Barrett-Jackson drivers are part of an elite group

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Sean McNulty is part of an elite group.

"I got to drive Clark Gable's Gullwing Mercedes across the block, so that was a real neat car, very rare," he said.

McNulty is a retired Navy veteran and current City of Mesa IT guy. He is also one of Barrett-Jackson's drivers.

"Ford Cobras are my favorite. Also Challengers, Chargers," McNulty said.

3TV rode in the car as McNulty drove a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville across the auction block.
 
"I've got about 92 drivers and they come from all over. We keep a pretty tight family of people to be able to handle all of the cars that we have here," said Jim Catlin, logistics manager at Barrett-Jackson.
 
While Catlin likes to hire retired military or police officers, he admits you've got to know somebody to be able to come and be a driver.
 
The job is really exciting but takes a lot of focus. With so many people crowding the car and crossing the lots, it's controlled chaos in a classic car.
 
"It's pretty exciting to be up here and cameras everywhere," McNulty said.
 
It's where the cars move slow, the bids come fast, and pretty soon the 1961 Bonneville is sold for $36,000.
 
Barrett-Jackson runs through Sunday at WestWorld in Scottsdale, with bull riding on Friday and the most expensive cars going up for auction on Saturday.