Barrett-Jackson Announces 2008 Scottsdale Auction Dates

Executives with the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company have announced that the 37th Annual Scottsdale, Ariz., “World’s Greatest Collector Car Event™” will take place January 12-20, 2008. From vintage muscle cars to pre-war gems, the world’s premier collector automobiles will star with luxurious lifestyle vendors and exclusive parties under the tents at WestWorld. The 2007 Scottsdale auction recorded sales of over $112 million for 1,271 classic cars, and raised over $4 million for various charities.

“Our Scottsdale automotive lifestyle event has become an annual pilgrimage for everyone connected to this hobby,” said Craig Jackson, CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “The Barrett-Jackson team is already working with SPEED, key sponsors, charities and consigners to make our 2008 Scottsdale event even more memorable.”

The annual Childhelp® Gala, Family Value Day and many other lifestyle aspects will also be part of the Scottsdale experience, making the week-long auto celebration attractive to families, as well as hardcore enthusiasts. SPEED cameras will roam the site to capture the action on and off the block. Additional event information and television schedules will be released later this year.

“The passion for auto collecting continues to thrive,” stated Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “As we wind down the 2007 auction season, there are several exciting milestones to reflect upon. Prices stabilized nicely, while the number of sponsors, exhibitors and individuals participating in our events continued to climb. And, we witnessed some of the most important sales in auction history. Between the quality of cars being offered and the steady demand, all facts seem to indicate that savvy collectors are confident in the market.”

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Events™” in Scottsdale and Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit