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Gearheads at Barrett Jackson give $700,000.00 to wounded, US Military and their families!
My knowledge ^ | 09/24/2011 | Off-roader

Posted on 09/24/2011 8:36:43 PM PDT by off-roader

This is a public (world viewable) post on Facebook that should garner attention.

Tonight the good folks at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions and some of their best customers contributed $700,000.00 to wounded, US Military and their families!

This was a big night for Barrett-Jackson, our Military and families and for the Gearhead, Car Guy and Gal Nation!

Now ask yourself when was the last time the eco-jackal-extremists did anything for our fighting men and women? When? I hear crickets...

Click it! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150330631902208&set=a.111744932207.96077.585617207&type=1&theater


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 69z28; automotive; barrettjackson; bigbux4troops; facebook; lightthetiresup; military; retrorods

1 posted on 09/24/2011 8:36:54 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: off-roader

What?


2 posted on 09/24/2011 8:38:02 PM PDT by allmost
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To: off-roader

Very cool!


3 posted on 09/24/2011 8:40:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: off-roader

The Barrett Jackson is going on this weekend? Geez. I forgot this weekend is Las Vegas. That is a group of solid pro American people if there ever was. I love the car hobby. Best people you will ever meet.


4 posted on 09/24/2011 8:41:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: allmost
What?

It seems pretty simple to me..

Tonight the good folks at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions and some of their best customers contributed $700,000.00 to wounded, US Military and their families!

This was a big night for Barrett-Jackson, our Military and families and for the Gearhead, Car Guy and Gal Nation!

Now ask yourself when was the last time the eco-jackal-extremists did anything for our fighting men and women? When? I hear crickets...

Click it! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150330631902208&set=a.111744932207.96077.585617207&type=1&theater
5 posted on 09/24/2011 8:42:09 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: Lazlo in PA

I believe that the customer from Scottsdale was the highest bidder - a regular customer and often seen at the auctions. God Bless them all!


6 posted on 09/24/2011 8:43:33 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: off-roader

I watched it & being both a proud american & a Ford guy I was moved.
Good job Barrett - Jackson.


7 posted on 09/24/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: off-roader

The buyer was Ron Pratt .


8 posted on 09/24/2011 8:45:05 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: off-roader
FB deal is here: Barrett Jackson Post on FB

This was a good day for all those good people!
9 posted on 09/24/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: Lazlo in PA

I attended their Phoenix auction a year ago and everyone there is as patriotic as FR members. Was looking at 2 of my dream cars since I was kid playing Gran Turismo on the PS...a mint Dodge Viper and a 1967 Corvette Stingray. My bids were not enough but it was an experience.


10 posted on 09/24/2011 8:47:13 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: certrtwngnut

Thanks for the accurate info. God Bless that guy!


11 posted on 09/24/2011 8:48:44 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: Lazlo in PA

I concur, Barret Jacson outfit is a class act, watch their auctions often


12 posted on 09/24/2011 8:50:21 PM PDT by munin (s)
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To: max americana

Some of my team mates are there for the show. The rest of the team goes out tomorrow for the Grand-Am Rolex Championship Banquet on Monday night. I can’t wait to get a first person account from my friends.


13 posted on 09/24/2011 8:50:47 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: max americana

Lazlo, my son and I attended the auction this morning and mid day to about 2pm. I am scoping out the lay of the land and waiting for my 1966 L79, Nova SS, Maroon or Butternut Yellow to find me.


14 posted on 09/24/2011 8:51:03 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: max americana
I am a bottom feeder, so I never get tempted to buy at JB prices. I do know a bunch of guys in the hobby who make the pilgrimage out there to the events. Real solid citizens and we love the smell of gas being burned. As long as we folks are around, I don't fear the total loss of the country.

BTW, I got a personal tour of the Viper plant before it ended up on the dead list. To work there, you needed perfect attendance at your job for ten years. A rarity in union work. They were real craftsmen and cared about the product.


15 posted on 09/24/2011 8:58:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Max, 100%!

The same on quality in the UAW’s best at GM’s Wilcox, MI engine plant. Those folks are often our friends in every day life albeit, with horrible union leadership haranguing them to socialism at every turn.

How about that new Camaro ZL1, the CTS-V and the ‘vette ZR1!


16 posted on 09/24/2011 9:09:00 PM PDT by off-roader
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To: off-roader

Just watched that. Good deal for our warriors.


17 posted on 09/24/2011 9:12:44 PM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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To: off-roader

This is wonderful. Not only do the libs not do anything for anyone; they cheat, lie and steal for their selfishness.


18 posted on 09/24/2011 9:13:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: off-roader

I have a real Camaro. 1969 RS. Frost Green with a black vinyl top. I find nothing fun about the new one. If I was to buy a new car from the dealer, I would buy the Challenger. I am 6’1” and my wife is taller then me because she wears 5” stilettos everyday of the week. Much roomier car. She runs a new Town Car and I run a 1976 Custom Cruiser for everyday cars. We like room to move and V8 power.


19 posted on 09/24/2011 9:18:08 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

When I was playing Gran Turismo in HS, I vowed to buy a Viper before I die. I was THIS close to winning the bid. And thanks for that info. Had a feeling those who made the Viper were not your typical union slacker. It’s a piece of art.

And good for you to include bikini chick Elisha ;)


20 posted on 09/24/2011 9:29:50 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: mazda77

Yeah, do so. Just damn forgot that it was this weekend. If I knew I would have drove from L.A. in a nanosecond,,unless my GF pulls a PMS again.


