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Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale starts tonight on the Motor Trend network...

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10 hours ago, greenie said:

Great entertainment. Tape it and then watch in FF until something nice comes along. Or look for humor: A nice looking ‘55 Crown Victoria was was quest up outside, waiting it’s turn on the block. As the show went to a commercial, the overhead camera showed the Ford puking its guts out (coolant) on the pavement- someone put a rug down to collect the flow. I guess idling for an extended period in the Arizona warmth was too much for its cooling system. 

 

Arizona warmth?? the high yesterday in Phoenix was 68 degrees.

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On 1/15/2020 at 11:32 AM, ted sweet said:

so now we can have  80 posts of complaning

Exactly.  I don’t get it.  I like cars.  I like this site.  I like watching the cars on the auction.  I’m not going to find something in that I don’t like just so I can complain about it. 

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2 hours ago, 39BuickEight said:

Exactly.  I don’t get it.  I like cars.  I like this site.  I like watching the cars on the auction.  I’m not going to find something in that I don’t like just so I can complain about it. 

 

Was wondering since you are a Buick guy, does it bother you when one of the presenters says a 46 or 47 Roadmaster has sweep spear styling instead of the correct term of " Air Foil Styling" ??

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12 minutes ago, Pfeil said:

 

Was wondering since you are a Buick guy, does it bother you when one of the presenters says a 46 or 47 Roadmaster has sweep spear styling instead of the correct term of " Air Foil Styling" ??

No it doesn’t bother me at all.  I like seeing the cars.  If I was a buyer or seller of a particular car, then I would care.

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6 minutes ago, 39BuickEight said:

No it doesn’t bother me at all.  I like seeing the cars.  If I was a buyer or seller of a particular car, then I would care.

So spreading misinformation to the public doesn't matter?

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44 minutes ago, Pfeil said:

So spreading misinformation to the public doesn't matter?

When it has to do with old cars in this production, not really.  90% of the people watching don’t care to know anyway.  They are casual observers, not true car people.  It’s not a documentary.  We all choose what bothers us.  This doesn’t bother me.

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1 hour ago, Pfeil said:

 

Was wondering since you are a Buick guy, does it bother you when one of the presenters says a 46 or 47 Roadmaster has sweep spear styling instead of the correct term of " Air Foil Styling" ??

Remember, the auction caters to the public who has a general interest in vintage automobiles, not marque specialists. 

Most everyone who is not into Buicks will know what their trademark 'sweepspear' is vs. 'Air Foil Styling' which was only used for a few model years.

 

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49 minutes ago, 39BuickEight said:

When it has to do with old cars in this production, not really.  90% of the people watching don’t care to know anyway.  They are casual observers, not true car people.  It’s not a documentary.  We all choose what bothers us.  This doesn’t bother me.

Its all part of the Post War car drivel, try to impress others with factory option and sales brochure hype. I notice the color differences, displacement and axle ratios are meaningless as is the other tid bits of info. Bob 

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 7:41 PM, Lebowski said:

How about this '51 Ford woody for $22k? Another nice original car at a very reasonable price....

 

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1951-FORD-COUNTRY-SQUIRE-WOODY-WAGON-237492

 

 

237492_Front_3-4_Web.jpg

Here is part of the description, I don't really think this is an original car, A good price yes, But is restored or refurbished.

 

"The exterior wood and interior were recently redone. This is very original car."

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In Auction speak " original " means it does not have a small block Chevy engine and a Camaro clip.

 

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I like watching the beginning cars in these auctions as they have a more diverse selection. Some of the special featured cars are good too but the prices for a poor boy like me are too out of my league.

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Just pulled this up to watch on my laptop. Watching the 2020 Corvette Charity auction. First ever mid engine Corvette. $3 million. Benefits the Detroit children’s fund. 👍

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I kind of liked watching the girl put the stickers on the windshields after they went through the line, cameraman had a great angle!!!! Hey , I'm old not dead!

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We have been pretty much frozen in for a few days so I thought I would watch a little of the auction on TV. Every time I switch to the channel there is a commercial on. It is probably me or something related to my age, but when I switch to a channel and find yet another commercial on the pay TV, I just move on. Saw one car sold, don't remember what it was, maybe a Mustang. I am doing quite well in reading Aboriginal Occupation of the Lower Genesee Country by George H. Harris, a reprint of an 1884 book.....for the third time.

 

Thinking about riding down to the Atlantic City auction in February. Not that great, but a nice winter weekend break.

Bernie

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People say the collector car market is fading away ? Lol . Sure couldn’t tell by the money being spent last night ! Might not be everyone’s type of cars but it was an exciting night with some beautiful cars . 

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I have the auction on, can't really sit and watch it for more than 10-15 minutes at a time, I'm doing other things. The thing that this year is missing is "Star or Feature cars" . There used to be a few big featured vehicles like the GM Futureliner, original Batmobile, Ford Trimotor etc. What was the top seller this year? The world sure has enough $200.000.00 Mustangs and Camaros, Sunday Cars & Coffee must be getting crowded. Bob 

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Watched a few hours of BJ yesterday on-line, little or no commercials/breaks, and you don't have to deal with the "color commentary", which for the most part echos the details in the auction listing. The nice set of 1930 era classics sold $150K-$180K, included a couple of real beauties. The '37 Cord was a special order, armored, sidemounts, etc, a one-off, like some say, rare but not necessarily extra valueI I liked very much the 1963 Aston Martin DB5, sold for 600K!  I wonder if James Bond had not driven one if these would be so popular? Some very nice Porsches including a 1961 era 356B, and a recent high ender that ticked $900K. Also liked the selection of Ford GT's, most with virtually no miles on them. As someone said, a lot of money floating around, lots to choose from, still surprised people are seemingly eager to pay $250K or more for resto-mods. My vote for "ugly duckling" goes to the yellow rodded Diamond T Truck, only a mother could love at $40K.  

 

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1 hour ago, 60FlatTop said:

We have been pretty much frozen in for a few days so I thought I would watch a little of the auction on TV. Every time I switch to the channel there is a commercial on. It is probably me or something related to my age, but when I switch to a channel and find yet another commercial on the pay TV, I just move on. Saw one car sold, don't remember what it was, maybe a Mustang. I am doing quite well in reading Aboriginal Occupation of the Lower Genesee Country by George H. Harris, a reprint of an 1884 book.....for the third time.

 

Thinking about riding down to the Atlantic City auction in February. Not that great, but a nice winter weekend break.

Bernie

 

Just set your DVR to record. I can usually replay what I want to see in less than 1/2 hour skipping all the commercials, non interesting cars and charity drama. Oh, I almost forgot, listening to that commentator that spills out misinformation and seems to have owned every car or his parents owned and all his H/S back seat experiences. Steve Magnante is OK, but even he gets things wrong sometimes. The engine room camera man seems to be asleep, way slow off the mark-when, if, he even gets off the mark.    

DVR Saves a bunch of time. 

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Haven't watched any of it yet. Maybe later today after the big money has been spent and the more affordable stuff comes out.

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Why is it every time I see a car coming up on the block I may like to see they go to commercial?  
the dvr process is good but I guess I need to go on-line and figure out how to record that so I can fast forward to what I want to see. 
At least it’s not another reality show where turkeys are cut throats to win money— or is it?  
Have fun

Dave S 

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23 hours ago, JACK M said:

Here is part of the description, I don't really think this is an original car, A good price yes, But is restored or refurbished.

 

"The exterior wood and interior were recently redone. This is very original car."

 

Nevertheless, that car should have brought twice that much. I could sell it in a few weeks at $39,900.

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