Cougars at Barrett-Jackson 2013: Featuring KTL's 1970 SCJ Eliminator
We went back to Scottsdale this January to witness the sale of Joe
Valenti's 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, with a 428 Super Cobra Jet
drivetrain and the Drag Pak option. This rare car was meticulously concours
restored over the course of 5 years by the renowned Cougar restoration shop
KTL Restorations ( http://www.ktlrestorations.com ) in VA.
A factor that made this auction even more interesting was the presence of
another 1970 Eliminator, in the same Competition Blue color, and also with
a 428 Cobra Jet engine (not Super) and also restored by a reputable hot rod
shop. This car was not restored to the same "concours" level that Joe's car
was, but it was still beautifully restored, and we expected to see it bring
close to six figures.
What we saw unfold that weekend in January was an interesting and sobering
experience. These two cars, which would seem nearly identical to the
untrained bystander, sold for vastly different prices. There is a lot to be
said for the day and time that a car gets sold, as well as the quality of
the restoration. But we were still very surprised by the results. This
video puts you in the middle of the action to experience Barrett-Jackson
with us. Enjoy!
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journalist. This is the raw the video from the debut with no commentary and
very little editing.
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The Detail Boss: GT500 Eleanor Mustang At Scottsdale Barrett Jackson Auto Auction Detail of the Year
This 1968 Shelby GT500 Eleanor was sold at Barrett Jackson Car Auction in
Scottsdale, AZ on January 18, 2013. The owner/builder of the car wanted
perfection. The list of work he wanted done to the car by us is extensive.
We sanded out all orange peel from every painted surface including the hood
and trunk (both the top side and underside), door jambs, trunk jambs,
engine bay, and the rest of the exterior of the vehicle. Followed by
compounding to remove all sanding marks, we then compounded and polished
this beautiful one of a kind twin supercharged 427 small block out to
perfection with a total of 9 steps. This is by far the most elaborate
detail we have ever performed. It is beyond concourse-level. For more
information about who we are, what we do, and the builders of this car,
contact us today.
'Trailer'...2014 Corvette Stingray
First look at the 2014 Corvette Stingray being road tested on Apache Trail
in Southern Arizona. This was the second time we saw them on this route
this morning and both cars had Michigan tags. After they saw us recording
them they never came back and we were unable to get another view...darn :(
I have also posted unedited clips of both cars.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Revealed
The new Vette accelerates quicker, stops shorter, and grips harder in
corners. And Corvette engineers promise an enlightened driving experience.
The C7 Corvette is, by every measure, worthy of the Stingray name.
1968 Corvette L-88 #12 Owens/Corning FIA/SCCA Racecar Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning a phenominal piece of
Corvette history tonight at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr.
Hendrick also went on to win Vin #0001 of the new 2014 C7 Corvette
Details and info about the '68 L-88 Owens/Corning #12 Corvette Racecar:
(Copied from RM Auctions)
Est. 685 bhp at 6,600 rpm, 427 CID L-88 big block Chevrolet racing engine,
Muncie M-22 "Rockcrusher" transmission, front and rear independent
suspension, coil springs to the front, and transverse leaf to the rear with
Koni adjustable shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 98"
• Generally considered the most victorious racing Corvette in history
• Ex-Tony DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson
• Multiple SCCA championships; NCRS American Heritage Award
• Fresh Kevin MacKay restoration
• Extensive documentation
America's Star-Spangled Sports Car
For nearly four decades, the Chevrolet Corvette was the only sports car
designed and built in North America. Capable of taking on and beating the
world's best production sports and GT cars on the international circuit,
Corvettes roared on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, flew on the high
banks at Daytona, and blazed their lights around Sebring. On amateur SCCA
circuits, Corvettes won fourteen "A Production" and fifteen "B Production"
divisional titles in the 1962 to 1976 period. SCCA Nationals saw Corvettes
capturing no less than 25 Run-Off Championships in A, B, and C Production
in the same time frame.
A Russian born ex-race driver and engineer hired by GM's Ed Cole gets the
credit for the almost unbelievable transformation that took place from 1954
to 1957. The '53 Corvette was thoroughly underpowered, but the 1957 V-8
version won its class at Sebring, as well as the Sports Car Club of America
"B" Production National Championship. In fact, in 1960, a Cunningham
Corvette placed First in GT at Le Mans! "Corvette -- The Real McCoy"
trumpeted the full page ads in the national media and that really said it
The classic, solid axle Corvette gave way to the beautiful Sting Ray coupes
and convertibles with independent suspension in 1963, and four-wheel disc
brakes became standard in 1965. In 1968, it emerged as the dramatic
Stingray (one word) with a "Coke bottle" shape, inspired by the '67 Mako
Shark Show Car.
Corvette Big Block Bruisers: "The Fast and the Few"
Only a few Corvettes can legitimately claim membership in this exclusive
club. John Greenwood's "Stars & Stripes" L-88 cars of the 1968--1973
period, backed by BFG and often racing on that company's new radial tires,
certainly qualify for this short list. Dave Heinz's two Corvettes, liveried
as "Rebel Flag" cars in a competitive response to the BFG effort and driven
by Heinz and Bob Johnson, often beat the Greenwood team due to better race
strategy and superior reliability.
However, the very best racing results were scored by the two Tony
DeLorenzo/Jerry Thompson Corvette team cars, which contested both the SCCA
Divisional and National circuit, as well as all of the important
U.S.A.-based FIA distance races. One of these, 002/68, their 1968
Owens/Corning Fiberglas L-88 car, is the very same that we are privileged
to present here.
Impressive period results include the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National "A"
Production Championships, 1968 and 1970 SCCA National "A" Production
Runner-Up, Second Place in GT at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 1969
and 1970 GT Class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. In the 1970 event, it
finished Sixth Overall, behind two Porsche 917s, a Ferrari 512, and two
Ferrari 312s, but ahead of a Ferrari 250 LM in Seventh and a Ford GT40 in
Eighth. This car, together with its team car, won 22 of 22 SCCA/FIA
National Events during 1969--1971, with this car winning 11 of these!
Observers will note that these two team cars changed numbers for each race
entered, in order to give the perception of a large team effort. This car
was always the highest numbered car and driven most often by Jerry
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
Stingray Walkaround | 2014 Corvette | Chevrolet
Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with the debut of the all-new
2014 Corvette Stingray. Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, walks us
around the 7th generation Corvette to show us the perfect balance of
technology, design and performance that makes it worthy of the iconic
To learn more about the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, visit
2014 C7 highway testing
Had a little fun with a 2014 C7 Corvette on the highway, it was allot faster than my C5. My young daughter
worked the camera while I drove. The driver smiled and waved and had just
as much as fun as we did.