Thousands of Coveted, Authentic Automobilia Pieces Making Their Way to Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction

Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2019

Magnificent full-size transportation-themed carousel (Lot #9499) manufactured by Wilhelm Hennecke of Germany in 1965. Originally commissioned for the famous annual Christmas Market of Heidelberg, Germany

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dec. 28, 2018 Barrett-Jackson will sell thousands of coveted, authentic automobilia pieces, all at No Reserve, during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson has become the leading seller of authentic pieces of automotive-related memorabilia from around the world, with offerings that appeal to every level of collector. Among the most anticipated items in Scottsdale will be a 1965 full-size transportation themed carousel (Lot #9499) built by Karussellfabrik Wilhelm Hennecke of Uelzen, Germany.


Museum-quality 1920s Goodyear Tires double-sided porcelain with milk glass internally lit garage sign (Lot #9493)

“Our Automobilia Auction started nearly 17 years ago as a natural extension to our collector car auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Collectors from all backgrounds embrace these authentic pieces because they connect us to the past in much the same way as collector cars. The growing demand for Automobilia over the last several years is a testament to the value that collectors continue to place in the collector car market. We’re helping meeting that demand with more than 1,600 items in Scottsdale, which represent the finest selection of automotive memorabilia available to collectors.” Leading the Scottsdale Automobilia docket is the full-size transportation-themed carousel (Lot #9499) built in 1965 by Karussellfabrik Wilhelm Hennecke of Uelzen, Germany. With a 32-foot diameter and standing 16 feet tall, this carousel boasts 23 hand-built vehicles. Each a magnificent piece of art, they were handcrafted from the finest woods with impressive leather interiors. The carousel has required only minor restoration, with most of the vehicles remaining original. It is one of the most original and best-preserved of its type, still maintaining its vivid colors and striking original artwork.

The automobilia offering will also feature items from two exclusive collections, representing decades of hunting and gathering by a pair of dedicated, driven and highly successful enthusiasts: Doug Kotte of Ohio and the late Fred Nicodemus of New York. These two collections represent what is believed to be one of the largest-ever single offerings of tire and automotive garage-related collectibles, including over 1,000 tin, porcelain and neon signs, many hailing from the 1920s and 1930s, and featuring outstanding period graphics.


Gorgeous circa 1930s-40s Husky Oil Service double-sided porcelain shield-shaped filling station sign (Lot #8298)

Other highly anticipated automobilia pieces from the Scottsdale Automobilia Auction include:

  • 1950s “Chevy Boy” Neon Porcelain Dealership Sign (Lot #9490)
  • 1920s Goodyear Tires Porcelain Milk Glass Garage Sign (Lot #9493)
  • 3/4-Scale Shelby Cobra Tribute Go-Kart by McLaren Classic Restorations (Lot #9471)
  • 1924 Cadillac Sedan Pedal Car by Toledo (Lot #9461.1)
  • 1950s Humble Esso Aviation Products Porcelain Airport Hangar Sign (Lot #9494)
  • 1930s-40s Husky Oil Service Station Sign (Lot #8298)
  • 1950s Shell Oil Fuel Island (Lot #9386)
  • 1923 Texaco Oil Rapid Dayton Model #600 Visible Gas Pump (Lot #9389)
  • 1950s Gibble Oil of Oklahoma Power Gasoline Porcelain Service Station Sign (Lot #9492.1)

“Scottsdale 2019 will be one of the most impressive Automobilia Auctions in our 17-year history,” said Rory Brinkman, Automobilia Director at Barrett-Jackson. “I believe that one of the great allures of our auctions is that we only sell authentic, genuine items. From museum-quality porcelain signs and fully-restored vintage gas pumps to 1920s-era glass oil bottles with metal spouts, we’ll have something that every enthusiast can connect with and enjoy as a part of their personal collection.”

The complete Barrett-Jackson Automobilia Auction docket is available to view here. The 2019 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, nine-day ticket packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2019 Scottsdale Auction.