Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson waves the flag as $1 million is raised for the Armed Forces Foundation. (Photo: Carey Spencer/Best Digital Shots)

Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson waves the flag as $1 million is raised for the Armed Forces Foundation. (Photo: Carey Spencer/Best Digital Shots)

There was high drama to open the action Saturday at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction, as a Cessna scout plane and a military truck raised $1 million for the Armed Forces Foundation.

AFF President Patricia Driscoll delivered an impassioned introduction about the charity’s work and the bidding quickly hit $750,000 before the hammer fell. Other auction attendees contributed an additional $250,000 bringing the total raised to $1 million.

That made it the first $1 million sale of the auction, with more to come as Super Saturday rolls on live on FOX until 5 p.m. ET and then the National Geographic Channel until midnight.

The 1948 Dodge M37 crosses the auction block. (Photo: Carey Spencer/Best Digital Shots)

The 1948 Dodge M37 crosses the auction block. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

A look at the Cessna scout plane and 1948 Dodge M37. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

A look at the Cessna scout plane and 1948 Dodge M37. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)