January 21, 2011 | 1:00pm
The Barrett-Jackson Auto Show
can be a little overwhelming: Slobbering fans, fancy cars and dollar signs are in every direction. We ventured to Scottsdale this week to check out the madness and take a few notes.
In addition to a line up of of high-class automobiles (see: Drool-worthy slideshow), we stumbled upon a few cars with hefty price tags and interesting stories. Check out our top five after the jump ...
1. Most Expensive Displayed (pictured above): Gumpert Apollo by Evolution Motorsports
This display vehicle put all of the cars on auction to shame. The Gumpert Apollo does 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 224 miles-per-hour. Its starting price was just over a half million dollars -- a pretty steep price tag for a vehicle you can't even enter without removing the steering wheel.
A 2005 Boss Hoss Trike at The Barrett-Jackson Auto Show.
2. Fanciest Trike: 2005 Boss Hoss
The Boss Hoss is tricycle features a 502cid Chevy engine -- so fast and furiously loud that It's banned in Canada.
A 1963 Peel P50 Replica at The Barrett-Jackson Auto Show.
3. Smallest Car: 1963 Peel P50 Replica
Tough choice: Second runner up was the $5,000 1984 Honda Zoe Convertible was originally a prize on The Price is Right. With only three wheels, it could make a Mini Cooper look positively Hummer-esque.
But then came the Peel (pictured above). The 1963 Peel P50 Replica took the prize when the auctioneer paused from his nonstop barrage of numerical nonsense to allow a fellow announcer to inform the audience that The Peel is currently the world's smallest production car according to The Guinness Book of World Records.
The girls of Tilted Kilt check out a 1969 Winnebago Motorhome at The Barrett-Jackson Auto Show.
4. Biggest Car: 1969 Winnebago Motorhome
The Winnebago was not only the biggest vehicle auctioned off on Wednesday, it was also the biggest bargain of the day. The winning bid of $5,500 got you a motorhome, a porch complete with chairs, a bicycle, a handmade wooden surfboard, a new lime green shag carpet -- apparently a babe magnet.
An Imperial Covered Wagon at The Barrett-Jackson Auto Show.
5. Most Un-car like: Imperial Covered Wagon
The room turned into Oregon Trail when not one, but three of these wagons made a pilgrimage across the auction block. This particular buggy had a new paint job, a new canvas and new hoops, for those of you unfamiliar with wagon terminology that means wheels.
The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction runs through Sunday at Westworld of Scottsdale, January 23. For more information, check out the official auction website.