January is the busy season for classic car auctions in Phoenix. For 2014, there are six different auctions coming up and two concours shows! This will be an exciting winter if you are looking to buy or sell your classic car, muscle car, hot rod, or other custom vehicle. Check out this list of upcoming Arizona car auctions for 2014:
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 Auction Dates: Jan 12-19, 2014 Location: Westworld Address: 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Catalog: 1,600+ vehicles for sale Gate Price: $15-$60 (varies by day) Week Pass: $175 Website:barrett-jackson.com
Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2014 Auction Dates: Jan 15-19, 2014 Location: Loop 101 and Scottsdale Road Address: 18601 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ Catalog: 700+ Vehicles for sale Tickets: $20 per adult/single day Five-Day Pass: $80 Website:russoandsteele.com
According to a General Motors Press release the new EcoTec3 line of truck engines (a clever re-branding of the old Vortec line-up) includes a new V6, but you may not know it or hear much about it and here’s why. Continue reading →
The United States Postal Service has recently introduced a new series of Forever stamps called Muscle Cars. The series features five different vehicles: the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1970 Chevelle SS, and the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda.
These five vehicles are icons of what we like to call the “High Output Generation.” These cars were produced at a special time in American history, a time that was unmarred by gas prices, federal emissions laws, or global recessions. All that mattered was power, and these Muscle Cars had tons of it!
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen the article that was posted last week about Speedworld Motorplex closing its doors. The multi-use facility was one of two quarter-mile drag strips in the Phoenix area and also featured a motocross course, BMX track, paintball park, and a sand drag/mud bog course.
Now, I have received news that Phoenix’s other dragstrip at Firebird Raceway in Chandler will also be closing in March 2013. The track owners cite the end of their contract with the Gila River Indian Community as the reason for the closure.
The Scottsdale International Auto Museum made headlines when they opened up shop in the Scottsdale Pavilions shopping center in 2011. Now the museum has just opened its second location inside Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix!