As a great kickoff to our fall show season, we joined forces with Barrett-Jackson for their annual Las Vegas auction. Last year felt like only a few weeks ago when we arrived on Sept. 23.
First in was the latest in radical Wranglers from Starwood Motors. This 2015 model featured their signature exterior finish along with a host of suspension upgrades. Lamborghini Las Vegas arrived next with a bright green Huracan and blue Aventador Spyder.
Because we try to remain prepared for any bad weather, Argo ATV delivered a new eight wheel drive amphibious vehicle. They asked us what we needed for a proper show display, and our response was 5,000 watts of audio along with a KC light bar.
For more shock and awe, Lumilor Labs, the same company that built the heartbeat Lexus RC F , brought a wild chopper featuring their electroluminescent paint. When 18 volts are applied to the patented paint, it makes for a brilliant display. Always on-hand are our friends at Z-Clip, whose carbon fiber wallets are always a hot commodity. The Ronald McDonald House Collector Car Charity brought their new red Corvette Z06, which is being raffled off on Dec. 12.
For those who like to party south of the border, Wide Open Excursions brought a new Baja Challenge car. Powered by a naturally aspirated Subaru boxer behind the rear axle, these rugged rigs have over 18” of suspension travel. If you prefer to keep your tires closer to the ground, TireStickers.com was showcasing their sidewall enhancing graphics on the Starwood Jeep.
A special announcement from the auction block was the naming of a new event next year. Barrett-Jackson will be at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut from June 23-25. In the meantime, we will see you in Scottsdale in January. Stay tuned to Autofluence for more coverage of Barrett-Jackson events.