View From the Plaza

Postcard from La Fonda: Batty for the Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction produces the world’s greatest collector car events each year in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Orange County, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The big buzz at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale this weekend was all about the Batmobile. The original 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that was used in the Batman TV show went for a whopping $4.62 million dollars on Saturday! The final price tag ties the all time record of film/TV cars sold at auction with the  Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in Gold Finger back in 2010

The Batmobile went for $4.62 million at Barrett-Jackson

Amidst all the Batman excitement, I was delighted to see some familiar giraffes from home.  Yes, I said giraffes. Santa Fe’s own Fred Prescott was set up right next to the pedestrian “roadway” –  his kinetic animal sculptures towering over passersby.

Sculpture by Fred Prescott on display at Barrett-Jackson


Jenny Kimball and Santa Fe Sculptor Fred Prescott at Barrett-Jackson

Fred’s wild animals were not the only artwork on display. In fact, sometimes it was hard to tell where the automobiles ended and the art began – especially when it came to this monster truck, depicting various scenes from American history from hood to tailgate.

Ridiculous Monster Truck


2 Responses to “Postcard from La Fonda: Batty for the Batmobile at Barrett-Jackson”

  1. Annette Sedillo

    Love it!!! How great is that to find a local artist, with giraffes in Scottsdale! I especially love the Longhorn!! Hook’em!!!! (it looks as though the Longhorn is in Aggie Red rather than Burnt Orange) =)


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>