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We love our Veterans! Lot #3009, a 2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball Motorcycle, was purchased by Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis for $90,000, with a matching donation from business leader and philanthropist Brett Torino. 100 percent of that $180,000 will benefit Ride 2 Recovery.

Ride 2 Recovery raises money to support cycling programs at military and VA locations around the U.S. to help healing heroes overcome obstacles they face. You can find out more about this amazing organization here » Ride2Recovery.com

The 1950 GM Futurliner bus and the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama concept. The Futurliner is the big red one; it sold for $4,000,000. The Bonneville Special pulled $3,300,000. Bother were part of the Ron Pratte Collection and crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson. Photo by Barrett-Jackson

Ferraris dominate; GM Futurliner brings $4,000,000

The final hammer has fallen at the 2015 Scottsdale collector car auctions, and the results are in: With $292.8 million in sales from six different auctions, it’s been another record January in Arizona.

That’s a significant increase over 2014’s $248.6 million. But the overall total wasn’t the only thing that was up. Hagerty’s auction-watchers, who follow each and every sale as it happens, report that 2,532 lots were sold of 2,939 lots offered — an 86-percent sell-through rate, compared to last year’s 82 percent. Average prices were up, too: last year, the average lot price was $107,096. This year, [...]

Back in November, the National Corvette Museum blocked off the Skydome and began reconstruction after a sinkhole swallowed a number of Corvettes earlier in the year, including several one-offs. Now, two months later, project manager Zach Massey has the first update for 2015.

Over the past week, workers have been filling the sinkhole with a limestone-sand mixture and using two Bobcats to spread it below. The interesting thing about the Bobcats is that they are being operated remotely ? one of them has a roller compactor, while the other has a traditional bucket. Overall, significant progress has been made and, as you can see from the below video, the Bobcats no longer need to be lowered into the hole, instead requiring just a ramp to climb down.

Stay tuned for next week’s update on the Corvette sinkhole ? GM Authority will be here to keep you up to date.

~ Diego Rosenberg/GM Authority

Behold, mid-engine Corvette fans: The car you’ve waited patiently for Chevrolet to build has finally evolved beyond titillating concepts to the engineering mule revealed here. An 82-second strike by our recon op resulted in 15 frames before security narcs dropped the curtain on this black test car—with its two occupants still inside.

Don’t fret over the pointy-pickup camouflage; more attractive attire will follow. Instead take solace in a cabin hugging the front axle, ample space between the cockpit and the rear wheels for the hot parts, and this Corvette’s crouched and ready attitude.

The nose clip is from Holden’s Commodore SSV (with even wider flares), while the cabin module, roof, and exterior mirrors are hand-me-downs from today’s Stingray. A Holden SSV ute’s sheetmetal wraps door to door around the heinie. The wing keeps the tail planted during high-speed runs and what could be more practical than the bumper-mounted 2-by-10 for shoving [...]

1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer
The team at Corvette Mike of Southern California is proud to offer, by “PRIVATE TREATY” and for the first time ever to the general public, the iconic 1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer: the very first General Motors purpose built Corvette Racer. The car will be displayed at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars from January 12 – 14, 2015, and can be seen from 12 pm to 5 pm. Be sure to RSVP by email to Reception@CorvetteMike.com for the cocktail reception on January 14 to be held from 6 to 9 pm.

The Corvette SR-2 Racer evokes an emotional response from everyone that sees it. At the time of it’s introduction it represented the highest level of automotive racing design and performance. This was the first General Motors “purpose-built” American Sports Racing Car from the Golden Era of Racing. The SR-2 was the combined spirit of [...]

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