LAS VEGAS – October 10, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is continuing its support of local and national charities during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Organizations supporting United States veterans and active-duty military, youth programs and medical research will be among those who will benefit from the generosity of Barrett-Jackson bidders and donors.
“We’ve helped raise over $90 million to date for deserving charities, and I look forward to continuing that commitment to the cause at our upcoming Las Vegas auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s always amazing to see our hobby and the Barrett-Jackson family come together to support these organizations and create a lasting impact in people’s lives.”
The first-production 2017 Shelby GTE (Lot #3003), CSM 17GTE0002 will cross the auction block on Saturday, October 15, to support Grant A Gift Autism Foundation. Unique to this specific vehicle and not offered on other production cars is a custom charcoal carbon-fiber stripe packaged and powder-coated Kenne Bell Supercharger in Platinum White Metallic to match the car.
Benefiting Camp Southern Ground is a one-of-a-kind 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Commando (Lot #3004) that was meticulously detailed and designed by Grammy Award-winning artist Zac Brown. Extremely apparent in this vehicle is Brown’s passion to bring innovative, high-quality and American-made products for the rugged and refined man. Some of the bespoke highlights include Mississippi Hornback alligator skin on the seats, center console and door panels, as well as the Brazilian bovine hair-on-hide floor mats and sun visor liners.
“During every auction we get the opportunity to support many deserving organizations through the sale of these charity vehicles,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “That excitement and that emotion in the arena is something we all look forward to. We’re honored to play a role in supporting these organizations and the many people that benefit from their selfless perseverance.”
Two vehicles will cross the Las Vegas auction block to support United States veterans and active-duty military. The first, selling on Friday, October 14, is a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette CRC Conversion (Lot #3001). This hand-built vehicle from a highly modified 2004 chassis by CRCoachworks was donated to the Carrington Charitable Foundation by its second owner to raise money for support of catastrophically wounded veterans.
The second vehicle to support America’s troops is selling on Saturday, #001 of the 150 limited-edition Indian Chief motorcycles built to celebrate Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary (Lot #3002). The partnership brought together two of America’s most iconic brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and American craftsmanship dating back more than a century. The sale of this motorcycle will benefit Operation Ride Home, which assists active-duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families. Admiral French, CEO of Armed Services YMCA, will be on hand for the auction and will be available for media.
As part of the Tammy Allen Collection selling in Las Vegas will be Lot #388, a 1967 Chevrolet Nova Custom Hardtop, which 100% of this vehicle’s hammer price will go to support Building Sanctuary | Rebuilding Lives, the campaign for Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital that provides mental health services to individuals in Western Colorado. Mind Springs Health rebuilds lives and inspires hope by providing exceptional mental health and addiction recovery care, strengthening the health and vitality of our communities. Mind Springs Health treated 23,000 people across 23,000 square miles of Western Colorado this past year.
For more information on becoming a bidder for Barrett-Jackson’s 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, follow the link to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid. Absentee bidding options powered by Proxibid are also available.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners, Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2016, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com,or call 480-421-6694.
Rodney Scearce, Barrett-Jackson Senior Media Relations Supervisor
480-306-8253 | RScearce@Barrett-Jackson.com
Aaron Cook, TimePiece PR & Marketing on behalf of Barrett-Jackson
214-520-3430 | ACook@TPRM.com