11/29/2016 12:10:57 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson   When the hottest engineers and designers in the automotive business put their heads together, you can be sure something historic will happen. And in this case, it happened several times. The first Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV 1) debuted in 1960, and was created to develop […]

11/22/2016 3:13:48 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson   The L88-equipped Corvette was destined for fame the moment the idea was conceived. And no matter how enthusiastically it was accepted into the stratosphere of performance cars, no one knew at the time it would be a benchmark in this exclusive society for generations to come. […]

11/15/2016 10:23:41 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante Since 1971, Barrett-Jackson has been one of the world’s premiere collector car auction houses. And while each year’s quartet of televised auctions sets records for attendance, sale prices and home viewership, it is important to remember that Barrett-Jackson maintains a showroom in its “hometown” of Scottsdale, Arizona. Stocked […]

11/7/2016 12:50:30 PM

  It would be difficult to imagine a world without automobiles. In terms of America’s contribution to the motoring world, there’s one name that stands out above all others: Henry Ford. The founder of the Ford Motor Company was instrumental in the development of the assembly line technique of mass production, which in effect transformed […]

11/1/2016 2:20:45 PM

  The SEMA Show that takes place every November in Las Vegas is one of the premier automotive specialty products trade events in the world, and draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products together in one place. While many new, innovative products are headlined, it’s the cars on display that really steal the show. […]

10/30/2016 6:12:19 PM

When it comes to tuning cars, it’s safe to say that John Hennessey and his team know what they’re doing. Hennessey has been creating explosive-speed twin-turbo and supercharged Vipers and Corvettes for years, but he unquestionably outdid himself when he built the Venom GT. The back story on the Venom actually dates back to 2007, […]

10/25/2016 2:04:26 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham   Charlie Thomas is a true car guy’s car collector. As a young man he started in the automotive business as a delivery driver at an Oldsmobile dealership, and over the years worked his way up to owning or holding an interest in nearly 50 dealerships. He’s stepped […]

10/24/2016 3:13:54 PM

  When car enthusiasts are asked to come up with suitable candidates for an American automotive designer hall of fame, most will likely draw from the past, citing the likes of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell and Virgil Exner. But in terms of modern-day motorcar designs, there is perhaps no name that stands out more than […]

10/15/2016 10:27:02 PM

The excitement has been building all week – and what a finish it was! Iconic vehicles from the world of pop culture, sleek supercars, cool customs and classics all paraded across the block as car enthusiasts watched either on live international television or in person at the well-received new site layout, all under one roof […]

10/14/2016 10:11:35 PM

  There is always a level of excitement in the Barrett-Jackson auction arena – but nothing beats the enthusiasm and emotion that rock the house whenever a car crosses the block for charity. Such was the case at Day Two of the 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction. The first of two cars for a cause […]

10/14/2016 12:31:14 PM

Throughout the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, including the U.S. Hispanic market, car enthusiasts are now able to tune in to the Las Vegas auction through coverage on Velocity, Discovery Velocity in Canada, Discovery UK, Discovery Turbo UK and Discovery en Español (view entire TV schedule HERE). A couple of familiar faces from the […]

10/14/2016 7:38:16 AM

With a cannon blast of confetti wrapping up an incredible Opening Night Party at Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub overlooking the fabulous Strip, the 9th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction was officially underway. Car enthusiasts streamed into the Mandalay Bay Convention Center the minute the doors opened at 8 a.m., enjoying the new site layout with […]

10/12/2016 12:21:18 PM

It’s a fit like a fine leather glove: Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club and The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®. Just as Barrett-Jackson is much more than just a collector car auction, Spring Mountain Motor Resort (SMMR) is much more than just a racetrack – it’s a complete racing experience built to standards […]

10/10/2016 12:26:49 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson Mixing hindsight and foresight has become the new mantra in the classic car collecting hobby. Our hindsight tells us which cars are worthy of our love and desire, yet our foresight shows us just how much better these cars can actually be. Every generation of new car […]

10/10/2016 9:33:09 AM

As the gates open for the 9th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on Thursday, Oct. 13, guests will find there is much to do even beyond the action on the auction block itself. One new addition to the Las Vegas Auction this year are Barrett-Jackson’s “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposiums. Free of charge to […]

10/7/2016 3:48:02 PM

  Over the years, Nevada’s most famous city has been associated with many things, from its glittering casinos and glamorous entertainment to its neon lights and notorious Mafia ties. But what may come as a surprise is that Las Vegas also has long been a mecca for auto aficionados as well. If you were a […]

10/6/2016 2:31:11 PM

ONCE A CAR GUY, ALWAYS A CAR GUY It’s a life Craig Jackson was born into and one he embraces to this day: that of a “car guy.” He was only 10 years old when he got involved in his first car restoration: a 1939 American Austin Bantam bought for him by his father Russ. […]

10/5/2016 12:19:28 PM

  Sparkling collector cars, fabulous parties and a who’s who list at every event. Barrett-Jackson is widely known for producing “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions,” events that are in a class of their own. But there’s far more to Barrett-Jackson than breathtaking excitement and gleaming paint jobs. Among auction houses, Barrett-Jackson has become a […]

10/4/2016 3:44:49 PM

Celebrities are a special breed of car buyers. In many ways they are surrogates for the rest of us, because they have the means to buy anything we want in our wildest dreams. But like any other car buyer, their needs and tastes are just as different as everyone else’s. There are some very special […]

9/29/2016 2:21:07 PM

Each year at Barrett-Jackson seems to outpace the last, and 2016 is no exception. 90,000 people attended our inaugural Northeast Auction this past June – breaking all records for a three-day Barrett-Jackson event. In an unprecedented move, we had to start limiting daytime general admission ticket sales the first day of the event. Unlike our […]

9/28/2016 2:34:57 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham Few products so thoroughly define their decades like the American cars of the 1950s. The distinct styling of Detroit’s mass-produced chariots color every memory of the period. Often, a rounded and be-chromed car is the first thing that comes to mind when the 1950s is mentioned. In the […]

9/26/2016 11:06:18 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham It takes a real car guy to build a world-class car collection — someone who dreamed about cars from a young age, got his hands dirty and made a living in the world of automobiles. Charlie Thomas is just that type of car guy, and the collection he has […]

9/22/2016 2:28:33 PM

In the late 1970s, a young man named Steve Davis began coming to Barrett-Jackson auctions, usually bringing with him a slew of Mustangs to roll across the block. From an early age, Steve was a Mustang guy, won over after seeing a Rally-Pac on the steering column of an early Mustang. As a kid, he’d […]

9/21/2016 11:08:17 AM

  There are wide and varying opinions on just what, exactly, defines a “supercar.” High-performance, to be sure. Often high-design. Perhaps exotic. But everyone can agree on one point: certain cars are pretty amazing machines that can do tremendous things. Three such cars will be in the spotlight at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. […]

9/20/2016 1:25:54 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante You don’t have to be an automotive expert to know what a Pontiac Firebird is. It helps, but even a novice responds to mention of the Firebird name with excitement and, most likely, a mental image of Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields flying through the air in one. […]