Sitting This One Out

Yes, today is “Super Saturday” at the current Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, one of my chronic medical conditions kept me awake virtually the entire night and I am in no shape to contend with the long day and the large throng of people.

My wonderful wife is attending today with her father. Since the bidders badge is in my name and has my picture on it, they can’t buy any cars, especially since they didn’t take it with them. Speaking of the bidders badge:



Speaking of Automobilia:



This sign sold today, all in, for $146,050. I wouldn’t spend that much money on a sign unless I were orders of magnitude wealthier. By the way, the sign is 24 feet wide and 7 feet tall.

Mecum calls these items “Road Art.” One lot consigned for their auction here in mid-March is very interesting to me, but of course I cannot capture the photo from the Mecum website. It is a Flying A Gasoline single-sided tin neon sign. It has the classic red background with white lettering, similar to this:


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The sign Mecum is selling is about 30 inches high and 30-36 inches wide. One slide shows the sign against a virtual tape measure, but the lot description is non-existent.

Flying A items, original and reproduction, are not as rare as one might think. I don’t know the exact date, but the Flying A brand disappeared in the 1960s. It is, however, quite popular with collectors even for those whose father didn’t run a Flying A station.

Tomorrow I will probably publish some more photos from the auction. We may or may not attend although I really enjoyed the more low-key atmosphere of the last day of the Scottsdale auction in 2019. Anyway, here a few pics:



This is probably the only type of C1 Corvette I would own. It’s a 1961 so it has the more modern rear deck and less gaudy front grille, but retains the chromed cove so the car could have a two-tone paint job like this one. It’s also a restomod with an automatic transmission.


Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday and thanks for reading.






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