21 posted on 09/24/2011 9:32:02 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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>How about that new Camaro ZL1, the CTS-V and the ‘vette ZR1!<

Stop tempting me! LOL Viper first, bro. I drove the ZR1 a few months back from the dealer in OC and couldn’t handle the bastard. Damn stick shift was stiffer than a hooker in New York. Sh*t. If I just damn knew this weekend, I would have bought my checkbook.


22 posted on 09/24/2011 9:37:12 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

The ZR1 is totally unstreetable. That thing is a straight line cruiser. I tried to justify making that a daily driver. No way.


23 posted on 09/24/2011 9:43:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: off-roader
Now ask yourself when was the last time the eco-jackal-extremists did anything for our fighting men and women? When? I hear crickets...

Why of course, because the carbon footprint of those howitzers and such must be immense....

24 posted on 09/24/2011 9:59:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Lazlo in PA

I thought so too. This might sound like blasphemy but I did test drive the new 2011 Camaro and it handled very well, especially on sharp turns at upper speeds. And this was weeks after I test drove the ZR1.


25 posted on 09/24/2011 10:18:16 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

As Big Daddy Don Garlits once said. There is no substitute for cubic inches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ&ob=av2n

Rock on.


26 posted on 09/24/2011 10:44:38 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: off-roader

Nice!


27 posted on 09/24/2011 11:16:38 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: certrtwngnut

28 posted on 09/25/2011 12:17:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: off-roader; All

A RESOUNDING

B U M P


29 posted on 09/25/2011 6:43:50 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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” That is a group of solid pro American people if there ever was. I love the car hobby. Best people you will ever meet.”

Absolutely true.


30 posted on 09/25/2011 6:45:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: max americana

” When I was playing Gran Turismo in HS, I vowed to buy a Viper before I die.”

FReepmail


31 posted on 09/25/2011 6:56:00 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: max americana

If you are looking for a specific car, I might be able to find one for you. I know all of these auction guys, and a number of hi-line & classic car locators as well I used to co-own Alpine BMW in LA.


32 posted on 09/25/2011 6:58:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: max americana
I drove the ZR1 a few months back from the dealer in OC and couldn’t handle the bastard. Damn stick shift was stiffer than a hooker in New York.

Hard to beat my old '69 240Z for agile. ;) I miss when the world made real cars.

/johnny

33 posted on 09/25/2011 9:27:39 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: off-roader

Kudos to them. Very well done.


34 posted on 09/25/2011 9:57:27 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
If you are looking for a specific car, I might be able to find one for you. I know all of these auction guys, and a number of hi-line & classic car locators as well I used to co-own Alpine BMW in LA.

Thanks Stephen.. I am planning to have some $$'s left over in 2012 after I pay for Obama's subjugation of the lazy and entitled.

The L79 66 Nova SS is my primary interest but, I will vary on that model or an early 67 for a good value.
35 posted on 09/25/2011 10:46:41 AM PDT by off-roader
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To: JRandomFreeper
Hard to beat my old '69 240Z for agile.

Those were stunningly good (and surprisingly heavy!) cars.

36 posted on 09/25/2011 10:51:52 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: off-roader

Applause, applause, applause. Thank you Barrett Jackson and beautiful people.


37 posted on 09/25/2011 12:20:38 PM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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” Thanks Stephen.. I am planning to have some $$’s left over in 2012 after I pay for Obama’s subjugation of the lazy and entitled. “

He is down to 36% approval now........I think we have THAT many who are somehow on the dole : )


38 posted on 09/25/2011 1:02:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: off-roader

Here’s what actually happened.....

It’s not very often you see a Bugatti Veyron going up for auction...especially at Barrett-Jackson. Perhaps better known for their muscle cars and classics, the occasional late-model sportscar will sometimes pop up, but we can’t ever remember a Veyron crossing the block. Well, on Saturday night, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron with 11,800 miles on the clock did indeed cross the block at B-J...but things didn’t go quite as planned.

The one-time fastest production car on the planet (it’s been trumped by Bugatti’s own Super Sport) might have sold for over $1.8 million new, but was struggling to break the 1 mil mark in Vegas. Heck, it barely got to $700,000. Now, that’s still a lot of money for a car, but it should have brought much more – we’ve never heard of a non-wrecked example going for anywhere near that little. In the end, the Bug went to a guy seated near the stage who outbid a couple of phone bidders – but that’s when it got weird.

Saying that he hadn’t actually bid and then that he was only trying to help, the would-be buyer rescinded his bid... and was promptly escorted from the premises. Barrett-Jackson didn’t want to lose any credibility – so CEO Craig Jackson stepped up and bought the car himself. Just as he was announcing what had happened, he got a phone call from one of the other phone bidders who was saying he’d take the car off Craig’s hands. Quite the little soap opera, but good theater nonetheless. Follow the jump to see the video and take a look at the gallery below as well.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/27/video-barrett-jackson-buyer-reneges-on-700-000-bugatti-veyron/

Lot’s of drama that actually came out well. My guess is that it’s the former owner of the car that put it up as an auction for charity - that’s the hero, along with our troops.


39 posted on 09/25/2011 3:43:28 PM PDT by existentialist
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To: tubebender; off-roader

This is what you were up to the other day? :)


40 posted on 09/25/2011 5:20:08 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: off-roader; SouthTexas; glock rocks

I saving my pennies for Chicago when this collection goes on the auction block... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGBJ962eRGc This is one of three videos.

Now google LeeRoy Hartung collection


41 posted on 09/25/2011 6:29:54 PM PDT by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Uh, is there a car in that pic somewhere? I just don’t see it.


42 posted on 09/25/2011 8:30:40 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ve got a feeling that chick is higher maintenance than the Viper.........


43 posted on 09/26/2011 8:43:49 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yep, being famous, she’s def high maint.


44 posted on 09/26/2011 11:46:42 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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