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Northeast Mohegan Sun Event
CCCHR Coverage COMING SOON!!!!
Photography by CCCHR - gn
What a day here at Mohegan Sun Casino for the 2nd Annual
Barrett-Jackson North East Auto Auction Event.
CCCHR arrived and made their way back to the Winter Garage staging area and
the Vender Tent. There were so many cars,
approximately 800 Classic and Collector cars going across the block this year. It
is difficult to see and inspect all of this iron artwork.
Interestingly, according to Barrett-Jackson, the car auction market is
changing a bit as far as new interested people entering the auto hobby. This is tremendous as cars of the 80’s and 90’s
are now becoming more collectable and Barrett-Jackson is at the forefront of
this changing market. For example Lot #4
a 1982 DATSUN 280ZX with two tone orange and brown paint sold for
Lot #14 a 1984
MERCEDES-BENZ 500SEL color black with beautiful real flame paint job an usual
paint scheme for this model car, but done nicely hammered for $6,600.00. In addition Lot #17 a burgundy 1996 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS went to a
new owner for $13,200.
Under the tent, we saw that vehicles have changed in the staging are
readying for the block. We also met up
with Michael Irvine, a tremendously talented and outgoing artist, who was
showcasing his works of watercolor auto art.
A truly breath taking, awe inspiring works of auto art was on display for
all to see. A professional architect / draftsman
by trade, the realism, perspective, and orientation of his artwork utilizing a
tough medium as watercolor, was an absolute delight to preview, and study. I mention study because Michael’s art was so
compelling to view, the longer you viewed his paintings the more you would
Michael Irvine's works of art is intriguing, and inspires you to inspect his paintings diligently to see what one can discover throughout.
CCCHR was able to conduct and edit this exclusive interview with Artist Michael Irvine at the 2 Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast.
Click painting for interview by CCCHR.
Saturday was Eleanor Mustang day at Barrett-Jackson. I love mustangs and the Nicholas Cage version
of Gone in 60 seconds Mustang was pretty cool too; however, I always loved the Tobey
version and all the cars he wrecked in the original film. So, seeing these cars
come across the block was exciting. These renditions of Eleanor were "HOT"!! So
the list of these Mustangs are as follows:
Lot #667 was a one of a kind 1967
FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK Eleanor with a custom tan interior and is powered
by a rare Ford 427 FE side-oiler big-block motor. Rated at 425hp from the
factory, this engine contributed to the success of the Ford Racing legacy and sold
Lot #718 is a very special 1968 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK starting
from an authentic S code 390 Fastback and restored meticulously which hammered down
at an impressive $123,200.00.
Lot #724 was a black and red 1968
FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK which was a coupe to fastback conversion custom
build with an Eleanor body kit with a strong 351ci Windsor V8 engine, Stage 2
cam, and a T5 manual transmission with 4-wheel power disc brakes. This coupe to
fastback conversion Eleanor style Fastback Mustang sold for $77,000.
#747 was another Coupe to Fastback build.
This 1967 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK was beautifully done recreation
with a newer rebuilt 428ci V8 with a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission and
power disc brakes selling for $79,200.
way to tell if a Mustang is coupe to fastback conversion is from the vin
number. The 01 in the vin depicts a
coupe as 02 in the Vin depicts a Factory Fastback. It is important to be sure that the conversion
is done well for strength and safety purposes especially with the horse power
that these cars are putting out. Some of
these Mustang builders can do amazing things with these builds.
on the auction floor on Friday was as exciting as ever. All eyes glued
to the Auction Block to see the featured cars up for sale.
Barrett-Jackson and their entire staff hard at work for the viewers,
bidders, and guests. Just another great showing. Seeing the auction on
TV is one thing, but experiencing the Barrett-Jackson Auto event live
and in person is like no other. A bidder can get truly up close and
personal with the vehicle he or she may want to purchase. And as for
the spectators experiencing the excitement when the hammer falls is
truly fantastic. An auction Event like no other.
CCCHR arrived nice and early today via the back way to Mohegan Sun through
CT RT3 and RT2. Such a nice scenic New England
ride as well.
As we arrived the Memorabilia Auction was underway in full swing. We are heading out in the field to take
photos of the beautiful cars that are set up within the building along the
shops and boutiques. Stay tuned….
We went t the shopping and Boutique area to find exquisite vehicles
scheduled for Saturday’s high-priced auction from 2 and 3
generation corvettes to Jaguar E-Types. Everyone of these cars are said to fetch some big money as the cross the block on Saturday's Auction.
