As of 2015, the largest classic car show in Arizona is the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show in Scottsdale. It was founded in 1971 when classic car collectors Thomas Barrett and Russ Jackson had a sales event to reduce some of their own inventory.
Barrett-Jackson specializes in offering a unique and diverse inventory. The company is the leader in automotive lifestyle events and classic car auctions. The show attracts both high-end buyers and enthusiasts who enjoy looking at classic cars. There are also Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Shows in Palm Beach, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. The car show and auction take place in January of each year.