6 collector car auctions in metro Phoenix gear up for Arizona Car Week

As if visitors need another reason to head to the Phoenix area in winter, Arizona Car Week is about to get underway. 

Six auction houses across metro Phoenix collector selling cars and auto memorabilia are back this year after scaling back or delaying last year’s auctions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, Bonhams, Gooding & Co., RM Sotheby’s and Worldwide Auctioneers.

Only Gooding & Co. has opted to do its auction online only. 

Barrett-Jackson, the Valley’s biggest car auction, opens at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Jan. 22 and will auction more than 1,800 vehicles starting the week of Jan. 24. 

Here’s where to get a look at or buy some premium rides during Arizona Car Week.


Barrett-Jackson got started on a dirt lot next to the Safari Resort in Scottsdale in 1971. They planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary in big style, but the pandemic scaled back last year’s public participation and delayed the auction until March.