5/25/2018 7:41:27 PM

Written by Barbara Toombs   In May 1886, Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John Stith Pemberton nailed the formula for what was to become known as Coca-Cola. But it was his bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, who suggested the name Coca-Cola and designed the now world-famous script logo, suggesting that “the two Cs would look well in advertising.” […]

5/25/2018 6:03:14 PM

Written by Barbara Toombs     More than 130 years ago, in the small town of McPherson, Kansas, about 45 minutes north of Wichita, McPherson College was founded. The liberal arts institution focused on career-oriented education from the start, and the 700 or students on the 27-acre campus today can choose majors from more than […]

5/25/2018 2:28:24 AM

    In early 2017, Barrett-Jackson announced a partnership with Hotels for Hope to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Fans traveling to Barrett-Jackson events can book rooms through Barrett-Jackson.com and Hotels for Hope will donate $2 of every actualized hotel room night booked to the American Heart Association. “Our company was founded […]

5/23/2018 7:56:36 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     It’s been a long time since anything resembling a showroom-stock car raced in a national stock car event, but that wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the sport, the race cars very much resembled the cars found in dealer showrooms, and the engines […]

5/22/2018 11:03:23 PM

  Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign, spearheaded by the company’s Vice President of Brand Strategy, Carolyn Mullany-Jackson, to raise funds as well as much-needed awareness for the American Heart Association, hit the road in April and headed to Florida. Auction-goers at the 16th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach event couldn’t help but notice the heart-wise messaging throughout […]

5/21/2018 9:55:43 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen     In 1953, General Motors decided to go all-in with a dramatic traveling show called Motorama, which was designed to show the American public just how bold and daring the world’s largest automaker could be when it came to creating dream cars. General Motors picked the posh […]

5/8/2018 8:54:15 PM

  Barrett-Jackson continually sets the pace in the collector car world with its innovative No Reserve auction format. Barrett-Jackson auctions represent true snapshots of the market, where trends are frequently established and record prices are set. No Reserve auctions are the exception in the collector car hobby. Most of the high-frequency auctions out there these […]

5/2/2018 9:13:47 PM

  1. How do I sell my car at a Barrett-Jackson auction? The first step in the selling (known in the auction world as “consigning”) process is to complete a Preliminary Consignment Request Form, including photos and a copy of your title, front and back. You can get started HERE. After we have received your […]

5/1/2018 5:09:50 PM

  There is always much to do and see at every Barrett-Jackson event. The rolling works of art that make their way across the auction block are certainly the showstoppers, however – especially when you gaze at a brilliantly chromed grille, a stylistic name badge, a striking hood ornament, the flowing line of a fender or some […]

4/23/2018 9:02:24 PM

  Barrett-Jackson’s 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction was the most successful ever, with record attendance, the largest number of registered bidders for the event and record auction sales results of $39.4 million. Nearly 700 collector cars were sold, including those from three impressive collections, highlighted by 145 vehicles from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams […]

4/18/2018 7:48:21 PM

Written by Chris Griggs       It’s the first piece of car buying advice everyone receives: The moment you drive a new car off the lot, it starts depreciating. For the next 7-10 years, your car is going to keep dropping in value; it’s just a simple fact that’s as certain as death and […]

4/15/2018 9:53:18 PM

  An early morning rain shower did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of fans on the final day of the 16th Annual Palm Beach Auction! Guests continued to stream through the gates, eager to catch a glimpse of the many collector cars on display, check out all the activities around the site and watch the […]

4/15/2018 12:24:19 AM

  A busy day three at Barrett-Jackson saw some impressive sales on the famous auction block, with visitors filling the arena to watch the final 90 cars from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection go to their new homes, along with more than 100 fine collectible vehicles. Crowd favorites from the Cars of Dreams […]

4/14/2018 12:15:58 AM

  Many bidders saw their dreams come true today as they went home with the first vehicles from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection. More than 50 cars, trucks, motorcycles and even a tractor from the much-anticipated collection made their way across the block today, with a favorite being a 1966 Good Humor Ice […]

4/12/2018 11:40:40 PM

  Kicking off what is set to be the best Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction to date, Wednesday night’s entertaining Opening Night Gala featured the larger-than-life John Staluppi not only talking about his Cars of Dreams Collection but serenading the crowd with a rousing rendition of “My Way.” It was just one of many memorable moments […]

4/11/2018 4:01:20 PM

  The Palm Beach area has no shortage of excellent dining options. We’ve chosen a dozen just a short drive from the South Florida Fairgrounds that have topped the list of foodie favorites in recent months. The good news is that most of them are open late for dinner, so you won’t have to miss […]

4/11/2018 1:19:35 AM

Written by Barbara Toombs     Rick Solis’ love of cars came through at an early age. He remembers his grandfather in southern Illinois introducing him to his 1969 Ford LTD when he was just 8 or 9 years old. “He taught me how to drive that when I was really little,” Rick remembers. “That’s […]

4/10/2018 12:21:55 AM

Written by Barbara Toombs     To Miles Collier, the automobile is far, far more than a mode of transportation. It is an invention that has profoundly contributed to our culture and history; a powerful and influential cultural icon that became an agent of change and human progress. Collier knows a thing or two about […]

4/9/2018 9:45:38 PM

  Through the auction of 10 vehicles totaling $6.21 million at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson hit – and surpassed –$100 million raised for worthy causes to date through the company’s unique platform. That tradition of giving back, which has been an integral element of Barrett-Jackson since day one, will continue at the Palm Beach […]

4/6/2018 6:20:21 PM

Written by Chris Griggs     It’s no secret vintage trucks and SUVs have been rising stars in the collector car world over the past few years. These classic off-roaders came from very utilitarian roots, when the only people who owned one had a bona fide need for four-wheel drive. Due to this, it’s not […]

4/5/2018 9:11:24 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Magnante     Nines With Light. If you knew what this meant before the 2017 New York International Auto Show (where the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was officially announced), you were one of the tightly knit team of Dodge engineers and designers tasked with bringing the already ferocious […]

4/4/2018 9:20:56 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     If there’s one thing Detroit automakers had well-sorted by the 1950s, it was cradle-to-grave marketing. The “car for every purse and purpose” philosophy – as GM’s Alfred Sloan so notably put it – was alive and well. The big manufacturers offered a portfolio of brands, offering […]

4/3/2018 4:50:11 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen   When Dodge unleashed the Viper sports car on the unsuspecting public in 1992, there was no mystery, no pretense, no hidden message about what the car was or what it represented. The first-generation Viper roadsters were as subtle as a flamethrower, as refined as a sledgehammer and […]

4/2/2018 6:11:42 PM

  “Mr. President, sell that car!” Those are five words I would have never imagined hearing on our auction block two decades ago. I’d like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all who made our 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction one of our most memorable events to date. At this year’s Scottsdale Auction we crossed […]

3/28/2018 4:48:55 PM

Written by independent automotive journalist Steve Statham     The late, great Carroll Shelby knew exactly what drivers wanted in his cars: The basic style of a Mustang, but with vastly superior accelerations, braking, handling and, yes, appearance. Shelby began modifying first-generation Mustangs by creating the small-block GT350 in 1965. But within three years, Ford […]