Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mecum Indy 2013 - Burned Out Hemi

We're fortunate to be able attend, and sometimes setup, at some really incredible automotive events. Some of our favorites include the Barrett Jackson and Mecum auctions. Just this past weekend, we were set up in Indianapolis at the State Fairgrounds for Mecum Indy. 

classic car auctions

As is usually the case, there were some pretty nice cars. No shortage of Corvettes or '69 Camaros, if you were in the market. There were deals to be had and we met with some pretty happy buyers.  "Eleanor" from year 2000 "Gone in 60 Seconds" was sold there (it brought a cool million bucks). Check out our previous post: "Eleanor Hero Car Sells at Mecum for $1 Million"

"Eleanor" from Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) on the block

 But one of the most "interesting" offerings was that of a car that, when restored, was amazing ...

dodge charger restored for sale
Fully restored 1967 Hemi Charger

Hemi Charger as offered at the Mecum Indy Auction

It was offered at no reserve on Wednesday and brought only $8,500. I think if I was the owner during the burning, I'd sell it at no reserve too!! For the full story on this car, here is the article from the Mecum magazine.

Eleanor Hero Car Sells at Mecum for $1 Million

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother's Day. And it got me thinking. 

Ford Mustang Car Art - Michael Irvine

I'm a mother (Michael and I have two children) and I'm a car girl. Surprising, really, because I was raised on the idea that cars are for guys. Not that women couldn't or shouldn't own transportation, but that that's just exactly what a "good" car should be ... transportation. As my dad would say, "to get you from A to B ... what else do you need?" My dad does not get the whole "CAR" thing at all. It's a bit embarrassing, really. But, that's not what I wanted to talk about.

Plymouth Car Art - Michael Irvine

It struck me, that although muscle cars are still more a "boy's" thing — I mean how often do you hear of a "woman cave" or "woman garage" — lots of marketing by the big three has been geared at the female of the species. 

Challenger Car Art - Michael Irvine

Women, not men, featured in many of the advertising campaigns, may have been sexy and attractive, but not sleazy or garish. Making me realize, I don't want to be the chic on the arm of the driver of that car ... I want to be THE driver, myself!

Chevy Camaro Car Art - Michael Irvine

In fact, I'm inspired to drive one, and even be a passenger — we are fair, right ladies —well into my sunset years!

Ford Mustang Car Art - Michael Irvine

So, this Mother's Day, I think I'll go for a drive. Now, which car will I take ... eeny, meeny, miny, moe ... :) Happy Mother's Day!! — Linda