Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is one of the largest annual events held in Scottsdale, AZ. The auction is typically held in mid-January at WestWorld. However, due to COVID-19, Barrett-Jackson delayed their return to the valley until March 20-27, 2021. The annual event draws more than 300,000 guests over 9 days with a peak of 350,000 in 2016.
If you don’t live in the greater Phoenix area, you may be familiar with Barrett-Jackson by watching it on TV. In addition to TV coverage, Barrett-Jackson will be streaming live from their website.
The largest attraction are the cars. There is no doubt about it. Attendees can walk around and check out all the cars that will be auctioned off during the event. I highly recommend going before the actual auctions begin to make sure we can see as many of the cars as possible.
Obviously, this event is geared towards to car collector, but it is more than that. It is a family friendly event that can be enjoyed by all ages. Usually, the first day is “Family Day”. Family Day includes free kids’ admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.
In addition to the cars, you will find vendors selling car related items, jewelry, cowboy hats, and art. With all of the walking around you will do, there is also plenty of food options. Some of the vendors include Chick-fil-A, Hot Bamboo AZ, Outlaw Grill, and Mama’s Dogs.
Need a little more excitement! You must check out the Dodge Thrill Rides. Get ready to strap into a Dodge Hellcat and let a professional driver take you on a ride of a lifetime. Check out this video below we found on Youtube:
In addition, Ram is offering an Off-Road Experience in 2021.
Now back to the auction…
In 2020, there were over 1,900 vehicles auctioned that sold for over $129.7 million. They also auctioned off over 1,200 pieces of automobilia for over $3.7 million.
Another thing about Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is the money they raise for charity. In 2020, they auctioned 9 vehicles and raised $7.625 million for charities. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise more than $127 million for more than 130 local and national charitable organizations.
For the 2021 Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson is ready to auction off an impressive lineup of cars for charity.
The lineup includes:
2021 Ford Broncos 2 Door VIN 001 benefitting the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN 001 benefitting JDRF’s efforts against type 1 diabetes
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing VIN 001 benefitting Black Ambition
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing VIN 001 benefitting Black Ambition
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition VIN 001 benefitting Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2020 Mid-Engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible benefitting The United Way for Southeastern Michigan
2010 Ford Rousch Mustang Barrett-Jackson Edition benefitting the Michael Phelps Foundation
2021 Ram 1500 RTX Launch Edition VIN 001 benefitting the United Way for Southeastern Michigan
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Race Car benefitting the Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc.
Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities too. Many times, celebrities are there to buy or sell cars. In 2020, here is a list of entertainment stars, racing phenoms and professional athletes who were on site:
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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