Barrett-Jackson’s Future Collector Car Show Presented by Meguiar’s Returns to Scottsdale January 21
David Flinn will “for sure” be there, and he’s bringing back his 2002 Honda S2000 AP1, the 2023 Best of Show winner at the first Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) held during the Barrett-Jackson flagship Scottsdale auction.
“It was the first Barrett Jackson event I have attended, and I didn’t know what to expect,” the Valley resident says. “There was a steady crowd of people all day long, and my car ended up getting quite a bit more attention than I expected. I spent the majority of the day talking with people about my car and met several S2000 owners who had recently purchased their cars.”
The second FCCS at Barrett-Jackson will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Polo Field in WestWorld of Scottsdale, as part of the nine-day Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, January 20–28.
Designed to drive the next generation of car lovers, the one-day FCCS is a family-friendly, concours-style event featuring vehicles that best represent the future of the collector car hobby, celebrating the cars we love today and future collectibles.
Spectators will enjoy vehicles from highly modified custom builds to original and perfectly preserved rides, offering an experience in which multiple generations will share their love for car collectibles. FCCS will also feature an immersive and competitive fashion show.
“This past January was the first time FCCS was a part of our Scottsdale Auction, and it was a resounding success,” says Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, established in 1971. The Scottsdale-based company also schedules annual auctions in Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana.
“It attracted a large, younger and diverse audience of automotive enthusiasts. I can’t wait to see the entries at FCCS for the second installment at Barrett-Jackson this January, and I look forward to celebrating this great hobby with everyone in attendance,” he adds, noting that the event targets a younger generation and the cars they grew up with. “It’s like we saw with the generation before them who grew up loving muscle cars; this younger demographic of enthusiasts grew up appreciating cars from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
“These are the type of cars they like the most,” he says. “The passion for the hobby is the same, but they have an appreciation for cars they grew up with. They also consume a lot of content on social media, and that’s why we have a lot of social media influencers at the Future Collector Car Show as well.”
A Winning Event, Award-winners & Awards
The last show was a great event, Flinn says.
He heard about the FCCS from a friend and then found out that the car photographer Larry Chen was going to be a judge. “I thought it might be an opportunity to get my car in front of him and maybe get the chance to have him photograph it,” he says.
Flinn, 41, sold his first S2000 AP1 and regretted it. The award-winning car he has now is the same color as the original. “This car is the car that I wanted to build when I bought my first S2000 but didn’t have the money or knowledge to do so,” he explains.
He’s been planning this car since selling the first one in 2004 and has been hunting for and collecting parts since. He even has a few small items from that original car. “I set out to build the best street car that I possibly could and wanted it to pass as something that could have come out of the factory the way it is. The car is fairly heavily modified, but if you’re not familiar with the chassis, it’s not obvious.”
Flinn wasn’t expecting the attention the car received at the first FCCS. “I thought it would slip under most people’s radar,” he says. “It was exciting winning the Best of Show award and felt like validation for all the time and effort that went into the car.”
Joseph Garcia, 27, won the Visionary Award with his 1989 Nissan 240SX at the first FCCS and hopes to return for the second event in January.
His S13 is powered by a 1JZ VVTI with a Garrett turbo and other performance mods. “It’s got all the good noises, has a big lowrider inspiration from the custom kandied roof to the chromed engraved valve covers and sits low on Garson Ryugi wheels,” explains Garcia, who is an automotive painter and body technician in Arizona. “My life is wrapped around the lowrider and drifting scene.
“The show was absolutely amazing. I can’t believe I won an award still.” he adds. “I got to speak to a lot of people about my build. So many people were shocked that the car wasn’t a show car. I live by the rule that having a track car shouldn’t ever be an excuse to have an ugly car.”
Barrett-Jackson, says, “The FCCS team will be looking for quality vehicles, highly modified enthusiast builds, rare or low-production number cars and unique or uncommon vehicles.” For the 2024 event, judges will select the top cars for each category. The target year range is 1980 to today, he explains.
Each of the cars can win the Best of Show presented by Meguiar’s — the vehicle epitomizing the essence of a future collectible embodying the utmost quality and craftsmanship.
Other awards include Best Preserved — the most original, unrestored, unaltered condition with the age of vehicle in consideration; Best Restored to its pre-sale condition; Best Period Correct Modifications —altered in a way that faithfully captures the era in which it was originally made or when it was at its peak; Best Purpose-Built Performance — exemplifies the purpose it was designed for, such as drag, drift, off-roading, road racing; and Best Electro-Mod — the all-electric vehicle that best showcases the technology.
And, the Barrett-Jackson Choice, awarded by company executives; Elegance of Heritage — The vehicle that best represents the heritage of the vehicle’s manufacturer; Ford in a Ford — The best Ford-powered Ford vehicle representing the Ford Motor Company; Most Represented Car Club — most entries from a local, national or international car club; People’s Choice — The vehicle with the most votes via a live voting competition throughout the duration of the event, won last year by a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta; Rookie of the Year — to the top vehicle owned by someone 25 years of age or younger; and Student’s Choice — as chosen by local students; and the Visionary Award — best customized and crafted to perfectly reflect the owner’s vision.
“We’ve long been stewards within the hobby, helping nurture its growth for generations to come, and seeing so many younger individuals enthusiastic about collector cars is exciting,” says Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “I look forward to another epic FCCS at our Scottsdale Auction in 2024.”
Participation to display a vehicle at the event is by application only, and the deadline to apply is January 5, 2024. Admission to FCCS will provide access to the entire Barrett-Jackson event on Sunday, January 21.
Visit FCCS.Barrett-Jackson.com for additional information on how to enter your vehicle, award categories, tickets and more. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation with #BarrettJackson and #BJAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480.421.6694.