Monday Media Morning at Barrett-Jackson

1953 Pontiac Sky Chief station wagon
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee were the star cars of pre-auction media day at Barrett-Jackson | Larry Edsall photos

While Nicole James focused on the star cars — Optimus Prime and the Bumblebee Camaro from the Transformers movies — I chatted with Craig Jackson and then wandered around under the big tent at WestWorld of Scottsdale to see some of the other cars that already had arrived for the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction scheduled January 23-31. Below is just a sampling of the more than 1,500 vehicles scheduled to cross the block.

Photos by Larry Edsall


A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.