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BARRETT-JACKSON ROCKED PALM BEACH WITH ITS 12TH ANNUAL AUCTION TOTALING MORE THAN $25 MILLION IN SALES

Charity Sales Reach $2.35 Million as Attendance Soared

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 509 cars sold
  • $25 million gross sales
  • An estimated 50,000 attendees
  • Seven vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities, totaling $2.35 million

PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2014)Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today the strongest sales results in the history of its auctions in Palm Beach, Fla. Two leading car manufacturers – Ford and General Motors – partnered with Barrett-Jackson to bring unique vehicles to the auction. Consignments reached a new high, the caliber of vehicles in South Florida was unprecedented and the average price per car grew significantly. In addition, the benefit to national and local charitable organizations was significant.

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“Each year, Palm Beach continues to expand its impact, bringing better cars, more fans and growth. We have enjoyed the years here and this year was a stellar showing, which continues the explosive start we had in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This week, we had great entertainment, saw some incredible cars and sold seven special vehicles with all proceeds benefitting the designated charities. We have a strong partnership with Palm Beach and the South Florida Fairgrounds and this week demonstrated that relationship.”

For charity, more than $2.35 million was raised over the three-day auction. Ford sold the 2013 Ford Mustang Fastback, which appeared in “Need for Speed” for $300,000. General Motors sold the first retail production vehicles of the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2 Door Coupe for $500,000 and the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2 Door Coupe for $1,000,000. The charities that benefit from these sales include: Rebuilding Together, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, AARP Drive to End Hunger, Henry Ford Health System, Karmanos Cancer Institute, The Cancer Research Fund at TGEN, and the Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council.

“The cars we saw in Palm Beach were unlike any previous year. These cars we are now seeing are truly unique,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “Through the years, coming to the Fairgrounds, we have seen glimpses of how Palm Beach would grow and evolve. This auction weekend was another example of this special market.”

The opening Night Gala featured Soul Survivors, with a special appearance by pop sensation, Rob Van Winkle, formerly known as “Vanilla Ice,” who rocked the night and jump-started the auction weekend for the VIPs, media, celebrities and other attendees.

Here are some of the notable bids over the three-day auction. For additional information on these and other vehicles visit the Palm Beach 2014 Car List at www.barrett-jackson.com.

  1. Lot #3004 – 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2 Door Coupe                             $1,000,000
  2. Lot #3002 – 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2 Door Coupe                               $500,000
  3. Lot #456 – 1935 Packard 1207 V12 Convertible Coupe                                 $330,000
  4. Lot #3003 – 2013 Ford Mustang Fastback from “Need For Speed”               $300,000
  5. Lot #451 – 2005 Ford GT 2 Door Coupe                                                         $242,000
  6. Lot #468 – 1946 Ford Sportsman Convertible                                                $209,000
  7. Lot #3005 – 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst Coupe                                        $200,000
  8. Lot #3001 – 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible                                               $200,000
  9. Lot #450 – 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder                                 $181,500
  10. Lot #428 – 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible                                                   $165,000

 

Palm Beach 2014 set a new standard and opens a new chapter for Barrett-Jackson, raising the bar on what Barrett-Jackson consignors can expect, which resulted in a great auction weekend for attendees, bidders and consignors.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, was founded in Scottsdale in 1971. Its internationally renowned auctions are hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno Tahoe, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada. The events feature hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable vehicles where they cross the block in front of a global audience. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, and complete event information visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.

Media Contacts:

Winn MaddreyFleishmanHillard for Barrett-Jackson704.905.2912

winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

Mary Kate LauBarrett-Jackson Public Relations Specialist623.760.7030

mlau@barrett-jackson.com

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VELOCITY AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL NAMED EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION HOMES OF BARRETT-JACKSON, THE WORLD’S GREATEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS

–Velocity and Discovery Channel to Broadcast More Than 100 Hours of Live Coverage Beginning in 2015, and Discovery International Will Bring BARRETT-JACKSON to Audiences Worldwide–

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(New York) – Velocity, Discovery Channel and The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announced today that the networks will serve as the exclusive television homes of BARRETT-JACKSON, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, beginning in January 2015. Velocity and Discovery Channel will broadcast more than 100 hours of live coverage of BARRETT-JACKSON auctions in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev. Also as part of the agreement, BARRETT-JACKSON will air globally on Discovery Networks International, which reaches more than 1.6 billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.

