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. […]

9/15/2016 3:12:22 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham Trace the bloodlines of the American muscle car and you’ll find two distinct breeds. On the one hand are the mass-market, high-volume muscle cars so many of us grew up driving and, later, lovingly restoring. These cars delivered big-grin performance, but were tuned for daily driving and usually […]

9/13/2016 12:55:31 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante It has long been proven that, when it comes to mass-produced Detroit automobiles, racing improves the breed. But of the more popular forms of competition Detroit automakers have openly engaged in ‒ from quarter-mile drag racing to NASCAR super speedway torture tests like the Daytona 500 ‒ the Sports […]

9/6/2016 2:47:41 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson The “big” Healey arguably is still the best-looking, most reasonably priced postwar sports car ever designed for the mainstream public. It is hard to imagine a single element on this machine that could have been improved upon, given the technology of the time. Even then, these roadsters […]

8/30/2016 1:43:51 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson All model Camaros have had their share of dedicated followers ‒ but almost 50 years after the very first one was offered, it is specifically the 1969 model that still resonates the most with performance-car lovers around the world. It simply had the right amount of everything, […]

8/23/2016 1:12:01 PM

A nationally recognized authority on Camaros (especially Z/28, SS396 and COPO 427 models), as well as Chevelles and Nova SS Chevy IIs, Jerry MacNeish travels all over the country for his Maryland-based company, Camaro Hi-Performance, Inc., inspecting and verifying late 1960s models of those cars for clients wanting additional provenance for their vehicle or to […]

8/16/2016 2:32:09 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante Muscle cars and jet airplanes have a long intermingled history. The pilot parking lots of U.S. Air Force bases in the ’60s were notably packed with GTOs, Road Runners, Cobra Jets, 442s, Stage 1s, Charger R/Ts and, of course, the darling of NASA test pilots like Chuck Yeager, […]

8/15/2016 2:26:56 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Austin Spencer The buzz about the annual Monterey Collector Car Week makes it clear that it is a bucket list item for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. There are so many events that deliver thrills, running the full gamut from hot rod cruising to supercar showcases. However, the many choices can […]

8/9/2016 3:42:16 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Austin Spencer In 1962, Carroll Shelby made history by stuffing a Ford V8 into a lightweight European chassis to create the famous Cobra. However, he did not consider that legendary car to be his ultimate achievement because he was combining elements from other companies to create his roadster. Decades later, […]