About Barrett-Jackson's Classic Car Show and Auction:
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company holds the world-famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Arizona annually in January. Whether you are in the market for a world-class classic car or just enjoy looking at them the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is not to be missed.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the "World’s Greatest Classic Car Event" in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The event takes place at Westworld in Scottsdale. Exits are off the Loop 101. It can get crowded during the Barrett-Jackson events. The B-J website has a map of places to park.
The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction takes place annually in January. For specific dates, see their website.
Tickets can be purchased online. Often local car dealerships offer tickets in return for test driving a new car.
More Than a Classic Car Auction:
The Barrett-Jackson offers a no reserve auction of car memorabilia. In 2008, they offer an unusual assortment of cars in the "Monster Garage."
Food and Drink:
For food and drink, head to "The Garage." Live entertainment, fashion, food and fun. The Garage Patio offers a perfect view of the finest cars in the world heading to the auction block. Located onsite, adjacent to the staging lanes.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction originated in 1971 when classic car enthusiasts Thomas Barrett and Russ Jackson held a sale in Scottsdale to reduce the size of their individual collections. Barrett's Mercedes 770 Phaeton sold for $153,000, a price that captured the attention of collectors worldwide. This sale, and the event itself, thrust the Barrett-Jackson name into international prominence. Since then it has grown to become what many consider to be the premier event on the auction calendar.
2007 Articles and Photos:
The 2007 event was amazing. With Carroll Shelby's personal Cobra being sold for a record $5 Million, the the refurbished CNN Hummer, "Warrior One," bringing in $1 Million for charity, one can only guess at what 2008 will bring. See our 2007 photos and articles.