Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

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Cliff Gottlob's 1967 Corvette L88 Goes to Auction. Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc Today on our blog, we are looking at a 1967 L88 Corvette with a great story to tell that will soon be going to the Mecum Auction. This car is the most successful L88 Corvette race car of all time during its eight-year racing career with its original owner, Cliff Gottlob. We will share with you a short version of the history of this Corvette race car. On the Mecum Auction website, you can read the complete story in a great book by Stephen Cox, "Against All Odds." https://mecum.dcatalog.com/v/The-Ultimate-L88/ Our story starts with the original owner, Cliff Gottlob of Arkansas City, Kansas. Cliff worked full time as an engineer and operated a self-sponsored and underfunded privateer…
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Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction Sets World Records, Helps NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 20, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Race Car (Lot #100) that sold for $61,600, and a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo (Lot #217), which closed bidding at $20,350.…
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MECUM AUCTIONS UPDATED SCHEDULE 2020

MECUM AUCTIONS UPDATED SCHEDULE 2020

Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Due to COVD-19 many auctions had to be rescheduled. Here are the latest updates as of May 22, 2020. You can also check their website for any new updates in the future https://www.mecum.com/ JUNE 17-20 DAVENPORT 2020MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR CENTER2815 W Locust Street500 TRACTORS JULY 10-18 INDY 2020INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS1202 E 38th Street2,500 VEHICLES JULY 10-11 DENVER 2020COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER700 14th Street600 VEHICLES JULY 10-18 INDY ROAD ART 2020INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS1202 E 38th Street JULY 29 - AUG 1 HARRISBURG 2020PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW COMPLEX2300 North Cameron Street1,200 VEHICLES AUG 13-15 MONTEREY 2020HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY HOTEL AND SPA - DEL MONTEGOLF COURSE1 Old Golf Course Road600 VEHICLES SEPT 9-12 DALLAS 2020KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON CONVENTION CENTER650 S Griffin Street1,000 VEHICLES SEPT 25-26 LOUISVILLE 2020KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER937 Phillips Lane600 VEHICLES OCT 8-10 CHICAGO…
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Barrett-Jackson to Auction VIN 001 2020 Corvette for Charity

Barrett-Jackson to Auction VIN 001 2020 Corvette for Charity

Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Barrett-Jackson will auction the first production 2020 Corvette Stingray, VIN 001, for Detroit Children’s Fund During 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction January 11-19, 2020. Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, and Chevrolet will auction the first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray during the 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 11-19, 2020, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. 100 percent of the hammer price will benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be on display in the Future Events exhibit during the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. “We’re honored that Chevrolet has selected our 2020 Scottsdale Auction to sell one of the most historically important sports cars of our time,” said Craig Jackson chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ushers in…
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Bio of Barrett-Jackson Auction’s CEO – Craig Jackson

Bio of Barrett-Jackson Auction’s CEO – Craig Jackson

Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Craig Jackson and Barrett-Jackson Auction Company are well known in the car collector hobby. Today we will take a look at Craig's biography and history of the company. Craig Jackson Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company As Chairman and CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Craig Jackson has earned a reputation as one of the worlds most respected collector car and restoration experts. Just like with any business or entrepreneur, reputation is everything and many survive on word of mouth alone. This is why services like RepCheckup are so successful as they let you monitor reviews that are being written about your firm, and therefore manage the potential damage they could cause. Growing up in the family business gave Craig the opportunity to develop the expertise that has helped propel…
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The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

The Last C7 Corvette Sold for an Astronomical $2.7 Million at Auction

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With the new mid-engine C8-generation Corvette soon to be released, the C7 production is coming to an end. In our July issue of Vette Vues, we reported to you that the Last C7 was going to the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Morgan Sun, Connecticut on June 28, 2019. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch it now... https://youtu.be/N11U184FPns Final seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette auctioned for record-breaking 2.7 million dollars benefiting Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. We told you we would report the results and we have some great news! The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will receive 2.7 million dollars for the Last C7 Corvette that was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction. History was made when the winning bid set a new record at Barrett-Jackson for…
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2019 Mecum Kissimmee Corvette Auction Results

2019 Mecum Kissimmee Corvette Auction Results

Corvettes at Auction
In this blog post we will look at the Corvette results from the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee Florida Jan. 3-13, 2019. Mecum Auctions started the year off with a huge January.  There were nearly 3,500 classic and collector cars that crossed the auction block at their Kissimmee Florida auction held Jan. 3-13 at Osceola Heritage Park.  The auction saw a 72 percent sell-through rate and $107.5 million in overall vehicle and Road Art sales. Two thousand three hundred twenty-eight cars found new homes. There were three hundred seventy-one Corvettes that went up for auction during the ten days.  Whether you were looking for a daily driver or that special Corvette, there were lots to choose from: Big Brake Airbox Corvettes, Big Brake Fuelies, Big Tanks, Resto-Mods, ZO6s, L88s, L89s, ZR1s,…
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Two 1969 L88s Go to Auction

Two 1969 L88s Go to Auction

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In this blog post, we are continuing our look at some of the unique Corvettes at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction that is going on right now (January 3-13, 2019). Would you like to own a 1969 L88 Corvette? Better yet, how about two? Mecum Auction in Kississimee is offering two Tuxedo Black L88s as a pair. Lot F151 will cross the block Friday, January 11 at the Florida auction . . . The World Largest Collector Car Auction! We've done a lot of coverage this year in Vette Vues Magazine on the L88s including extensive coverage of the Bloomington Gold L88 Explosion that took place in June at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (October 2018 Issue) where there were twenty-four 1969 L88s on display! As you will remember, 1969 was the…
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1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox Goes to Auction

1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox Goes to Auction

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
The earliest known Airbox Corvette, Lot S140, will be auctioned Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. What a unique opportunity to own one of 43 Airbox Cars produced of which only twenty-two are known to exist. This award-winning 1957 Corvette is Serial No. 4007 and was completed on May 15, 1957. The car was ordered by a Chevrolet dealer and racer, Bill Howe, in Middleton Ohio during a special SCCA event in which GM announced the car's development. That was in January of 1957. After waiting months he finally flew to St. Louis to take delivery at the plant. This was only days before the Cumberland, Maryland road races. He drove to the track with just two hours of rest where Bill Howe took third place, right…
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Mecum Auctions Schedule 2019

Mecum Auctions Schedule 2019

Corvettes at Auction
Mecum Auctions is the world leader in live auctions of collector and classic cars, antique motorcycles, vintage tractors and Road Art memorabilia with events across the US.  Below is the Mecum Auction Schedule for 2019. For other Corvette Events CLICK HERE. Here is the Mecum Auction Calendar of Events: JAN 3-13 KISSIMMEE 2019  (Mecum Kissimmee is the worlds largest collector car auction.) JAN 22-27 LAS VEGAS 2019 MOTORCYCLES MAR 14-16 PHOENIX 2019 MAR 28-30 DAVENPORT 2019 APR 4-6 HOUSTON 2019 MAY 14-19 INDY 2019 JUNE 21-22 PORTLAND 2019 JULY 12-13 DENVER 2019 JULY 31 - AUG 3 HARRISBURG 2019 AUG 15-17 MONTEREY 2019 SEPT 4-7 DALLAS 2019 SEPT 20-21 LOUISVILLE 2019 OCT 10-12 LAS VEGAS 2019 OCT 24-26 CHICAGO 2019 DEC 5-7 KANSAS CITY 2019 Below are some blog posts from…
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