Barrett-Jackson Car Auction
Barrett-Jackson Car Auction

By Tuesday Mahrle

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Featured event: Barrett-Jackson Car Auction

For the last 46 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience — in person and on live national and international television. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity, hundreds of thousands of people are in attendance at the auction, looking to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, learn more about collector cars through “Behind the Hobby” symposiums, mingle with celebrities, experience heart-stopping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers – or shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace.

For a schedule of events and tickets, visit the Westworld of Scottsdale website.


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