CCCHR - gn
The first day of the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction here at the Mohegan
Sun Casino. The first day kicked off beautifully well with great cars at
an unprecedented awesome values and hammer prices. Winners of today's
auction made out like the one arm bandits. Great looking cars hammering
down at impressive values. Top three sales were of approx. $60K,
48K, and 42K. See www.Barrett-Jackson.com
For example Lot#
39.1 a 1940 Packard 110 Club Coupe Color blue was restored to a like-new
condition running and driving with a 3 speed transmission as if it was 1940 all
over again sold for $23,650.
At the close of the Barrett-Jackson auction on Thursday 6/22/17, the total
value of auto sales from Lot 1 to Lot 199 summed
up the night at $$4,236,870.00.
Keep in mind that there were not just 199 autos auctioned. It
is important to note that during the auction, you will notice Lot
numbers depicting for example 72.1,72.2, 72.3 etc. It was stated that
Steve attempts to assign Lot numbers with a purpose, grouping these
vehicles with similar values and prospective sale prices in a fair
representation of the vehicle types, history of the vehicle, and cost
CCCHR - gn
CCCHR arrived on Preview Day at the
Barrett-Jackson North East Mohegan Sun Event. All is well here at the casino.
Auctions of Memorabilia is currently under way and moving along nicely. A
little lightly attended, CCCHR hopes to get some great photos of cars crossing
the block in the next three days.
Stay tuned for Photos and briefings
of this 2017 Barrett -Jackson
As CCCHR checked into the media
center we were met with coffee and refreshments. A much needed pick-me-up for
the long ride into Mohegan Sun. Once
settled in, we set up the Facebook page and the NevoAV web site for information
sharing. CCCHR will like to extend an appreciation
and a thank you to Barrett-Jackson event staff for inviting us back to Mohegan
Sun for this wonderful Northeast Auto event.
Moving on to the Event Staging Area
and vender tents, the event set –up was almost identical to last year which is
made up of:
The large Auction Vehicles staging
tent which included many vehicles getting ready to pass the block on Thursday
The vender tent which was even
larger than the staging tent, just remarkable, inside was Dodge, Ford, Chevy,
Backdraft Racing and Vintage MotorSports AC Cobra Replica manufacturers and
assemblers. Barrett-Jackson memorabilia
and clothing section was featured right in the middle as other Venders and
manufactures surrounded the interior as well.
These cars below, Cobra Replicas, are just too sweet of a ride. We saw beautiful
renditions of the cobras at the Barrett Jackson preview day from Factory Five,
to Shelby Continuations and those in between like Superformance and Backdrafts. There are other cobra recreations that were not displayed. They also had a couple up for auction. Artwork, every one of them.
I get impatient, so I like that there are companies that have rollers all
ready to go and all you need is the power train and your done.
The rollers cost a little more than the FF5s but in the long run you may brake even
with labor costs, etc and a drive train is still neded, but you’ll be driving your snake a lot sooner. However; if you’re the
self proclaimed auto engineer and want a hands on approach and build every inch
of your car yourself and experience like no other, The Factory Five will fit the bill. FFR is located close
by in Massachusetts.
Photography by CCCHR / NeVo Video Productions
Factory Five Cobra Kit
Numerous Venders surrounded the
near by tents like: Factory Five Racing, Shelby Auto and Superformance, Continental
Tire, crate motor manufactures, car product and more.
One of the most coolest attractions
surrounding the outer area of the tents were the Car Manufacturers’ of Ford,
Chevy, and Dodge and their test drive area and HOT Lap track. After
some marketing protocols, red tape and computer surveys, you are able to
test drive cars from each manufacturer, then the greatest fun ever, take a HOT
lap in a performance car of your choosing with a professional, NO JOKE,
driver. Corvettes, Cameras SS, Ford
Mustang GT 350, Dodge Challengers and Charger Hellcats were all available for
these HOT lap white knuckle rides, Just Awesome!!.
CCCHR Crew were able to test drive
the Camaro and the Mustang 300 Horse Power echo boost along with HOT laps in
the Mustang GT350 and Corvettes. Details
to follow on these rides.
Click Photo for Chevy HOT LAP
The head to head is a tough one: I love the raw power and Sound of those Dodges especially the Hellcat Challengers and Chargers, The Mustang GT350, well I'm a ford guy so love it, The high revving RPMs and the acceleration of the GT 350 is incredible. The Camaro SS visibility was a little restricted but an extremely smooth and refined sporty car. The Corvette, well, the one I was in was just a down to earth performance car.
So the hard choice: For the fun factor: The Sound of raw power goes to the Dodge. Nimbleness and quickness goes to the Mustang GT350. Smooth and refined represents the Camaro. Over all seamless performance has to go the the Corvette.
