Skip to main content

Aston Martin has just announced the most powerful car in its storied 110-year history. Christened the DBS 770 Ultimate, only 499 of the V12 GT are planned to be produced before the current DBS is put out to pasture and a new version takes its place. If you’re of the well-heeled variety, don’t get too excited because Aston Martin says the order books are already closed.

“When an iconic model generation reaches the end of production it is important to mark the occasion with something special,” says Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin Chief Technology Officer. “In the case of the DBS 770 Ultimate, we have spared nothing in ensuring the final version of our current series production flagship is the best-ever in every respect. Not only is it the fastest and most powerful DBS in our history, thanks to a comprehensive suite of improvements to the transmission, steering, suspension, and underbody structure; it is also the best to drive.”

The DBS has its roots in the DBS Superleggera that first appeared in 2018.  The original featured a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 with 715 horsepower backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission made by ZF. The new DBS 770 Ultimate will improve on that, achieving close to 770 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque. Aston Martin claims the power nudge comes from modified air and ignition pathways plus a 7% increase in maximum turbo boost pressure, with increased response and broader torque curves being notable byproducts. The transmission also has been recalibrated “to enhance shift speeds and driver interaction” for a “truly connected driving experience.”

Steering response and feedback have improved thanks to a new solid mounted steering column, improved front-end lateral stiffness (achieved with an enhanced front cross member and thicker rear undertray) and improvements to the calibration of the Adaptive Damping System.

Though the front-end looks similar to previous DBS models, subtle tweaks have increased airflow to the radiators and enhanced thermal management. Assistance comes from the horseshoe engine vent on the hood and new front splitter that integrates two new outboard vents.

A neat feature of the DBS 770 Ultimate is the new 21-inch multi-spoke wheels available in Satin Silver, Satin Black or optional Satin Black with Diamond Turned finish. All are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires —  265/35 R21 up front and 305/30 R21 out back.

Inside, all DBS 770 Ultimates will come standard with Sport Plus seats trimmed in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara with a fluted quilt and perforation pattern. Sills feature plaques showing the Aston Martin Wings logo, DBS 770 Ultimate logo, and sequence number of the 300 coupes or 199 Volantes being built.

“DBS has always sat at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production model line-up. And now we’re infusing DBS 770 Ultimate with even more… more power, more performance purity and all with more sophistication, more taste and in the most considered manner,” adds Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer. “Something so raw, and yet so beautiful it’s almost intimidating to look at. It’s through this design approach that we came up with the shapes – starting with the amped-up front end – and from there everything else flows in design balance with the performance upgrades.”

The first customer example of the Mercedes-Benz AMG One hypercar has been delivered more than five months after production started and more than five years after the car was first shown at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

The first customer example is finished in black and was delivered to a customer in Germany.

Just 275 examples are planned, with some confirmed buyers including Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and David Coulthard. For anyone hoping to join that list, all build slots are gone, despite a starting price of 2.275 million euros (approximately $2.572 million).

Even though a lot of the build slots went to customers in the U.S., AMG wasn’t able to certify the car and its finicky F1 engine for sale here without a substantial loss in performance, and thus won’t sell it here. There is some hope for U.S. customers to take delivery on home soil in the form of the Show or Display rule, however.

Production of the One is handled at a dedicated facility in Coventry, U.K., close to where Mercedes’ F1 engines are built. The F1 engine builder Mercedes‑Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains is also responsible for the One’s engine.

The engine is a turbo 1.6-liter V-6, specifically the design from Mercedes’ championship-winning race car from the 2015 F1 season. But the rest of the One’s powertrain is actually more sophisticated than in the F1 car. While in the race car there’s only the turbo V-6 and a motor-generator driving the rear wheels, plus a second motor-generator integrated with the turbocharger, the One has two additional motor-generators. These drive each of the front wheels and provide the One with all-wheel drive. Peak output is 1,049 hp, though the car is relatively heavy for a two-seater, weighing in at 3,737 pounds.

