1/19/2018 11:30:40 PM

  More than 300 collector cars crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event on Friday, but two in particular, both selling for charity, created quite a buzz – and for very different reasons. Fresh from its exciting reveal at the Detroit Auto Show this past Sunday, the 2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT (Lot #3006) roared […]

1/18/2018 10:22:25 PM

  When it comes to trends at Barrett-Jackson this year, it certainly seems that pickups are popular, consistently bringing in strong prices all week. The busy auction arena had its first surprise star of the day today early in the afternoon, when a beautiful 1971 Chevrolet K10 Custom Pickup (Lot #701) decked out in Butterscotch […]

1/17/2018 10:46:56 PM

  The world watched collector cars cross the block while anticipation continued to build as Barrett-Jackson reached its midway point today, with the Discovery Channel broadcasting five hours of all the excitement live to an international television audience. A total of 365 vehicles crossed the block on Wednesday, from high-powered motorcycles and vintage tractors to […]

1/16/2018 9:48:56 PM

  The collector cars understandably get a lot of attention, but every day at a Barrett-Jackson event starts off with the auction of some impressive pieces of the past. At this morning’s Automobilia Auction, history was made as an extremely rare circa 1939 Husky Gasoline service station sign (Lot #8901) sold for an incredible $149,500 […]

1/16/2018 1:54:55 PM

  On Sunday afternoon, the team at Barrett-Jackson learned of the passing of a legend: Dan Gurney. He was the first man to win the world’s four major racing classifications: Formula One, IndyCar, Sports Cars and NASCAR. His incredible career behind the wheel spanned 312 events in 20 countries, and saw him head to the […]

1/15/2018 8:07:25 PM

  After a rousing Opening Night Gala on Sunday evening, the auction portion of the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event got underway today, with more than 300 pieces of authentic automobilia and nearly 100 collector vehicles bringing the gavel down in front of an arena packed with bidders – unprecedented for a Monday. From brightly colored […]

1/14/2018 7:39:04 PM

    Perfect weather enticed plenty of guests to WestWorld of Scottsdale today to enjoy a first look at all the collector cars and automobilia shined up and ready to roll for the beginning of the auction action on Monday. There was certainly no lack of things to do and see, with the Dodge Thrill […]

1/14/2018 9:30:36 AM

  Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction is now under way! If you are headed to the event, here is some useful information to help you navigate the world-famous automotive lifestyle event. The entire event runs for nine days, from Saturday, January 13, through Sunday, January 21. More than 1,700 cars and 1,100 automobilia items will […]

1/13/2018 5:43:42 PM

  Car enthusiasts of all ages streamed into WestWorld of Scottsdale for the kickoff of Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction, with kids 12 and under getting in free on QuikTrip Family Value Day. The day also served as a Preview Day, with most of the collector cars and a wealth of authentic automobilia on display […]

1/12/2018 2:04:21 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante     What’s a NASCAR Hall of Famer doing with an El Camino? “I’ve always loved how Chevy combined the comfort of a Chevelle with the utility of a C10 pickup, and in particular, I totally dig the 1966 body style most of all,” says racing legend Rusty […]

1/12/2018 12:25:07 PM

Written by Chris Griggs     The American pickup: starting from humble origins as a no-nonsense workhorse with a very practical purpose. The only people that had one were those with a genuine need, like delivering goods for their business or hauling hay on the farm – but as the years went on, perceptions changed. […]

1/11/2018 11:28:03 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     From its public debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1961, the Jaguar XKE has delighted both skilled drivers and those who appreciate fine design, elegance and style in a high-performance sports car. The original Jaguar XKE, or E-Type as it was known, dazzled the […]

1/11/2018 10:26:35 AM

  It’s no simple task satisfying the cravings of more than 300,000 hungry souls during the nine-day World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction – but Barrett-Jackson has you covered! The finest offerings come forth for the grand invitation-only Opening Night Gala. Here, top-tier bidders, consignors, VIP guests and sponsors will be treated to the best from […]

