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Barrett Jackson auction draws huge crowds at Mohegan Sun

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UNCASVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

If you know anything about car auctions, you know that the Barrett Jackson auctions are some of the biggest and best known in the country.

They have come to the Northeast with their inaugural auction at Mohegan Sun.

Even if you don't know anything about cars, and even if you can't afford to buy one of these cars, this event is special because it has so many different types of cars under one roof that people might never get the opportunity to see in their lifetime.

"There are so many cars here today already that I have goosebumps already, it's just fabulous,” said car lover Mary Lehmuth.

Jim McFarland came down from Ottawa Canada to sell his 73 mustang and a few other cars, to turn around and buy something else.

“They're all three selling today, which is dangerous because then there are two more days I can buy, so I’ll know in a half hour how much money I have to spend. I shouldn't be doing that but I might,” McFarland said.

Barrett Jackson signed a five-year deal with Mohegan Sun to continue their annual east coast auction, which already has turned out to be a huge success, breaking Mohegan Sun history.

"I think it was evident today there was no more room left in the arena, so I feel very happy with the results so far, people have been just wonderful,” said Barrett Jackson CEO Craig Jackson.

Some of their biggest concerts they've ever had, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, have had maybe 8,000 or 10,000 people per night over three nights. Maybe 30,000 people tops.

This event is expected to have about 75,000 people over three days, the biggest event that they have ever had.

Tickets are sold out online, but visitors can try to go to the casino after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and take a chance.

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