One thing to consider… For every one of those “hot rod”
ForwardLook cars they create, there is AT LEAST one LESS “original”
or “stock” ones remaining. I think in the long run that makes those
that are left more valuable. Also, about 3 or 4 years ago, the HOT item were
the crate Hemis being put in 318 or 6 cyl Challengers and Cudas….. NOW
what are they worth?? The market ebbs and flows but I think will always come
back to the quality originals.
Just my 2 cents worth.
1/23/2011 01:28:29 PM, Mike Clark (half_aussie@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
Ron, I certainly agree with what you are saying here. I think BJ auction
causes more harm than good to the hobby. But let me put a little
different spin on things, maybe you'll agree and maybe not.
Yes Barrett-Jackson is the most popular auction going, but it isn't the only
one. How many others do we see or hear about? Not many. We
are in the old car hobby, not the Barrett Jackson hobby. If people want
to spend their money on custom cars, they can do that. Plenty of people
still like the stock originals.
Remember, BJ isn't there to promote the hobby, they are there to take our
money. In Scottsdale
alone, they have a week-long festival. Speed channel only shows a few
hours of it. If customs are what's hot right now, then guaranteed that is
what will be scheduled to show when Speed is on the air. We don't see the
other 4 1/2 days of regular cars, classic 4doors, grocery wagons, etc.
They want hype.
It might even be they schedule the cars for Speed that they can most
exploit. And I'm pretty sure there's a fair amount of shilling going
on. I can see it in that fat bastard Craig Jackson's eyes. Remember
we only see what they want us to see, the alternative to this is being there in
I'm with your friends that have the pure stock originals. I'd much rather
have one of those than a hacked up job. What would be tragic is if they
took there pristine originals and customized them soley because they thought
they'd be worth more.
How many times have we seen a ragged out Camaro, Mustang, vintage Chrysler
even, that the seller wanted big bucks for. His reason? I saw one
on Barrett Jackson just like it sell for X. Well, it isn't just like
it. This doesn't do us any favors. I'm hoping in the not too