Following sixteen consecutive years in North Scottsdale as a staple of Arizona’s legendary collector car week, the most exciting collector automobile auction in the world is proud to announce a new chapter in its history by moving to their new home: The Southwest’s premiere sports and entertainment complex, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The annual event will take place on January 18-22, 2017 and will feature their well-established “auction in the round” formula with five days and over 800 cars crossing the block. Home to many internationally recognized professional sporting events, as well as a national mainstay for a wide variety of festivals and entertainment, the 140-acre site will serve as the ultimate host to this highly anticipated annual collector automobile lifestyle event.
The move to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick represents a major milestone for Russo and Steele,” says auction President and CEO Drew Alcazar. “The incredible amenities and the enhanced ambiance provided by Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will certainly add an additional level of excitement and sophistication that Russo and Steele has worked many years to achieve. This long term, multi-year agreement enables Russo and Steele to provide clients and guests alike with an environment that will propel our team into the next evolutionary phase. On behalf of Russo and Steele, we thank the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the family at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for extending us this opportunity. January of 2017 will prove to be a renaissance in our history and our entire organization is enthusiastic!”
First shown in 2002 to celebrate Ford Motor Company’s upcoming centennial, the Ford GT40 concept car was designed by Camilo Pardo, the head of Ford’s “Living Legends” studio under the direction of Ford design chief J. Mays. Clearly inspired by the GT40s that beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 and dominated there through 1969, the new-generation Ford GT was soon prepared, refined, and tested for production.