2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Winners and More

By Brian Brennan   –   Photography By the Author and Barrett-Jackson Auctions

A car auction is a circus for older kids … hot rodders. While most of us will never come close to purchasing a car from a car auction, the fact remains we like to go, we like to look, and we like to dream. Such is the case with one of the truly great car auctions, the Barrett-Jackson Auction held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. We come each year for the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition, but the fact remains we are still fascinated by the number of cars that pass over the stage and just how much money these objects of want bring in total dollars.

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02 unpainted 1959 chevy impala top 5 barrett jackson cup
OK this ’59 Chevy Impala belonging to Eugene Bothello and built at BBT Fabrications under the direction of Troy Gudgel got everyone’s attention. A car in the running for “Ultimate Best In Show” that’s not painted, and some would argue not upholstered, was the “gutsy” move of the show. The fact remains that the workmanship is stunning, the presentation flawless, and having the courage to go “unclothed” and pull it off is truly amazing, making the Top 5.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Dollar Sales – What kind of numbers are we talking about? How about 2,016 “No Reserve” vehicles crossed over the block, bringing in $200.9 million … that’s a 100 percent sell-through rate. And in that mix, there were 190 world-record auction sales for specific highly desirable vehicles. Barrett-Jackson Auctions are known for their “give-back” attitude. This year, they auctioned off four vehicles for charity, and they brought in $1 million. Now, should you want something special for your garage or personal museum, 1,180 pieces of automobilia were sold for an additional $6.7 million. As we said, the Barrett-Jackson Auction here in Scottsdale is a circus for older kids.

03 red 1927 ford roadster jon hall top 5 barrett jackson cup
No stranger to readers of Modern Rodding is this ’27 Ford roadster belonging to Jon Hall and built under the direction of Paul Behling of Shadow Rods and Jesse Greening of Greening Auto Company. It made the Top 5 finalists for the Cup and won the Best Street Rod category at the 2023 Triple Crown of Rodding.

For fun, we have included the top 10 restomod vehicles and their sale price. Make sure to follow the photos and captions for those wild numbers.

Read More: First Look 2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup

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Barrett-Jackson Cup – The Barrett-Jackson Cup, formerly known as “The Ultimate Best In Show,” is one of our hobby’s premier awards. The five finalists are vying for a $20,000 check as well as a tool chest, gift certificates, and very valuable television time … especially for the builders of these hot rods.

04 carbon fiber and red 1967 chevy c10 pickup top 5 barrett jackson cup
Another of the Top 5 for the Barrett-Jackson Cup was this ’67 Chevy C10 pickup belonging to Rod Parsons and built by Zach Ingram of ZRods and Customs and Fiber Forged Composites. Built to autocross and road race, it most certainly can … and looks amazing doing it.

Competing for the Cup is discerning. Barrett-Jackson selects from the hundreds of entries they receive to narrow it down to 50 deserving cars and trucks that are allowed into the competition. It is then narrowed down to the Top 5 who are brought onto the stage on Saturday where the winner is announced on national television.

05 red 1968 ford mustang top 5 barrett jackson cup
Rounding out the Top 5 finalists for the Barrett-Jackson Cup is this ’68 Ford Mustang. It belongs to Brad Brown and was built at East Bay Muscle Cars. Powered by a supercharged Coyote V-8, it rides on a Roadster Shop fully independent chassis and shows off one-of-a-kind Forgeline wheels.

The task of selecting the Top 5 and then the eventual Barrett-Jackson Cup winner is handled by the judging staff of two: Bobby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop and Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy. There can be no denying they know what they are looking at and can explain the whys and wherefores of what they do. Next up was the selection of the Top 5 and the eventual winner.

06 bobby alloway and troy trepanier judging at barrett jackson cup
So, who is charged with whittling down the 50 entrants into the Top 5 and then the Barrett-Jackson Cup winner? For years, it’s Bobby Alloway of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop and Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy.

The 2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup winner is the ’60 Buick Invicta, owned by George and Angela Eliacostas and built at Cal Auto Creations by Andy Leach and crew. The ’60 Buick is no stranger to working its way through competition, “surviving” by having won virtually every major award it could. Beginning in 2023, it took home the Slonaker Award at the Grand National Roadster Show then continued to win through the Triple Crown of Rodding late in the year.

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07 multicolored 1934 ford five window coupe south city rod and custom
In competition was this amazing ’34 Ford five-window coupe built by Bill Ganahl and the crew of South City Rod & Custom. The coupe has already taken home Goodguys Street Rod of the Year. It’s a fascinating hot rod to view in person.

Read More: 1950 Buick Invicta 2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Revealed

As is always the case, we are looking forward to next year to see what’s new on the auction front but always to check the types of cars and trucks that are in competition for the Barrett-Jackson Cup and who will take home the honors. MR

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