Barrett-Jackson Auction 2019
For those who love cars, new and used, Barrett-Jackson Auction is coming to Scottsdale Westworld from January 12 through 20th in what promises to be their largest car auction ever. Scottsdale is the birthplace of these auctions, known as The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions®. These auctions include classic and antique car events in Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, and Uncasville, Connecticut.
Founded by Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett, they started by doing a couple of local shows in Scottsdale, including an auction in 1971 for two Mercedes-Benz 770K Phaetons which were used for Hitler’s staff. One of these sold for a record $153,200.
After the pair died, Craig Barrett, Russ Barrett’s son, took over the event and it gradually spread to other cities. Not limited to cars, last year’s Scottsdale auction even featured a full-size 1957 transportation-themed carousel manufactured by Wilhelm Hennecke of Germany for over half a million dollars. Last year’s event was also attended by former President George W. Bush, marking the first time a President participated in the event, which is always attended by a host of stars, celebrities, and other high-profile individuals, as well as approximately 325,000 regular admission attendees.
The 1800 auction cars will be on display, as well as ‘1600 pieces of automobilia.’ and there will be fun for the whole family on Saturday, January 12th, which is Family Value Day and the first day of the event. The pricing structure for each day, group, and even the time of day are elaborate. General admission is as follows:
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, tickets are $25, ($20 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children are free.
Tuesday and Wednesday tickets are $35, ($30 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children are $15. There is a twilight option (after 5 pm) for $25 and $20, respectively.
Thursday tickets are $45, ($35 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children are $20. The twilight option is $35 and $25, respectively.
Friday tickets are $65, ($55 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children are $25. The twilight option is $45 and $40, respectively.
Saturday tickets are $80, ($65 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children are $15. The twilight option is $60 and $50, respectively.
Sunday tickets are $25, ($20 for seniors, students, and military), but are a few dollars cheaper if purchased in advance or online. Children’s tickets are $15.
All-week passes for the auction cost $195/$155 and children are $95. Again, if they’re purchased online or in advance, they’re a little cheaper.
For Gold VIP $1600
Luxury lounge $2000
Craig Jackson box $7500
These higher-end packages typically include admission all week, complementary bidder badge (subject to approval), two tickets to the Opening Night Gala, VIP Auction Block Tour, free parking, and a host of other goodies.
In addition to cars and automobilia, there will be over 200 vendors, many automobile-related such as tools, garage cabinets, auto mosaics, art, and models, seat covers, converters, and a lot of other ‘etc.’ There are also non-auto related vendors, including jewelry, sculptures, pianos, binoculars, again, with a massive list of other items. There will also be bullfighting this year from the 17th through the 19th at 7:30 pm.
From their ‘fast-facts’: Public parking (just south of Bell Road, between 94th and 98th streets), with shuttle service to and from the main gate. Valet parking is also available. There is a specially designated drop-off point near the main entrance for those using rideshare companies like Lyft.
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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