If you’ve always dreamed of sliding behind the wheel of your very own Ferrari or cruising down the road in a vintage Chevy Coupe, then January in the city of Scottsdale is for you. With nationally renowned auction houses bringing a diverse collection of the country’s hottest vehicles to town, this month is the perfect time for any car buff to visit Scottsdale. Here are a few events you won’t want to miss.
41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction: Westworld of Scottsdale presents a week-long event that every car fan will love. The world’s finest automobiles will be complemented by art, fashion and gourmet cuisine at this incredible event, which takes place January 15th through the 22nd. Rock legend Bret Michaels will perform at the opening gala before auctioning off a 2004 Bentley Continental GT as well as other items from his personal garage.
Russo & Steele: Promoted as an auction for car enthusiasts run by car enthusiasts, Russo & Steele has gained a national reputation for auction-day excitement. With a high-energy arena-style environment that puts buyers right on the floor with the merchandise, Russo & Steele creates one of the most interactive and intense moment-of-purchase experiences around. The event happens January 18th through the 22nd at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Loop 101.
Gooding & Company: Scottsdale Fashion Square hosts this prestigious event January 20th and 21st, when some of the finest antique, sports and racing cars visit Scottsdale. Gooding & Company specializes in high-end automobiles that fetch record-setting prices. Last year’s visit to Scottsdale proved lucrative when the 2009 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione sold for a bank-busting $2.09 million dollars.
Silver Auctions: Founded as a way for serious car buyers to take a step back from the glitz and glamour of other shows and get right down to business, Silver Auctions is the place for the down-to-earth buyer who’s looking for that newly refurbished 1960 Chevy Impala or 1937 Dodge D5 convertible. Check it out on January 20th or 21st at the Fort McDowell Resort & Casino.
Even if you don’t have millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, there’s no reason to miss out on all the fun these fine car auctions bring to the city of Scottsdale this January. And who knows – the next time you visit Scottsdale, you just might be driving your dream car down Camelback Road.