Yes, it’s January and that means the 2012 auction season officially begins with a bevy of auctions this week in Arizona. The most famous—or, for some collectors, infamous—of the auctions is the Barrett-Jackson auction, which can also be viewed on the Speed channel. Amazing as it may seem, a total of six auctions will be held! In addition to the Barrett-Jackson sale, auctions will be held by Gooding & Company, RM Auctions, Russo & Steele, Silver Auctions and newcomer this year, Bonhams. It’s estimated that approximately 2,100 vehicles will be offered by the six companies. Looking through the lists of vehicles offered for sale, it’s safe to say that there is truly something for everyone. Five of the auctions will be held in Scottsdale. One company will hold its auction elsewhere—Silver Auctions is held in Fort McDowell. Most of the high dollar cars will appear at the RM, Gooding and Bonham’s sale, although several big Classics will be sold by Barrett-Jackson this year. If you can’t make it Arizona (or, if you go to Arizona and have some money left over) you can attend the Classic Motorcar auction on Saturday, March 31 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
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