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Rick Tavel Guest Contributor

Rick Tavel is a freelance automotive journalist and an avid car enthusiast. Though he spent his professional career as a business executive now retired he devotes his time to writing, organizing Corvette events, and consulting for his company, R/TCorvetteConsultants. He is currently working on a book about the significance and development of the C5 Fixed Roof Coupe. Along with his book, he is also working on a registry for these cars. He currently owns a show quality survivor Trans Am, a Corvette C5 FRC and a Corvette C6 coupe.


This year’s first two big auctions, held days apart on opposite coasts, provided two very different experiences for sellers, buyers, and fans

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The 2014 auction season kicks off with a title fight between the two biggest names in Corvette consignment – Barrett-Jackson and Mecum!

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A car is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it. And in the case of the Harley Earl 1963 Corvette, that price was $1.5M, a long way from a world’s record.

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Earlier this year, a 1967 L88 Corvette set a new record at auction, selling for $3.2 million. Could Harley Earl’s personal custom 1963 convertible eclipse that price in Chicago this October?

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Separated by sixty miles, the Woodward Dream Cruise takes place along several miles of Woodward Avenue spanning several Detroit suburbs, while the Back to the Bricks event consumes the entire downtown of Flint, Michigan. Both have supporting Corvette-themed events that are not to be missed…

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Dispelling the recent rumors that the new C7 Corvette Stingray’s starting price will be approaching or topping $70K, Alan Taylor, automotive journalist and TV personality, said the new Corvette Convertible will retail for about $60K.

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January is a hot month for car collectors, with multiple high-profile auctions going on across the country. But behind the stage lights, TV coverage, and million dollar cars, the world of collector car auctions is still a place where it’s possible to find the right ride for the right price, if you know the game.

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The Barrett-Jackson auctions are a must-attend for any true car nut, even if you’re just window shopping and never bid. But how does a first-timer survive the sensory overload with sanity intact? Read on and find out…

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