Find a road map to high­lights of Bar­rett-Jack­son car auc­tion

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Af­ter 47 years, the Bar­rett-Jack­son Col­lec­tor Car Auc­tion is still go­ing strong, emerg­ing as one of the most pop­u­lar events of the year. But you don’t need to be a car en­thu­si­ast to en­joy the event: There’s plenty to see, do, eat and drink, and we have your guide.

Af­ter 47 years, the Bar­rett-Jack­son Col­lec­tor Car Auc­tion is still go­ing strong and is one of the most pop­u­lar events of the year. More than 1,600 col­lec­tor cars will grace the auc­tion block at this year’s event, and 37 hours of the event will be cov­ered live on the Dis­cov­ery and Ve­loc­ity tele­vi­sion net­works.

You don’t need to be a col­lec­tor or car en­thu­si­ast to en­joy the event, though. There’s plenty to see, do, eat and drink over the course of the nine-day event.

Here are the top high­lights and what you should keep an eye on for the week.

Bring your kids

The week­end of Jan. 13 and 14 is a pre­view week­end, where all of the cars will be on dis­play and many ac­tiv­i­ties will be hap­pen­ing, but the auc­tion won’t be go­ing on yet.

QuikTrip Fam­ily Value Day

If you want to bring the fam­ily but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, check out Fam­ily Value Day on Satur­day, Jan. 13. Free ad­mis­sion is of­fered to chil­dren ages 12 and younger, and you can pe­ruse the gor­geous cars be­fore they hit the auc­tion block.

De­tails: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 13. $17-$25 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Free for chil­dren ages 12 and younger. Mon­ster En­ergy Mo­tor­cy­cle Stunt Shows Hap­pen­ing only dur­ing pre­view week­end, watch dare­dev­ils from Un­known In­dus­tries per­form some wild, heart-pound­ing stunts on their bikes. De­tails: 11-11:30 a.m., 1-1:30 p.m., 33:30 p.m., 4-4:30 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 13. 11-11:30 a.m., 2-2:30 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 14.

New to the auc­tion

STEAM City This hands-on new at­trac­tion shows kids how fun go­ing into STEAM (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, arts, math) fields can be. There will be a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing through­out the week.

De­tails: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 13 and Sun­day, Jan. 21. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 14. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15-Satur­day, Jan. 20. Bar­rett-Jack­son Restora­tion Garage

Lo­cated by the Prop­erty Room, this area will fea­ture ve­hi­cle builds from Fac­tory Five and RideTech, and demon­stra­tions from Cur­rie En­ter­prises, Blue Print En­gines, Prax­air and more.

De­tails: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 13. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 14 and Sun­day, Jan. 21. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15-Satur­day, Jan. 20.

Pop­u­lar re­turn­ing at­trac­tions

Ford Ride ’N Drives, Chevro­let Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides

Ever won­der what it’s like to be a pro­fes­sional race car driver? Get your chance at this pop­u­lar at­trac­tion as driv­ers take vis­i­tors on ex­hil­a­rat­ing rides on a closed course.

De­tails: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 13 and Sun­day, Jan. 21. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun­day, Jan. 14. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15-Satur­day, Jan. 20. Be­hind the Hobby Col­lec­tor Car Sym­po­siums

Pre­sented by Amer­i­can Car Col­lec­tor, th­ese talks and pan­els take place in the Equidome. The first events each day at 9 a.m. show­case in­dus­try ex­perts dis­cussing dif­fer­ent car-re­lated top­ics such as “The Fi­nances of Car Col­lect­ing,” “A De­bate: The Ten Best Amer­i­can Mus­cle Cars of All Time” and “The Bar­rett-Jack­son Au­to­mo­tive Ex­perts: Match­ing Numbers and How They Ef­fect Value.” The sec­ond events at 10 a.m. fea­ture tele­vi­sion per­son­al­i­ties such as ESPN an­nouncer and Bogi Lateiner and Cristy Lee, hosts of “All Girls Garage” on Ve­loc­ity. De­tails: 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15-Fri­day, Jan. 19.

Food ven­dors and bars

The food se­lec­tion at Bar­rett-Jack­son is more than just hot dogs and soda. There’s a num­ber of lo­cal restau­rants who par­tic­i­pate, in­clud­ing fam­i­ly­owned Honey Bear’s BBQ, Cold Beers & Cheese­burg­ers, a rapidly grow­ing lo­cal chain, and Karen’s Kreamer, an Avondale-based ice cream com­pany.