My Winner: The Mustang GT350, but I am I'm a biased Mustang Fan and really like the looks of the car; however, I'd be happy with any of them.
Nearby, Mohegan Sun’s Winter Garage
was converted into a Classic and Collector Car Showcase of Auction Vehicles, a
beautiful sight of machinery and metal and fiberglass artwork.
After hours of photo taking and drooling at the abundance of beautiful iron art of vehicles, CCCHR went and drooled for some tasty pie at Pepe's Pizza and polished off a Large Mozz 1/2 pepperoni, a must have if your swinging by. Thanks Gary, better than ever at the casino.
CCCHR - gn
Saturday June 25,
2016 - Final Auction Day
Saturday June 25,
Mohegan Sun Arena, readying for Saturday’s Event. Photos of
the somber Arena cleaned up and ready to go for Saturday’s action were
taken. Just an awesome site!!
Good morning from CCCHR. I had my coffee and am ready to
go. This is the last day for
Barrett-Jackson Northeast at Mohegan Sun Casino. This event has been the Largest Event in
attendance for both Barrett-Jackson and Mohegan Sun. Staff was completely over whelmed, but
adapted well to the sea of car lovers and enthusiasts. This is truly a huge production and despite a
couple of hiccups, this event went smoothly.
It was said that a contract with Mohegan Sun and Barrett-Jackson may be
in the works to host the event for an additional 5 years. We will see. Such a nice, active, fun event
CCCHR is concentrating on the Auction floor today (Saturday
6/25/16). What action!!!! Cars are
coming across the block and selling like hot pizza at Pepe’s. And, anyone in the New Haven, CT
area knows Pepe’s Pizza, that’s a lot of cars.
Since the closing of the first day on Thursday 6/23/16 and
Friday 6/24/16 over $10.7 Million Dollars worth of fine automobiles have been
exchanged hands in. “The Scenery of
Machinery” (r)(c) gn has been magnificent.
From big bad muscle to exquisite classics and antiques, all are here at
the Mohegan Sun Casino.
After two days of Auction Sales the following tallies were
reported: On Thursday 6/23/16, 172 cars were sold amounting to total sales of $3,
547,470.00. On the closing of Friday 6/24/16, 196 cars were sold amounting to
total sales of 7,173,200.00.
Today, Saturday is hot.
More people are here than the past two days, Parking in all garages here
at the casino were filled sooner that the prior two days. They even had slow ticket sales. One casino personnel stated that many workers
were surprised and over whelmed with the attendance numbers, but the have
adapted well and provided accommodations accordingly. A sea of blue Mohegan Sun
shirts swarmed the complex to help patrons.
Most all of them were helpful and kind, thank you to all for your hard
work during this event.
Wow, the auction floor was dynamite with action. As the CCCHR crew was out and about the
rumble of the crowd roaring in amazement of an auction sale of over $205,000
for a 1966 Custom Ford Mustang -Ringbrothers “Bailout” Fastback.
Although the Television Crew coving the event is truly top
notch professionals and provide an incredible inter-active viewing experience,
it can only give you half the experience.
It’s just incredible being here live.
While on the auction floor and personally feeling the action, and seeing
the incredible sights, and hearing the sounds of excited people, the smell of
V-8 power, and the sounds of the engines purring across the block is an auto
experience like no other. The
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction Event here at Mohegan Sun Casino an impactfull
experience for all involved.
Some of Saturday’s results:
LOT 632 66 Ringbrothers Custom Mustang
LOT 633 53 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup 140,000
LOT 635.1 68 Shelby GT 500 90,000
LOT 637 57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible 83,000
LOT 638 89 Lamborghini Countach 25
LOT 638.1 90 Ferrarri Testorossa 18,000
LOT 638.2 06 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 92,000
LOT 639 09 Shelby 427 Super Snake
Pace Car 64,000
LOT 640 64 Chevy Corvette Custom Coupe 137,000
LOT 641 61 Chrysler 300G 110,000
LOT 642 69 Buick Grand Sport GS 400 62,000
LOT 643 05 Ford GT 230,000
LOT 644 68 Pontiac GTO Ram Air II 120,000
LOT 645 69 Pontiac GTO Convertible 82,000
LOT 646 58 Mersedez-Benz 190SL Roadster 105,000
LOT 646.1 55 Chevy Nomad Custom Wagon 140,000
LOT 647 86 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa 82,000
LOT 649 88 Ferrari Testorossa 130,000
LOT 650 70 Plymouth Hemi Superbird 275,000
LOT 652 55 Chevy Bel Air Custom Convertible 175,000
LOT 653 13 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 285,000
With an event such as this, the Production crew that is
needed is tremendous; a pictorial of the staff, crew, and moderators in action
will tell the story. Not too many people
realize the magnitude in pulling off such a large scale production event. It’s
not just a car auction; it is a pure technological marvel of Television
production, automotive vender event, entertainment coverage, informational
transfer, large financial sales and fast pace customer service, showmanship and
professionalism for an ongoing event of 3 days/ 18 hours. A behind the scene look of all the hard work
that when we watch Barrett-Jackson on TV, we just do not see all the effort
only that everything looks good on your flat screen TV handing on your wall.
