Barrett-Jackson has announced new dates and a new location for its annual Las Vegas collector car auction, to be held onsite June 17-19 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, becoming one of the first major events to use the venue after its expansion.
The last Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas took place in October 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort, where the event was held every fall for 12 years before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything a few months later. That auction achieved a total of $35 million.
The Las Vegas auction was canceled for 2020 amid pandemic concerns, although Barrett-Jackson instead mounted an onsite fall auction at its home-base venue of WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company’s scheduled auctions in Connecticut and Pam Beach, Florida, also were canceled for 2020.
Barrett-Jackson returns to WestWorld for its 50th annual Arizona auction from March 20 to 27, rescheduled from its customary January dates. Details about Barrett-Jackson’s auctions in Connecticut and Palm Beach for 2021 were not immediately available.
“Moving our Las Vegas Auction to the newly expanded LVCC is an exciting new chapter in the history of our company and the collector car hobby,” Craig Jackson, chief executive of Barrett-Jackson, said in a news release.
“The extraordinary new West Hall is the perfect venue for our three-day collector car auction. It offers the perfect blend of ample indoor and outdoor space with the latest technology that complements our commitment to the health and safety of our guests.”
The Las Vegas auction will be conducted in the 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall that was recently completed by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“We are pleased to welcome Barrett-Jackson back to Las Vegas and to the LVCC as one of the first shows to take place in our new West Hall expansion,” said Brian Yost, chief operating officer of the LVCVA, who noted that the event would be handled under stringent pandemic protocol.
“Las Vegas and its resort partners continue to implement stringent health and wellness protocols to keep visitors safe while in the destination and we are eager to welcome our valued customers, exhibitors and attendees,” Yost said.
Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis said he expects the Las Vegas auction to pick up where it left off in 2019.
“We truly missed connecting with our collector car family last year in Las Vegas,” Davis said. “That’s why we’re so excited to return this year at a new venue that promises to deliver the Barrett-Jackson experience with an unbelievable docket of collector cars.”
For more information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website.