It’s arguably the most famous collector car auction in the world, yet Barrett-Jackson‘s Westworld event, held each January in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale has never had a permanent venue.
That’s likely to change soon, as Scottsdale City Council has now approved plans for a $40 million facility, designed to house not only Barrett-Jackson’s own collector car spectacles but also equestrian events, namely the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show.
“For over a decade we have been talking with the City of Scottsdale about a permanent facility like this in order to make what has always been a desire for a long-term agreement with our hometown,” remarked Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson. “Thanks to the leadership of this Mayor and Council it finally got done.”
The new facility will enable Barrett-Jackson to save money on temporary facility costs and to provide much better protection from mother nature, which has unleashed its wrath during auction seasons in the past. In addition, Craig Jackson also noted that new facility “will allow [them] to realize a long-time goal of building [their] new corporate headquarters and car museum on private land I own next to WestWorld.”