The Barrett Jackson Auction is so large that many automotive vendors have exhibits, with entire massive tents set up for them.
A company called Radical Racing of Canada build reasonably priced (for race cars) ready to race cars.
A prototype Lincoln Star.
A group known as the Future Car Collectors had a show on the grounds as well, with some very cool cars in a great setting.
Let’s take a closer look at the purple Lamborghini Diablo. Not really sure why they call it a future car collector, as this has clearly been collectable for decades.
A BMW M4
Volvo wagons aren’t normally the type of car to be tricked out, but it works.
There were some great paint jobs.
Another in the category of ‘not normally tricked out’ – a Tesla.
After checking out the Future Car Collectors show I made my way to a row of very long tents, with even more cars headed to the auction.
A customized 1935 Chrysler Airflow.
A 1930 Chevrolet Paddy Wagon.
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Custom Sedan.
Another customized classic – a 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II. Note the size of the tent, 5 rows of cars that was about 300′ long, and there were 6 of these tents in addition to the huge completely indoor tents seen in Part 1 of the auction.
This is the first in a series of automotive postings from a fantastic day in the Phoenix area, starting with the legendary Barrett Jackson Auto Auction.
I went to preview day for the auction, so the facility was stuff with almost 2000 cars to be auctioned. In addition there was a complementary custom car show outside, as well as a collection of prototypes and other vehicles from the major manufacturers, and a collection of petroliana. Car junkie paradise.
We start with a 2021 Ferrari SF90.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
The famous wing of a 1970 Plymouth Superbird along with a great roadrunner neon sign.
Having been a Frank Lloyd Wright fan for many years we took the opportunity to visit Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. What served as his winter home and a school from 1937 until 1959 when he died, Taliesin West continues to this day as an architecture school.
While it differs from what most think of a FLW design, it does pay tribute to the local native people, as well as celebrates the abundant sunshine that Arizona provides.
The facility uses Native American symbols and designs throughout.
Wright’s design made a connection to the desert in the use of long, low, sweeping lines.
When they were building the site they found Native petroglyphs onsite.
The landscaping throughout provides vivid color from the flowering bushes.
There is significant use of stone throughout.
The interior, as with most FLW design, has extensive built in furniture.