Barrett-Jackson Raises $605,000 for Charity with Help From Aaron Shelby, Greg Olsen
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 30, 2016 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, helped raise $605,000 for charities that support U.S. veterans and their families, youth programs and medical research during its Northeast Auction, June 23-25, 2016, at Mohegan Sun. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $90 million for charity.
“We love being a part of the kind of change that is both real and lasting for deserving people across the country,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We consigned six vehicles that raised $605,000 with 100 percent of the sale of those vehicles benefiting charity. It was especially satisfying to have these cars cross the block in front of a sold out arena of fans who shared our enthusiasm for great cars and helping those in need.”
Aaron Shelby, grandson of the late Carroll Shelby and longtime fan and supporter of Barrett-Jackson, drove the 2016 Shelby GT-H Mustang concept/prototype (Lot #3003) onto the block. The 50th Anniversary Edition vehicle raised $150,000 with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
“My grandfather consigned numerous vehicles at Barrett-Jackson to support a cause he dearly loved – supporting deserving youth in need of a heart transplant,” said Aaron Shelby, co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “I’m grateful to be able to carry on that relationship with Barrett-Jackson through the sale of the 2016 Shelby GT-H concept/prototype vehicle.”
All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen joined the Barrett-Jackson team on the block on Thursday to help sell his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Convertible (Lot #3000). One hundred percent of the $100,000 hammer price benefited Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefiting The HEARTest Yard. On Saturday, country music artist Zac Brown and his wife Shelly auctioned a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom SUV (Lot #3005) for $120,000 with 100 percent of hammer price benefiting Camp Southern Ground in Georgia.
Other vehicles that crossed the block to support specific charities included:
- 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom Motorcycle (Lot #3001) will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.- $40,000
- 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot #3002) benefited Wounded Warriors Family Support – $80,000
- 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup (Lot #3004) benefited The Hometown Foundation- $115,000
“The generosity of the collector car community is incomparable,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s one of our greatest privileges to work with sponsors, celebrities and individual consignors who know about the needs of others and come to us in an effort to provide meaningful help.”
For full results of the event, follow the link to Barrett-Jackson.com.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’sGreatest 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.