Performance is scintillating, as estimates include a 0-62 mph time in 2.9 seconds and a top speed capped at 219 mph, likely due to the aerodynamics. The One also holds the Nürburgring lap record for a production car, with its time of 6:35.183 set last fall on a damp track.

HIGH-RES GALLERY: First customer example of Mercedes-Benz AMG One

This article was originally published by Motor Authority, an editorial partner of

Actor, comedian and gearhead Rowan Atkinson is parting ways with his 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II. The hot hatchback is being offered by Silverstone Auctions with an estimated hammer price of $80,000 – $92,000 (£65,000 – £75,000).

Rowan Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II

Atkinson rose to prominence with his roles in the TV series “Black Adder” (1983-1989) and “Mr. Bean” (1990-1995). He has had an extensive movie career and was named one of the 50 funniest actors in British history by The Observer. Atkinson is also a devout car collector (his collection once included a McLaren F1) and weekend racing driver with an unfortunate tendency to have the occasional shunt.

Rowan Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II
Rowan Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II

This dark blue Lancia offered at Silverstone is one of 4,233 1993 Lancia HF Integrale EVO IIs built for the global market. This 56,000-mile (90,000-km) example features a two-liter, 16-valve turbo inline-four with three-way catalytic converter, lambda probe and new Marelli integrated engine control system. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.

Rowan Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II
Rowan Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II

“Originally supplied to Japan, this car was then selected and imported back to the UK in 2011 with all duties paid,” Silverstone Auction’s listing states. “It had been chosen for its rare colour of Lord Blue which is extremely smart and also its comprehensive Japanese service history. The interior of this particular car is also immaculate with the Tan Alcantara high-back seats still looking like new. Maintained professionally on an annual basis in the UK, the car had covered just over 87,000km (54,000 miles) when, back in May 2021, it was purchased by well known comedian, actor and long time petrol head, Rowan Atkinson CBE.”

Atkinson’s 1993 Lancia HF Integrale Evo II is available for sale on February 25, 2023, at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Show in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

For many muscle-car fans, there’s no finer example from Pontiac’s classic line-up than the 1969 GTO. The second-generation Gran Turismo Omologato (1968-1972) is on many folks’ wish lists for its legendary performance, good looks and timeless Pontiac styling.

1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible

After coming off the win for Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 1968, Pontiac’s stylists improved the GTO’s looks subtly for the 1969 model year. Aesthetic revisions included the deletion of the side vent windows, a mesh-look revamp to the front grille, red rear-quarter side-marker lights shaped like Pontiac arrowheads, and new front-parking-light, rear-taillight and rear-chrome-bumper designs. Inside, the gauges changed from blue to black.

1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible

Despite the ooh la la in the looks department, sales were down from the previous year’s tally of 87,684 GTOs sold.

Though it was a dip, Pontiac produced a total of 72,287 GTOs in 1969. Of those, 7,436 were convertibles. And of those, 249 were equipped with the 366hp Ram Air III V-8 engine and a four-speed manual transmission, but not with the Judge package.

1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible

So, when the Dream Giveaway Garage asked us if our readers’ hearts would go thumpity-thump over a Ram Air 1969 GTO convertible, well, you already know the answer.

Who wouldn’t want to win a Judge in sheep’s clothing?

As Pontiac’s flagship muscle car, all 1969 GTOs came with 400-cubed V-8s. Two optional, higher-performance mills were available by special order: a 366hp Ram Air III and a 370hp Ram Air IV.

366hp Ram Air III V8
366hp Ram Air III V8

A quick review of the invoice graciously provided by PHS confirms a Ram Air III under the hood. Continuing down the line, the two additional performance options most collectors ooh and aah over are present as well: a four-speed manual stick and a heavy-duty Safe-T-Track differential.

If putting this cool classic GTO convertible in your driveway sounds good to you, then click here and enter now.

1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible
1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible

The factory also installed a push-button radio, retractable headlamp covers, Rally II wheels, hood-mounted tachometer, console, power steering and ride-and-handling package. You’re spot on calling this a nicely optioned Ram Air GTO! Oh, restoration parts were provided by Ames Performance.

