A DRIVE DOWN MEMORY LANE: Colorful relics of America’s motoring past headed to Florida

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When you first walk into a Barrett-Jackson auction arena, you can’t help but be drawn to the bright, multicolored neon signs, towering vintage gas pumps, gleaming pedal cars and more artfully arranged in one area, awaiting their turn on the auction block. Automotive memorabilia – otherwise known as Automobilia – not only evokes memories of days gone by, but are the perfect décor for any car collection, garage, man cave or media room.

At Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Palm Beach event, over 300 of authentic pieces of the past will be sold at No Reserve to the highest bidder during the Automobilia Auction, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day. For just a taste of what’s in store, check out the gallery below, and for a look at the entire Palm Beach Automobilia docket, click HERE.

You won’t see one of these Super Power Gasoline gas pump globes (Lot #5856) very often! The exquisitely restored globe is in a low-profile metal body with pristine-condition lenses.

You won’t see one of these Super Power Gasoline gas pump globes (Lot #5856) very often! The exquisitely restored globe is in a low-profile metal body with pristine-condition lenses.

You knew you were heading for luxury and quality when you headed for this Cadillac Authorized Service neon dealership sign (Lot #5996) from the 1940s-50s. This magnificent restored example features the Cadillac crest logo.

You knew you were heading for luxury and quality when you headed for this Cadillac Authorized Service neon dealership sign (Lot #5996) from the 1940s-50s. This magnificent restored example features the Cadillac crest logo.

This fabulous Ford Jubilee showroom sales crest sign from 1953 (Lot #5960) is worthy of bragging rights. Made of cast aluminum and wood, it is extremely hard to find.

This fabulous Ford Jubilee showroom sales crest sign from 1953 (Lot #5960) is worthy of bragging rights. Made of cast aluminum and wood, it is extremely hard to find.

Imagine this giant Firestone Tires neon sign from the 1950s (Lot #5898) lighting up your garage! A new transformer ensures brilliant light on this immensely clean sign.

Imagine this giant Firestone Tires neon sign from the 1950s (Lot #5898) lighting up your garage! A new transformer ensures brilliant light on this immensely clean sign.

Back in the 1940s, you and your date would have sauntered up to a soda machine just like this one to get your Coca-Cola! Nearly impossible to find in this day-one condition, this Vendo 27 coin-operated soda machine (Lot #5975) featured chrome-plated access doors and is on its original stand.

Back in the 1940s, you and your date would have sauntered up to a soda machine just like this one to get your Coca-Cola! Nearly impossible to find in this day-one condition, this Vendo 27 coin-operated soda machine (Lot #5975) featured chrome-plated access doors and is on its original stand.

Gas pump globes like this metal-bodied 1930s Flight Gasoline example (Lot #5948) are the perfect way to light up a room or accent a collection.

Gas pump globes like this metal-bodied 1930s Flight Gasoline example (Lot #5948) are the perfect way to light up a room or accent a collection.

The ultimate Shelby tribute piece, this fantastic 1960s Southwest gas pump (Lot #5882) is restored beyond its original condition in Shelby Cobra regalia.

The ultimate Shelby tribute piece, this fantastic 1960s Southwest gas pump (Lot #5882) is restored beyond its original condition in Shelby Cobra regalia.

Holy kiddy ride, Batman! This coin-operated Batmobile ride from the 1960s (Lot #5974) zoomed into popularity because of the TV show, and it’s been restored to perfection and works beautifully.

Holy kiddy ride, Batman! This coin-operated Batmobile ride from the 1960s (Lot #5974) zoomed into popularity because of the TV show, and it’s been restored to perfection and works beautifully.

The 1956 Flying A Service double-sided porcelain gasoline station sign (Lot #5892) is sure to be an attention-grabber in your garage or man cave! A piece like this is seldom seen, especially in an excellent restored condition like this example.

The 1956 Flying A Service double-sided porcelain gasoline station sign (Lot #5892) is sure to be an attention-grabber in your garage or man cave! A piece like this is seldom seen, especially in an excellent restored condition like this example.

This Buick Lubricare single-sided neon porcelain dealership sign (Lot #5998) from the 1940s-50s is one of the nicest Barrett-Jackson has ever offered.

This Buick Lubricare single-sided neon porcelain dealership sign (Lot #5998) from the 1940s-50s is one of the nicest Barrett-Jackson has ever offered.

The same model used on the hit TV series “Happy Days,” this 1952 Seeburg Model “C” 100 diner jukebox (Lot #5978) will take you back in time! Professionally restored to day-one condition.

The same model used on the hit TV series “Happy Days,” this 1952 Seeburg Model “C” 100 diner jukebox (Lot #5978) will take you back in time! Professionally restored to day-one condition.

When you fueled up back in the ’40s, it might have been at a Flying A service station gas pump just like this one. This hard-to-find M/S model #80 pump (Lot #5983) has a station lighter unit and has been restored to its original grandeur.

When you fueled up back in the ’40s, it might have been at a Flying A service station gas pump just like this one. This hard-to-find M/S model #80 pump (Lot #5983) has a station lighter unit and has been restored to its original grandeur.

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