Barrett-Jackson - The World's Greatest Auction?
Photo highlights from this summer's Las Vegas auction. With Houston this weekend, what makes Barrett-Jackson the entertaining spectacle it is?
Car auctions don't have to be boring. Sure, the cars can be interesting, but what makes an auction a SHOW goes far beyond just the metal on stage. You have to have energy and charisma, keeping action going and going. This is a televised event with thousands upon thousands of viewers during each auction weekend after all, without excitement, who would want to watch?
Leave it to the talented crew of television personalities providing commentary, and auctioneers giving livewire performances as if they've each downed a case of Red Bull. Hundreds of cars are sold each day, filling an entire convention center, from modest dailies that you can buy for under $10,000 even, to collector supercars over $1,000,000. As you can tell, it really is the people that make auction like Barrett-Jackson special, both upfront for the audience and behind the scenes that help make this show happen. When photographing the Vegas event, I found the people to be the more interesting aspect and loved capturing the intensity and emotion of these talented auctioneers.
This weekend, from 9/16 - 9/18, Barrett-Jackson will be in Houston, Texas before heading to both Palm Beach and Scottsdale. You can tune into the action yourself here on Barrett-Jackson.com.