Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos & Wrap-Up Report

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event is now in the history books. This year was the first time we’ve been to Barrett-Jackson since 1997! We plan on making this an annual event. The weather was a mix of beautiful and miserable. The team did an outstanding job answering customer questions and building the all-steel body ’33 Hot Rod in the DIY area. The completed car and all of the other Factory Five show car are heading west to participate in the 68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA.

Special thanks to ALL of the customers who helped us at the Barrett-Jackson event and with the live build. We could not have made this event successful without the help and hard work of our customer volunteers.

Left to Right: After a long week, the crew gathers for a quick shot. Dan, Jim, Jay, Mike, Tony, Ryan, and Vinny.

Karen Salvaggio is one of the many customers who worked at the Factory Five booth during the show. Karen is building an all-new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe!

When the weather was nice, the outdoor booth was filled with customers and questions.

Above & Below: Probably the best deal ever seen at Barrett-Jackson. This track car was very well bought at the auction.

The live build was wrapped up on Saturday. Jo Coddington and Bogi from “All Girl’s Garage” took the car out for a cruise after it was done.

Several beautiful Factory Fives made it across the auction block. One GTM brought in over $70,000.

Above & Below: The steel body ’33 benefited from a beautiful patina paint job laid down by Jeff Miller, a.k.a. Batman, at Miller Customs.

Customers were welcome to join in the build throughout the week. Here Vinny helps a young lady with door hinges.

Jo Coddington brought her friend Styles in to lay down some pin-stripping on the steel Hot Rod body.

The DIY area was just fun every day of the show.

Styles and Jo Coddington in the DIY booth at Barrett-Jackson.

Factory Five’s Tony Zullo (middle) checks out Styles work on the Hot Rod body.

Tools of the trade.

We’re definitely planning on returning to the Barrett-Jackson show since it was a great opportunity to visit with customers, and while it saw almost as many people as SEMA, the crowds were spread out over 9 days so it was much more laid back.

Tony takes the completed steel Hot Rod out of the DIY area.

The new Gen 3 Coupe was on display and got tons of looks.

Sunday night, after 9 long days, the crew was loading up.

Photos from Friday

Wednesday and Thursday, the weather was cloudy with a bit of rain, but the Hot Rod build in the DIY tent continued uninterrupted. All of the Factory Five customers have been a huge help, and the build has been a ton of fun so far. Tomorrow (Saturday), Jo Coddington will be stopping by the booth for official completed car start-up.

Vinny, Ron, and Mike continue working on the steel body ’33 Hot Rod.

Jeff Miller did an absolutely beautiful vintage patina paint job on the steel body mounted above.

Plenty of customers have helped with the build throughout the week.  Vinny shows a young lady how to rivet.

Styles lays down some sick vintage pinstripes in the DIY area.

Crowds around the Hot Rod build as the steel body is mounted.

Photos from Tuesday

The DIY area has been busy all day.

The Factory Five crew has been joined by customers to work on the ’33 Hot Rod build.

The weather is mild. This is predicted to be the slowest day of the show with crowds getting absolutely insane starting tomorrow, Friday, and the big day Saturday.

The cars heading into the live auction pass directly in front of the Factory Five booth.

The first Factory Five crossed the block on Tuesday (above) while Vinny and Ron (below) work on the ’33 Hot Rod.

We’re not quite half way through the show and the Factory Five crew is going strong. Front: Karen and Ron. Back: Jay, Mike, Ryan, Vinny, Tony, and Chris from BluePrint Engines.

Photos from Monday

The Factory Five crew is being helped out by a cadre of Factory Five customers.

We brought the all-new Type 65 Coupe and the half-mobile Mk4 Roadster.

There are tons of customer cars at this year’s Barrett-Jackson event, both in the auction and in our display.

This killer GTM is in the vehicle auction.

The Factory Five ’33 Special Edition Hot Rod Magazine car is also up for auction.

This beautiful silver Challenge Car is being auctioned.

The weather is fantastic (compared to Wareham, MA in January!). The Factory Five big rig is headquarters for our outdoor display with four cars and a good group of customers helping out.

The boys at BluePrint Engines provided us the engine for this really cool, running, driving half-mobile.

Above & Below: In the DIY area, we are building an all-steel body ’33 Hot Rod with a small block 306 ci. Ford engine, TKO transmission, and all-new 2015 Ford IRS.

Left to right: Dan, Mike, Ron, and Karen. Tony’s (background) is in charge of our effort at the show.

The ’33 Hot Rod is being built from a bare frame all the way to the completed car over the 8 days of the Barrett-Jackson show.

We haven’t been to the Phoenix, AZ area for a while and it’s great meeting tons of new customers. People are amazed at the amount of space in the latest Mk4 Roadsters.

Factory Five customer Ron Everitt (above) helps customers with questions. Ron has built many Factory Fives and we brought his blue and white, Coyote-powered Mk4 to the show this year.

There is nothing like a test fit with the real thing. The only thing better is when your wife smiles and says, “Build it, honey!”

The Barrett-Jackson show goes from 10 am to midnight and the Factory Five crew is covering both the DIY area live build as well as the show & event trailer outside.  Without the help of customers, this could not be done.

Former Factory Five Tech Specialist Vinny D. helps with the IRS install on the steel body Hot Rod (Vinny moved to Arizona, so we asked for his help during the show).

There are Factory Fives everywhere you look at the Barrett-Jackson show!

Next to the ’33 Hot Rod live build, Adams Polishes is detailed our flame Hot Rod.