Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Writer Amanda Christmann

If classy chassis or sporty speedsters get your blood flowing, January is the month to be in the Valley of the Sun! Some of the nation’s most exciting auto auctions will be putting their finest cars on the blocks this month.

The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction comes to WestWorld Jan. 13 through 21. From rare collector cars to world-class lifestyle events, Barrett-Jackson offers fun on four wheels of every kind! Thousands of bidders will vie for custom trucks, high horsepower muscle cars, collectors and more. The action plays out in front of hundreds of thousands of visitors and more than six million television and digital viewers worldwide.

Phoenix is one of four venues visited by this popular auction. Barrett-Jackson also wows crowds in Florida, Connecticut and Las Vegas.

Before the roar of engines is silent at WestWorld, Russo and Steele Automobile Auction begins at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort. This thrilling “for the enthusiast” event, held Jan. 17 through 21, will showcase more than 800 cars and trucks in European Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods, and Customs categories.

Russo and Steele is a hometown event. Launched in Scottsdale in 2001, founders Drew and Josephine Alcazar wanted to create a unique experience. They developed the now-famous concept of “Auction in the Round,” providing an all-access, high-energy experience with a ground level arena, and an elevated 360-degree seating platform around the auction stage. It’s fantastic for those looking to get up-close and personal with cars of their dreams.

Though it is smaller, Scottsdale will host another thriving automotive marketplace that’s not to be missed Jan. 19 and 20. The Gooding & Company Automobile Auction has brought a refined approach to their show, offering classic collector cars from across the eras. The Scottsdale venue is one of three held annually by this Santa Monica-based company. Other markets include Amelia Island, FL and Pebble Beach, CA, and a favorite among classics collectors.

Whether you’re in the mood to hit the open road or to tinker under the hood of an antique roadster, don’t miss these auto events!

Russo and Steele

Automobile Auction

Jan. 17–21

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Talking Stick Way,

Scottsdale.

See website for cost and

schedule.

602-252-2697

russoandsteele.com

Barrett-Jackson

Classic Car Auction

Jan. 13–21

WestWorld

16601 N. Pima., Scottsdale.

See website for cost and

schedule.

barrett-jackson.com

Gooding & Co.

Classic Car Auction

Jan. 17–20

4700 N. Scottsdale Rd.,

Scottsdale

See website for cost and

schedule.

310-899-1960

goodingco.com

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