This year the world-famous Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction pitched up in Reno for the first time, and while it was a fun event to witness, I'll be surprised if they come back next year. Certainly they won't be selling so many immaculate cars without a reserve price any time soon. Not after parting with a show-condition 1960 Bel Air and a very smart '74 Corvette went for a paltry 7K apiece. If Reno proved anything to the Barrett-Jackson folks, it's that the High Rollers hangout elsewhere. To say most of the consignees took a bath would be a understatement. They really suffered the kind of cleansing one can expect following exposure to high levels of radiation, followed by a dozen laps around Lake Tahoe without a swimsuit!
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