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Everyone is invited to the the Saleen Inc. 20th Anniversary Party with the Pink Flamingos sponsored by Saleen Inc and the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club. It will be held on Friday April 16th during the 40th Anniversary Mustang Show in Nashville, TN.

For more information about The Pink Flamingos go to www.thepinkflamingos.com

Once I have the details about the 40th show and the Saleen 20th Anniversary Party, I will post the information.

We look forward in seeing everyone at the Party!

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Just wanted to say Thanks to everyone that came to the Pigeon Forge, TN Show. It was a big success with just under 30 Saleens at the show. Steve and Liz were at the show on Saturday and Sunday with Go-Cart-Racing on Saturday night. There will be a new page titled Past Shows which will have pictures from this show and future shows. We should also have a few movies from the Go-Cart-Racing. For all of you that were unable to make it you missed a great show and we hope to see you at the next one.

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Hello folks,

This is to remind folks of the show in Pigeon Forge the first weekend in May. At this time, plans are for Steve and Liz to come to Asheville North Carolina on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. We will have dinner at East Village Grill on Tunnel Road, across from the VA Hospital Wednesday evening. We will meet back at East Village Grill on Thursday morning, May 1st at 9:00 am to drive across the Blue Ridge Parkway, through the Tail of the Dragon to Pigeon Forge, stopping along the way for lunch. This should be an exciting drive as there are 318 turns in 11 miles on the Tail of the Dragon. Check out the website at www.tailofthedragon.com for more information.

We are planning to organize a run for Friday for those who cannot make the Thursday event. We will start from Pigeon Forge as it is only a 35 mile drive. More details about this event will follow.

If you need hotel reservations for Pigeon Forge, please contact me at 828 667-0232 or Debbie at 828 299-8602 or Wayne Mertz at 330 519-5221 for rooms as we have rooms reserved in our names. We will need to know something by Wednesday April 23 or we cannot hold a room for you.

For SOEC members and their guests, How would you like to be nose to nose in Turn 4 going for the checkered flag racing against Steve Saleen, Mustang Enthusiasts, MCA members and other adrenaline addicts at the local Go-Kart Track.

Friday night is the Hospitality Social from 6:00p-8:00pm at the Host Hotel, The Country Inn and Suites. Go-Kart Race Qualifying runs will follow with the Championship Race on Saturday night.

Saturday night is the Family Dinner Show at the Black Bear Theater (contact MCA for reservations) For those who will not attend this function, there will be an SOEC Dinner at the NASCAR CAFE followed by more Go-Kart Racing.

You can e-mail Debbie at soec1@earthlink.net or me at marilyn.peek2@gte.net or Wayne Mertz at Wayne Mertz awmertz@zoominternet.net

Hope to see you in Asheville on April 30.

Marilyn Peek
Membership Chairman

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The Classic Car Market Barometer Sets Eight World Records

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — There was little evidence of a recession in Scottsdale, Arizona, this past weekend as a record number of car collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe descended upon the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, presented by Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep.

An unrivaled selection of historic racecars, award-winning street rods and muscle cars, European sports cars, and American classics were sold on the auction block at the 31st annual edition of what is internationally recognized as the barometer of the industry, and tagged as “The World’s Greatest Classic Car Auction.”

According to Barrett-Jackson President Craig Jackson, this year’s sale clearly demonstrated it was a seller’s market. “Our bidders showed us they are prepared to pay top, and in some cases world record prices, for the very best quality cars,” said Jackson.

Throughout the four-day auction, capacity crowds watched as prices paid on the auction podium skyrocketed and bidders dueled it out over an unparalleled selection of collector cars. “This year’s auction saw top prices paid in nearly all categories of cars,” commented Jackson. “We continued to realize unprecedented prices for high quality hot-rods, and also exceeded a number of previously established world record prices for certain other car models,” continued Jackson.

Record prices were achieved for a 1956 Ford Thunderbird at $109,080; a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS-6 convertible at $172,800; a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette L-78 Roadster at $124,200; and a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible at $86,400. An award-winning 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster known as “Black Jack” topped the extensive list of significant hot rod sales with an unmatched price of $172,800.

