True classic car fans need little provocation to make a sojourn to that irrepressible oasis in the desert, fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas is the “other” city that never sleeps, and there are virtually unlimited things to do in Sin City 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Though you can have the time of your life in Las Vegas regardless of when you go, there are some events that you can plan your trip around that make a fantastic time even more memorable.
One of them is the big annual NASCAR event that takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that used to be called the Las Vegas 400 and then the Shelby 427. The 2011 version is called the Shelby American, and to give you an early heads-up, the date of that race is March 6th, so you may want to start making your travel plans now for the big race in the desert. Vegas is a blast during NASCAR weekend.
However, NASCAR in March is not the primary purpose of this post. Today we would like to draw your attention to a different event that can get you to Las Vegas even sooner: the Barrett-Jackson Auction that they are holding at Mandalay Bay this weekend, September 23rd (which is Thursday) through the 25th. Among the cars that are sharing top billing are a 1988 Ferrari 512 Testarossa, a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren convertible and a stunning 2008 Bugatti Veyron.
Here is what Craig Jackson, the CEO of Barrett-Jackson, has to say about the automotive extravaganza taking place amid the unmatched glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas Strip:
“Barrett-Jackson creates a docket of amazing cars at every auction. We were the first to demonstrate the value of modern collectible vehicles, which our customers enjoy acquiring as much as they do their vintage cars. The Bugatti, McLaren and Ferraris represent a nice stable of vehicles for the serious enthusiast who wants to diversify his collection and still drive his car.”
Be there or be square….it’s Vegas baby, and you simply cannot lose with the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction…it’s the only sure thing in town!
Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer