLYS WAGON - $16,500 (new world record for year/make/model)

LOT #319 – 1953 WILLYS WAGON – $16,500 (new world record for year/make/model)

Wayne Carini of "Chasing Classic Cars" (left) and Alan Taylor at this morning's Behind The Hobby Collector Car Symposium.

Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars” (left) and Alan Taylor at this morning’s Behind The Hobby Collector Car Symposium.

A number of Barrett-Jackson automotive experts were on hand to discuss the anatomy of the ideal collector car at a symposium this morning. From left: Steve Magnante, Dave Wise, Kevin Marti and Jeff Catlin.

A number of Barrett-Jackson automotive experts were on hand to discuss the anatomy of the ideal collector car at a symposium this morning. From left: Steve Magnante, Dave Wise, Kevin Marti and Jeff Catlin.

United States Army Reserve Sergeant Major Frank May performs the National Anthem as Mohegan Sun President and General Manager Ray Pineault (left) and Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson look on.

United States Army Reserve Sergeant Major Frank May performs the National Anthem as Mohegan Sun President and General Manager Ray Pineault (left) and Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson look on.

Dennis Collins in the DIY Pavilion, where his Black Mountain Jeep conversion on a 2017 Jeff Wrangler Unlimited is taking place. The Jeep will cross the block on Saturday.

Dennis Collins in the DIY Pavilion, where his Black Mountain Jeep conversion on a 2017 Jeff Wrangler Unlimited is taking place. The Jeep will cross the block on Saturday.

View from the Muscle Lounge.

View from the Muscle Lounge.

Velocity's Ralph Houlguin and Chris Jacobs ham it up in the Staging Lanes.

Velocity’s Ralph Houlguin and Chris Jacobs ham it up in the Staging Lanes.

Post photos to Instagram using #BARRETTJACKSONMOHEGAN and your photo could be part of a special mosaic mural at the 2017 Northeast Auction!

Post photos to Instagram using #BARRETTJACKSONMOHEGAN and your photo could be part of a special mosaic mural at the 2017 Northeast Auction!

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