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#27693 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [ateixeira]
Jan 22, 2013 (3:20 pm)
Is there such a thing?
Not anymore but, when he was 14 race-driver to be, Sam Posey, convinced his mother to lend him the $2500 to buy a "second hand" 300SL.
#27694 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [ab348]
Jan 22, 2013 (3:23 pm)
I hate Barrett-Jackson now.
I wouldn't let Craig Jackson touch my car, let alone sell it. B-J is my least favorite auction, the cars at Gooding, Bonham's and Russo & Steele are just as nice.
Jan 22, 2013 (3:52 pm)
Saw a 66-67 ElCamino, orange and loud; and a late 60s GM full size truck, original and still moving along.
#27696 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [andys120]
Jan 22, 2013 (4:57 pm)
He tried to sell his 'green hornet' Shelby, but the 1.9 million bid didn't make the reserve.
#27697 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [au1994]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:08 pm)
They reached a deal later, it went for 1.85M.
#27698 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [explorerx4]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:52 pm)
I was watching with my son, and decided that it was really a scam. I think he put it in so they could promo the heck out of it, but had no intention of ever selling it.
#27699 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [ab348]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:53 pm)
I hate Barrett-Jackson now
Speedvison coverage just seems top get worse as well. More and more diversions and BS, while less and less actual cars up for auction. It's getting worse than all the BS over 3 hours in NFL for maybe 15 minutes of actual action!
#27700 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [stickguy]
Jan 22, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Scams and cons in an auction - surely you jest
#27701 of 30859 Re: Auction Week in AZ [andys120]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:33 am)
I tend to agree. I have watched for years and Speed's coverage just keeps getting worse. Just show me the cars. Don't need "Social Garage", whatever that is etc...
Also if I hear Craig Jackson interupt a bid again and tell me "This is the opportunity of a lifetime" or Steve Davis tell me this car is "the best of the best" I'll scream.
The cars are nice though. The stuff earlier in the week is reasonably affordable, drivers and not trailer queens or cars so over restored there is no upside to them.
#27702 of 30859 Re: WARNING! Discussing a Vega on eBay! [andre1969]
Jan 23, 2013 (6:49 am)
I don't think any amount of nursing is going to get 29.4 out of a Suburban, unless you're drafting semi's or something!
Yeah, the aerodynamics of an SUV is brink like compared to any car. Every SUV I've owned has been very sensitive to wind direction. A head wind easily means 14mpg on the hwy where as a good tail wind makes 20+ easy. I've driven in head winds were my Expedition won't stay in 6th gear at 70 mph. For comparison, on a calm day, I can tow our 25' 6,000lb boat in o/d in 6th at that speed. Towing at 65mph I can usually get 11-12 mpg. Not terrible considering a combined weight of over 12k lbs.
Wind is definitely a powerful force. I have a 12' flat bed utility trailer with a 4' grated ramp that doesn't fold, so it just sticks straight up off the back of the trailer. The trailer can't weigh 800lbs empty, yet I can only get 12 mph towing it empty or loaded. The amount of air the ramp grabs is unbelievable. At 65 mph, the truck is laboring nearly as much as towing the boat, despite the towed load being an 1/8th has heavy.