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Speed Channel has already started hyping their Barrett Jackson Auction coverage by incessantly playing reruns of last year's event. This year's auction is scheduled for January 13-18 and will have heavy coverage by Speed. Some of the highlights of this year's Barrett Jackson auction will be the first production Thunderbird, a collection of high performance Yenko Chevrolets and a Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Overall, they will offer nearly 1,000 collector vehicles.
In addition to the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, several other companies are having auctions in the area that same week. Silver, Kruse and Russo and Steele will each be having multi-day events. R&M and Gooding will each be hosting one-day, high end auctions on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 respectively. Some of these may be taped to be seen on other cable channels at a later date.
Every car guy* should make a point of going to Scottsdale in January at least once in their life just to say they did it. Barrett Jackson is especially adrenalin pumping and raucous like an NFL game or even WWE wrestling. Like those types of events, once you've experienced them, they're often better viewed from the comfort of your home.