Barrett-Jackson Celebrates 50 Years of Auctions and Community in 2022

Photo credit: Barrett-Jackson

Photo credit: Barrett-Jackson

As we enter year three of a brutal pandemic, many in-person events still haven’t returned. Auto auctions are no exception, but 2022 promises to be a good year for well-heeled collectors and enthusiasts alike. Barrett-Jackson, one of the most recognizable names in the automotive world, is counting on strong demand from a car buying public tired of being couped up inside to power its 50th anniversary auction, taking place this week in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The event runs from last Saturday, January 22, through Sunday January 30. The anniversary festivities will include special video memories and other throwback segments throughout the event. Additionally, automakers and other sponsors will be on hand with vehicle experiences, product demonstrations, thrill rides, and live music. Celebrities will be on hand to auction vehicles for charity and some events will feature well-known automotive personalities such as Wayne Carini and Ken Lingenfelter.


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GPK Auctions Welcomes First East Coast SEMA Event

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In February 2022, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) head to the Atlantic City Auction & Car Show.

GPK Auctions is excited to welcome Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) to the Atlantic City Auction & Car Show which will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center, February 10th – 12th, 2022!

GPK Auctions and SEMA/HRIA have teamed up to create a powerhouse event in Atlantic City! This notable partnership will emerge with the upcoming 2022 Atlantic City Auction & Car Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The 2022 event will represent a “preview” of the changes on the horizon. The SEMA/HRIA footprint will begin as the Title Sponsor of the Deuce’s Wild Custom Build Competition featuring the “SEMA/HRIA – Best Build of the Show” Grand Prize Award of $15,000

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Monterey Car Week auctions predicted to break $320 million in sales

Monterey Car Week has returned with a bang.

The annual California gathering was canceled last year due to coronavirus restrictions, but is in full swing for 2021 with a slate of a half-dozen auctions that kicked off with a $34.4 million haul at RM Sotheby’s on Thursday night.

Hagerty estimates that the auctions will pull in over $320 million at an average of over $400,000 per sale, which would for surpass the $255 million total from 2019.

“This year’s Monterey Car Week auctions include excitement around the traditional sectors of the collector car market, like prewar cars and 1950’s Ferraris. However, newer cars may well prove to be the top sellers in 2021,” Hagerty vice president of automotive intelligence Brian Rabold said.

Among the cars sold at RM Sotheby’s was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, that went for $9,520,000, which Hagerty says

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