We had a blast covering the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction this year! Here is a video I made highlighting some of the things I saw at the auction, including lots of very cool cars. Hope you enjoy it!
Why, you ask? Because although Barrett-Jackson was a blast and I saw a lot of really cool cars and got to hang out with the guys and make fun of everything and generally just be an asshole, there is a flip side- I’ve seen about all the 60’s muscle cars I can handle for the rest of my life, I hurt my foot, and worst of all, I got duped into buying a twelve dollar turkey leg.
Today was the final day of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013. By the numbers, it was one of the most successful auctions ever. Over 3,400 bidders participated in the 7-day event, buying $100 million worth of vehicles – $58 million of which happened on Saturday alone.
As the cars are delivered to their new owners and the booths and tents are packed up, I would like to reflect on 10 things I loved about Barrett-Jackson 2013.
It’s the 2nd week of the 14th year of the 21st century. Let’s recap:
- Bryan found out that “fuck” makes a great title phrase when describing a truck…
- Trevor went over Barrett-Jackson for next week. We’ll see you there.
- Cameron talked about the Corvette that your coke-head uncle used to drive.
- Mike asked himself “WTF?” over some vintage post-Nazi steel.
- We started a new gallery dedicated to your mom’s inability to parallel park her beige-mobile.
That’s it for this week. We’ll pick it back up Monday.
With less than a month to go until the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 auction, collectors are already murmuring about will be on this year’s list of vehicles. As always, you can count on there being dozens of survivor and frame-off restored, numbers-matching Chevelles, Impalas, Camaros, Mustangs, and other classics. I’m going to focus on some of the more interesting vehicles scheduled to cross the block in January:
If cars were drinks, I think that a Corvette would be a glass of single malt scotch. It is a timeless classic that subscribes to the theory of “beauty in simplicity.” Although the package it comes in changes from year to year, the process remains the same: a Corvette always looks like a Corvette.
However, not everyone likes scotch. For some it is too boring, too old fashioned. For these people, trendy cocktails and mixed drinks are en vogue. What about adding a retro twist to the modern sports car? Start with a glass of C6 Corvette and add a shot of ’57 Chevy front end, a shot of ’58 Impala, and a dash of ’59 tailfins. Shake it all up and what do you get? The N2A Motors 789. Continue reading