Jim’s Blog: The Best Buy in Arizona

The Arizona auctions are now complete. The ACC team has returned back to HQ, and we’re working on making sense of the numbers that came out of last week’s sales. This year’s totals highlight some interesting trends and tell us a few things about the market — and that’s stuff you’ll be able to read in the next issue of ACC, which we’re building right now.

In the meantime, I’d like to know what you thought of this year’s auctions. Read More

Jim’s Blog: New Year Resolutions

The collector car year is just about to start in a big way, with Kissimmee already underway this week and Scottsdale kicking off with Barrett-Jackson on Saturday. We’ll know soon just how much McQueen’s Mustang is worth, and what the trends are for 2020 out of the desert.

But before all that, it’s time to take a second and think about what the new year can bring for you and your cars. What are your new Read More

Jim’s Blog: What’s McQueen’s Mustang Worth?

By now you’ve probably seen the news that the Bullitt Mustang is heading to auction at Mecum Kissimmee in a few weeks. 

The car, VIN 8R02S125559, is a 1968 Mustang GT 390. It’s Highland Green, fitted with a 4-speed, and still looks just as it did when it tore up the streets of San Francisco while trying to lose that black ’68 Charger. It’s basically untouched from its movie look after a long life with Read More

Jim’s Blog: Three More Holiday Gifts

Last week, I listed out three holiday gifts for the car person on your list. Still need more ideas? Here are a couple more items to consider for your car friends — or for yourself.

Mychanic pod light

This is a great tool for a lot of reasons, but the soft, magnetic base makes this perfect for underhood fixes. Stick it to the fender, or the inner fender liner, or to the bottom of the hood and point the light Read More