6/21/2018 6:21:01 PM

  There was a little something for everyone at the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction today, whether buyers were looking for a vintage gas pump to add some pizzazz to their place of business or that perfect dream car to park in their garage. Car enthusiasts streamed into Mohegan Sun to enjoy the second day […]

6/21/2018 4:06:42 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante with Rhys Millen     Worldwide drift, autocross and Hollywood movie car stunt driver legend Rhys Millen says it best: “Drifting or power-sliding a corner requires a certain level of driver skills, and, just as importantly, a vehicle suited with the right elements to perform the stunt.” Naturally, […]

6/20/2018 1:49:41 PM

  Doors opened to the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction today for a special Family Value Day/Preview Day, where fans of all ages came to get a sneak peek at the vehicles getting ready to cross the auction block the rest of the week, check out the many interactive sponsor and exhibitor displays, and take […]

6/18/2018 2:27:16 PM

  As Barrett-Jackson gets ready to open the doors for its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 20-23, here is some useful information to help you navigate the world-famous automotive lifestyle event. The entire event runs for four days, from Wednesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 23. Wednesday, June 20, is […]

6/15/2018 3:21:46 PM

Steve Davis’ dark glasses protect his eyes from a light sensitivity condition – but that doesn’t hinder his vision of the collector car market.   Let’s cherish these incredible times, the way the collector car world is evolving; a time when we can walk onto a car lot, open the door of a car with […]

6/15/2018 1:26:35 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson     The Austin-Healey 3000 was, and still is, one of the coolest early sports cars ever produced for the general public. It offered body lines and proportions that still resonate to all with an eye for these early roadsters. Park one next to a modern-day Miata […]

6/14/2018 3:25:05 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante     With the attention on the Barrett-Jackson block often focused on all the cool collector cars and trucks, it is possible to overlook one of the most popular sub-groups at every event: vintage, limited edition and custom motorcycles. The 3rd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun will […]

6/14/2018 1:35:55 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson     Just by mentioning the words “split-window coupe,” every car enthusiast on earth knows the year, make, model and body style you’re referring to. Talk about a reputation that proceeds – and all because of a one-year-only design element. The 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe couldn’t possibly […]

6/12/2018 4:56:42 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson     Thanks to an avalanche of electronic-based engineering achievement, these new-model cars have become just as fantastic as their original designers must have known they could be. Both can trace their roots back to the previous century. Yet each has evolved into a modern and sophisticated […]

6/8/2018 4:06:28 PM

Written by Chris Griggs     Building a great Resto-Mod is about combining classic style with new technology, wrapped together with a little flair, which this 1969 Camaro (Lot #655) embodies perfectly. Powered by a modified LS1, this former Super Chevy magazine cover car offers the best of modern performance with old-school style. Equipped with […]

6/8/2018 3:44:18 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     Land Rover owners are passionate about their rides and it’s easy to understand why: Since the first 50-horsepower Land Rover rolled off the assembly line at Solihull, Great Britain, in 1948, these have been some of the strongest, toughest and most durable vehicles on the planet. […]

6/8/2018 2:44:52 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     Vintage Mopars are always among the most sought-after muscle cars at any collector car gathering, and that certainly will be the case at the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, June 20-23 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. By themselves, vintage 1960s and ’70s Dodges and Plymouths […]

6/7/2018 1:23:47 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     The year 1986 was a big one for U.S. pop culture. “Top Gun,” “Crocodile Dundee” and “Platoon” drew huge crowds in movie theaters, while Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie wowed concertgoers. CDs were starting to replace vinyl record albums, the Human Genome […]

6/6/2018 11:20:51 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     Produced by Shelby and Ford from 1967-70, the GT500 quickly elbowed its way into the top tier of American muscle cars. Revived in 2007 for the new generation of Shelby Mustangs, the supercharged Ford Shelby GT500 managed to surpass even the original’s performance. What made a […]

6/5/2018 2:37:13 PM

  I think it’s fair to say that 2018 is already turning out to be something pretty special for Barrett-Jackson! After a spectacular Scottsdale Auction – where we not only kicked off our first-ever yearlong charity initiative, Driven Hearts, but hosted former U.S. President George W. Bush – we headed to Palm Beach with more […]

6/4/2018 10:01:50 AM

Look for Barrett-Jackson in your hometown and across the country this summer at these not-to-be-missed car shows and events! JUNE DATES LOCATION Goodguys East Coast Nationals June 8 & 9, 2018 Rhinebeck, NY Colorado Concours June 10, 2018 Littleton, CO JULY Goodguys PPG Nationals July 6-8, 2018 Columbus, OH Forest Grove Concours July 15, 2018 […]

6/1/2018 4:05:56 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson     It can be easily argued that 1969 was the pinnacle year of the classic muscle car era. Flaunting the ultimate pony-car design and powered by any hot-rodder’s dream engine of the era – Chevy’s high-winding solid-lifter 302 – the Z/28 Camaro turned the big-block wars […]

6/1/2018 3:23:38 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     One of the key elements that makes any collector car highly desirable is its rarity. Yes, other factors like condition and originality matter, too, but rarity is one of the most important considerations behind what makes a given car attractive. There’s no question that rarity makes […]

5/31/2018 10:27:03 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     The American muscle car market reached peak everything in 1970. As the new decade dawned, Detroit’s supercars offered the largest, most powerful engines yet seen, the most eye-popping colors, tallest wings, boldest stripes and most dramatic sheet metal, all pushed by almost comically aggressive advertising. The […]

5/30/2018 12:17:59 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante     Brent Ashton is a successful 44-year-old Texas businessman who runs an enterprise named Diesel Displays, which he has grown into a leading provider of custom trade show and retail displays made of wood, metal and plastic. Located in a 100,000-square-foot complex, Diesel Displays has an in-house, […]

5/29/2018 11:04:20 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     It’s funny how necessity and opportunity can come together to create something enduring. One minute you’re just a guy trying to earn a living, and then you wake up a few years later to discover you’ve created a lasting icon in your chosen field. We wonder […]

5/25/2018 12:41:27 PM

Written by Barbara Toombs   In May 1886, Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton nailed the formula for what was to become known as Coca-Cola. But it was his bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, who suggested the name Coca-Cola and designed the now world-famous script logo, suggesting that “the two Cs would look well in advertising.” […]

5/25/2018 11:03:14 AM

Written by Barbara Toombs     More than 130 years ago, in the small town of McPherson, Kansas, about 45 minutes north of Wichita, McPherson College was founded. The liberal arts institution focused on career-oriented education from the start, and the 700 or students on the 27-acre campus today can choose majors from more than […]

5/24/2018 7:28:24 PM

    In early 2017, Barrett-Jackson announced a partnership with Hotels for Hope to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Fans traveling to Barrett-Jackson events can book rooms through Barrett-Jackson.com and Hotels for Hope will donate $2 of every actualized hotel room night booked to the American Heart Association. “Our company was founded […]

5/23/2018 12:56:36 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     It’s been a long time since anything resembling a showroom-stock car raced in a national stock car event, but that wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the sport, the race cars very much resembled the cars found in dealer showrooms, and the engines […]