The success of the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event throughout the ’90s led collectors on the East Coast to clamor for their own auction . In 2003, Barrett-Jackson responded, taking its famous auction and lifestyle event across the country to Palm Beach, Florida. With a unique ambiance and collector car lineup that reflected the South Florida setting, the Palm Beach auction recorded impressive attendance and sales. By 2015, Barrett-Jackson recorded 13 successful Palm Beach auctions, for a combined total of $117 million in sales on 2,368 consigned cars and 320,000 in attendance with over half of the bidders being brand-new to the event.
Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson learned the family business from the shop floor and worked his way up. [Source: Barrett-Jackson]. Craig Jackson (left) with his mother Nellie and brother Brian cheap health insurance over 50. Now accepting consignments for the 14th Annual Florida Auction, April 8-10, 2016.