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Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas Convention Center, June 17-19, 2021

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Since its first event in 2008 Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction has been held at the Mandalay Bay in late September-early October. But no less than holding the Scottsdale extravaganza in March the Las Vegas date shifted to mid-June and at the new Convention Center. B-J can be glad it did because the $45,905,233 total (just […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 2021, March 23-27, 2021

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This report is updated with full auction results and changes to some of the transactions. Don’t let something like Covid-19 interfere with a long-standing tradition like Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Just push it back two months as Covid-fatigue and vaccinations of older Americans (B-J’s primary market) opens up the gates to WestWorld for bidders and spectators. […]

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Barrett-Jackson Online Only, July 6-10, 2020

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Barrett-Jackson’s second “Online Only” auction of 2020 followed closely the substance and Proxibid-based format of the first one, seven and a half weeks ago including the prevalence of reserves on most of the cars. The results were similar if slightly lower, although if B-J had found a home for its headline lot, a 2018 Ford […]

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Barrett-Jackson Online Only, May 12-16, 2020

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Along with some of Barrett-Jackson’s counterparts the novel coronavirus-forced social distancing and lockdowns brought B-J to an online auction. There were 86 cars on the docket; two were withdrawn before the end of the auction. The auction went live on May 12. Bidding concluded starting on the 15th at 20 minute intervals. There was the […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 11-20, 2020

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There’s a big gorilla in Scottsdale. It’s called Barrett-Jackson. The 2020 total not only was the best of all the Scottsdale auctions, it was the only one that increased from 2019 and it was Barrett-Jackson’s highest total ever. That’s in a year that’s showing modest but consistent declines from 12 months ago. Is there something […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, October 3-5, 2019

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Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” And while that may be appropriate for a philosopher it has little import for astute business managers, or at least those with larger minds. Barrett-Jackson has made consistency at its Las Vegas venue into a successful business, bringing a wide assortment of […]

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Barrett-Jackson Northeast, Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort, June 27-29, 2019

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With 548 vehicles crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s fourth annual auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut it is reasonable to infer there’s lots of fodder for collector car auction reports. That was hardly the case in 2019 (or, for that matter, in prior years.) First, let’s consider what a “collector […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, Florida, April 11-13, 2019

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2019 marked Barrett-Jackson’s fifteenth year at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. It may have been fifteen years, but that doesn’t mean it is “the same old thing” as B-J loaded the docket with late model supercars and finely crafted Restomods and customs in 2019. The top sale was a ’47 Buick Restomod […]

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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 12-20, 2019

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Barrett-Jackson’s annual crowdfest at WestWorld in Scottsdale is amazing, and it seems to grow more amazing every year. The shear masses of people walking through the gates to confront the array of sponsors, vendors and exhibitors – a gauntlet to be run every day just to get to the auction cars – is startling. The […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, September 27-29, 2018

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2018 marked Barrett-Jackson’s eleventh year in Las Vegas and posted (by a 2% whisker) its highest sale total ever for this venue. The showmanship and free-spending atmosphere that pervades Las Vegas ideally complements the showmanship and free-spending atmosphere of Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions, a symbiotic relationship that, as the results show, works. They cram 700 […]

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