West Hartford, Conn. – March 2, 2017Barrett-Jackson will be the presenting sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance in June, to be held at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino from June 17th through 19th, 2017. A portion of event proceeds will support organizations benefitting veterans and children fighting cancer, as well as to promote the collector car hobby.The event is now accepting car entries, and tickets can be purchased at the Concours website,www.newenglandconcours.org.

Barrett-Jackson, established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. “It is evident from the unprecedented response to our inaugural Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in 2016 that Barrett-Jackson is a perfect fit for the region,” remarked Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. “Serving as presenting sponsor of the New England Concours d’Elegance is just one more way we can share our passion for the collector car hobby in this part of the country.”

The weekend will begin with an open event on Saturday, June 17, in the Turtle Lot at Mohegan Sun.  For just a $10.00 contribution per vehicle, the first 300 cars will be admitted to this special day featuring customs, hot rods and muscle cars and more.

The weekend continues on Sunday, June 18, with the annual New England Concours d’ Elegance.  Over 100 of the world’s finest cars will be competing on an invitation-only basis.  A couple of individual collectors will be honored for their contribution to the hobby, and the prestigious Best in Show trophy will be presented by Barrett-Jackson officials at approximately 4:30 PM.

Monday, June 19, will feature a New England road tour culminating in a private preview of some of the best collector cars Barrett-Jackson will be offering in their Northeast Auction and an opportunity to meet some Barrett-Jackson representatives.

John W. Lyons, Founder and Chairman of New England Concours d’Elegance, said, “Barrett-Jackson’s title sponsorship means so much to the show and to me personally. They’re supporting not just a charitable event for the car enthusiast community, but also championing a meaningful economic and social event for the Northeast.”

For more information regarding entering your car, purchasing tickets or being a volunteer,please visit www.newenglandconcours.org