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Your Guide to Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Car Auction: Tickets, Biggest Cars & More

the Barrett Jackson Collective auto auctions have come a long way over the past 50 years. What started as a one-off event in a dirt plaza next to the now-completed Safari Hotel in Scottsdale early seventies With only 150 vehicles and 3,000 people in attendance, it has since become one of the largest annual events in the country for the discerning car enthusiast.

The Barrett-Jackson game now spans nine days and attracts over 250,000 fireheads to WestWorld of Scottsdale to see more than 1,000 luxury and vintage cars auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The selection usually features a variety of toys, from rare classic cars and high-end dream machines to oddities of cars and vehicles used in the movies. (Note that this year’s pick includes a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, a custom Pitbull 2022 Karma GS-6 EV 305 Edition, and a Mystery Machine truck recreation from Scooby Doo.)

Everything is super cool and astronomically priced, as the event is geared towards big spenders (last year sales totaled nearly $100 million). But even if you don’t have a seven-figure salary to burn, it’s a lot of fun to check out all the cars or catch some people watching (you might even see a famous person or two in the crowd).

The 2022 edition of Barrett-Jackson runs from Saturday, January 22, to Sunday, January 30. Organizers will celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary and more than 1,800 will be auctioned. If you’re interested in attending, the following is a guide to the event featuring everything you need to know.

When and where did Barrett-Jackson happen this year?

This 2022 edition will start from Saturday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 30th at WestWorld in Scottsdale16601 North Bima Road.

What are the event hours?

Preview days will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, and from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 23. Auctions will begin on Monday, January 24, with gates opening at 8 a.m. daily. Closing times will vary.

How much is admission?

Ticket prices vary depending on the day, as prices will go up for the duration of the event. (Basically, preview days on January 22 and 23 will be the cheapest time to go and things will get more expensive in the days leading up to televised auctions.) You can also save upwards of $30 or more by purchasing admission online at least one day before you plan to attend.

Pre-admission rates range from $23 to $90 for adults; $20 to $75 for seniors 55 and older, students, and the military; From 14 to 40 USD for children 6 to 12 years old (children 5 years old and younger are free). An ‘All Events Pass’ is also available which covers all 8 days. Advance prices are $181 for adults; $146 for seniors, students, and military, and $76 for children.

Are there age limits?

No. Barrett-Jackson is open to all ages (although you’ll want to be mindful of your kids about cars).

Will there be any other discounts?

Sorta. QT Family Day is Saturday, January 22, and will offer free admission to children 12 and younger.

Where can you stand?

Parking will be completely free at WestWorld during the event, and plenty of places will be available.

What are Barrett-Jackson’s policies regarding COVID-19?

Masks are not required to attend, and no evidence of vaccinations or a negative test result. However, organizers are “requiring all non-vaccinated guests to wear face coverings” at the event.
According to the Barrett-Jackson website, WestWorld features “advanced air filtration and treatment technologies,” including dipole ionization, ultraviolet lighting, and air exhaust systems that use outside air. Hand sanitizer dispensers will also be placed throughout the venue.

Will food and drinks be available?

Yes. More than thirty vendors, restaurants and eateries will have food and drink available for purchase. The menu includes options like Arizona Buffalo Company, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Black Rock Coffee Bar, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Island Noodles & Poke Bowls, Macayo’s, Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers, Guac Girl, Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ, and Orange Place. (Can be complete ruin It can be found here.)

What are some of the most notable cars this year?

During any given year, Barrett-Jackson will have a number of noteworthy vehicles previously owned by celebrities for sale. It is true that this year’s auction will contain a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans MSE From Smokey and bandits It used to be the property of Burt Reynolds. Set to go on sale Saturday, January 29, it will include a signed copy of the late artist’s autobiography.

On the same day you can also buy David Spade 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom Coupe, a 1968 Chevy Corvette 427 A convertible car owned by astronaut Alan Shepard Buster Posey 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition, and a 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS from the NASCAR Legend Collection Rusty Wallace. A trio of muscle cars used in The Fast and the Furious The films, including a 1956 Ford Fairlane and a 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline, will also be auctioned off Jan. 29.

Fans of the original Scooby Doo Cartoons from the ’60s want to stop at auction on Wednesday, January 26, to check out two vintage trucks which has been customized to resemble the popular display machine Mystery Machine.

Other highlights of this year’s auction will include rare gems such as 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird (which sports a ridiculously huge spoiler), a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, and the final 1987 Buick Grand National Ever at the now defunct General Motors plant in Michigan.

Who are the celebrities that will appear in this year’s auction?

Once Valley resident Brett Michaels is scheduled to be at Barrett-Jackson on Friday, Jan. 28, when his 2007 Bentley Continental GT auction For charity starting at 3:25 p.m. (A custom guitar “Every Rose Has a Thorn” signed by the rocker will also be included.) Rap star Pitbull will appear on Saturday, January 29, to Supervising the auction The 2022 Karma GS-6 EV 305 is up for auction at 6:30 PM

What is there to do?

If you need a break from staring at high-quality cars, the event will feature live music from local bands (read: rock and pop), a large vendor market, various “automobilia” displays, interactive exhibits, STEM activities, and BMX exhibits. Speed ​​demons can jump on hot rails with professional drivers behind the wheel and go on thrilling rides around the performance track.