The 2013 Barrett Jackson auction is one of the largest automotive spectacles in the country. This is a place where hundreds of vintage, classic, exotic, and other generally odd and rare vehicles exchange owners. The Scottsdale auctions are the first for the new year and they set the tone for the rest of the annual auction circuit. They also are the leading indicator for the overall economy.
Barrett Jackson auction has become much more than an auction. It’s a glamorous event that attracts celebrities, serious collectors, novices, and around 250,000 visitors overall. There is something for everybody at this event. Manufacturers hold ‘ride and drive’ events for visitors to test out brand new vehicles. Bondurant race driving school is in attendance with trained drivers giving visitors joy rides in a their specially prepared fleet of Corvettes. There are countless vendors, who offer any imaginable and unimaginable automotive related memorabilia, accessories, car care products, tools, and art. There are also music bands, great food and drink in abundance. One day is not enough time to see, experience, and sample everything that this show has to offer.
Of course, the cars are still stars of this event and there are hundreds of them. Barrett Jackson demands a very high level of quality and it shows when walking through endless tents filled with every imaginable type or kind of vehicles (even some boats). Every era is represented: from 1900 all the way to 2013 models. Think of it as the biggest car show you have ever been to and all cars are also for sale. Of course, if you are visiting this weekend, then many cars already have a SOLD sticker on the windshield. Every car at Barrett Jackson is sold at no reserve, so all cars will change hands.
Stay tuned for TFLcar video report from the 2013 Barrett Jackson Auction Scottsdale.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.