“BARRETT-JACKSON is the number one automotive auction brand in the world, and will be the crown jewel of our live programming lineup,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity. “The cars you’ll see during the more than 100 hours of live coverage on Velocity and Discovery are works of art. We’re excited to connect the Velocity and Barrett-Jackson brands, and to continue delivering the very best of the automotive world to our viewers.”untitled

 

 

“I am extremely excited about the synergies and endless opportunities our relationship with Velocity and Discovery Networks offers us,” says Craig Jackson, Chairman & CEO, Barrett-Jackson. “In addition to joining forces once again with Bob Scanlon, we are thrilled to broadcast on a network dedicated entirely to automotive enthusiasts, not just nationally, but to millions of international viewers through multiple viewing opportunities. I look forward to beginning this new partnership with our Scottsdale 2015 auction.”

Beginning in January 2015 with the Scottsdale, Ariz. auction, Velocity and Discovery Channel will air 100+ hours of live coverage of every BARRETT-JACKSON auction. Viewers will be brought inside BARRETT-JACKSON’s biggest auctions across the U.S. including Palm Beach, Reno and Las Vegas where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block.

About Velocity:

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men’s cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging; capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in more than 50 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.tv, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @VelocityTV.

 

About Discovery Communications:

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

 

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, was founded in Scottsdale in 1971. Its internationally renowned auctions are hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno Tahoe, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada. The events feature hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable vehicles where they cross the block in front of a global audience. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, and complete event information visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.

 

“NEED FOR SPEED” MUSTANG AND FIRST PRODUCTION 2015 CORVETTE Z06 SET TO CROSS THE BLOCK AT BARRETT-JACKSON’S 12TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH AUCTION

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PALM BEACH, FLA. (March , 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is excited to announce the return of its renowned Palm Beach auction, taking place April 11-13, 2014 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

 This year’s auction showcases an outstanding line-up of vehicles for charity, including:

  • The 2013 Ford Mustang prominently featured in the “Need For Speed” movie to benefit the Henry Ford Health System
  •  The first production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with all proceeds benefitting the Karmanos Cancer Institute
  •  Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart’s customized scooter used while he recovered from a broken leg last year, to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

 “After our unprecedented success at Scottsdale, I am proud to be returning to Florida for our 12th annual Palm Beach auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We are expecting another high-energy crowd to see a docket filled with impressive vehicles that appeal to our unique and distinct collectors and fans in Florida.”  

 The docket of vehicles up for auction feature an exceptional line-up, including a 2006 Bentley Arnage 4 Door Sedan once owned by Miami Heat Superstar Lebron James, a 1969 Dodge Charger used in the 2005 “Dukes of Hazzard” movie, a 1969 Charger used in the 2011 “Fast Five” movie driven by its stars, Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, and an absolutely pristine 2010 lime green Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder with less than 1,000 miles. 

 Adding to the excitement is a special appearance by pop sensation Rob Van Winkle, formerly known as “Vanilla Ice.” The South Florida native is a long-time Barrett-Jackson supporter and enjoyed last year’s 11th annual Palm Beach event.

 ”We are proud to bring the Barrett-Jackson experience to Palm Beach for the 12th year,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “The vehicles we have consigned to auction off here in Florida are sure to be crowd pleasers. Palm Beach is always an exciting celebration. We’re consigning some really rare, stunning cars, diverse enough for every level of enthusiast. I’m very much looking forward to seeing all of our Barrett-Jackson fans in Palm Beach.”

 The auction will begin April 11th, but the party starts Thursday, April 10th  with the Opening Night Gala featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres plus live music from Soul Survivors, returning for the 5th year. There are a limited amount of tickets to the Gala available.

 For tickets and complete event information, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. 

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. More information about Barrett-Jackson, For complete event information visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or  call (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson

 Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

 Media Contacts                                                            

 Winn Maddrey

FleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912

winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

 

Mary Kate Lau

Barrett-Jackson Public Relations Specialist

(480) 421-6694 ext. 158

mlau@barrett-jackson.com

Auction of First 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to Benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 10, 2014 

DETROIT – The first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history, will be auctioned to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Barrett-Jackson auction house will offer the supercar during its Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 12.

The auction extends General Motors’ long-standing support of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country, which last year raised $1 million by auctioning the first 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible at Barrett-Jackson.

This year, Chevrolet is donating the all-new Corvette Z06 in support of Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 32nd Annual Dinner. All proceeds from the auction will go to the renovation of the Institute’s infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.

