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For the 46th year, the Barrett-Jackson car auction, a world-class leader in the industry, is back in Scottsdale attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all throughout the United States and even across country borders. 

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The nine-day, highly publicized event kicked off on Saturday and will last until January 22 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The event will feature more than 140 vehicles from the Charlie Thomas collection, which focuses on antique collectibles, a highly sought-out Zora Arkus -Duntov 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV1) and more than 1,500 collectible vehicles in total.

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But, one of the most special gems to grace the auction stage this year is a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, the fifth of only 12 ever to be created.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler will be in Scottsdale to sell his rare supercar to benefit Janie’s fund, Tyler’s foundation that helps girls who have faced trauma, abuse or neglect.

The host of “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions” holds auctions at three other locations aside from its company home in Scottsdale: one at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, one in Las Vegas and one in Palm Beach, FL.

Millions of eyes tune in live worldwide via Discovery Channel and Velocity, in addition to those who travel countless miles to attend the celebrity-ridden event. Car enthusiasts can also learn about the rare breeds and collector cars in “Behind the Hobby” symposiums, which Barrett-Jackson offers to engage with its fans.

WestWorld of Scottsdale is located at 16601 N. Pima Road.

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