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Car Collectors, Start Your Engines

BY Dena Roché and Lauren Loudermilk | January 16, 2018 | Feature Features

Take your entertainment from zero to 60 watching the excitement of some of the most sought-after cars in the world crossing auction blocks around town.
A lucky car enthusiast will nab this 1964 Cheetah at Russo and Steele

The granddaddy of auctions, the 47th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction is set to entertain for 10 days, Jan. 13 to 21, at WestWorld in Scottsdale. With over 1,500 cars, it’s hard to pick a standout, but the 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe might just be it. The unique coupe features flamboyant coachwork that makes the sexy car a true work of art. Four VIP packages are available that include tickets to the coveted gala. VIP Packages from $1,299, general admission from $17, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

The five-day Russo and Steele auction returns to Salt River Fields Jan. 17 to 21 with its auction-in-the-round format and an improved event layout designed to showcase the concourse quality of the 800 cars crossing the block. Collectors are awaiting the auction of the 1964 Cheetah, one of only 27 ever produced to be a “Cobra Killer.” Bidder package $200, general admission from $20, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

The Gooding & Company auctions roar into town at Scottsdale Fashion Square for a two-day run Jan. 19 to 20, with some of the most rare and coveted collectables, like the 2014 Pagani Huayra, a supercar that goes from zero to 60 in under three seconds and can easily exceed 230 mph. Only 100 were produced, and the one up for auction is the only one made featuring an exposed red carbon-fiber body. Tickets from $40, 4700 N. Scottsdale

More than 600 classic and exotic cars will roar into Fountain Hills for Scuderia Southwest's Concours in the Hills and benefit a great cause: Phoenix Children's Hospital. The event features Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more—plus appearances by some of the biggest names in racing, including Bob Bondurant, Arie Luyendyk, Harley Cluxton and Lyn St. James. Tickets free, sponsorships from $500, Fountain Park

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