Barrett-Jackson® confirmed today in a conversation and subsequent press release that they will offer one of the most significant automobile collections in the world at their Scottsdale Auction in January 2015, the esteemed Ron Pratte collection. A spokesperson for Barrett-Jackson confirmed in a phone interview that the final details for liquidating the major part of Pratte’s collection at the 2015 Scottsdale auction are being finalized by Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett. Due to the size and significance of the collection a special catalog will be produced as soon as all of the details have been decided. The importance and magnitude of the event was best summarized by Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, “This is going to create excitement beyond anything we’ve ever seen.” And based on excitement the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Collection Auction” has produced, that is clearly is saying a lot.
Vettes in the News
New York’s State Police are looking for a red 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe after it was stolen from an Applebees in Batavia, NY on May 7th around 5 pm local time. The Corvette Coupe is red with a black interior and is outfitted with side exhaust and chrome rally wheels.
A Newport, Tennessee family has lost its peace of mind after a suspected arsonist destroyed three of their vehicle in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 17.
John Scott Jones of 641 Pikeview Street told police that his wife, Leslie Jones, woke him up at 3:43 a.m. after she heard a noise outside and told him that the side of their house seemed to be “really hot”, according to Patrolman Derrick Wright.
Mr. Jones looked outside to see three of the family’s four vehicles on fire.
A 61-year-old Corvette driver and father of four grown children out for a pleasure cruise Sunday, May 4 after he had just finished mowing his lawn turned out to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Concord, N.C.
Silvio Joseph Cadolino was listed in critical condition as of Friday, May 9 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward and help them track down the driver of the minivan that caused the wreck.
At the Corvette Museum’s 2014 Bash, Steve Wesoloski from Cosworth was on site to talk about the 2015 Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder. The Performance Data Recorder (also called the PDR) features a high def camera that records front-facing video of the car onto an SD card and then you can overlay a variety of telemetry data over the video. That telemetry ranges from speed and RPMs to a G-Force meter or location on the track via GPS.
A new chapter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway kicks off this week with the running of the first ever IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis this weekend and the Corvette Stingray will be up front for all the action.
That’s because the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be serving as the Pace Car for the inaugural race.
Technological advances continue to amaze every day.
This week, a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver was able to drive a 2014 Corvette Stingray on an airstrip near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
The sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum has been covered extensively by reporters from around the world.
But a CNN.com report out last week has some new information that we haven’t heard before.
CNN interviewed renowned Corvette artist Dana Forrester, who’s also lead Corvette restoration member of the museum’s board of directors, and he has some interesting ideas about what to do with the sinkhole.
A Brownsville, Ky, driver faces multiple charges after a Saturday afternoon joyride in a 1993 Corvette turned into a wild airborne crash.
Miraculously, both the driver and the passenger escaped the accident with their lives.
Christopher Snelling, 41, faces the criminal charges after the black Corvette he was driving eastbound on Mammoth Cave Road left the road at a high rate of speed, between 85 and 90 mph, and went airborne for 160 feet before crashing into the ground and making a large indention.