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Jan 10

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — 1954 Plymouth Belmont

(Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

(Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Everyone’s familiar with the concept cars designed by Chrysler and built by Ghia of Italy in the early 1950s. But not everyone knows that several Chrysler concepts were built much closer to home. One of them is the 1954 Plymouth Belmont, a fiberglass-bodied, V8-powered, two-seat roadster included in the Salon Collection at this 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction.

The Plymouth Belmont was produced in Detroit, not Italy, and not only is it part of automotive history, but the Belmont was also something of a movie star, with roles in three Hollywood films.

Jan 9

Cars: Classic Cars At The Barrett-Jackson Auction

“Jaw-dropping” might be the best way to describe this 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, one of five built at a cost of $10,000 each new. Back in the day, that was as astronomical as its 115 mph top speed. No wonder it brought $2.2 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2012. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

“Jaw-dropping” might be the best way to describe this 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, one of five built at a cost of $10,000 each new. Back in the day, that was as astronomical as its 115 mph top speed. No wonder it brought $2.2 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2012. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

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Click here for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on-air schedule. Watch the action live on the FOX family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels.

Jan 9

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500

Lightweight, sporty and technically advanced, the 6C series was a major boost for Alfa Romeo as it established itself as Europe’s most exciting manufacturer of sports and racing cars. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Lightweight, sporty and technically advanced, the 6C series was a major boost for Alfa Romeo as it established itself as Europe’s most exciting manufacturer of sports and racing cars. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

This stunning 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta is one of just 13 examples with coachwork designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the city in which Alfa Romeo was also based. Its rarity and exceptional beauty make Chassis No. 915030 one of Touring’s great stylistic masterpieces, taking the streamlining ethos that become prominent in the late 1930s and turning it into a piece of artwork.

From the steeply canted front grille and fenders to the sloping sculpture of the rear aspect, the Alfa’s dramatic style and proportions speak to the timelessness of great design. The car is presented here in Barrett-Jackson’s exclusive Salon Collection for the 2014 Scottsdale collector car auction.

Jan 8

Cars: Photos Of The European Cars At Barrett-Jackson

The perfect car for those warm summer night cruises, the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder just couldn’t be any sexier. It sold at last year’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction for $178,200. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The perfect car for those warm summer night cruises, the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder just couldn’t be any sexier. It sold at last year’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction for $178,200. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

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Click here for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on-air schedule. Watch the action live on the FOX family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels.

Jan 8

Cars: Childhelp ‘Drive The Dream’ Gala To Honor 1964 Le Mans Victory

Ford-powered Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. (Photo: Courtesy of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving)

Ford-powered Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. (Photo: Courtesy of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving)

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts, and ChildHelp, the nation’s largest organization for abused and neglected children, announced Wednesday that the 10th Annual ChildHelp Drive the Dream Gala will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Shelby American Le Mans victory on Jan. 11 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. The celebration will include a panel discussion during the day with a special cocktail, dinner and display of the Ford-powered Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe with the Ferrari GTO that it narrowly beat at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., that evening.