Let’s get back to the details of how you can win this GTO.

Make a donation of $25 or more to help out charity and, if you’re lucky, you could find this primo example of America’s original super-car staring back at you from its new permanent home in your garage. Click here and enter now.

Entry banks close at midnight on January 30, 2023. Click here to get double tickets on your donation of $25 or more. The winner will be drawn on February 9, 2023, and the awarding of the keys, the title and the GTO will occur in late February or early March of this year. Plus, there’s $15,000 set aside to pay the federal government the prize tax on behalf of the winner. This is your last chance to win this rare Pontiac GTO. Enter now

Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

This Camaro Z28 is finished in Midnight Blue (code 29) complemented by a white D88 hood and rear deck sport stripes, Z28 emblems, a front chin spoiler, and a three-piece rear spoiler.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

It rides on 15-inch gray Camaro Rally wheels with chrome center caps, stainless trim rings, and 245/60/R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

“The front bucket seats, rear seat, and door panel inserts are upholstered in black vinyl” the listing states. “Features include power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, a center console with a storage compartment and a Hurst four-speed manual shifter, an AM/FM/Bluetooth Antique Automobile Radio, manual windows, and a four-spoke steering wheel. The seller states that the rear defroster blower does not work.”

Under the hood is an 350ci V8 L82 engine featuring a new Demon carburetor, an aluminum Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, and a K&N air filter. The engine is paired with a Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission.

 350ci V8 L82 engine
350ci V8 L82 engine

This Camaro has power front disc and rear drum brakes. The seller states that new leaf springs have been installed, and the air conditioning was recently serviced.

Trim tag
Trim tag

The odometer reads 13,375 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown. The sale includes a clear California title in the seller’s name, receipts, and the removed air cleaner, carburetor, and manifold.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28’s auction ends on January 20, 2023, at 4:20 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

The Pick of the Day is a 1955 Imperial Newport two-door coupe — just don’t call it a Chrysler. From 1955 through 1975 (plus a 1981-83 revival), Imperial was a separate brand of the Chrysler Corporation, competing with Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard as America’s finest motorcar. This particular vehicle is listed for sale on by a dealership in Illinois.

When Virgil Exner introduced Chrysler Corporation’s Forward Look in 1955, it injected much-needed excitement into a company that was lagging in style compared to its cross-town competitors in Detroit. Imperial in particular was a crowning achievement of sorts, preening with added distinction compared to previous years, which often came off as an upscale Chrysler.

For the first time in years, Imperial was on equal footing with Cadillac, even though Cadillac was at its style peak during this era. Thanks to “100-million-dollar look” styling, including a wide egg crate grille (which the Chrysler C-300 “borrowed”) and distinctive, show car-inspired gunsight taillights mounted on the rear fenders, Imperial declared its arrival in high style.

A four-door sedan and the two-door Newport hardtop coupe were the core Imperial models, with a Crown limo for those who wanted to make a splash at the social club. That paled compared to the breadth of Cadillac’s lineup, but its trump card was engineering — long a Chrysler Corporation competency. A 331ci FirePower Hemi V8 with 250 horsepower competed toe-to-toe with Cadillac save the Eldorado. Within a few years, Imperial would exceed Cadillac on just about every objective metric.

This Jade Green over Platinum 1955 Imperial Newport for sale on is one of 3,418 built and features a matching leather and cloth interior with power front bench. Aside from the standard power windows, desirable options include 15-inch chrome wire wheels with faux spinners and air conditioning, a pricey option that added more than 10% to the price of the car. Included with the Hemi V8 was PowerFlite automatic transmission with dash-mounted lever. The odometer reads 71,239, though the seller has not indicated whether those are the original miles.

Cars with air conditioning featured this air scoop.

