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Old 01-22-2012, 08:02 PM
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Yeah -- they brought it back because who in their right mind was going to sell a 150K car for 50K -- and the last couple years the bidding was pretty dang poor... so consigners were going elsewhere.

Now -- after this auction - it appears the buyers are back...
BJ still has the best of the best of what is going to Auction. I'm not sure how or why some of those guys sold some of the cars they did. Things must be slow for Ron Pratt in Az. The Macintyer guy (the one with the pens), Kenny says is the turbine motorcycle guy ( http://www.marineturbine.com/motorcycles.asp ), He sure spent some cash that is for sure.

It was really good to see some nice custom cars go for big money. 269 for Razor is strong money. 400K for the ridler vette is great. 250K for Poteet's pickup is weak but probably the most money ever for a pick up truck. The effort in that truck will never be appreciated. There were some other shockers like the RS challenger, Last year 175 this year 75K. I wonder why the new owner sold it, or was it an emissions deal like Prodigy's Firebird that BJ owned. Seems kinda soon to see that resurface.

BJ needs to hire Kenny, Greg, Scott and myself to be announcers for the custom cars and have Doug Renner be the spokes model in front of the camera. Those announcers are just plain stupid, even my wife was correcting them while watching. They also should just make the auction screen smaller and view the commercials side by side so just like a Nascar race you don't miss any of the cars going across the block. I don't think I got to see any car I wanted to see cross the block. Maybe George Lange's 32 that they said Boyd Coddington built, when it was just a Boyd body, Bobby Alloway built the car.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:17 PM
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Da Man wid Da Pens ---


He's really into oil Fracing ----- With a company called.... Turbine Stimulation Technologies - and I can't tell if it's a new name or a subsidiary of
MTT... seems to be into "lots of names"...

JET FRAC.... Fancy name for a turbine powered water pump??


Fracing is the big hot thing in oil fields. Must be one of James buddies!


http://www.marineturbine.com/downloa...%20Article.pdf

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:09 PM
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I was there for 5days of this stuff. There were some deals to be had for sure but prices I thought were pretty good. Had a good time and glad I got to experience it. A lot better than tv, heck tv didn't show hardly any cars.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:35 PM
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I still have no idea why it would not start. I had just driven thru the lower tent area and to the staging lanes. I bled the fuel system today, fired it up and drove it to the trailer. Runs great. I feel sorry for barrett-Jackson as they promoted the he'll out of my car and I dropped the ball. All that booing really hits you.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:47 PM
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it was acting like that day the ign/mag switches weren't thrown. That really sucks Charley. I'm hoping the right guy saw it there and contacts you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:46 AM
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I still have no idea why it would not start. I had just driven thru the lower tent area and to the staging lanes. I bled the fuel system today, fired it up and drove it to the trailer. Runs great. I feel sorry for barrett-Jackson as they promoted the he'll out of my car and I dropped the ball. All that booing really hits you.
if you just fired it up and moved it only to shut it right back down, it may have washed the plugs out and did not have time to burn clean. i was disappointed for you just watching!

it was great seeing it again and loved it when you fired it up at Sandlin's for the lat-g party years ago for everyone.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:24 AM
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I think everyone that knows you felt just as bad as you did... we all wanted that bad boy to roar to life and have the crowd go crazy.... The booing was classless...

Every car guy has been in a similar situation - a car that won't fire - or a busted clutch/rear end etc. Many big money pro drag race teams have been at the lights when the fire goes out and it won't fire back up...
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:05 AM
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Sorry Charley, that would have been the highlight. Some people have no class.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:23 AM
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The booing crap is really juvenile, what a bunch of asshats.

It was definately painful seeing you sitting in the seat with that look on your face. It probably won't ever have a fail-to-start again, go figure.


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:31 AM
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I was sitting in the bidder area Saturday night, and I feel like the booing was directed at Steve Davis, too. The amount of buildup to the '55 driving in really made it a downer to not hear it run, and then add to that Steve talking about how they couldn't start it due to "safety" reasons. If he had just said, "those old WWII plane engines are a little temperamental sometimes," I think it would not have been as bad. The booing was pretty classless, however.

It seemed to me that the money some of the pro touring type of cars got was all over the map, though. This was especially evident with the solid axle Vettes:

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...&aid=443&pop=0

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...&aid=443&pop=0

The titling situation could have affected the blue one, and while it may not have been as nice as the orange one--a 200k+ difference?

The lot right before the blue Vette also went for pretty low money, I thought:

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/appli...&aid=443&pop=0

Since it was behind the ropes, I couldn't really look it over, but this looked like a really nice car.
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