GM President Dan Ammann and his wife, Pernilla, chief operating officer of Mother New York, will chair the Annual Dinner on Saturday, April 26, at the Fox Theatre. This is the fourth consecutive year that a member of GM senior leadership has chaired the event.

The Corvette Z06 has unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, at least 625 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic. The LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine features direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing. These technologies – combined with the fuel-efficient multi-speed transmission, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction – help make the new Z06 surprisingly fuel efficient.

“Chevrolet’s donation of the first 2015 Corvette Z06 produced is yet another way that we are showing our continued support of the Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Dan Ammann. “The funds raised from the auction will help further the exceptional patient care that Karmanos is known for in our community and across the country.”

In honor of the Annual Dinner, the General Motors Foundation recently announced a $400,000 grant to support the Institute’s cancer research. The grant brought GM and the GM Foundation’s support of the Institute to nearly $7.3 million over the last 17 years.

“When it comes to corporate citizenship and philanthropy, General Motors and its employees set the example,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Karmanos Cancer Institute. “Their generosity goes a long way toward improving the lives of cancer patients and supporting cancer research. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to GM, the GM Foundation, Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson for their ongoing commitment to help end this disease.”

Those unable to attend the Palm Beach Collector Car Auction may bid online at www.barrett-jackson.com. To register, call 480-421-6694 or email bidders@barrett-jackson.com. Since this is a charity sale, Barrett-Jackson will waive all buyer and seller fees.

The winning bidder will receive a letter of authenticity, as well as the ability to select the color of his or her 2015 Chevrolet Z06.

To reserve tickets for the 32nd Annual Dinner, please contact Lisa at 313-576-8106 or koltuncl@karmanos.org or visit Karmanos’ 2013 Annual Dinner to reserve tickets online.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.

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CONTACTS:
Patricia A. Ellis

Karmanos Cancer Institute

313-576-8629 or 313-410-3417

ellisp@karmanos.org

 

Maria Mainville

General Motors Foundation Communications

313-573-7794

maria.mainville@gm.com

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale car auction raises more than $4.4 million to benefit local and national charities

2014 Continues Barrett-Jackson’s Philanthropic Legacy, Helps Those in Need with Celebrity Support from Gene Simmons, Billy Baldwin, Rusty Wallace, Among Others

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 30, 2013) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, has always had a large charitable focus since its first auction in 1971, and this year was no different. Barrett-Jackson has worked to provide a platform for consignors and charitable causes to align and raise funds. The 2014 Scottsdale car auction sold 14 cars and experiences for charity, which raised more than $4.4 million to benefit a variety of charity and noble causes. Barrett-Jackson continued its strong philanthropic efforts, working side-by-side with auto industry and motorsports to raise money for local and national charities. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised by Barrett-Jackson go directly to the charity.

The Opening Night Gala kicked off an incredible week of charity auctions items, which included a Billy Baldwin auction of the ultimate 2015 Super Bowl package with all proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund as well as a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza, Warren Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock Racecar, that was auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. In total, the Opening Night Gala raised $160,000.

“Barrett-Jackson has a strong legacy of raising money for local and national charities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Whether it’s Lot #3001, a 2013 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe, and Lot #3005, a 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst Coupe, both to benefit the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson, or Lot #3004 a 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car benefiting the NASCAR Foundation or the Lots supporting the Armed Forces Foundation, the vehicles that crossed the block to benefit charities continue Barrett-Jackson’s long tradition of making a difference. We are proud to do what we can to help those in need.”

In addition, Barrett-Jackson’s Gene Simmons-endorsed Lot #3006 a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby truck to benefit The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan raised $450,000.

Adding to its legacy of giving back to the armed forces, Barrett-Jackson offered a unique part of military history by packaging Lot #3008 a 1959 Cessna L-19E Airplane and Lot #3008.1 a 1958 Dodge M37 Military Truck to bidders. The 1959 model L-19E Bird Dog was donated by Cessna Aircraft Company with special thanks to experts at Kansas Aircraft Corporation, responsible for sourcing the plane. Proceeds from the sale of the package benefited the Armed Forces Foundation and their ongoing efforts to assist active-duty and retired military personnel.

“Supporting the men and woman of the armed forces is something that I am very proud of,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We are honored to have this platform to celebrate these men and woman and acknowledge their sacrifices.”

