The Barrett Jackson Auction

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The Barrett Jackson Auction

After much anticipation and preparation, the famous Barrett Jackson Auction will begin tomorrow Saturday January 14th 2012. Established in 1971 the Barrett-Jackson Auction provides enticement and excitement for even the most serious classic collector. The original auction was held by Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett. Jackson and Barrett met when Jackson was introduced to Barrett’s […]

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud is a thing of beauty and grace. The Silver Cloud model was introduced in 1955 and was so popular, it was carried over to 1966! In 1955 growing competition in the automotive industry forced Rolls Royce to reconsider their traditional design policy, and in 1962, the final Silver Cloud III model […]

Vintage 1933 Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Leather Restoration

Chrysler’s 1933 Imperial Custom Eight exudes elegance and luxury. Its stylishness and sophistication start at the gracefully handcrafted gazelle hood ornament, continues to the regal grille shell and runs along the ridge of the extremely long hood. The perfect proportions of this classic automobile carry on to the split windshield before making a stylistic dip […]

Classic Car Hood Ornaments

Hood ornaments have been a watermark of the classic car for many years. From Rolls-Royce’s “Spirit of Ecstasy” to Packard’s “Goddess of Speed”, the emblems represent the true craftsmanship and luxury of the classic car era. In the early 1900’s when vehicle manufactures first started producing exclusive luxury lines, cars required external temperature    gauges and […]

1934 Packard Super Eight Leather Restoration

Sameday technician Don Livingston was called upon to prepare this 1934 Packard Super Eight for the Barrett-Jackson Auction that will take place later this year. The ’34 Packard is considered by some as the quintessential vehicle of the classic car era. Throughout the early twentieth century, Packard-built vehicles were among the elite in luxury automobiles. […]