Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction: Some Awesome and Some Not-Awesome
|Photo by Matthew Hendley|
|Batmobile -- it's pretty awesome.|
For most people around the country, that experience is given to you through the boob tube, but the in-person experience is a bit more than watching two dudes fight over who gets to throw more money at the same Camaro you could've sworn has been auctioned off 10 times already.
-Slideshow: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale 2013
So, after inhaling a couple hours of Barrett-Jackson yesterday, we're going to fill you in on some of the awesome stuff there that you won't see on TV, as well as some of the not-so-awesome stuff.
For example, here's something awesome: You and a friend can drag race Mustangs -- inside a building. It's on a dyno, if you didn't figure that part, and they're not your Mustangs, so that's pretty cool. On the other hand, something not-awesome is the auction hall itself. Like going to an NFL game, unless you pony up the money for some good seats, you're not seeing as much as you'd see in HD on your television set. You don't get to look the smug rich fellow dead in the eye when he nods his head in approval to drop six figures on a purple Barracuda.
That said, here's our completely non-inclusive list of awesome and not-awesome from Barrett-Jackson:
- Awesome: BMW M3 recliner
- Not awesome: Cars that belong on used-car lot
- Awesome: Batmobile
- Not awesome: This