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What to Know and Where to Go: Arizona Car Week 2024

This year’s Arizona auctions are just days away — and there’s a lot to do and see while you’re on-site in the Valley of the Sun. Here’s what to expect:

The Arizona Concours

Sunday, January 21, 7 am (Concours Plus Admission) 9 am (General Admission)

The Scottsdale Civic Center

3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd,

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The reborn Arizona Concours returns for its second year at the Scottsdale Civic Center the weekend prior to most of this year’s collector car auction action.  This year’s theme is “The Art of Automotive Design,” and more than 100 world-class cars will be on-site to compete for honors. Linkage Publisher Donald Osborne returns to emcee, joined by Amanda Busick, Fox Sports motorsports presenter and reporter.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or day of show for $100 each. Concours Plus Admission is $125 and includes early admission and access to the Saturday Lecture Series.

Learn more here.


Barrett-Jackson

Saturday, January 20 through Sunday, January 28, gates open at 8 am.

WestWorld of Scottsdale

16601 N. Pima Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The Scottsdale auction is Barrett-Jackson’s flagship event, running from January 20 through January 28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This is a lot more than an auto auction, too — in fact, the night before the gates open — January 19 — Barrett-Jackson is putting on a “Rock the Block” concert featuring Foreigner, and on Sunday, there’s the Future Classics car show, presented by Meguiar’s. Dodge is back to provide thrill rides, as is Toyota, and the Barrett-Jackson Cup will bring together 50 top custom cars that compete for honors, both from judges Bobby Alloway and Troy Trepanier, and also the crowd on-site. 

Linkage’s Managing Editor Jim Pickering will take part in a Future Collectibles Symposium on Tuesday, January 23, joined by industry experts and Linkage contributors Jay Harden, Sam Stockham, Sean Morris and Tyson Hugie. It’s free to attend for Barrett-Jackson attendees.

And then there’s the auction itself, which will present 1,900 no-reserve lots, all crossing the block throughout the week. Star cars include a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, a 2019 Ford GT, a 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF, a 1965 Shelby GT350 and many, many more.

Learn more here.


Bonhams|Cars

The Scottsdale Auction

Preview: Tuesday, January 23 to Thursday, January 25, 9 am.

Auction: Thursday, January 25, 10 am.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Pittman Lawn, West Lot

6902 E. Greenway Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Bonhams|Cars always puts on a great show at the Westin Kierland, offering a good range of fantastic cars in a welcoming setting. Classics will be well represented this year, starting with a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan that was formerly owned by Her Majesty Queen Maria of Yugoslavia. Joining that is a 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster, a 1936 Packard 1407 Twelve Coupe Roadster and a collection of 27 no-reserve cars from the Maine Classic Car Collection.

Linkage will have a booth at the Bonhams auction as well — come by and see editors Chester Allen and Jim Pickering, and sign up for a renewal at our special show rate!

Learn more here.


RM Sotheby’s 

Arizona

Preview: Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25, 10 am.

Auction: Thursday, January 25, 2 pm.

The Arizona Biltmore

2400 E. Missouri Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85016

RM Sotheby’s annual kickoff auction will be full of blue-chip collectibles, all presented at the beautiful and architecturally significant Arizona Biltmore. 

This year’s event will offer a 2020 McLaren Speedtail, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, a 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort, a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, a 1984 Audi Sport Quattro, a 1957 Porsche 356 Outlaw by Emory and a 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino “Chairs and Flares,” among many others.

See the consignments here.


Worldwide Auctioneers

The Scottsdale Auction

Preview: Wednesday, January 24 through Thursday, January 25, 9 am.

Auction: Friday, January 26, 11 am.

Singh Meadows

1490 E. Weber Dr

Tempe, AZ 85288

Worldwide is known for having a good selection of classics and sports cars at its January event, and this year backs that up with a presentation that includes a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, a 2005 Ford GT, a 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago six-speed, a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, a 1940 Packard Darrin 1807 Convertible Sedan and a 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton, among others. 

See the complete online catalog here.


MAG Auctions

Classic Car Auction

Thursday, January 25 through Saturday, January 27. Doors open at 9 am. Memorabilia auction starts at 10 am, cars to follow.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

10438 WeKoPa Way

Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

MAG’s event offers an escape from some of the bustle of the Scottsdale area, taking place out in Fort McDowell — a comfortable drive from town. Of course, out there you’ll be welcomed with a good selection of sub-$100k (and $100k-plus) collector cars and trucks. Muscle, Americana and GM/Ford trucks will be thick on the ground here, from stock to mild to wild. 

See the consignment list here.

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