With Craig Jackson at the helm, the firm is celebrating over 50 prosperous yrs in the collector car or truck passion. Craig is also an avid automobile collector, award-winning restorer and racing enthusiast.
What an amazing way to celebrate 50 decades!
Right after two many years of social distancing and more compact gatherings, Barrett-Jackson is back again and far better than at any time. I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to the bidders, consignors, sponsors and attendees who designed the 2022 Scottsdale Auction the most effective auction in Barrett-Jackson’s background, and for their support and friendship in the course of the decades.
Barrett-Jackson is renowned to acquiring the finest automobiles in the sector, and substantially a lot more than that — we’re about meeting fellow lovers, sharing concepts and advancing our really like for the collector vehicle passion. From the minutes our gates opened at WestWorld, visitors of all ages had been treated to incredible cars and trucks, new routines — and some unforgettable surprises.
Our Opening Night time Gala established the tone for the whole 7 days. Bidders, consignors, sponsors and unique attendees could not contain their enthusiasm as they danced and dined the night absent beneath the bright lights of the auction arena, which was reworked into a stunning backdrop for music and mingling. You by no means know what will happen at a Barrett-Jackson party, and guests were being overjoyed when actor Neal McDonough took to the stage unannounced for a shock harmonica functionality.
Just one of the matters I really like most about this marketplace is introducing new generations to the collector vehicle pastime. Hopefully their experiences at Barrett-Jackson will spark a lifelong like of cars. On QT Relatives Day, we welcomed a lot more than 100 users of the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council. What improved place for these young fanatics to earn their Automotive benefit badges than a Barrett-Jackson auction, the place so numerous automotive experts are on hand to assistance. Steve Davis and I even bought in on the fun, signing up for the Scouts for a Pinewood Derby. We experienced a blast racing our miniature pinewood Ford GTs down the track. It manufactured me feel like a child once more!
Our each day auctions proved that the collector vehicle and automobilia markets are flourishing. There were being much more first-time and seasoned bidders than ever just before — countless numbers registered from every condition and throughout the globe — and just about 16 million viewers viewed the motion on Television. Bidding was extreme as modern day supercars, motion picture automobiles and vintage sports activities vehicles, together with some rare signage and automotive memorabilia crossed the auction block. The total function recap is offered on Page 14.
Our “Super Saturday” unquestionably lived up to its title. Grammy Award-successful recording star Pitbull rocked the block with a substantial-vitality physical appearance to assist auction off a custom made Karma GS-6 EV to advantage two children’s charities. And all through 1 remarkable hour, 10 amazing automobiles bought for much more than $1 million every. Auction data ended up shattered all 7 days extended, with the regular sale cost of a auto exceeded $105,000, and lots of joyful bidders walked absent with the automobiles of their dreams. At the conclusion of the week, $203 million really worth of collector autos and automobilia had been offered.
It is moments like these that build memories that previous a lifetime and make Barrett-Jackson the chief in automotive way of life gatherings. I could not have questioned for a superior way to kick off celebrating 50 years of The World’s Best Collector Auto Auctions!
After this kind of a profitable Scottsdale Auction, we’re in the rapidly lane for our return to Florida. We’ll be bringing the very same enthusiasm and spirit to our 2022 Palm Seaside Auction. It is been three yrs since our last check out to the Sunshine Point out, and we system on making our return a person for the guides.
The docket is filling up with yet another amazingly diverse giving. We’re energized to showcase vehicles from 3 environment-class collections: John Staluppi’s Vehicles of Dreams, the American Muscle mass Automobile Museum and the George Shinn Assortment. These beauties array from 1930s customs and higher-efficiency muscle mass autos to Resto-Mods and modern-working day supercars. And as often, we’ll start off each and every working day with an astonishing array of automobilia, which include the entire collection from the Automobiles of Goals museum.
We’re often thankful for the assistance of the collector auto group. It is for the reason that of you that we’re in a position to celebrate 50 decades of The Finest Collector Motor vehicle Auctions. We appear forward to the potential — and I appear ahead to seeing all of you in Palm Beach in April!