You may have noticed that 2023 has already brought some crazy prices at auction on TV, but that doesn’t mean every car is priced out of reach for the average collector. In the case of this 1955 Imperial Newport, it’s an attainable $27,000. It’s nice to see that sanity still exists in the collector car world.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Here’s the greatest of American muscle cars owned by a member of the greatest of American rock bands. Arguable? I’m a betting man, so allow me to make a case for the Beach Boys and this 1971 Hemi’Cuda recreation that will be for sale at no reserve at the upcoming 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction.

The 426 Hemi is the performance engine to which all other engines are compared. Starting in 1964, the Hemi won 1-2-3 at Daytona. It also made a name for itself in sanctioned drag racing. When the Street Hemi arrived for 1966, it brought its legendary prowess to Everywhere, USA, behaving more like a tamed race car than a hot sedan. Car and Driver magazine once said that the “Hemi … has more pure mechanical presence than any other American automobile.” Some folks claim the 440 Six Pack was faster, and it’s quite possible that, all things being equal, it’s consistently faster through the traps — blame the high-end nature of the Hemi’s power band for that — but beware the owner who knows how to tune and drive a Hemi. This engine in a ‘Cuda is arguably the most desirable muscle car from the era, especially the 1971 version with its long list of appearance options that wild it up.

The Beach Boys may have started out as teeny-boppers, but they ended up as part of a triumvirate of 1960s music that included Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Brian Wilson quickly discovered that his bedroom was more interesting than a stage, so add some drugs, mental illness, and a musical escalation and you have a band that moved the goalposts and got everyone to make better music in its wake. Al Jardine, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the Beach Boys since 1963 and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, can claim he was there through it all, thick and thin.

So we see no irony in the most desirable muscle car owned by a member of one of the most esteemed bands ever. Truth be told, Al’s ‘Cuda is a recreation of sorts, originally a ‘Cuda 340 from the factory. He commissioned the build in 2009 but eventually sold the car, with the new owner having the drivetrain refurbished by Lanier’s Speed Shop in Colorado. The rebuild included an Ohio Crankshaft rotating assembly with a 4340 forged stroker crank, Keith Black pistons, stainless valves, 1.57 roller rockers, cc-matched chambered cylinder heads and Schneider Racing camshaft, among other upgrades. Cubic inches now measure 477, with the Hemi having dyno’d at 494.3 horsepower and 570.7 ft-lb of torque.

That power is harnessed by the original 727 TorqueFlite automatic and 3.23 gears. Exhaust gases lead to dual 2.5-inch Flowmasters. Brakes have been upgraded to Wilwood Dynalite on all four corners, helping the ‘Cuda stop in a manner that would impress Consumer Reports magazine. Mags are custom-built 18-inch CNC-machined Budnick Wheels. All this is wrapped in “FC7” In Violet paint with white interior and matching “Billboard” decals, plus painted bumpers front and rear.

With less than 500 miles since the rebuild, this Hemi’Cuda is ready for someone to hop in and bruise some asphalt with “Good Vibrations” blasting through the cellphone (buying a factory-correct cassette player is up to you). A good match? If you agree with the case I’ve made, then you are a prime candidate for this 1971 Hemi’Cuda recreation, which is available with no reserve at the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction on Friday, January 27, 2023.

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions will auction five charity vehicles during its 2023 Scottsdale Auction, January 21-29 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Each charity vehicle will cross the world-famous auction block with 100 percent of the hammer price going directly to its designated nonprofit organization. Helping raise over $149 million for charity to date, Barrett-Jackson is accustomed to auctioning VIN 001 vehicles to support charitable initiatives. The 2023 Scottsdale Auction will feature two of these highly collectible vehicles, including the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001 First Retail Production (Lot #3002) and the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 (Lot #3004).

“Barrett-Jackson has helped raise more awareness and funds for charities across the county than any other collector car auction company,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re proud of the legacy we’ve earned as a company known for supporting organizations that help our military veterans, first responders, youth and those needing life-saving medical care. Together with our generous donors and bidders, we are improving the lives of countless Americans across the country.”

