Ford to Create Ultimate Event at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 7, 2016 – Ford Motor Company will create the ultimate automotive enthusiast and consumer experience at the 45th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 23-31, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ford will feature high-octane attractions for automotive enthusiasts of all ages, including its latest Ford Performance lineup, hot laps in the all-new Shelby® GT350 and ride-and-drives in some of the company’s latest vehicles.
“Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of the greatest collector car auctions in the world and we’re thrilled to return as official sponsor,” said Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager. “This year marks a significant milestone for Barrett-Jackson as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Scottsdale auction. Due to the significance and excitement of this year’s show, we felt this would be the perfect event to showcase our latest performance and consumer vehicles.”
Star attractions include the highly anticipated Ford GT supercar, Focus RS and all-new Shelby GT350 – all part of a special display where the public can get an up-close look at these performance-packed cars. Fans seeking a more exhilarating experience will have the opportunity to take hot laps in the new Shelby GT350 around a closed course with a professional driver from Ford Performance Racing School.
“Over the years, we’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Ford and have experienced some historic moments like the million-dollar auction of the 2015 Shelby GT350,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re pleased Ford will be joining us as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of our Scottsdale auction and look forward to a fantastic Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Week.”
In addition to the latest Ford Performance models, Ford will have its full 2016 vehicle lineup on display at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, including the new Explorer and F-150, as well as all-new Lincoln sedans and SUVs. Auction-goers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their favorite Ford Motor Company models for on-site ride-and-drives.
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