SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 16, 2018 – The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is poised for a historic “Super Saturday” this weekend as some of the most high-profile vehicles are scheduled to cross the auction block. Viewers at home can catch all of the heart-pounding action beginning at 1:00 p.m. MST on Velocity, and then during a special, unprecedented six-hour simulcast on Discovery Channel and Velocity from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. MST.
“We are off to a spectacular start this week at our 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction with a record opening weekend and, with more than 1,700 cars on the docket, we are building up all week to a ‘Super Saturday’ that is going to absolutely rock the house,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “For the first time ever, Discovery Channel will broadcast live on Wednesday in prime time, and Saturday’s simulcast will bring a historic day to viewers at home on Discovery Channel and Velocity.”
Among the highlight vehicles included in Saturday’s simulcast are four high-profile charity vehicles.
- 4:30 p.m. MST – First production 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition (Lot #3007) to benefit the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative
- 5:30 p.m. MST – Carolyn and Craig Jackson’s personal 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition (Lot #3008), part of Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong “Driven Hearts” charity initiative to benefit the American Heart Association
- 6:30 p.m. MST – First production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #3009) to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
- 8:30 p.m. MST – 2017 Ford GT (Lot #3010), the first current model GT for charity at public auction to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE Program
“We have a spectacular docket this week, and our charity cars are just a small sample of the incredible cars that will cross the block on Saturday,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are excited to sell the newly unveiled 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt (Lot #3006) for charity on Friday, which will lead us into one of our best ‘Super Saturdays’ ever on the auction block.”
Also on the docket for Saturday is a 1951 Talbot Lago T-26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe (Lot #1381), 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa (Lot #1378) and 21 vehicles from the Steve Todhunter Collection that include some of the most sought-after supercars in the world today.
The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online, along with the full television schedule on Discovery Communications networks around the world. Visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder or register onsite at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Tickets are available at the gate and ticket information is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information from the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.
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 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.