Auto auction season in Arizona has come once again and the selection of incredible vehicles has never been better! Car enthusiasts looking for exciting things to do in Arizona will have an action-packed schedule spanning the top three spectacular auction events in Scottsdale. Whichever genre of beautiful machinery your appreciation lies with, these are events that auto lovers should NOT miss.
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event
January 13-20, $10-55 General Admission, children under 12 free
One of the most popular auto auctions around, Barrett-Jackson never fails to deliver some of the most stunning examples of vehicular magnificence. This year’s collection is fantastic, featuring a 1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang “Green Hornet” that will send a delicious shiver up the spine of any auto enthusiast. Other spectacular models to be auctioned are a customized 1959 AMC Nash Rambler, owned by legendary Indy racer Arie Luyendyk; a rare 1941 Bantam Riviera Roadster; and an immaculate 1950 Buick Super 8 complete with its pristine original interior. If these finds don’t get your heart racing, nothing will! This celebration of all things automotive features auction events, vendor demonstrations, live entertainment, family-oriented things to do in Arizona, delicious food, and informative seminars.
Russo and Steele Sports & Muscle
Scottsdale Road and 101, Scottsdale
January 16-20, $20 General Admission
Boasting a lineup of over 700 cars, this Russo and Steele auto auction has an array of rumbling muscle cars, custom replicas, original hot rods, and European sport performance machines. Some of the highlights include a 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Coupe SS, which is one of only 60 race cars built by Dodge/Chrysler that decade. The accompanying documents actually include the original bill of sale from 1968, transferring ownership to Herb McCandless of AHRA fame. This vehicle has seen victory lane many times during its storied history and has quite a list of tales to tell. Another impressive find under the spotlight at the Russo & Steele event is a 1933 Ford Woody Coupe, a unique integration of steel and rich maple, delicious leather interior and Roush engine. For auto lovers looking for things to do in Arizona, look no further. This 5-day auction extravaganza promises excitement on wheels!
Gooding & Company Collector Car Auction
Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale
January 18-19, $30 General Admission, children under 12 free
This auction features a wide variety of luxury and hard to find vehicles from antique to modern. The best specimens of race cars, antique cars, sports cars, and classic models will be highlighted at this event. One example of muscle car royalty that will be on hand at this event is a Vitamin-C Orange 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, one of only around 100 of this model built with the 426 engine. Two additional reasons that Gooding & Company may need to have the fire department on hand are a flaming cherry red 2003 Ferrari Enzo worth over $1M and a white-hot 1957 Maserati GT Spider valued at over $3M. For those with more of an eye for antique and vintage auto style, a 1930 Ford Speedster Phaeton convertible will bring you back to easier times and warm spring days by the lake. For things to do in Arizona that will get your blood pumping, this is it!
Gorgeous paint, hard steel, and quality workmanship have resulted in a compelling story that is the history of the auto industry. These three auto auctions bring together the finest vehicles available for your appreciation and enthusiasm, right in your own Scottsdale back yard. For more automotive excitement in January, check out these other great nearby auctions: Motoexotica Classic Cars, Bonhams, RM Auctions, and Silver Auctions Collector Car event.