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The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, California

Updated on June 28, 2011
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, Orange County, CA.
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, Orange County, CA. | Source

Barrett-Jackson, the largest and most respected of all of the American auto auction companies, recently held its four day car show, auction and gala at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. With 40 years of experience and a tremendous reputation, Barrett-Jackson definitely knows how to showcase its client's prized possessions.

Before the auction began, Barrett-Jackson held its Opening Night Gala on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The gala featured live entertainment, food, cocktails, a fashion show, and of course, cars. Attendees got to be the first to preview many of the impeccable automobiles that were waiting to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

On June 24 -26, 2011, Barrett-Jackson held its second annual Orange County auction. Ticket holders were treated to a live auction, drifting demonstrations, ride and drives, and the ability to see the auctioned cars up close. The event even featured a Kid's Car Zone, as well as a ferris wheel and skyrides for the younger crowd. For those without tickets, SPEED TV covered the events on television.

This company considers itself a pure auction company, as the vast majority of the cars are auctioned off with no reserve required to be met. Only a select few cars are allowed to be auctioned off with a reserve being required to be met prior to them being sold. Most go to the highest bidder, regardless of the final price paid for them. Buyers can actually get some really great deals on beautifully maintained cars at this event. All buyers are required to be registered, and must go through a credit check and income/asset verification prior to being allowed to bid.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company specializes in providing products and services to collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts worldwide. In addition to it's auctions, Barrett-Jackson also offers car insurance for collector and one-of-a-kind cars. Named one of the top 100 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine in 2010, Barrett-Jackson shares its success with the communities it serves. Holding it's auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona, Orange County, California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Palm Beach, Florida, Barrett-Jackson donates money to 17 plus different charities throughout the US. The company promotes, and then auctions off several cars at each event, and then donates the proceeds to charity. See the photos below to check-out some of the event highlights.

"Bumblebee" the car from the movie, "Transformers"
"Bumblebee" the car from the movie, "Transformers" | Source
The Mothers display at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The Mothers display at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
2009 Baja 1000 Class Champion Car at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
2009 Baja 1000 Class Champion Car at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
The Opening Night Gala at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The Opening Night Gala at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
Auto themed memorabilia for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
Auto themed memorabilia for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
Auto themed memorabilia for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
Auto themed memorabilia for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
Cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
Cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
The Galpin Auto Sports display at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The Galpin Auto Sports display at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
One of the cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
One of the cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
The fashion show at the Opening Night Gala for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The fashion show at the Opening Night Gala for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
One of the Woodies auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
One of the Woodies auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
1965 Volkswagon Convertible Samba Bus at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
1965 Volkswagon Convertible Samba Bus at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
Cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
Cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
This beautiful car was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction to support the history and culture of surfing in Southern California.
This beautiful car was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction to support the history and culture of surfing in Southern California. | Source
The Monster Energy Drink truck at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The Monster Energy Drink truck at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
Ford's gorgeous convertible car created to raise awareness for breast cancer research and early detection at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
Ford's gorgeous convertible car created to raise awareness for breast cancer research and early detection at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
One of the cars in the Ford pavilion at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
One of the cars in the Ford pavilion at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source
The"Boss" car at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA.
The"Boss" car at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Orange County, CA. | Source

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      Husky1970 

      7 years ago

      Auto auctions are pretty amazing. I love the photo of the 1965 VW bus. Brought back some fond memories.

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