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Apr 11

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Friday’s Five Cars To Watch

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The long wait is over. The 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction is ready to roll with 21 hours of television coverage on the FOX family of networks.

This year’s docket is hugely impressive, with about 550 vehicles of shapes, sizes and price ranges.

Here are our Friday Five To Watch cars:

LOT 3001, 1969 OLDSMOBILE 442

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Linda Vaughn, the legendary Hurst Miss Golden Shifter, is here this weekend, as she often is at Barrett-Jackson auctions, and there’s a very special car going across the block today at around 4:30 p.m. ET. It’s a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Hurst Shifter car replica built by Thornton Motors Inc. of Bucks County, PA with guidance from legendary Hurst engineer “Doc” Watson. The Thornton family specializes in world-class Oldsmobile restorations, with one of their 442s selling here last year for an eye-popping $275,000.

Apr 11

MotoGP: Riders react to Edwards retirement

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden have paid tribute to Texas veteran Colin Edwards who will retire at the end of 2014.

Edwards, 40, will race in Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin as he counts down to his final international appearance at Valencia in November.

Apr 11

What to Watch: Your Weekend Schedule

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Barrett-Jackson will be streaming across the family of FOX networks this weekend beginning on FOX Sports 2 Friday at 12:00 p.m. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Saturday, April 12

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