Friday, December 4, 2009

BlackTop Nationals Event coming to Wichita, KS

For immediate press release

BlackTop Nationals to turn Wichita into ultimate car, truck and motorcycle show venue

(Wichita, Kan.) The largest city in Kansas will be transformed into one of the ultimate car, truck and motorcycle show venues during the BlackTop Nationals set for Aug. 26-29, 2010. The event is designed to be a memorable automotive experience while raising money for Wichita-based and national charities.

More than just a car show, BlackTop Nationals welcome the nation’s top customizers and restoration experts to compete for a total purse of up to $100,000.00. Organizers project between 2,000-4,000 automobiles and 3,000-5,000 motorcycles with expected crowds to be over 100,000 for the four day event, that will line the historic streets of downtown Wichita.

“We want to incorporate the best aspects of motorcycle rallies and car shows to create a national-quality event that the entire family can enjoy,” said Rick Nuckolls, BlackTop Nationals co-founder. “The fact that it will take place in the middle of the country will make it easy to come from all points in the United States.

BlackTop Nationals will feature:
• Concourse judging Cars and Motorcycles
• Collector vehicle auction
• Drifting competition
• Two cruise nights on Historical Douglas Ave.
• A four-day car build for sale at the collector auction
• Autocross competition
• Outdoor Space for more than 400 vendors
• Open fair with over 200 vendors
• Children’s activities
• Multiple Motorcycle events

For registration information, go online to

Stephanie Flaming
National Director
BlackTop Nationals

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2009 Barrett-Jackson top results

Here are the top seller at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, AZ.:

The top 10 cars sold in Scottsdale include:
1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor airplane – $1.21 million (Lot #1307)
1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible “Production No. 1” – $660,000 (Lot #1295)
1996 Buick Custom “Blackhawk” – $522,500 (Lot #1303)
1970 Plymouth Superbird custom tribute – $501,100 (Lot #1289)
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR “Jeff Gordon’s” – $500,000 (Lot #1274)
2005 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo 2-door coupe – $412,500 (Lot #1305)
2009 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet prototype – $375,000 (Lot #1333.1)
2010 Chevrolet Camaro “First Retail Production” – $350,000 (Lot #1316)
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 COPO coupe – $319,000 (Lot #1277.1)
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko COPO coupe – $297,000 (Lot #1278)
“The Scottsdale auction was a success on many levels,” added Jackson. “People are already asking for bidder and consignment applications for our Palm Beach event in April. Everyone involved in this fantastic week would agree that the collector car hobby continues to be healthy.”

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2009 Barrett-Jackson Highlights on Friday

Friday was a special day at Barrett-Jackson for all of us in the Motor'n TV group. A special press conference featuring Darrell Gwynn and Bill Goldberg (host for the upcoming Bullrun TV show on speed) was one to remember. Darrell spoke about his charity and how the money from his foundation is used to give children from needy families the wheelchairs they desperately need for their spinal cord and other medical challenges. Darrell is one special person! Bill spoke of how a gentleman named Rick Bonner wanted to help Darrell's foundation and donated a 1970 Plymouth Satellite. Bill took the idea and ran with it - and tonight (Saturday) you will see lot #1289, a very special 1970 Superbird recreation! Check it out - a very special car for a very special Darrell Gwynn foundation! Bill Goldberg is to be congratulated for all his outstanding efforts on getting the car done and his passion to help Darrell!