Charities Supported:

  • Lot #3007 2014 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2 Door Coupe, benefiting Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans – $700,000
  • Lot #3011 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2 Door, benefiting Cornerstone Schools – $650,000
  • Lot #3006 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Shelby Truck, benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Foundation - $450,000
  • Lot #3008 1969 Cessna L-19E Airplane, benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation – $400,000
  • Lot #3008.1 1958 Dodge M37 Military Truck, benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation – $350,000
  • Lot #3010 2015 Ford Mustang GT 2 Door Fastback, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – $300,000
  • Lot #3005 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst Coupe, benefiting the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $270,000
  • Lot #3002 2012 Ford F-350 Pickup, benefiting SEMA Cares, Childhelp and Victory Junction Charities – $200,000
  • Lot #3004 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Race Car, benefiting the NASCAR Foundation – $180,000
  • Lot #3009 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2 Door Coupe, benefiting Ikan – $140,000
  • Lot #3009.1 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, benefiting Ikan – $140,000
  • Lot #3001 2013 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe, benefiting the Barrett-Jackson cancer Research Fund at TGen in memory of Russ and Brian Jackson – $110,000
  • Lot #3003 1963 Jeep Custom Mail Van, benefiting COX Charities and Phoenix Children’s Hospital – $100,000
  • Lot #3000 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2 Door Coupe, benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for neuro-oncology research – $75,000.00

For more information about the charitable items sold at Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson.

Each description contained herein is provided by the consignor for the purpose of describing the item offered for sale. The accuracy of a description is the responsibility of the consignor and Barrett-Jackson is not responsible for any errors contained in a description or for the failure of a consignor to produce any item for sale. Please conduct your own inspection before making a purchase and refer to the Barrett- Jackson website for complete terms and conditions of sale.

Media Contacts:

Winn MaddreyFleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912

winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

Stacy Pearson/Tiffany ShultzUp Agency / (602) 577-6888

stacy@up-agency.com

tiffany@up-agency.com

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BARRETT-JACKSON RECOGNIZED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

All-New Auction Site at WestWorld of Scottsdale Sets Two World Records

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions”™, announced today that Barrett-Jackson and Classic Party Rentals were recognized by Guinness World Records for two records.  Barrett-Jackson’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievements were verified on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, for “Largest Marquee” – 435,656.95 square feet – and “Largest Single-Unit Marquee” – 351,210.33 square feet. Barrett-Jackson just concluded their 43rd auction at the new auction site, which was held Jan. 12-19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson’s all-new auction facility is nearly 1 million square feet of everything automotive. The assembled temporary tents exceeded the previous records for “Largest Marquee” by approximately 247,307 square feet and “Largest Single-Unit Marquee” by 124,415 square feet. The former world record holder was a marquee covering an area of 188,350 sq. feet and was erected by the firm of Deuter from Augsburg, West Germany for the 1958 Welcome Expo in Brussels, Belgium.

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“As The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, it is fitting that we conclude our record-breaking Scottsdale auction with two Guinness World Records,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The marquee is a key aspect of our auction event at WestWorld and allows for us to stage the blue chip vehicles headed for the block. Barrett-Jackson excels at legendary auction experiences and we designed our site at the new WestWorld facility to exceed the expectations of our celebrities, top car aficionados and collectors year after year. Barrett-Jackson appreciates the partnership we have with the City of Scottsdale and WestWorld.”

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A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS representative was onsite and presented the two records to Craig Jackson and Steve Davis on the block during the Saturday, January 18th afternoon auction coverage presented on the National Geographic Channel.

“Each year people ask if we can make it bigger and better,” added Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “This year we definitely raised the bar. The facility is unbelievable and Barrett-Jackson’s new home is true to the Barrett-Jackson name. As the world’s leading collector car auction, we strive to make each event more exhilarating than the previous year, offering something new every year”.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Reno Tahoe, Nev. and Las Vegas, Nev., where hundreds of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. With an unprecedented expert staff, including Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett who have over 130 years of combined experience in the automotive field, Barrett-Jackson offers the most diverse and desirable inventory accompanied with trustworthy and transparent customer service. More information about Barrett-Jackson, including details on expanded television coverage on the FOX family of networks which includes the National Geographic channel, can be found at www.barrett-jackson.com, or by calling (480) 421-6694. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Barrett_Jackson 

Media Contacts:

Winn MaddreyFleishmanHillard / (704) 905-2912

winn.maddrey@fleishman.com

Stacy Pearson/Tiffany ShultzUp Agency / (602) 577-6888

stacy@up-agency.com

tiffany@up-agency.com

 

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