The Northeast Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Comes to
a close with an unprecedented event surprising some of the Mohegan Sun
employees by the shear numbers of attendance.
This is clearly one of most attended events in Mohegan Sun History. Some under
estimated the attendance numbers, but not Gary of The Mohegan Sun Casino, the
Director of Convention Sales & Services. He stated that he knows this area
well and knew that this venue would be a superb location to host the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction event. Well, after three days
of success, it would be hard pressed to argue with his foresight, a job well done
for this inaugural Northeast Barrett-Jackson event.
Friday June 24,
So here we are, CCCHR is back at the Barrett-Jackson Event
at the Mohegan Sun Casino, an absolute beautiful day as well and the attendance
is incredible. Some areas are standing
For Friday June 24, 2016, the First impressions of the
Barrett Jackson Show were exciting, fun, chaotic, and fast paced. The glitz,
the glamour of T.V. comes to the North East at Mohegan Sun. The Barrett-Jackson auto auction event of we watch
at home and are glued to our TV watching what these cars sell for is here in
our state of CT. AWESOME!!!!!! It’s exciting to hear the auctioneer spewing out
numbers so fast that it changes your own pace of activity. The energy is
CCCHR was preparing for the day, our crew heard the
rumble of car engines, but it did not seem to be the sound consistent
muscle car engines. We looked over the
wall of the Indian Summer Garage and saw 21 century modern muscle
cars rounding the ready-made track of the Ford, Chevy, and Dodge Thrill
Rides. Beautiful Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers were
racing around the track with ease. The
sounds of modern muscle are as strong as ever.
Gas Monkey Garage is featuring one of their restoration 1955 Chevy 210 Custom Hardtop LOT 7001 here at Barrett-Jackson Northeast.
Their Chevy SOLD SOLD SOLD for $50,000K @ 7:00pm.
One of our crew’s wish list, See how it panned out. Some results we have of sales thus far:
LOT 311 81 Chevy Corvette 7,000
LOT 312 77 Jeep Custom 13,000
LOT 316 66 Mustang Coupe 12,500
LOT 319 69 Corvette 350 26,000
LOT 328 28
Ford Custom Pickup 30,000
LOT 330 71 Ford Mustang Mach 1 27,000
LOT 332 69 Chevy Corvette 33,000
Thrill Ride Friday
June 24, 2016 – SRT Viper GT
The Viper GT was just incredible. It handled great, I mean it took these hair
pin turns just incredibly well.
The Drive, Andy stated, are you familiar with this car cause
your in for a wild ride. And it was, the acceleration was spectacular, Braking
was even better. It felt like my brain,
my stomach, and everything within was hitting the back of my body. Just a COOL experience.
Thrill Ride Friday
June 24, 2016 – Dodge Challenger - Hellcat
Being a larger modern muscle car, I was not expecting the
car to handle like it did. It slid a bit into the hairpin turns but recovery
was great with only a slight slide into the turns. Acceleration and breaking
was impressive. It definitely helps to have a professional driver. This makes all
the difference in performance driving. Overall a great experience at the Dodge
Mopar Guys, Have a Blast!!!!
