Long May You Run – Car Show Mania!

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January is the time of the year when the Valley of the Sun turns into Car Show & Car Auction mania. For those of us that enjoy classic cars, there is no better place to be than the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Auto enthusiasts from around the world converge to not only buy and sell cars but automotive memorabilia of all types. Here is a quick rundown on just some of the events happening in January 2019.


If there is only one event that auto enthusiast must put on their bucket list it is the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction. Each January hundreds of thousands of buyers, sellers and spectators descend on West World of Scottsdale to participate in this world-class event. Scheduled this year for January 12 through January 20, it is the largest and longest collector car event of its type.

Visit: https://www.barrett-jackson.com/

HINT: If you are going as a spectator to enjoy viewing the thousands of collectible autos. You can purchase discount tickets after 5 p.m. and still have plenty of time to visit the entire fairgrounds.

Russo and Steele

Russo and Steele, which specializes in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods, and customs, has been hosting their event in Scottsdale since 2001. For 2019 the auction, which will include more than 800 classic cars.  The event happens at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on January 16 to 20.

Visit: https://russoandsteele.com/auctions/

Gooding & Company

Over the past decade in Scottsdale, Gooding & Company has auctioned exceptional collectible automobiles. If you like Bugatti, Ferrari, and Rolls Royce supercars check out this event. The 2019 auction takes place on January 18 and 19 at the auction house near Fashion Square Mall and OId Town Scottsdale.

Visit: https://www.goodingco.com/auction/scottsdale-2019/


Bonham’s a privately owned British auction house of fine art and antiques will host its collector car auction at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale on January 15, 16, and 17, 2019. This year there are several cars that are anticipated to sell in the $2M+ range as well as dozens of cars starting from the $25K range.

Visit: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25101/

RM Sotheby's

One of my favorite events is the RM Sotheby’s Auction. It is a well-respected investment-grade collector car auction. Each year their sales exceed $35M in rare collectibles. In 2017, the owner of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster took home a cool $6.6 million. RM Sotheby's takes place in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on January 16, 17 and 18, 2019.

Visit: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AZ19

HINT: January 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. is a FREE public preview.











Silver Auctions Arizona

With over 400 classic and collectible muscle cars the Silver Auction has grown into one of Arizona’s largest. For 2019 The Silver Car Auction will be held on January 11 through Jan 13 at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, AZ.

Visit: https://www.silverauctionsaz.com/

Future Classic Car Show

The Future Classics Car Show is a one-day free event featuring over 100 US domestic, Japanese, and European vehicles manufactured between the mid-1970s and present day. It will be held at The Scottsdale Quarter Sunday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m.

Visit: https://futureclassiccarshow.com/

McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Classic Car Show

McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Classic Car Show in the parking lot surrounding McDonald's is held from 4-8 pm, every Saturday, 52 weeks of the year.  This free open-air event is a great way to see hundreds of classic, hot rod, and muscle cars while listening to 50s and 60s era music. In January the number of cars and spectators swells in relation to all the automobile buffs that are visiting the valley. It is a great way to spend an early Saturday evening.

Visit: https://www.thepavilionsattalkingstick.com/Events/mcdonalds-rock-n-roll-car-show-every-saturday-from-4-8pm.html


So if you are a car aficionado, there is no better place to be than the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro in January.

Let me close this article with a chance to listen to one of my favorite car songs. Performed by Neil Young and Stephen Stills it is an ode to a classic memory. Long May You Run.




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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Wow - the Phoenix area does have a lot of car shows and auctions for the car buff!  

Jan 08, 2019 05:48 PM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love classic cars.  But, nothing can take away the memory of a 1955 Chevy Convertible I bought back in 1962.  My dad made me take it back because he thought convertibles were unsafe.  I saw one at a car show not long ago, and wanted to cry.

Jan 09, 2019 12:38 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I would love to know what a collectible Bugatti goes for!!!!!

Jan 09, 2019 03:53 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Joseph. I am an antique car lover as well. Would great to see these cars.

Jan 09, 2019 07:23 AM #4
Kevin J. May
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Had to come back for all of those links and of course THAT song, what a beautiful song.

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