It’s back! If you’re a fan of the automobile, you’re in for a treat this week. The Scottsdale edition of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction has returned. More than 30 hours of HD coverage of the auction is available on SPEED-TV. You can also view the auction happenings via LIVE STREAMING on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
The Barrett-Jackson company history goes back to the early 1970s. Collectors and fans of a wide variety of cars flock to these events. This year, viewers will see an enormous range of cars, ranging from the black 1947 Talbot Lago T-26 Grand Sport, shown above, to the 1971 Hemi Cuda, shown to the right below, finished in factory correct “Plum Crazy” purple paint color.
Of the several events that Barrett-Jackson puts on each year, Scottsdale is the oldest and the largest and it attracts auction goers from around the world, not only the U.S. You don’t have to be a bidder to enjoy the beauty of these pieces of “rolling art.”
One of my favorites, that will be featured in the Salon Collection of the auction, is the gleaming red 1956 Chrysler / Ghia Diablo Convertible, shown below on the left. Now there’s a vehicle made for a trip to the Superdawg Drive-In for a hot dog and a Coke!
The commentators each year provide of wealth of facts and figures about the cars that makes the viewing experience an educational one. In addition, you can interact with the staff of the SPEED Channel through their SOCIAL GARAGE. Here you’ll find Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as Live Chat. If you are feeling competitive, you can even test your knowledge of cars and their values and participate in the Scottsdale 2013 Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game.
So have a look. There’s sure to be some vehicle that catches your eye on each day of this almost week long event.
– Tom D.