- Auctions postponed or taken online at Scottsdale this year
- Barrett-Jackson’s January sale moved to March
- Gooding & Co. online, RM Sotheby’s, Russo & Steele go to hybrid models
Like the swallows returning to Capistrano or the fish flies returning to Grosse Pointe, the world’s collector car crowd goes to Scottsdale every January to seek out – and outbid – for their favorite classic car. Or they used to, until this whole Covid thing came along. Now the first event of the new year, one that could potentially have been “normal” – looks like it’ll be upended, just like everything else in the now-soon-to-be old year.
Barrett-Jackson is the grandaddy of the Scottsdale, Arizona winter collector car auctions, sort of the way the Pebble Beach Concours anchors an entire week of events in Monterey each summer. And while Barrett-Jackson managed a “very successful” auction in October,…