Barrett-Jackson Brings Extra Horsepower To “The Best Polo Event In The World”
The 8th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships comes to WestWorld of Scottsdale November 10th and 11th and once again the pageantry of polo will be joined by heart stopping horsepower courtesy of the nation’s premiere collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson.
It’s only fitting that Barrett-Jackson, known as the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions”, is once again bringing its one-of-a-kind horsepower to what’s been called “The Best Polo Event in the World.”
This year’s Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships feature a first-time appearance by Ralph Lauren model and world-famous polo player Nacho Figueras. It also features amazing cars from the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, returning as a signature sponsor of the polo event.
The Scottsdale Auction takes place January 12th through the 20th at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
The auction’s CEO and Chairman Craig Jackson and its Vice President of Brand Management Carolyn Jackson are both members of the polo event’s Hall of Fame.
The Barrett-Jackson preview is part of a proud list of returning horsepower, including car displays from title sponsor Bentley Scottsdale, Highline Autos, Sanderson Lincoln, Earnhardt North Scottsdale Hyundai, Courtesy Volvo, Ferrari Club of America, Arizona Lamborghini Club, Scottsdale Corvette Club and Concours In The Hills. New to 2018 will be the debut of the Apex Cup, courtesy of the landmark new Apex Motor Club in Maricopa, Arizona; a country club for car enthusiasts.
This year’s polo event takes place over two days and features six matches with Nacho Figueras, joining us for the first time thanks to Marc and Melissa Ganzi’s Aspen Valley Polo Club. It also includes teams from Italy, Malibu, Miami and Wales. They will join the Arizona Polo Club, Polo Azteca and Work To Ride, the first all African-American high school polo champions in American history. Returning this year is Ashley Busch, a long-time polo player, model and global brand ambassador for the USPA and wife of NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch.
Sunday’s matches include The International, which will feature the best players from the weekend playing each other for the highest goal match of the event. It will be preceded by a “Battle of the Sexes” match in honor of Sunny Hale, the greatest female polo player of all time.
Barrett-Jackson, headquartered in Scottsdale, has been a sponsor of the event since its inception. This year, the company will once again sponsor The Barrett-Jackson Champagne & Jazz Lounge, the only champagne bar on-site, as well as PRIME: A Luxury Tent by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, and Barrett-Jackson. Both include covered field-side seating with a variety of hosted food and beverage options.
General admission fans can enjoy the expanded field-side Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge.
Tickets, tables and tents to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships are on sale now at www.thepoloparty.com. As in year’s past, ticketing options allow car lovers to spend the day parked field side.
There is General Sideline Parking allowing you to drive your car field side and enjoy the match from your tailgate. Spots are available on first-come, first-serve basis on event days. There is Premier Sideline Parking where spots will be reserved with your name. Drive your car field side and enjoy the match from your reserved tailgating spot in the best spot, mid-field. RV Day Pass allows you to roll in and hook up along an elevated road, and enjoy the day’s festivities! And there is Elite Sideline Parking, which is one of the best perches in Arizona sports. Spots will be reserved with your name allowing fans to enjoy the match from THE center-field tailgate spaces.
There will be performances during periods of polo play by The Phoenix Symphony (showcasing Mozart), Phoenix Theatre with some of the great Broadway musical songs of all time, bagpipes performance by Ford Dudley, Phoenix Opera and the Phoenix Boys Choir. Between the polo action the event will debut the “World’s Farthest Rugby Sevens Match.” Led by Arizona State University’s rugby team.
There is also a fashion show featuring the world’s longest catwalk, a canine couture ‘doggie’ fashion show like no other, and a performance by the world famous Sun City Poms.
New this year is the F.A.B. Tent, standing for fashion, art and beauty, featuring the Larsen Art Galley’s a pop-up art gallery, a Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Bar, and Hall Pass, the country’s most unusual pop-up sports bar, allowing sports fans to enjoy football and other games on televisions throughout the day.
And after the polo party, don’t forget to register as a bidder or a consigner at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction, January 12th through the 20th at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Visit Barrett-Jackson.com or contact (480) 421-6694 for more information.
For more information or to buy tickets online, check out www.thepoloparty.com.