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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018 Beginner's Guide

By Evan Chronis August 29, 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction

The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction® is headed to Las Vegas and whether you're a first-time guest or a regular, there's a lot to know. All the on goings of Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018 can seem intimidating at the onset, but it's actually quite simple and organized. Most of all, it's a great time whether you're an avid car enthusiast or are just there for the show.

We're here to help and make sure you have the best time possible at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018!

Check out the BJV Las Vegas 2018 Official Schedule of Events

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018 Beginner's Guide

Getting Around

Navigating around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino can seem daunting at first, but it doesn't have to be with this handy map by your side. The layout is actually quite linear, and this map marks every important marker that you need to know to enjoy your weekend. If you're attending with Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences, make sure to mark down where your hospitality suite is located and the BJV Experiences help desk is!


Map Index: 1. Auction Arena 2. Consignment 3. Bidder Office 4. Auction Entrance 5. Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience Desk 6. Barrett-Jackson Garage 7. Staging Lanes 8. First Floor: Muscle Lounge Second Floor: Luxury Lounge 9. Craig Jackson Box 10. Sponsor & Exhibitor Marketplace 11. Auction Vehicle Displays 12. Auction Car Check-In / Property Room 13. Hot Laps / Thrill Rides 14. "Behind the Hobby" Car Collector Symposiums 15. Performance Stage

Bidder's Badges

If you've purchased your Official Ticket Package through Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences, then you have the option to get your bidder's badge through us. If your bidder's badge application is approved, we will provide it with your materials. Buying through Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences does not guarantee approval, however. If approved through us, then you can have your badge sent to your home before the event, or pick it up at the our help desk prior to the auction. 


Getting there Early

This comes down to personal preference and why you are attending the auction, but I would recommend getting to the show early in the morning. Gates open Thursday through Saturday at 8 AM and the memorabilia auction will start around 8:30 AM and run through 11 AM every morning. Getting to the venue early gives you the option to see some really cool memorabilia be auctioned off, while also getting to freely walk around the arena and surrounding areas with less of a crowd around you. The crowds normally start to pile in right as the collector car auction begins at around 11 AM. 


Most Expensive Cars

A Barrett-Jackson auction works like an inverted pyramid when it comes to the auction prices of the cars being sold. Thursday's selection will feature the lowest priced vehicles, while Friday and Saturday are considered the "richest" days — you won't believe some of the auction prices that you'll see on Saturday! So if you're trying to just go for a day or two, wait for the weekend, but if you're staying the whole time, be ready to see the prices and entertainment skyrocket.


Just Enjoy the Action

There's a certain informality to a Barrett-Jackson event that really makes it a joy to be a part of. The auction and showrooms themselves are very well structured, but as a guest you are allowed to wander and explore at your own pleasure. With an auction that runs throughout the entire day, you're allowed time to roam the grounds and soak up every bit of what the Las Vegas event has to offer. Make sure you definitely take time to explore. While the auction is the main event action, there's still things to see and do, including the amazing Thrill Rides that are offered.


Be at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2018

Haven't gotten your Official Ticket Package yet? There's still time! You can still attend BJV Las Vegas 2018 with a Luxury Lounge or Craig Jackson Box ticket package. These packages include a 3-day auction ticket, premium hospitality, VIP exclusives and much more!

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About the Bloggers

 Victoria Barnett

QE-2016_Headshot-Victoria-Barnett.pngVictoria Barnett is originally from High Point, NC. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys watching baseball, baking and hanging out with her golden retriever, Kaaya. She loves to travel to Florida and is a die-hard Miami Hurricanes fan. 



Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.