Reno’s Hot August Nights — a 10 day homage to cars, especially vintage and classic — will be televised on the SPEED channel, for those of you who get lots of TV channels. Featured will be the 3 nights of the Auction. Check it out.
This first part was sent in an email to various folks… I repeat that here and add stuff from the auction. Good times. According to the RGJ, “…about 5600 cars were registered for the week-long celebration… Already, 3400 vehicles have been registered for next year’s event.”
Meanwhile, Carol and I, Brian and Natasza went to some events at the Nugget last (Wednesday) evening. Here are a few pictures:
On Friday, we went to the Barrett Jackson Auction, first visiting the cars to be auctioned on the floor at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.
A sea-mist green 1940 Ford 2-door was our first family car, purchased in 1948 when I was 10 years old.
The most expensive cars went on the block on Saturday.
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That 1940 Ford shown was actually a ’42 Ford and was probably the most beautiful car we saw sold. Most cars were going for about twice what they were when I first attended this auction in 2010. The auction is under new mgmt as of this year; now by Barrett-Jackson, who specialize in classic car auctions whereas before it was run by Silver State, which is a general auction house. As such, it seemed like there was a higher bar set when it came to which cars were entered into the auction – or they were just snazzier and shinier for some other reason. Either way, if the classic car market is a good indicator of the economy overall, things may be looking up.
Nice pictures Marc.
So, which one did you bid on? Barrett does a big auction in Phoenix but I am afraid to go. I might end up with something I shoudn’t have.