Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale 2011
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale 2011 – Every January, hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Scottsdale, Arizona to gawk at hundreds of massively cool collector cars, hope for a celebrity or sports professional sighting, and perhaps even take a trophy collector car back home.
This year’s 40th anniversary Barrett-Jackson show brought over $70 million in total sales, over 230,000 visitors, and sports and Hollywood royalty, including Tim Allen, Bret Michaels and Randy Johnson.
“Barrett-Jackson has become far more than just an auction, it’s a celebration that attracts everyone from captains of industry to celebrities and athletes who want to be part of this fantastic event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We sold more vehicles for more money than any other collector car event in North America. We proved the collector car hobby is growing with record breaking attendance, as well as a record number of new bidders and consignors. This is no longer an ‘old boy’s club’. We’ve transformed into a mainstream event much like the NFL Championship game, Kentucky Derby or New Year’s Eve in Times Square.”
We agree. We had a blast at this year’s event! Here’s a video highlighting our experience: