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“I love this state,” Jackson says. “We go up to the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. There’re just so many things to see here, I love it.”


In 1995, car collector extraordinaire, Brian Jackson, fell ill and, within months, had passed away. His 35-year-old brother, Craig, had two choices: To let the empire his late dad and older brother established and nurtured with Tom Barrett, who had retired in 1997 and passed away in 2004, continue its course on autopilot, or to steer the future of Barrett-Jackson car auctions in a new direction. Through Jackson’s role as chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson has risen from the niche car collector’s industry and staked claim as the greatest car collector’s auction in the world. (There are four annual auctions: Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Orange County and Palm Beach.)