Understanding Auction Results  
and Market Trends

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bill Stephens has been involved on just about every level of automotive and motorsports television since 1989. He has served as an on-camera host, feature reporter and pit reporter for essentially every major television network which devotes a portion of its programming to motorsports, and his widely-read feature articles and commentaries can be seen in ESPN The Magazine, Autoweek and on  

He is a published author whose three books on the lives of legendary racecar drivers “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, and Kenny Bernstein have become must-reads for anyone who loves automobile racing. He is an award-winning producer, writer, and voice-over talent whose work can still be seen and heard from coast to coast on numerous automotive programs now in overseas syndication such as the hit series, Wild About Wheels.     

For more information about Bill please visit him at

  • What initiated the “Muscle Car” phenomenon?
  • What were the cultural ingredients that fueled the high-performance craze in Detroit?
  • What cars were most responsible for launching this new market segment?
  • How much did these cars originally cost when new?
  • How much were these cars worth when the “Energy Crisis” arrived in the early 1970’s?
  • What was the event most responsible for touching off the collector car boom in the late 1980’s?
  • What were the values of the same Muscle Cars which had begun the “Factory Horsepower Wars” in the mid-1960’s?
  • What was the next economic shift which has recently impacted the values of the most popular Muscle Cars?
  • What can we expect to see happen to those values as we move forward?
  • What cars have the greatest investment potential in the current Muscle Car marketplace?
  • Q&A