Of the nearly 800 cars, and an extensive collection of racing memorabilia consigned to the auction, an impressive 86% of the lots were sold, pushing total sales volume to an unprecedented $26.9 million. The results exceeded last year’s record-breaking auction.

Legends from the motor racing world including Bobby Unser, Danny Sullivan and Parnelli Jones, together with Arizona Diamondback’s Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson, joined television stars Tim Allen and Mark Harmon at Barrett-Jackson as record prices were achieved on the auction block. Baseball Hall of Fame’s Reggie Jackson, together with Cecil “Big Daddy” Fielder were both on the auction platform when avid collectors snatched up each of their rare Chevrolet Camaros. The $48,600 paid for Fielder’s 1969 Camaro COPO was eclipsed by “Mr. October’s” 1967 Camaro COPO that commanded $78,840. A record price was also paid for another example of the soon-to-be-discontinued Camaro, when a collector paid $118,800 for a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Yenko.

The top price paid on the auction block went to the 2000 Saleen S7 Factory Prototype at $432,000, followed by a 1966 Ford GT40 used in the MGM movie “Grand Prix,” at $405,000.

All one hundred and fifty lots from the Race Rock Las Vegas restaurant, a one-of-a-kind automotive collection of race cars and rare racing memorabilia from every form of motorsport, brought over $520,000.

A one-of-a-kind Dodge “American Spirit” Viper Roadster was auctioned at No Reserve for $80,000 with all net proceeds going to benefit the DaimlerChrysler Help the Children Fund. This fund was established to help the children of victims from the events of September 11th.

The Barrett-Jackson auction is an automotive lifestyle event that continues to be one of the most influential worldwide drawing Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, legendary race car drivers, and serious collectors. The auction was also televised live for two days on the Speedvision / Speed Channel television network.

Each year the Barrett-Jackson Auction reaffirms its leadership position in the collector car market by elevating consignment standards, breaking annual records, and serving as the barometer for market trends. A listing of the sales prices can be found at http://www.barrett-jackson.com/auctionresults/byevent.asp and images of the cars sold at the Scottsdale auction can be found on the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com . The 32nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction is scheduled for January 15th – 19th, 2003.

For further information, please contact: Timothy McGrane of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, +1-480-421-6694, ext. 118, emedia@barrett-jackson.com.

SOURCE Barrett-Jackson Auction Company


First American Supercar to Be Offered at Barrett-Jackson Auction In Scottsdale, AZ.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ — The original factory prototype Saleen S7 supercar will be offered for sale at the 31st Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, January 16th – 20th, 2002.

Saleen, Inc., a specialty vehicle manufacturer for 18 years, created the first true American supercar to take on the most exclusive cars in the world with the launch of the Saleen S7. Conceived to combine the performance of a track-only racecar with the driving pleasure of a road car, the S7 incorporates the very best in modern racing motor technology with the best in luxury and creature comforts.

Introduced in August 2000 at the famed Monterey Historic Races, the original Factory Prototype #0001 was used to announce the Saleen S7 road-going supercars and the Saleen S7R racecars.

The aerodynamic carbon-fibre body, tube frame construction, 200 mile-per-hour road going supercar features an aluminum 7-litre engine putting out 550 hp and capable of 0 to 60 in under 4 secs.

The 31st Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, presented by Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, will be held January 17th through January 20th 2002 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. An updated listing and images of the cars consigned to the auction can be found on the company website at; www.barrett-jackson.com .

For further information, please contact Timothy P. McGrane of Barrett-Jackson, +1-480-421-6694 ext 125, emedia@barrett-jackson.com.


Editor Note… From our friends at MustangWorld.com.


Buckle your seat belts! There were some amazing stangs at the ’99 Saleen show. We got some pics from different sections of the show including a supercharged 2000 Saleen Mustang! Let’s cut to the chase and check out the pics:-)

The show took place at Saleen Headquarters in Irvine CA.

[Source: MustangWorld.com]