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Little “Daisy” went across the block at the Mecum Monterey Auction on Sunday, August 15

By Doug Stokes

Thu, Aug 19, 2021 07:57 PM PST

As was expected, the singularly unique car was an instant sensation in a house crammed to the rafters with car aficionados who really thought that they had seen it all. Needless to relate, Daisy was the subject of some very spirited bidding. When the smoke cleared and the auctioneer's hammer was slammed down and the word “SOLD” reverberated through the hall, the tote board flashed out the price for this one at just over two and a half million dollars.

The sale ranked as the third-highest of the high-flying weekend at Monterey with only a nine hundred and forty horsepower 2014 Ferrari “La Ferrari” selling for $3,410,00 and a 1967 model 427 Shelby Cobra fetching higher bids, the latter seeing a bid of $2,860,000 taking it. All in all a remarkable day for a very special car … one that we actually had some fun with locally at Irwindale Speedway - well ... fun watching, hanging out with the designers, the engineers, and Mister Shelby … even if not driving...

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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