Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2011
January 22, 2011 by staff
Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2011, “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Chevrolet have long been associated with each other, beginning with Arthur, Louis and Gaston Chevrolet participation as competitors in the Indianapolis 500,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and CEO Jeff Belskus. “It is appropriate in this 100th anniversary to the two brands we strengthen this relationship by car Camaro pace this year, similar to what many argue is the most famous car in history IMS pace, the 1969 Camaro “.
The announcement was made at the Auction 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Classic Car, where a bidder has the opportunity to buy the first of 50 500 Indy Car Festival Committee for a complete product to the Foundation David Foster (Canadian composer organization supporting families of children needing transplants of vital organs).
This is the seventh time in the history of “The Greatest Show of Racing” a Camaro was chosen as pace car (previously in 1967, ’69, ’82, ’93, 2009 and 2010).
Besides the obvious special surface treatment, the interior is trimmed in orange leather, including the headrests of the front seats embossed with the logo of the Indy 500, in contrast with the door panels and dashboard white finish (the latter with the extensions of the outer bands). High-intensity headlights and taillights round special surface treatment.
The color scheme was chosen in homage to the 1969 pace car, which became one of the most collectible in Camaro history.
Equipped with a 400 horsepower V8 engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission, the number of car 2011 SS convertible pace for the race requires no change in performance to do his duty in front of the racetrack.
The 50 committees Festival with cars can have manual or automatic transmission and with the equipment package that includes four 2SS Brembo disc brakes, electronic control of StabiliTrak, a competitive sport mode / which improves performance on the track the launch control (with manual), 20-inch wheels of polished aluminum, performance tires, head-up display and a center console with auxiliary gauge package.
Fake or not, supposed to have an ambulance carried the body of President John F. Kennedy was assassinated after he goes on the block today.
An auctioneer yesterday Scottsdale, Ariz., said he could not confirm the authenticity of the 1963 Pontiac ambulance that it plans to sell about 6 am local time. When he announced the sale, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company said it was the ambulance that was carrying gray coffin Kennedy Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to what is now called the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.
“There is no way of knowing,” Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said in an interview yesterday. “We’ve gone through all the investigations and we are leaving to Bidders”.
The ambulance that carried Kennedy was transferred to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1980. The vehicle was destroyed in 1986 in Boston, said Karen Adler Abramson, chief archivist at the library. She cited the retirement of library staff, photographs and documents as his sources.
“We have strong reasons to believe that the ambulance at the sale is not the real ambulance.” She said by telephone. “I would say that if there is a question about its authenticity, it should not be auctioned.”
The library has requested that an ambulance be destroyed because it would not be a morbid memory of the assassination, “she said.
Adler Abramson said there was “a boost by people” that raised questions about the authenticity of the ambulance. Among those who were professionals in the automotive Society, an antique car club, which posted the documents in the library on the Internet.
The auction house has considered all the documents, including photographs, vehicle identification numbers, and labels and stamping on the car and consultation with outside experts, “said Jackson.
An anesthesiologist Kansas Pontiac collector without reserve or minimum, according to Jackson, consigned the lot.
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