BUZZING
Jan 16

Cars: Thursday Barrett-Jackson Car To Watch — 1952 Buick Super 8 Hardtop

This stunning 1952 Buick Super 8 Custom 2-door hardtop is up for auction at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This stunning 1952 Buick Super 8 Custom 2-door hardtop is up for auction at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Some years ago, at prior Barrett-Jackson auction, I witnessed a car sell at a world-record price. It was a nice car, but not a remarkable one or an especially rare one. There was nothing in the catalog description that tipped off readers that it would reach a stratospheric sales price, but it did.

Jan 16

F1: Bernie Steps Down From F1 Board, Keeps Day Job

As F1 chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously. (Photo: Getty Images)

As F1 chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has relinquished his role as a director of the F1 Group and thus left the board of the organization.

He will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously.

Jan 16

Cars: Thursday Barrett-Jackson Car To Watch — 1969 Dodge Super Bee

Introduced in 1968, the Super Bee was Dodge’s attempt to make an inexpensive and fast performance car out of its otherwise humdrum Dodge Coronet. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Introduced in 1968, the Super Bee was Dodge’s attempt to make an inexpensive and fast performance car out of its otherwise humdrum Dodge Coronet. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Mopar muscle cars are red hot at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

On Wednesday, a beautiful 1970 Dodge Challenger crossed the auction block at a hammer price of $92,000, which ranked it as the No. 4 top seller out of the 429 cars sold in the first two days. Not far behind in the No. 6 slot was a 1968 Plymouth Satellite custom convertible that fetched an eye-popping $80,000.

So today, when the quality of cars continues to build and prices continue to rise, we’ll be keeping a special eye out for Mopars.