1/10/2018 12:40:14 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     Army Air Corps flight instructor. Winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dump-truck entrepreneur. Race-car designer. Race-team owner. Chicken farmer. World-class chili chef. Safari tour operator. Recipient of a new heart and liver. All-around raconteur. As lives go, Carroll Shelby’s was so big and so outrageous that […]

1/10/2018 11:37:49 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham   The popularity of the Austin Mini made it inevitable that variants of the economical everyman’s car would be built. One such was the Riley Elf, which aimed for a more luxurious presentation along with a larger trunk. The Fiat 600, a car aimed at a similar market, […]

1/9/2018 2:23:43 PM

Written by Chris Griggs   The year is 1988; the U.S. auto industry has been struggling to figure out the formula to balance performance with rising emissions standards. The Corvette, America’s sports car, was finally back over the 200-horsepower mark, but it was still a far cry from the big-displacement, high-horsepower muscle cars that ruled […]

1/9/2018 9:58:44 AM

  To Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson, the customer experience is paramount. Years ago, when customers hinted that they’d like to occasionally take a break from the hours of bidding action in the auction arena Jackson took note, and Barrett-Jackson evolved from just a collector car auction into a world-class automotive lifestyle experience, with a multitude […]

1/8/2018 4:19:50 PM

  In her role as Barrett-Jackson’s Vice President of Brand Strategy, Carolyn Jackson oversees the company’s image, working diligently to elevate not only the Barrett-Jackson brand, but also the entire guest experience at the unique automotive lifestyle events. Carolyn has also assumed another role that is extremely close to her heart – in more ways […]

1/8/2018 3:26:19 PM

  The incredible charity moments at the Las Vegas Auction provided a poignant but meaningful ending to the company’s 2017 auction year, bringing the funds raised through Barrett-Jackson to nearly $96 million. For 2018, Barrett-Jackson is redoubling its efforts for worthy causes, kicking off a yearlong charitable initiative called “Driven Hearts.” Driven Hearts will begin […]

1/7/2018 7:12:30 PM

Steve Davis’ dark glasses protect his eyes from a light sensitivity condition – but that doesn’t hinder his vision of the collector car market.     Looking back at my column in the last issue of the Barrett-Jackson Experience magazine, it’s almost eerie. I was talking about Las Vegas, talking about my 1964 Ford Fairlane […]

1/7/2018 4:24:13 PM

    Arizona businessman Ron Pratte will make a memorable return to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this January with an incredibly rare 2017 Ford GT (Lot #3010). This will be the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced. This extremely rare Liquid-Blue supercar is designed and optimized […]

1/5/2018 11:24:41 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     Almost nothing of significance happens in life without at least a little controversy attached. Even creating a car of enduring interest and collectibility brings out its share of detractors. We’re talking, of course, about the famed 1963 split-window Corvette Stingray. A singularly unique styling feature available […]

1/5/2018 10:40:55 AM

With Craig Jackson at the helm, Barrett-Jackson is celebrating 47 successful years in the collector car hobby. Craig is also an avid car collector, award-winning restorer and racing enthusiast.   The end of our 2017 auction year took an unexpectedly heartbreaking turn. As we were finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready to head to Las […]

1/4/2018 12:49:50 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen   The mid-to-late 1960s were among the most turbulent times in American history, an era punctuated by sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, the youth movement, the Vietnam War, protests and all manner of social upheaval. In and around Detroit, where the Big Three U.S. automakers were based, there was a […]

1/4/2018 11:41:36 AM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     When it comes to the most desirable American muscle cars – and a Boss 429 Mustang surely belongs in that group – it’s the details that separate the mundane from the highest-quality offerings. The Wimbledon White matching-numbers 1969 Boss 429 Mustang (Lot #1410) to be offered […]