Friday, January 18, 2008

Barrett Jackson 2008: Only in my dreams

Aston Martin Vantage
Your grocery getter, Mr. Bond

Name that car

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
faster than a bread box
2009 Corvette ZR1

Note to BJ:  This has been out for a month on the internets and tree-based magazines.  Not a big shocker.

Irony is a bitch

At least it wasn't a Yugo

$200,000 Ferrari F430 towed by a Daewoo Tico

Barrett Jackson 2008: Name that car

Jaguar XJ220
so many vents!

Barrett-Jackson edition

It's a Ferrari World...

we just drool in it.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="578"]1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica[/caption]

1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica.  At least that is what I think it was at Tatum & Shea around 7:50 this morning (possibly a 330).  If I hadn't made the light, I would have had a chance for a photo.

Ferrari World – Il sito ufficiale Ferrari

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Barrett Jackson 2008: My little Ansel Adams

These are the Bear's, on her favorite car

Valet Parking: Transformer style

Where is everybody else parked at?

About 25,000 visitors wandered the huge Barrett-Jackson site at WestWorld on Sunday during Family Value Day, with reduced admissions for adults and free for children younger than 12. Most of the collector cars, vendors and attractions were in place.

Barrett-Jackson 2008: It Jumps the Shark

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1982 Lincoln Continental 1973 Buick Riviera digital speedos - ooo, the hotness![/caption]

A Fairmont Continental? (I was going to bitch about the Riv until I read its story)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1979 firebird trans am 185 hp, bitches!!![/caption]

Tranny Firebirds? (not the worst, most irrelevant '79 they had. That one is here.)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]1977 ford ranchero mas huevos, pendejo[/caption]

One of two LTD II Rancheros! There are two rather pedestrian Bentleys, two (running) Ferrari and two Lamborghini in the entire auction. Res Ipsa Loquitor.

Barrett Jackson 2008: Indulge Your Inner Megalomaniac

This is likely a mockup, with some perks. It looks like the real thing from a distance. Up close, not so much...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]Cadillac Presidential Limo rear who's got the football?[/caption]
1 of 3 armored Presidential Series parade limos and the only one in private hands. The other 2 vehicles are still owned by the US Government. Fully armored to B6 level and equipped with 454 Jack Roush engine. May not be emissions compliant in all states.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"]Cadillac Presidential Limo under front no machine guns or oil slick sprayers under here[/caption]
This car is 1 of 3 fully armored Presidential Parade Series cars. This is the only one in private hands as the other two are still owned by the US government. One car is still retained by the US Secret Service and the other is on display at the William Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR. The car is 270" long, on a wheelbase of 167.5", the roof is raised 3" from standard to maximize visibility of the Head of State. At night, a special fluorescent Halo lighting system aids occupant visibility.  The modifications are extensive, and add significantly to the weight of the car, requiring a unique chassis and drivetrain. The engine is a hand-built 454 cid by Jack Roush made specifically for this car. This car weighs over 12000 lbs. and is fully armored and blast proof to level B6 standards with an onboard oxygen system, fire suppression system, run-flat tire inserts, Federal Signal emergency lights, siren, and public address system. This vehicle has never been owned by the US Government. Less than 500 original miles on the car. **MAY NOT BE EMISSIONS COMPLIANT IN ALL 50 STATES**

Barrett-Jackson - The World's Greatest Collector Car Events™

[caption id="attachment_16866" align="alignnone" width="640"]1993 Cadillac Presidential Limo under rear Look! Under the skirt![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_16867" align="alignnone" width="640"]1993 Cadillac Presidential Limo Around the block a few times, Jeeves[/caption]

Friday, January 11, 2008