15 January 2010

Showstopping 95,000 pound mausoleum displayed at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Auto Show

While it is considered by many to be the "world's greatest collector car auction," the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show is a lifestyle experience which drew people that relish the finer things in life.  Amidst the antique automobiles and fancy sports cars at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show in January, one exhibit left a lasting impression - a massive 11-foot, 95,000 pound one-of-a-kind custom granite mausoleum from Cold Spring Granite.   

Barret Jackson 2A 90-ton crane was needed to assemble the 95,000 pound mausoleum at the Barrett Jackson Auto Show

The awesome display drew crowds admiring the fine craftsmanship and commenting on the distinctive display as well as understanding the use of granite beyond their countertops.

"It made sense that if people can afford to pay $300,000 for a car, they may be in the market for a beautiful custom-built mausoleum where they can secure their family's heritage, " said Mac Cariveau, executive vice president of Cold Spring Granite's memorial division.  "We heard comments like, 'Can I put a BBQ in there?' or 'Can I make room for a sauna?' While joking, it got people thinking about their family's legacy.

Barret Jackson 3Royal Sable and Mesabi Black granite were paired together to create the French Rococo style mausoleum

Barret Jackson 1

 The Barrett Jackson Auto Show took place on January 18-23 at the Westworld of Scottsdale.  For more information on the show, visit the official Barrett Jackson website.