SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ August 4, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is headed to the Lone Star State for the first time when it hosts its inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18, 2021, at the NRG Center. Following two record-breaking auctions in 2021, including Barrett-Jackson’s most successful Las Vegas Auction to date in June, momentum is growing as the collector car industry turns its attention towards Houston.
“Our inaugural Houston Auction is shaping up to be one of Barrett-Jackson’s most memorable events,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The car culture runs deep in Texas, which is why we’ve had our hearts set on bringing an event to the state. The pent-up demand for collectible vehicles and the hobby in 2021, combined with the level of excitement we see at our inaugural events, will make this Houston Auction one that enthusiasts around the globe will not want to miss.”
Two early No Reserve consignments include a 2019 Ford GT with under 19 original miles and a 1979 Porsche 928 movie car from the hit 1983 film “Risky Business.” Equipped with over $78,000 in factory options, the Ford GT is finished in Liquid Blue paint and accented by the optional Frozen White overtop painted stripes. Impressively, this GT is further enhanced by the Exterior Exposed Carbon Fiber Package complete with a matte finish.
A piece of cinematic and Porsche engineering history, the 1979 Porsche 928 was a star in “Risky Business,” and it was in this car that three-time Golden Globe Award-winning actor Tom Cruise learned to drive a stick shift. This vehicle was one of three cars driven on the film’s set and was one of two used during the signature chase scene with Guido, played by Joe Pantoliano, that culminated in Cruise famously declaring, “Porsche. There is no substitute.”
In addition to the amazing collector cars that will cross the block at No Reserve, Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction will feature something for everyone. A true automotive lifestyle event, the NRG Center will be taken over by hundreds of collectible vehicles selling at No Reserve and on display throughout the event. Barrett-Jackson will also play host to dozens of sponsors showcasing the latest in automotive technology, interactive displays and more, while a vast Exhibitor Marketplace will offer a wide variety of luxury goods and services. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to ride with a professional driver on the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track. Chevrolet and Ford will provide hot laps in their C8 Corvette and Mustang Mach 1, respectively. Toyota and Dodge will also be on site with Thrill Rides in a drifting exhibition featuring the Toyota Supra, as well as Dodge Charger and Challenger.
“Houston and the entire state of Texas has always been a major contributor to the collector car hobby and we’re excited to be writing the next chapter of that with our inaugural Houston Auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “In what has already been an outstanding 2021, we can’t wait to showcase another incredible and diverse docket, and for our friends and family in the Houston area to enjoy the Barrett-Jackson experience right in their backyard.”
Consignments are open and those interested may consign their collector vehicle here. Those interested in registering to bid for the Inaugural Houston Auction may do so here.
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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. With broadcast partners FYI and HISTORY, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2021, as well as all the cars, all the time via the live stream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.