The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. has settled on March 20-27 as the new dates for its annual Scottsdale auction this year.
The rescheduling comes after Barrett-Jackson opted to postpone its annual January auction amid rising COVID-19 cases in the Valley.
The event, held at WestWorld of Scottsdale, coincides with the rescheduling of the Goodguys 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals, which is now slated for April 16-18.
“We sincerely appreciate the efforts made by the city of Scottsdale to help us return to an auction that will look and feel much like our annual January event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson said in a press release. “We’re also grateful to Goodguys for their flexibility in moving their March Spring Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale to April. Working together, we found a solution that works for everyone.”
Barrett-Jackson had postponed much of its auction schedule last year as the pandemic worsened during the summer. The company moved to online auctions before holding a live event in the fall in Scottsdale that was a trial run with safety measures in place to protect participants.
The company worked with the city of Scottsdale to develop a plan for the auction that included work done by the city at WestWorld.
"Immediately prior to Barrett-Jackson’s special fall auction, the city completed facility upgrades at WestWorld to add air-sanitizing technology and other systems that make it a safer environment,” said Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane said in a press release. “Since that successful event, additional systems have been installed the venue is better equipped than ever for public events.”
Andrew Ebel, chief operating officer of Goodguys, said the rescheduling will help provide good events for the region’s auto enthusiasts.
“After plenty of discussions, we are pleased that we could come to a mutually beneficial agreement with everyone involved,” said Goodguys COO Andrew Ebel. “The city of Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson and local automotive enthusiasts all win with this new schedule. We look forward to putting on a fun and safe event over the new dates in April.”
Despite it’s smaller size, Barrett-Jackson’s fall Scottsdale auction brought in $23.5 million in sales from 442 cars.