QuikTrip Family Value Day, Over 1,600 Auction Vehicles, 37 Hours Live on TV Highlight 47th Annual Event
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – December 28, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Barrett-Jackson continues to expand its premier auction in Scottsdale and will once again feature more than 1,600 vehicles, along with activities and hundreds of exhibitors inside over one million square feet of covered space at WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 47th Annual Auction, January 13-21, 2018. The event, featuring 37 hours of live television coverage throughout the week in the U.S. – on Discovery and Velocity – and internationally, kicks off Saturday, January 13, with QuikTrip Family Value Day, where kids 12 and under receive free admission.
“We strive to provide the best experience for all our great fans and our expansions this year that put us over one million square feet of covered space, along with adding more than 126,000 square feet of paved lots, are just part of our commitment to be the ultimate automotive lifestyle event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are excited to offer 37 hours of live television coverage on Velocity and Discovery to bring the event inside households around the world, including unprecedented coverage during prime-time on the East Coast Wednesday, January 17 on Discovery Channel. As always, we are working hard to build the best docket possible to coincide with the great events and activities at our auction.”
Preview weekend, January 13-14, will also feature Dodge Thrill Rides, multiple Monster Energy Motorcycle Stunt Shows, hundreds of exhibitors and the highly anticipated invite-only Opening Night Gala. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. each day, with the Thrill Rides beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The collector car and automobilia auctions begin Monday, January 15, and run through Sunday, January 21. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. during auction week, along with exhibitors and food courts. The Ford Ride ’N Drives, Chevrolet Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides – a staple of the Barrett-Jackson Auction experience – are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other highlights include the complimentary Behind the Hobby Collector Car Symposiums, the Barrett-Jackson Restoration Garage, the Barrett-Jackson Live Stage and the new STEAM City – a fun and educational experience including interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities to engage kids and families in areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. A complete list of events, activities and times can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com.
“Barrett-Jackson will be the epicenter of modern performance and luxury during Barrett-Jackson Auction Week, as proclaimed by Mayor Lane” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We strive to build the best docket with some of the most elite, sought-after vehicles in the world, while providing a wide variety of events and activities that appeal to all the passionate automotive enthusiasts.”
Live television coverage begins Tuesday, January 16, and runs through Sunday, January 21, with a total of 37 hours of live coverage. Discovery Channel will provide live prime-time coverage on Wednesday, January 17, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. The auction will also be available internationally across the Discovery Communications networks, including Velocity Canada and Discovery Turbo U.K.
2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Television Schedule*
|Jan. 16||Velocity||Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo UK||4:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Jan. 17||Discovery Channel||Discovery Turbo UK||4:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Jan. 18||Velocity||Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo UK||4:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Jan. 19||Velocity||Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo UK||2:00pm – 10:00pm|
|Jan. 20||Velocity||Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo UK||1:00pm – 10:00pm|
|Jan. 21||Velocity||Velocity Canada, Discovery Turbo UK||12:00pm – 5:00pm|
*Additional networks may be added, visit Barrett-Jackson.com for the most up-to-date information
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, all-week ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
Source: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC