TMI Goes To Barrett-Jackson Cup!
Barrett-Jackson is “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.” These auctions tend to bring the most expensive and rarest cars out along with highly popular vehicles. Along with the exquisite vehicles, they bring big names from celebrities to owners of racing teams. The end result is a truly spectacular auction that’s just as fun to watch as it is to bid.
While Barrett-Jackson is a nationwide auction, the most popular auction they host is in Scottsdale, AZ every January. Here you can get away from harsh winters and enjoy the Arizona winters. Only at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson is where they host the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Cup.
After our TRIM Awards during the SEMA show in Las Vegas, all nine winners were entered into the Barrett-Jackson Cup. We came out to the event to see the action and to check out all the amazing rides getting ready to cross the block later that week.
The auction block normally has hundreds of seats on the floor in front of it. During the Cup event, this is filled with some of the best vehicles built this past year. The Barrett-Jackson Cup is invite-only, ensuring only the cream of the crop makes it.
One vehicle that was invited and participated was the 1967 Chevrolet C10 that was in the TMI Products SEMA Show booth. This truck dubbed ‘Pretty Penny’ stopped people in their tracks all week long during the SEMA Show and went to battle with the best at the Barrett-Jackson Cup.
Starting Saturday morning, all the vehicles rolled across the block not-for-sale, but to be judged. Nationally televised, this was a bucket-list item for many enthusiasts without having to give up the keys to their ride at the end of it!
Award winning builders Bobby Alloway and Troy Trepanier selected five rides to be in the Top-Five Finalists, and ultimately the Best in Show winner. However, spectators and fans had the opportunity to vote and select the People’s Choice winner.
The top five finalists included a 1956 Ford F-600 custom pickup built by Classic Car Studio, a 1948 Chevrolet Loadmaster 1.5-ton pickup built by Ringbrothers, a 1934 Chevrolet custom roadster built by Devlin Rod & Custom, and a 1958 Lincoln Continental convertible built by Kindig-it Design.
The People’s Choice Winner was a 1964 Buick Riviera Custom built by Cruzer Customs, LLC.
The Ultimate Best in Show winner was a 1969 Pontiac Firebird Custom built by Troy Gudgel of BBT Fabrication. This car is a show winner, but is set up for land-speed racing and has already clocked almost 200MPH!
For more information on the Barrett-Jackson Cup, visit cup.Barrett-Jackson.com