Some Friday Auction Results:
LOT 440 1981 Pontiac Trans am SE Bandit 85,000
LOT 447 1967 Plymouth Belvedere
GTX 31 K
LOT 448 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 20 K
LOT 449 1949 Chevy Pickup 3100 10 K
LOT 450 1950 Studebaker Custom 10 K
LOT 451 1971 Chevy Chevelle Malibu 10 K
LOT 452 1957 Chrysler Imperial 10 K
LOT 453 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 10 K
LOT 454 1954 Chevrolet 3100 28,500
LOT 455 1983 Pontiac Firebird 19,500
LOT 456 1966 Chevrolet Pickup 34,500
LOT 457 1956 International Scout 25, 000
LOT 458 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 24,000
LOT 460 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible 19,000
LOT 461 1931 Ford Model A 22,000
LOT 462 1972 Volvo Wagon 21,500
LOT 463 2003 Hummer H2 20 K
LOT 464 1966
LOT 465 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 10 K
LOT 467 1979 Pontiac Trans AM 32K
LOT 468 1978 Volkswagen Beetle 20 K
LOT 469 1970 Volkswagen Bus 20 K
LOT 471 Toyota land Cruiser 25 K
Thursday June 23,
It’s a beautiful morning to start the day off with your
coffee, cars, and cruising to Uncasville,
CT to Mohegan Sun Casino for the
Inaugural Northeast – Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction Event. This marks the very first time that this high
scale, high powered, auto enthusiast, auction event come not only to the
Northeast, but to Connecticut
and the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Mohegan Sun is also the end rally point location for our CCCHR Rally Ride Event, sponsored each
year by NeVo Audio/Video Home Theater, in which Cobras, Classics, Hot Rods, and
Modern Muscle cars cruise and travel the back roads of our state of Connecticut for
charitable causes and benefits. 2016 will be the 8 annual ride and
again it will end hear at Mohegan Sun Casino for a great charitable cause.
CCCHR will be reporting, on this Inaugural Barrett-Jackson event taken place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.
We arrived at approx. 3:15 pm, no traffic, awesome time to
come, went to get our Media passes, got settled in and ready to go. The fast pass of the auction is incredible, I
was ready to relax and kick back. After
hearing the fast pass of the auctioneer, I wanted to rocket out on the floor
and take my photos galore.
So far since CCCHR has been here the following results were
in as of :
LOT 57 66
Convertible - 13,500
LOT 57.1 85
Caddy Deville – 4,500
LOT 58 68 Dodge Coronet Custom – 37,000
LOT 59 69 Chevy C10 Pick Up -22,500
LOT 60 80 AMC Jeep CJ5 -17,000
LOT 61 69 Chevy Chevelle -27,000
LOT 62 72 Rolls Royce Corniche – 14,000
LOT 63 67 Old Cutlass 442 – 26,500
LOT 65 85 AMC Jeep CJ7 SUV – 26,000
LOT 66 66 Ford Mustang GT – 18,500
LOT 67 67 Chevy Caprice 24,0000
LOT 3000 69 Chevy Custom Camero Convertible –
Walking around the casino facility seeing the set up that
Barrett-Jackson underwent here was truly spectacular. Such a nice flow of the event, venders, the
people are having a wonderful time here at Mohegan Sun. The arena is full with car enthusiasts enjoying
LOT 72 69 El Camino custom – 35,000
LOT 73 73 Ford Mustang Convertible - 37,000
LOT 74 54 Nash Rambler Custom Wagon -45,000
LOT 76 36 Studebaker Dictator 4 dr - 25,000
LOT 77 67 Chevy Chevelle 396 - 30,000
LOT 78 67 Chevy Camaro Convertible - 35,000
LOT 79 59 Chevy El Camino-35,000
LOT 107 67 Ford Fairlane - 30,000
So, CCCHR closes up for Thursday night. We were able to
get some more results in between photos and just enjoying the “Scenery of Machinery” ..
The following results are reported:
LOT 145 15 Harley-Davidson – 14,000
LOT 147 73 TVR 25009 Coupe – 25,000
LOT 148 88 Mercedez-Benz – 17,000
LOT 149 87 Buick Grand-National – 22,000
LOT 151 01 Juguar XK8 Convertible -14,000
LOT 151 05 BMW z4 – 15,000
LOT 153 58 Austin Healy Convertible – 8,000
LOT 158 79 Volks Wagon Beatle Convertible – 15,000
LOT 159 99 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible –
LOT 161 00 Porsche Boxster S Convertible –
LOT 162 82 Mercedes-Benz Sl 380 – 12,000
LOT 164 74 Mercedes-Benz Slc Concertible –
LOT 165 85 Jaguar XJS -11,000
LOT 166 00 Jaguar XJ8 convertible – 15,000
LOT 168 98 Jaguar XJ8 convertible – 13,500
LOT 169 98 Mersedez-Benz SL 500 Convertible –
LOT 172 95 Chevy Camaro z28 Convertible – 9,500
For the first night here at Barrett-Jackson Mohegan Sun
Northeast Event, The crowd was enthusiastic and it appeared everyone was having
a good time here at the inaugural event.
Nice cars, nice people, and some good deals. Congratulations to all the
sellers, and we wish all the buyers plenty of fun cruising times ahead.
CCCHR had a wonderful first night and look forward to the
fast pass auction action of Barrett-Jackson in the days ahead.
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