2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS NASCAR racer

Teddy Pieper ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

• Campaigned by Jeff Gordon in 14 NASCAR Nextel Cup Races in 2006 and 2007

• Winner of the 2006 USG Sheetrock 400 and 2007 Bank of America 500

Following its retirement from professional racing at the end of the 2007 season, this car was restored to as-raced condition by the Hendrick Motorsports Number 24 team, and it still appears just as it did in 2006 and 2007. This Chevy is perhaps one of the most notable cars from the Read More

1976 Ford F-100 Off-Road Race Truck

Courtesy of Auctions America

This 1976 Ford F-100 was built by Charlie Haga and accomplished Class 8 victories in the 1977 Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Haga built the truck for Frank “Scoop” Vessels in 1976, and the ’77 Baja 500 was an important race to Vessels due to the introduction of BFGoodrich Radial tires for the first time in the off-road racing world. Vessels played a role in the development of the first generation of these tires and looked to benefit from this Read More

1982 Pontiac Trans Am “Pepsi Challenger” Funny car

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• First Funny Car in NHRA history to run 250 mph in the quarter mile; set national record at Baton Rouge, May 1982

• Set national record 5.73 elapsed time at the 1982 U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

• First Funny Car in NHRA history to run in the 5.6-second range: 5.637 seconds, Indy, September 1982

• Posted NHRA National event victories at Montreal and Englishtown, NJ; the 33rd and 34th career wins for Don Prudhomme

• No. 1 qualifier four Read More

1967 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi Under Glass

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• The original 1967 Hurst Hemi Under Glass exhibition wheelstander piloted by Bob Riggle

• Riggle restored the car for collector Bill Sefton, and they campaigned it at exhibitions with Riggle at the wheel

• Regularly on public display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA

• Rear-mounted 426 Hemi engine

• Cragar wheels and Goodyear slicks

1963 Pontiac Lemans Super Duty Factory Lightweight

Courtesy of Russo and Steele

This 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeMans 421 Super Duty Factory Experimental Lightweight is one of six examples produced and it is one of only two remaining. Built on December 12, 1962, at the Pontiac, MI, assembly plant, the purpose-built LeMans coupes were all painted white and given blue interiors with bucket seats.

Pontiac Engineering fitted high-compression dual-quad 421 Super Duty engines connected to unique rear-mounted 4-speed automatic transmissions. All used aluminum front sheet metal and brake drums, acid-dipped bumpers and mounting Read More

2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• One of approximately 90 factory-built

• Identification plate with unique serial number sequence

• Primed and painted body

• 6.1L Hemi engine prepared for drag racing

• Special BIW modified for drag racing and approximately 1,000 lbs lighter than production

• Composite lift-off hood with functional scoop

• Lightweight drag-race-only front-brake assembly

• Lightweight cooling module with electric fan

• Lightweight instrument panel assembly

• Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage

• Manual rack-and-pinion steering

• Polycarbonate door windows

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1946 Dreyer Midget

Courtesy of Bonhams

• 136-ci flathead Ford V8

• Rare Edelbrock speed equipment

• 130 hp

• In/out gearbox

• Live-axle suspension with transverse leaf springs

• Rear-wheel hydraulic drum brake

This Dreyer-Ford was not only a successful racer back in the day, but New Jersey driver John Harris successfully vintage-raced it for decades. It comes equipped with extensive period speed equipment, including twin Stromberg 97 carburetors on an Edelbrock intake manifold and Edelbrock alloy heads.

The Jahar Racing Midget is authentic and Read More

1968 Jim Davis Dragster “Blood, Sweat & Nitro”

Courtesy of Brian Crawford

Top Fuel terror

The Blood, Sweat & Nitro Top Fuel dragster is the only surviving original Jim Davis chassis with a full aluminum body by the famous Jack Hagemann. Driver Gary Ritter terrorized the competition with this car at drag strips such as Famoso, Half Moon Bay, Lions, OCIR, Irwindale, Sears Point, Carlsbad and Fresno. Fremont Drag Strip was the car’s home track, and Ritter took home his share of trophies.

While attending the 2005 Hot August Nights event with Read More

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