SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 17, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction one of the most highly anticipated Corvettes during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. The first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Lot #3009) will cross the world-famous auction block on Saturday, January 29 to benefit Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit celebrating 20 years of building strong, stable, and secure military families.
“We have a longstanding tradition of selling VIN 001 and first-production vehicles at our auctions to benefit many charities doing exceptional work in our communities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Over our 50-year history, we’ve helped raise more than $135 million to date and these highly collectible vehicles like this Z06 in Scottsdale have played a large role in this. We’re honored to once again set the stage for another monumental moment in automotive history with 100-percent of the hammer price of this first retail production Z06 going to Operation Homefront.”
The first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 puts the world on notice with its striking appearance, sound and tactile feel. The new American supercar is set apart by its beating heart – the all-new 5.5-liter LT6, the highest-horsepower, naturally aspirated V8 to hit the market in any production car, ever. An all-new flat-plane crankshaft design entices drivers to push the tachometer to 8,600 rpm, creating 670hp. With 12 available exterior colors, seven interior colors and seven available wheel packages, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is the most bespoke Corvette yet.
Operation Homefront, the beneficiary of this 2023 Corvette Z06, is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so that they may thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Through critical financial assistance, housing and family support programs, Operation Homefront helps military families overcome the short-term bumps in the roads so that they do not become long-term chronic problems.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the proceeds of the auction of the first ever retail production mid-engine Corvette Z06 will help us help our military families overcome their financial hardships,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “All are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our friends at Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson as their unwavering commitment to our important work allows us to continue to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can have the opportunity to thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
“Giving back to those in need is at the heart of Barrett-Jackson and at the hearts of our generous bidders,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Knowing that 100-percent of the hammer price from this iconic Corvette will go to support our military and their families that have sacrificed so much for all of us, this will undoubtedly be a highlight of our 50th anniversary celebration.”
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 2023 Corvette Z06 and support Operation Homefront, 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 Operation Homefront
Celebrating 20 years of serving America’s military families, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 90 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit www.OperationHomefront.org.
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