UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 4, 2019 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction a 2018 custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting NS2 Serves during the 4th Annual Northeast Auction, June 26-29, 2019, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Designed by Tommy Pike Customs in partnership with ARIES and Pennzoil, this custom Jeep will cross the block Saturday, June 29. NS2 Serves provides training and employment for veterans in high-tech careers.
“It’s impossible to repay our nation’s veterans for their bravery and service to our country,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Their commitment to our nation is truly inspiring, and we’re honored to provide a platform to help these brave men and women through the sale of this custom 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The NS2 Serves program helps our veterans develop important skills and training they need to be competitive in today’s workforce. We’re looking forward to our bidders opening their hearts to support this great effort.”
Renowned South Carolina-based Tommy Pike Customs brought a talented team of experts together to build the 2018 Custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20 Full Synthetic Oil and ProCharger Supercharger system. Other performance modifications include a 4-inch lift with remote reservoir shocks, Wilwood brakes, MagnaFlow exhaust system, FUEL 17×9-inch Off-Road Zephyr Wheels and General Tire Grabber X3 tires.
Custom interior and exterior features include a full military-themed vinyl wrap with graphics, a custom-designed leather interior, ActionTrac Running Boards, TrailChaser bumpers with turn-signal housing, heavy-duty spare tire carrier, fender flares and liners, Style Guard XD, WARN VR10 winch and CURT Manufacturing rear-mount trailer hitch. This special Jeep has only 120 actual miles and has been on tour across the country to create awareness and raise funds for NS2 Serves.
“What an incredible opportunity to bid on this custom Jeep Rubicon,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only will the winning bidder be a part of helping our nation’s bravest heroes develop important skills for a high-tech career, but will also take home a beautiful custom Jeep. Our veterans deserve the very best we can give, and this is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for their devoted service to preserving our freedoms.”
The NS2 Serves course is open to post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists (including disabled veterans), service members with orders to leave active duty and Gold Star spouses who meet eligibility requirements. The full-time course provides training in world-class software solutions that support U.S. national security needs and commercial enterprises. Participants receive certifications that are valuable in careers worldwide. As of November 2018, NS2 Serves is proud to have trained over 237 veterans from the program.
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 and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 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 Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.