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Jan 14

Cars: April Rose Becomes ‘Black Beauty’ For Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

April Rose stands by at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

April Rose stands by at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction kicks off tonight, with 36 hours of live television coverage on the FOX family of channels.

And one of our on-air personalities has a new look for 2014 that might make you do a double take on this broadcast.

You may not recognize her at first but it’s our April Rose debuting a new paint job she calls “black beauty.” From blonde to brunette she can’t go wrong!

Jan 14

Cars: Three Vehicles To Watch At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale — Tuesday Update

This 2013 Ford Mustang auctioning for a cause near and dear to Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson’s heart. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This 2013 Ford Mustang is auctioning for a cause near and dear to the heart of Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Every day at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we’re going to pick some unique cars to feature that catch our collective editorial eye at FOXSports.com.

Some will be expensive, some funky, some strange and some exotic. The common denominator is they will all be fun and they will all be interesting.

Jan 14

SX: The Holeshot — 22 Takeaways From Phoenix Round 2

Ryan Villopoto scored a huge win in Phoenix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Villopoto scored a huge win in Phoenix. (Photo: Getty Images)

The second round of the 2014 season saw Ryan Villopoto’s return to prominence, but also a breakout ride by Justin Brayton. The first two weeks of competition have produced a lot of great action already as riders look to settle into a groove.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

Jan 14

F1: Mansour Ojjeh Takes Time Off From McLaren Role

Mansour Ojjeh is no longer a director of the McLaren Group. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mansour Ojjeh is no longer a director of the McLaren Group. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mansour Ojjeh has relinquished his role as a director of the McLaren Group, and has been replaced by his younger brother Aziz, his partner in the TAG organization.

Ojjeh had a double lung transplant late last year after battling IPF lung disease, and thus it’s perhaps no surprise that he is cutting back on his business commitments. He has been a low-key but important player in F1 for more than 30 years.

Jan 14

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Mercedes-Benz created the gold standard in collectible sports cars with their always-coveted 1955 300SL gullwing coupe. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Mercedes-Benz created the gold standard in collectible sports cars with the always-coveted 1955 300SL gullwing coupe. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Article by Roger C. Johnson

Since Mercedes-Benz is credited with producing the very first automobile, it should be no surprise that the company also created the gold standard in collectible sports cars with their always-coveted 1955 300SL gullwing coupe.

To fully appreciate this amazing machine, the mid-‘50s, a magical period for the auto industry, should be taken into account. Consider the sparked enthusiasm of engineers and designers who were finally given the chance to create peacetime products based on the staggering manufacturing knowledge gained over the previous decade and a half. As a result, world-class automotive power and style were suddenly available.

Iconic cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird and the Chrysler 300 all debuted during this period. Each left indelible marks on the industry. Yet the 300SL Mercedes gullwing coupe has maintained a status that continues to outshine the rest of the best.