This week in New York City, RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s is presenting the Art of the Automobile exhibition and sale. From horse-drawn carriages to the world’s fastest car, the auction highlights the very best machines from their respective eras.
Representing Chevrolet at the event is Zora Arkus-Duntov’s second Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle which today is known simply as CERV II.
Kevin Mackay is well known within the Corvette hobby for his ability to seek and find rare historical Corvettes and then restore them to like new condition. Although best known for finding the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won its class in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, he also found the ‘Rebel’ L88 Corvette racer that will be sold at Barrett-jackson early next year.
During Bloomington Gold, Mackay had three of his see-thru Corvette creations on display. The 1969 L88 and the 1965 Big Block have all been featured before and we also see the XP-819 rear engine concept owned by Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks.
Last week two thirds of the CorvetteBlogger wolfpack was out in Las Vegas
wandering around the desert looking for strippers and cocaine at the annual SEMA show. The SEMA show is the banner event for the automotive aftermarket industry. This year 125,000+ attendees perused the latest wares from hundreds of suppliers. Countless custom rides become the show pieces to display the newest products and industry trends. SEMA is only open to members, buyers, vendors, and media. Don’t fret if you couldn’t be there as our Corvette photo gallery awaits you just beyond the Read More button below.
The third time proved to be the charm for Brian Hobaugh.
Hobaugh had finished third in 2011 and moved up to second in 2012 (losing by just a point) with his 1973 Camaro in the OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational before finally pulling out a victory with his family’s 1965 Corvette in the sixth annual event held in Pahrump, Nev., on Saturday.
Photo Credit: Barrett-Jackson
The high performance Corvette market is red hot. One of several recent examples was the world’s record price set this past September for a Corvette at auction, a 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.2M. You can bet that owners of high performance Corvettes who want to sell will be jumping on the bandwagon to take advantage of the sizzling Corvette market and the huge audience the Scottsdale auctions provide.
Taking advantage of the current red hot vintage Corvette market, Barrett-Jackson will be offering George Barris’ customized 1963 second generation Corvette known as “Asteroid” during their January auction extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 12 -19, 2014.
We told you a few weeks ago about a one-of-a-kind 1965 Corvette Sting Ray that has been on the track since it was born – and in the same family for more than 30 years. Brian Hobaugh will again be aiming for the top prize with his family’s Corvette in the OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST) in Pahrump, Nev.