Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our Little Addiction

Barrett Jackson's Scottsdale car auction was held this past week and although I wouldn't call ourselves car enthusiasts we couldn't help but get sucked into watching it for the entire week.  Maybe it's Truman's addiction of cars that has rubbed off on us OR maybe it was a combination of the really cool cars along with the absolutely ridiculous amounts of money the people were bidding to purchase them.

For example, the first picture you see is of a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge that sold for $64,900.  My dad used to have one of these cars when he was younger...sure wish you hadn't sold that one dad.  The next picture is of a 1958 Chevy Corvette (Julie's favorite car is a 1957 Chevy Corvette Stingray) that went for $82,500...chump change!  The next is of one of my favorite cars, a 1971 Dodge Challenger.  It went for $85,800.  Lastly, the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL, went for a cool $2.2 mill.  Throughout the week the auction made over $80 million, a nice little sum in a week I'd say.

So although they're dream cars, that's probably the only place we'll ever own or get to drive our dreams.

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