Imagine yourself surrounded by muscle cars as if you were on a dealer’s showroom floor in the late 60’s or early 70’s. You would be treated to your choice of new and used American steel of all sorts. Now imagine the dealer represents all brands, not just Chevy, Ford, or Mopar. This is just a dream that you can only imagine, right? Wrong! This is a dream you can live at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in warm and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona January 23, 2016 — January 31, 2016.

The Barrett-Jackson auctions bring dreams to life as bidders pursue automobiles of all makes and models. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, “You never know what you’ll get.”

From that coveted high school car you once owned, to rare and exotic models, this annual event supplements a warm visit to the desert as only a car lover’s dream can imagine. Among the excitement of gleaming chrome, flawless paint jobs, panning cameras, and competitive bidding is the chance to experience the event of a lifetime. The air is filled with sounds of excitement as fast paced auctioning elevates prices to profile vehicle values that will leave you in awe and just might inspire you to “get busy” on that relic in the garage.

While the websites and marketing collateral create an allure to the auction, the real value of this event comes from the people who have attended in the past. Even then, a look at the website planted a version of my high school car, the 1966 Chevelle SS, right down in front of me. Mesmerized by the memories of trips to the Adirondacks, I stared at the picture remembering every line from the countless washings I once gave her. While researching this article, the author came across some very interesting feedback from those who have “been there”.

One such comment was that a man “Really liked their auctioneer.”

From the professional manner in which this event is run to the setting at Westworld in Scottsdale, the West’s most Midwestern town, this event will provide everlasting flashbacks while perhaps becoming the most memorable vacation you ever gave yourself. Of course it would further the experience if that memory included flicking the garage light on just to view your winning bid one more time before falling asleep. Don’t miss out on this impactful and exciting event. If you do, you might experience the same regret as selling your high school car.

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