Custom VW bus sells for $100k at Barrett Jackson

This custom VW 21-window bus, designed to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, sold today for $100k, $110k with buyer's premium, at the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan 18, 2013. While $100k may seem like a lot of money, there was one that sold 2 years ago for $217,800! [P.S. You should join us today … [Read more...]

2013 Barrett Jackson auction photo gallery: The weird, wonderful, and wantful

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Final SCTA El Mirage Land Speed Race event of 2012

This automotive gearhead finally managed to make the pilgrimage to one of the longest running amateur event in the US. Organized by the Southern California Timing Association, they hold 6 events at the El Mirage Dry Lake bed every year, and have been at it for more than 50 years. Some 15 years ago I had plans to buy a 1.0 L Geo Metro turbo or … [Read more...]

2012 SEMA overview and gallery: custom and performance car overload

If you’ve never been to the SEMA Show (better known as just 'SEMA'), this gallery will give you just a sampling of what the show is all about. It is almost impossible to convey how large it is. There are approximately 100k people that attend the show over the four days to see the some 2000 exhibiting companies. Attendance appeared to be a bit down … [Read more...]

Lingenfelter Performance Nationals this weekend!

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Lingenfelter Performance Nationals presented by Royal Purple synthetic Oil is taking place at the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio from September 21-23. There are activities for enthusiasts of all ages and interests including drag racing, autocross, a car show, tech seminars and … [Read more...]

Aston Martin chooses 2012 Salon Privé to display exclusive models

The seventh Salon Privé is underway in London and attendees are being treated to a collection of prestigious supercars and other notable vehicles. It’s a popular event for high-end British manufacturers and Aston Martin has chose then event to showcase an exclusive V12 Zagato, the One-77, a new Vanquish super GT, and the four-door Rapide. Also … [Read more...]

Shelby Daytona Coupe crashes at Laguna Seca

Jalopnik is reporting that a Shelby Daytona Coupe crashed at Laguna Seca, taking part in activities as part of the Pebble Beach fesitivities. Chassis #2286 is said to be worth $4M...even though other original Daytona Coupes have sold for as much as $7.25M. While this is significantly less than the $11M paid for a Ford GT40, it's not the amount … [Read more...]