The bass player for Green Day, Mike Dirnt, was recently offering up for sale his 56 Ford Panel Truck.Â It was for sale March 15-16, 2013 at the Silver Auction held in Fort McDowell,AZ (Phoenix metro area).Â It drew some interest but never approached the actual reserve (the required minimum bid needed to buy it).Â It might have been a deal if the bidding reached $60,000 or so.Â Instead it went back on the trailer.
Seems that Dirnt bought this panel when a struggling band member and after they hit it big, he had the truck restored to how it was when he first bought it.Â It was funny to hear the auctioneer explain who Green Day was to this “mature” set of buyers.Â They probably never heard American Idiot.Â Not sure why he decided to sell it, but I’m sure another place and time it’ll sell.Â The panel is nicely done but a bit of a plain jane.Â A little pin striping
The Goodguys Rod and Custom folks kicked off their 30th anniversary in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend.Â The first two days were hit with rain but Sunday March 10, 2013 turned out to be a postcard picture perfect day.Â While you can leave the event scratching your head at the cars that won an award; there is no denying that there are some awesome cars.Â Some of the cars are squirreled away here in the Phoenix region but many come from across the western states.Â Nice show, nice cars and nice weather.
This weekend marked the 29th annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) meet at Phoenix’s Firebird Raceway.Â But is it the end?Â The dragstrip is on leased land owned by the Gila River Indian Community and was once out in the middle of nowhere on the southeast edge of the Phoenix area.Â The 30 year lease expires at the end of March, 2013 and while the president of NHRA is optimistic, one can only hope that a new management team can keep NHRA coming back in 2014.
Phoenix is blessed with not only being the site of all four major sports – baseball, football, basketball and hockey – but also hosts two NASACR races and the Arizona Nationals for the NHRA.
Hopefully we’ll see NHRA back for more action like Erica Enders-Stevens’ win this past week.Â What do you think?
When you see this bus, you just have to smile. 21 window vans (or buses) are just neat and this color scheme just screams fun! I’m sure a purist would shudder at taking the originality off of this vehicle but it was a big hit at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. It sold for $110,000 with fierce bidding between the final two bidders.
The 7 refers to this Corvette model being the 7th generation (or styling change) for the Corvette. Since 1953 the Corvette car has gone through seven changes with this version becoming available in 2014. The C6 model lasted from 2005 to now. This version is now road ready and sports a stingray emblem behind the front wheels. Many folks have mixed feelings about the rear end and the lights, but I like the look! Especially when the lights are on.
You probably heard that George Barris sold his Batmobile at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.Â But make sure you follow the full money story.
The seller also had to pay a 10% commission ($420,000).Â Plus since the Batmobile is staying in the state, he pays a 8.95% sales tax ($413,490).
So George Barris also pays a commission to Craig Jackson.Â Since the car was sold on a reserve basis it generally requires a payment of 10% as well ($420,000).Â And sellers also pay a fee based on time and day the car is scheduled to be auctioned.
Add it all up and lots of money shifted around with just one car!
A seller at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson bid a final price (after commissions) of $12,870 for this 1931 Ford Model A.Â It was first seen on Discovery Channelâ€™s Fast and Loud show featuring the Gas Monkey Garage.Â On the television episode Richard sold it for $21,000.Â Soâ€¦ somebody took a loss!
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