Lot 3004 – 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 selling to benefit JDRF

The 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV Edition 1 VIN 001 First Retail Production (Lot #3002) will be auctioned on Saturday, January 28, to benefit Tread Lightly!, a national initiative to protect and enhance recreation access and opportunities by promoting outdoor ethics to heighten individuals’ sense of good stewardship. The fully electric HUMMER EV SUV features a three-motor e4WD propulsion system with GM-estimated 830 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 ft/lbs of torque, 4-wheel steer with CrabWalk diagonal-drive functionality and Adaptive Air Suspension with available Extract Mode capability.

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback VIN 001 (Lot #3004) will be also auctioned on Saturday and 100 percent of its hammer price will benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the leading global organization harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes (T1D).. The all-new Mustang GT’s fourth-generation Coyote V8 offers up to 486 horsepower, a fighter-jet-inspired cockpit and bold new styling. The winning bidder can choose any standard Ford Mustang GT fastback option, including color, transmission and interior packages.

Lot 3003 – 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray selling to benefit America’s Promise Alliance

General Colin L. Powell’s 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Lot #3003) will be featured on Saturday as well, and will be sold to benefit America’s Promise Alliance, an organization dedicated to pioneering collective impact work, bringing together organizations and communities around the most important issues facing the next generation. General Powell’s son, Michael Powell, will be on the auction block to support the sale of this cherished vehicle. Owned and driven daily by the late General Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State, the Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine hooked to an automatic transmission. It is finished in Gunmetal Gray with a black interior and leather seats and has only 15,600 actual miles.

“Many of our greatest auction moments over the last five decades have been the sale of charity vehicles on our world-famous auction block,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve shared celebrations and tears as our collector car family rallied around those in need. We’ll never fully grasp the extent of the countless lives saved and opportunities provided by the funds and awareness Barrett-Jackson has helped raise at our auctions, but it is an honor to continue to have the opportunity to impact the lives of those who need it the most.”

Lot 3001 – 2023 Ford F150 Lightning 4×4 Super Crew Pickup selling to benefit Fighter County Foundation

A 2023 Ford F150 Lightning 4×4 Super Crew Pickup (Lot #3001) will be sold Friday, January 27, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Fighter County Foundation to support the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base in Arizona by enhancing the morale, well-being, culture, tradition and sustainability of the base. Recently named the 2023 North American Truck of the Year, this electric pickup is equipped with the Platinum Lightning Series Package, features a 145-inch wheelbase and is powered by a 300-mile dual emotor-extended-range battery with single-speed transmission. The exterior of this vehicle is finished in Iconic Silver Metallic, while the interior is black with black leather and was inspired by the fighter jet F-35 Lightning.

The 2021 Shelby Super Snake Count Kustoms Edition (Lot #3000) will cross the block on Friday to benefit Camp Freedom, a nonprofit that serves veterans, first responders, their family members and Gold Star families by providing peer-to-per interaction and camaraderie combine with an outdoor adventure to bring life-saving healing to these true American heroes. Customized by Count’s Kustoms, this vehicle is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine equipped with a supercharger and a special tune to deliver over 800hp and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Those interested in registering to bid on these five charity vehicles as well as the entire 2023 Scottsdale Auction docket may do so here.

Advance ticket pricing and VIP packages are available here. Barrett-Jackson also provides discounted tickets for children, students, seniors, military and first responders.

Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation with #BarrettJackson and #BJAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

“The Grand Tour,” Amazon Prime’s car show presented by former “Top Gear” hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, may be coming to an end soon.

Citing anonymous sources, Variety reported on Monday that Amazon’s streaming service will cease working with Clarkson beyond what the two parties have already agreed upon.

Clarkson also appears in the separate Amazon Prime show “Clarkson’s Farm.”

Filming of new episodes for both shows is currently underway, but according to Variety there likely won’t any new episodes of either show beyond 2024, apart from a possible final episode for “The Grand Tour” that may carry over into 2025. That last episode is one of four final episodes for the show, according to Variety.

The report comes after Clarkson made scathing comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in a Dec. 16 article for The Sun, which the newspaper has removed.

