2010 Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction – Click above for high-res image gallery

The first Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction is about wrapped up Costa Mesa, California today, and while the numbers might have been a bit lower than hoped-for this time around, there were still good prices for top-level machinery. Barrett-Jackson knows what it's doing, and Orange County is definitely a car-lovers' paradise, but there will surely be some doubters about this venue's long-term viability.

Take a look at the attendance though - at the turnout of vendors and manufacturers, of bidders and gawkers - and you'll see that the only thing lacking was an abundance of really high-quality offerings. For every numbers-matching LS6 '70 Chevelle SS convertible, there were ten daily-driver VW Beetles. The overall take was boosted by several charity lots, as is often seen at Barrett-Jackson events, but beyond that cluster of noteworthy vehicles, there wasn't much for bidders to excited about.

There was a fringe benefit to this, however. It gave us a chance to wander around the grounds a bit more than usual. To that end, we've pulled 50 of our favorite photos from the hundreds we shot over the weekend and posted them in the wrap-up gallery below. Clicking through should give you a sense of what it was like to be at Barrett-Jackson's OC event this weekend. You'll find the good, the bad and the fugly in there, but each and every one of these cars sold, so who are we to judge?


Barrett-Jackson Orange County at the OC Fairgrounds
  • Barrett-Jackson Orange County at the OC Fairgrounds
  • Barrett-Jackson Orange County at the OC Fairgrounds
  • Barrett-Jackson Orange County at the OC Fairgrounds
Showcase Pavilion
  • Showcase Pavilion
  • Showcase Pavilion
Tent 1
  • Tent 1
  • Tent 1
American Classics
  • American Classics
  • American Classics
DuPont Registry exotic display
  • DuPont Registry exotic display
  • DuPont Registry exotic display
Musclecar Alley
  • Musclecar Alley
  • Musclecar Alley
Tent 2
  • Tent 2
  • Tent 2
Automobilia
  • Automobilia
  • Automobilia
Ferris wheel
  • Ferris wheel
  • Ferris wheel
GM and Ford Ride and Drive area
  • GM and Ford Ride and Drive area
  • GM and Ford Ride and Drive area
GM Ride and Drive area with Bondurant demonstrators
  • GM Ride and Drive area with Bondurant demonstrators
  • GM Ride and Drive area with Bondurant demonstrators
Ford Ride and Drive area
  • Ford Ride and Drive area
  • Ford Ride and Drive area
Ford Ride and Drive area with Mustang FR500s
  • Ford Ride and Drive area with Mustang FR500s
  • Ford Ride and Drive area with Mustang FR500s
Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Ferrari 458 Italia
Grand Sport Corvette convertible
  • Grand Sport Corvette convertible
  • Grand Sport Corvette convertible
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
ZZ electric car
  • ZZ electric car
  • ZZ electric car
Porsche Panamera plus
  • Porsche Panamera plus
  • Porsche Panamera plus
Chronic Taco display
  • Chronic Taco display
  • Chronic Taco display
Superformance display
  • Superformance display
  • Superformance display
Porsche Cayman custom
  • Porsche Cayman custom
  • Porsche Cayman custom
Laker girls
  • Laker girls
  • Laker girls
Auction tent
  • Auction tent
  • Auction tent
Camaro crossing the block
  • Camaro crossing the block
  • Camaro crossing the block
Bidders and spectators
  • Bidders and spectators
  • Bidders and spectators
Graham went cheap
  • Graham went cheap
  • Graham went cheap
Rare Camaro RS/SS was a bargain too
  • Rare Camaro RS/SS was a bargain too
  • Rare Camaro RS/SS was a bargain too
Nomad's land
  • Nomad's land
  • Nomad's land
Fiat 600 Multipla
  • Fiat 600 Multipla
  • Fiat 600 Multipla
2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS custom
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS custom
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS custom
Porsche 935 look-alike
  • Porsche 935 look-alike
  • Porsche 935 look-alike
'67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
'67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
'67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
  • '67 Chevy C-10 army pickup
Purgold Pantera
  • Purgold Pantera
  • Purgold Pantera
Delorean Turbo
  • Delorean Turbo
  • Delorean Turbo
'61 Ford Thunderbird-based Thunderflite custom
  • '61 Ford Thunderbird-based Thunderflite custom
  • '61 Ford Thunderbird-based Thunderflite custom
DUB widebody Mustang
  • DUB widebody Mustang
  • DUB widebody Mustang
Sean Smith SEMA Mustang
  • Sean Smith SEMA Mustang
  • Sean Smith SEMA Mustang
Maybach wannabe
  • Maybach wannabe
  • Maybach wannabe
Lamborghini Jalpa
  • Lamborghini Jalpa
  • Lamborghini Jalpa
Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom
  • Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom
  • Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom
Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom interior
  • Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom interior
  • Johnnie Taylor's Royal Coach '58 Ford 500 Custom
Miles Kovac Charger Coupe
  • Miles Kovac Charger Coupe
  • Miles Kovac Charger Coupe
1983 Pontiac Trans Am with 59 actual miles
  • 1983 Pontiac Trans Am with 59 actual miles
  • 1983 Pontiac Trans Am with 59 actual miles
1997 Bentley Turbo R400
  • 1997 Bentley Turbo R400
  • 1997 Bentley Turbo R400
Smart Cabrio by KAO Autostyling
  • Smart Cabrio by KAO Autostyling
  • Smart Cabrio by KAO Autostyling
1951 Mercury custom hardtop coupe
  • 1951 Mercury custom hardtop coupe
  • 1951 Mercury custom hardtop coupe
Military display
  • Military display
  • Military display

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