By Mark Weisseg
This amazing car has been at the Barrett Jackson public sale a few weeks ago. The car had a hold and it did not sell. No one but the owner knows the actual reserve was so I speculate it was quite a bit. But this particular car known as the “ Cheetah” was certainly something particular. I would guess this vehicle will sell in the future for some collector who has very serious pockets. But that is not exactly what this article is about. What it really is all about is – Rain.
I was there almost all week for the big public sale. People watching, note acquiring, picture taking and just wanting to keep track of everything. The weather has been awful for my preferences that week. It rained on and off nearly every day other than the last Saturday and Weekend. Those two days were a little cloudy but very cool for the desert area. In fact , the particular Friday just before Super Sunday as the locals call it had been an awful weather day. This rained and rained plus rained.
After that, the winds kicked upward and between winds as much as 40 mph and the tough rain it was down right unpleasant. However , I was trying to remain positive and managed to possess a good time. But , I discovered something in the making right before ALL the cars came on the stage. The cars had been driven from where these were parked whether under the tents or in the huge WestWorld building to a staging region. Once there all the cars had been wiped down and washed up one more time before striking the big lights and digital cameras. Now, did you read through what I just wrote? I actually wrote it slower so that you could read it reduced so you would engage your mind.
The cars, almost all of them except the ones upon Saturday and Sunday obtained drenched in rain drinking water. What happens to all these unique cars in the future? Meaning obviously should the owner of some of these cars refrain from the standard series we read all the time? Certainly not been in the rain, snowfall, etc…. we see that slang all the time. You and I know it’ s nearly impossible to be accurate that any car associated with any era can never become caught in the rain. When it comes to this auction if the vehicle was in one of the massive tents it had to be driven a brief distance to get under the workplace set ups area canopy. Then the vehicle was wiped down, powered on stage, bid on, and then pressed off the stage back into the particular rain. Once off digital camera the car(s) were restarted and driven back to exactly where they came from. So much regarding ” never been in the particular rain” story. However short the cars were in the rainfall. Truth in advertising we have been told and yet most of us realize there is some give in that will statement.
Today, back to the Cheetah. It’ s one of one and am will bet someone can pay bags full of money for this. To say it is a cool vehicle is like saying the Beatles were an average band.
Well, that is this my friends. The truth about water plus cars. I go to a lot of shows in the spring with the fall and there is always that will group that claims right now there car has never been in the rainfall, or the snow, or in no way smoked in and of course consistently adult driven. Put your own rain coat on plus storm boots as I really feel a storm brewing.
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