With Craig Jackson at the helm, the company is celebrating over 50 effective yrs in the collector car or truck hobby. Craig is also an avid car or truck collector, award-successful restorer and racing fanatic.
What an unbelievable way to rejoice 50 years!
After two many years of social distancing and lesser gatherings, Barrett-Jackson is back and superior than ever. I’d like to lengthen my sincerest thanks to the bidders, consignors, sponsors and company who made the 2022 Scottsdale Auction the most profitable auction in Barrett-Jackson’s historical past, and for their guidance and friendship all over the yrs.
Barrett-Jackson is renowned to acquiring the greatest autos in the business, and much much more than that — we’re about assembly fellow fanatics, sharing tips and advancing our love for the collector auto hobby. From the minutes our gates opened at WestWorld, attendees of all ages were being dealt with to outstanding vehicles, new functions — and some unforgettable surprises.
Our Opening Night Gala established the tone for the total week. Bidders, consignors, sponsors and special company could not comprise their enthusiasm as they danced and dined the night away less than the vivid lights of the auction arena, which was remodeled into a dazzling backdrop for tunes and mingling. You by no means know what will occur at a Barrett-Jackson function, and guests were overjoyed when actor Neal McDonough took to the phase unannounced for a surprise harmonica performance.
1 of the items I love most about this industry is introducing new generations to the collector car or truck pastime. Ideally their encounters at Barrett-Jackson will spark a lifelong adore of autos. On QT Household Day, we welcomed additional than 100 members of the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council. What better spot for these younger lovers to receive their Automotive advantage badges than a Barrett-Jackson auction, in which so a lot of automotive experts are on hand to assist. Steve Davis and I even got in on the enjoyment, joining the Scouts for a Pinewood Derby. We experienced a blast racing our miniature pinewood Ford GTs down the keep track of. It designed me experience like a kid again!
Our day-to-day auctions proved that the collector car and automobilia marketplaces are thriving. There ended up much more very first-time and seasoned bidders than ever right before — hundreds registered from every single point out and across the globe — and pretty much 16 million viewers watched the motion on Television. Bidding was intensive as present day supercars, film autos and vintage sports activities automobiles, together with some rare signage and automotive memorabilia crossed the auction block. The total function recap is out there on Web site 14.
Our “Super Saturday” undoubtedly lived up to its title. Grammy Award-profitable recording star Pitbull rocked the block with a superior-energy physical appearance to support auction off a personalized Karma GS-6 EV to gain two children’s charities. And throughout 1 outstanding hour, 10 breathtaking autos bought for additional than $1 million each individual. Auction documents were being shattered all 7 days long, with the normal sale rate of a vehicle exceeded $105,000, and several content bidders walked absent with the autos of their dreams. At the end of the 7 days, $203 million truly worth of collector cars and trucks and automobilia had been bought.
It’s moments like these that create memories that very last a life time and make Barrett-Jackson the leader in automotive lifestyle functions. I could not have questioned for a improved way to kick off celebrating 50 many years of The World’s Best Collector Car Auctions!
After such a effective Scottsdale Auction, we’re in the rapidly lane for our return to Florida. We’ll be bringing the exact same enthusiasm and spirit to our 2022 Palm Beach Auction. It is been a few yrs since our final stop by to the Sunshine Condition, and we plan on earning our return a person for the guides.
The docket is filling up with one more amazingly various providing. We’re energized to showcase vehicles from three environment-class collections: John Staluppi’s Vehicles of Dreams, the American Muscle Car Museum and the George Shinn Selection. These beauties vary from 1930s customs and higher-functionality muscle automobiles to Resto-Mods and modern-working day supercars. And as constantly, we’ll begin each day with an astonishing array of automobilia, like the complete assortment from the Automobiles of Desires museum.
We’re generally grateful for the support of the collector car or truck community. It is due to the fact of you that we’re able to celebrate 50 many years of The Greatest Collector Automobile Auctions. We appear forward to the future — and I seem forward to looking at all of you in Palm Beach in April!