SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 4, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced that a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera (Lot #3004) will cross the world-famous auction block during their 2022 Scottsdale Auction to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation and their upcoming Neuro Night fundraising event. Accompanying the mid-engine Italian sports car on Friday, January 28, will be music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels, who is partnering with Barrett-Jackson to show his appreciation and to help promote the work being done at Barrow Neurological Foundation. Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Nobel Peace Summit Award Recipient and New York Times Best-Selling Author Sharon Stone is also participating in the promotion of the charity vehicle’s sale as the Neuro Night Honoree and a member of the Board of Trustees of Barrow Neurological Foundation.
“Helping raise funds and awareness for deserving charities has been a foundation of Barrett-Jackson dating back to the first-ever event held in 1967 that benefited the local Scottsdale library and community arts center,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Additionally, Sharon and Bret are longtime members of the Barrett-Jackson family and having them both help promote the sale of this Pantera for Barrow Neurological Foundation will surely make this charity auction one to remember as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Scottsdale Auction.”
This black 1973 DeTomaso Pantera was donated by Bill Pope and Bob Lavinia, co-owners of the vehicle, who were thrilled to be able to support Barrow Neurological Foundation through this charity auction at Barrett-Jackson. It is powered by a 351 Windsor V8 engine topped with a pair of ported and polished Yates aluminum cylinder heads and produces an estimated 665 horsepower. The Italian sports car also has a 2.5-inch dropped floor pan and a pair of custom seats riding on a set of one-off custom wheels.
“Every day, the innovative clinicians and scientists at Barrow Neurological Institute challenge accepted norms and constantly strive to find cures that will save lives,” said Katie Cobb, president of Barrow Neurological Foundation. “The generosity of our donors is the fuel for this success, and the donation of this spectacular sports car is just one example of their unprecedented commitment to raising funds to advance research and care for those suffering from the most challenging and debilitating neurological diseases.”
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction of this 1973 DeTomaso Pantera will go directly to Barrow Neurological Foundation in support of their upcoming Neuro Night. The star-studded and intimate fundraising event will celebrate the opening of Barrow’s brand-new global headquarters, the Barrow Neuroplex. The Barrow Neuroplex is an innovative, state-of-the-art facility that will be home to many of the most talented and lauded neurologists and neurosurgeons in the world. All proceeds from Neuro Night support Barrow Neurological Foundation’s effort to raise awareness and funds for patient care, medical education and research offered at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Barrow Neurological Institute is an internationally recognized leader in neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience research, treating patients with a wide range of conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, neuromuscular diseases, aneurysms, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cleft and craniofacial disorders, and concussion and brain injuries.
Neuro Night Honoree Sharon Stone is a survivor of a life-threatening brain aneurysm and stroke in 2001. A member of the Board of Trustees of Barrow Neurological Foundation, Stone credits Barrow Neurological Institute president and CEO, Michael T. Lawton, MD, for saving her life.
“The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover. I’m able to be here today walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton,” said Stone, expressing her gratitude for the Barrow physician.
World-renowned music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels will be on hand on Friday, January 28 when the Pantera crosses the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction to show his support for Barrow Neurological Foundation. Like Stone, Michaels also credits Barrow with saving his life following a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage in 2010. Two years later, Michaels designed, donated and opened the Bret Michael’s Hospitality and Music Room inside the Phoenix-based hospital to be enjoyed by both patients and their loved ones.
“I’m honored to be able to partner with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis at Barrett-Jackson to be able to give back to my good friends at Barrow, the hospital that helped to save not only my life, but Sharon’s and countless others,” said Michaels. “As a Type 1 Diabetic, brain hemorrhage survivor and someone who pushes his body to the limits both on and off stage, I have spent more than my fair share of time in hospitals. I know how important our healthcare workers, excellent medical care and great hospitals are. I couldn’t be more honored to be able to help support our frontline healthcare workers, the incredible neurosurgeons, research and education teams, entire staff and the patients at Barrow through this auction as well as through my Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music room at Barrow.”
For more information on Barrow Neurological Foundation and Neuro Night, scheduled for March 4, 2022, please visit SupportBarrow.org. To purchase tickets to the event, click here, and VIP packages are available here.
Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, including the opportunity to bid on this charity vehicle, may do so here. Those interested in consigning their own collector vehicle may do so here.
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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, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming over 500,000 attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces live collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of their events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via their produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson.com. 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 www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.
About Barrow Neurological Foundation
Founded in 1961, Barrow Neurological Foundation raises funds for life-saving patient care, groundbreaking neuroscience research, world-class medical education and impactful community outreach at Barrow Neurological Institute. The Foundation’s mission is simple: to be the catalyst of our donors’ passion for transformation by providing the resources for Barrow Neurological Institute to achieve its mission of saving human lives through innovative treatment, curative research, and educating the next generation of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroscientists.
About Bret Michaels
Having had a career that has spanned over 30 years he has built his brand piece by piece and retaining ownership and control of his own personal brand has solidified Bret as a successful entrepreneur and in the words of former Viacom CEO Judy McGrath made him a ‘cultural touchdown’. Bret has produced and stared in record-breaking hit TV shows, is a Celebrity Apprentice winner and was voted NBC Apprentice fan favorite. To date Bret is the only Celebrity Apprentice winner to launch a product from the show to the public. Bret’s Blend Trop-A-Rocka Diet Snapple Tea became an instant hit with the public and has remains one of Snapple’s bestselling flavors to date. Bret’s conglomerate Michaels Entertainment Group Inc. also oversees the entrepreneur’s other business endeavors, such as his philanthropic endeavors through is Life Rocks Foundation, his Bret Michaels Suite at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya (the largest in the famous hotel chain’s properties), a partnership with Funko, a line of signature guitars, his Pets Rock Collection with partners PetSmart and his highly successful marketing campaigns with the likes of Nissan, Free Credit Score, Overstock and Hard Rock International. The global and entrepreneur is also highly recognized as a “Rockstar of Real Estate” with real estate holdings that spans multiple properties, residential & commercial developments, and homes around the globe. The highly demanded, recent “Behind the Music” episode featuring Bret is currently streaming on Paramount Plus and features tales from the street-level underdog with an UNBROKEN fighting spirit who fought his way from playing in his Pennsylvania garage to continuing to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world. Michaels has also created exclusive video-on-demand content such as “The Big Read,” “Videos, Songs & Stories” and the highly purchased download “Classic Acoustic Songs & Stories” that all provide a deeper intimate look and listen given directly by Michaels. To learn more and follow Bret’s daily journey visit BretMichaels.com.