OPENING DAY: The Scottsdale Auction Welcomes Back Families with Sunny Skies and Super Customs

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

The 50 incredible custom builds vying for the “Ultimate Best in Show” of the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition attracted a lot of attention in the auction arena today.

 

Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale Auction opened its gates Saturday to car enthusiasts young and old for QuikTrip Family Day. This first Saturday also served as a Preview Day for prospective bidders and fans to get an up-close look at what’s headed across the block in just a few days.

Catching some air at the Ram TRX Off-Road Experience.

The famous 70-plus-acre site at WestWorld, redesigned to encourage physical distancing, still has the look and feel of Scottsdale Auctions past. Whether indoors or out, attendees enjoyed checking out over 200 sponsor and exhibitor displays, more than 1,000 auction vehicles and over 1,100 pieces of nostalgic automobilia. Those needing a burst of adrenaline took a spin around the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track with a professional driver at the Dodge Thrill Rides or checked out the all-terrain prowess of the 2021 Ram TRX truck at the all-new Off-Road Experience.

An extra treat for guests Saturday was viewing the 50 contenders for the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup – incredible custom builds on display in all their gleaming glory in the auction arena through Monday, when, after a parade across the auction stage, the field will be narrowed to the Top 5.

The fantastic Arizona spring day proved to be the perfect setting for those enjoying the many outdoor dining options, as well as live music at the Baja Billy Tequila Oasis.

Want to get a taste of what the first day was like? Check out the video below, as well as a gallery of photos from around the auction site on Opening Day. General admission tickets are still available online – don’t miss what promises to be an event to remember!

 

 

TEARING UP THE TRACK AT THE DODGE THRILL RIDES.

THESE TWO WERE CLEARLY FANS OF LOT #547 – A 2006 SUBARU WRX CUSTOM SEDAN USED IN THE FILM “BABY DRIVER.”

ANDY COHEN FROM “JUNKYARD EMPIRE” WAS ON HAND TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS TODAY AT THE BADASS WORKBENCH DISPLAY – AND HE’LL BE THERE TOMORROW, TOO!

THE MR. MAL BAND ENTERTAINED EVENT-GOERS AT THE BAJA BILLY TEQUILA OASIS ON SATURDAY.

CHECKING OUT A 1952 MG TD ROADSTER (LOT #442).

ADMIRING SOME OF THE AUCTION’S “STAR CARS,” INCLUDING CARROLL SHELBY’S FAMED SUPER SNAKE (LOT #1396).

BRAND AMBASSADORS AT THE LOST CORVETTES EXHIBITOR DISPLAY.