For the first time ever, Barrett-Jackson teamed up with QuintEvents to provide their fanbase in Arizona with a one-of-a-kind, incomparable VIP experience in Scottsdale: the Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience!
Saying the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is small in any way is a large understatement. From the WestWorld of Scottsdale facility, to the sea of people in attendance, to the mass of cars being auctioned of, to the amount of money bid, Barrett-Jackson once again surpassed expectations. And a large part of that was the new edition of the Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience.
Read on to learn what the
Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience entailed, get a recap of what some of the most infamous collectable cars went for this weekend, and learn how you can become a Barrett-Jackson VIP in 2016!
The Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience in a Nutshell
Essentially, a Barrett-Jackson VIP holds the most elite level of access at Barrett-Jackson. There were two different levels of access available (VIP Luxury Reserve and Gold VIPs), and fans were given the option of three or nine-day access.
Barrett-Jackson VIPs with access to the VIP Luxury Reserve had unlimited access at the event. Guests were granted access to the Skybox overlooking the auction stage and access to the outdoor hospitality tent looking into the Staging Lane where they were invited to relax in comfortable seating with TV coverage, escape the masses, and enjoy premium open bars and complimentary gourmet fare.
Gold VIP guests received the same amenities, but without access to the Skybox.
Additionally, guests had front row seating on the auction floor, received access to walk through the VIP staging lane and even up on the auction block, and access into the Bidder's Bar!
Through these VIP connections, Barrett-Jackson VIPs were even able to meet and mingle with car industry stars such as Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage and Fast 'N Loud, and Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele from Kindig It Designs.
Tours were also conducted throughout the weekend by Barrett-Jackson General Manager, Nick Cardinale. Guests were taken through the Staging Lane and up on the block to meet VIP guests such as famous Barrett-Jackson auctioneer, Spanky, and the man himself, Craig Jackson. Then, Barrett-Jackson VIPs were taken through the production area, allowing them to see how Discovery and Velocity conduct their on-air activities to broadcast such a large event.
And since an approved bidders' application and bidder's badge was included in Barrett-Jackson VIP access, multiple guests bought cars and memorabilia throughout the weekend! Congrats, Barrett-Jackson VIPs!
Regular VIPs (not Barrett-Jackson VIPs) only received access to the Bidder's Bar, Staging Lane and auction floor. And since there were so many regular VIPs, the Barrett-Jackson VIP access was a hot commodity... everyone wanted it!
Barrett-Jackson is an event of epic proportions and with the amount of fans it draws in, people need an escape from the masses. Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience was just that - an escape.
Anything and everything a fan could want while at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction was included with the VIP Experience. Want to see for yourself? Search #BarrettJacksonVIP on social media to see the happenings in real time!
The Auction Recap
To put into perspective the massive amounts of money spent on some of the world's most fabulous collector cars, $45.1 million was the total sold on THURSDAY! There were still three days left to go!
The numbers are only continuing to increase as the final pieces in Ron Pratte's collection sold last night, including the GM Futureliner and the Supersnake, for multiple millions of dollars. The event has been record-breaking.
For a full list of the collections sold and the price each car went for, visit Barrett-Jackson's website.
YOU Can Attend Next Year!
Here's the best part; after the fantastic success of the Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience program at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, QuintEvents is proud to announce its return to Arizona in 2016!
Official Ticket Packages for the 2016 Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience have yet to be released, but you can add your name to the Quick Call Back List today to be the first contacted when they go on sale. Click the button below or call 1-866-834-8663 to add your name to the Quick Call Back List today.
Follow the experience on social media using the hashtags #BarrettJacksonVIP and #BarrettJackson.