NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick also owns a booming vintage car business and he’s been known to buy and sell the best of the best in classic muscle cars. Hendrick is selling more than 20 cars at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and he’ll doubtless be buying a few as well.Barrett-Jackson, Cars
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Oklahomans John and Hayden Groendyke of Groendyke Transport specialize in collecting Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg Classics. But a few years ago, Hayden was bitten by the Hot Rod bug. The result is this stunning Marmon V16 fenderless low-boy roadster, conceived as a father/son project. There was no overriding reason to build it…essentially, the Groendykes just wanted to see if it could be done.
Hayden started by contacting his father’s pal, Richard Atwell, who offered up a stack of rare 1931 Marmon parts: 145-inch wheelbase frame, front and rear axles, semi- elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, 16-inch drum brakes, steering box, steering column and steering wheel. The 3-speed synchromesh transmission, driveshaft and, of course, the magnificent V16 engine are also Marmon.Barrett-Jackson, Cars
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a lot in common with the folks hanging out this weekend in the Valley of the Sun.
The NBA legend, one of the sport’s greatest players of all time, was at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Friday, where he purchased a 1948 Packard. “It was made about the time I was born,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I was born in 1947 and it kind of reminds me of the old days.”Barrett-Jackson, Cars