Monday, January 23, 2012

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Highlights

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale was this past week. My father and I went to the show for the weekend to see some customers and catch up with some friends. The show was packed with everything that you have come to expect from one of the Barrett-Jackson auction. There were tons of people, plenty of unique and desirable automobiles and quite a few items you would have trouble finding anyplace else..
Need a custom poker table with a fish displayed inside of it?
The vendor area was full of companies showcasing vintage neon signs. Some of the large signs were selling for over $20,000. It was impressive to see them up close.
There were also an assortment of vintage gas pumps. No credit card slots on these babies.

Outside of the main hall was tent after tent of classic cars waiting to go up for auction or waiting to be delivered to a lucky bidder. Cars were up for sale Tuesday-Sunday.

Staging area. This is where everyone could walk up and see the cars before they entered the tunnel up to the main stage.
Need a custom mini van? Some lucky buyer picked up a minivan with custom paint, body kit and big chrome wheels. We did not get there in time. Would have been a nice vehicle put some of our Golden Shine decals on for car shows.
A "Sold" Edsel.
Chevy Camaro Street Machine.
Metal of Honor Ford Hi-Boy. California Car Cover donated a cover to this charity project.

Custom Chevy Nova
There were a lot of 1957 Chevy automobiles up for sale this week. My father loves 1555-57 Chevys so we could not walk a few minutes without him having to check out each and every one of them.

A view from the El Hefe Patio at lunch.
Entering the main hall.
The Salon Showcase. The Saturday evening showcase featured a variety of classic and desirable vehicles that Barrett-Jackson has been known to find and sell at the auction in Scottsdale. The showcase are the vehicles all featured during the auction's prime time on Saturday evening. It is not uncommon to see a car or two go for over $1 million dollars. In fact, a few of them this year exceeded $2 million.
Pierce Arrow
Big Boy watching over the cars.
The Bondurant simulator in the vendor area.
Vintage Ford Bronco.
1956 Chevy Convertible.
The Nova waiting to enter.
Chevelle waiting its turn..
1969 Chevy Camaro ZL1. This ultra rare Camaro went for over $400,000. Wow.
Another highlight of the show was the 1957 Desoto Adventurer.

Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing.


Mercury Pace Car

SPX Hall.
More Vintage Pumps up for auction.
VW Bus and matching trailer.
Fuel Truck.
We always love spotting California Car Covers on display. Here is a custom cover on a late model Corvette.
Custom engine in a 1957 Chevy
The Saturday crowd.
1958 Chevy Custom Car Cover.
Below are some short videos of the crowd from Friday and Saturday. It was a great show and we look forward to attending it again next year. Want to see how much money some of those cars went for last week? Visit the Barrett-Jackson website for complete sales history. For more information on California Car Cover, check out our website. Want to see all our photos from Barrett-Jackson? Please visit our Flickr page.

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