Vegas, Sin City, Frank Sinatra, a late career Elvis, where the grocery stores have slot machines and people must decide between buying eggs and taking a pull on the gears of old lady luck. Or, at least, this is the traditional view of the city, but most Phoenix Valley residents know that this image bears little resemblance to what modern day Vegas is. Over the past 20 years or so, this hot spot in the Nevada desert has transformed itself from an oasis for retirees and rat pack devotees, into a city wide amusement park for adults of every stripe.
Whether you are a Phoenix, Arizona resident looking to explore your inner Jean Luc Piccard at the Star Trek Experience, or are looking to explore your inner tech geek at the annual Consumer Electronics Expo, Vegas has you covered. And now, with the Barret Jackson Collector Car Auction, taking place the weekend of September 22nd, you can explore the world of vintage collector cars, and, if you were so inclined, you could take one or a few home with you.
But this is more than just an auction. Barret Jackson does car auctions a bit differently than the rest. It is better described as a car show really, or even a car festival, where automotive enthusiasts get together for a weekend, catch some rallies and seminars, look at some of the coolest and most unique collector cars on the planet, and then hopefully walk away with one or a few. The only thing that screams auction is the fact that you get to buy the art.
Among the classic offerings this year is the epitome of muscle, the 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 Hatchback (pictured above), as well as a 1954 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop, conjuring the decade with it’s curves and elaborate exterior decor.
Phoenix Valley auto enthusiast can reach the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas by taking US-93 northwest from the Phoenix Valley area. This route is not only the quickest, but it will take you through some of the most beautiful and desolate stretches of desert highway that Arizona has to offer.