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PALM BEACH PRO GUIDE: Tips and Tricks for the Ultimate Experience

Taking place from April 18 to 20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction spans three exciting days. The automotive lifestyle event features hundreds of collector vehicles crossing the world-famous auction block with No Reserve, along with over 400 authentic and eye-catching automobilia items, all going home with the highest bidder. Beyond the auction, the event offers exhilarating Hot Laps, Thrill Rides and driving experiences courtesy of top automakers, as well as an expansive Exhibitor Marketplace for indoor and outdoor shopping, sponsor displays, and a wide variety of food and beverage options throughout the auction site.

With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss a single moment. We have put together some helpful tips and tricks to navigate the Palm Beach Auction like a pro.


Upon arrival at the auction site at the South Florida Fairgrounds, you’ll be welcomed inside the main entrance by sponsor displays showcasing an array of offerings, including the latest new vehicles, aftermarket accessories and official Barrett-Jackson gifts and apparel. Venturing further into the pavilion, you’ll encounter the hallway leading to the auction arena.

If you want to save witnessing the action on the auction block for later in the day, alternatively you can step through the glass doors that lead to a breezeway with outdoor tables and then find yourself in an atrium surrounded by planters filled with lush vegetation – a welcome site for those visiting from colder climes. On one side, you’ll discover auction vehicles on display, while the other side is home to the auction offices. Here, you can register to bid or handle transactions with the cashiers after securing the winning bid on your dream vehicle. The consignment team, vehicle transportation services, financing and official merchandise can also be found in the auction office area.

Pace yourself – there’s plenty more to explore! If you have a need for speed, be sure to check out the Barrett-Jackson Performance Track and go for a Hot Lap or Thrill Ride with a professional driver in the latest vehicles from top manufacturers. Thrill Rides and Hot Laps are open to children aged 8 and older (or at least 48 inches tall). For those who love shopping, plan on exploring the vast Exhibitor Marketplace, where you will find everything from one-of-a-kind sculptures to jewelry, unique home décor and maybe even a new die-cast car or two. Visit the Showcase Pavilion for up-close looks at the must-see auction vehicles, and stop by the Midway for a bite to eat and a firsthand view of the cars in the staging lanes, on their way to the auction block.

The highlight of the event is undoubtedly the impressive array of collector vehicles. To fully enjoy your experience, carve out some time to peruse the Lots. A “Lot” refers to the individual item, or vehicle, being offered for sale at the auction. We recommend using the Barrett-Jackson Live app to enhance your browsing experience: Scan the QR code located on each car’s windshield with the app to bring up the Lot details. Mark your favorite Lots with a “heart” and store them in your virtual “garage” so you can effortlessly track when they will be auctioned and stay informed about their final sale prices.

Another must-see highlight is the Automobilia Auction, where nostalgic collectibles take center stage on the auction block each day before the vehicles are sold. Automobilia encompasses a wide range of items, from authentic period-correct neon signs to vintage gas pumps, kiddie rides and other captivating collectibles.

Because there is so much to see and do, plan on spending more than one day at the event. You will want to wear sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Thursday offers an energetic atmosphere and Friday ramps up the action even more, while “Super Saturday” is your opportunity to see the showcase vehicles cross the auction block, perhaps watch a collector car sell for an auction world-record price and maybe even have a celebrity sighting.

TV crews from A+E’s FYI and HISTORY channels will be on-site throughout each auction day, providing live coverage of the event. Alert your friends at home – they may spot you on live television!


To optimize your event experience, check out the Barrett-Jackson website or download the Barrett-Jackson app ahead of the event to see the schedule of events, vehicles and automobilia offered for sale, ticket information and more.

A clear bag policy is in effect. Guests will only be permitted to enter the auction site with clutch handbags that do not exceed 6.5×4.5 inches or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.



GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

State of the art

Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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