Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

A World Renowned Scottsdale Company

At the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
Judy Hedding

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is one of several classic car auction companies that conduct a public auction in Arizona each winter. At the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction even the most serious collector will find enticements in the form of some of the most exclusive vehicles available at auction.

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale will take place over eight days incorporating special events, displays and activities. The auction will feature more than 1,000 collector and special interest automobiles from all years being auctioned off at No Reserve, as well as daily "automobilia" auctions. Over 350 vendors and exhibitors will also be on hand.

At the 2016 show, more than 1,400 vehicles crossed the auction block and a total $102 million was raised at the auction. A  2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Edition and the wining bid was $1.6 million. Burt Reynolds rolled onto the stage in the 1977 Trans Am used to promote his classic “Smokey and the Bandit” film and it sold for $550,000 — a new world record for any Trans Am sale. More than 350,000 people attended.

Tickets for the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

This year's auction will be held on January 13 through January 21, 2018.

There are different prices for different days for spectators: day and evening sessions, packages, etc. Individual tickets for sessions range from $17 to $60, depending on the session. Seniors (55+), children, students and active military with ID receive a discount on most tickets. There is a fee for online ticketing. All week passes are also available. Prices are higher at the gate.​, and twilight sessions are a bit cheaper than full day sessions. On Saturday, Family Value Day, children 12 and under are admitted free when tickets are checked out online in advance.

You can buy tickets and ticket packages online in advance. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate during auction days, but at a higher price than if you buy tickets in advance online, even taking account that there is a convenience charge added.

Where is it?

The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction is held at WestWorld in Scottsdale at 16601 N. Pima Road (north of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard). Here is a map with directions to WestWorld. The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for Barrett-Jackson. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.

What else happens at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction?

During the official car auction schedule, there are various exhibits, seminars and events that are offered at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. One of the most popular is Barrett-Jackson Automobilia Auction with rare and one-of-a-kind automotive collectibles.

After 5 p.m. the auctions continue and end somewhere between 10 p.m. and midnight. The vendors are there, cars are on display, you'll see the live Velocity broadcast.

Attending Without Bidding

You don't have to be a registered bidder to participate in this unique experience. About 300,000 participants are expected to show up at WestWorld to take part in the event. Of those, about 2,500 are expected to be registered bidders, with the rest being spectators. The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction attracts national and international visitors. You might even rub shoulders with celebrities that show up, since many are car collectors.

If you are visiting from out-of-town, here are some recommendations for nearby hotels.

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Barrett-Jackson enjoys a unique reputation for its ability to value, market and consult in the classic car market to consistently achieve above-industry prices. The company’s name is synonymous with a luxury lifestyle and high-end classic and collector automobiles. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit them online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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