What started as a simple meeting between two car buffs in the early 1960s has blossomed over some 48 years into the world’s most prestigious and anticipated collector car auctions and events. Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.
Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts in Scottsdale, Arizona, Palm Beach, Florida, Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Each auction features hundreds of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles, all in front of a global audience.
Today, every Barrett-Jackson auction is on television. They have developed a loyal following of tens of millions of viewers since their first broadcast in 1993. They began airing LIVE auctions on SPEED in 1997, and in 2014 they boasted the largest television audience in the company’s history. The 43rd annual Scottsdale was seen on channels including FOX, the FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and the National Geographic Channel.
In 2008, Barrett-Jackson added the Las Vegas event at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The inaugural Las Vegas attracted an eclectic crop of 533 collector vehicles, over 50,000 attendants and nearly $30 million in total sales over 3 days. This year, they expect to have over 700 vehicles at their Las Vegas auction, which will take place September 25-27. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, click here.