DAY ONE IN LAS VEGAS: Thursday’s Auction Moves Into The Fast Lane With Hundreds Of Lots Crossing The Block And Incredible ‘Supercar Therapy’ Moments

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The 2022 Las Vegas Auction kicked off on Thursday, June 30 with more than a dozen auction record sales that were set in front of a full house.

Thursday’s collector vehicle sales highlights included Lot #150, a 1967 Chevrolet C10 custom pickup for $101,200; and two Chevelles including Lot #143, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible for $99,000 and Lot #140, a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko re-creation for $88,000. Mopar was in the spotlight with Lot #133.1, a 1972 Plymouth Barracuda coupe for $96,800.

The crowd cheered with excitement during one of the first spirited bidding competitions of the day, when Lot #112, a 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1, sold for $88,000.

Vintage gas pumps dominated the morning’s Automobilia Auction, which included a circa-1948 Shell Oil Bennett Model #756 Gas Pump (Lot #6291), a 1940s-50s Sunoco Oil Wayne #70 Gas Pump (Lot #6289.1)and a late-1950s, early-60s Wayne 505 Union 76 Oil Gas Pump (Lot #6291.4).

Behind the scenes this morning Barrett-Jackson began setting the stage for some supercar therapy with the Driven Project. Once the gates opened, a dozen children, each battling serious illnesses, were introduced on the auction block by Barrett-Jackson television personality Rick DeBruhl. Each VIP (Very Important Passenger) received a hero’s welcome as each car stopped for a photo to remember the moment. Following the excitement on stage, the VIPs enjoyed a police-escorted cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard riding in everything from Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and even a Cullinan Rolls-Royce, before returning to the West Hall for a day of family fun at the auction.

Adjacent to the auction arena, a variety of sponsors and exhibitors attracted many shoppers looking to take home everything from a statue of a mammoth constructed from sparkplugs to luxurious motor coaches.

The Barrett-Jackson Performance Track was supercharged with excitement as guests took Thrill Rides in a new Toyota Supra, Dodge Charger or Challenger Hellcat with a professional driver.

As is tradition, the festivities began Wednesday night with the Opening Night Party held at Zouk Night Club at Resorts World. The new high-tech club is a hot spot in Las Vegas and gave bidders, consignors, VIPs, sponsors and guests an incredible venue to mingle, dance and dine. Attendees also joined Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson, in wishing Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis a happy birthday.

The excitement continues to build as Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction rolls into Day Two on Friday. The event includes free admission to children under 12 years old along with active military, veterans, front line workers and first responders.

Enjoy the gallery of highlights from the auction site on Thursday.

Opening Night Party at Zouk in Resorts World

LOT #112 – 1972 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 – $88,000

LOT #133.1 – 1972 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA COUPE – $96,800

LOT #139.1 – 1974 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – $88,000

LOT #143 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CONVERTIBLE – $99,000

LOT #143.1 – 1965 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE – $93,500

LOT #150 – 1967 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP – $101,200

A participant in the Driven Project and her driver pose on the auction block before their parade around Las Vegas

One of 11 children participating in the Driven Project smiles from the passenger seat of a supercar

 

One of the gas pumps in the automobilia auction was this Wayne 505 Union 76 Oil Gas Pump

These two gas pumps, a Shell Oil Bennett Model #756 and Sunoco Oil Wayne #70 Gas Pump, were highlights in this morning’s automobilia auction

A statue of a mammoth made out of spark plugs is on displayed by an exhibitor

LOT #140 – 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE YENKO RE-CREATION – $88,000