The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
is worth seeing.
So we did! My wife and I made the trip to Scottsdale, and
the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
Auction, for the first time in several years. My, how things have changed!
The last time I went to see all those beautiful cars,
things were much smaller. That includes Scottsdale, the freeways, the number of
cars, and the prices.
This year's auction was huge, entertaining,
educational... and fun. Barrett-Jackson bills this as the "World's Greatest Collector
Car Event." It truly is an event... much more than an auction.
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The main tent houses several hundred vendors, selling all
manner of things automotive. There's paintings, prints, and sculpture...
and collector pieces ranging from scale miniatures, to kid's old pedal cars, to
old gas pumps and signs, to clothing and jewelry. And outside the main tent
there are many other vendors selling auto-related goods and services.
At the other end of the main tent resides some of the fine
to be sold at this event. There are a number of real beauties here.
In the middle of the huge main tent is the auction
stage, and seating for a few thousand bidders and observers. This is where the
intense, high-dollar action takes place... but you can wander the many, many
rows of cars outside the big tent, and still listen to the sales action on the
speakers placed throughout the grounds.
You'll need to wander the grounds to see most of the great cars to be sold.
It's certainly worth the small effort required. You'll be able to see cars here
that you've only heard, or read about. There is automotive history in
each of the auxiliary tents, and in the rows of cars parked between all those
Did I mention the food and beverage vendors. From simple
sandwiches with lemonade - to fine dining and drinking. This is where you can find
a party after the sun goes down. And after the sun goes down is when the
largest number of attendees make their appearance.
As I said earlier, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
Event is worth going to see... and experience. Enjoy the fine cars,
and the other fine people appreciating the cars. It truly is an event!
If you go... the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
auction is held at Westworld in Scottsdale. Westworld is located
near the Loop 101 freeway and Pima Road. Use the link above to get ticket and
If you're not able to make it down there this year... maybe next year.
A Google search using
the keyword phrase collector car (or your favorite old car's name) will
display a variety of resources. Be sure to notice the relevant ads down the right side... those are resources
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