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Sep 25

Barrett-Jackson: In Honor Of Roger Frank

In Honor of Roger Frank

(Photo: Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson)

The scene was a familiar one, the sale of a special collector car at Barrett-Jackson with all proceeds going to charity. Also familiar was the smiling face of Roger Frank, a longtime Barrett-Jackson regular who was on the podium at last year’s Las Vegas auction to help sell off his all original 1955 Chevrolet 210 to benefit the Barrett-Jackson Cancer Research Fund at TGen, in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson, and Festival of Hope in Scottsbluff, Nebr., Frank’s hometown.

But among those cheering the charity auction at Vegas, only a few knew just how special this sale really was. While raising funds for cancer research through the sale of his ’55 Chevy, Frank was also battling his own cancer demons. Yet there he was, grinning and having a great time as once again, he gave his all to help others.

Sep 25

‘Hometown Hottie’ April Rose Gearing Up For Barrett-Jackson

'Hometown Hottie' April Rose and Barrett-Jackson Auction

‘Hometown Hottie’ April Rose at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: FOX Sports)

In addition to being a crowd favorite and familiar face at Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions, Chicago native April Rose can be seen in Happy Madison’s ‘Grown Ups2′ July 2013 premier.

But that’s only a small part of her story, which this gallery helps tell.

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Rose hosts and writes Maxim magazine’s weekly show, ‘Maximum Exposure,’ was featured on the cover of Maxim’s first Canadian issue, and was ranked No. 82 on Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list of the world’s most beautiful women for 2012.

Sep 25

F1 Owner CVC In The Race To Buy IMG

F1 Owner CVC In The Race To Buy IMG

F1 Owner CVC In The Race To Buy IMG. (Photo: Getty Images)

Back in June it was first reported that F1 Group co-owner CVC Capital was interested in bidding for IMG, the long established sports management and media group.

Last week more details emerged, with the UK’s Sky TV linking CVC to a consortium that includes Bahrain’s Mumtalakat (a shareholder in McLaren) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (backer of the country’s Grand Prix). They are reportedly aiming for a 60/20/20 ownership split.

Sep 25

A Big Year For Corvette At Barrett-Jackson

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LOT 744, 2009 CORVETTE ZR1 (Photo: Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson)

This just might be the biggest year in the history of the Corvette, Chevrolet’s halo car since its launch on June 30, 1953.

Not only is 2013 the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, but last week, Chevrolet began shipping to dealers its newest version of the two-seat sports car, the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. Also known as the C7, short for seventh-generation, the 2014 ‘Vette has received overwhelmingly positive reviews in the automotive press.

Barrett-Jackson On FOX

Vintage Corvettes, of course, have long been a staple of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, and they will be again this week in Las Vegas, during the Sept. 26-28 event at Mandalay Bay, which will be televised on the FOX family of networks.