Barrett-Jackson to Kick-Off 4th Annual Northeast Auction with Shell Family Day Featuring TechForce STEM Center
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – May 30, 2019 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will kick-off its 4th Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday, June 26, with a special Shell Family Day powered by Pennzoil featuring free admission for students in high school (with a valid school ID) and younger. Guests of this year’s Family Day will get an exclusive sneak peek of over 500 collector vehicles before they roll across the auction block, as well as access to the vast sponsor and exhibitor pavilion and the all-new TechForce STEM Center presented by Shell and powered by Pennzoil.
“Shell Family Day will set the perfect tone for our Northeast Auction,” said Craig Jackson, CEO and chairman of Barrett-Jackson. “In addition to the hundreds of collector cars and automobilia pieces on display, we’ll have many exciting activities planned for our guests. We especially want to encourage the next generation of car enthusiasts and collectors with fun, interactive learning exhibits. The TechForce STEM Center will do just that with hands-on activities designed to inspire today’s youth and give them a taste of the incredible opportunities available to them in our industry.”
The TechForce STEM Center – which will be open throughout the entire Northeast Auction, June 26-29 – is a 2,000-square-foot exhibition featuring hands-on activities that allow students to better understand automotive technology through the applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). TechForce Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of championing students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.
“Rather than show students automotive displays they can’t touch, we want them to give them a hands-on learning experience,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO of TechForce Foundation. “Our future workforce comprises tactile learners, which means they learn by doing. Our STEM Center will feature a number of stations designed to let students fidget with engines, pretend they’re changing a tire in a NASCAR pit, learn how to compare and contrast friction, resistance, weight and velocity in order to understand the laws of physics and how they relate to the automobile, and more. We are excited to give students the chance to immerse themselves in this exciting automotive world.”
Flat 12 Gallery will also be a part of the STEM Center and will showcase its SEMA Show car, a Volvo V06, which will be sold for charity at the 2020 Scottsdale Auction. Jeff Allen and Meg Bailey from the “Skidmarks Show” and “The Car Chasers” will be conducting autograph signings, V06 talks, meet-and-greets, and giveaways daily in the STEM Center. In addition, TechForce national board member Bogi Lateiner from MotorTrend’s “All Girls Garage” will be on hand to sign autographs and run some hands-on activities at the STEM Center on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29.
Other opportunities during Family Day include the heart-pounding Ford Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides, where this year a few lucky visitors will have the opportunity to ride along in an iconic Ford GT. The DIY Pavilion also returns, featuring live builds from Factory Five, hands-on demonstrations from Dannmar MaxJax, Bad Dog Tools, Cobra Torches and more.
To purchase Shell Family Day tickets, click here. To view the full Northeast Auction schedule of events, click here. For more information on becoming a bidder or to consign a vehicle for the 2019 Northeast Auction, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com. To learn more about the 2019 Northeast Auction docket Click here.
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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
About Mohegan Sun
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