The Scottsdale 2022 Collector Car Auction will be a milestone for Barrett-Jackson, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary next year. Founded in 1972 by Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett, the company is now headed by Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson and President Steve Davis, both automotive legends in their own right.
Today, Barrett-Jackson has grown to five major auction events, having recently added Houston to the list that includes Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, and the Northeast U.S.
The Scottsdale 2022 auction will be a return to the form for the auction company, which was forced to offer a scaled-back event in 2021 due to capacity restrictions in Arizona at the time. The January event was pushed back to March and saw lower attendance than previous years due to the pandemic. However, Arizona can expect a full-scale event for next month’s auction.
Those attending the 2022 Scottsdale event from January 22-30 can expect a very special event celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary. Barrett-Jackson is a company that likes to offer surprises, such as in 2018 when former President George W. Bush made a special appearance on Super Saturday to help auction a Chevrolet Corvette for charity. There’s no telling which celebrities may appear at this year’s auction – though we do know that Bret Michaels and Grammy-winning artist Pitbull will be a few of the big stars present at the upcoming event.
With just over a month to go, the auction catalog is already filling in with more than 400 collector vehicles already listed online. Though Barrett-Jackson is primarily focused on American cars from the mid-century such as Camaros, Corvettes and Mustangs, the catalog has everything from muscle cars to late model sports cars, present-day exotics, and even pre-war classics. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at these events!
Do you plan to attend the 2022 auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona? Which cars are you looking forward to seeing? Post a comment below and share your thoughts!