Skip to comments.Gearheads at Barrett Jackson give $700,000.00 to wounded, US Military and their families!
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
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.
I believe that the customer from Scottsdale was the highest bidder - a regular customer and often seen at the auctions. God Bless them all!
I watched it & being both a proud american & a Ford guy I was moved.
Good job Barrett - Jackson.
The buyer was Ron Pratt .
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.
Thanks for the accurate info. God Bless that guy!
I concur, Barret Jacson outfit is a class act, watch their auctions often
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.
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.
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.
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!
Just watched that. Good deal for our warriors.
This is wonderful. Not only do the libs not do anything for anyone; they cheat, lie and steal for their selfishness.
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.
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 ;)
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.
>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.
The ZR1 is totally unstreetable. That thing is a straight line cruiser. I tried to justify making that a daily driver. No way.
Why of course, because the carbon footprint of those howitzers and such must be immense....
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.
As Big Daddy Don Garlits once said. There is no substitute for cubic inches.
B U M P
” That is a group of solid pro American people if there ever was. I love the car hobby. Best people you will ever meet.”
” When I was playing Gran Turismo in HS, I vowed to buy a Viper before I die.”
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.
Hard to beat my old '69 240Z for agile. ;) I miss when the world made real cars.
Kudos to them. Very well done.
Those were stunningly good (and surprisingly heavy!) cars.
Applause, applause, applause. Thank you Barrett Jackson and beautiful people.
” 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 : )
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.
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.
This is what you were up to the other day? :)
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
Uh, is there a car in that pic somewhere? I just don’t see it.
I’ve got a feeling that chick is higher maintenance than the Viper.........
Yep, being famous, she’s def high maint.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.