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BARRETT-JACKSON’S NEW COLLECTOR CAR SYMPOSIUMS: Go “Behind the Hobby” with panels of experts

Posted on 17 January 2016

Three members of Barrett-Jackson's team of Automotive Experts - Jerry MacNeish, Jim Mattison and Roy Sinor - with Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson. They and the rest of their team will join other professionals for the new "Behind the Hobby" Collector Car Symposiums at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction.

Three members of Barrett-Jackson’s team of Automotive Experts – from left: Jerry MacNeish, Jim Mattison and Roy Sinor – with Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson. They and the rest of their team will join other professionals for the new “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposiums at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction.

It has long been a goal of Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson to keep the company on the forefront of the collector car hobby evolution. “We always strive to elevate the hobby, to bring more knowledge and credibility to the industry,” he says.

Barrett-Jackson was the first collector car auction on television, the first with an Internet presence and the first with an active social media platform. The company is now the first to bring on a team of renowned industry experts, who help review certain rare, high-end cars that may be represented by the consignor as matching-numbers or documented with show provenance.

Those industry experts will be joined by others with expertise in specific areas of the collector car hobby for a series of “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposiums at this year’s Scottsdale Auction.

The symposiums will be held daily from Tuesday, January 26, through Friday, January 29, in the Equidome area of the WestWorld of Scottsdale auction site, and are free to auction attendees.

The symposiums offer a little something for everyone, from the novice car enthusiast to the more experienced. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, January 26

9-10 a.m. – HOW TO BUY A COLLECTOR CAR

The top five things to look for when purchasing a collector car, what to look at when viewing or inspecting a car, the importance of proper collector car insurance and how to finance the car of your dreams.

Moderated by Alan Taylor, president of Entertainment Right Now, panel members will include Scott Steckel from Woodside Credit and Jim Schwartzkopf, president of TDC Risk Management and other professionals.

10-11 a.m. – CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTOR CAR

Maintenance tips, choosing the right tires and why it makes a big difference, how every detail counts, how to store your collector car and using the right paint on your collector car.

Moderated by Alan Taylor, president of Entertainment Right Now. Panel members will include Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom Service Manager Jeff Catlin, Mothers Polishes and Waxes Vice President Jim Holloway, Meguiar’s Event Marketing & Motorsports Manager Tony D’Amato and other professionals.

 

Wednesday, January 27

9-11 a.m. – HOT FUTURE COLLECTIBLES PRESENTED BY AMERICAN CAR COLLECTOR

What cars could become collectibles down the road? Moderated by Jim Pickering, managing editor of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector.

Panelists include modern performance tuner and well-known car collector Ken Lingenfelter, American Car Collector columnist and Shelby expert Colin Comer, and American Car Collector columnist and Sports Car Market contributor John Stein.

 

Thursday, January 28

Car enthusiasts gather at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Night at the Pavilions. One "Behind the Hobby" Collector Car Symposium will discuss the benefits of car clubs, road rallies, car show and competitions.

Car enthusiasts gather at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Night at the Pavilions. One “Behind the Hobby” Collector Car Symposium will discuss the benefits of car clubs, road rallies, car shows and competitions.

9-10 a.m. – HOW TO SELL YOUR COLLECTOR CAR

Restoration tips for getting the most value at re-sale, photography, documentation, transportation and auction prep.

Moderated by Alan Taylor, president of Entertainment Right Now, panelists include Barrett-Jackson Specialist Programs Manager Steve Chryssos, Barrett-Jackson Automotive Experts Jim Mattison and Roy Sinor, Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom Division Manager Muffy Bennett, Reliable Carriers Vice President Bob Sellers and Barrett-Jackson photographer Tim Heit.

10-11 a.m. – YOU OWN YOUR DREAM CAR – NOW WHAT?The benefits of car clubs, road rallies, car shows and competitions.

Moderated by Alan Taylor, president of Entertainment Right Now. Speakers include National Corvette Restorers Society Auction Coordinator Tom Barr, Mustang Club of America President Jeff Mays, Ferrari Club Region Director Chris Garland, Goodguys Vice President of Sales & Sponsorship Ed Capen and other professionals.

 

Friday, January 29

9-11 a.m. – AN ADVANCED LOOK INTO COLLECTOR CARS PRESENTED BY THE BARRETT-JACKSON AUTOMOTIVE EXPERTS

  • What makes a vehicle a collector car?
  • A primer on engine sizes and output during the muscle-car era (for instance, the difference between a big block, small block, Cleveland, Cobra Jet, 427, etc.)
  • What attributes increase or limit collector car value?
  • Collector car fraud
  • The differences between seemingly identical cars
  • The Next Wave: What “sleepers” are poised to be valuable in the future?
  • Hard Lessons: Recollection of the “classic mistakes” the experts have made – and how to learn from them
  • Does rarity equate to value?

Panelists include Barrett-Jackson Automotive Experts Roy Sinor (Corvettes), Jim Mattison (Pontiacs), Jerry MacNeish (Chevrolet Super Sport and Z/28 models), Kevin Marti (Ford), David Wise (Mopars) and Steve Magnante (Mopars, drag racers and hot rods).

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