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Barrett-Jackson comes to Scottsdale with record number of cars for auction

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PHOENIX — The Barrett-Jackson classic car auction rolls back into Scottsdale this weekend and it’s set to be a record-breaking experience in its 49th year.

Almost 2,000 no-reserve vehicles will cross the block starting Saturday until Jan. 19 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, eclipsing the record for any public collector car auction of 1,800 vehicles set last year.

The high volume of cars up for auction is causing the vehicle display space to expand into the WestWorld Equidome south of the arena.

“This year’s Scottsdale auction is proving that the collector car market is operating at top speed,” Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said in a press release. “With the largest publicly consigned no-reserve docket in auction history, we’re encouraging our guests to come early and stay late to enjoy the full Barrett-Jackson experience throughout the week.”

The auction officially begins on Monday, with the first two days of the event being preview days.

As usual, vehicles from celebrities will get the red carpet treatment.

This year, celebrity cars for auction include Simon Cowell’s 2009 Bentley Azure Convertible and 1977 Custom Built Ford Bronco, three vehicles from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway’s 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s 2018 Ford Shelby GT350.

Twenty one vehicles owned by the late Paul Walker, who starred in the “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise, will also be up for sale at the auction.

All-event passes costs $190 for adults and $80 for children until Friday. Those prices will jump to $195 for adults and $95 for children in the following days.

Daily ticket prices will increase over the course of the event.

Adult tickets start at $25 and tickets for children start at $15 for Monday. Prices will jump to $80 for adults and $35 for children on Saturday.

Discounts are available for seniors, military members and seniors.

VIP ticket packages are also for sale throughout the event.

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