FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Craig Jackson Welcomes Bidders, Consignors, VIPs and Celebrities at 43rd Scottsdale Auction
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Jan. 14, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, held its opening night gala on Monday night, an event that signifies the beginning of Barrett-Jackson’s auction week and kick offs the action. Barrett-Jackson’s 43rd annual Scottsdale auction – held Jan. 12-19, 2014 – will be seen on channels including FOX Broadcast, the FOX Business Network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and the National Geographic Channel. (Please see full schedule below.)
“This opening gala sets the tone for the week and last night was tremendous. This year’s auction attendees lived it up last night and now we shift to the real excitement, the cars and the auction,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our all-new facility at Westworld is the realization of a dream and a conversation that traces back twenty-five years. Barrett-Jackson looks forward to a long future in our new Scottsdale home.”
The opening night gala had several memorable moments. After a welcoming by Craig Jackson and Steve Davis, two special, charity auction items were presented. Billy Baldwin offered the ultimate 2015 Super Bowl (Phoenix, AZ) package, benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which raised $100,000 in the auction. Additional donations were made by Bret Michaels and two loyal Barrett-Jackson customers, one who donated an additional $10,000 and one who donated another $5,000, bringing the total to $125,000 for the Baldwin charity. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation benefitted from the auction of a 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza, Warren Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock Racecar, in the amount of $35,000. After that, rock legend Bret Michaels performed and opened the Westworld facility in a rocking performance, entertaining thousands in this new venue.
“We had a great family day and a great opening night gala,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “The Barrett-Jackson team has worked so hard to get us ready and now it’s show time. The cars are incredible, from those planned on Tuesday through the week into the Salon Collection, and this week promises to be one of the best auctions in our history.”
2014 BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE COVERAGE (Subject to Change):
DATE NETWORK EASTERN MOUNTAIN
Tuesday, Jan. 14 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 14 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 15 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 15 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 16 FOX Sports 2 7:00 – 9:00 PM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 16 FOX Business Network 9:00 – 11:00 PM 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday, Jan. 17 FOX Sports 1 2:00 – 9:00 PM 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday, Jan. 17 FOX Business Network 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18 FOX 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18 National Geographic Channel 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, Jan. 19 FOX Sports 2 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Sunday, Jan. 19 FOX Sports 1 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 3:00 – 5:00 PM
For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.
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.
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