Famous Racers Join the Houston Classic Auction

The Houston Classic Auction to take place on May 2 is believed to be a unique event not only because of the cars that are meant to go under the hammer but also because of its special guests.

Famous Corvette racers Dick Guldstrand and Delmo Johnson will be present at the event with some of their race cars that made history on the tracks. Among the famous racing cars to be auctioned at the event, we note the “8 ball Cobra killer”, a singular 1965 Roadster owned and raced by Herb Caplan alongside Dick Guldstrand,  the ex- Alan Sevadijian, John Mecum 1967/74 Chevrolet Corvette “Delmo Johnson” Race Car and the ex-Bob Mouat 1957 Chevrolet Corvette COPO Race Car.

“We are honored that these gentlemen, whose careers have been so synonymous with the evolution of the Chevrolet Corvette as a racing icon, will be joining us at this year’s Houston Classic Auction”, said John Kruse, Managing Partner. “We are equally delighted to welcome the daughter of another racing hero, Herb Caplan, who in the spirit of the occasion will be wearing her parents racing overalls on the day, alongside her husband”.

Apart from these Corvettes, the Houston Classic Auction also includes various American sports and muscle cars like a 1969 Shelby GT 500 SCJ Drag- Pack Fastback, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, four-speed 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible and 1968 ½ Ford Mustang R Code.

What's more, at the auction, collectors can find the 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that starred in the movie "Smokey and the Bandit".

But these are only a few names of the models to go under the hammer at the Houston Classic Auction. So if you happen to be a classic car collector, make sure you don't miss the event!
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