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Forward Thinking: Future Collector Cars Showcased at Barrett-Jackson

2024 FCCS in Scottsdale had something for everyone


The future is here: The year 2024 marks a significant milestone, because it signifies that every vehicle from the 20th century is now at least 25 years old. A quarter-century is a universally-accepted age at which a vehicle becomes a “classic.” That means a 1999-model-year vehicle qualifies for historic status in many states.

Time marches on – today’s generation of drivers have tastes, preferences, cultures, music, clothing, and automotive interests that are unlike any that preceded them. And we are here to celebrate it.

In 2023, Barrett-Jackson demonstrated a commitment and focus to recognizing future collectibles by hosting the show on the polo field at the WestWorld of Scottsdale facility. The event was such a success that organizers decided to bring it back bigger and better than ever in 2024.

The FCCS website states: “FCCS is a family-friendly, concours-style even featuring vehicles that best represent the future of the collector car hobby, with the goal of celebrating the cars we love today and the future collectibles of tomorrow.”

On vivid display at this year’s Future Collector Car Show was a wide array of vehicles ranging from the 1930s to current. Over 100 proud owners registered their vehicles for the 2024 event. By volume, the top five vehicle brands in attendance were Ford, BMW, Honda, Chevrolet, Nissan, and Toyota. A number of special guests made appearances throughout the day including renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen as well as YouTube personality Tyler Hoover who has over 1.5 million subscribers on his channel.

While the cars were the main attraction, the day was jam-packed with other activities including a fashion designer showcase, on-stage owner interviews, and of course voting – both by qualified judges as well as attendees themselves for “People’s Choice.” Handling the microphone for the majority of the day were Sara “Bogi” Lateiner and Jhae Pfenning who kept the crowd both entertained and educated.

Mark Nicotera with his Best in Show Renault, alongside Craig Jackson (middle) and The Journal’s Andy Reid

There were a few specific cars that stood out for me personally. Some of these will be the subject of future episodes on the ClassicCars TV YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe there for future coverage. Stay tuned for feature stories on a 2000 Honda Civic, a 2013 Scion FR-S, a 1972 Mazda RX-2, a 2015 Dodge Charger, and a 1998 Lexus SC300. Each one brought a unique style to the event. The collector car hobby is all about using a vehicle as a means of self-expression, after all!

Winners this year were named in a variety of highly-coveted and competitive categories. Below were the final awards in alphabetic order:

  • Barrett-Jackson’s Choice (Presented by Craig Jackson): Jason Baldwin with a 2019 Dodge Challenger
  • Best Electro-Mod: Rob Ward with a 1930 Ford Model A
  • Best of Show (Sponsored by Meguiar’s): Mark Nicotera with 1985 Renault R5 Turbo II
  • Best Period-Correct Modifications: Joe Haven with a 1978 Toyota Cressida
  • Best Preserved: David Molesworth with a 1987 Chrysler Conquest
  • Best Purpose-Built Performance: Richard Garcia with a 2006 Subaru WRX
  • Best Restored: Dennis Ray with a 1973 Mazda RX-2
  • Elegance of Heritage: Josh Benjamin with a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190e
  • Essence of Supercar Design and Performance: David Mitchell with a Porsche GT4 RS 536
  • Ford in a Ford: David Jacobelli with a 1979 Mustang Pace Car
  • Most Represented Car Club: AZ Elites
  • People’s Choice: Farasat Chaudhry with 2017 Acura NSX
  • Rookie of the Year: Corey Smith with a 2001 Isuzu VehiCROSS
  • Student’s Choice: Rory Baldrey with a 1964 Ford Custom 500
  • Visionary Award: Stephen Salazar with a 1981 Toyota Starlet
Rob Ward’s Electro-Mod 1930 Model A

The Collector Car Network expresses a huge thanks to the attendees, sponsors, and organizers who made this event a success yet again.

Stay tuned for future events geared toward the next generation of automotive enthusiasts! Be sure to follow Future Collector Car Show on Instagram, and tag the account if you attended!

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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