In the article, whose title was “One day, Harold the glove puppet will tell the truth about A Woman Talking B*****ks,” Clarkson described Harry as being fully controlled by Markle, and also expressed how much he hated Markle.

He also referenced a scene from “Game of Thrones” in which Lena Headey’s character, Cersei, had to parade naked while townspeople threw their trash at her. In the article, Clarkson said he dreamed of the same one day happening to Markle.

Amazon Prime hasn’t commented on the controversy, but Clarkson in one of several public apologies said the streaming service was “incandescent” about his treatment of the Duke and Duchess, Variety reported.

“The Grand Tour” first appeared on Amazon Prime in 2016 but went on hiatus after 2021 due to difficulties in filming new episodes caused by pandemic-related travel restrictions. Amazon Prime originally snagged Clarkson for the show, together with Hammond and May, after Clarkson was fired by the BBC, the producer of “Top Gear,” due to his 2015 attack on a fellow staff member.

This article was originally published by Motor Authority, an editorial partner of

The Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council (GCC), an independent non-profit organization chartered by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Arizona, is excited to announce its continued partnership with Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson will be hosting several community events for Arizona scouting families. 

The most exciting event is the action-packed Pinewood Derby Open benefiting local scouting, which is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21, during Barrett-Jackson Westworld of Scottsdale in the auction pre-staging lanes. 

“The Pinewood Derby is a longstanding tradition that helps build family bonds by working together,” said Andy Price, CEO and Scout Executive of GCC. “This year, the tradition continues and expands at Barrett-Jackson as a two-derby event – The Pinewood Derby Open and the Corporate Pinewood Derby.”

The Pinewood Derby was first introduced as a two-lane wooden track in California in 1953 by Cubmaster Don Murphy. The goal is for Cub Scouts and their parents to work together turning four plastic wheels, four nails and some wood into a custom race car that is 5-ounces-or-less, goes fast and looks ‘cool’. Bringing this time-honored scouting tradition to Barrett-Jackson allows event sponsors to connect with like-minded automotive enthusiasts and professionals who are committed to youth-focused initiatives.

Images courtesy of the Grand Canyon Council

Barrett-Jackson’s opening day is also the auction company’s Family Day. In addition to the Scout activities, Barrett-Jackson will also host STEM Fest as a part of Family Day, allowing young auction-goers the opportunity to learn and participate in several immersive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math exhibits.

The Boy Scouts’ activities included on Saturday, Jan. 21 are:

  1. Merit Badge Day – Beginning at 9:30 a.m.,100 Scouts who pre-registered will earn their Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge by learning all about automotive mechanics from the pros. The merit badge event includes seven stations with vehicles and qualified instructors or mechanics to educate Scouts on a variety of common automotive tasks such as:
  2. Understanding dashboard icons
  3. Seatbelt safety
  4. Checking engine oil

Universal Technical Institute will also speak with scouts about the broad scope of careers within the automotive industry. All Scouts in attendance will receive a unique Barrett-Jackson merit badge.

  1. Pinewood Derby Open – Beginning at 2 p.m. for Cubs Scouts and Scouts BSA. Winners will be named the Barrett-Jackson Pinewood Derby Champion in the auction’s pre-staging lanes. 
  1. Corporate Pinewood Derby –Begins at 3 p.m. and is open to corporate entries and will serve as a thrilling fundraiser for the Grand Canyon Council.
  1. Free Entry all day – For those in scouts wearing the Scouts BSA field uniform with the Grand Canyon Council official merit badge. 

“At Barrett-Jackson, it is our mission to bring people together to celebrate our love for cars and to grow the hobby for generations to come,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It is incredibly important to engage with the youth in our communities, both from an educational standpoint and by providing opportunities for multiple generations to come together, share a common passion and enjoy time with one another through this hobby we all love.” Scouting in Arizona started with a handful of troops scattered across the state and over the last 100 years has grown to serve thousands of our youth ranging from ages 5-20. Since BSA GCC was established, more than 48,000 young men and women have become Eagle Scouts, the highest honor awarded by BSA.