If you live in Scottsdale and have been wondering why the traffic has been increasing, it is because of an annual event called Barrett-Jackson. Barrett-Jackson was once run by Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson starting in 1967. This amazing event has a lot of aspects. When you walk In, you can see many of the new and futuristic cars that well-developed companies are working to create. As you walk deeper into the building, there are many displays of older cars and, of course, the auction stand. You can also experience some free thrill rides and incredible food.

While it holds cars of outstanding value, it also represents different abilities to give back to the community. I had the opportunity to attend this marvelous event and interview one of the car’s experts, Chad with GM. He was there to talk about the new GMC Hummer 2024 EV. He said that 100% of the funds from the purchase of the very first hummer (that they are auctioning off) will go to charity. The person who purchases this 2024 Hummer EV will have a one-of-a-kind car until the spring of 2023 since it will be the only Hummer EV out until such time. This is one example of the many positive effects that Barrett-Jackson has on our community.

Last but not least, there are other activities that many may not be aware of. At Barret-Jackson there are also thrill rides you can experience. For example, you can ride in the Toyota TRO series of SUVs. Or, if you prefer a truck, you can ride around a specially made off-road race track in a 2023 RAM 1500 TRX. Barret-Jackson also has an alternate track that is also driven by a professional driver. They will zoom, speed, and drift around a race track in the back of a Dodge Challenger or Charger.

In addition to this, On Jan. 21 Barrett-Jackson hosted STEM Fest with hands-on science activities for people of all ages. So whether you’re there for the community, the food, or the thrills, Barrett-Jackson has something to offer everyone.

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