I had been going to the Barrett Jackson auctions in Arizona ever since they were at Legend City in Tempe and that has been since a number of years back, but I have never gone to one outside of Arizona, so I was happy to make it to Las Vegas this year. I expected to be in the parking lot at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, but found it almost 100% indoors. The “lot” where the cars were stored was inside a massive warehouse and the auction itself was in an arena that is probably typically used for a boxing match. Like many recent auctions Barrett Jackson Las Vegas was dominated by American iron and not many “real” sports cars.
Thursday began with the auction one-of-a-kind automotive collectibles. These collectibles were an eclectic mix of pedal cars, gas globes, service station signs and more including a seldom-available 1990s authorized Harley-Davidson neon dealership sign and several impeccably restored 1950s gas pumps. Many of the signs sat around the auditorium on the main floor.
I missed the good old days of the classic European sports and exotics, but got a couple of pictures that I hope you enjoy.
You can find the auction results here .