Arizona Car Week - Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2018 (January 13th - 20th): Collector-car season is upon us and more than half-dozen car auctions will be rolling into Phoenix and Scottsdale this coming week. Scottsdale-based, Barrett-Jackson produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®,” and for the last 46 years, automobile enthusiasts from around the world have congregated en masse to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, which have evolved into world-class “automotive lifestyle events.” The scale of Arizona Car Week is pretty spectacular!. More than 3,000 collector-cars will cross the auction block at this year's event, attracting large crowds and big money. Last year saw nearly $260 million in sales (according to Michigan-based, Hagerty Insurance Agency), which compiles data for the collector-car industry). The major collector-car auction houses are gearing up for the bidding that will take place, beginning with Barrett-Jackson on Monday and continuing on throughout the week.
Thousands of the most prized and sought-after automobiles will grace the block and be viewed in person and live by millions via national and International television. Nearly 500,000 people will be in attendance at all four auctions, experiencing first-hand what all takes place at this lively and established event, which includes hundreds of exhibitors offering auto-related stuff, demonstrations, collecting seminars, programs for kids, and much more. Collector-car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to schmooze with celebs, attend symposiums, experience rides in vehicles from America’s top automakers, shop in the Exhibitor Marketplace, eat, drink, and have a good time. Last year's auction boasted celebrity appearances and vehicles such as Justin Bieber selling his 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia and a 1956 Austin Princess once owned by John Lennon. This year, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame will auction his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, which should fetch more than $1 million.
If you want to look at more cars, the Valley offers several other alternatives. Other auction houses to check out this year during Arizona Car Week include Russo and Steele, Gooding & Company, Bonhams, RM Sotheby's, Silver Auctions Arizona, and Worldwide Auctioneers. Russo and Steele is Arizona's second-largest car auction with more than 800 cars on this year's auction block. The auction house pulled in 55,000 people and 606 car sales for $22.1 million in total sales last year.
There's plenty to see and do over the course of the nine-day event. You can view all the cars on display at Westworld of Scottsdale this weekend, January 13 & 14, and there will also be plenty of activities going on. The actual auction starts on Monday. Family Value Day is this Saturday, January 13th. You can check out all the amazing cars before they hit the block. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. $17-$25 for general admission. Free for children ages 12 and younger. For the entire Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction-event schedule, click here. For directions to Westworld of Scottsdale, click here.
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