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Jan 20

Cars: Wrap-Up — 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale

(Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction is officially in the books, and what a show it was: More than 1,400 cars were sold for in excess of $100 million, and when the final sales total is calculated, it is expected to be a new all-time record.

Barrett-Jackson’s new 12,000-seat permanent facility at Westworld was jammed with bidders and spectators all week long and attendance was up sharply as well.

On the auction front, there were several world records set:

• A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (pictured above), one of only 20 made and the only one that’s red-on-red, sold for $3.85 million with the 10 percent bidder fee on top of the $3.5 million hammer price.

• A 1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel” sold for $2.86 million with bidder’s fee. One of the most successful road racers of all time, The Rebel set records that stood for decades.

1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel”. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel”. (Carey Spencer/ Best Digital Shots)

Jan 19

Cars: Photo Gallery – Top Sellers Bring In Multi-Millions In Scottsdale

This 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.85 million dollars. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

This 1967 Corvette L88 sold for $3.85 million dollars. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

PHOTO GALLERY: TOP 15 SELLERS AT BARRETT-JACKSON

Super Saturday at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale saw truly spectacular automobiles cross the auction block and as a result, seven-digit hammer prices became the norm. A rare 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 led the way with a price tag of $3.85 million.

Jan 19

MotoGP: Lorenzo, Rossi On Hand To Unveil 2014 YZR-M1 Livery

A look at the livery Yamaha will run this season. (Photo: Yamaha Racing)

A look at the livery Yamaha will run this season. (Photo: Yamaha Racing)

Jakarta’s Governor Joko Widodo hosted MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at the Indonesian capital’s City Hall on Friday as Yamaha Factory Racing unveiled their 2014 livery.

Lorenzo joined Governor Widodo for a breakfast meeting at his official residence early on Friday before the pair cycled through some tropical rain to the City Hall – where they were joined by Rossi for the team launch.

Jan 19

WRC: World Champ Ogier Wins Season-Opening Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion Sebastien Ogier of France protected his overnight lead to win the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally in treacherous conditions on Saturday.

Ogier won three of the five stages on Friday to climb from fourth and take the overnight lead, and extended it as the weather conditions became progressively worse, with first snow then heavy rain and fog making it particularly difficult for the drivers in the two night sessions.