Eye Candy: Day One | Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016
[dropcap style=”style1″]W[/dropcap]aking up at 4 a.m. isn’t something I always do, but when I do, I know I have something exciting planned. When I heard my phone ring I knew it was time to get up because I was off to fabulous Las Vegas!
My partner in crime, Nicole James was the driver for this trip – which gave me time to sleep on the ride there – and in four short hours we were at Mandalay Bay for Barrett-Jackson’s 9th annual Las Vegas auction.
When you first walk in the convention center were the show is held you see the Ford display and as always, all the newest Fords were in attendance with Ford employees there to answer any, and all, questions.
Lots of vendors had set up booths and displays with spectacular display cars but we didn’t waste too much time looking at those, we wanted to see the auction action and go window shopping.
Being surround by so many amazing builds and rare cars makes it hard to pick some to take home with you, even if we are talking about unlimited funds and garage space. I was able to do so by talking a couple rounds around the show floor.
One of the best parts of the day was working with Barrett-Jackson’s media guy to get on the block, in a restricted area, where the cars were being sold on live TV alongside some of the live TVcamera guys.
Another highlight was learning about a NEW Limited run supercar with 1500 horsepower that will be revealed by our friends at DuPont Registry / Autofluence tomorrow.