Sev­eral lo­cal food trucks will also be on­site in­clud­ing Munch­box, serv­ing grilled cheese sand­wiches and Off the

Hook Taco Truck, known for tasty fish and shrimp tacos.

For the 21 and older crowd, there’s bars serv­ing beer (Peroni, Miller, Coors, Blue Moon) and cock­tails (Tito’s, Evan Wil­liams) through­out the event.

Auc­tion cars to watch

There’s a lot of gor­geous and unique cars to hit the auc­tion block that will be ex­cit­ing to watch. Some come from pres­ti­gious col­lec­tors such as the Steve Tod­hunter Col­lec­tion, and oth­ers will raise money for wor­thy char­i­ties. 1951 Tal­bot Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (Lot #1381): When it was first built in France, it was known as be­ing the fastest tour­ing car. Con­sid­ered a work of art, this beauty is a one-of-a-kind by Jac­ques Saoutchik. 2015 Porsche 918 Spy­der (Lot

#1415): This sports car is ar­guable the most ad­vanced high-per­for­mance hy­brid on the mar­ket to­day, fin­ished in Rhodium sil­ver metal­lic. 1966 Shelby GT350 Pro­to­type

#001 (Lot #1406) : This is a rare pre-pro­duc­tion pro­to­type with 289ci V8 en­gine and T10 4-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion. Spe­cial fea­tures in­clude a vinyl roof and Pony in­te­rior. 2015 Fer­rari 458 Italia Spe­ciale (Lot #1431): This car was brought to the auc­tion as part of the im­pres­sive Steve

Tod­hunter Col­lec­tion. The black Fer­rari with red ac­cents was just one of 499 built, and goes from zero to 60 MPH in just over three sec­onds. ❚ 2017 Ford GT (Char­ity car, Lot

#3010): One of the rarest su­per­cars to­day, there were a lim­ited num­ber pro­duced in 2017. The stun­ning ve­hi­cle is painted a Liq­uid Blue and auc­tioned off by the Evern­ham Fam­ily-Rac­ing for a Rea­son Foun­da­tion, and ben­e­fit the Autism So­ci­ety of North Carolina’s IG­NITE Pro­gram. De­tails: 2:30-6 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15. 2 p.m. to auc­tion close Tues­day, Jan. 16. 10 a.m. to auc­tion close Wed­nes­day, Jan. 17-Satur­day, Jan. 20. 11 a.m. to auc­tion close Sun­day, Jan. 21.

Au­to­mo­bilia auc­tion

In ad­di­tion to cars, Bar­rett-Jack­son will fea­ture an auc­tion of fine and rare au­to­mo­tive col­lectibles, in­clud­ing signs, posters, hood or­na­ments and gas pumps, all at no re­serve.

This year some of the more in­ter­est­ing items in­clude a trans­porta­tion­themed carousel by Wil­helm Hen­necke (Lot #9499), which is one of only five im­por­tant to North Amer­ica in the 1950s, a 1928 Stan­dard Oil Wayne Model #519 vis­i­ble gas pump (Lot #8980) and 1940s Mo­bil Oil re­stored ser­vice sta­tion fuel is­land with two orig­i­nal Mo­bil M/S 80 lighted-script-top gas pumps (Lot #9386). De­tails: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon­day, Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues­day, Jan. 16, 8:30-10 a.m. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 17 through Sun­day, Jan. 21. Full event de­tails: Jan. 13-21. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day. WestWorld of Scotts­dale, 16601 N. Pima Road. QuikTrip Fam­ily Value Day on Jan. 13 is $14-$25, and free for age 12 and younger. $17-$80 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $8-$35 for ages 612 on Jan. 15-22; free for age 5 or younger. $10-$50 for twi­light-auc­tion hours, af­ter 5 p.m. $70-$195 for an all-week pass. 480-421-6694, bar­rett-jack­son.com.

PA­TRICK BREEN/THE REPUB­LIC

Justin Bieber's 2011 Fer­rari 458 Italia en­ters the auc­tion floor at Bar­rett-Jack­son on Jan. 21, 2017, at WestWorld in Scotts­dale.

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