Car buyers can watch Barrett-Jackson auctions live on the company's website, or they can visit the company's website to find locations of current auctions. Barrett-Jackson holds car auctions across the United States, including in Las Vegas, Nevada; Scottsdale, Arizona; Reno, Nevada; and Palm Beach, Florida.
Barrett-Jackson is an auction company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that auctions classic and antique cars as well as trucks, motorcycles, airplanes and boats. The Scottsdale event occurs at WestWorld and features fashion shows, drifting, demonstrations and Ride 'n Drive events in addition to selling over 1,000 vehicles. The event lasts eight days. The Palm Beach sale, which started in 2003, occurs at the Americraft Expo Center. The company sells 500 vehicles over three days at this event. The Las Vegas sale began in 2008 and occurs at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Speed Channel televised the events from 1997 until 2013. From 2013 to 2015, Fox Sports channels and National Geographic broadcast the events. Discovery Communications purchased the broadcast rights to Barrett-Jackson auctions in 2015.
Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson started Barrett-Jackson by organizing the Fiesta del Auto Elegance in 1967. They then organized a classic car auction in 1972 at which they sold Adolf Hitler's Mercedes-Benz 770K for $153,200. Jackson died in 1993, and Barrett died in 2004.