A friend of mine from Sweden recently decided to take off and go to the recent auctions in Scottsdale. She had an absolutely fantastic time, and took many photos. You see, these days, to get the full effect, you actually need to attend these soirees, because on TV, all you see are 1969 Camaros, 1969 Camaros, Mustangs, hot rods, 1969 Camaros, Corvettes, 1969 Camaros and more hot rods. And 1969 Camaros. In between ten minute commercial breaks, that is.
If one only watched the increasingly deteriorating coverage of Barrett-Jackson and their brethren auctions, one could conclude that 98% of the content are resto-modded, Resale Red claptrap.
But thanks to Kim, I can confirm that is not the case. She was kind enough to give me permission to use some of her pictures, and I thought it would make for a nice little virtual tour, for those who don’t have the time to go themselves, or who, like me, hate flying.
So, this will be short on words and long on pictures. In fact, enough pictures that there will likely be a Part II in the next few weeks. One final note. Since auction results rarely if ever have any basis in reality (uber-wealthy attendees and free booze contribute mightily), I haven’t bothered looking up what these classic machines went for. Just enjoy them as they are. And don’t forget to tip your bartender!