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Barrett - Jackson 2018 Did I miss anything?

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Its on, but I just can't find the time to watch it, what did I miss? I did see a blue Corvette and a black one after it on a quick channel check. Were there any classics from the 1930's of just post WWII stuff? Bob 

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I watched for 2 nights .I am not in to the rods,Last night was ok,everything last night made great money,just not my cup of tee

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You missed people walking around with waaaay too much disposable income paying outlandish prices for the cars they wished they could have owned in their youth.  Actually the mid week auction was more fun to watch for me anyway, in that it had more affordable cars for us mere peasants.  Always some nice items there but there are few non muscle cars featured.  Too many high priced Porsche and similar cars for my taste on Sat.

 

Other than that, it wasn't too bad.

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Guess it was the same as last year cars & trucks selling for less than the cost of the body & paint work. 

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Nothing wrong with people walking around and spending money, that is how the economy works, if they don't buy, the  working class has nothing top do. Bob 

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The prices were up big time, like most 401k’s this year.  Some typical 60’s-70’s restorations and muscle cars that we always see were steady, but custom trucks and quality resto-mods brought silly money.  $240,000 for a 1967 Nova and $80,000 for a 1967 C-10 for example.  Both nice customs if you are into that sort of thing.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, 1937hd45 said:

 

Its on, but I just can't find the time to watch it, what did I miss? I did see a blue Corvette and a black one after it on a quick channel check. Were there any classics from the 1930's of just post WWIII stuff? Bob 

I missed World War Three.:)

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1 hour ago, 1937hd45 said:

 

Its on, but I just can't find the time to watch it, what did I miss? I did see a blue Corvette and a black one after it on a quick channel check. Were there any classics from the 1930's of just post WWIII stuff? Bob 

They had it all, as always.  Sometime I wonder if any of these cars are rare when I see them at these auctions all the time.  

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Bob,

I don;t think you missed anything, unless you enjoy seeing people pay to much for pretty personalized muscle cars.  I flipped past it and had no interest.

Today we took a "Leafless Tour" with a few other pre WWII cars on the mountaln roads here in the Smoky Mountains.  A rolling Road Show on two lane roads with real cars and car collector/restorers.  A warm spell melted most of last weeks snow and we had the roads to ourselves.  Driving real old cars is much better than a Sunday afternoon watching a car auction.

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It just drives me crazy to listen to the expert commentators call some cars "frame off restorations". It's BODY OFF, you take the BODY off the frame!!!! I have done several cars and four that I have removed the body and never once took the frame off first.

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54 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Guess it was the same as last year cars & trucks selling for less than the cost of the body & paint work. 

Why would you think it would be different this year ?????  

Barrett Jackson is the same, event after event, year after year.

The car hobby  historically has not been a money maker for the seller ..... but some big bucks were spent at B.J., just the same.

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59 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Nothing wrong with people walking around and spending money, that is how the economy works, if they don't buy, the  working class has nothing top do. Bob 

Agreed there is nothing wrong with that,  in fact I hope they are around when I'm selling something too.  I've never been able to have that much disposable income so it numbs the mind to see some of the prices paid for so called tribute cars and other made up combinations.

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I attended BJ last year. It was fun. I spent little time at the actual auction area. I loved walking through all the cars. If I recall there were about 1800 that I viewed. Speed lap was fun too. We had a lot of fun. 

 

A year later, I’m really into about 1928 to 1955 cars. Not enough of those at the BJ auction to keep me interested and watching it on TV. 

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1 hour ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

I missed World War Three.:)

Thanks! Spell Check didn't catch than, I just corrected it. :) Bob 

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You missed George Bush  and Jay L.

 

Not sure the cost of the car they signed..

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14 hours ago, 46 woodie said:

It just drives me crazy to listen to the expert commentators call some cars "frame off restorations". It's BODY OFF, you take the BODY off the frame!!!! I have done several cars and four that I have removed the body and never once took the frame off first.

 

Somewhat off topic but I thought that I was the only on who thinks the term "Frame Off" is ridiculous. I have been around restoration shops for over 70 years and the idea of a frame off makes me think of a car being rolled upside down and then the frame being lifted off. I know about frame up or body off but never frame off. While OT another gem is referring to a VIN (Vehicle Identification NUMBER) as the VIN NUMBER. Well, that takes care of my rants for a while.

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I don't care what words people use to describe what they have done.  I care what they have actually done.   People use different words for things all over the country.  English is an odd language to say the least.  Heck, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing.  Hot water heater is a water heater.  ATM's are also "ATM machines".  As long as the point is made (for example you know when they same frame off, they likely mean that the body came off the frame), I don't see any problem with it.   Words.

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George Carlin has seven 7 special words and the man was a wordsmith. Loved his shows. 

Dave S 

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Some nice cars, going to new homes, yes it's the same every year.  It does have some really nice cars and some bargains too. 

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3 hours ago, 39BuickEight said:

I don't care what words people use to describe what they have done.  I care what they have actually done.   People use different words for things all over the country.  English is an odd language to say the least.  Heck, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing.  Hot water heater is a water heater.  ATM's are also "ATM machines".  As long as the point is made (for example you know when they same frame off, they likely mean that the body came off the frame), I don't see any problem with it.   Words.

You may be new to AACA, spelling, punctuation, semantics, are VERY important, the club may have been founded by attorneys. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just saying. :wacko: Bob

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I don't know...you can take wheels off a car, a starter off a car, a bumper off a car. Why not a frame?  Seriously I've often wondered where this nonsense of "frame off" came from. Maybe "off frame" restoration would make more sense.

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I always liked the term "ground up restoration." As a child, I imagined a formerly nice car that had been through a blender and was now "ground up."

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Interesting point of view, Matt!  I can see how a

child could get a wholly different view.  But since

I've been an adult, I always thought a "ground-up

restoration" meant restoring nearly everything, but

not taking the body off the frame.  It's probably not

a good term to use.

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