Also, last night we were fortunate to be sitting in the right place at the right time. A wonderful couple from Medford, Oregon, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Miles sat right in front of us at the auction. I could tell they were interested in Lot #984 - a very special 1957 Chevy, in fact it was the first 1957 Chevy built! We saw him signal to Angelo, one of the Barrett-Jackson ringman or spotters. Angelo came over and here came the '57 on the auction block. I will never forget the next 5 minutes! It was electrifying! When the car hit $80,000 there were just two bidders - the couple in front of us and a bidder near the stage. The crowd all around us was clapping, and shouting words of encouragement. When the bid hit $100,000 everyone was on their feet and our bidder was determined. With his wife at his side he kept nodding yes and it was like a prize fight, both determined to come out on top! By now, SpeedTV cameras were right there, everyone around clapping, yelling and when the gavel came down at $150,000 and our couple won the bid the place erupted!! It was like your favorite college basketball team hit the winning shot at the buzzer - it was that loud! Two things then occurred that I thought was a touch of class. First, Frank Upton from Motor'nTV who was supposed to be sitting with us saw the action and took pictures of this couple during the action, winning the bid and signing for the car etc.. Frank is getting those pictures for the Miles as these will be priceless for the family! Kudos to Frank for a great "heads up"! Shortly thereafter Spanky the head auctioneer who was actually the one selling the car, came out in the bidders area and congratulated them. Both actions by Frank and Spanky was a touch of class! After things calmed down a bit, I turned to Lloyd and he told me he was getting worried because they travelled all the way from Oregon in hopes of buying this car and he was approaching his credit limit when the gavel came down! He and is wife were elated. Congratulations to the Miles! We were proud to be there and share the experience with them. Another Barrett-Jackson moment that can only be experienced by being here!

Rick Nux

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction at Scottdate AZ

Wow, the one a kind GM concept vehicles are something to see! If you're into racing, GM brought the Cadillac LMP Lemans car (Lot #1607), the Camaro Trans Am car (Lot # 1620), the Oldsmobile Aurora IRL Race car cut-away (Lot # 1588) and the Pontiac GTO GM Performance Parts Drag Car (Lot #1603). Check it out on SpeedTV on Sunday!

The trend continues - as there's lots of highly collectible classic muscle cars here at Barrett-Jackson. Mustangs and Corvettes are strong as are the 'big cruisers' - classic american iron cars are holding strong values!
Rick Nux

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Motor'n TV First Day Barrrett-Jackson Auction

The conference started with a pass meeting with Gary Barrett Vice-President of Barrett-Jackson.
Gary noted that despite the extreme recession, Barrett-Jackson had a record Tuesday! It appears the collector car sales are very strong! Another buzz of the show is the 229 cars brought this year from General Motors! Concept Cars - All one of a kind! Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, personally bought the Alpha/Beta C5 Concept Cars on stage Wednesday night. Oh, by the way, it's another 75 degree day in Phoenix - Let me see, golf or Barrett-Jackson?
Rick Nuckolls

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2009 Motor'n TV
The New 2009 Motor'n TV is almost completed. We will have several new features including New Video, New Daily posting featuring photos of the events or products and we are very excited about ECommence coming to Motor'n TV. So please stay tune to for a great new year of exciting new programing here at Motor'n TV.

Best Regards, Frank Upton

Director of Media

Monday, December 1, 2008

Motor'n TV goes over the 1,000,000 mark

Motor'n TV goes over the 1,000,000 mark for the month of November. This is the first time in Motor'n TV history that it has reached this mark, in a one-month period. The Motor'n TV website is making many changes for the 2009 season. We will be featuring video highlights of all kinds of automotive car shows to trade shows, and racing events from around the country. If you have a special automotive or race events that you would like to see Motor'n TV attend, please contact Frank at 316 371-3000, or email us at We are also going to be adding E-Commerce to our website, where we will trying to bring the best prices on items of automotive interest directly to you. This has been a banner year for Motor'n TV with a 23% growth so far this year in viewers. I would like to make a special thank my associate and TV co-host, Jay Wyckoff, for all of his help and great suggestions on the new direction we've taken Motor'n TV. Without which, our tremendous success would not be possible. In 2009 we will make a special announcement about Motor'n TV that will be of great interest to all our fans.Tune in daily for the upcoming announcement from Motor'n TV. Motor'n TV would like to thank all of our fans for making this the best month ever in Motor'n TV history.
Best regards, Motor'n TV
Frank Upton