The January collector car auctions in Arizona and Florida each year help set the tone for the rest of the auction year. Once again there were plenty of high end Corvettes and eager bidders to go around as 6 and 7-figure bids were quite common. We’ve already taken a look at the Mecum Kissimmee results, but how do they stack up against all of the other January sales? Click past the jump to find out.
Lately we’ve been thinking about adding some additional eye candy to CorvetteBlogger with some random photo galleries. So why not kick this week off with 20+ random photos of 1963-1967 Corvettes, affectionately referred to as midyears. If you like, feel free to offer a suggestion for an image gallery of Corvettes you would like to see.
The “Real McCoy” $2.3M Sale Postponed During Dispute of Ownership on Parts
More than the weather failed to cooperate for the world’s largest collector car auction, Dana Mecum’s 2700 car Kissimmee event held January 17th through January 26th. Each year hundreds of Corvettes change hands during the ten day event as thousands of collectors and enthusiasts leave the cold weather blanketing most of the country and make their pilgrimage to the event in sunny, warm Florida. This year, though hundreds of airline flights were cancelled due to the weather, the pilgrimage still managed to take place even though the pilgrims were greeted with sunny but not very warm weather in Florida, the attendance slipped by over 6% and sales dropped by over $8M, down 11.4%.
There aren’t many names more familiar to the Corvette enthusiast than that of Ralph Eckler, founder of Eckler Corvette Parts, which has grown into one of the top suppliers of quality Corvette parts and accessories over the past 40 years.
Mr. Eckler is now retired from the company that bears his name, but that doesn’t mean his love for Corvettes has gone away.
Just the opposite. He’s now taken his enthusiasm for Corvettes to a new and exciting level with the introduction of his Ralph Eckler Signature Car Collection.
One of my all time favorite annual Corvette events is the NCRS Winter Regional in Kissimmee, Florida. While I love doing the stories and coverage of the new C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06, there’s just something about walking through a field literately strewn with used Corvette parts and accessories for every generation but the C7.
You know the Corvette Z06, any red blooded auto enthusiast does! This head turning, track dominating, ultra-performance sports car has inspired both racers and the everyday Corvette lover to add a little more excitement to their lives. The unique features of the 2015 Z06 are grabbing headlines and causing many of us to check how much equity we have in our house, and it’s not even on sale yet.
However, the new Z06 isn’t the only one that’s ever made waves in the auto industry — well actually, every time a Z06 has rolled off an assembly line, it’s been a game changer in the industry. We could talk about the Z06 all day long (and what a great day that would be), but we’d rather show you the distinctions of this glorious automobile with this awesome infographic.
America may never know a time like the 1960s when our nation was on a frantic race to reach the moon before the end of the decade.
This weekend at Mecum Auto Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida, someone will be able to buy a piece of space exploration history when Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom’s 1967 Corvette goes on the block.
If you don’t have much time to go to the movies, then Martin and Sandro Baebler’s flick called Advantage should be right up your alley.
Or should we say, right up your mountain.
In the film, which lasts all of one minute and 26 seconds, our mysterious main character (the only character for that matter) is apparently a secret agent being pursued by some bad guys.
The curtain came down Sunday, January 19th, on the most successful Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in history. The FOX televised, eight-day event, sometimes called the “world’s greatest reality show,” was hosted in Barrett-Jackson’s brand new bricks and mortar facility with much improved space and amenities, a building that was completed in only eleven months time and completed only days before the auction start on Sunday, January 12th. Barrett-Jackson’s former main auction tent, the largest tent in the world, was connected to the new permanent auction building and created an impressive almost mile long facility from one end to the other.