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Barrett-Jackson will usher in a new year of high-octane auction action during

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 novembre 2018

Its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, featuring some of the world’s most coveted collector vehicles and authentic automobilia collectibles, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As in decades past, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will be the epicenter of Collector Car Auction Week and entertain thousands of automotive enthusiasts with interactive exhibits, entertainment and activities.
“Our Scottsdale Auction has become a tradition unlike any other in the collector car industry,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Every year we are honored to host enthusiasts from around the world, who come to experience the magic that comes from bidding on the collector car of their dreams. While the auction is the heartbeat of our Scottsdale event, in addition to the thousands of enviable collector cars ‒ like the exclusive Lexus LFA or rare automobilia pieces ‒ we’ve built the ultimate automotive lifestyle event with fun activities, exhibits and dining the whole family will enjoy.”
Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 Scottsdale Auction will be home to some of the most coveted collector cars on the market, including a ʼ12 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (preview). The ultimate in exclusivity, this supercar is one of only 50 built globally that is equipped with the Nürburgring package. Other supercars taking center stage in Scottsdale will include an ʼ01 Ferrari 550 Barchetta (preview). One of 448 produced to commemorate Pininfarina’s 70th anniversary, it is finished in Grigio Alloy and has only 28,000 actual miles.Domestic supercars, like an ʼ06 Ford GT Heritage Edition (preview), will also be among the most anticipated vehicles of the auction. Built to honor the 40th anniversary of the GT40’s 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, this GT is one of 343 produced with the Limited Edition Heritage Livery. “As we look at 2018 in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that we’ve enjoyed an incredible year,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve made incredible memories, supported wonderful charitable organizations ‒ including our own Driven Hearts campaign benefiting the American Heart Association ‒ and set numerous auction records. We’re looking forward to our Scottsdale Auction being an extension of this incredible momentum.” Rare and authentic domestic vehicles will also be a big mix of the Scottsdale Auction docket. Among the most anticipated is the very first Ford Pilot Plant/Pre-production 1965 Mustang hardtop (preview) to receive a VIN. Credited with igniting the pony car revolution, this Mustang is a genuine piece of automotive Americana.
Chevrolet will also be well-represented by some star cars on the docket, including a ’54 Corvette Custom Convertible (preview). This Ridler Great 8 award-winner known as “Transitions” was a six-year build by Larry Griffey’s Hot Rods & Restorations that combines the stylish looks of the ʼ54 Motorama Prototype with modern-day technology, handling and performance. Another high-quality Chevrolet custom build is Art Morrison’s custom ’60 “3G” Corvette (preview). Designed to produce 1G on the skid-pad, 1G of acceleration and 1G of braking, this custom integrates modern luxury performance with classic styling and design.

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President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen Help Barrett-Jackson

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 gennaio 2018

George W. Bush and Chad McQueenFormer U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld. The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971. On Saturday, President Bush joined Chevrolet on the block for the sale of a 2018 Corvette Carbon Fiber 65 Edition (Lot #3007), which sold for $1.4 million to benefit The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative while film star Chad McQueen was on stage Friday as the Ford Mustang Bullitt brought $300,000 for Boys Republic.“I’m incredibly proud that we’ve reached such a historic milestone of raising almost $102 million in total charity donations at our home in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our company was founded on the principle of charitable donations by my father Russ Jackson and his partner, Tom Barrett, and I’m grateful to be able to carry on that banner in their honor. This has been an incredible 47-year journey for our company, driven by our tremendous bidders, consignors, sponsors, celebrities and the entire collector car community, whose heart is only matched by their generosity and outpouring of support. The amount of good that has come from the $102 million we’ve raised together is simply immeasurable. But we’re not going to stop here as this is simply a milestone on our journey to continue to help those who need our help the most.”For the first time in the company’s history, the Barrett-Jackson team was joined on the block by a former U.S. president. President Bush, along with television host Jay Leno, as well as Chad McQueen, son of TV actor Steve McQueen, lent their efforts to help raise awareness and donations for charity this week.Carolyn and Craig Jackson auctioned their personal Corvette with the entire sale benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA). Joined on the block by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, the sale kicked off Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong Driven Hearts initiative. The company will continue to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the AHA in a variety of ways, including the first Barrett-Jackson themed license plate program through the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT-MVD). The six-character license plates cost $25, with $17 from each plate sold benefiting the AHA. The Driven Hearts campaign also includes a partnership with Hotels for Hope, which enables fans traveling to Barrett-Jackson events to book rooms through Barrett-Jackson.com, with a portion of every actualized hotel room night booked going to the AHA. (photo: George W. Bush and Chad McQueen)

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