Being born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett Jackson auction has always been an event for looking. Never once in my years of going has it been to purchase a vehicle or even sell one. I have always gone because to me, as a little girl, as a teenager, and now as a young adult it is a car show and an opportunity to see some of the most unique and rare cars in the world.
What appeals to me about Barrett-Jackson is its diversity. You never know what you will come across. I remember running around with my dad, looking at all the beautiful cars and what I love so much about that is that each car has its own story from its own time. I love the glamorous long hoods and rolling fenders from the ’20s and ’30s, to the more angled and bubble-esk cars of the ’40s and ’50s into the powerhouse ‘60s and ’70s muscle cars, and the more modern cars I see roaming the streets today.
As I walked around Barrett-Jackson today I had a new appreciation for these cars that can be attributed to fond memories of riding shot gun in some of my dad’s old hot rods and hearing him passionately talk about his dream cars the years before. This year I took Barrett-Jackson in stride and decided to look at the cars as if I was window shopping for my future car collection.
Here are some of the cars I wanted to take home with me and why: